winter 2017

“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 Studio in Juneau and is immersed, experienced and passionate in the commitment to the Ashtanga Yoga practice.  The shala strives to use this age-old practice to create intenxe 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 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 which us a vert physical and mental practice that if practiced regularly with results in many possible body and mind changes: less stress, better sleep abd a general whole body feeling better.  Raven Yoga Shala offers led classes as well as Mysore classes/students will move through the set sequence of postures in a safe environment -the work is challenging and rewarding.this is the 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 changes.

EXPLORE and EXPERIENCE the ANCIENT SOUNDS of the VEDAS

A Four week Introductory Class in Vedic Chanting ~ Sundays – 10 – 1130 am  (January 8, 15, 22, 29  Suggested Donation $10 – thank you.

Taught by Doug Sturm,  the class will explore the traditional listen and repeat method of transmitting chants along with instruction of transliteration of the chanting sounds.

Chants will also be integrated with some simple asana and breathing.

Vedic chanting is known to increase concentration and memory along with improved listening and speaking skills, bringing the mind to a state of complete concentration.

Doug Sturm is a current student of Chase Bossart, Sonia Nelson and Paul Harvey and has completed teacher training with Gary Kraftsow of the Viniyoga Institute of America.

BEGINNER YOGA FLOW ~ Start your year with a yoga practice that emphasizes balance between movement and stillness 

Mondays and Wednesdays in January for four weeks, beginning Monday, January 9th, from 5:30-6:30 pm  (January 9. 11. 16, 18, 23 & 25)

.Join us as we explore the foundations of yoga – You will learn basic yoga knowledge that will build your strength, flexibility and confidence to use the yoga in your life everyday! This class will focus on breath-work, explain and explore sun salutations, spend time aligning standing postures and basic seated postures..  Each practice will start with a meditation, build some heat using the flowing movement of sun salutations,, and finalize the hour with a quiet rest.. The classes will evolve to suit the needs of those who attend.  All are welcome

! Please bring your personal mat and wear appropriate yoga clothing – avoid any baggy shirts or sweat pants attire,  This class is taught by Theresa Soley who has several year of Vinyasa Flow experience and is a certified teacher.Contact Theresa: tesoley@usfca.edu

Tuition: $84 for 8 class series, $48 single class per week, or $14 for single class drop-in class ~ Tuition fees are advance payment if you choose the 8 or 4 class series

The Art of Modern Vinyasa  ~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…