Whether you’re a beginner, deciphering the difference between vrksasana (tree) and sirshasana (headstand) or an advanced yogi who can put both feet behind their head, our Open classes welcomes you, as it is open to practitioners of all levels.
You work at your own pace, following the teacher’s verbal as well as hands-on guidance. posture options will be provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
A typical Open class incorporates:
sutra and tantra (dharma texts)
arousing bodhicitta (active compassion)
samatha (calm abiding meditation)
An Open class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, drawn from the sutras and tantras, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. All Open classes include asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings—in a sequence conducive to the goal of yoga. Exuberant, eclectic music plays an integral role: you might practice to a shifting soundtrack of ragas, Hippie Sabotage, spoken word, Krishna Das, Childish Gambino, The Lumineers, Alice Coltrane and Mozart.
The class is called “Open” because it is open and suitable to all levels of practitioner.
Open “Old School” Flow of Bodhisatva Yogatantra
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