"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.
Brianne LaBauve instructs the following:
Flow Yoga ~ Level All
Flow yoga (level all) synchronizes movement with breath as yoga postures flow from one to the next. This all levels class moves as a flowing practice. Students learn new poses through experience and guidance while in the midst of ‘a practice’. Class may include inversions and arm balances along with sun salutes, standing poses, back bends, forward bends, meditation and relaxation. Meditation and savasana bound the practice.
Morning Chant Circle
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!
Community Yoga, Apprentice Teachers~ Level 1 ($7 suggested donation)
Community Yoga is Yoga for everyone! A yoga practice of posture, breathing, and relaxation that improves overall health and well being. Rotating teachers, often from the Live Well Studio teacher training program. $7, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Free Yoga at Corvallis Farmer's Market
Join us at Waterfront Park by the Market in Corvallis for a fun free outdoor yoga class with Lisa! Bring your mat, bring your friends! All levels welcome.