NEWBURGH YOGA GARAGE
This is a practice for everyone, no matter the level of experience.
All classes offered at the Newburgh Yoga Garage are rooted in the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga is the Yoga of the 8 limbs of yoga brought to us by Pantajali. The word 'ashta' means eight, and ' anga' limbs. These eight limbs are: yama (ethical codes), niyama ( personal observances), asana (the practice of postures), pranayama (the practice of breath control), pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), dharana (sustained concentration), dhyana (uninterrupted meditation), samadhi (unity of consciousness). In this lineage we begin by practicing asana, as a means to establish physical health first. Once the body is healthy, we begin to cleanse the nervous system and progressively more towards rebalancing the more subtle functions of the internal body with the end goal to steady the mind.
The practice of Ashtanga yoga is especially designed to repair, rejuvenate, and strengthen the system; it is made up of a series of postures threaded together in a specific order and linked into a fluid movement by breath. The postures are learned one by one and memorized. The same postures are repeated daily as a means to rest the mind on the breath rather than the movement itself. It is through the repetition that transformation and healing happens. The practice is traditionally practiced six days a week. The practice of Ashtanga Yoga is a therapeutic practice. Primary Series of Aṣhtanga yoga or yoga cikitsā means disease therapy. The Primary Series specifically focuses on healing as a preparation for higher levels of concentration. It is therapy for everyone, even for those who are in good health since it not only cures but also helps to maintain and revitalize the system at all levels.
“Physical strength, mental strength, and the strength of the sense organs—all these are very important. Without them, one cannot attain spiritual strength…body and mind are inseparably linked, one to the other. If pleasure and pain are experienced by either the physical body or the sense organs, the mind will experience them as well…to learn how to achieve such concentration the body must first be purified and then mental strength developed. The method for purifying and strengthening the body is called āsana …” Excerpt from the 'Yoga Mala' book.
* Helps to maintain and revitalize the system at all levels
* Improves flexibility
* Increases the strength of the digestive fire
* Removes toxins
* Overall health of the main organs of the body
*Reduces body bat
*Reduces stress & anxiety
*Increases focus & creativity
*Lowers blood pressure
* Prevents injuries
* Increases stamina
* Increases muscle tone
*The repetition of postures improves my muscle memory.
* Emotional balance
* Tones the muscles in the lower abdomen and pelvic floor,
* Realigns of the musculoskeletal system
* You see the growth, changes and transformation
* Detailed instructions from the teacher
* Physical challenge
* A demand for deep concentration
* Inward journey
* Patience & Frustration
* Being reminded there’s always room for improvement
**No experience is necessary to begin.
**Beginners will learn slowly and deliberately added over time.
**Allow 30 minutes to 1 hour for practice. The duration of one’s practice will lengthen as new postures are added.
DETAILS & DESCRIPTIONS
OPEN ROOM PRACTICE
(all levels, beginners welcome)
Derived from the traditionally called Mysore style Ashtanga, this method of studying yogasana is tailored to the individual's needs. Postures are taught one by one in a quiet room through individual instruction from a skilled teacher. The practice is taught gradually and according to each person’s needs and abilities.
Come observe or take a class during designated hours (see above) and speak to Bibi about initiating practice.*
YOGA & MEDITATION
This hour long Vinyasa class offers a sequence of asanas mindfully threaded together by breath. The class includes a gentle warm up, sun salutations, standing & seated postures, inversions, backbends, final relaxation and guided mediation. This class will leave you feeling rejuvenated and grounded within yourself. Some precious experience is required.
This Prenatal Yoga class offers a bit of a different approach from the usual prenatal classes out there and does require previous experience with Vinyasa Yoga. Inspired by the sequences of the Ashtanga Yoga practice, the class offers a variety of asanas that will enhance your strength, stamina and pelvic opening. Bibi's teachings are rooted in her own experience of practice during pregnancy, her knowledge as a doula, and as childbirth educator. Rest assured you will leave feeling nourished, rooted, relaxed and mentally steady; all necessary elements to a positive labor and birth experience.
$20 per class
RSVP Required via email
**If you would like to attend but don't have the funds please email me**