My classes are designed on the Ashtanga, (The eight limbed structure), centering the mind with the techniques of Pranayama, (breath exercises) followed by a series of dynamic postures, this Hatha flow class focuses in building heat in the body, sustaining the heat and directing the breath to open muscles achieving flexibility and strength.
The call is appropriate for all levels of experience and will provide modifications for the various levels within the class.
Eight Steps to Peace
Ashtanga Yoga is a system composed of eight parts of limbs
Yoga: The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root “yuj”, which means to join or yoke. This joining or union refers to the individualconsciousness with the universal Divine Consciousness or Pure Conscious Principle.
Sage Patanjali: Compiler of the teachings of Yoga into the system of Sutras (thread; refers to a brief statement or aphorism) approximately three centuries before Christ.
Yoga Sutras, Book 1, Sutra 2:
Yogash-chitta-vritti-nirodahah; Yoga is the control of the thought waves in the mind.
This Sutra contains the essence of Yoga: cessation or stilling of the fluctuations or modifications in the mind is Yoga. It is both a description of the process, as well as the result, of Yoga Sadhana (practice).
THE EIGHT LIMBS
1) Yama: Restrains
2) Niyama: Observances
3) Asana: Seat or Posture
4) Pranayama: Breath Practice
5) Prathyahara: Internalization
6) Dharana: Concentraation
7) Dhyana: Meditation
8) Samadhi: Higher Consciousness; Transcendental or super-conscious state.
Yama and Niyama: The first two limbs are moral and ethical guidelines or disciplines, which aid in developing positive qualities and provide the foundation for a virtuous life.
There are five disciplines or precepts to each limb. They are:
· YAMA: Ahimsa (Non-harming/ non-violence),
Satya (Truthfulness), Asteya (Non-stealing),
Bramacharya (Self-control of sexual energy/ sexual continence) and
· NIYAMA: Shaucha (Cleanliness/ purity), Santosha (Contentment), Tapas(Austerity),
Svadhyaya (Self-study) and Ishvara Pranidhana Surrender to God or Divine Principle).
These practices are considered to be foundation of spiritual life. They develop awareness of our actions and thoughts and their consequences. The result of practicing Yama and Niyama is that we free ourselves from self-create pain and ignorance.
· Asana: Seat or Posture, primarily refers to a stable and comfortable meditation posture which promotes concentration of the mind. The ancient yoguis also developed a series of postures, which make the body strong, flexible and able to sit comfortably for meditation.
· Pranayama: Control and expansion of Prana (vital energy of the breath) through specific breathing practice.
· Pratyahara: Internalization or withdrawal of the mind from sense perceptions through a variety of methods; turning the mind inward in preparation for concentration.
· Dharana: Concentration (from Sanskrit root “Dha”= to hold, carry or support); holding one object of concentration in the mind as our support.
· Dhyana: Meditation; channeling of the mind or intellect to one point in a continuous flow toward the object of concentration.
· Samadhi: Transcendental state or Super-consciousness; absorption or complete identity with the object, in which a state of transcendental knowledge or higher consciousness dawns. This is accompanied by non-attachment to the unreal, defines as egocentric perceptions and desires.
The Ashtanga Yoga system is an organic whole that is linked together in its progression toward Divine consciousness. All the practices support each other and work together to calm the body and the breath, and internalize the mind; gradually these practices increase our focus and concentration so that the mind becomes pure and still. In this state, the union with our real and fundamental nature or Divine source is revealed; our authentic identity as the Higher Self or Pure Conscious Principle is experienced.
Y O G A M E N U
My classes emphasis mind-body awareness and concentrated movement to strengthen Prana (life force energy). Inversions, hip openers, and arm balances are explored during the session. The classes are appropriate for all levels of experience and will provide modifications for the various levels within the class.
TRADITIONAL YOGA: Yoga is an ancient science which helps to create health and well-being by building awareness, strength, and flexibility in both mind and body.
Begginners Hatha Yoga:
Students will get comfortable and gentle guided tour through the principles of “Pranayama” breath techniques such as “Nadi Shodhana” the alternate nostril breathing and the Yogic breath, followed the traditional Sun Salutation. We will explore therapeutic postures and forward bends with poses to align the spine and improve circulation. You will be delighted at the end with our signature guided relaxation.
Intermediate II Hatha/Vinyasa
Class begins with the practice of Pranayama breath exercises followed by a series of dynamic postures linking the asana (pose) with the breath. Class focuses on building heath in the body, sustaining body heat, and directing the breath to open muscles, achieving flexibility and strength.
Prepare to work out your mind, muscles, bones and breath! in this class we go deep into the asanas (postures) holding the poses longer to achieve flexibility, back bends, spinal twist, deep hip openers, inversion and arm balances will lead the asana session, this class is vigorous so prepare to sweet and detox! bring a personal towel.
PARTNERS YOGA: “Traditional” yoga is an individual practice. Partner Yoga class is a new joyful experience to expand our hearts and minds to include another person in the classical styles of Yoga. We withdraw within ourselves and discover that yes, happiness is within, but also around us. The more we expand ourselves to include others, the more fun and meditative the feeling is, as well as the relationship.
Partner Yoga class is the perfect time to spend quality time together embraced by the sea breeze. We support our partner to stretch, we not only enjoy a fantastic sensation, we experience our partner’s touch. As we watch listening and responding to our sensations, we learn to listen and act in response to theirs.
It sounds serious but be prepared to have fun!. A good sense of humor, the willingness to explore and relax the body is essential. At the end a 10 minute guided relaxation will delight the soul.
- June of 2009 Course for Kids and Family Yoga in San Jose del Cabo, Mex.
- March 2010 Course for the Sun Moon Partner Yoga training at Raices y Brazos, in San Jose del Cabo, México.
- October 2010 Trained for the Intensive 200 hrs. Rainbow Kids Yoga, In beautiful Tulum, Mexico, the core was based in the Yoga Kids Family, Partner, Prenatal, Postnatal and Fertility Yoga
- In December 2008 receive my certification as a Massage Practitioner, from The Mount Madonna Institute School of Professional Masage, In Watsonville, California.
For local practice in downtown while you’re visiting us in Cabo: UMA YOGA SANCTUARY
Plaza Ejidal Local 13 Planta Alta Av. Lopez Mateos esquina Morelos (Frente al Santuario de Guadalupe). Tel. (624) 355 30 70 firstname.lastname@example.org Namaste
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In all Swedish massage, the therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and performs various strokes that warm up and work the muscle tissue, releasing tension and breaking up muscle "knots" or adhered tissues, called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and creates other health benefits.
Thai massage has its roots in a spiritual tradition, and its purpose is to heal a person physically, emotionally and spiritually, it was actually developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand as a healing modality 2,500 years ago. Thai massage uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems. Thai massage is both deeply relaxing and energizing.
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber's of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Facials hydrating and nurturing $70 usd
Massage Swedish $80 usd
Massage Medium Firm $85
Thai Yoga Masage 90 min. $100 usd
Deep Tissue $90
CUPLES MASSAGE DONE SIMULTANEOUSLY $130 Usd. By the beach!
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