Yoga Classes

yoga in the Blue Moon Room

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.

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
early morning
Kundalini
Hatha
Kundalini
Hatha
Kundalini
morning
Yin
Yin
Kundalini
Hatha
Yin

Yin

Restorative
early afternoon
Tantra Yoga
late afternoon
Chakra
Vinyasa
Hatha
Vinyasa
Intuitive
evening
Kirtan

 

Class Descriptions

Hatha Yoga

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. Taught by Kathy Elder, this class is accessible to all levels, though it is recommended that students have a regular and ongoing yoga practice.

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Yin Yoga

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.

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Kundalini Yoga

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. 

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Restorative Yoga

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. Offered by Kathy Elder.

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Vinyasa Yoga

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. Taught by Jared Owen Sam, this class is designed for more experienced practitioners, who ideally already have an ongoing yoga practice.

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Tantra Yoga

Tantra means weaving. In our sessions we weave together the physical body, the mind, our awareness, and our energy through breathing, stretches, meditation, Tandava (Tantric yoga dance), and partner exercises. Facilitated by Paul Squassoni.

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Kirtan

Kirtan stems from one of the four paths of Yoga called Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of devotion. During Kirtan we sing in a language called Sanskrit and we repeat the words or Mantras in beautiful and simple songs or chants. There is usually a leader of each chant who calls or sings out the words and the rest of the group responds.

Sanskrit is said to be the language of the Gods and the most ancient of languages. The words themselves are created from the actual sound vibration of the object, making repetition of these words so powerful. Chanting these ancient Sanskrit Mantras helps to quiet our minds and to feel the love and peace that exists within our hearts.