Yoga Classes in Santa Fe
I am currently teaching the following yoga classes in
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Movement, Breath and Stillness
This is a donation based yoga class open to all levels to support the Eldorado Community of 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.
Upstart Crows Studio, Eldorado
Exhange: By DONATION
ALL LEVELS WELCOME
- September 5, 12, 19
- October 3, 24
- November 7, 21
- December 5, 12, 19
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.
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.
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.