The Yoga Sutras - far from an esoteric text - present a practical manual for Yoga. Though thousands of years old, the teachings of the Yoga Sutras are as relevant today as in ancient times. Traditionally passed down orally, the practice of chanting the Sutras together connects us to the lineage of Yoga and to each other. Intentionally succinct - the Sutra is a collection of 196 aphorisms which can inform and deepen our connection to our practice and ourselves.
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois - Guruji - is quoted to have advised
that the method for Westerners to learn the Yoga Sutras was
to "read ten translations ten times". While not mandatory,
you are encouraged to bring any translation of the Sutras.
Differing perspectives and interpretations serve to broaden
and illuminate our understandings of each Sutra and how each
Sutra weaves into the next.
Yoga and Cancer
Classes will include yoga postures, flowing movements and pranyama (focus on breath) to help students achieve relaxation and mobility in everyday life. Conscious effort to link breath with movement helps relieve tension and helps students gain flexibility and improve strength in the body and mind.
Cancer survivors and caregivers are welcome to participate in this class. No yoga experience is necessary. This class is free and supported by SATYA. Learn more about Yoga and Cancer here.
If you think you are:
Too busy or
Too physically limited to begin or reconnect to yoga....
The Wise Warrior class is for YOU.
This class is designed specifically for men and women 50+ and anyone recovering from injuries, surgery, or illness. We will explore range of movement and yoga therapy geared to the individual needs of each student resulting in more grace and ease in your body and in your life.
Yin Yoga is a deep and still practice, using long holds to lengthen and stretch the connective tissues of the body, remove energetic blocks, and increase circulation. Gravity is utilized, rather than props, to help intensify stretches naturally. The origins of the Yin practice date back thousands of years and have roots in Daoism and Hatha yoga. In modern times, Yin Yoga has been prominently advocated by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, who learned the practice from Paulie Zink and Dr. Motoyama. Yin Yoga is an ideal way to prepare the body to sit for meditation
Restorative yoga is a practice of entering yoga postures using a variety of props to support and stabilize the body and promote relaxation and renewal of body and mind. This practice is appropriate for all levels; beginner through advanced.
Restorative yoga is a powerful practice from which everyone can benefit.
Incorporate self-care into your life and ease your stress. This soothing series
will leave you refreshed and inspired to continue the practice of self-nurturance.
It has been said that the most advanced posture in all of yoga is sitting still. What we cultivate in our practices of the first four limbs, Yama (self-restraints), Niyama (observances), Asana (posture), Pranayama(breath control), leads us to this steady seat where the fruits of that work can ripen into the last four limbs, Pratyahara (sense withdrawal), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (constant integration).
This class invites you to prepare your seat through pranayama, chanting and basic meditation techniques. From there, we just sit, allowing that stillness to penetrate our being and do its work. Simple in format, this class offers a process that facilitates nurturing the heart, getting rid of restlessness and negativity and freeing our self from expectations and the many identities of life.
An essential practice, we quote Nancy Gilgoff when we say: “Developing asana without meditation is like building a house on quicksand”.
Ayurveda, the "wisdom of life" is the 5,000 year old medical system of India that recognizes each individual as unique. By creating a deeper awareness to see who we are and how we function, we can reestablish clarity and well being and reduce stress, one of the main causes of disease today. This is accomplished through better food choices, daily self care practices and lifestyle choices, and physical exercise including yoga!
Yoga East offers one-on-one sessions for all levels of students. Privates are for students who are interested in beginning Yoga or looking to deepen their practice. Private Instruction is useful for:
- Meeting individual goals by refining particular aspects of practice
- Starting Yoga for the first time
- Working with an injury or physical limitation
- Concentrating on individual needs without the group distraction
- Deepening your practice through philosophy, meditation, alignment or other personal intentions
$75 one session
$240 four sessions
Average price, according to teacher/location desired. Must be used within one year of purchase.