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Kalani Oceanside Retreat offers a several different types of yoga classes throughout the week, year-round. Classes cost $15 each and are held in one of our spacious, naturally-lit activity rooms. Check in at the front desk is necessary for outside visitors, but no reservation is required to attend any of these classes.
Please bring water, a yoga mat and a towel. Additional yoga props like belts, blankets, foam slabs and blocks are usually available.
Schedule of Classes
Below is a recent schedule of the yoga classes offered at Kalani. As change is the nature of the universe, we recommend that you check our weekly activities schedule for exact information on times and locations.
Hatha Yoga is the most popular branch of Yoga, from which many yogic styles originate. Hatha Yogis consider the body to be the vehicle for the soul. Through the use of physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation we bring the body into perfect health and allow for the more subtle spiritual elements of the mind to emerge fully. "Hatha" comes from the word "ha" which means sun, and "tha" which means moon. It is often translated as the branch of yoga that brings union of the pairs of opposites referring to the positive (sun) and negative (moon) currents in the system.This class is accessible to all levels, though it is recommended that students have a regular and ongoing yoga practice.
Yin Yoga is a very gentle, approach to mostly seated and reclining postures. It explores the energetic body through principles of Meridian theory, which is also the foundation of the science of Acupuncture. Yin Yoga is based on Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama's research, a Japanese Shinto priest whose research suggests that it is the connective tissue which provides life energy to all organs and cells of our bodies. It targets connective tissue specifically in a wide variety of easily accessible postures, held for long periods of time. Taught by Omkar, and Roy Ruiz, this class is a wonderful beginning class for all levels, and is an excellent compliment to a more "yang" practice.
Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. Through the precise science of mantras, postures, movement and breathing we awaken our highest potential to maintain health, vital bodies and to experience the ecstasy of Cosmic consciousness.
Restorative Yoga can be defined as "active relaxation." In a restorative class, we enter into poses (asanas) using a variety of props: blankets, straps, bolsters, chairs, tables, pillows, walls, and even other practitioners. Being supported and held by these props, one can experience deep relaxation and surrender of the body and mind, which leads to a divine rejuvenation and natural state of healing rest, renewal and equanimity. The deliciousness of this supported practice is that it allows the body to let go. Stress and tensions melt away and we experience balance from the inside out, moving us naturally toward overall peace and harmony.
Vinyasa Yoga meaning "flow yoga" explores poses as sequences which connect and flow together in an uninterrupted wave of movements, initiated and carried out with the inhale and exhale of breath. The poses in a vinyasa sequence tend to be related in a fluid progression based on alignment, purpose and complexity. An effective sequence integrates all aspects of Yoga, physical, spiritual, and emotional and delivers each with balance, both independently and in union with each other. This class is designed for more experienced practitioners, who ideally already have an ongoing yoga practice.