Monday 6:30pm Breath-Based Slow Flow*
Tues 6:00am Mysore
Tues 5:30pm Mysore
Wed 6:00am Mysore
Wed 5:30pm Meditation* OR Sattva Chants*
Thurs 6:00am Mysore
Thurs 5:30pm Mysore
Fri 6:00am Mysore
Sat 8:00am Meditation*
Sat 8:30am Led Primary Series
Sun 8:00am Mysore
Moon Days: Moon Flow Yoga
Whether you're here for meditation, for yoga, or just to try something new: you are welcome. Here at Sattva, we believe that everyone (no matter what your background) should have access to meditation & yoga. That's why our commUNITY classes (marked with an asterisk) are offered on a "pay what you can" basis.
For the Ashtanga program (all Mysore and Led classes), it's important to be here consistently to learn and refine the practice. That's why we have a Sattva monthly membership program, and we encourage you to be here at least 2-3x/week to make the most of your practice. Unlimited monthly pass to any regularly scheduled class at Sattva for $115, $125, or $135 (whichever works for your finances, your lifestyle, and your commitment to the practice).*
*If this is outside your budget, and you are committed to learning the practice, scholarships are always available. Contact Megan for details.
**If you are new to the Ashtanga practice and want to try it out before committing, you can drop in to any Mysore class for $20. Please read the FAQs before coming to your first class.
Please make sure to check for up-to-date class cancellations AND pre-register in advance on MindBody for any class you plan to attend. NOTE: Ashtanga classes (both Mysore and Led) are cancelled on Moon Days, but we may offer Moon Flow Yoga on those days. Class descriptions below.
Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga established by T. Krishnamacharya (and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois) designed to purify the body through breath and movement to bring stillness to the mind. There are a few ways we practice Ashtanga Yoga:
In a Led Primary Series class, students are led through the Primary Series in connection with their breath. Because we move with the breath and we move dynamically in the body, this is a physically challenging class. Beginners to yoga or to the Ashtanga method are encouraged to try at least one (or preferably, several) Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga class before attending a Led Primary class.
Mysore-Style Ashtanga Yoga is the traditional method of teaching Ashtanga yoga: 1-on-1 within a group setting. No prior yoga experience is necessary, only a commitment to grow and learn in the practice. Students work independently on the particular series of postures that is most appropriate for them. The teacher assists, adjusts and may quietly discuss particular difficulties or concerns with individual students during class. Beginners and those new to Ashtanga are welcome to start anytime and in any class.
Self-Practice: NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS. This class is for regular Ashtanga practitioners only. It is meant to be a silent class, where students just move and breathe on their own. There will be no guidance or adjustments from a teacher.
Breath-Based Slow Flow: Breath-based slow flow is mindful movement practice that brings us home to our body, breath, and mind, in the present moment. A joyful flow for all levels of experience that invites us to move, breathe, and practice with more awareness, balance, and grace.
Meditation: Sri HWL Poonja once said that "Meditation is when the mind is free and not holding thoughts. Let the thoughts come and go but do not run after them." Meditation at Sattva is led by Megan, and each session is intended to bring you out of your thoughts and into yourself, whether through use of breath, mantra, simple guidance, or silence. No experience is required. Come as you are, and be ready to look within.
Sattva Chants: Offered by Shelley Herlihy on the first Wednesday of each month (check MindBody for dates), Sattva Chants is a gathering to immerse yourself in the sounds and the vibrations of chanting. This is a joyful form of meditation, where Shelley will lead us by introducing us to whatever we will chant that evening, whether it is the name of a deity or a particular mantra, and what it means. No experience required. You can sit and listen, or you can join in. All who are called to come are welcome.
Moon Flow Yoga. The moon in the sky reminds us to look within, to open our hearts, and to stay right where we are, without pushing or trying. On Moon Days (check MindBody for dates), we will gather together to move, to breathe, and to honor the moon and ourselves. You can expect heart opening, hip opening, and grounding yoga postures, and whatever your teacher feels is being called for in the moment.