This yoga class blends the philosophy and practices of the Non-Dual Shaiva Tantra tradition with the more familiar Vinyasa style of flowing from one pose to the next using the breath as the linking and centering force. Kia will incorporate one or more of the following Tantrik practices:
Mantra- repetition of sounds/chanting
Pranayama - playing with the movement of our breath in particular patterns
Mudra - held hand gestures in a particular pose
Visualization/Imagination - to help the student remain present and fully aware of the moment.
Kia will also weave in the philosophy of her Tantrik tradition during the class in an attempt to help the student better understand why we practice yoga and what the "real" goal is....... to fully experience and embrace every moment just as it is, through and in our bodies.
WHAT IS TANTRA - by Hareesh Wallis
This class is for students seeking a more gentle approach to yoga. Be it for relaxation or due to a physical condition this practice is will be slower paced yet still build flexibility and strength. We will focus on the breath (pranayama) warm up, stretching, poses (asanas) and an extended relaxation at the close of class. Our intention is to create a safe comfortable spiritual environment accessible to all.