These classes are available to individuals or small groups in the Durham office or may be offered at a local studio in the community, or weather permitting, at an outdoor location in Durham. If you are interested in a private yoga session, send me an email. Group class offerings can be found here.
Integral Yoga-Level 1 or Mixed Level
This class includes the classic integral yoga routine which includes centering, asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), yoga nidra (deep relaxation), and meditation. We will add variations and options for exploration along the way. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you’ll enjoy the many benefits to this practice including increased flexibility, improved circulation and digestion, balancing the nervous system, and bringing clarity to the mind.
“I’ve been doing the breathing practices that you taught me, and it has really helped with my anxiety”.
—Integral Yoga Participant
Dosha Balancing Yoga
Ayurveda provides a framework for us to understand how the five elements of ether, air, fire, water, and earth uniquely combine to create the the three doshas, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, As the doshas fluctuate based on the environment, stage of life, season, diet, and lifestyle choices, they influence our physical, emotional, and mental states. Balancing the doshas is key to obtaining and maintaining good mental, emotional and physical health. In this class, we will make Ayurvedic adjustments to the asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation with the intention to promote balancing of your dosha. For example, in the summer, we will adjust our practice to incorporate poses that release heat and introduce cooling breaths. In the spring, we can add movements that free congestion that may have accumulated over the winter. In the fall, we will focus on creating warmth and grounding.