Moving through key postures of a gentle yoga practice this class will draw upon reconnecting mind/body through somatic exercises. Applied somatics is movement education rooted at the center of awareness – your awareness. Using mindful movement techniques in our yoga practice we hope to achieve better posture off our mat as well as, an enhanced yoga practice. Our focus in this 10 week session is to harmonize muscular tone to support optimal structure and function within the body.
This session will target the main joints of the body (hips, back, and shoulders). Classes are kept at a peaceful and mindful pace to allow deeper exploration of poses and cultivate greater somatic awareness. Yogic poses are maintained mainly in a seated or reclined position from 3 to 5 minutes. Practices are supported with guided meditative and relaxation techniques, including breath-work. Suitable for all levels.