What is Nia? Done barefoot to diverse and inspiring music, Nia is a transformational movement practice that teaches you to LISTEN, EXPRESS and CONNECT with your mind- body-spirit both inside and outside of the studio. Nia draws from dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to create purposeful movement that will help you compassionately condition. Nia is a practice that suits people of all walks of life, ages and fitness levels. It is for those who wish to SAY YES to the sensation of purpose, potential and possibility. DANCE YOURSELF FREE Wednesday and Friday mornings From 8:15-9:15am.
Have you always wanted to learn a particular arm balance but weren’t sure how, or do you want to improve an arm balance you have already learned? Perfect for beginners and experienced practitioners alike, Core Flow on Saturdays will explore arm balances in a series this spring. Come learn with us in a safe, supportive environment designed to get you flying!
4/6 Bakasana (Crane/Crow Pose)
4/13 Parsva Bakasana (Side Crane/Crow Pose)
4/20 Koundinyasana I/II
4/27 Astavakrasana (Eight-Angle Pose)
5/4 Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon Pose)
5/11 Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose)
Saturdays March 16, April 13, and May 11 | 2-4pm | $40 per workshop or $100 for all 3
1st Session: The importance of standing asanas In Iyengar Yoga
2nd Session: Twists and forward extensions
3rd Session: either Backward extensions OR Restorative/Pranayama
Stiffness. Pain. Limited Mobility. Getting Shorter. Trouble Walking. Brain Fog. These are symptoms sometimes attributed to “getting old”.
Join Aimee Takaya for a series of Somatic movement classes designed to debunk the myth of aging. Be empowered to age gracefully, regain mobility or simply address and prevent common ailments such as stiffness, low back pain and poor posture through gentle, relaxing movement.
learn to release patterns of stress and muscle contraction associated with our “natural” aging process
create balanced, easy posture and peaceful mindset.
discover how your brain habituates movement and how you can use this understanding to liberate your joints from pressure and muscles from unnecessary fatigue.
increase flexibility and strength while relaxing and resting your nervous system.
explore and develop your somatic awareness and increase connection, sensitivity and volition within your body.
Promote integration between right and left hemispheres of the brain and expand your internal landscape.
Aimee is a yoga teacher and in training to be a Somatic Educator in the tradition of Thomas Hanna at The Novato Institute.
6 week series starting March 23rd | Saturdays 11:45am-1:15pm | regular class price