This is a free gathering on Instagram Live. We chant the Ganapati Atharvashirsha Upanishad followed by 108 repetitions of “Om Gam Ganapataye Namah.” Word and translations can be found on our downloads page.
Pranayama is the yogic science of elongating and steadying the breath, which helps to balance the branches of the nervous system and create a quiet mind conducive to meditation. This is an all levels practice with no breath holds, suitable for beginners, but the simplicity of the practice may not be interesting for those experienced in pranayama. However, all are welcome.
Yoga for the Nervous System
The class includes about 45 minutes of yoga postures, ten minutes of breathing practices, and a five minute relaxation practice. The sequences will slightly change with each class, but expect there to be some repetition of postures.
If you are not familiar with Ashtanga Yoga and are new to yoga, it is a good idea to start off with the Intro class before taking this one. Those experienced in yoga but not familiar with Ashtanga Yoga are welcome to try. Please stop when tired, and exercise caution with poses that are unfamiliar to you.
Primary and Half Intermediate
This class will go through the entirety of the primary series, and then continue on to the first half of the Intermediate series up until Kapotasana. Students who are practicing only Primary Series are welcome to attend this class, and stop at whatever point in their practices they have learned up to, or carefully try some new poses if they like.
Ability to practice the Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Sequence up to Dwi Pada Shirshasana is necessary in order to participate in this class. Because of the slightly difficult nature of this class, your video must be turned on so I can see who is attending, and if anyone needs to stop at any particular posture.
Meditation with Jocelyne
Please join Jocelyne for a 30 minute guided meditation, short talk and Q&A.
Yoga Sutra Study Group
This will be an ongoing Yoga Sutra study group. The primary text we will use is Swami Hariharananda’s Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali.
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga
In this class we will practice the two types of Sun Salutations, the six fundamental standing postures, the first five poses of the primary series, followed by the closing sequence. This is a 45 minute class, and is a great intro for people who have not practiced Ashtanga Yoga before. It can serve as a daily practice for those who are looking for a short, daily routine that they can also practice on their own.