VINYASA :: Candlelight


This class is taught by:

Meg Shoemaker

Initially, I came to my mat in art school as a simple way to calm my mind from anxiety and uncertainty. What I was surprised to find was an entire universe of awakening, from an unthawing of movement and breath, strengthening and aligning my physical body, and ultimately a continued fine-tuning of the subtle body and energetics of my mind.
The working through Samskaras, the Sanskrit word and idea of “mental impressions and psychological imprints” is what I’m interested in offering to my students. What you’ve come into the world with and onto your mat with has a chance of transformation everyday just by incremental shifts in continued showing up.
After intense study for about ten years in various methods, I felt called to become certified to teach. I completed my 200-hour training at Kula Yoga Projects in New York City, led by my incredible teachers Nikki Viella, Schuyler Grant, Nikki Costello and Erin Dudley. As well as study in various methods of meditation, from workshops in meta-meditation at Om Yoga in New York, to training in transcendental mediation through the David Lynch Foundation.
My intention with every class is to wake up dual-action in the body with clear and intelligent alignment, to keep the practitioner safe in the uncovering of fresh territory within the mind, body and the changing relationship of the two through the elixir of deepened breath and above all, to leave my class shining!

Hannah Skye

Hannah was born in Colorado, so a love of the mountains and of nature circulates in her soul. With her background in acting and dance, she will gracefully guide you through a seamless vinyasa flow that incorporates both strength and ease.
Hannah believes that yoga is for every body. Poses are just shapes, so they will look and feel a little different for each individual, and there can be great joy in the exploration of those internal and external nuances. Every class Hannah teaches is layered with different options so that students can customize their flow, either to be more energetic and challenging, or more grounded and relaxing. Everyone is inspired to practice for different reasons, usually when they are seeking something more in their lives. Whether that's physical health, emotional peace, or a meditative journey, Hannah encourages students to bring themselves to the mat. Spend some time in your own body; move, sweat, breath deeply, and play in your practice. Yoga can be an outlet to detoxify and destress, or a medium of play and expression -- and often times both. You can expect to sweat in Hannah's class, so bring your water and come ready to flow!
 
Certifications:
RYT 200, CorePower Yoga
Corepower Extensions Program & mentorship
Corepower Yoga Level 2 Training
Kids Yoga training, Yoga Works
Advanced Sequencing Immersion, Mukti Yoga School
Safe Teaching Immersion, Mukti Yoga School

Nora Brank

Nora has been practicing yoga and meditation since she was a very young child. Her dad was an avid yogi and introduced her to the sun salutations at the tender age of five. These days, Nora starts every day with a sun salute and thanks her yoga practice for her health and well being. She believes that yoga can instill all of it's practitioners with a flexibility, resilience and grace that they can use both on and off the mat.

Nora has a MA in philosophy from a program that allowed her to study both Eastern and Western texts. Her love and knowledge of the mystical traditions included in the Vedic texts guides and deepens her yoga practice. You can find her blend of attention to the physical, and knowledge of the ancient, traditional, and spiritual in her Yoga & Meditation classes at Namaste Highland Park.

Wind down your day by the candlelight. This well-rounded evening class infuses a vinyasa flow with quiet, cooling, relaxing restorative poses at the end and an extended savasana. Perfect to ease away the day and prepare you for a restful night's sleep.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Oct 18 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Meg Shoemaker
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Oct 21 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Hannah Skye
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Oct 21 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Hannah Rodriguez
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Mon Oct 22 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Kendra Baranko
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Mon Oct 22 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm with Nora Brank
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Wed Oct 24 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Marcella Jacobs
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Thu Oct 25 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Meg Shoemaker
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Oct 28 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Hannah Skye
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Oct 28 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Hannah Rodriguez
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Mon Oct 29 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Kendra Baranko
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Mon Oct 29 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm with Nora Brank
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Wed Oct 31 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Marcella Jacobs
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Thu Nov 01 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Meg Shoemaker
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Nov 04 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Hannah Skye
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Nov 04 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Julie Howard
    at Namaste Downtown LA