Get ready for summer!
Mini-Private Sessions Now Available
Take Your Practice to the Next Level
w/ Five Pillars Yoga Teachers
$100 for 45 minutes
- Stacy Leung
- Laura Cresci
- Lauren Harris
- April Evans
- Yanik Faylayev
- Vida Dominguez
- Jackie Plush
- Matt Lombardo
- Nina LaBruna
- Abbey Rogowski
- Kristin Bilella
- Erika Mehiel
- Dave Marshall
““Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
–The Bhagavad Gita
Ready to take your practice to the next level? Your favorite Five Pillars teachers are available this Spring to work one-on-one in mini-private sessions (45-minutes) to help you develop solid foundations in your practice, discover your ideal alignment, and/or work on advanced postures. These sessions are tailored for your personal practice, whether you are new to yoga, ready to explore the various aspects of yoga, or an advanced student looking to refine and deepen your practice. Hone in on any one or all of the Five Pillars during your sessions and experience the multidimensional benefits of yoga: Right Movement, Right Nutrition, Right Breathing, Right Relaxation and Right Intention.
Beginners: Create a solid and personalized approach to yoga basics or vinyasa I. Work with an experienced teacher to break down the Sun Salutes, figure out which “Vinyasa” is right for you, refine your upward facing dog and downward facing dog, and train your muscles in all the subtle differences between the warrior postures. Discover how breathing, intention and nutrition will support your practice on and off the mat.
Intermediate Levels: Ready to segue from basics or I to vinyasa II? Discover specific alignment principals and break down challenging postures into clear steps so you get the most out of your yoga practice. Find ways to deepen your sense of relaxation and pranayama to support all aspects of your practice.
Advanced Students: Work privately with top teachers to progress in balancing postures, alignment and refinement. #GoDeep with your favorite advanced postures including handstand, headstand, arm balances and deep backhanding postures. Condition the body and deepen your understanding your personal bio-mechanics that will facilitate these advanced asanas. Embrace each of the five pillars to deepen your practice.
“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees” –B.K.S Iyengar
#GoDeep Into Your Practice!
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ABOUT FIVE PILLARS YOGA:
We embrace these Five Pillars as tools for taking yoga off the mat and into our lives. Our aim is to cultivate a state of peace, grace and vibrant health. We believe every person is unique, therefore these pillars will mean something different to each of us and manifest in different ways. These five tenets foster mindfulness, heartfulness and soulfulness — a harmony of Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Asana is the foundation of the yoga practice; the body is a gateway for self-exploration and expansion of consciousness. Right Movement encourages an honoring of the body’s unique needs, limitations and strengths. The benefits of movement extend far beyond immediate fitness — it is also a cornerstone of preventative wellness and vibrant longevity. If we want to be able to raise our arms over our heads when we’re 80, we need to work those muscles today! Incorporating a practice of movement supports discipline, strength, expansion and also release.
“The issues are in the tissues… when we move the muscle, we change the thought.”
The body is a temple. Nourishing the physical body is one of our greatest responsibilities, and yet modern life makes it difficult. There is no right diet for everyone, so we must learn to listen to our bodies and nourish them according to our own unique needs. It’s not just about what we eat, but how we eat as well. Slowing down…. Chewing… Savoring… these are simple acts, but not easily incorporated into our busy lives. Honoring our hunger and thirst, eating mindfully, and choosing the combination of whole, local and organic foods wherever possible, are all practices that elevate our physical and spirit bodies.
“You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, or fake!”
Breathing is the first and last thing we ever do. Pranayama, or mindful breathing practices, are a cornerstone of observation practice — a tool for developing the capacity for attention and mindfulness. It’s so simple, and it’s always there for us. Breath is a source of energy, relaxation, and calm when needed. By bringing awareness to something we do automatically, all day, every day, breath can become an ever-present anchor into the present moment and pathway into our deepest essence.
“From your first to your last breath.”
Today, being “busy” is considered a status symbol. Once upon a time, however, it was leisure time that was a measure for success. We know that stress, prevalent in the Western world, is at the root of many chronic health issues. However we rarely have the opportunity to just… relax. In fact, Savasana (final resting posture) is often the hardest pose for urbanites. Taking time to relax and let go physically, mentally, and emotionally energizes, balances, restores and revitalizes the entire being. It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity!
“Total Action brings Total Relaxation.” – Noelle Perez-Christiaens from her book Sparks of Divinity
How do we show up in the world? What energy, intention and contribution do we bring to our work, our relationships, our family and our larger community?Approaching and engaging with life from an intention of clarity, kindness and authenticity enables us to release and move into the state of grace that comes from creating a bridge between our material world and spiritual experience. We can love, speak and live with intention and from intention, bringing meaning and choice into all aspects of our lives.
“Train your intention – erase the habit”
See you on the mat!