Samaya supports Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on conscious movement paired with breath awareness. This mindful approach is used by both Integral Yoga Institute (NYC and worldwide) and Structural Yoga Therapy.
Please scroll down to read detailed descriptions about these practices.
Currently, Samaya is offering a 30 minute Joint Freeing Series class.
For traditional Hatha Yoga classes, join Mimm Patterson, a wonderful
and gifted therapeutic yoga teacher..
As part of Structural Yoga Therapy, the Joint Freeing Series is a perfect movement experience for those new to Yoga, rehabilitating from an injury, or want a quick routine that strengthens and opens the entire body.
Or use the calendar below to sign up for a 30 minute JFS class on Tuesdays, at 9:15 am PT.
Structural Yoga Therapy honors the individuality of each body, and encourages everyone to develop a unique aligned stance that manifests the Yoga Sutra, "asana is a steady, comfortable posture."
Mukunda Styles refined the Joint Freeing Series, matching a joint's complete range of motion with the breath, making this series a powerful morning routine, or a rehabilitation therapy for injuries.
The Twelve Basic Poses incorporate the Joint Freeing Series' mechanics to allow easy access to traditional poses which leads to mastery, where we can experience "lessening of the natural tendency for restlessness and [allow for] meditating on the infinite." - Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
Sri Swami Satchidananda introduced Yoga to the youth culture of Manhattan in the late 1960s which later became Integral Yoga. In addition to postures, he encouraged selfless service as a way to discover peace and joy, which he fervently offered, is the birthright of all humans.
Integral Yoga Hatha classes incorporate all branches of Yoga: jnana or self-knowledge, chanting, devotion and meditation. Each class includes warmups, sun salutations, standing poses, seated postures, and ends with deep relaxation and breathing practices.
Prenatal Integral Yoga classes are gentle and calming, with mild strengthening, to prepare women for childbirth.