Community Yoga, Hatha Yoga - Moving Into The Body
I’m always looking for new ways within the ancient, powerful practice of yoga to release habitual patterns and discover genuinely nourishing, integrative movement. In my classes we explore our range of motion creatively and playfully in familiar postures and movement, uncovering new opportunities for stretch, challenge, and relaxing integrative release.
Hatha Yoga - All Levels
It’s my intention to facilitate an experience in yoga class that is meaningful for you, and yields profound relaxation. Anyone is welcome to attend my Thursday 5:45-7:00PM Hatha Yoga class. Poses are simple, yet intense, and are held with a concentrated focus which can sometimes feel harder than it looks. I encourage you to pay attention to the strong sensations that arise and move into a place of stillness.
Hatha Yoga - All Levels
For me the miracle of yoga is that it reminds me again and again that we have choices and options in our life. Almost every way we spend our time, in work, relationships, commuting, errands, entertainment, tends to draw our focus outward, loosen our connection to our heart, and drain us energetically. I say “almost” because a regular yoga practice retrains our focus, replenishes our body and spirit, and reminds us that we can take that experience into our daily life.
Jennifer Cho Kain:
Hatha Yoga - Stress Relief
Jennifer Cho Kain grew up in Los Angeles, California with rich exposure to the performing arts, dance and yoga beginning in her early teens. Her love of movement as a means of expression as well as healing informs her style as a yoga teacher. Her classes incorporate dynamic movement as part of a yoga practice to increase somatic awareness as well as fluidity, flexibility, balance and strength in the body/mind.
Yoshi enjoys guiding people to connect with a sense of peace and balance through their yoga practice. She enjoys studying and teaching a range of styles of yoga including restorative and vinyasa with a focus on dynamic movement and fluid transitions. Her passion is supporting women and families around the birth of a child and transition to parenthood,and has a particular interest in offering prenatal yoga. Her approach to prenatal yoga is to create space for expectant mothers to focus inward and connect with their bodies and babies through breath and movement.
The Thinking Body, The Feeling Mind
The style of yoga I teach—The Thinking Body–The Feeling Mind—shares many postures and philosophies with classic hatha yoga. The conscious expression of movement, inner awareness, and purposeful use of breath are key elements of both traditions. I believe the riches that come from a mindful movement practice have great potential to sustain our physical lives and support our spirit. My classes have less intense, repetitive movement than a vinyasa flow class and more choreographed moments than a classic hatha yoga class. Everyone is encouraged to practice with respect for their own body and needs at each session.
Ruth Knight, ERYT500
Director of Yoga Teacher Training.
Rest & Restore, Individual Instruction
I began studying and teaching yoga in the 1980’s when it was relatively obscure, and have spent my adult life studying with some great hatha yoga teachers, namely Mukunda Stiles, A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, Gary Kraftsow, and Linda Lack, Ph.D. My guru, Swami Chetanananda, has been my guide and inspiration.
Susan Marshall ERYT200
Feldenkrais - Awareness through Movement,
Influenced by yoga and martial arts in the middle of the last century, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais developed a series of lessons designed to improve life through movement. His approach was to encourage conscious attention to small movements. By engaging the brain and nervous system, people learn in a simple, pleasurable way.
Movement Center Director,
Yoga and Meditation Teacher
Sadhvi is a senior meditation teacher at The Movement Center. She received her first teacher training certificate in 1976, and since then, she has taught both yoga and meditation at TMC. Her classes emphasize the importance of releasing tensions in the body and in the mind to help students let go of the barriers preventing them from understanding their own true nature.
A teacher since 2006, my classes aim to offer the opportunity of aligning to the beauty and wisdom of your own being.
All of my classes include some time for conscious breath-work, a carefully crafted movement experience, yoga philosophy, and meditation. Through these practices we aim to learn an integrated, present, and clear way of being.