I recently completed Misha Gitberg’s course and recommend it highly. It was my first yoga course ever (me being the self-conscious sceptic) and I’ve already signed up for this next one.
Misha writes: Mindful Yoga is ideal for those who want to experience yoga as a spiritual practice, not merely as a physical workout. In this style of yoga, the work with the mind is as important as working with the body. The result is a deeper experience of mind-body connection, inner peace and health.
Over the course of ten weeks we work in a small group to explore a number of yoga asanas. Each is approached with care and compassion, with full awareness of breath and body sensations. We will hold each pose for a period of time, so that we can fully appreciate their subtle effect on the flow of energy and allow our body enough time to begin a process of opening. We will also explore a number of breath techniques (pranayamas) to deepen our experience, energize and calm the mind and body, and move toward a state of bliss and balance.
Starts May 26 for 10 weeks, 5:00 to 6:30 pm, James Bay area. Visit website for details.