The deep connection between our thoughts and breath often goes unnoticed as we move through our day. This class will first invite you to connect with your sensations, emotions, and thoughts. Breathing exercises or pranayama will deepen your self-awareness and build focus as you regulate the flow of prana through the body. As you mindfully coordinate your breath with the process of entering, sustaining, and releasing asanas, you will take your body into a "rest and digest" mode. The class is designed for any level of student willing to give themselves permission to explore the three limbs of yoga - aparigraha, pranayama and asana - to connect the mind, breath and body to attain a state of sustained relaxation.
Dr. Anju Taneja, RYT 200, earned her Yoga Teacher Certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and is pursuing further studies in the field of Ayurveda. Born and educated in India, Anju’s personal practice includes pranayama, meditation, asanas, and mindful eating. Anju is currently a faculty member at the Hotchkiss School as Instructor of Physics, and also coaches tennis, volleyball, and basketball. A classroom teacher for almost three decades with an extensive educational background and fieldwork in the sciences, Anju plans to focus her Yoga classes on alignment for strength, stability, and balance. Her philosophy for Yoga practice is that kind acceptance of oneself transcends into compassion for others, alleviates stress, and eventually leads to wellness.
Community classes are pay by donation ($5 - $20 sliding scale suggested). If you're new to our studio, please be sure to introduce yourself to your teacher before the start of class.