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.

Moderate + Meditation

In this class, we use the physical body to consciously access the subtle body and explore the interconnectedness of all of the aspects of the being – physical, energetic, emotional, mental, spiritual.

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. Modifications will be given. The last fifteen minutes of this class will be dedicated to meditation.

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 + 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.

Rocket Yoga

Rocket Yoga gets you there faster! Rocket Yoga is a derivative of Ashtanga Yoga and focuses on building physical strength and breath consciousness in a semi-set sequence. Opportunities abound to invert and arm balance. 

Rocket Yoga gets you there faster! Rocket Yoga is a derivative of Ashtanga Yoga, using many familiar poses in new ways. Rocket Yoga focuses on building physical strength and breath consciousness. Opportunities abound to invert and arm balance in this semi-set sequence.

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 veterans and their supporters.

This class offers mindful resilience practices to ease tension and stress for 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.

Bhakti Yin with Live Chanting

Slow, deep yin practice accompanied by live mantras to restore, rejuvenate and tap into the subtle bodies in a different way.

The perfect way to end your week. Amanda will guide you through a slow and deep yin practice as Puja serenades you with powerful mantras. A lovely contrast from daily tasks and vigorous practices, giving you a chance to restore, rejuvenate and tap into the subtle bodies in a different way. Let the mind rest while you float into vibrations and devotion.

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.