YOGA :: Healthy Backs (c)


This class is taught by:

Ani Raya-Flores

As a trail runner and endurance athlete, Ani first came to yoga in search of increased flexibility and a stronger core. While she noticed the physical results immediately, it was the unexpected mental and emotional benefits that kept her coming back to the mat. She credits the yoga practice with giving her the clarity of mind, physical and emotional balance necessary to conquer the steepest of climbs, on and off the trails.

Ani strives to create an inclusive space for all bodies: a place to take the practice seriously, but not necessarily ourselves. She's always looking for creative ways to challenge and support her students, whether it's with blocks, blankets, or a gentle reminder to relax those grimaces while in chair pose. In Ani's classes you can expect detailed instruction, inventive core work, and playful transitions from pose to pose. Above all, it is her hope that students will leave class feeling a bit more at home in their bodies.

With a background in childcare and literature, Ani believes a great yoga class has all the elements of a great bedtime story: a knowledgable guide, a different journey ever time, and ultimately, a resting pose.

This class is designed to specifically support and care for the back in a safe and fun sequence of poses. We will focus on relieving muscle tension, increasing flexibility and strengthening all our supporting muscles. Relaxation techniques will be used to help reduce stress and chronic pain.>
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Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 23 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Oct 30 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Nov 06 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Nov 13 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Nov 20 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Nov 27 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Dec 04 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Dec 11 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Dec 18 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Dec 25 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Jan 01 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Jan 08 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Jan 15 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Jan 22 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Jan 29 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Feb 05 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Feb 12 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park