Monday 1pm: Bhakti Vinyasa Flow
A gentle heart centered vinyasa practice, using pranayama, movement, and meditation to strengthen mind, body and Spirit. This practice is designed to help you tap into your inner power through yoga. Class is open to beginning yoga students and those wishing to deepen their practice.
Thursday 4:30 Bhakti Vinyasa Happy “Hour” Flow
A heart centered approach to vinyasa helping to strengthen our persistence and focus “muscles” in additional to our physical bodies. This practice ebbs and flows between work and rest and holds space for you to find your unique expression of movement and static postures in the context of a group class. Class is open to beginning yoga students and those wishing to deepen their practice.
Greg’s has been leading asana class since 2003 after completing his first teacher training in Ashtanga Vinayasa yoga as taught by Sri Pattabi Jois. He has taught classes in yoga studios, private homes, massage schools, universities and the great outdoors.
The role that Greg serves in students' lives is that of a motivator, to inspire students to cultivate a regular yoga practice and connect with their already existing inner potential by using yogic technologies such as asana (posture), bandhas, (internal body locks), mantras (sound current), mudras (hand gestures), and pranayama (breath control). Additionally, to help deepen our relationship with that part of our being that is so highly individual and intimate, yet often taken for granted- our-- breath.
His classes are informed by past formal training in Ashtanga Vinayasa Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga, a health and fitness instructor in the Armed Services as well as experience teaching course work in Philosophy, Ethics, Cultural and Medical Anthropology, Community Gardening and Professional Development at UC Santa Cruz and California State University Monterey Bay, bringing an eclectic worldview to the lens of Bhakti Yoga.
Greg became aware of the Bhakti Yoga as a practice and a joy through attending his first kirtan shortly after completing his first teacher training. He felt a deep heart awakening and re-established his relationship to God, and earnestly cultivated a Bhakti yoga practice that regularly incorporates, japa (manta repetition) kirtan and seeing the Grace of God in all things as much as possible. Through his practice of Bhakti Yoga Greg became a devotee of Sri Neem Karoli Baba and Shri Mata Amritanadamayi aka Amma,aka the hugging saint and strives to find ways of both practicing and inspiring others in the notions of Love, Service and Devotion, by finding the goodness and Grace of God in the experiences of day to day living.