YOGA for EVERYONE (60 minutes) — A yoga class that creates an environment for students to explore the benefits of individual yoga asanas, with or without the use of props. Students can build balanced strength and stamina when postures are properly executed. All classes open with a centering meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques), then transition to more energizing poses, featuring standing & balancing postures. Classes include twists, some inversions with options to suit all students, and finish with grounding poses that complete your yoga practice. Focus is placed upon inner awareness and potential. This class is open to students of all levels.
YOGA MOVEMENT (75 minutes) — This is a class that incorporates creative, intuitive body movements, variations on familiar vinyasa sequences, plus harmonious qi gong movements — all at an unhurried pace. A mellow, flowing class that links breath to movement. Plus, a slower, more methodical approach to movement allows for greater time to embrace each point in the sequence. This class helps to build balanced strength and increased flexibility. Poses are fluidly linked, with greater precision and alignment-emphasis, into a flow that empowers each student to explore the full range of their potential. This class is for both seasoned practitioners and newer students.
COSMIC LIGHT TRAVEL & SOUND HEALING (75 minutes)– The group sound healing will begins with a 15-minute intentional meditation, plus some light seated movements to prepare the body for relaxation, followed by a 60-minute sound healing session which includes a 15-20 minute cosmic light travel experience, for groups of up to 4 people at a time. This experience is a separate cost, and is not included in memberships or class packages. The cost is $20, payable in cash at the door. The event is limited to 12 people. This experience is led by instructor, Dhyanjot. This event is held on the 4th Monday of the month. Please note: As this is a meditative event with participants lying on the ground, please bring your own pillow, and blanket for comfort.
YOGA in the JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN (60 minutes)– This class is not part of North Park Yoga’s offerings. However, it is a weekly class led by Timothy Schultheis on Thursday mornings in the Japanese Friendship Garden, in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Class fees are paid at the garden’s office. Proceeds from class fees go toward the garden’s ongoing maintenance and expansion projects. The fee for this class is only $8 for non-garden members, or $6 for garden members. This is a class for students of all levels. The class is held in various places within the garden depending upon the weather: outdoors next to the garden’s koi pond, on rainy, or excessively cold days the class is held indoors in the garden’s exhibit gallery, or down in the canyon next to the new pavilion. The class is from 9:00-10:00 am before the garden opens to the public. So, enter through back gate alongside the organ pavilion. Students must bring their own mats, and water.