classes and private lessons
- WEEKLY CLASSES
- Saturdays 7-9 a.m. Mysore River Garden Yoga Center
- Wednesdays 7-8:15 p.m. Half Primary Series River Garden Yoga Center (lower studio/garden entrance)
- Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. Hatha Yoga Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center (Lakeville)
- Thursdays 6-7 p.m. Hatha Yoga Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center (Lakeville)
PRIVATE LESSONS Personalized lessons are ideal to learn yoga and meditation. Sessions are tailored to meet and support your own practice and needs. • Beginning students—learn foundations of practice at your pace • Experienced practitioners—fine tune and further technique and understanding • Parties or groups—create a unique gathering or event • Youth—help encourage a mind-body connection early on For details, contact me to reserve a lesson.
ASHTANGA YOGA FAQ'S WHAT'S ASHTANGA YOGA? Ashtanga is a breath-centered, healing method of yoga. The heartbeat of the practice is the synchronization of breath and movement called vinyasa. This yoga method follows a set sequence as each asana prepares for the following. Through conscious breathing, purposeful movement, and concentration the practice gradually creates steadiness in body and mind. Read on. WHAT'S A LED CLASS? In a led class, postures of the Primary Series (full or half) are taught and paced by a teacher, traditionally counted in Sanskrit. Students are guided as a group in unison through the sequence. WHAT'S A MYSORE CLASS? In a Mysore style class, students learn and practice the series of postures appropriate for them at their own pace. Students receive one to one guidance from the teacher within a group setting. This traditional way of learning and practicing is ideal for beginning students and experienced practitioners alike. You do not need to know the sequence to begin.
MOON DAYS In the traditional Ashtanga method practitioners take rest on moon days. If you follow this, here's the upcoming rest days for the Twin Cities area: October 28 (monday/new/10:38pm oct. 27). November 12 (tuesday/full). November 26 (tuesday/new). December 12 (thursday/full). December 26 (thursday/new).
STUDENT REVIEW "I took the Ashtanga Half Series this morning and it was excellent. The location of River Garden is in an easy to get to area and the space has a really minimalist, but soothing atmosphere. Kristen was teaching. I found her very personable and knowledgeable about modifications, adjustments, and running through the series in an easy to understand way. Ashtanga is not for the faint of heart, but it definitely can be for everyone. The drop in price was affordable and I felt it was a good value." —Liz J.