I have a diverse background and my teaching integrates a few key methods of yoga, my teaching is most influenced by the Jivamukti method and has a strong bhakti (devotional) element. We usually start with chanting and a juicy warm-up, followed by a teaching, often from one of the central yogic texts. My classes appeal to anyone interested in going beyond the mere poses of yoga, to its subter, richer aspects. We then move into a fast-paced and upbeat asana practice set to a playlist thoughtfully curated for that particular class. There is almost always quiet, meditative time, either at the beginning or the end of each practice. My classes encourage a physical, ethical, and spiritual experience of yoga, combining a vigorous asana practice with adherence to five central elements of yoga: shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsā (nonviolence, non-harming), nāda (music), and dhyana (meditation). My teaching emphasizes compassionate political engagement with the world–specifically human and animal rights, environmentalism, and social activism–and the art of sitting joyfully and steadily in a world that is changing fast and never fully in our control. All are welcome in my classes.
My regular weekly schedule is as follows:
Monday 10am (Vinyasa, all levels), Friday 10am (Vinayasa, all levels) & Sunday 9:30 Kirtan, 10am Bhakti Flow