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This is a gentle movement-based practice that integrates flow movements, breath work, guided meditation, strengthening and balance postures, and is sealed by longer held yin and restorative asana. This class is intended to cultivate a sense of ease and stability, while reducing stress and fatigue, improving circulation and overall mobility, and creating a sense of power by learning to link body, mind, spirit, and breath through movement.
Hatha flow focuses on the purposeful and graceful movement between postures. This style is more easeful, and is accessible to any level student. For advanced students wishing to deepen their practice, this is the class for you. For newer students, the tools you will learn in this class will accelerate your personal practice and your understanding of all that yoga has to offer.
Restorative & Yoga Nidra
A beautiful and sweet practice that is designed to help the body and mind slow down and softly move towards a space of surrender. During the long holds of restorative yoga, your muscles relax deeply because you are fully and completely supported by props. This allows your nervous system to move towards it’s most relaxed state. The last piece of the class will be dedicated to Yoga Nidra, which is a profound practice for so many reasons. The word Nidra translates to sleep and Yoga translates to unite, but Yoga also means that which blossoms awareness. Therefore, you can think about Yoga Nidra as Yogic Sleep. It is the experience of being completely aware, but also completely relaxed at the same time with the mind being in a blank, blissful state. During the practice itself, you will be guided through a meditation while you relax and lie down in a Savasana like position. You will be walked you through different parts of your body, different layers of awareness, various sensations, sounds and ideas so you can drop into the deepest state of true healing. This practice has healing effects that mimic the deepest state of sleep. When you sleep through the night, the average person only gets about 20 minutes or so total of the deepest healing brain waves. Yoga Nidra allows us to drop into this state more efficiently and effectively, and can have a profound effect on negating the effects of stress on the body and the brain.
Vinyasa means to link a breath to a movement. In this dynamic class, you will be challenged through rigorous flows, long held standing postures for strength, balancing postures to promote mindfulness, and dive deeply into stretches, all while focusing on primarily the breath. This class is designed to find a balance between strength and flexibility to allow the body to become vibrant.
Yoga Basics for Cancer Survivorship
This class is sponsored by Stanford Health Care. It is a free class (regardless of any Stanford Medical affiliation or not) for those currently undergoing treatment for cancer or those in remission, as well as any care givers. This basic yoga class will rebuild strength, stamina, and physical fitness through easy to learn yoga poses and sequences. The focus will be on recovery, decreasing stress and fatigue, finding joy in the body and movement, and exploring a community of support with others.
This is an all levels class that is designed to promote self-mastery of the body, mind and spirit. Nikki is a certified Massage Therapist that allows her to understand the body in a deeper fashion. The class will begin with a short discussion on the specific muscles and joints that will be focused in that class, followed by a long and juicy yoga tune up ball roll out. We move onto joint mobilization and fluid movements to create healthier joints and work towards a greater mind-body connection. The class ends with longer holding stretches, guided relaxation and pranayama.
This class involves long juicy holds in stretch like poses (think pigeon!) for an extended period of time, combined with breath work and meditation. This practice is intended to create synovial fluid in the joints and to allow the body to release into the stretch naturally and only when your body is ready. This healing and therapeutic class is done primarily on the floor with the support of bolsters, blocks, sandbags, inspirational themes and hands on healing. This is a practice for your joints and overall health that will allow to fully unwind and surrender.
Yogasource Los Gatos
16185 Los Gatos Blvd,
Los Gatos, CA 95032
The Yoga Studio
505 E. Campbell Ave.,
Campbell, CA 95008
Yogasource Palo Alto
158 Hamilton Ave,
Palo Alto, CA 94301