Sound Body Yoga with Stephanie Rooker and Sarah Capua
Sound Body Yoga is the union of yoga and sound healing. In a wholly integrated practice, Sarah Capua and Stephanie Rooker pull from the depths of their own rooted lineages to illuminate profound and nourishing tools of practice. Movement is weaved deeply with the breath, with postures, breathing practices, visualization, and intention all directed toward cultivating awareness and connection. Students are held in a container of intuitive, improvisational sound, drawing them inward in self exploration and outward to the community that supports our practice. Sound Body Yoga aims to access the whole of ourselves and the incredible wealth of inner support available to us when we are embodied in our breath, our body, and our voice.
Learn more about Stephanie here.
Embodied Chakras with Sarah Capua and Stephanie Rooker
Chakras are an ancient form of mapping for our inner experience. An illustration of our inward world, each chakra suggests a home for physical, emotional, and spiritual experience which is often hard to tie down or put into words. It is meant to be felt. Our workshop is designed to allow students to experience these inner reference points for themselves, through movement, sound, breath, visualization, meditation, and rest. Join long-time collaborators Sarah Capua and Stephanie Rooker for a deep practice you won't soon forget.
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Art of Compassionate Observation
As yoga teachers we are often taught in-depth about the anatomy of a pose, but how do we train the eye of the teacher to see the person inside the pose? Learning to look, without judgement or pre-conceptions, is a practice which deserves its own sacred time, and has deep benefits for both the student and the teacher. Drawing on my experience as a therapeutic yoga teacher and a spiritual caregiver to people in trauma and end of life, we will practice simple techniques for observation and curiosity, both in postures, in our relationships with students, and in our own lives.
Yoga in the Tradition of T.Krishnamacharya
Although all of us feel his influence from the teachers he trained (Iyengar, Jois), few modern yoga students have experienced practice through the direct teachings of T.Krishnamacharya. Learn more about traditional hatha yoga, where all the tools of yoga (asana, mantra, pranayama, meditation) are utilized together to synergize a deep experience with yourself. In this stripped down class, practitioners are guided by the precepts of stability and ease, and experience simple, direct, personalized, holistic practice. This workshop also goes into how Krishnamacharya viewed the role of the teacher, and what his legacy can teach us in modern practice.
Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, and Pranayama Training
Sarah currently teaches Yoga Philosophy and Ethics, Meditation, and Pranayama principles for Elevate Yoga's 200hr teacher training. Next training begins January 2018. Visit their site for details.
Exploring Attention: Encourage Yoga Croton Exploration Workshops
Sarah is teaching in Encourage Yoga Croton's Exploration Workshop series, which is practitioner-oriented exploration of advanced training material. Past sessions have focused on the technique of traditional vedic chanting of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and an in-depth exploration of their meaning in our lives. Visit Encourage's site for more details.
Therapeutic yoga, meditation, and caregiving in the Hudson Valley and New York City, guided by the teachings of T.Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar, and the practice of contemplative care.
WEEKLY CLASSES UPSTATE NY
Gentle Yoga at Elevate in Wappingers Falls
Mondays 11am-12:15pm // Thursdays 6-7pm
Gentle Yoga and Connect, Clarify, Deepen at Encourage Yoga Croton
G.Y. Mondays 6-7pm // C.C.D. Tuesdays 10-11:15am
Chair Yoga at Sportsplex New Windsor
Gentle Yoga at Beacon Yoga