Yoga is a scientific, time-tested 6,000 year-old system of self-improvement. The heart of yogic teachings lies in the belief that a self-fulfilled person is a healthy person, free from disease caused by stress and unhealthy living habits. The practice of yoga is designed to lead to an ever-increasing knowledge of oneself and the needs of the body and mind in order to achieve and maintain good physical and mental health and spiritual harmony. Yoga, in short, is a science of self-improvement that deals with the whole human being.
Union of Body and Soul
Hatha Yoga, which is the yoga of physical well-being, is literally the union of “ha” meaning sun or positive aspect and “tha” meaning moon or negative aspects. Consequently, Hatha Yoga is that part of yoga that seeks to unite our polarities and conflicts into a state of harmony. Through its related series of exercises for both body and mind, Hatha Yoga techniques are intended to rejuvenate and bring into proper balance all aspects of the body: endocrine system, vascular system, digestive system, nervous system and musculature on our journey toward self-realization.
Hatha Yoga postures (asanas) are very different from other forms of physical exercise. Unlike calisthenics and sports, which emphasize stamina and vigorous muscular activity – often to the point of exhaustion – Hatha Yoga postures encourage concentration, perseverance and steady progress. They can be practiced and enjoyed by young and old, healthy and unhealthy, strong and weak.
Kripalu Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga that is often referred to as meditation-in-motion; encouraging each practitioner to follow the flow of prana, or life force energy, through their body, mind and spirit during practice. Classes begin with warm-up movements and breath awareness to prepare you for yoga postures. The heart of each class is a sequence of postures that stretch, strengthen and balance your body. Each class ends with deep meditation and relaxation. Extra attention is given to posture alignment to support each person’s individual yoga practice. Suitable for all ages and levels – especially beginners.
Sari offers private sessions, group sessions and weekly classes.
- Single Sessions: $125
- Group Sessions: $175 (2 – 15 ppl) ($295 (15 – 30 ppl).
- Yogi Rx Program (6 week individualized package): $450
For information on Sari’s schedule of weekly classes, contact her directly.