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class of the month:
Anusara yoga with Diane Ritucci
thu | 9:15 - 10:30 am
Grow your practice using the 5 Universal Principles of Alignment of Anusara Yoga. These principles will keep you safe and supported and guide you from your heart into the expansion of power and freedom on and off the mat.
Anusara means “‘flowing with grace,” “following your heart.” Anusara uniquely integrates deep spiritual teachings and precise princess of alignment into the practice. This creates a holistic experience for the practitioner. The practice is a celebration of our inherent goodness and the gift of life.
Diane’s passion for teaching lies deep in her desire to share the gift of Yoga. Her heart lies in the connection with her students and her love of teaching. Join us every Thursday for this open-level class!
best of westchester voting is now open!
We are so humbled and honored to have been voted Best of Westchester in 2018 and with your help, look to continue our quest for next year!
Please vote Tovami Yoga for Best Yoga Studio now through January 23 under the Health & Beauty Reader’s Ballot.
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Jan 27 | 1:30 - 3:00 pm
In this workshop, we invite young females ages 9 to 13 to engage in a mix of yoga with educational self-esteem building activities designed to promote appreciation for their genuine qualities and develop accurate self-awareness.
Girls will explore the different qualities that make them beautiful. Girls will engage in an interactive activity and will be guided through an engaging yoga session that encourages appreciation and love for their bodies and gratitude for their individual strengths.
POSE OF THE WEEK: headstand
This week's #TovamiPose is Headstand! Sirsasana, or headstand (demonstrated here by Sue of Budding Buddhas) is often one of the first inversions taught in class and can be a tricky posture to take. As with all inversions, it is beneficial for circulation because gravity has an opposite effect when the body is upside down. Headstand is also all-around a great core strengthener and really pushes the student to be mindful of muscle engagement and body placement.
Read more of our favorite tips for the king of all asanas!
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Align your Adjustments: Adjustments Part 2 with Mary Dana Abbott
Sun | Jan 27th | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gain clarity and confidence in your teaching with hands-on expert, Mary Dana Abbott. In this workshop we will explore the geometry and dimension of a variety of asanas to build a skillset that allows you to attune your adjustments to what exactly is needed by the student.
Standing poses, twists and hip-openers will be the primary focus of this installment of the workshop.
In addition to building off of what we worked on in part 1*, we look at the bigger scope of asanas here: twists, balances.
*You may still register for this workshop if you did not attend part 1.
Flexibility and Strength in Backbending with Danicia Ambron
Sat | Feb 9 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alignment for your spine is not as easy as standing up tall, and balance inversions are not as easy as practicing them over and over. Muscle attachments and their tightness/weakness can play a role in why you just can’t find the strength to find that arm balance or flexibility to align and execute certain asanas.
Come dive into your Thoracic Spine and Hip Flexors to unlock movement, ease, and BREATH. We will start this workshop in subtle but amazing ROM and then build momentum to begin a wisely constructed flow that can lead to advanced arm balances, pranayama, and basically feeling you are truly in your own body and not just seeking sensation and pushing limits in your yoga practice.
A regular yoga practice is recommended for this workshop and it need not be fancy or acrobatic to reap the benefits.
Learn more about Danicia at www.thepranastudio.com
Cost $40 by 1/26 | $45 after
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Budding Buddhas Yoga & Mindfulness - For all ages
The benefits of yoga for kids are many, including increased focus and concentration, heightened body awareness and self-control, increased flexibility and strength. Yoga for kids helps ease stress and build confidence. It encourages children of all ages to create healthy habits for life.
If I could learn one thing each day, it would be how to love myself and others more fully. With yoga, we will all meet there.
Tovami means community - the name can't be found in a dictionary, nor does it have a country of origin, but has been created. A name to mean community, one letter, one idea, one person at a time. We see everyone as unique and special like Yoga. The focus for us is on building this beautiful yoga community, this "Tovami" honoring yoga as an ancient mindfulness art in our welcoming studio.
Tovami Yoga begins its Yoga Alliance registered and approved 200-hour teacher certification program September 22, 2018
Information Session June 2nd 1:30-3:00 learn about the program, ask questions, get to know people, it's free Sign up
Our Alignment Based Hatha Yoga Vinyasa Program offers a variety of Westchester's long-time expert instructors/teachers, handpicked for their knowledge, compassion and ability to inspire. You will receive one-on-one instruction to equip yourself for your personal yoga journey, whether it be cultivating self-knowledge or an inspiring career as a teacher. From multimedia anatomy presentations to deep hands-on asana knowledge, meditation and ancient healing mudras, you will take a giant step towards your personal success and fulfillment. Plus, you’ll have FUN & connect with a wonderful, lighthearted community!
This month's Featured Yoga Teacher
Like our Yoga Practioners, our Teacher's are fun & have a unique view that shines brightly throughout each of their classes.
Meet our featured teacher for this month - Franklin Shire! Franklin is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher with a philosophy that yoga is for every body. His classes have a focus on breath and body awareness to help facilitate self - awareness without judgment. Franklin’s kindhearted, easy-going presence makes space for everyone to feel honored and find what feels right in their own body. Get to know a little more about Franklin with a quick Q& A and sign up below to experience a class!
1. Tell us a bit about how you found yoga?
At a time when I was stuck and lost with what to do with my life, I went to a yoga class for the first time, fell in love with it, and have since lived happily (mostly) ever after.
2. What can someone expect when coming to your class?
In my class one can expect to slow down, look in, let go, and explore effortless effort.
3. What’s something about you that no one would expect?
People might not expect that I listen to classical music.
4. If you had to choose- favorite yoga pose?
Half moon balance, ardha chandrasana, because it requires effortless effort (and focus, and balance).
5. Favorite song? “Tightrope”, by Stevie Ray Vaughn.
practice with franklin:
Mondays, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Kripalu Vinyasa Flow (Open Level)
Saturdays, 9:30 AM - 10:45 PM Kripalu Yoga (Open Level)
KARMA YOGI PROGRAM
The Karma yogi is a work exchange program. your time for free yoga classes and studio discounts.
We are always interested in you! Please feel free to contact us to see if there are any Karma Yogi positions open today.