The Transitional Doula at Soul Feet Studios
My Class Schedule
Hatha Yoga - All Levels
Thursdays, 10:00 to 11:00 am
Tuesdays, Noon to 12:45 pm
Full Moon - check calendar, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
New Moon - check calenar, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Tuesdays, 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Fridays, 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Sundays (1st & 4th), 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Saturdays (1st & 4th), 10:00 to 11:00 am
Tuesdays, 4:15 to 5:45 pm
Sundays (1st & 4th), 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Yoga and Metaphysics
So why so much focus on yoga from a psychic medium and shaman? Because a yoga practice can profoundly deepen your relationship with yourself. In turn, that deepens your gifts and augments energy healing work.
By moving the body, you're taking care of it. By sitting in yogic meditation, you're taking care of your mind, calming it down where your intuition and gifts can kick in.
If you've been facing obstacles in opening up your intuition or Clairs, I encourage you to find a yoga studio near you.
About Hatha Yoga
My classes are geared towards new yogis but are suitable for all levels. Looking for something a little more in-depth or at a much slower pace? Book a private yoga lesson instead!
So just what is Hatha Yoga? One of several varieties of Yoga, Hatha is one of the most common forms of Yoga here in the United States. It is a gentle practice focusing on the body's posture while in yoga poses (asanas). While it is usually a slow-paced class, you are still getting ample time in each pose...a work-out in itself. You will be taught breath work (pranayama), hand positions (mudras), and meditation.
What about those other yoga classes listed? While Hatha Yoga is my background, I do offer Meditation, Restorative, Vinyasa, and Yin classes. Different speeds for different yogis.
Meditation classes devote a portion of class to being still with the mind. Hatha with Meditation gives students about 15 minutes of meditation practice, while the Saturday Meditation class affords about 30 minutes of mixed meditation.
Moon Yoga is scheduled a couple of times a month around the full and new moons. A mixture of movement and meditation, these classes focus on Moon Salutations and reflection.
Restorative classes are all about using yoga props as you relax into poses. This class typically only has about 5 or 6 poses in it, giving your body plenty of time to relax into each asana.
Vinyasa is a faster paced class for yogis seeking a quicker - and often hotter - session. Poses are held for a shorter time than in Hatha, typically with a few Sun Salutations to open class.
Yin is a deliciously slow paced yoga designed to increase flexibility and afford yogis a chance to go deeper...both in the pose and into themselves. Asanas are held for several minutes. Props are used to explore the poses.
Yoga Nidra is a "yogic sleep", leaving you rested and refreshed. After a few minutes of gentle poses, you'll get comfortable in Savasana for a hour-long guided meditation.
What about all those fancy yoga terms? Fret not, you do not need to know "proper" terminology to fully enjoy a class. I interchange both the traditional names of poses with their English counterparts. No vocabulary quizzes in class. Here's a quick sample of a few phrases you may here me mention:
Asana - yoga pose. Each pose has a name in Sanskrit that translates to English. Tadasana, for example, is Mountain Pose.
Mudras - hand positions. Think of it like asanas for your hands.
Pranayama - breath work. As you get comfortable with your asanas, we'll turn your attention to how you breathe while you are doing yoga poses, especially Easy Sit (pictured to the left).
Savasana - This is the rest period at the end of every class. It is the time for you to relax and enjoy the efforts of your work in class. Truly the best part of a session!
Does religion clash with yoga? Absolutely not! The style of Hatha Yoga taught in the West focuses on the asanas...not any of the spiritual philosophies that build out a complete lifestyle. Even layering in other components - meditation, mudras, mantras - stays true to the Western Tradition. Of course, if a spiritual understanding of yoga is of interest to you, we can chat outside of class. But no religion of any kind is taught in class. Period.
What equipment do you need? Just you! The studio has mats, blocks, straps, and blankets. If you prefer to use your own mat, by all means, please bring it to class with you.
Please wear comfortable clothing - yoga pants and a tank top are perfect, but sweats and long-sleeve tops work, too. Think layers! Some students get chilled during the rest period at the end of practice, so consider bringing a light sweater (even socks!) to class with you.