September 23rd I 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

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Ashtanga Full Primary I Open to All-Levels I 100% Donations Benefit the Trini Foundation
Led by Laura Josephy & Kacey Davy
Free Sweet Spokes Popsicles after the Event!

September is National Recovery Month. In order to increase awareness and understanding surrounding substance abuse and to celebrate those in recovery the Shala is hosting a donation only fundraising event in support of the Trini Foundation. The Trini Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the life-changing practice of Ashtanga Yoga to those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. It's their mission to provide yoga as a tool to aide in the recovery process and help those who are suffering to maintain long-term sobriety. www.trinifoundation.org

Ashtanga yoga is a therapeutic system designed to purify the body, promote proper functioning of the digestive system, build strength, and restore range of motion to the body. The method of practice taught in Ashtanga yoga relies on linking postures with deep, even breathing and steady gazing. The system of linking the breath with movement is known as vinyasa and encourages the blood to circulate properly allowing the removal of unwanted toxins. The gazing point helps to facilitate a state of meditation, having a profound effect on the calmness of the mind. It is a transformative and healing practice. 

Trini is the Sanskrit word for three. In Ashtanga yoga, asana (which refers to the physical postures) is the third of eight limbs. We begin with asana as a technique to quiet our active minds. It offers an entry point into developing the other limbs of yoga which include guidelines for living peacefully, as well as meditation and breathing techniques.

In the summer months there is nothing quite like a cold treat after a sweaty morning yoga practice. The Shala is teaming up with local Sweet Spokes Pops to give you just that! Join Laura & Kacey for this all-levels fundraiser class, support the Trini Foundation and get a free organic, handcrafted, cold and delicious popsicle.