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  971 NW Spruce Ave Ste 101, Corvallis, OR  |  541-224-6566  |  My Account  |

Morning Chant Circle ($7 Suggested Donation)

This class is taught by:

Brianne LaBauve

"What IS yoga" is a question I find myself asking daily. I learned a simple concentration practice in 2005 that lead to a daily meditation practice and studying of various spiritual texts. I began a improvisational dance practice around the same time and until about two years ago danced five days a week. I love movement, I love meditation and found a synchronicity of the two as I began practicing yoga regularly six years ago. My Asana teachers have been Pamela Maldenado in Northern California, Shiva Rea in Los Angeles and Elan Adams in Denham Springs, Louisiana. I received my 200-hr. teacher certification in Vinyasa Flow a year and a half ago in Louisiana and hope to share the vividness, passion and rejuvenation that I have discovered on the mat. My teaching style incorporates my roots in Ashtanga yoga, a new-found interest in Anusara yoga, and the fluidity and grace learned from years of dancing. I strive to meet students wherever they are at, with presence, commitment and love, and ultimately hope to serve as a guide to the teacher within.
The Gayatri Mantra (the mother of the vedas) is the foremost mantra in hinduism and hindu beliefs and inspires wisdom. It holds the power of both mantra and of prarthana (prayer) and positively affects all chakras or energy centers in the human body. It improves speech, brightens the intellect and the repeated chanting of the Gayatri Mantra, with proper understanding of its meaning, is believed to be of the greatest good to the individual! We will chant the Gayatri Mantra 108 times, preceded by a few Sun Salutations to warm the body, and closing with a few moments of silence. Come get your chant on!