Organizing yourself through proper measure and technique is where the magic is found; it is how we see our bodies transform. It is through proper alignment that your body finds support to change how it functions. This class weaves theory, sacred geometry, Chinese Medicine, pranayama, and formal archetypes to create an incredibly dynamic practice inspired by Katonah Yoga®. If we open ourselves up to change, we see growth. We create an open state for energy to flow, our bodies to change, and a higher vision to be seen, ultimately cultivating more joy in life.
This is the perfect complement to any practice. We slow down the measure, the technique and we get back to the foundations of the practice and poses. This is a slower version of Alula Yoga and is great for all levels, especially those new to Alula Yoga.
This is Alula Yoga with a little more flow, a little more movement with breath, and maybe a chaturanga or two. Or at least our version of one. This class is a hybrid of our alula Yoga and Vinyasa.
Slow it down and support function. This is a practice to support the nervous system utilizing time, breath, and props. The use of heavy props and boundaries helps release the effort into a greater sense of ease so the mind and body can find a deeper state of rest. An integration of classic restorative, pranayama, and Alula Yoga.
Liver feeds heart, heart nurtures spleen, spleen mothers lungs, lungs nurture kidneys, and kidneys repeat the cycle by feeding the liver. Our favorite way to blend the classic Yin method with Alula. Passive posturing coupled with generous hold times create strength and resiliency in the tissues, and keep energy flowing without interruption. Based on principles of TCM and inspired by Katonah methodology, this class explores the boundaries of body and mind, and looks to create harmony in the systems to support overall functionality.
Alula PRANAYAMA + MEDITATION
It takes a multitude of techniques to support the body. We need the tools to calm us, to energize us, to stimulate us, to support different functions of the body. You wouldn’t sit in a house that is on fire, right? This first part of class will take you through several breath techniques to cool things off, clean things up, and organize the mind and body. You’ll clear space to finish the practice in a guided meditation. This 45 minute class is designed to expand on the pranayama and meditation techniques in our regular classes and is for everyone and anyone!