Classes

 

The Shala offers a wide range of classes for all levels. Each of our instructors offers variations for both beginners and seasoned yoga students.   No matter what level you are at, we will help you attain your goals and met your expectations.

We humbly ask that students arrive to class at least 10 minutes early to register and get signed in and settled into your practice. Students arriving late will be asked not to disturb a class already in session. Thank you for helping us maintain a sacred space for our practices to flourish. We do reserve the right to change instructors or classes at any time. The most updated class listing & instructor can always be found on our Online Schedule.   Thank you.

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sedona-yoga-shala-teacher-Danielle-GrayYogi-Surya-Om-yoga-Sedona-ArizDharma Vinyasa  

- with Yogi Surya Om and Danielle Grey

This practice builds on the fundamentals of yoga, and is designed for those wishing to advance in posture practice. Dharma yoga will ignite the entire bodily system through practice. A series of deeper balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting and inverted variations. This practice finishes with Deep Relaxation, breathing practices, and concentration/meditation, which will induce deep calm and simultaneously invigorate the students. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Vicki HowieEmpowering Yoga

- Vicki Howie

Empowering vinyasa flow that expands your practice by emphasizing energetic principles of alignment. A complete spiritual workout with some flow and some holding of poses.  Empowering Yoga emphasizes the balance between inside and outside, “masculine” and “feminine,” strength and flexibility. You’ll feel challenged and supported during the class, and relaxed and empowered afterward.

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Carrie-Konyha-yoga-Sedona-AZGentle Hatha Yoga

- Carrie Konyha

A classical Hatha yoga class format suitable for beginners and open to all. Develop a strong foundation while refining proper alignment, exploring variety & cultivating a balanced yoga practice rooted in the eight-fold path of Raja yoga! The focus of this class encompasses proper asana (posture) alignment, pranayama (breath work) & meditation with the intention of developing a deeper mind, body, heart & spirit connection with yourself through guided yoga practice. This is a great class to get grounded in the foundations of yoga.

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Rachelle MartinezAshtanga Yoga

- Rachelle  Martinez

Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.

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glowing_crystal_bowlsSound Healing Journey

- Ritta Thrall and Friends

Come rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit with the rich, pure, vibrant sounds and vibrations of the Singing Crystal Bowls. Let these powerful alchemical tools dissolve deep rooted blocks that become layered over time and rebalance the chakra centers. Singing Crystal Bowls reduce stress and tension, creating a relaxed state of mind, allowing the body to begin self-generative healing. Join us for a Sound Journey into a deep meditative state for complete relaxation.

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photoInterval Power Vinyasa

- Carrie Konyha

This fun, creative and challenging yoga class fuses vinyasa with bursts of dynamic repetitions of asana for maximum health benefits.  Interval Power Yoga regulates blood sugar, stimulates metabolism and burns fat as it builds strength, endurance & flexibility on top of all of the other usual benefits of yoga. This is a 1 hour class and only $11. 

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tree-roots-2013-500x681Foundational Yoga

-  Darcy Cavanaugh

This class will teach the principles of Hatha yoga, the foundations upon which to cultivate a practice unique to you. Here you will learn the yamas (yogic self-control) and niyamas (inner disciplines) of raja yoga, and develop dhyana (meditation) through the simultaneous practice of asana (posture), pranayama (breath control), and dharana (concentration). The result of the practice is a deepening intimacy both internally and externally – with the body, breath, and within relationships – and an experience of the very heart of yoga.

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free-yogaVinyasa  Flow

- Leah Meleski

This class is for beginners or anyone hesitant to try yoga.  In this class students are encouraged to move slowly and gently with emphasis on their breathing while learning alignment for each posture that best serves their own body.  Specific variations, modifications and the use of props are used to adapt poses in order to meet diverse student needs and goals. In addition to postures, students will learn meditation and breathing techniques to support relaxation and strengthen awareness. The overall intention is for students to leave class feeling relaxed but also invigorated.


restorative-yoga_man_hugRestorative Yoga

- Rachelle Martinez & Darcy Cavanaugh

This class offers all the benefits that yoga provides in spite of any limitations that may have stopped you. Slow moving postures that are supported by a chair or wall, will support us through our practice. This rehabilitating practice is for any injuries or challenges that may have come into your life and help you to look at them as opportunities to grow as a creative and loving being for those around you and for yourself! Excellent class for elderly and people that have injuries from participating in high impact sports. Chairs available upon request


night+&+dayYin yoga

- Darcy Cavanaugh

 Yin Yoga is a practice in relaxation, a journey deep into the mind and body. Postures held for several minutes in relaxed positions with deep breathing allow the mind time to quiet and for energy flow to the connective tissue of the body, rarely accessed otherwise. This quieting practice complements faster, yang yoga practices and balances the typically outward nature of our daily life.

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acro-yoga-workshopAcro Yogo and Partner Jam

- hosted by Aya and Friends

This weekly class is offering an open AcroYoga & Partner Jam space co-creating a safe environment to share skills and to support each other in the following related practices: partner balances & asanas, therapeutic (“Lunar”) AcroYoga positions & flows, trust & safety skills, spotting techniques, strength & core drills, inversions & handstand positions, Thai massage and free Acro-Yoga exploration.

Founded in 2006 by Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein, AcroYoga  is an emerging global synthesis of partner yoga, acrobatics, Thai Massage and community building. In the words of the 2013 AcroYoga Manual (subtitled “Partner Practices for Global Unity”):

“AcroYoga is a community-based practice that encourages personal transformation… AcroYoga invites you to experience the full spectrum of your being through opportunities to: give & receive, support & be supported, experience strength & sensitivity. It is a systematic approach to health and healing designed to be accessible to every practitioner. The best part is that it is fun to do and fun to watch. It brings people together the old fashioned way, through human connection, touch and play.”

With close to 400 teachers worldwide, AcroYoga is now a global practice growing by leaps & bounds. AcroYoga.org is offering three types of learning “immersions”: Elemental (an overall introduction), Lunar (with emphasis on the therapeutic aspect of massage), and Solar (more advanced acrobatic balances and flows). Two editions of the Manual and two step-by-step DVDs make AcroYoga available to everyone willing to work with a dedicated partner and to practice regularly… Eventually, AcroYoga will be part of school curricula and will be a familiar scene in all the public parks around the world, as an expression of divine play and of the rich beauty of human connection.

The particularity of AcroYoga, compared to yoga, is that you cannot practice it by yourself on your mat. You need to find partners, engage them and learn together. Actually AcroYoga is practiced in a triangle of awareness: between a “base” (playing with gravity), a “flyer” (playing with levity), and a “spotter” who is the safety person.

The AcroYoga & Partner Jam Class at the Sedona Yoga Shala is offered by Aya and friends. Aya is not a certified AcroYoga teacher; however he is the official acroyoga,org Jam facilitator (or “Jambassador”) for Sedona. Aya is a passionate of AcroYoga and would like to see this practice ignite young people all over the world… Because the AcroYoga Jam program is sponsored and promoted by the global AcroYoga.org community, we will benefit from visiting AcroYoga practitioners and teachers coming and enriching our practice…

Know thyself, support others and enjoy community.

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Precision Yoga

- Bryan Huesby

Precision Asana is founded on the Truth that has been known by the yogi sages for centuries, the Truth that everything in the Universe has a purpose and like you and me, at the center of all things is God.  The human body is a symphony consisting of vibrations of all that exists throughout the Universe with every organ, gland, muscle and bone the instrument in which our individual signature or song resonates throughout the Universe.    While flexibility, strength and improved health are the byproduct of Precision Asana, the purpose is to still the mental activities of memory and projection to develop focus and concentration for the purpose of Self-awareness, our individual Soul Purpose and connection to all of life.  The necessary focus on isolating key muscles for activation and relaxation stimulates the associated organs, meridians, chakras, nervous system and brain sequencing for transcending long standing beliefs and behavior patterns that show up in the body as illness to promote healing on all levels of ones being.