summer 2016

“Do your practice and All is coming.” Sri K Pattabhi Jois

Sri K Pattabhi Jois: “Yoga, as a way of life and a philosophy, can be practiced by anyone with inclination to undertake it, for yoga belongs to humanity as a whole. It is not the property of any one group or any one individual, but can be followed by any and all, in any corner of the globe, regardless of class, creed or religion.”

RAVEN YOGA SHALA is the only Ashtanga Vinyasa Studio in Juneau and is immersed, experienced and passionate in the commitment to this Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice.  The shala strives to use this age-old practice to create intense classes that not only challenge the body, mind and soul but are also invigorating and encourage discipline and personal growth. If you are ready to experience Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga classes, then Raven Yoga Shala is the place for you.  The following class styles are taught with as much attention to tradition as possible.
Our Ashtanga classes are taught from the practical and philosophic basis as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.  Emphasizing the main components of Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa (linking the breath to movement) and Tristhana (the three places of attention:  posture, breathing system and looking place).  Ashtanga yoga is a very physical and mental practice that if practiced regularly with result with many possible body and mind changes:  less stress, better sleep, weight loss and a general whole body feeling better.  Raven Yoga Shala offers led classes as well as Mysore – style classes.  Students will move through the set sequence of postures in a safe and challenging environment. Ashtanga Yoga involves a set sequences of postures, or series that do not vary.  It is recommended that students move into the Mysore style classes as this is the traditional method of teaching is the most effective way to immerse oneself in this practice of a lifetime!

We become more delicate and we recognize the importance of the flow of energy and information through our body in all directions. We learn to apply our force in an efficient way and we learn to use “other” forces. We discover the advantage of soft flesh and sensitive hands. We learn to connect to groove even when there is no music. We are aware of people in the room and we realize that we are not in the center of it all. We become more aware of our form since we never look at ourselves in a mirror; there are no mirrors…. We change our movement habits by finding new ones, we can be calm and alert at once. -Ohad Naharin

Yoga, in its many forms, essentially is a self-discipline, of both body and mind. Yoga practice is not intended only for the days when one feels good, inspired, awake, enthusiastic, or energetic. Yoga is meant to be practiced through all that life brings us. Steadfast daily practice is the only way to progress through yoga’s many stages of personal development. Whether sick, worried, sad, injured, tired, or even indifferent, the discipline of yoga calls us into that present moment to face life’s constant change.

The On the Yoga Wheel Workshop Series begins on Thursday, September 8 at 5:15 – 6:00 pmSign up is now and is limited to 5 students only. Cost for the 3 series is $30 and the Yoga wheels are provided for this series but may be purchased after the completion of the workshop.

(no class card or passes  – advance payment only insures your space) Complete information is on the Event page

Improvisation vinyasa yoga? YOGAPOLITAN IS the Gold Standard for vinyasa yoga in Juneau!  Juneau’s most popular vinyasa class. Explore and expand your yoga practice from the ground up! Each class is unique and combines asana from many ashtanga series practice.  Monday through Thursday at 12:05 – 12:55 pm and Tuesday evening at 5:15 for about an hour.  Cost is $12 for drop in and class packages as follows, 4 class pass $38.85/ 8 class pass $73.50 and a month of unlimited Yogapolitan is $84.  Come in and join -surprise your self potential and find what you never expected! Yes, our studio is always warm and cozy…