Kripalu Yoga Practice
Kripalu Yoga is a beautiful traditional style of yoga that is accessible to everyone and every-body. It is known as the "yoga of compassion". All of our Kripalu teachers are influenced and inspired by a variety of teachers as well as other styles of yoga, and all maintain their continuing education in yoga asana (the physical practice) as well as yogic philosophy and history, or the "deeper practices" of yoga. (These classes are not appropriate for children, but all middle and high school students are welcome.)
Beginners are always welcome, drop and to start, any class, any time. Gentle/Beginner classes are not just for new students, but are the perfect place for anyone looking for stress reduction, relaxation and ease. Classes offer accessible postures guided as a "meditation in motion" with detail and support. They emphasizes adaptability and acceptance, and are especially welcoming for those who feel like they might not be “able” to “do” yoga or those who have injuries or other physical limitations.
(We offer Chair Yoga for those who want to practice yoga but are nervous about sitting on the floor.)
Kripalu All Levels
An instructive sequence of creative warmups, followed by a variety of postures, breathing and relaxation techniques. Appropriate for all students, and beginners are always welcome, you will be led and guided throughout!
A strengthening practice which includes longer holding times, more inter-connective flow between postures and an emphasis on internal awareness. New students who feel fit and strong are welcome to try Moderate Yoga any time, but remember that there may be less detailed instruction in these classes.
Gentle/Beginner, All Levels or Moderate Classes that do not specify "Kripalu" are classes taught by experienced certified teachers who received their training somewhere other than the Kripalu Center. These teachers are steeped in the essence of the the teachings of Kripalu Yoga, and the Heart of Heartsong, and their style is very much the same.
We often call these classes "Kripalu Inspired."
More information about Kripalu Yoga, and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, MA