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

Slow Burn Yoga

This is a practice in slowing down and challenging the body, in order to quiet the mind.

This is a practice in slowing down and challenging the body to quiet the mind. This slow-flowing, heat-building class requires a different kind of intensity than a faster paced vinyasa-style class. Postures can be sustained for longer periods, stoking the internal fire, strengthening the body, and facilitating states of introspection.
Some yoga experience recommended.

Flow

A fun and challenging vinyasa class that emphasizes the connection between conscious breath and fluid movement.

This fun and challenging vinyasa class emphasizes the connection between conscious breath and fluid movement. By integrating dynamic flows, twists, inversions, and balancing postures, this energizing practice ignites internal heat, strengthens the body and focuses the mind.
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 class 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.

Meditation

A mind at rest means a peaceful life. Mindfulness is the process of bringing one's attention into the present moment.

A mind at rest means a peaceful life. Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment. A regular practice of mindfulness meditation has been proven to greatly reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety. Through meditation we learn to stay present with every experience as it arises whether pleasant or uncomfortable- savoring the joy of effortless being.
This class may include a combination of seated and walking meditation. All levels of experience are welcome.