with Kathy Tooley
Kripalu means compassion in Sanskrit, the language of yoga’s origins. Kripalu is an inquiry-based form of hatha yoga. This class includes breathwork and postures designed to open, stretch, and strengthen the body. Compassionate awareness to the body/mind/spirit experience is developed. Gentle does not mean without challenge. Students will be guided into their unique expression of yoga. Students report feeling stronger, more grounded, and more relaxed after this class.
Why is this class called Gentle/Moderate and not simply Gentle or Moderate? These Gentle/Moderate classes allow the instructor to open up to the energy of the students in attendance that day, offering modifications for those who wish more ease and for those who desire more intensity.
What to expect in a Kripalu Yoga Class...Classes begin with warm-up movements and breath awareness to prepare you for yoga postures. The heart of each class is a sequence of postures that stretch, strengthen, and balance your body. Each class ends with a deep relaxation (Savasana) and meditation.