Dharma Yoga Levels Gentle through IV with Hawk 800hr ERYT
Hawk is a Yogini of 27 years. As creator of Ithaca Yoga Center, Ahimsa Yoga School she has had the opportunity to work extensively with Yoga as a vehicle for transformation. Her original training was with Sivananda Yoga and her 500 and 800 hour level training is with Sri Dharma Mittra. See the schedule page for class times and levels. Dharma I and Deep Relaxation are for beginners or anyone wanting a more gentle Yoga practice. Dharma II is intermediate level. Dharma III requires experience and Dharma IV is for advanced students only! Going beyond her original training as Yoga teacher and therapist she has helped many people to ignite their own miraculous healing powers through advance Breathing techniques. She brings a gentle, nurturing energy to her work that combines with the clarity and power of Spirit achieved after many years of work and study.
Kalangi KUNDAlini Yoga
What is Kalangi yoga and who are the Siddhars?
The Siddhars are the yogi sages of south India who spend lifetimes meditating in caves and on mountains. The Siddhar wisdom is potent when applied to the hatha yoga practice as the body is an effective tool to work the mind towards the inner core of realization. Each hatha yoga posture replicates a unique life force. When going into each posture in yoga, with patience and calm, reach out to harmonize the breath, i.e, long and relaxed breath. Siddhis, the special powers each of us have wakes up in the inner calm that is delved into through each posture.
As the ultimate goal of yoga, Kalangi Kundalini Yoga awakens us to being the Spirit having the human experiences. Tapasyogini suryadasi devi offers the yogic insights from the mystical Kalangi Kundalini Yoga as practiced by the Siddhar Sages of South India.
Pranayama (Breathing) with Hawk
Benefits accrue at all three levels of body, mind, and spirit simultaneously and often at a level beyond conscious awareness. While no specific medical claims are made, nearly all known dis-ease has been seen to respond favorably to conscious breathing; ranging from cancer to digestive dis-orders, migraines, heart and circulation problems, addictions, high blood pressure, immune system dysfunction, depression, chronic fatigue… the list is endless. Breathing also complements and integrates all other healing systems. The simple truth is that complete oxygenation of our cellular system is essential for good health!
Ahimsa Power Yoga
Ahimsa Power Yoga is an expression of Raja Hatha Ashtanga Vinyasa Kundalini Yoga. That means it is a complete practice of the most powerful traditions handed down over the centuries from Yoga teacher to student. Each class is rich with Mantra, Pranayama, Vinyasa, Asana, relaxation and sometimes philosophy. All Ahimsa Yoga prana flows have roots in the teachings of legendary Yoga Master Sri Dharma Mittra.
This class is designed for those students who are familiar with basic yogic principles. Amanda leads a meditative asana sequence connecting us to the subtler aspects of our being. This movement mediation focuses on tuning into the body’s energetic pathways and channels. Students should anticipate a blend of chanting, asana, relaxation, and pranayama.