Pranayama I, In Three Series
with Lori Ritland
Pranayama is the art and science of breath. With experience in Asana the natural progression is to explore the subtleties and rhythms of the breath through techniques to both in elongate inhalations, exhalations, and eventually retain the breath.
Pranayama keep the body and mind healthy, producing energy and distributing that vital energy through the body. It increases lung capacity and fresh blood through the body, enhances your respiratory system, strengthens the circulatory system and nervous systems, and aids in digestion and elimination.
The practice of Pranayama will help you navigate through the complexities of life. And now more than ever, we need to learn how breathe can support our body, mind, and spirit. When the breath is regulated, you can find grace in your consciousness.
Suggested Props (and you can be creative with household items):
- blankets (yoga blankets) or sofa pillows
- head support (blanket, pillow, towel)
- an eye cover (for example, eye pillow or wash cloth)
There will be three series, and each one will teach you one complete breath.
Please contact Lori directly with questions and to let her know you intend to take class: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit yogilori.com.
Sunday November 1, 8, 15, and 22
8:45 – 9:45 am PT / 11:45 am – 12:25 pm ET
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: link to add to calendar
Join Zoom Meeting, Pranayama zoom link
Meeting ID: 974 4189 6555
This series will be on a donation basis. As part of the practice of yoga, séva, service onto others, is an essential devotional practice, along with action and study. So, please, if you are not working, then by all means just join class. This practice is too important.
Class donations can be given through Venmo at @yogilori. For PayPal (friends and family) or Zelle is through the gmail email@example.com.
I mean this sincerely. I want to support community, and let’s all support each other in the ways our strengths allow.
For more information about these classes, email Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our class description page.
Lori L. Ritland, CIYT is a Level III Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, and Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT and dedicated to spreading the teaching and love of Yoga as spread by world renowned B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014) from Pune, India. . She also has been a longtime student of Senior Iyengar teacher, John Schumacher since 1999 at Unity Woods Iyengar Studio. This studio has been spreading Yoga throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC since 1979. Lori and her family recently moved to Santa Cruz from the Washington D.C. area.