James Sanders Yoga

Six Class Beginners Yoga Series
POSTPONED! I hope to reschedule soon 🙂

Come build strength & flexibility while feeling the calm peace of mind that yoga offers!

This six class series is perfect for anyone curious about yoga, anyone who has been practicing mainly online and lapsed yogis who are ready to come back to the mat. We will focus on fundamentals and building a strong foundation for safe practice in a warm, welcoming, supportive environment.

Each of the six 75 minute classes will have a clear focus, and over the series, we will cover standing poses, forward bends, back bends, twists, balance poses, and more. At the end of the course, you will know:

• foundational poses which you will encounter in many yoga classes
• basic alignment principles to protect against injury and support a lifelong practice
• common yoga terminology
• how to find a class and teacher that suits you best

As an ancient practice, yoga has deep roots and many traditions. Yoga is also a contemporary living & breathing practice that has evolved to support us in our modern lives. In this workshop, we will touch on the deep roots and traditions while finding how yoga can best fit you and your life.

This series is perfect for you whether you are brand new to yoga or if you’ve just been away from your mat for some time.  We’ll start from step one and build a solid foundation for your yoga practice.

What we will cover

•Alignment fundamentals
•Yoga Terms
•Core Strength
•Sun Salutations
•Warrior 1
•Warrior 2
•Downward Facing Dog
•Triangle Pose
•Vinyasa ~ linking breath and movement
•Breathing in poses
•Challenging vs Harming
•Balance poses
•Core strength 2.0
•Finding ease in effort
•Sun Salutation variations
•What should yoga be for you?
•Doing a whole body practice
•Restorative poses
illustration of a yoga class in ardha chandrasana

Some Details

  • This is a six class series
  • Classes will be held on six consecutive Wednesdays beginning August 30
  • Class will begin at 6:00PM and end at 7:15PM
  • Classes will be in-person and a video recording of each class will be made available to students
  • Series cost is $140 

Questions or concerns? Just send me a note

As a longtime yoga practitioner, I experience the richness a steady yoga practice brings to life.  Way back in high school (in the 80s!) I found yoga in a bookshop, thanks to Ram Dass, and began practicing.  

Flash forward to 2017, I decided to take a deeper dive into yoga and signed up for my first 200 hour teacher training.  This was with Sienna Smith.  That training opened my eyes to the value of an alignment based yoga. My practice prior to this was rife with poor habits which had left me with a variety of injuries.  

By paying close attention to my body and developing a sustainable practice, those injuries are mostly healed.

Most recently I have been training with Tias & Surya Little of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe.I received my 500 hour certification after training with them, as well as, a credential to teach SATYA (more about SATYA here). This training with Prajna is deeply infused with study of the subtle body, the nexus of Dharma and yoga, healing trauma and yoga anatomy.

My teaching is all about creating a healthy, sustainable yoga practice which will benefit students throughout their life.

As far as this Beginner Yoga Workshop goes, our classes will focus on building strength and flexibility in a non-inuring way.  Learning good habits right off the bat will yield great results in your ongoing practice.  You will be encouraged to pay close attention to how your body feels and how to find a calm mind in the face of physical effort.

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