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 to help build strength, mobility, flexibility, and body awareness.

This class breaks down yoga postures and transitions to help build strength, mobility, flexibility, and body awareness. This class is suitable and beneficial for students of all levels of experience.

Vigorous Flow + Meditation

This vinyasa-inspired flow class moves at a quicker pace than our more traditional vigorous classes, and finishes with 15 minutes of guided meditation.

Vigorous flow is a strengthening and flexibility practice that moves at a quicker pace than our more traditional vigorous classes and emphasizes harmonizing breath and body to increase your life force energy. Through vinyasa flow, pranayama (breathwork), mantra and meditation you will leave feeling energized, relaxed and ready to take on your day. Some yoga experience recommended.

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.

Vigorous Flow moves at a quicker pace than our more traditional Vigorous classes. This fun and challenging vinyasa class emphasizes the connection between conscious breath and fluid movement to strengthen the body and calm the mind. This energizing practice integrates dynamic flows built to ignite internal heat. Some Yoga experience recommended.

Vigorous + Meditation

Vigorous yoga is a heat building practice with emphasis on stoking the internal fire. The last fifteen minutes will be dedicated to meditation.

Vigorous yoga is a heat building practice with emphasis on stoking the internal fire and increasing your energy levels through bandhas, twisting postures, pranayama, meditation and yogic philosophy. Some yoga experience is recommended. The last fifteen minutes will be dedicated to meditation.

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 + 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.