YOGA :: Healthy Backs


This class is taught by:

Beatrice Buenaventura

Beatrice believes that a consistent yoga practice allow us to create and nurture a connection within others and ourselves. She also believes that yoga can help build strong bodies, gain flexibility of the mind and body, may help conquer fears, and avoid injury, among many other benefits. Yoga brings people back to their natural state, one of true happiness and joy, and contributes to making our world a better place.

She humbly bows in gratitude to her teachers: Rich Logan, Kino Macgregor, Tias and Surya Little, Mollie Galbraith, Hillary Wright, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Richard Miller, Sharon Gannon, David Life, and David Swenson.

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.
ALL LEVELS

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jan 21 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Beatrice Buenaventura
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Jan 28 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Feb 04 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Feb 11 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Feb 18 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Feb 25 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Mar 04 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Mar 11 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Mar 18 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Mar 25 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Apr 01 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Apr 08 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Apr 15 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Apr 22 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon Apr 29 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon May 06 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Mon May 13 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Ani Raya-Flores
    at Namaste Highland Park