***We presently offer classes at 2013 Claiborne St. in Mandeville, We have group classes appropriate for both beginners and experienced students. We also offer yoga therapy and private instruction for building a personal practice to achieve specific goals related to health, general wellbeing, advanced posture work, meditation, etc. We strive to keep our group classes small, which allows us to meet the unique needs of each student more effectively. Props and adaptations within the postures are offered, as well as detailed instructions throughout the practice. We encourage our students to enjoy their yoga practice and to ask for help at any time.
In our group classes, we offer asanas (postures), done both statically and dynamically, as well as linked together as vinyasa (a sequence of postures that flow together). Asanas are practiced with attention, not only on the movements and position of the body, but also on the breath. The purpose of practicing asanas is not to achieve a perfect form, but to benefit from the function of the postures and to find sthira and sukha (stability/focus and lightness/ease) in the practice of them.
We incorporate other aspects of yoga into our classes, including pranayama (conscious regulation of the breath), bhavana (visualization), sound, and dhyanam (meditation.)
MARVILLA GUEST HOUSE -- 2013 CLAIBORNE ST, IN OLD MANDEVILLE
(LOCATED ONE BLOCK FROM LAKE JUST WEST OF GIROD)
Mats and Blankets are available for your use if you do not have your own
Please come with an empty stomach, only light snacks 1 hour before class if you need to eat something
Monday--6:00-7:15 pm Yoga for All with brandy (firstname.lastname@example.org) (starts March 5)
Tuesday - 8:30-9:30am Yoga Philosophy
This discussion-based class allows students to explore, one at a time, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra.
Students at all levels are welcome to join us to practice chanting the Yoga Sutra-s, and understanding the text that is the foundation of yoga practice. This is a beautiful and eloquent treatise on yoga, offering a wealth of practical guidance for reducing the suffering in life, and increasing a connection to the essential self.
An ongoing class that uses the various tools of Yoga to explore the link between postures and breath for increased health, happiness and well being. This class is appropriate for all levels.
Tuesday - 7:15-8pm Chant with Jen (online via Zoom) beginning in March. Details to follow
Wednesday - 6:00-7:00 pm Beginner Yoga with sandy - email@example.com
Always wanted to try a yoga class? Not sure if you can do it because you're not very flexible? This is a great class to start with. We can help you understand how yoga is a wonderful tool for supporting health for every type of body, not just for those with flexible bodies. Bring your questions and your friends and experience how yoga can truly be for EVERYbody. This class focuses on introducing and reinforcing the basic tools of yoga - simple movements, breathing and meditative focus.
Saturday-9-10am Connect with your Essential Nature with libby firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of Yoga is to take steps toward freedom in our body, breath, & mind. The limitations we experience come from years of beliefs, patterns, and identifications - this clouds our vision and weighs us down and creates a veil over our true nature. This class is a journey inward to thin the veil.
You will learn tools to bring strength, stability & comfort - mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Sunday 8:50-9:50 am Meditation (based on teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh) 1st and 3rd Sunday with sharon
8:50-9:50 am Bhakti/Devotional Class (readings, movement, breath, sound and meditation) 2nd and 4th Sunday with becky (starting 2/25) Contact Becky for additional information (504 669 6885 or email@example.com)
Our recommended monthly fee will be $80, and will cover attendance at our regular classes as follows:
Monday Evening Class 6:00-7:15 pm (starting March 5)
Tuesday Morning Philosophy Class 8:30-9:30am
Tuesday Morning Class 10:00-11:00am
Tuesday Evening Chant Class 7:15-8:00pm (starting March 6)
Wednesday Evening Class 6:00-7:00 pm (starting February 21)
Saturday Morning Class 9:00-10:00 am
Sunday Morning Bhakti Class 8:50 am (every 2nd and 4th Sunday starting February 25th)
If you choose not to pay monthly, the recommended donation for the above classes is $10.
Chant and philosophy combo drop-in is $12 (or $32/month chant only, $40/month chant and philosophy combo)
Not included in the monthly fee are the following:
Sunday Meditation Class (every 1st and 3rd Sunday--$10 drop-in fee which is allocated to charity and does not go to Yoga Sanga)
Weekend Workshops (proposed for later this year and price will vary depending on length of individual program)