Solaluna Presents:

 

Essentials of Simple Yoga

Get the tools and knowledge you need for yoga to be an enriching, life-long practice. Our 3-part, online yoga program fits into your busy life and meets you where you are.

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In the first 3 months of 2021, Solaluna is offering Essentials of Simple Yoga, an online program that includes three connected courses, covering poses, breath, and meditation.

  • All 3 courses have readings and pre-recorded videos that you can do at your own pace.

  • You get live online classes on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 12:30 PM Eastern Time. Can’t make the class? You can view a recording of the video later.

  • Participants receive lifetime access to all the material!

  • Registration has flexible tuition. Pay an amount that works for you!

  • This program provides yoga specially tailored to help you meet the stresses and challenges that are so common in this time of the pandemic.

Sign up below, or read more to learn about this special program, and get details about the first course on the calendar, which investigates the yoga poses (asanas), and begins on January 8. You can do any of the courses individually, or you can sign up for all three together.

Want to do yoga?

Want to do it consistently?

Want more depth in the yoga that you do?

Hi! I’m Eric Stewart. I’ve been a yoga teacher for more than 20 years.

I’ve taught thousands of students of all ages over that time. I’ve seen the whole spectrum of what can be challenging for people, and I’ve seen what works. Simple Yoga is an approach that stems from what I’ve learned teaching hundreds of classes a year over the past two decades.

Every person who takes a yoga class comes to it with their own unique body and circumstances. Simple Yoga acknowledges the variety of people’s experiences, and offers a time-tested framework for doing yoga in a safe and sound way.

With that in mind, the material in this course includes essential information that I’ve gleaned from my many years of study, teaching, and practice.

These fundamentals give beginners a leg up; and if you already do yoga, it can be like finding and placing some key puzzle-pieces.

This course will allow you to get substantially more out of any yoga that you do in the future; if you are just beginning yoga, it will set you on a positive path.

 More yoga in your life would be great, but what about all the things that get in the way?

There’s so much weighing on all of us right now. It’s so easy to lose sight of things that can actually help you to settle and find a center.

Sometimes it can seem that there’s not enough time in the day to give an activity like yoga the attention it deserves. Yet consider the cost of not having the support it can provide.

When we’re not in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, there are many things that we do to ground ourselves: sharing meals with friends, listening to live music, the possibility of giving or receiving a hug. What about going to your local yoga studio and taking a class week after week like it’s no big thing?

We are not in a normal time. But our need to stay centered and connected remains. As challenging as this pandemic is, facing its difficulties with clear eyes can reveal new solutions. This course offers ways to help people keep a center and stay connected.

   

I’ve been working on this material for a long time, and the pandemic has helped me focus on the most important parts. This course aims to meet a great need that many people have right nowto fortify, and build back physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

There are a few basic things that help folks maintain a center, even amid difficulty and turmoil:

  • We need balanced amounts of movement and physical activity.

  • At the same time, we need rest.

  • It also helps to be aware of how we react and respond to thoughts and emotions.

I’m excited to share how yoga can help you address these needs. I’ve seen it help people reduce tension and distraction. I’ve seen it give folks more freedom in movement, and a clearer, calmer state of mind.

To get there, we’ll start with how to focus physical activity so that it settles the mind; we’ll address how to combine mobility, strength & balance so that you can increase physical capacity without being depleted or injured.

When you work with activity in a balanced way, you can gain access to more energy and vibrancy. As an added benefit, it becomes easier to rest. In yoga, the most straightforward way to work with activity is the poses, the asanas.

Introducing:

Essentials of Simple Yoga: Asana

As noted above, Essentials of Simple Yoga is three connected courses which cover poses, breath, and meditation.

The section on poses (asanas) is the first that will run. It begins on January 8, when you’ll receive the initial readings for the course. The first live class is Saturday, January 9.

Most of the live classes will be 1/2 hour in duration.

Registration is now open!

The other two courses will run in February and March. It is possible to sign up for just the asana course, or to register for all three together. As with all of our offerings, we have flexible payment options. There is a suggested amount, and you can always pay an amount that works for you. 

About Simple Yoga

Simple Yoga is the method we’ll be using.

Simple Yoga is a way for people to do yoga as a life-long activity, shaped by the challenges and supports that are present in one’s life. It’s an adaptable system that can be responsive to a wide variety of circumstances and situations. In this method, there are three key points of emphasis that guide the process:

  • Support is a foundation. Supports such as the ground and the breath are tangible resources that make yoga and life easier. Awareness of support facilitates the development of greater capacity, from activities that are less complex, to activities that are more complex.

  • Poses, breathing and meditation are often treated as separate practices, each with their own rules and methods. Simple Yoga uses a set of common principles as a foundation for learning all three of these practices.

  • Settled attention has simplicity. Scattered, distracted attention is the opposite of simple. When attention settles, clarity arises, and we can move into the heart of what yoga is.

These principles provide  a connected framework to guide our journey through all three sections of the Essentials course.

Here are the sorts of results you can expect to see from this course:

  • An understanding of yoga that goes further and deeper than you can get from just attending classes.

  • A framework that lets you adapt the practice to the specific needs and capacities of your body.

  • Knowledge of how to do the practice in a way that avoids injury.

  • An understanding of how to access support in the practice, and ways to expand that support into the rest of life.

  • An increased awareness of movement, and an increased range of movement.

  • Greater steadiness in the body and mind, as well as a greater ability to be present within the unpredictable parts of life.

Here’s a few of the things that we’ll cover in the asana course:

  • Lengthening tissue without overstretching or strain.

  • Building strength through awareness of muscle activity.

  • Increasing your overall coordination and balance by strengthening and mobilizing the feet and ankles, along with other practices that help you balance better.

  • Addressing the strength and flexibility of the arms & shoulders, legs & hips, back & abdomen.

    You’ll get active sequences, and restful sequences; sequences with movement, and sequences with stillness. All of this and more will be presented in a clear format that doesn’t eat up too much of your time.

Readings, Audio & Video

 

  • Each section of the asana essentials course has clear, concise readings.

  • Short video and audio sections provide a way to deepen your understanding.

  • Also, there will be two live video classes per week. If you can’t make a class when it first runs, you will have access to a video recording that you can watch when time permits.

  • The course is hosted on Thinkific, an online learning platform that is well-organized, and easy to use.

This course is for you if:

 

  • You’re looking for a way to center yourself, with an activity that helps you feel connection in the middle of this very challenging time.

  • You’re new to yoga and want a solid understanding of how yoga works, and how different practices fit together.

  • You already do yoga but you’re looking for new information and a new perspective to recharge your connection and inspiration.

  • You’re looking for an activity that you can do for years to come, that has physical, mental, and emotional benefits, and addresses your whole self.

  • You need a program that can fit your schedule.

Lifetime access, plus our satisfaction guarantee.

  • All participants receive lifetime access to the course materials. While the live elements of the asana program will run through the end of January, session recordings will always be accessible.

  • Sections of reading and other course materials are made available on Fridays and Mondays during the weeks that the course is running.

  • Most of the live classes that run during the course will happen on Saturdays and Tuesdays at 12:30 PM Eastern Time. Recordings will be made available shortly after the classes finish.

  • If you are not satisfied with the course, you can request a full refund. We only ask that you pass the course on to someone who can benefit from it.

Register for Asana Essentials, or for the entire 3-course package: asana, breath & meditation!

 

The Asana course starts January 8. Breath begins February 5, and Meditation runs from March 5 to March 30.

While courses have suggested prices, we welcome you to pay an amount that works for you. You can adjust the price at checkout. To ensure that we cover expenses, there is a minimum price for each offering. The minimum for any individual course is $35, and the minimum for the package of 3 is $75.

 

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