Join Mike and Victoria for an evening of deep healing and rest. This extended Yin practice will include crystal singing bowls, kirtan, and hands on assists to help you to go deep into your practice and notice exactly what is true for you moment to moment. Yin yoga uses passive, long held poses to access the connective tissue, fascia, and core muscle groups. The benefits of yin yoga extent far beyond the class itself, with practitioners experiencing more mobility and ease for days after the practice.
Quartz singing bowls are a modeled after the ancient Tibetan singing bowls, and are a powerful tool for anyone looking to heal and restore. Tuned to 432hz, the frequency of "Om," they provide a nourishing vibration to all cells in the body. Each bowl is attuned to a different Chakra, allowing each student to cleanse the flow of energy. Coupled with Yoga Nidra, you are invited to really let go and put yourself at ease. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation in which the practitioner is completely passive, simply allowing the consciousness to be lead through a series of images, sensations, and exercises to deeply relax the mind and body.
This class will be structured with 2.5 hours of yin (including group and personalized crystal bowl healing and a 30 minute Yoga Nidra
Victoria's journey to yoga has been driven by the organic progression away from personal competition into personal compassion and humility. Patience, compassion and a non-judgmental self-awareness are the corner stones of her personal practice. Victoria got her first certifications specializing in Vinyasa Flow, continuing to deeply push herself. It was not until her training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health that she began to explore a softer side of her practice. Sound healing, yoga nidra, yin, and restorative are an extension of that softening. Through these more physically accessible mediums, Victoria wishes to invite every person to explore how this practice can open their minds and hearts.
Mike began his yoga journey in 2014 after a lifetime of searching for a higher taste in spiritual life. With a strong desire to use his knowledge of 12 step programs in combination with yogic philosophy to better serve the community, he completed his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Sadhana in Hudson, New York with master teachers Raghunath and Sondra Loring.
After teaching Yoga for a year, Mike left his flourishing material life behind and moved to upstate NY, to an ashram founded by his teacher Raghunath - Supersoul Farm, as a student monk. Since then he has spent extensive time studying Bhakti Yoga in various ashrams both in the US and India. He finished his 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher training in India in 2016 and has been teaching Bhakti Yoga ever since.
Mike's classes combine ancient philosophical material, singing and chanting and fun asanas and transitions. He has a strong focus on breathing and alignment but most importantly he brings inspiration, based on personal experience, with a light hearted nature for a deeply rooted and uplifting experience. His ultimate goal in teaching is to remind us of what we really are and how it relates with everything around us.