Yoga & Meditation Classes

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Our classes are designed to offer students a safe and supportive environment in which they can explore the balance between effort and ease. In a group practice you can expect to find both invigoration and relaxation. In the Iyengar tradition of therapeutic yoga we aim to help students find the most efficient alignment in postures to allow energy to move freely through the body. We draw on our fervent interest in and knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as our own experiences with injury and rehabilitation to translate teachings in ways that are accessible to all students.

Traditional postures are used in classes to explore the body’s memories and fears, joys and strengths. Insight meditation is taught as a way to discern between action and reaction, thought, expectation, need and want. Through thoughtful observation practitioners gain power to focus their energy more productively and with more ease.

Classes are offered by donation at the G STREET STUDIO in Anchorage, Alaska (unless otherwise indicated.) Visit the calendar to get specific information about your class. Registration may be required.

Punchcards are available and can be purchased at the Studio or by clicking here.

Hatha Yoga

Learn intelligent and effective movement techniques in an exploration of classical postures. Standing postures, forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions with modifications to increase accessibility for all students. Focus on mental, emotional and spiritual health benefits. Beginners who are fit and thoughtful are welcome.

Spring Series (March 1, 2019 – Memorial Day): Monday, 6-7:15pm

Starting Jan. 1, 2019: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12-1pm

Gentle Yoga

Posture, movement, breathing and mindfulness practice. Mostly floor based with extra instruction and time for props and alignment. All are welcome.

Wednesday, 1:30-2:45 pm

Gentle Practice for Beginners

Posture, movement, breathing and mindfulness practice for never-ever yogis and especially geared towards those with age-related concerns. Mostly chair based with extra instruction and time for props and alignment. All are welcome.

most Mondays (please check the calendar to verify),  1:30-2:45pm

Restorative Yoga

Guided meditation and mindfulness practice in supported postures to restore both physical and mental space and ease. Mostly floor based with extra instruction and lots time for props and process. All are welcome.

TBA 

Neighborhood Yoga

For the first time yogi (who is fit and healthy) and the experienced practitioner who want clear instruction and moderate intensity. Standing postures, inversions, forward bends, backbends and twists for physical vitality, mental and emotional health.

Pay what you can, bring your props, your sense of humor, your intention for world peace, your tight muscles, your busy mind and, for good measure, your neighbor! Bike, walk or ski for extra style points.

Classes are held at the Anchor Park Methodist Church at the corner of Lake Otis Parkway and Oak St. Anchorage 99508

By donation.

2019 Spring Series: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:15pm

Intro to Meditation

4-Class Series with Margi Clifford

5:30-6pm: Wednesdays: January 2 & 9, Mondays: January 7 & 14, 2019

repeats March-May 2019

Meditation is the practice of paying attention to one’s own mind. It is an ancient practice enjoying a modern resurgence because of its numerous and significant health benefits. A regular meditation practice can help reduce stress and increase tolerance. Meditation aids concentration, creativity and increases ease and patience. Practitioners learn to manage pain, cravings, and moods and enjoy better health and vitality.

This workshop series is an opportunity for you to learn more about meditation and to practice several techniques in a supportive environment with a knowledgeable teacher. The series is appropriate for beginners with no prior experience. It would also be enjoyed by anyone who is looking for a refresher on techniques or who wants some additional support for their practice.