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Yoga

PUBLIC CLASS SCHEDULE:

Bhakti Flow Yoga

Tuesdays @ Malibu Beach Yoga 12:30-1:30pm

Thursdays @ Inner Power Yoga Studio 10:30-11:45pm

Bhakti Flow

Bhakti yoga (Devanāgarī: भक्ति योग) is a spiritual path or spiritual practice within Hinduism focused on the cultivation of love and devotion towards God. It has been defined as “devotional service to Bhagavan (God) with no other motivations than simply to please the Supreme Lord.” Bhakti yoga is a means to realize God (i.e. attain spiritual liberation and enlightenment) and has often been taught as the easiest way for the common person because it doesn’t involve extensive yogic practices.


Couples Yoga Therapy

Couples Yoga Therapy, designed by Bhavani is a medium created to build stronger communication and intimacy between human beings in a relationship. These Yoga Postures, breathing exercises and meditations are designed specifically to bring communication into a tangible form. We are here to help you to discover and experience the dynamics existing within your relationship

Couples Yoga Therapy compels companions to lay aside their differences while working to achieve a common goal. The simple act of breathing together and participating in a practice grounded in acceptance, unity and love translates to more open and authentic communication between partners.

This practice re-establishes weakened bonds. On the mat partners must have complete faith in each other. Postures are dependent on showing up for one another and giving equal effort. It is developed on trust and is a great metaphor for the nut and bolt aspect of all relationships.

There’s no finished, perfect pose or situation. This is about learning new methods to connect, and cooperate, while finding new ways to support each other.

In these sessions you will learn a combination of the following practices:
Yoga postures
Breathing exercises
Partner Meditations
Massage techniques
Affirmations

 

OTHER STYLES OF YOGA FOR PRIVATE SESSIONS:

You can choose from 4 styles of yoga

Ashtanga Yoga:

a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures, a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. This is an athletic style of yoga.

Sivananda Yoga:

after teachings of Swami Sivanada, is a non-proprietary form of hatha yoga in which the training focuses on preserving the health and wellness of the practitioner. Unlike Ashtanga yoga’s more athletic program involving Bandhas, Sivananda training revolves around frequent relaxation, and emphasizes full, yogic breathing.

Restorative Yoga:

This is a gentle, therapeutic style of Yoga that uses props to support the body to deepen the benefits of the poses. It is a soothing and nurturing practice that promotes the effects of conscious relaxation. By supporting the body with props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body to move toward balance. Some poses have an overall benefit. Others target an individual part, such as the lungs or heart. All create specific physiological responses which are beneficial to health and can reduce the effects of stress-related disease. 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.

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is a science that has been practiced for at least 5,000 years. It consists of theories, observations, practices and principles relating to the mind/body connection. Because of the numerous health benefits that are possible through regular practice, yoga is receiving a lot of attention from healthcare practitioners in the West.

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