Rancho Bernardo Yoga Class Descriptions
Recommended for beginners. Heart centered practice using slower-paced standing & seated postures combined with slower moving sequences emphasizing alignment, breathing, awareness & honoring where you are in the moment. Modifications & progressive variations offered.
Yoga for the Back
Therapeutic applications of poses to strengthen and lengthen back muscles, align the spine while creating space and relieving tension in the upper and lower back. Intention is to maintain a spacious, healthy and strong back and is safe for anyone with non acute, moderate low back pain.
Vinyasa / Divine Flow
Weaving breath with Sun Salutes (Surya Namaskar) into postures creating a tapestry of movement designed to release stress, open the body, clear the mind and inspire the heart. Cultivating a continuous flow of awareness, intention and movement as a form of meditation.
Honoring a good attitude and proper alignment, students will playfully explore their yogic journey while building core strength.
Vinyasa Happy Hour (and 1/2)
Unwind and let go after a long work week in this dynamic & light hearted Vinyasa based practice that will take you into the rest of your evening and weekend with a healthy glow.
Gateway to deep relaxation and physical well-being; known to reduce stress related diseases by lowering blood pressure, regulating hormone levels, and enhance heart and vital organ functions. Revitalize your energy with this nurturing class. Postures held longer with aid of props.
Recommended for beginners & those with physical injuries. Support the body’s natural healing process using the power of precise alignment & therapeutic applications of postures. Focusing on a region of the body, using proper alignment to increase wellness & decrease pain.
Yoga Nidra/iRest Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a profound form of guided meditation / relaxation for people seeking everyday well-being. Yoga Nidra restoratively enables recognition of your innate peace of mind which is always present amidst all changing circumstances of life. Yoga Nidra provides you with tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve relationships, and provides you with greater mastery and control in your life. Join us as we mindfully nourish noble qualities of joy, peacefulness, and empathy.
iRest©, or Integrative Restoration, is a comprehensive meditation practice developed by Richard Miller Ph.D. Based on ancient yogic teachings and adapted for the western mind and culture, iRest is both an educational process that focuses on physical, psychological and spiritual well-being and a meditative path to awakening. Like traditional Yoga Nidra, iRest is a guided meditation that can be done either seated or lying on a mat and is perfect for beginners to meditation as well as advanced practitioners who may be looking for a way through periods of feeling stuck or lost in their current meditation practice. The iRest protocol allows each student to focus on areas that are specific to their interests and situation, supporting them to experience, without outside imagery, rest and relaxation for the body and mind. This structured practice cultivates increased ability to sustain focused attention, managing challenging emotions and/or beliefs, increased joy and spontaneity in life, and inquiry into your True Nature as a whole, complete and perfect Being in harmony with life itself.