Mandala's Class Descriptions

ALL CLASSES

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Ecstatic Dance

Freestyle and guided, authentic movement and dance, in shared space. Explore, heal and celebrate the narratives of the human experience, without words. Surrender into the landscape, voice and wisdom of your body. Focus inward on your healing experience, as you breathe, stretch, move, dance and explore space. These sessions aim to connect you with your body's innate and divine intelligence, and regenerate your capacity for self-healing. Sessions begin with guided movement and a theme. Playlists used are tribal, World beat, mantra music, trance flow, and will always include a powerful, bumping section for wild-abandon. Participants are encouraged to focus on their own inner journey, deeply honor consent, and create a shared space for deep personal practice. Leave fully present in your body, empowered in your freedom, and knowing you are your own best healer.

Ganjasana

This class is restorative in nature, and oriented towards connecting you with your center and sacredness. We will focus on self-care, and dive inside for some healing yoga. Practice asana, pranayama, meditation, embodiment, sound and mantra, nurturing self-massage, and feel good flow-and-glow sequences. Join me at 4:20 to ceremonially smoke together, or if you choose not to ingest cannabis, feel welcome to commune in a sacred way with your own plant medicine, an herbal tea, a special bouquet of flowers or herbs, or find another way to commune with the plant world. During this practice you will be gently guided into a reverent space for self-healing, encouraged to always do what you want to do, and invited into a conscious presence within yourself, and communion with a sacred force that is beyond our humanness.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha encompasses all asana and pranayama practices of ancient and modern yoga. In Hatha classes you will experience the collective consciousness of many great yoga teachers. Hatha classes tend to be alignment-based, with clear physical instruction. These classes build strength, flexibility and understanding of yoga foundations. Hatha is a great way to learn body awareness and good alignment in asana. These teachings can help prevent injury, correct structural imbalances and teach you how to individualize yoga to meet your needs.

Kundalini Meditation

This class focuses on building a meditative mind and the connection between the body and mind. Move and breathe to open up the pranic channels, as well as practice core strengthening, to support sitting in mediation. Experience Kundalini Yoga meditations to awaken wisdom within, clear the subconscious mind, support the nervous system, enhance intuition, manage stress, and connect you with your inner essence. Kundalini meditations often include pranayama, mantra, drishti, mudras and bandhas. All levels are welcome.

Kundalini Yoga

An all levels practice. We are dedicated to the modern movement of Kundalini Yoga as an ancient lineage and an evolving modern yoga practice. Kundalini Yoga is known for its potency and practical ability to support overall wellness, the health and functioning of internal systems such as immunity, nervous system strength and glandular system balance. It quickly releases stress, deepens your capacity for life, and quiets the mind. Our style includes warm-up movements, asana, kriya, meditations, pranayama, sound and mantra, and relaxation. Kundalini practices often center around exercises done in a seated position, although lying down and dynamic or standing movements are also included. In this practical practice for wellness, creativity is ignited and connection with inner strength empowered. Kundalini is great for people who live full and demanding lives, and need quick, real and lasting stress relief, spiritual connection and well-being. For many centuries Kundalini Yoga was guarded as a secret practice, only for the privileged, and was suppressed and misrepresented to steer people away from the empowerment and liberation it invokes. It is said that kundalini energy awakens our soul and liberates us from suffering and self-imposed limits, by connecting us directly to Source energy and the voice of inner wisdom and knowing. Kundalini Yoga is considered safe and appropriate for everyone, as long as you have good body awareness and feel comfortable modifying postures when needed. Kundalini Yoga releases and rewires old habit patterns, brings forth cleansing and clarity, and supports you to experience your full potential, creativity and joy.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative practice is your invitation to slow down, turn inward, and calm the mind and nervous system. A quiet, meditative class focusing on renewing and relaxing the body through present moment awareness, gentle movement, pranayama and meditation, this class provides the body with an opportunity to restore and heal. Countless studies have proven the physical and emotional benefits of restorative yoga practices, no matter what age and physical ability. Most postures will use props, allowing the body and mind to surrender fully. A perfect antidote to a hectic schedule, and a balancing compliment to your active asana practice. 

Sound Baths

Relax into a healing sound bath, centered around gong. Experience shamanic drumming, voice and mantra, singing bowls, and more. Arise from the sound bath into a guided meditation. Experience vibrational healing that resonates with your body's own capacity for self-healing. Sound medicine supports your body's internal systems, clears the subconscious mind, supports you to connect with Source, and releases and transforms old patterns. Sound healing is an ancient methodology of healing, and is effective in creating lasting change, on multiple levels. 

Yoga Terms Key

Asana - Yoga posture, pose or position
Bandha - Intentional muscle contractions to direct energy flow within the body
Drishti - Gazing at a focal point
Kriya - Yoga set done for a specific outcome or effect
Mantra - Sound vibrations that support brain function and wellness
Pranayama - Breathing exercises to harness life force energy
Savasana - Final integration and resting pose

What to Know Before a Yoga Class?

Yoga is for everyone - If you can breathe, you can do yoga. This 4 minute introductory video helps you arrive to class prepared for a positive yoga experience.

Why Kundalini Yoga?

Known as the yoga of transformation, Kundalini Yoga is designed to give you real and lasting benefits quickly, which is great in today's modern, busy world!