“Study thy self, discover the divine” II.44
-Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Yoga practice with Anastasia is an opportunity to flow through layers of mental, physical, and subtle energy bodies and practice svadhyaya, the study of the self. Explore the body, the mind, and the breath. Expand through inner space and physical space, encountering emotions, thoughts, and sensations. Express what you discover and learn why you create the story you do.
Yoga practice with Anastasia includes the mindful engagement of language. Prompts guide you to ask yourself questions (“Let’s set an intention. Let’s start a conversation. What do I intend to achieve with today’s practice?”). Creative visualization practice (“As you lay in savasana, envision roots shooting out of the places where you feel your body connected to the floor, Earth”) allows the exploration of focus points. Asana practice blends hatha and restorative postures with gentle vinyasa flow sequences that draw awareness to the sensations during thoughts.
Additionally, Anastasia practices homa, the Vedic fire ceremony. It is a ritual for peace that includes chanting and meditation with the light of the fire. Homa is a subtle energetic cleansing; it removes pollutants in the body and mind.
Thoughts and thought patterns come from our physical nature and cultural nurture. Become more aware that your identity is a collection of ideas, habits, and stories that you have inherited and created. Let yourself BE in the space between your individual identity and your interconnected self. Explore. Expand. Express.
Anastasia did teacher training at Mudita Yoga Lab in Kingston, New York. She has also studied ayurveda and yoga in Kerala, India.
Yoga with Anastasia is offered for individuals/very groups at her private space in Kingston, NY.
- Individual sessions: $30 per hour, per person
- 5-pack individual sessions: $125 (savings of $25)
- Groups: per negotiated rate
Public homa is offered on Friday mornings in KIngston and is by donation. Private homa is available upon request. Please inquire.
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Creative expression workshops that support the same goal but do not include the physical practice can be found here: www.thesyntaxrugrat.com.