winter 2018

“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 is a very physical and mental practice that if practiced regularly with results in many possible body and mind changes: less stress, better sleep and 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.

NEW! Join us for this challenging Heart and Soul Yoga Vinyasa Class  .. An experience of Breathing and employing the breath to Stretch and  Strengthen deeper and comfortably longer thru the front and back of your body. This is a whole body tune-in to bring vital life awareness to your store of energy. In a word this class is:  Elegant Rhythmic Romancing of Breath and Movement. This is not YOGAPOLITAN  as you know it -we explore a little deeper, a little stronger and a lot more flexible.  Sometimes Slower, longer asana and sometimes not so slow…
Join us at 5:15 pm for about an hour beginning January 9. Please sign up for this class by Tuesday by 1 pm.  $12 drop in or your class card.

NEW! AERIAL YOGA  In February the AERIAL FOUNDATIONS SERIES will be offered as a 4 class/workshop on Wednesdays. This class will teach the basics of aerial yoga and fly.  You will learn yoga postures with the hammock , learn body conditioning for upper body and the core.  Learn the methods to invert with comfort and some new flips and tricks too! Put this opportunity on your schedule now…there are only 5 spaces open for this Foundations series.   Tuition is 4 class/$56 Dates: February 7, 14, 21 & 28 *Wednesdays). Start time is 5:15 – 6:20 pm. Sign up now by  email or at the studio, space is limited  to 5 students, so signing up early is always advised.

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. The Evening class on Tuesday is more advanced and with additional arm balances and a mix of inversions.  Cost is $12 for drop in and class packages as follows, 4 class pass $42/ 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…