Yoga

Don’t believe everything you think.

Byron Katie

Yoga

M O V E M E N T +
S T I L L N E S S

Yoga is an ancient science of self-realization. It is a system designed to help us remember our truest nature. Over the years, this system has been adapted and modified for an easier integration into modern life, however the central aim remains the same – to inquire into who we really are.

Samarasa Center is a safe community for explorers, seekers, wanderers on this quest. We provide various modalities of yoga, knowing that different paths can lead to the same Truth when practiced in earnest and with integrity. We hope you’ll find something here that resonates with you. All are welcome. Come as you are.

Class Descriptions

Fundamentals

This class breaks down yoga postures and transitions focusing on alignment and flow. Builds strength and flexibility, includes basics of breath and meditation.

This class breaks down yoga postures and transitions focusing on alignment and flow. Builds strength and flexibility, includes basics of breath and meditation.

Moderate Yoga

Instructors will offer options throughout the class to guide students into the best experience for their body - by finding the right modifications that work for them.

Instructors will offer options throughout the class to guide students into the best experience for their body – by finding the right modifications that work for them. This class is designed for all levels. All are welcome.

Vigorous Yoga

Vigorous classes differ from vigorous flow classes in that the emphasis is on stoking the internal fire through the sustaining of asanas.

Vigorous classes differ from vigorous flow classes in that the emphasis is on stoking the internal fire through the sustaining of asanas. This class is highly beneficial for a deep purification on the physical, energetic and emotional bodies. The rhythm is slowed down for a deeper attention of what arises in the subtle body.  You will feel the slow burn. Some yoga experience recommended.

Vigorous Flow

Flow classes move at a quicker pace than our more traditional vigorous classes.

Flow classes move at a quicker pace than our more traditional vigorous classes. These classes are vinyasa inspired and students will be guided through creative sequences set to your favorite playlists. Some yoga experience recommended.

Mixed-level Yoga

This class is designed for all levels.

This class is designed for all levels. Instructors will offer options throughout the class to guide students into the best experience for their body – by finding the right modifications that work for them. All are welcome.

Yin/Yang Yoga

This practice begins with dynamic movement to build strength and heat. It transitions to passive stretches held with the assistance of props. Leave this class feeling balanced and refreshed.

Yin Yang Yoga begins with a Yang style practice: dynamic movement to create muscular strength and heat in the body. Halfway through, the class transitions to Yin style: passive stretches are held for an extended time with the assistance of props. Leave this class feeling balanced and refreshed.

Restorative

In restorative yoga, props gently support the body in sustained postures for deep relaxation and releasing of physical, energetic, emotional and mental tensions.

In restorative yoga, props gently support the body in sustained postures for deep relaxation and releasing of physical, energetic, emotional and mental tensions. This class acts as the counter pose to the action oriented, fast-paced rhythm of daily life. It revitalizes and restores our energy systems and re-connects us to the sweetness of being supported, held and taken care of.

Yoga for Veterans

This class offers mindful resilience practices to ease tension and stress for U.S. military veterans and their supporters.

This class offers mindful resilience practices to ease tension and stress for U.S. military veterans and their supporters. Each session offers breathing techniques, movements and meditations to calm the nervous system and improve our ability to rest, find ease, and connect. Guided rest for deep relaxation is introduced. Veteran-led. Free for veterans plus one, no experience necessary.

Yoga + The Work of Byron Katie

This class is a practice of embodied inquiry. We use the practice on the mat to inquire into our thoughts and beliefs – bringing awareness to the stories we tell ourselves on the mat and noticing how they often reflect the stories we tell ourselves off the mat in our daily lives.

This class is a practice of embodied inquiry. We use the practice on the mat to inquire into our thoughts and beliefs – bringing awareness to the stories we tell ourselves on the mat and noticing how they often reflect the stories we tell ourselves off the mat in our daily lives. This class provides a safe container to explore and make peace with our own mind. An aware and peaceful mind creates a peaceful reality.

Each class consists of a hatha yoga practice as well as facilitations (group and individual) of The Work.

It is suggested (but not required) that those new to The Work attend one of the bi-monthly Intro to the Work of Byron Katie workshops for a deeper understanding of this system of self-inquiry. You can also visit thework.com/en for more information.