Restorative Tantrik Yoga

This restorative Tantra Yoga class is based on the Kaula Tantra Yoga series. This is, in essence, a moving meditation. This restorative practice works to unlock the subconscious, balance the energies (Prana) within the body, and unblock the first three Chakras (Muladhara – the root Chakra, Swadisthana – the sacral Chakra, and Manipura – the solar plexus Chakra).  Kaula can be translated here as meaning “family” or “group”, speaking to unifying connectedness. Tantra directly translates as “weave, loom”, and can be broken down into two parts – “Tan” meaning to expand or extend, and “tra” meaning tool or instrument. Tantric practice is a practice that combines many tools – mainly breath, movement, and sound – to expand consciousness.  This slow-moving practice is suitable for all ages and skill levels from new to experienced. The focus of this practice is on the breath, relaxing the body into the postures and enjoying the softening of the body through holding the postures. Little weight is given to the physical stance of the posture as Tantra sees imperfection as beauty – and thus, all expressions of life’s experience as perfect. Here, holding space and love is key. Through time and practice students can learn to meditate in the postures, developing a connection with the Self and the Divine. The adapted Kaula Tantra series is divided into two parts:

  • Heating
  • Tri-Dosha Balancing
The heating portion consists of a short sequence either standing or seated heating poses, designed to ready the body for the following section. Dancing accompanies the heating portion, designed to bring the energy of the space up for practice. The Tri-Dosha Balancing portion brings you into deep relaxation. All postures in this section originate from Shava Asana (aka Savasana – Corpse Pose), and return back to this relaxation posture once holds are completed. Here, focus on the breath and surrender to the posture are the ultimate goals. Similar to Ashtanga, the Kaula Tantra practice is a set series of postures performed in the same order. This weekly class is an ‘express’ version of the full 3-hour practice. ~ I step into the flow and then I let it go; I open my mind, my heart and my soul. I surrender, I surrender, I surrender; I open my mind, my heart and my soul ~   

Restorative Tantrik Yoga is taught:

Fridays 7:30pm - 8:45pm Stephani Sullivan

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