Schedule Changes, Stellar New Series, And Upcoming Master Classes
“Breath is a connecting force. It creates a bodily equilibrium and balance and helps us to make inner and outer impressions interchangeable. It connects the human being with the outside world and the outside world with his inner world.”
I wanted to announce a few shifts we’ve made to the public classes that will hopefully be more convenient to your busy schedule and allow you more opportunities to come in here and breathe. First, Prenatal Yoga with Katherine has switched to Tuesdays at 7pm. Second, Yamuna Body Rolling with Emilia has moved to Wednesdays at noon. Third, we’ve added a new Level 2+ class to the schedule, which will be with Shelley on Sundays at 5:45pm. Lastly, we’ve opened up Thursday nights as a time slot for special series rather than ongoing classes. The inaugural will be a Six-Week Intro to SATYA series with Valerie, and it will take place 7:00-8:15pm beginning this Thursday, March 8. Wondering what in the heck SATYA is? Does it sound too similar to “saute,” making you think of a French cooking class and seeming entirely unrelated to yoga? On the contrary! SATYA stands for Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement and its chief aim is to help students gain greater awareness, sensitivity, and freedom in the body as a whole and in particular places where the body is stuck. SATYA is a wonderful complement to conventional yoga classes because it invites you to slow down and feel rather than forcing yourself into bizarre shapes. The exercises involve gentle movements done on the floor and they are highly effective at mobilizing joints, balancing asymmetries between right and left sides, and removing fatigue from the body. You can read more about SATYA and review all of our class changes on the other pages of our website.
Finally, I am thrilled to proclaim a series of master classes that will be taking place at our humble little studio this spring. On Sunday, March 18 from 10am-1pm my teacher and mentor, Richard Rosen, will be leading a comprehensive yoga workshop called Alignment, Breath, and Consciousness. This will most likely be Richard’s last visit to New Orleans because he has been living with Parkinson’s disease for 15 years and travel for him is quite difficult. So if you want the opportunity to study with a man who is a walking encyclopedia of all things yoga, then be sure to reserve your spot now. And while you’re there, check out more master class offerings by the inimitable Leslie Howard from Oakland, CA who will be coming in May.
Hope to see you in class soon!