Meditation and Pranayama
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From her first yoga class, Yolandrea felt an instant shift in her total awareness and considers yoga to be perfect for simultaneous nourishment of the mind, body, and spirit. She enjoys sharing her passion for yoga with others, and with her welcoming and jovial personality, she employs a holistic approach to teaching by incorporating breath awareness, physical alignment, and yogic philosophy into each class. She has attended workshops with Rodney Yee, Cyndi Lee, Jennifer Brilliant, Richard Freeman, Chris Coniaris, Hart Lazer, Shiva Rea, Tias Little, and Jim Bennitt. She has studied with Sarla Nichols since 2002, is an E-RYT 500 credentialed teacher, and has been teaching since 2004. Yolandrea has a "bionic" knee, and as a Certified Yoga Therapist, she enjoys working with others who have had injuries and knee or other joint replacements and helping them to fully benefit from their yoga practice. Private yoga therapy sessions may be scheduled at Midtown Yoga Too.
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured." -B.K.S. Iyengar
Lauren took her first yoga class at Midtown yoga in 2000. Since then, yoga has been an important part of her journey to reconnect with her body, and she deeply believes that yoga can heal on an emotional, spiritual and physical level. Lauren completed her 200-hour teacher training at Midtown Yoga in 2013. Her teaching has been described as “soulful,” and she is passionate about sharing the many gifts yoga has given her with her students.
The word Prana literally means "to breathe forth". The word yama means "restraint" or "control". In this class, students will learn breathing techniques as a means to deepen meditation. Both meditation and pranayama methods taught each month will vary in order to introduce students to different styles of practice.