Our inspiration is to share Yoga in ways that are meaningful to you energetically and spiritually. Kinfolk Yoga is also uniquely grounded in preventing yoga injuries so that you can continue your practice for the rest of your life – we approach yoga not from what’s trendy, but from what’s sacred and sustainable .
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Practice your way to better health. Yoga Basics provides a thorough understanding of the mechanics of technique and alignment. Classes are therapeutic. Designed for the beginner student to the more intermediate student desiring to develop a solid foundation.
“Breath Empowerment” is a guided use of the Warriors Breath. An ancient Eastern technique used before battle to Empower Warriors to save their village. This technique highly oxygenates the body to release stagnation in body tissue and emotional mind chatter.
Following the Warriors Breath is a focused Child’s Breath followed by Shavasana to come back to the bodies natural rhythm.
-First 15 minutes of class I explain the two different breathing methods. 1- Warriors Breath (Deep inhalation through the nose, into the chest, making a loud breath sound, relaxing exhalation through the nose completely focusing on relaxing the body) This high power breathing is an ancient method to bring a large amount of oxygen into the body to release stagnant energy and bring healing to muscles and organs. 2- Deep Slow Belly Breathing (also known as the Buddhas Breath, Childs Breath, etc. This breath brings focused relaxation into the lower Dan-Tien, or Energy center of the body located just below the navel allowing for full absorption of oxygen).
-The next 25 minutes is the "Breath Empowerment" experience. I guide the Warriors Breath in a sequence lying on the floor. Coaching the students through self restricted thoughts to help Empower them for the Most Amazing Full Body Buzz they probably ever had!
-The last 15 minutes is open to sharing what they experienced and coming back into normal body rhythm.
Chakra Keys Mediation
An inclusive approach to mediation that integrates the practices from both mindfulness (insight) meditation and creative (visualization) meditation practices. While often these two approaches to meditation are seen as polarized with one another, we will find that they naturally create an harmonious union within those of us with both a mystical and creative inclination.
Classes always include foundational practices for mindful meditation cultivation. From there we will explore our relationship with Creation by inquiring into our expanded energetic being though a very grounded system of chakras and energy awareness.
A tapestry of authentic hatha yoga with flowing elements of your personal divine into a tool for self-discovery. Deep movement (asana), breath (pranayama), focus (dristhi), meditation (dhyana) and guided visualization (yoga nidra) are playfully explored freeing personal power and expanding awareness of the quantum energetic hologram. All levels of experience and flexibility benefit through releasing out of sync patterns returning to Pure-Self. Synthesize triune self with therapeutic classical hatha Yoga.Practice your way to better health. Yoga Basics provides a thorough understanding of the mechanics of technique and alignment. Classes are therapeutic. Designed for the beginner student to the more intermediate student desiring to develop a solid foundation.
EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING
Yep! Just like that Lionel Richie song, we've got some sweet sultry moves to sooth you into your Sunday morning. We're giving you a reason to wake up early(ish) to celebrate the day. This all-levels class incorporates delicious asana, transformative breath work, imaginative meditation experiences and restorative rest. Gather with your community to create potent circuities in the body, and settle in so to flourish for the week ahead!
A gentle, somatic, integrative practice that creates a sacred space to reconnect with our natural inner rhythms.
This is an innovative restorative type of class designed to open you up from the
inside out. Be prepared for deep tissue release work, using small rubber therapy balls to liberate fascial adhesions, trigger points, or areas congested and weak from scar tissue. Tending to those parts that may be underused, overused, misused, and abused. This is a time to explore, investigate, discover and embody. Leave feeling more ease, increased flexibility, and a reservoir of power for your asana classes.
This style relies much more on synchronized breathing with each movement to produce beautiful, flowing patterns of motion and energy. This powerful, energetic, playful flowing class has a strong emphasis on breath and allows beginners, intermediate and advanced students to be challenged in the same class. One Hour class.
FLOW with PASSION
Expect an energizing movement practice designed w/intention and focus on the Heart center, our Air element within, in order to deeper nourish the values of passion and compassion to celebrate our life and hearts deep intentions essentially w/ ourselves and with naturally others. In this way we create clearer channels for our vital life source, and our wholesome Passions , that makes up our incredible human experience.
With techniques of Yoga, Qi gong, authentic movement, breath-work, meditation, cleansing&digestive practices, we tune deeper into our own self communication, see where we hold blockages, to release tension and to open spaces in our body&soul temples for our vital desires, alignment, personal evolution and higher wisdom.
A dynamic flow class with an emphasis on standing poses and core strength, balanced with devotion. Intended for those who want to remove physical and emotional limitations and obstacles in their lives through dedicated practice. Challenging postures and breathing techniques will be explored, not recommended for beginners.
This class is designed for participants looking for modified, supported, gentle flow yoga yoga class. This class will be more basic in nature, postures will be more foundational with emphasis on breath, alignment, and unwinding tension. Typically classes will end with a few restorative postures. Appropriate for all ages and abilities.
Kinfolk Yoga is a creative full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga. These innovative classes are best for students seeking a yoga practice that enhances awareness, inner/outer strength, fluidity and movement meditation. Kinfolk is about community. With you in mind, each class offers a love of sequencing, poetry and the energetics needed for the class on any giving day. This class will offer options for both newer to yoga and experienced practitioners alike; please honor your experience as you test your edges in this class. In a nut shell: yoga with an emphasis on creativity + alignment. This class is best suited to intermediate/advanced students.
Guided by the phase and current astrological sign of the moon, this flow is designed to balance the mind, body and spirit through the elemental insight of Ayurveda to potentize our embodiment of life.
In Mindful Vinyasa, the goal is to create a practice that utilizes the components of Vinyasa yoga class while flowing with more awareness. In Mindful Vinyasa there is time to slow down, tune inward, and hold the space of each posture. Additionally, mindfulness will come into play as there will be a focus on maintaining proper alignment throughout each asana.
Restorative Yoga is a series of supportive poses that allows your body to renew and heal. It is slow, deeply nurturing and suitable for all ages and abilities. With the aid of props, soothing music, guided meditation and long, comfortable holds you are allowing for a gentle opening in the body. A consistent practice of restorative yoga will make your body less vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and help you achieve optimal health. This practice aims to balance the nervous system, and achieve deep relaxation. Come shed the stresses of daily life and discover a more relaxed you. Come chill the folk out.
"Ah I feel like a little kid, that was a much needed yoga nap." - Leanne
On Sunday evening at Kinfolk, experience the beautiful bridge between the week past and the week anew. Experience yourself in suspension as you reflect and excite, absorb and release, wrap-up and re-inspire. It’s the week’s final sigh. Be here to feel it.
A jump start to begin the day, this morning flow class promotes strength and flexibility to help the body release in a restorative way. This flowing style yoga class is slower paced. Focuses on classic postures and correct alignment in the body. Practice with a renewed sense of focus and commitment. Centered in stillness, you will leave feeling relaxed and ready to start your day.
A COMPLETE approach to Hatha Yoga that emphasizes the principles of wise sequencing (Vinyasa Krama), remembering of our essence (Smarana) and the manifestation of our own radiance of being (Tejas). ParaYoga is a powerful practice that works on shaping and harnessing vital energy through movement, breath, and mantra. It is a classically heated practice that warms you up from the inside out to create a brighter, more balanced practice. ParaYoga also weaves ancient yogic philosophies into a modern asana practice, so that you empower yourself to take these life changing discoveries into your daily life. ParaYoga elevates your experience of what Yoga really is. Tuesdays level 1/2. Thursdays level 2/3. Ends 9/11 and 9/13.
This class is taught with a particular flavor that each teacher brings to it. Vinyasa classes have the intention to build strength and stamina in the body and mind and strikes a balance between flowing movements and longer holds. Postures are linked with the breath facilitate opening and release by working at their own pace. Foster a deeper connection to your inner wisdom through attention to sensation and alignment. Explore your edge, and open your hips and heart!
A nourishing and strengthening gentle flow class with emphasis on breath and energetics. Dynamic movements help to capture the mind and moving us into stillness. Bringing fresh life force (prana) into the body as we release stagnant energy that no longer serves us is the goal. Reset your nervous and digestive systems with some juicy asana and pranayama. Come get grounded to rise up steady. No reservations required;) A perfect weekend yoga class for all levels.
YOGA for DIGESTION
Yoga for Digestion is a wisely sequenced Tantric Hatha Yoga practice, w/intention and focus on the Navel center, on our Fire element within, in order to ignite deeper Nourishment in our digestive systems both physically and emotionally, to create clearer channels for our vital life source, and our wholesome Desires, that makes up our incredible human experience.
Using wise techniques of yoga, cleansing&digestive practices, Qigong ,aware movement, breath-work, meditation, vibration and visualization, we tune deeper into our own self communication, see where we hold blockages, to release tension and to open spaces in our body&soul temples for our vital desires, alignment, personal evolution and higher wisdom.
Yoga Essence is a thoughtfully designed class of gentle asana, pranayama, and meditation to explore the mental, physical, and energetic bodies simultaneously. We will also focus on common problematic areas specifically to encourage expansive growth. Week by week, we will drop into the deep ravine to remove the waste that blocks the flowing stream of pure potential, your essence. With curiosity and devotion, this practice will light the path for self-healing and connection to creation - there where ignorances are dissolved and loving truth awaits to embrace you.
YOGA for GRIEF
While there are many forms of grief, and each person’s experience is unique, no one is left untouched by its profoundly intimate and potentially transformative presence in our lives.
The Yoga of grief is a gently guided practice; an exploration through Hatha and restorative asana, breath, free movement, sound, mindfulness, poetry and that helps us be with and tend to, the physical, emotional and spiritual effects of grief. We learn to honor grief as the natural response to loss and in doing so liberate ourselves in the joyful potential of a life fully felt. Jemma Skye Champeau/ Transpersonal Counsellor/ RYT, CPT, MindfulnessTeacher
Often referred as "Yogic Sleep" this is a 4000 year old guided mediation technique that leads to a deep and exquisite state of rest where the body and mind can restore and rejuvenate. Yoga Nidra involves a sequence of deeply relaxing restorative postures, followed by guided mediation designed to balance, calm, and repair. The experience moves through the conscious mind into the sub-conscious to affect positive change and healing through deep relaxation, resolve, and meditation.