In the exhibit hall there are 3 walls, 30 feet high spanning 200 feet of projection space. The film is 12ish minutes from start to finish. Xavier de Richemont is the creator of this light-paint-montage-collage-theatre masterpiece. Tomorrow, Saturday, January 19, at 11:15am I am teaching a yoga class in the exhibit hall as the film runs for the duration of the yoga class. The experience is as much or more about observing the film-art and allowing the thoughts it provokes, while moving our bodies mindfully and breathing more consciously becomes the background. All levels are welcome and encouraged. Be inspired and moved by art. Experience yoga as never before.
This is the exhibit’s international debut and will soon be moving on. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience it.
Check out this video clip of the film. The 2-d clip is very good but the comparison to the full space is immeasurable.
Tuesdays, 5-6pm, January 3, 10, 17, 24
2012 is your Year To Start Yoga! Next New Beginner Series starts Jan. 3, 2012. Sign-up at yogabirds.com for this 4-week series dedicated to learning about the practice of yoga in a fun, supportive environment, in which people can find comfort in their body. We’ll work on good alignment principles, learn some breathing and meditation techniques, and begin to explore new postures from the ground up. What’s nice about the series is that it is a great way to commit to practicing and learning, which can be hard if you are just starting out. It also always feels good to be in a room with other people around your same level and feel the support and encouragement of each other. Due to the progressive learning nature of the series, there are no drop-ins admitted. 4 sessions over 4 weeks. $35
A Yoga Birds signature class…
Tropical Yoga is like practicing on the beach in the summertime! We create tropical temperatures (85-90°) in the yoga studio to stimulate inner body conditions that produce ultra generous sweating for a super detoxifying deep cleanse. This class is for anyone who wants to burn major calories and toxins.
Class format is basic/intermediate flowing yoga sequences interwoven with fun, challenging poses set to a spirited music playlist. Stretch and strengthen in the highly effective context of hatha yoga. Restore yourself in savasana* (final relaxation pose) like never before. Tropical Yoga will transform your yoga practice and your body!
Chair Yoga offers the ability to improve your health through an amazing form of adaptive exercise. You are supported by a chair so you can receive yoga’s healing and restorative benefits. Regardless of age, activity level, or physical challenge, you will derive wonderful health benefits from practicing and implementing chair yoga. ALL LEVELS. 75 MINUTES.
Build strength while supported by the chair!
Innovative, supportive, and strengthening, Chair Yoga makes the poses more accessible.
You can now easily check the Yoga Birds class schedule on your iPhone by downloading the MindBody Online iPhone App. This application will help you find yoga locations all over the world who use the MindBodyOnline scheduling and check-in software.
Now all of you iPhone owners will be able to plan your yoga classes throughout your busy weeks to find calm, relaxation, and mental focus.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras define pratyahara as the state and practice of encouraging the senses to draw within, promoting a continuous inward flow of consciousness. This quality or attitude of pratyahara transforms the vigorous physical practice of Hatha Flow into an internalized moving meditation. Melanie Buffett, RYT will lead this slow flowing class. It will begin with music and gradually move toward silence and darkness, allowing you to go deeper and take your practice inward. Explore your practice on a more sublime, subtle level. Seasoned Beginner/Intermediate Level. Minimum of 3 months yoga practice required to attend. 2 HOURS $20 pre-register. $25 day of. Workshops are non-refundable.
A safe and effective pre-natal yoga practice can help women prepare for the demands of pregnancy, labor, birth, and motherhood. In this mini-workshop, we will move through poses (both active and restorative) with our breath to relieve the physical and mental demands of your body during this exciting phase of life. We will work to increase flexibility, strength, and energy, while also developing concentration and focus that is helpful during labor.
Meredith Montgomery (a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher since 2004), who is expecting her first baby on August 1st, will teach this class. It is open to women in all stages of pregnancy, as well as to those that just want to learn more about pre-natal yoga!
$30 Pre-register on-line or at the studio. $35 day-of (space permitting).
We have been listening to you, our visitors, and receiving a lot of feedback on what class times you want. We have made some adjustments starting Wednesday, February 25. Please follow the Class Schedules link for more detailed information.
There you will find information about our Restorative Yoga Classes, Foundations of Yoga Classes, and Align and Flow Classes.
On March 28 we will also be holding a Yoga 101 Workshop. You can sign up at the studio or online.