"A Yoga class at Mudita is not just a stretching and exercise class - though it certainly can be! - but a holistic practice of movement, breath, and conscious awakening that ripples out into all the ways I interact with my body, my mind, my family, my community." - Karen
Movement . Breath . Awareness
The key elements of an open class are yoga postures, mindfulness and breath-work. Equal attention is given to physical as well as mental practices. Philosophical teachings are also woven into the mix, with a different focus each month (Experiment of the Month). This combination of movement, mindfulness, breath and philosophical study gives yoga postures meaning, context and value beyond exercise, offering you an invigorating, complete, and rich mind-body experience.
Mindful . Spacious . Easeful
The essence of our Gentle class is the same as Open Yoga - combing movement, mindfulness breath and philosophical study. The pace is slower, the emphasis on the breath is stronger and there may or may not be sun salutations. This slow pace gives you the space to feel your breath and experience each posture.
Stillness. Strength . Focus
Meditation is an integral element of a yoga practice. We offer several different approaches. Each style has its own feel, but the emphasis is the same - paying attention on purpose in each moment, without imagining, analyzing or judging. Meditation is for everyone, it doesn’t require any experience, and has a long list of benefits. It is a practice of slowing down mentally and tuning into peace.
Integrate . Connect . Empower
The Pilates method has long been used for improving function, focus, and strength. It is also used as a key component in many physical therapies and rehabilitation practices. Here is your chance to learn and practice the fundamentals of Pilates and integrate them into your yoga practice and your life.
OPEN YOGA + MEDITATION
1 hour of an open class + 30 minutes of relaxation, breathwork and meditation.
Open class includes yoga postures, mindfulness practices, breath awareness and relaxation. We bring all these aspects of yoga together to promote health, focus, flexibility and calm. Our Focus of the Month (FOM) is also woven into the mix. This balanced combination gives the physical practice meaning, context and value beyond exercise, offering you an invigorating, complete, and rich mind body experience.
Meditation includes paying attention on purpose, using a focal point to work with slowing down mentally. Meditation. Everyone is invited.
Pure . Authentic . Effective
Kundalini yoga is a technology that directs energy by using mantra (sound current), breath work, kriyas (sets of postures), meditations, and gong sound healing. It alters the functioning of the brain and body into a positive, vital direction.
Foundation. Strength . Care
What is the core?
Is it the energetic middle of us? Is it our emotional center? Is it our physical foundation or base of operations? Yes!
The core of our body-mind is a link, a multitude of function, and a rich site of information. It needs conditioning and care. In this class we will work with the anatomical, energetic, and visceral core. We will condition core structures for processing information about our inner and outer environments, suppleness to allow for movement and breath, and strength to help us live our lives with vitality. Harness the power and intelligence of your core to support your yoga, mindfulness, and self care practices.