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.
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga
This is a free, one-hour class on Instagram Live, where we will cover the basics of Ashtanga Yoga. We will practice the Sun Salutations, standing poses, a couple of seated poses, and the finishing poses.
These are a selection of simple and calming poses that I sometimes call “yoga therapy” practices. The class includes about 45 minutes of yoga postures, ten minutes of breathing practices, and a five minute relaxation practice. The sequences will change slightly each class, but expect there to be some repetition of postures.
This is a donation-based class that is held on Zoom. 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.
Half Primary, Half Intermediate
Primary series until Navasana, Intermediate until Bharadvajasana. Ability to practice the full Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series is compulsory for this class.
Ability to practice the Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Sequence up to Dwi Pada Shirshasana is necessary in order to participate in this class.
Five Days of Loving Kindness with Jocelyne
In these five days of classes, Jocelyne will take you through the progressive steps of the Metta, or Loving Kindness, meditation practice. You do not have to do all five days if you wish to just drop-in to the classes as it suits your schedule.
The structure of the class will be a 10-15 minute introduction followed by a 30-minute guided meditation. Jocelyne will stay on Zoom for an extra fifteen minutes after the meditation is over to answer questions. We look forward to seeing you!