Hatha yoga is a general term for “exercise Yoga”. In Sanskrit “Ha” translates as sun, and “tha” meaning moon. With that in mind, hopefully this practice brings the you more balance and clarity to your path. The system of Hatha Yoga was originally designed so that the practitioner could be more comfortable in a meditative seat.
Vinyasa is a dynamic practice linking breath and movement, leading up to a specific intention. Traditional postures are connected by intentional transitions to create an experience of meditation in motion. Classes work through basic standing and seated poses and include precise instruction, inspiring adjustments, and transformative philosophy. This invigorating practice will develop strength, stamina, and flexibility.
Beginner??? Level 1, Yin Yoga are all PERFECT for beginners! Level 1 consists of basic standing postures, followed by tension releasing floor postures. We move a little slower in Gentle Flow and Yin classes. Please, if you have never practiced yoga before, honor yourself by starting with a Level 1 or an all level class. Talk to the instructor to see what other classes might be appropriate for you after your first class.
If you do not have any injuries and are in sound physical health- an all level class is an option(variations are given to suit ALL levels).
Yoga Basics-Level 1- A great class for beginners and seasoned practitioners. Basic posture sequences for all levels. Detailed alignment, breath, and movement instruction. Brush up on your fundamentals or learn the postures for your first time!
Vinyasa Yoga Level 2- Must have some previous experience. A more vigorous class, but variations are offered. Posture sequences to check in with the basics and possibly challenge you too!
Yin Yoga- Consists of slow opening floor postures designed to bring about maximum flexibility and enhanced health through longer holds and a deeper release. The main focus of yin yoga is to promote flewibility in the hips and the back. This yoga is an ideal compliment to all other yoga styles. If you are tight, this is the perfect class for you.
Open Practice- This class is designed for students who have a general knowledge base to practice on their own. There will be no instruction given. It is designed to open a space for students to commit to their personal practice and inspire each other by practicing together. Students can come and go as they please within the time allotted. Similar to a “Mysore” style of practice- but the student can choose what ever they would like to work on. Silence observed from 6:30-7am.
Mindfulness Meditation- No prior meditation experience necessary. Chairs are available for those who cannot sit on the floor. Bring cushions, blankets, anything you need to be comfortable sitting. The class will be conducted lying down and sitting. Led by Patrick Jichaku, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Nina Beatty when Pat is unavailable.
Keiki Yoga- For the kids!!! There are no public kids classes right now. Keiki privates are available. After-school program at Waihuena Farm begins Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1-5pm. Contact Nina for more info 808-221-4258.
All classes at the SBRC are brought to you courtesy of Positive Energetics Foundation. For more information go to:www.positiveenergeticsfoundation.org
Sub schedule includes classes at the North Shore Yoga Co-op (NSYC) AND the Sunset Beach Rec Center(SUNSET). I am so happy to have such a talented group of teachers teach my classes while I am away. ENJOY!