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Kundalini Yoga Workshop

Friday, Oct 2 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | $40 Members & $50 Guests | Yoga Studio 

It is our destiny to awaken the full potential of our being; body, mind, and spirit.  Kundalini Yoga answers that call.  Traditionally, practitioners are encouraged to wear white to reflect all the colors of the spectrum. The focus of this workshop, taught by Woodside Yoga teacher Sumya Anani, is on balancing the glandular system, strengthening the 72,000 nerves of the body, and bringing the body, mind and soul into balance. 

There are six major components in a typical Kundalini Yoga class: 
1) Tuning-in 
2) Pranayam or warm-up 
3) Kriya 
4) Relaxation 
5) Meditation 
6) Closing with the blessing song

Kriyas are specific patterns of movement that might also include sound, pranayama, mudras, concentration, and meditation. Kundalini yoga kriyas strengthen the nervous and endocrine systems, balance the chakras and meridians of the body, and build your willpower.  Kriyas can be simple, short sequences or they may be challenging and vigorous.  Each kriya can be adapted for any level of fitness. 

Every Kundalini Yoga class includes pranayam (breath work) and meditation. Pranayam practices are varied, and meditations often involve movement or mantra, an eye focus, and a mudra (hand position). The exercises in each kriya rejuvenate the body and quiet the mind. Then, deep meditation is easily achieved. Many Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations include mantra and chanting.  Mantra is a great practice for anyone new to meditation, who find silence and/or stillness challenging.  Benefits include increased clarity, balance, and equanimity.

Sign ups are required. Email Katie Swetala for reservation or sign up at the front desk. Limit 25 students. 

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