What is Shiva Shanti Yoga?
At Shiva Shanti Yoga, we focus on the practice
of asana with a flow (vinyasa), philosophy, deep breathing,
restorative yoga, meditation, yoga nidra and mantra; to enhance
one's health and wellbeing. Classes are paced, systematic and
provide a foundation for understanding the many branches of yoga.
In our classes the duration that you are engaged in asana varies;
heat can be generated from within, when practicing a dynamic asana
or a flowing sequence. In some classes you may be encouraged to
relax in a pose or dynamically embrace a pose for an extended
period of time, always our classes are created to intelligently
flow. Each class begins by chanting the eternal sound of OM,
followed by a dharma talk, a brief physical warm up, sun
salutations, infused with music, anatomy integration, structural
alignment, flexibility, range of motion and graceful transitions.
You will be taught how to use props and be guided in a safe and
thoughtful asana class. Classes include standing poses, backbends,
forward bends, hip openers, twisting, inversions, shavasana,
meditation and mantra. Our classes are designed to join mind,
body, and spirit. The temperature is balanced for safety and never
Shiva Shanti Yoga Teachers are
interested in the deep historical and philosophical study of the
ancient practice of yoga. We invite and encourage people of every
background, shape, size, gender and color to join us. Shiva means
transformation (by dissolving our old ways of thinking and being)
and Shanti means peace, we happily promote unity and peace among all
beings. Shiva Shanti Yoga is committed to providing an atmosphere
where the ancient texts of yoga can be taught, understood, explored,
while in a safe and compassionate environment.
"I believe your practice must be
thoughtful, joyful, devotional, graceful, calming, challenging,
enlightening and steady." Felise Berman Founder Shiva Shanti Yoga.
What are its benefits?
Yoga seeks to bring an individual into
balance physically, psychologically,
emotionally, spirituality, and
energetically. Some of its deeper benefits
are to help the practitioner meets life’s
challenges with strength and stability, and
to guide him or her toward the fulfillment
of his or her highest potential.
Where is the best place to take a
Yoga is now
offered in many environments—health clubs,
senior centers, community centers, and of
course, yoga studios. Most places other than
yoga studios offer yoga as an Eastern
version of a workout or aerobics class, or
concentrate solely on the physical aspects.
If you want to experience the deeper and
more profound benefits of yoga, a yoga
studio is the place to go. While this is not
true of every studio, a little investigation
will reveal those studios that offer the
greatest depth and breadth in exploring the
entire spectrum of yoga. In addition, a good
yoga studio will be able to assess the most
appropriate course for you to follow, giving
you guidance that is not available in other
places that offer yoga as one of many