The Viniyoga practice is a breath-centric approach, where the yoga postures are tools to help cultivate a conscious relationship between the breath and the spine. Oftentimes we are unaware of our posture and daily patterns of movement. The Viniyoga practice method provides an opportunity to bring greater awareness to our relationship with the breath, the spine and how we habitually move; through this process we gain insight on how we can mitigate our dysfunctional movement patterns. The method involves linking the parts of the breath to specific movements into and out of a posture; stay in certain postures while working with the breath is also an element in improving structural biomechanics and developing respiratory capacity. Recognizing that each person's structure is unique, function of the postures and adaptation is emphasized over form. Being with the breath is at the heart of the practice.
Parameters for participation include: the ability to get up and down off the floor without assistance, freedom from medical devices, and no active disc issues. Students with active disc issues, joint replacements, foot, knee, shoulder or wrist issues should seriously consider a personal consultation to learn modifications specific to their condition. Students who have difficulty getting down to the floor can look into aqua yoga group sessions with Dallas Aqua Yoga.
Tuesdays at 10:30 am
This group class in taught in a series format which gives the student the following benefits:
The current series Your Friend, The Breath is scheduled as follows:
October 22 - December 17 (no session Thanksgiving week)
Q: "I'm a beginner. Can I come in during the middle of the series?"
A: Viniyoga loves beginners. In fact, beginners have the advantage of not having preconceived notions of what they think is supposed to happen. As far as the concern of mid-series goes, I offer 10 - 15 minutes of one-on-one time for every session missed. We meet and discuss the missed material; I also give you guidance on what I perceive will be of maximum benefit for you so that you can integrate comfortably into the series.
The hosting facility in Richardson is Yoga Chikitsa located at 328 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
Mondays and Fridays at 12:00 pm
The hosting facility is Dallas Yoga Center located at 4525 Lemmon Ave #305, Dallas, TX 75219
More details about the facility can be viewed here: https://www.dallasyogacenter.com/