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

Moderate yoga is a flow-style yoga practice with movement from pose to pose linking breath, body + mind.

A flow-style yoga practice with movement from pose to pose linking breath, body and mind to explore the multi-dimensional self – the interconnection between the physical, energetic, emotional and mental bodies. This practice teaches how to use breath to move energy and to stabilize the body from the inside out. All levels are welcome to attend this moderate class. Modifications will be given.

Vigorous Yoga

Vigorous yoga is a heat building practice with emphasis on stoking the internal fire and increasing your energy levels.

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.

Vigorous Flow

This energizing practice integrates dynamic flows built to ignite internal heat. Be prepared to move and sweat to your favorite upbeat tunes. Some yoga experience recommended.

Vigorous Flow is a fun and challenging vinyasa class that emphasizes the connection between conscious breath and fluid movement to strengthen the body and calm the mind. This energizing practice integrates dynamic flows and challenging postures built to ignite internal heat. Be prepared to sweat it out to your favorite upbeat tunes. Some yoga experience recommended.

Mixed-level Yoga

Mixed-level yoga incorporates flow-style practices linking breath, body + mind as well as heat building practices to stoke the internal fire. All levels welcome.

Mixed-level yoga incorporates flow-style practices linking breath, body and mind to explore the multi-dimensional self – the interconnection between the physical, energetic, emotional and mental bodies – as well as heat building practices to stoke the internal fire. All levels are welcome to attend. Modifications will be given.

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.