Find out why millions across the world can’t live without yoga in their lives.
What will I learn in this class?
This class introduces yoga newcomers to the fundamentals of this ancient Indian practice, with an explanation of asana poses, breathing techniques, meditation and the importance of movement and breath alignment.
This series of classes also introduces students to mudra (gestures), pranayama (breath control) and the ujjayi form of breathing, which enhances the yoga experience. Students will explore the mental and emotional sides of yoga through meditation techniques to calm the mind and ground the body. Each class concludes with meditation practice.
After grasping the pillars of yoga, participants will develop a full range of movement and flexibility.
What are the benefits of this class?
Besides building their mediation and breath awareness skills, students will increase their range of motion and develop body awareness. The class also provides the tools for students to practice alone and grow their yoga ability.
Who will teach this class?
Luiz Olimpio (pictured) has been practicing yoga since 1999. He has trained in India with the nonprofit Yoga Alliance and holds regular meditation retreats in the Kanto area. He is a Harvard Medical School-certified mindfulness-based cognitive therapy teacher.