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December Online 6-Class Series: Light on the Breath

December 5 - December 22


At the end of the year, as daylight wanes, we bring light to the rhythm of our breath. In this month of practice we dedicate our study to the ever-changing motion of the breath – sometimes expanding, sometimes softening and sometimes becoming still. In each practice we combine breath with movement to foster intimacy, a sense of immediacy, and flowing spontaneity.

Please note all live classes take place from 10am – 11:30am Mountain Time.

Tues Dec 5: Light on Natural Breathing

Each of us has a baseline breath, an inherent respiratory rhythm that is the expression of our lung’s unique motion. In this class we practice somatic movements and postures not to engineer or manipulate the breath, but to allow our breath to “breathe of its own accord.”

Fri Dec 8: Light on Inhalation

The inhalation is the life-giving breath, sustaining all tissues in the body. In this class we bring sensitivity to the movement of inhalation in all postures, to generate elasticity and lightness in the rib, diaphragm, and lung.

Tues Dec 12: Light on Exhalation

The exhalation is the “letting go” breath, one that actively discharges strain from the body. In this class we emphasize the emptying phase of the breath in all poses. In pranayama, we expel the breath to purify and flush the lungs.

Fri Dec 15: Light on Alternate Nostril Breath

In this class we use the whole body to exercise alternate nostril breathing, linking the right “solar” side of the body with the right nostril and the left “lunar” side with the left nostril. By alternating the pathway of the breath, we harmonize the solar and lunar, active and passive, and right and left brain hemispheres in all poses.

Tues Dec 19: Light on Interrupted Breath

The interrupted breath strengthens local segments of the ribs, intercostal muscles and lungs. We combine this breath with our somatic movement and yoga poses as we move and pause, move and pause. We build the interrupted breath on both inhale and exhale.

Fri Dec 22: Light on Breath of Fire

This breath generates heat and an internal glow within all tissues of the body. In the practice of asana and somatic movement, we use Breath of Fire to rinse, cleanse and flush the many airways of the lungs and to bring energy and luminosity to the mind-heart.

Cost: $100 + tax

  • Have your props handy! We recommend two blocks, blankets, a thick bolster, an 8’ or 10’ belt/strap, and a backless chair (modifications will be given if you do not have a chair). We recommend yogaoutlet.com and Manduka for props; backless chairs can be found on Amazon and Etsy.
  • Please note that all classes are in Mountain Time.
  • Can’t join us at 10am MT because of your schedule or time zone? We’ve got you covered! Reserve your seat and all video recordings will be uploaded to your course curriculum to watch when you can, available to stream for 30 days.


December 5
December 22
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