This class is inspired by the Plum Village tradition of Engaged Buddhism as founded by the Venerable Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn.
The asana portion of the class is conducted slowly, mindfully, and infused with dharmic guidance such as stopping and looking deeply into the nature of the body, appreciating the group of practitioners, observing the miracle of breathing, inviting the bell to sound, and similar awareness practices. Asana is conducted with great respect for the yogic tradition, awareness of Ayurveda, and solid biomechanical support. Approximately 40 minutes are devoted to asana practice, 15 minutes to deep relaxation, and 20 minutes to sitting meditation.
This class provides all the physiological benefits of exercise, soothes the nervous system and mind from over-stimulation, and helps practitioners access true peace and insight.
Asana 60 min
15 min deep relaxation
15 min seated meditation