Getting Out of the Norm: Discover the Anomalies of Vinyasa Yoga

by Hannah Greenstreet

Traditional yoga methods, whether Ashtanga, Iyengar, Bikhram, etc., are founded on specifically designed techniques, poses, and sequences. These sequences are purposeful creations that offer a beacon to physical and energetic health and wellness. By utilizing the practice consistently with proper technique, we train our minds and bodies to find clarity, strength, and balance. So why explore the anomalies? Why venture outside the well-crafted poses of these long lineages of yoga? 

On August 12, Hannah will lead a workshop that will explore unusual variations rarely taught in a standard yoga class; unique and creative postures that challenge us to enhance our awareness of our bodies and reinvigorate our minds. So often today, it is easy to get comfortably stuck in routines, following systems that establish a safety net for our reality. There are many benefits to routines, often encouraged in the health and wellness world, as a gateway to ease and happiness. However, holding ourselves to a steadfast structure can also put limitations on our growth. We can get unconsciously caught in “autopilot” mode, often going through the motions with less and less intention and presence. When we lose grip of our experience in the present, we can get caught in expectations and norms that may not align with what we truly need and desire.

Therefore, this workshop will dive into anomaly (a.k.a. irregular) poses of yoga. Fun, interesting, out of the ordinary poses to mix up the orthodox and innovate some flare into your practice. By moving in new ways, we can access ideas and ways to get into our bodies further. This process allows us to step out of boxes and beliefs of ‘right and wrong’ and reinvent our asana practice to hopefully inspire and motivate.

Discover the Anomalies of Vinyasa Yoga Workshop with Hannah

Saturday, August 12th I 12-2 p.m. I $30

Register ONLINE prior to Friday August 11th to reserve your space!

Mountain Yoga Is Now Tahoe Yoga Shala

For Immediate Release

Mountain Yoga Is Now Tahoe Yoga Shala

South Lake Tahoe, California. — South Lake Tahoe’s favorite yoga studio, Mountain Yoga, is now Tahoe Yoga Shala.  South Lake Tahoe resident, Laura Josephy, recently purchased the “the Shala” after instructing and managing the business since 2011.

The Sanskrit word shala (sh-ah-la) translates as home or abode.  It can also mean the upper branch of a tree.  When asked about the symbolism of the business’ new name and logo, Laura shared, “At the Shala we believe that one's ability to expand and blossom is directly proportional to one's ability to gather and root. This philosophy is reflected in our approach to the postures and breath techniques we practice and it is the platform upon which balanced and healthy lifestyle practices are founded and maintained.”  This dynamic equilibrium offers endless opportunity for self-discovery and awakening at the level of the body, mind and spirit. It is Laura’s hope that the Shala is held as a reliable home in which students can take their attention inward to engage this process.

Laura has been practicing yoga since 2001, teaching since 2003.  She has owned and managed yoga studios since 2005.  She is devoted to the yoga tradition and continuously seeks opportunities to study with renowned lineage teachers in order to deepen her personal practice and cultivate new methods to guide and support her students and teachers.  Laura believes that in order to become a master teacher, one must first be a masterful student.

The Shala will honor all existing Mountain Yoga memberships. Students enjoy a number of membership options that provide them with the flexibility and access necessary to support their work-life schedule.  The Shala offers discounted introductory offers to full-time Tahoe residents. Offering a variety of methods including Ashtanga, Restorative, Prenatal, Family, All-Bodies and Power Flow, the Shala’s 35 weekly classes aim to provide something for everyone. 

The Shala, is located in the Tahoe Keys Village at 585 Tahoe Keys Blvd, Suite F1A.  An Open House featuring free classes, teacher meet and greet ,live music, acro yoga demonstration and kids chakra art will be held on January 16, 2016 from 12 - 3 p.m.

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Laura Josephy

Owner

Tahoe Yoga Shala

530/543-1400

tahoeyogashala@gmail.com

www.tahoeyogashala.com