"Yoga on the mat is a sacred laboratory where we can shed our protective exterior and be with ourselves in a deep and healing way."\n\nJo offers over 15 years of experience in leading Vinyasa Flow classes that are devoted to creating a sacred space in which you can channel energy towards transformative and life affirming means. This is done through intention, dedication, prayer, conscious breath, sound and movements that reflect radical self care in the truth of the moment. Vinyasa is an unhurried exploratory and creative flow that is steeped in the traditions of yoga master Krishnamacharya and the yoga traditions of Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga. With over 20 years of practice and devotion to the healing arts including; meditation, Shiatsu & 5 Element Theory, Energetic Bodywork, Prenatal/Post Natal yoga, Nutrition, Anatomy/Physiology and Core Shamanism; Jo brings into the practice a reverence for the mystery of life and encourages all students to practice with spontaneity by stepping into the unknown.
Satisfy your needs for both movement and rest with this well-balanced class. You'll flow through an hour of feel-good poses, including sun salutations, standing balances, malasana, and flying pigeon prep. Then come down to your mat for some final stretches before sinking deeply into a blissful fifteen-minute yoga nidra. Props Suggested: A blanket, a bolster, and an eye pillow.
Carrying and caring for your baby is a physically demanding task. This postnatal sequence is designed to target the neck and shoulder tension common in new mothers. Melt away tightness in lunges with cactus arms, side stretches, and twists, along with gomukhasana and cobra work to open up your chest, shoulders, and back. Wind things down with a simple mantra in savasana, then return to seated for a brief contemplation of your own healing touch. Props Suggested: A strap and a blanket.