Yoga at 5 Lights
To practice yoga is to practice the merging of ones soul with eternal truth. Asana, the postures one takes in yoga poses, give us the felt experience of an unruffled state of consciousness and realization of our Inner Self. When yoga is done properly, the body and mind are purified as life's sorrows, diseases and fluctuations of the mind are released and the body becomes less dense and holds more light.
Recognition of soul is not something one can do under the instruction of another. It is a solo practice. However, having a good teacher is imperative. A good teacher will share with you tools for your journey and help you course correct when needed. Yoga at 5 Lights offers you these tools so when you practice on your own you know how to make the most use of your practice. The teachers that gather here have extensive knowledge in the philosophy and spiritual practice of yoga as well as the physical body.
Class Descriptions & Schedule
Sunday Morning Yin, with Melissa Myers
9:45-10:45 am, beginning May 21st
Yin yoga focuses on individual alignment as we all have different bodies and different needs. Melissa will assist you in finding your personal edge wherever that may be. By bringing our breath and attention to the physical body, we can release tension held in the connective tissue - increasing mobility, flexibility, and circulation in the joints. In yin, we hold each posture longer than a typical yoga class. In doing so, we give the body time to ease into the pose and find new depths of our being.
Tuesday Restorative, with Melissa Myers
7-8pm, beginning June 6th
Restorative yoga focuses on complete comfort and support of the physical body. Using props such as bolsters, blocks, and blankets, we ease the effort of muscles to promote relaxation of the body and mind. Soothing the nervous system and allowing the body to re-remember what a calm baseline feels like. Resting with awareness allows the parasympathetic nervous system (rest, digest, and heal - opposite of fight, flight, and freeze) to process stress. Improving the quality of sleep, boosting our immune system, balancing hormones, and regulating our digestion.
Wednesday Yoga & Element, with Michael Frank
7-8pm, Wednesdays May 17th - June 14th
Inspired by Yoga Elementals, a program developed by Tony Giuliano, this five part series explores yoga through the elements: space, earth, water, fire, and air. Individually dedicated and thematically sequenced, each class is intended to integrate heart, mind and body while philosophically connecting it to the universe. Open to students of all levels, this program consists of Hatha inspired asanas and flows.