This class is based on the traditional parameters of Vinyasa Yoga which are: steadiness, comfort, breath and unwavering focus on breath. This dynamically flowing practice synchronizes postures with the breath. It is a swift moving, theme-based class with mantra, mudra, pranayama (breath); surya namaskaras (sun salutations); standing asanas; twists; balances; core strengthening postures; backbends and inversions and a looong rest at the end. You will leave feeling Yoga Good!
Please note: there is little instruction in this class, instead it is focused on the flow and is best for those with some existing yoga practice. This class is Not Recommended for people with injuries.
The Yogic Arts™ system is comprised of the sequencing of classical standing asanas [poses], infused with martial art and modern dance stance integrations, therapeutic kicking drills, a core floor workout, a deeply therapeutic hip and shoulder opening sequence, and a traditional vinyasic finishing practice, which includes elements of Thai massage and guided meditation. Each practice focuses on different aspects of the respective integration of massage, martial arts, and yogic technique, as we explore the evolution of asana and vinyasa [posture and movement]. This is the life work of Master Duncan Wong.
You will encourage circulation in the muscles and train the breath for the day ahead. Expect mantras, mudras, pranayama, asanas and a guided meditation to finish the session.
This is an all levels class and is suitable for pregnant women, students who are new to yoga and de-conditioned students as well as long-time practitioners. This class contains Hatha yoga postures, Vinyasa Krama (slow vinyasa sequences) and sometimes Kundalini Kriyas. The sequence and theme always changes so you will keep progressing in your yoga practice.
This class will create a mind-body-spirit synchronicity so you'll feel Yoga Good all day long!
Sunset yoga is designed to acclimate your body and soul to the setting sun. You will practice pranayama (breathing techniques) mantras and mudras for the season/day, asanas (postures suited to your individual needs) and a 10-15 minute meditation. When you open your eyes from meditation, you will watch the setting sun.
* This class is by appointment only - cost 70$ usd for 1-10 people.
Relaxing Restorative Yoga - Friday Morning
Gentle yoga postures are used in this class. The postures are held for some minutes and incorporate props such as pillows, blankets, cushions, straps, chairs and the wall to help you stay in the pose comfortably for a full restoration. Expect breath awareness, deep openings and guided visualizations that will bring you to full equilibrium.
This class is recommended for all levels and is a particularly good class for those with stress or anxiety, those in transformation, or for those who just need a break from moving too quickly. This is also a great class for students who are recovering from injuries. Please let your teacher know if you have injuries so that the teacher can adapt the practice to your needs.
davannayoga ® for Children / Yoga para Niños
Anna begins by teaching the children about the benefits of yoga in their lives. The class always includes an energetic set of games, asana-based stories, meditation and prana practice and happy visualizations. Kids love the class. Anna is the mother of three children who practice yoga and have much input into her practice with children. Anna gives FREE yoga classes for children at ASPV (Colegio Americano) in Marina Vallarta on Tuesdays from 3:00-3:45. This is an open,free class offered to the community. Your child does not need to be afiliated with the American School. Contact Anna for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
davannayoga ® For Pregnancy - Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga
Pre-natal yoga can diminish common discomforts of pregnancy and create a beautiflul bonding time between mom (even dad) and their unborn child. Post-Natal yoga is a great chance to get back into your body after creating and carrying a new life for for 9 months . These will be combined into one class to create the support you want and need. The community of mothers will nurture and support you throughout this magical time. If you have children under the age of 1-year old (not walking yet) you may bring them to class. Please schedule your private session with Anna: email@example.com or call the yoga shala: 223-0530
You'll weave breath and movement into a mindful flowing asana practice with no chaturanga postures typical of davannayoga's classic vinyasa sequences. This class is ideal for those who are working on their flexibility, students who prefer a slower paced flow and want to hold the postures a bit longer. This is also an ideal class for students nursing injuries (please advise the teacher of any injuries before the class). This class will improve your flexibility, strength and balance. All levels are welcome.
Functional restorative yoga
Do you want to release pain and discomfort from your body, mind and spirt? Come and experience a deep breathing practice lying on your back using the wall and props to enhance your "letting go" of tension and tightness. Your functional restorative class will focus on strengthening the core and upper back and stretching the chest and back muscles to support your spine and improve your posture. In the class your mind will slow down so to reflect on the sensations in your body and the calmness of your being. You will leave the class feeling rejuvenated, restored and revitalized.
Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra
Yin Yoga is a gentle, slow moving (typically no standing postures), meditative practice utilizing longer holds, often with props to allow us to safely move deeper into the pose and the body's connective tissues. The practice is designed to relieve stress, encourage relaxation, create a sense of peace and calm as well as increase mobility and flexibility. We will finish the practice with a Yoga Nidra (also called yogic sleep) guided meditation. Expect to feel blissful, relaxed and rejuvenated. This class is suitable for all levels. 75 minutes
Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga - Evening class
This 75 minute class will slowly build into a moderately paced vinyasa synchronizing movement and breath. The flow will gradually taper in to a slow restorative ending leaving you feeling relaxed and peaceful.
Dharma Yoga - Evening class
You will be lead through the Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa practice created by Sri Dharma Mittra. This is an all-levels moderately paced yoga class with prana enhancing breathing techniques, mantras, yoga asanas, and a nice long healing guided relaxation practice at the end. This class is designed to help the practitioner maintain good health physically and mentally and to increase stamina.
"Yoga is not merely a practice and a lifestyle, but also a tool to support our individual quest for truth and freedom.
There cannot be one way, according to the diversity of the world. So we must remain open to possibility and miracle."