“Aquarian Sadhana is a 2.5-hour practice given to us by Yogi Bhajan that’s so complete it offers enough to nourish your entire being: body, mind, and spirit. It will revitalize you through contact with the infinite during the early morning hours.
The practice begins by chanting a beautiful poem written by Guru Nanak. This poem is called Japji Sahib or The Song of the Soul. Chanting Japji aligns the chakras, cleanses the ten bodies, and immerses us in the sacred sound current that prepares us for a most uplifting yoga and meditation practice. Just listening to the group chant this poem, one receives deep healing.
After chanting, we begin our Kundalini practice with a kriya to bring vitality to every part of the body. We prepare our bodies to sit in meditation and be open to receiving the gifts of a quiet mind and a light heart.
Then, we enjoy Savasana. We relax completely. We surrender. Next, we rise from our deep relaxation to sit in Easy Pose. as we begin to chant the seven mantras for the Aquarian Sadhana. All the chanting brings us into sharper awareness of the qualities of light, grace, wisdom, affection, and bliss that we all embody.
We close the practice with The Long Time Sun, a few deeply chanted Sat Nam’s to remind us that truth is our name. We give gratitude to ourselves, to our practice and to each other before heading out into the world to begin the day with a higher level of awareness.”
yogasolAquarian Sadhana with Pritam Bani Kaur Saturday mornings 5:30-8 am 10/26, 11/09, 11/23, 12/07 & 12/21 $20.
Ages 3-5- Saturdays 11:30am-12:15pm 5/4-6/15 with Rene Biemer CYT Little Flower Yoga, 7 classes, $160.
Ages 4-6 Tuesdays 4:45-5:30pm 4/30- 6/11 with Rajni Wint CYT Little Flower Yoga, 7 classes, $160.
These classes offer a balanced yoga class that meet the playful and exploratory needs of a 3-6 year old. Focus will be on strength, balance and flexibility, as well as mindfulness and breath techniques–tools for self-regulation that foster an understanding of how body and mind are connected and nurture a positive self-image.
Budding Yogis (Yoga and Mindfulness for ages 7-9, co-ed)
Tuesdays, 4-4:45pm, 4/29- 6/10 (no class 5/27) with Rajni Wint, CYT, Little Flower Yoga, 6 classes $140.
This fun and playful class will encourage your child’s self-expression as well as building social skills. They will develop body awareness through basic yoga poses and acquire the tools for self-regulation and centering through mindfulness techniques. Kids play games, create art projects and practice yoga in a safe and compassionate environment.
Young Warriors (Tween Yoga and Mindfulness for Girls ages 10-14)
Thursdays with Kristy Cohen, CYT Little Flower Yoga 3:30-4:30pm 5/2-6/13, 7 classes $160. CLASS IS FULL
Fridays with Rene Biemer, CYT Little Flower Yoga 4:15-5:15pm 5/3-6/14, 7 classes $160.
Participating in a regular mindfulness and yoga practice can help pre- and early teens to become more resilient in the face of stress and anxiety that is so prevalent in our culture today. Our classes help teens to explore who they are, what matters to them and provide a positive lens through which they can view themselves and their bodies. Mindfulness practices help students explore healthy ways of responding to stress, anxiety, changing bodies, expectations, boundaries and teaches them tools for self-regulation.
Tween yoga classes will offer tools to guide students in self exploration, provide ways to handle the challenges facing this transitional time from child to teenager.
** PLEASE NOTE: Drop-in Baby and Me (with Alice Jung) will return the May 2nd, NOW ON THURSDAYS from 12-1pm. **