Current Class Schedule
Saturdays with Kathy & Marvin
All Levels Hatha Yoga
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Yoga Center of Carmel
10th Ave #18
Carmel By the Sea, CA 93921
Prajna Yoga All Levels
Prajna means “insight” or wisdom gained from direct experience. Prajna Yoga weaves together three elements: alignment based asana, anatomy illumination and wisdom teachings. The practice is dynamic, therapeutic and deeply grounding. Each class is intelligently sequenced to allow the body to open and strengthen without strain. Classes are all levels and provide challenge for experienced students and modifications for those requiring more support. In these classes, Kathy’s 20 yrs of Bodywork and knowledge of anatomy allows her to guide you in a safe, informed manner allowing you to focus on unraveling the pose and going to a place deep within. Learn more here
Yoga for Injury Recovery
Yoga For Recovery is a blend of Restorative Yoga poses, Myofascial Release or self massage techniques, body wisdom, and Somatic Awareness techniques as well as addressing the specific needs of each individual. It helps each person to design a home practice of self care that is needed to release the daily stresses and challenges of life as well as help speed up recovery of injuries. This class builds strength, balance, a deep calm and a “Full Body Awareness.”
Yoga props such as blocks, bolsters, chairs, the wall, straps, and blankets will be used to support the body in each pose to access allow the body to open up into each pose. Using the breath to soften into the asana and having courage to try something new will bring the body to a place of deep relief. We have many “Aha moments” in this practice.
Chair Yoga is for beginner through advanced practitioners. We utilize a chair to aid in stability, balance, deeper openings and for a better sense of being grounded in the poses. Frequently the chair yoga student is unable to participate in a traditional yoga class due to the effects of aging or disabilities. However, Chair yoga is a great practice for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness.
Most people in chair yoga classes have health issues, and many are there because a health care professional that knows about their problems recommended it. A good chair yoga teacher will ask about, and be aware of any limitations the student might have. Chair yoga has helped people with the symptoms of many health issues including: hypertension (high blood pressure), anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, vertigo (medical), multiple sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, carpal tunnel syndrome, clinical depression, and chronic pain.