Yoga Classes in Santa Fe

I am currently teaching the following yoga classes in

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Dive Deep: The Yamas
A 5-week yoga class series with Jacci

The Yamas are a set of concepts or guidelines for being a yoga practitioner – really, for Be-ing Human. The Yamas are guidelines that support us in our relationships with others and the world around us. The Yamas are also the first limb of Patanjali’s 8-Limb path. In classical yoga the path is linear. In the Tantric tradition, the path is more flexible and one that we weave in and out of as we travel the path. Whichever path you follow and no matter where you are on the path, the Yamas can be helpful.

 

Thursdays
April 11, 25
May 9, 16, 23
6-7:30pm
Upstart Crows Studio, Eldorado
Exhange: By DONATION
ALL LEVELS WELCOME

 

Movement, Breath and Stillness

This is a donation based yoga class open to all levels to support the Eldorado Community in which I am a member. This class is about saying YES to everything in our life and showing up to this task of BE-ing Human and thriving everyday. We’ll explore movement (yoga), breathing and various meditation techniques.

Each class will be unique. Sometimes we’ll play with slow vinyasa, holding or learning new postures. Other times we’ll rest in gentle or restorative yoga. We’ll work with the idea of SPANDA in each class- the pulse of energy that is in everything we do.

If you are looking for a place to land, to begin or continue your yoga journey, or a community of like-minded individuals, consider joining me on Thursday nights.

No one will be turned away, pay what you can each week. The journey of yoga is about practice, start yours here.

There will be NO class on July 4.

Starts June 20th

Thursdays, 6-7:15pm
Upstart Crows Studio, Eldorado
Exhange: By DONATION
ALL LEVELS WELCOME

Yoga Etiquette

To get the most from your yoga class, especially if it is your first time attending, follow these simple tips.

Remove your shoes

Yoga is traditionally practiced in bare feet. Place your shoes in the studio where indicated. Refrain from stepping on your mat with shoes.  You may want to leave socks on in the beginning for comfort and warmth and then remove them when you start to practice.  Also, try not to step on anyone else’s mat while moving about the room.

Turn off your cell phone or anything that buzzes, beeps or makes noise (including watches)

If possible, leave your cellphone in your car. If you can’t do that, be sure to turn it off, not on vibrate or buzz which does create sound. This is a great time to be tech free.

Listen to your body

Be respectful and follow the teachers sequence but also listen to your body and modify as you need too. This might be mean not doing a posture or a pranayama if it doesn’t work for you.  

Leave your ego at the door

Yoga is not a competition. There aren’t any prizes for the best pose or longest held pranayama. Your practice will be different every single day. Be present to your body and emotions during practice.

Respect yourself, your peers and the space

Practicing yoga in a group setting requires a commitment to presence and honoring one another. Observe silence before, during and after class although sighing and other soft sounds often happen in practice. Make space for others in the room.

Don’t skip Savasana or relaxation

The last posture of class is usually savasana or corpse pose. During this time the body, mind and spirit integrates the work done during class. Give yourself this gift of stillness and quiet.

Check in with your teacher

Let your teacher know of any injuries or conditions that might affect your practice. This will allow your teacher to support your practice with modifications.

Breathe

It’s easy to forget to breathe in yoga when you aren’t familiar with the yoga poses. Be sure not to hold your breath during class.

Put your props away after class

The very last part of a yoga class is putting props away. Fold blankets and put other props away nicely. If you borrowed a studio mat wipe it down. Consider bringing your own mat to class.

Don’t eat at least 1 hour before practice

A full belly often makes for an uncomfortable yoga practice. It inhibits your ability to breathe fully and move your body. Don’t chew gum during class – it is distracting to others and potentially harmful.

Practice cleanliness

Personal hygiene is an important part of yoga. Ensure that you and your mat are clean before practice. Avoid wearing perfumes or deodorant that could be offensive to others.