"Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret to success." 

-Swami Sivananda

Sivananda Yoga Inspired Practice & Meditation

Sunday March 18, 3:30-5:30 PM
Teacher: Tish Hegel
Location: Dave's Astanga: 7950 E Redfield Rd #170, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Appropriate for students level 1-2 and up (click here for information on Sivananda Yoga)

Swami Sivananda


Inspired by the teachings of Swami Sivananda, this class will touch on four of the 'Five Points of Yoga" as outlined by Swami Vishnudevananda. These are proper breathing, proper exercise, proper relaxation, positive thinking and meditation. The Sivananda asana practices begin with a period of gentle Surya Namasakara, which slowly increase in intensity, followed by a series of asana designed to stimulate the chakras from the 'crown to the root'. Inversions will be practices following the warm up segment to target the crown, third eye and throat chakras. Backbends, twists forward bends will highlight the heart, solar plexus and sacral plexus chakras and standing postures to close the session as we target the root chakra. Brief 15 minute periods of meditation and pranayama will begin and end the practice. 

Intensity: This class is appropriate for those who have practiced yoga before and are able to complete sun salutations and inversions (modifications and substitute postures will be offered for inversions), wall space is available  for students to use for inversions. Assistance and alternative postures will be provided when needed. Students new to inversions may opt to practice "legs up the wall" (viparita karani) instead of inversions and still participate in the rest of the sequence.

COST: 22.00, Drop in cash only
*Register for both the "Learning to Love Backbends" workshop on 3/18 from 11:00-2:30 and 
the Sivananda Practice to save 7.00 on both. (total of 55.00, 20.00 for Sivananda class and 35.00 for BackBends class. Please indicate that you would like to attend both classes in the comments section in the registration form. If two people are attending one and not the other we can adjust the price accordingly.)