Because our space can only hold a few students with social distancing measures, despite a move to Phase 4, we have decided to continue holding all classes online through the Zoom platform. You can attend through your phone, tablet or laptop. The procedure is fairly simple:
If you'd like to attend a class but cannot make it during the livestream, we can send you a link to view the recording, good for 7 days. Register as normal, then email us to say you'd like to receive the recording.
Members now get access to a video archive of our best classes. For just $105/month, you can take all the classes you want, any time you want... It's a great way to motivate yourself to practice regularly and support our studio. Learn the details here.
We are also offering a selection of prerecorded audio practices available to stream or download here.
If you cannot afford to pay your normal full rate, please contact us or feel free to purchase a discounted $12/single class or 6 classes for $60 card (available in the online store). We trust you!
Every Monday at 7p, a different instructor each week. Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge they have to offer!
The Amala School of Yoga will be offering its 95 hour program online for 2020-21. Learn more and register today!
After a summer of experiential anatomy, this fall we will pursue moon sadhana - practices that explore and cultivate the mind. (Learn more about our year-long syllabus here.) Both moon and mind are constantly changing, and both “reflect” other energies. We will use movement and breath to engender states of stability and calm, which support further work with meditation and self-inquiry. In other words, we will turn our attention from physical to mental alignment.
We will also consider different models of the mind, both Indian and Western. We will meditate more regularly and develop a repertoire of foundational meditations. By winter, we will be ready to move into the realms of prana, the animating intelligence of life.
Some recommended reading for this fall:
Yoga and Psychotherapy: The Evolution of Consciousness
by Swami Rama et al
The Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain
by Antonio Damasio
The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience by Francisco Varela, Evan Thompson and Eleanor Rosch
Swami J's excellent online commentary on the Yoga Sutras
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for relevant links and videos as we go along.