The Yoga Wheel's mission is to in-courage awareness of the sacredness of life, while keeping the body awake, the mind open, and the heart present.
I founded The Yoga Wheel in 2001, inspired by the practice of Yoga and Buddhist Dharma. This year is it’s 20th anniversary.
I approach movement ( San. Asanas and Pranayama) through experiential anatomy and dynamic principles of movement, rather than the mechanics of postures alone.
In my practice, I recommend regular Yoga and Pranayama practice as an adjunct to the therapeutic process.
Following my lineages (see appendix below).
Yoga is not a workout. Its a work-in.
~ Gioia Irwin
Mondays 12-1:30 pm (September 6, 13, 20, 27)
(Note that Sept 27th will be 75 min instead of 90m)
RESTORING EASE in BREATH
~ This month Im focusing on death of the diaphragmatic Breath and its toning function of the body.
Wednesdays 9:30-11 a.m. (September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
~ Vijnana Yoga inspired practice, that applies seven vital principles of movement. Strengthening and Balancing.
Fridays 9-10:30 a.m. ( September 3, 10, 17, 24 )
TENSEGRITY REPAIR SERIES
~ Precise, fluid, repetitive and oscillatory movements designed to retrain the pathway in the N.S. and cultivate strength stability, calm and ease.
Full Month 13 classes $260
(signing up before September 1, $250)
$21/class, independent drop in.
- Please take a note of the FALL RETREAT, October 15-17th, 2021Meditation and Yoga Intensive:October 15th, Friday 7-9 p.m.October 16th and 17th, Sat and Sunday 9a.m.-1 p.m.Registration starts September 1st. Deadline for registration October 1st.Investment:$121( before October 1st $108)My hope is for this retreat to be done, both, in person and for those who are out of town, on-line. However, if the pandemic wave comes back, we’ll do it only on-line.
Disclaimer: The practices we offer are not meant to be medical services. If any of these offerings may be questionable for your health or well-being, please consult your medical practitioner.
Styles of Yoga
My speciality is “braiding” the knowledge, experience and wisdom of all the schools I studied and practiced, while keeping the integrity of each and every style.
This Yoga style is named by Jnana (Sanskrit “awareness-wisdom”). Vijnana is one of the inherent sheaths (koshas) of the body-mind-heart. It is also known as a practice of being present to the deep non-conceptual and unhindered intelligence, which is the inherent nature of our mind; ultimately awake and open.
There are four main practices of Vijnana Yoga: The Seven vital principles are guidelines for the asana practice; an extensive practice of pranayama (attending the prana trough intentional techniqu: Just Sitting practice of meditation; and the study of Yogic texts.
Yoga in the Vijnana style can be traced back through the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya, and more recently B.K.S. Iyengar, Dona Holleman, Orit Sen-Gupta and Gioia Irwin. It involves intermediate and advanced practices.
– Increased body-mind connection.
– Equal tension while keeping the skeletal integrity.
This style of Yoga is a restoring, repairing, as well as a relaxing practice, consisting of a few long-held and well-supported postures, thus suitable for bodies of all sizes and strengths.
Postures are held anywhere from 5-20 minutes allowing the body to relax and release long held tension as well as strengthen weak areas. It is a great introduction for those who have never practiced Yoga and/or have trouble with breathing.
– Increased body-mind connection.
– Relief from muscle tension and joint discomfort.
– Nervous system balancing.
– Psycho-somatic integration.
Yoga Nidra implies complete relaxation in non-movement (often just laying on the floor) while maintaining consciousness. This allows our dormant layers of creativity and healing energies to come to the surface.
While enhancing awareness while relaxed, Yoga Nidra harmonizes the deep layers of the mind.
– Deepen Relaxation.
– Helps relieving symptoms of stress.
– Increases the inter-connectedness.
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