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Full-Scope Yoga Every Friday 6-7:30 pm


Poses~ Breathing~Meditation

Full Scope Yoga: A 90-minute class integrating a wide range of Yoga practices. This class is an immersion in meditation, drawing from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP). FullScope

We offer yogis a foundation to enjoy the broad and profound benefits of daily practice. The intention of this course is to aid practitioners in establishing a personalized set of Full-Scope Yoga practices that will ultimately lead to greater clarity, joy, and bliss—expanding and enriching life—both on and off the mat.

The Full-Scope sequence begins with Asanas (postures), and gradually transitions into subtle levels of Being with Pranayama (regulation of breath, expansion of energy), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (deep absorption). Samyama (a combination of Dharana, Dhyana, & Samadhi) is introduced gradually. Yamas and Niyamas (restraints and observances) are addressed in open discussion following the class.This class is held in room temperature.
By Donation (Suggested Donation = $20).

All Rivers Lead To The Sea; The 8 Limb Path


The core of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is an eight-limbed path that forms the structural framework for yoga practice. Upon practicing all eight limbs of the path it becomes self-evident that no one element is elevated over another in a hierarchical order. Each is part of a holistic focus which eventually brings completeness to the individual as they find their connectivity to the divine. Because we are all uniquely individual a person can emphasize one branch and then move on to another as they round out their understanding.

This ideology encourages one to continue in the spiritual/religious path that they have chosen or were born into, while applying these principles.

       In brief the eight limbs, or steps to yoga, are as follows:eight-limbs

1. Yama :  Universal morality

2. Niyama :  Personal observances

3. Asanas :  Body postures

4. Pranayama :  Breathing exercises, and control of prana

5. Pratyahara :  Control of the senses

6. Dharana :  Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness

7. Dhyana :  Devotion, Meditation on the Divine

8. Samadhi :  Union with the Divine