Yoga to me is my Freedom. It is a magic carpet inward and outward. It takes me to places away from the chaos that follows us in our daily lives like the traffic and petty interactions. Ironically, as I begin to move I become still inside. My calm returns as soon as the door shuts; I feel an exhale and I am free to guide myself into my own moving meditation. My Practice has become a Journey to reflect; not perfection, but a vision of the truth in the yoga process. Yoga has changed my life to become something so much more then I thought it would ever be. As a teacher I try to express to my students to see every moment; even if we didn’t get the pose today we are successful. The power of trying, re-trying, and continuing to try is more successful than if everything was easily attained. It is our will, our souls, that drive us to be successful. It gets us on our mats early in the morning when we can sleep in. It gets us in our cars after work and cooking dinner so we can come together and share with each other something that makes us better humans. Yoga to me is beautiful. It's breathtaking. It's empowering. It's my Freedom. It's my Magic.
Andrea Leombruni instructs the following:
Level 1/2 (Basic/Intermediate)
We pride ourselves on gearing our classes toward the actual students in the classroom and not teaching a set sequence of postures that may not be suitable for everyone. This class will blend the basics covered in Level 1 (Basic) classes with a more moderate pace which is introduced in Level 2 (Intermediate) classes, depending on who is in the room that day. Basic postures will be covered, and more advanced modifications will be offered for those ready to deepen their postures and yoga practice. See our class descriptions for Level 1 and Level 2 classes for more detail.
Level 2 (Intermediate)
This is a moderately paced class and students continue to build awareness, strength, skill and focus. It is helpful to have a basic understanding of sun salutations, but this is not required to attend the class. Posture sequences will be linked by vinyasa flow, designed to raise energy in the body while keeping the mind steady. Various hand and arm balances may be offered, however, modifications are offered to make this class accessible to all students.