Asanas and Beyond: An Exploration into the Subtle and Philosophical Aspects of Yoga
4 week course Nov. 12 - Dec. 3
3-4:45pm with Jennifer Mauro
$65 early bird registration by 11/5, $70 thereafter
Location: The Nest
Are you craving more knowledge of this practice known as Yoga, that promises so many well-bing and health benefits? The Science of Yoga is as broad as life itself, like a map of our consciousness with many "limbs", Yoga as it turns out helps the mind understand in more ways than one. This gentle inspired class will offer the student more than a typical asana (posture) based class. Each week class will open with a topic of discussion that relates to the science of yoga followed by a yoga practice and close with meditation.
No prior experience needed— just a willingness to learn is required.
Week 1: What is Yoga? The Astanga 8 limbs of Yoga
Week 2: Chakras, mudras and mantras
Week 3: Ayurveda: Yoga's Sister Science of Well-being and health
Week 4: Creating a Yogi Lifestyle
You leave this course with a broad view of Yoga that hopefully will lead to further study and practice.
Jennifer began practicing yoga in 2011 when she was looking to find more balance in her life. In 2015, she decided to take her practice to the next level and began a summer intensive program for her 200 HR training. It was also around this time that she became a familiar face to the studio as a Karma Yogini checking in and assisting the patrons and Yoga teachers and as the occasional sub at Raven's Wing. Her thirst for knowledge was still not fully quenched and she immediately dove into an advanced Yoga Teaching program in 2016. She completed her the program in April of 2017 qualifying her as a 500 RYT. Jen also holds a BA in English and an MFA in creative nonfiction. By day, she teaches high school juniors in an inner city of CT