MEDITATE & SHINE

Good morning Friday with this Meditation Asana class combination!

Early morning is one of the greatest times of the day to meditate and practice yoga, since the mind is more quiet. We’ll start this 75 min class with 30 minutes of meditation and move to a physical practice as a moving meditation.

Meditate and Shine is for all students interested in practicing yoga and meditation as a way to connect more deeply with their the inner smile.

To prepare for the live stream online class:

Have a mat ready, if you have props use them or take a blanket to sit on.
Wear comfortable clothes.
See that the room you are in has fresh air and is clean. Put your phone on airplane mode.

15- 30 minutes before the start you received a link to join the zoom “meeting” (class) be ready at least 5 minutes before so you are all ready and logged in.
Wait for the meeting to start. The teacher will greet you and then mute all so there are no distracting sounds. It would be ideal if you could have your camera on so the teacher can see what you do. For this to work be focused, it is all about listening so you don’t need to look. Focus on yourself. We teachers will make sure to be as clear as possible.
After the class we can still chat, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

 

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PURNA BASICS

WHO IS THIS FOR?

For beginners and students in their first year of yoga.

Learn the fundamentals of a beginning yoga practice, enjoy the shapes of the yoga postures as you stretch and strengthen your body.

Become familiar with the Sun Salutations called Surya Namaskar, our Purna Yoga Hip Opening Series, the yoga wall and many other beneficial poses.

Your instructor will go over safety points for all the poses and share with you the benefits while keeping you safe and happily answer any questions you may have about your yoga practice!

 

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G’MORNING PRACTICE

The G’Morning practice will include the elements that make for a balanced practice. Usually we work on one of the routines that warms the body. The practice includes a series of standing poses to develop strength and balance. We prepare the body for inversions and use the yoga wall. We may spend some time to detoxify the body and releasing the spine with twists as well as opening the body to feel more alive and joyous with back bends! Some days we work on all, on other days we will focus on some specific asanas. Concluding with a lovely Shavasana so that your body and mind can integrate the information you have just give it, you’ll receive the maximum benefit from the class. All levels of practitioners will benefit from this class as different instructions are given to each level of experience.

 

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INTERMEDIATE PRACTICE

WHO IS THIS FOR?
Students who have practiced 1 year of Purna Yoga on a regular weekly basis or in another alignment based system for at least 2 years.

Get a better understanding of the completeness of a yoga practice.

The refinement and nuances of the yoga poses are explored deeper thereby bringing greater awareness and energetic flow into the body. Poses are held for a bit longer as our instructors guide you to feel areas in the body that are ready to be awakened and areas that are over working which can be relaxed in an effort to bring grace and balance into your practice and life.

The class adds all four petals of Purna Yoga, Heartfull™ Meditation, applied philosophy, asana and nutrition&lifestyle.

 

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PRANAYAMA

Pranayama is also called Prakashayama™ in Purna Yoga.

You may have heard of pranayama, the breathing exercises that are connected to the practice of yoga. Prana is a form of energy and translates as ”life force”.
In our yoga, Purna Yoga™, we don’t really cultivate prana, since we don’t need the force that comes with it. Prana, or chi, which is the same energy, is needed and cultivated in marshal arts, and since that is not our practice, we cultivate the subtler energy of Prakasha (Light).

In this class you will learn the basics of pranayama with the unique Purna Yoga focus on the power of prakasha (Light). Hence Prakashayama™ is to realign your breath with the giver of breath, Divine Light.
Prakashayama increases your lung capacity, oxygenates your blood, releases stress and makes your mind calmer and more focused. Most of all it is a sacred process of enlightenment.

We will start each class with some asana that prepare the body for breathing more deeply and then end the class with prakashayama.

All levels of students are welcome.

 

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YOGA WALL CLASS

The ropes work by using gravity as a natural form of resistance, causing the body to open much further than in regular yoga practice. Like the bats and sloths hanging upside down, this releases tension from the joints and deeply stretches the entire muscular-skeletal body. Rope poses are especially beneficial for spine health through use of traction to relieve pressure from compressed vertebral discs. The yoga wall ropes are also used as support in standing poses, twists, backbends and restoratives. They can be used to create deep opening in the organic body, which nourishes the organs, soothes the nerves, and quiets the mind.
A brief history of the yoga wall:
Did you know that bats and sloths are the only two mammals in the animal kingdom that don’t get arthritis? The one thing they both uniquely have in common is that they spend much of their lives hanging upside down. Because of this their joints escape the typical wear and tear that other creatures experience, and they suffer from less joint degeneration as a result. The rope wall is yoga’s answer to achieving some of the same healthful benefits. It was first developed by BKS Iyengar, who used it as a prop to support and intensify his asana practice. He called the rope work “yoga kurunta,” which means “yoga puppetry.” Purna Yoga – Purna Yoga co-founder and Yoga Master Aadil Palkhivala was one of the early adopters of The Great Yoga Wall ™. He developed and teaches the “Spinal Rejuvenation Sequence” for the Yoga Wall

 

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RESTORATIVE YIN

Restorative yoga can be an excellent way to relieve stress and restore natural body functions. Getting to know the stillness of your body and mind, in a restorative class you may hardly move at all, doing just a few postures in the course of an hour.

During the long holds your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. Props are used to support your body so you can hold poses for longer periods of time. Postures are adapted with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate unnecessary straining.

Prepare yourself for deep relaxation when you attend a restorative class. Expect to calm and sooth your nervous system.

At the end of the session, your body will feel refreshed, your mind calmed and your heart opened.

 

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GENTLE YOGA

This class is aimed for students who want to enjoy a slower practice; a great practice for seniors, if you have just started or restarted your practice after an injury or a long break, or if you just want to enjoy a gentle practice in the middle of the week.

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ALIGN AND SHINE

WHO IS THIS FOR?
All levels of practitioners will benefit from this class as different instructions are given to each level of experience.

The ALIGN AND SHINE practice will include all elements that make for a balanced practice. Usually we work on one of the routines that warms the body. The practice includes a series of standing poses to develop strength and balance. We prepare the body for inversions and use the yoga wall. We may spend some time to detoxify the body and releasing the spine with twists as well as opening the body to feel more alive and joyous with back bends!

Some days we work on all, on other days we will focus on some specific asanas. Concluding with a lovely Shavasana so that your body and mind can integrate the information you have just give it, you’ll receive the maximum benefit from the class.

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RISE AND SHINE

Rise and Shine with this 75 minute class! Welcome the new day with a vigorous, safe and effective practice that will leave you ready for your whatever your day will bring. Early morning is one of the greatest times of the day to practice yoga, since the mind is more quiet, and the body, first through gentle and then powerful movements, will make you feel truly alive! Come and join this practice together with our most dedicated students!

 

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PURNA CORE PRACTICE

Purna Core is a 75 min class combining yoga and core training. It will make you feel energised, stronger and ready for the day!

Your core supports and stabilizes your body and is one of the building blocks of good physical wellbeing. A strong core allows you to move in any direction as well as to have proper balance. Strong deep abdominal muscles help you to keep your spine upright improving your posture and helping you e.g. with back-pain. 

The class follows the 4 Pillars of Purna Yoga and in the asana practice it will offer you movements to strengthen the core muscles following the body alignment. It will start with gentle movements advancing into more powerful ones. The combination of our Purna Yoga practice with core strengthening  movements will give you the perfect balance. 

Welcome a new day with a vigorous, safe and effective practice leaving you ready for whatever your day will bring you!

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