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.
Following my lineages (see appendix bellow) I approach movement, in both body- Āsana and breath-Pranayama, as a moving meditation, where the two main pillars are: Structural Stability and Effortlessness (Sanskrit “Sthiram Sukham Āsanam”). Mindfulness is a vehicle, an anchor, where one practice to let go of effort and willfulness, threading awareness through the body’s intelligent layers and fascial tensegrity matrix and its tidal movements. This on going Inquiry into the wholeness is the practice of Yoga.
Yoga is not a workout. Its a work-in.
~ Gioia Irwin
JUNE – 2021
Mondays 12-1:30 pm ( June 7, 14, 21, 28)
~ Mindful movements based on developmental principles, restoring ease, releasing spine and relaxing and releasing centred focussed vision. (Recommended for frequent Screen watching
Wednesdays 9:30-11 a.m. ( June2, 9, 16, 23, 30)INTERMEDIATE FLOW
~ Vijnana Yoga inspired practice, that applies seven vital principles of movement. Strengthening and Balancing.
Fridays 9-10:30 a.m. ( June 4, 11, 18, 25)
TENSEGRITY REPAIR SERIES
~ Fluid, repetitive and oscillatory movements designed to retrain the pathway in the nervous system, and cultivate Stability, Calm and Ease.
(Recommended for frequent meetings on the Screen).
For more details and benefits of the practice styles, look bellow.
Full Month 13 classes: $250
(signing up before June 1, $230)
$21/class, independent drop in.
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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