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|Surya Namaskar (Supatha's trademarked 1/4 series 13 posture Sun Flow Level 1-The fundamentals...
The Sanskrit word surya means sun. Namaskar is the Hindi word for Namaste, from the root nam, to bow. Namaskar
means salutation, salute, greeting or praise. The physical base of the SUPATHA sun salutation practice links together
thirteen asanas (postures) in a dynamically performed series. These asanas are ordered so that they alternately stretch
the spine backwards and forwards. When performed in the usual way, each asana is moved into with alternate inhalation
and exhalation (except for the eleventh asana where the breath is both inhaled and exhaled). A full round of Surya
namaskara is considered to be two sets of the thirteen poses with a change in the second set to moving the opposite leg
first through the series... The benefits of this series serves as a general tonic for the entire system... Warms and
limbers the body....
Sounds of nature and of humans and machines, experiencing awareness on a different level. But one of the biggest
differences is that when your body is in motion, sounds of nature and of humans and machines, experiencing awareness
on a different level. But one of the biggest differences is that when your body is in motion, it is generally easier to be
aware of it compared to when you are sitting still. Walking meditation is an excellent way of developing our ability to
take awareness into our ordinary lives. Any able-bodied person under normal circumstances does at least some walking
everyday - even if it’s just walking from the house to the car, and the car to the office. Walking meditation is an
excellent way to squeeze more meditation into the day. Once you have learned the fundamentals, each spell of walking -
however short - can be used as a meditation practice, walking - however short - can be used as a meditation practice.
|STRUCTURAL Alignment Activation Technique... (Private sessions by appointment)
A combination of Therapeutic yoga postures with assisted trigger point muscle activation techniques to align the body,
creating suppleness in the musule; producing greater Range of Motion, Flexibility, Coordination and Balance.. Helps to
relieve stress, contraction and tightness in the body.
|Feet as Foundation....Standing Postures...
Lakshmi will give you key techniques to apply the principles of alignment in Yoga Postures that will help you maintain
proper Structural Alignment by stretching and strengthening the supportive spinal muscles and connective tissue. The
abdominals, hip flexors and hamstrings are three muscle groups that attach to the pelvis and lumbar spine, strongly
influencing normal spinal postures. Often, these muscle groups are unbalanced from prolonged sitting, poor work
habits and highly repetitive tasks. This class will give you the fundamentals to break the habits of incorrect posture and
give you the tools to incorporate body awareness in everyday activity. Applying and maintaining physical alignment
gives us the information to understand our own body, showing positive results across the spectrum of health. Our
physical relationship with gravity determines whether our journey through life will be one of buoyancy and lightness or
tension and struggle. Yoga Stretching is a subtle activity to be performed daily for life
|MAYOFACIAL energy RELEASE Method... (Private sessions by appointment)
A THERAPEUTIC technique using a hands on approach with essential oils to calm the nervous system,balance and align
the chakra's and release soft tissues and muscle contraction to increase proper structural alignment. Promotes healing
of sore tight and overused muscles, ligaments and tendons, creating relaxation and increased internal energy...
|Arthritis & You... Yoga Postures to promote healthy mobility...
"Yoga & Living with Arthritis...How YOGA Asana & BREATH work can improve ROM & decrease the discomfort of
tightness in the muscles. Experience the healing benefits of safe physical movement incorporated with breath
awareness to increase energy, stamina & strength while promoting flexibility & enhancing relaxation.
|How to use PROPS...a workshop with Lakshmi...
Active use of yoga props let you reach poses and stretch muscles you may not otherwise be able to -- enhancing your
yoga practice no matter what your level of fitness or flexibility. This workshop will focus solely on the use of blocks,
mats and straps. Lakshmi will instruct you on using a yoga mat on any surface, how to use a strap to get the results you
may have been missing, the proper way to position a yoga block and the benefits of using blankets. Teaching you the
fundamentals to get you started using props in the most effective way.
|Teen Empowerment Yoga (ages 13 thru 17)... Pre-registration required
click the link below...In our increasingly stressful and noisy lives, yoga teaches teens how to develop strong & subtle
bodies, Razor sharp minds and happy and contented lives. These classes are taught in a creative, fun & safe atmosphere.
Giving your child the tools needed to learn how to focus, concentrate and become less distracted. It teaches them how to
become alert & aware of themselves and things around them, while staying relaxed at the same time. Practicing Yoga has
been known to help teens cope with the pressures of school and the emotional problems of adolescence; giving them a
sense of mental and emotional well-being, while building strength, stamina and stability and enhancing their self-esteem.
Yoga helps our teens learn about their bodies, develop social skills and acquire respect for others in a cooperative
|AQUATIC Yogasana ..."A Yoga Therapy Class"... Click here for more info
SUPATHA AQUATIC Yoga Therapy is a harmonious workout, combining the gentle qualities of yoga poses with the
relaxing ebb and flow of the water. For physical and mental relaxation it is un-surpassable. The water actually can help
support the body, easing wear and tear on the joints and increasing balance so performing the poses is a bit easier than
on land. Your body is buoyant in water, so you don't hit the bottom of the pool as hard as you do with land exercises.
Therefore, impact on joints and muscles is reduced. If you have injuries, keep your joints slightly bent instead of
straight. This helps to distribute the water pressure throughout the limb, rather than directly on the joint.
AQUATIC Yoga for Pregnancy Click here for more info
The adaptation of Yoga movements in water, even for the non-swimmer, makes exercise enjoyable to all pregnant
women, particularly if they are suffering from backache or pelvic pain, or if they are overweight. Water is a medium
especially suited to pregnant women and wonderfully soothing to those who have just given birth. It is therapeutic and
supportive, allowing you to stretch and breathe far beyond your capabilities on dry land. Yoga is a centuries old
practice that promotes balance, energy, deep breathing and relaxation a complete fitness program. Together they
provide the optimum workout for you and your baby
Aquatic PILATES ...Click here for more info
Aquatic Pilates Core Training; combines the use of tubes the water's natural resistance to increase the body's full range
of motion while stabilizing the core muscles. The mind-body workout incorporates movements based on the Pilates
method. Set in the healing environment of water, the workout facilitates increased flexibility while challenging
individuals to maintain core stabilization, postural alignment, and balance. With the use of noodles, and water
dumbbells, SUPATHA Aquatic Pilates exercises are suitable for all levels of conditioning...
Yoga for CYCLIST "A workshop to prevent common injuries for Cyclist"
Learn how to prevent common spinal and joint injuries due to muscle imbalance. A biker’s posture is in a constant state
of flexion being hunched over the handlebars, overusing certain muscles and under using others. Lakshmi’s specific
yoga sequencing helps to restore overall balance and structural alignment. Key yoga alignment principles and breathing
techniques can help chronically tight muscles become flexible and subtle and build up weak, over-stretched muscles,
building a cyclist's endurance.
|Integrative Yoga Practice to aid in Depression...
If you are suffering from depression, you are not alone. According to the World Health Organization, depression affects
approximately 121 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability in ages 15 to 44. As a society we have
lost our connection to who we truly are and often feel separated and alone. While (feelings of nervousness, fear and
tension) is a normal reaction to stress, a constant state of worry or excessive levels of anxiety is a primary symptom of
depression and is quite common. Depression and anxiety are complex in nature, most likely occurring as a result from a
combination of genetic, environmental, psychological, and developmental factors. While the traditional treatment with
medication and Psychotherapy is effective, yoga and meditation can greatly enhance traditional treatment. Learn how
specific postures, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques release traumas and suffering. Practicing Yoga
regularly will strip away the obstacles that separate you from your source, and protect you from depressions
debilitating effects. Yoga will help you stay bright-minded. Becoming more aware and able to recognize the signals and
alleviate the symptoms before they become incapacitating. You will begin to recognize your wholeness. Practice Yoga
every day and it will change your life. It has changed my life and the lives of many of my students.
|Tee Time Yoga for Golfers...
Most golfers are looking for more distance. How do you get more distance? You will need to increase your range of
motion, specifically your ability to turn your trunk and shoulders in relationship to your hips! Golf is a rotational sport.
This concept of rotation refers to the fact that the body, specifically the spine, is required to rotate, coil and uncoil
during the dynamic phase of the swing. We will use a series of yoga poses that will build strength in the lower body,
targeting the quads, hamstrings, adductors, abductors, glutes, calves and feet. The range of motion in your trunk directly
correlates to the ability to generate club head speed, maintain your spine angle for more consistency, efficiently
generate power transferred from the lower body and maintain your endurance. Hip opening postures and twists will
maximize trunk rotation by training the body to rotate the shoulders separately from the hips, this will increase your
ability to generate power from the trunk.. According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), flexibility is
"the normal extensibility of all soft tissues that allow the full range of motion (ROM) of a joint". Flexibility needs to occur
in all three planes of motion. Therefore, for optimal overall movement, muscles must be actively stretched standing up
and moving in these planes.
|Safe Yoga for Osteoporosis...
Chair Yoga is a gentle form of Yoga that stretches muscles, tendons and ligaments creating greater range of motion and
can reduce pain when moving thereby increasing mobility. When a muscle is not regularly put through its full range of
motion, its tendons shorten. This makes using the muscle even more difficult, setting up a cycle of even more
shortening and decreased stretch. The muscle may develop fibrous scar tissue, further preventing full range of motion.
Stretching is critical to keeping and regaining your range of motion. We will be taking your body through a series of
postures to explore the boundaries of your range of motion and flexibility. We will also be working to build more
strength and stamina. You may find some of the poses very energizing.
With practice, if done correctly and consistently this yoga program can relieve pain, improve body alignment, and
restore some body height. Also recommended for people who suffer from back and neck pain from other causes such
as; Slipped Disks, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolistheses, etc. Be given ways to correctly perform daily activities
safely and without added strain on the body..
|It's great when we can escape to a full hour of yoga, be it in a class or at home in front of a video, but let's face it, that's
not always possible. There’s plenty you can do to ease and protect your back while you’re on the job. Integrating
simple yoga poses into your workday is a practical, effective and efficient way to minimize back pain, improve
flexibility, promote emotional well-being and maximize mental performance.
Enter Yoga in the Office, a series of simple but effective suggested positions to help stretch the wrists, neck,
shoulders, back and legs...that you can do while at work...shopping at home where every you are... it's that simple to
take a moment to reawaken your body...
You will learn postures (asanas), breathing and relaxation techniques to get you through the day with less fatigue and
stress on your body & mind...
One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is the freedom to find their own sense of self. In Supatha Yoga's safe,
fun, inspirational environment kids will learn yoga through song, dance, art and movement to help them experience the
power of imagination. When children learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, they can
navigate life's challenges with a little more ease. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a
physical activity that's noncompetitive. Fostering cooperation and compassion—instead of opposition—is a great gift to
give our children.
|Mindfulness Meditation... the Essentials a 6 week course...call for inquiry...
place around you. Neither is your mind asleep, dreaming, or fantasizing. Instead, it is clear, relaxed, and inwardly
focused. There is nothing difficult or strenuous about creating this inner attention. This 6 week workshop will provide
you with clear, step-by-step instructions on how to still the mind and calm the body. You will learn how to personalize
your practice and be given easy was to incorporate meditation into your everyday life. Studies have confirmed these
simple techniques lead to the "relaxation response," which promotes reductions in heart rate, blood pressure,
respiratory rate, oxygen consumption and muscle tension, as well as an improvement in immunity. The relaxation
response works much like pushing a "reset" button, enabling your body to return to a state of equanimity...
|PARTNER/Couples YOGA - OPEN Level
Bring a friend, husband, wife, girlfriend or family member...& join us for an afternoon of fun...exploring the union of
yoga...Your partner can be anyone who shares your interest. Finding that person can be as simple as looking to the
relationships that enrich your life: your child, a caring friend, your intimate partner. In every partnership you will
discover complementary aspects of balance, flexibility, strength, and gentleness, while revealing the qualities that
create communication, trust, intimacy, and union.
Partner yoga has evolved from a broad spectrum of shared experiences. Every encounter, hilarious or holy, awkward or
divine, is a precious exchange, a constant reminder of what is real…
Experience techniques to deepen your practice & your experience of Yoga with a friend. This is a good time to share
with the one you love some practical and ancient tools to enhance your living. All enveloped in the gentle web of
inspirational music and with good intentions, this class will include deep breath cleansing techniques, assisted asana
openers, Thai massage, and helpful language to open the mind and heart.
|Preparing for Baby...A YOGA Practice- Strengthen and relax your body, ease your mind and connect with your
baby in a safe and supportive environment. Yoga during pregnancy helps build strength & develop balance and
coordination; increases circulation, while promoting relaxation bringing you a renewed vitality. Practicing this ancient
healing art improves peace of mind and an overall sense of harmony. Appropriate for those 13 wks and beyond..
|Restore, Renew, Rejuvenate...a gentle meditative yoga practice...All Levels
Apply the yogic principle of Ahimsa (compassion) to yourself by taking Lakshmi Devi's gentle, restorative yoga class. Give
yourself the opportunity to slow down and breathe, stretch, and tune into your body. The class includes therapeutic
postures for problems caused by stress – such as neck and shoulder tension and lower back pain – and guided visualization
to help calm and refresh you. In general, restorative poses are for those times when you feel weak, fatigued, or
stressed from your daily activities. They are especially beneficial for the times before, during, and after major life
events: death of a loved one, change of job or residence, marriage, divorce, major holidays, and vacations. In addition,
you can practice the poses when ill, or recovering from illness or injury..
|Scoliosis and a Yoga Practice...
Yoga sequences that focus on the six major areas of the body important in creating proper alignment; postures that
lengthen and strengthen the muscles supporting the spine and helping to minimize further curvature; Breathing
practices incorporated throughout aids in stretching the intercostals; increasing lung capacity and subtleness which
assists in decreasing pain and relieving tightness. Specific Alignment Cues create structural awareness ultimately
improving one's posture. As one becomes more aware of imbalances throughout the body and begin to accept where they
are in the present moment, one can begin to correctly re-align the body.
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