Although I have a diverse background and can teach a range of different styles of yoga, as well as the philosophy and ethics of yoga, my teaching is most strongly 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. 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 animal rights, veganism, 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.
New “Locals Only” weekly classes in Town Park!Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am and every other Sunday.Starting this Sunday, June 28.Pre-registration is required so text (919.357.8942), Insta-message (@holliesuemann), or email (email@example.com) me to reserve your spot.Classes are capped for everyone’s safety.Social distancing, your chill and respect are required.Donation based.