In the Sun & Moon Yoga Studio lexicon, a Level 2 class presumes a student has taken at least a beginning level (Level 1) yoga class. The focus is on refining the basics with more detailed alignment instructions than a student would receive in Level 1. In our Level 2 Sunday class together, we do just that.
Inside that framework? We're playful. We tinker and experiment with what it's like to listen for guidance from within. I'm big on intelligent, safe, and customized alignment that accounts for each student's unique requirements. If you show up for class, I'll meet you exactly where you are.
Every class begins with a quiet opening centering/meditation. Most classes include a combination of relaxed, dynamic movement alongside static poses. Every now and again we drill down into a particular anatomical area to learn about reinforcing healthy alignment habits for one region of the body. Regardless of the class theme, we work inside the big picture recognition that the practice of yoga as inquiry into truth.
We pause — a lot — and savor the aftertaste of the poses. This is not a fast-paced class. I almost always include a brief freeform chapter for at least a few minutes near the end of class before a closing posture and savasana. This brief freeform detour is a powerful kind of instruction that helps wean you off of dependence on a teacher to practice your yoga. You're set loose to practice, attending to guidance from the inner teacher — who is infinitely more competent than I could ever be at knowing what is appropriate for you.
If you'd like to know more about my 'style' of teaching and what informs it, there's information that here. It's valuable to practice and explore together. Contact me if you have questions or want to figure out if this class is right for you.
Sun & Moon Yoga Studio Spring 2018 Sunday Class 8 April - 1 July