BKC YOGA FACULTY
The teachers below are our current regular yoga teachers. The BKC yoga committee maintains a list of substitutes to fill in when necessary. All of the teachers are Kripalu trained and teach a variety of levels. Descriptions of each teacher’s approach is listed below. If you are a beginner or have particular issues, please let the teacher know before class. Modifications and suggestions are always available on request. If you have comments or requests about BKC yoga classes, please email them to Shrila, the yoga coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generally a strong moderate level practice assuming student familiarity with more basic yoga postures and body awareness. Encouragement to continue growing student personal practice into more advanced asanas and pranayama. While beginners are welcome, the class is not directed to beginning level practice. Kripalu yoga training
Teaches a mixed level Moderate class for strength & flexibilty with attention to posture alignment. Includes flowing posture sequences suitable to both beginners and more experienced Yoga students.
Class format is a well rounded practice including meditation, pranayama and Yoga Nidra ( deep relaxation)
Certified Kripalu Yoga & YogaED teacher. Kripalu Program presenter.
Member of the IEL Research Team for teaching the MMHS Yoga program.
VIGOROUS YOGA FLOW
A well balanced fluid series of basic postures carefully sequenced for a good physical workout to enliven and nuture body, mind, and spirit. Kripalu yoga teacher for 15+ years. Kripalu yoga trained.
Ramani, (Nancy Costerisan)has a relaxed yet vibrant teaching style that moves at a mellow pace. She cultivates one point mindedness by inviting you to stay focused and engaged in the postures and breath. Besides classic yoga poses, classes always include some breath work (pranayam), core strength training and periodic pauses to allow for integration
My classes start slowly and build into various vinyasa flows (offered with modifications and variations), that build strength, increase flexibility and reduce stress. I emphasize deep breathing technique, outer alignment and inner awareness and compassion for one’s own needs allowing the student to physically relax and mentally re-energize.
I am a Kripalu certified yoga instructor, certified instructor of yoga for Osteoperosis, a teacher trained in Ashtanga yoga, a certified Positional Therapist, and have trained for many years in Bioenergetics-a deep breathing technique I incorporate into my yoga classes to increase the release of tension and allow for a deeper relaxation.
Based on the Buddha’s Seven Factors of Awakening – mindfulness, investigation, persistence, joyful energy, serenity, concentration and equanimity – the morning classes focus on aligning mind, body and breath and on integrating the physical practice and meditation. We begin with warming stretches and postures, build to moderate and moderate/vigorous movement and then flow into gentle postures and relaxation. Each practice is an opportunity to explore, to be creative and to cultivate compassionate awareness and embodiment. A period of both guided and silent meditation follows each class for those who wish to stay. Carole is a 500 Hour Kripalu teacher and a certified Mindfulness Yoga teacher.
Michelle teaches a moderate level class that is intended to accommodate all levels. Classes are led as an offering to explore postures and as a movement inquiry guided by breath, including specific breath practices. Classes are structured as a slow flow with an emphasis on awareness of sensation and are designed to encourage participants to find their edge.