Strength, Flexibility, Focus, & Balance
Along with yoga's rise in popularity and increased accessibility have come certain misconceptions about its practice. Most notably, that you have to already be fit, young, thin, or very flexible to do yoga. This is not true.
With proper instruction, almost anyone can begin and develop a life-long yoga practice.
One of the things I appreciate most about the Kripalu style of yoga is its capacity to make the extraordinary benefits of yoga safely accessible to just about anyone. Kripalu Yoga is truly yoga for every-body.
Kripalu Yoga meets you where you are, and gradually guides you along a path of self-awareness and self-improvement. Kripalu students are always encouraged to tune in to their bodies and practice at an intensity that feels right in the present moment. With practice, they develop the ability to bring this attunement to their inner wisdom into other aspects of life as well.
My online Kripalu yoga classes emphasize the basic guidelines for both beginners and more experienced yogis to ensure a clear understanding and to establish a safe foundation from which to build and deepen their practice.
The Health Benefits Of Yoga
Kripalu Yoga, like many styles of yoga is truly a holistic practice, in that it enhances your well-being on every level - mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and of course, physically.
Even if you’ve never participated in a yoga class, you have most likely heard about some of the many health benefits attributed to its practice. Studies show that practicing yoga even just once a week can result in a number of AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS, including -
AN INCREASE in muscle tone, body strength and resiliency, muscle flexibility, balance and dexterity, endurance, joint mobility, core strength, bone density, lung capacity, heart efficiency, overall energy level, and sense of well-being.
A DECREASE in physical and emotional stress, fatique, chronic pain, excess weight, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, body toxins, depression, anxiety and irritability.
IMPROVEMENT in posture, mental focus and memory, body awareness, digestion, organ function, immune functioning, sleep patterns, body image, self esteem, lifestyle choices, social skills, self-awareness and self-actualization.
How Is Kripalu Different From Other Styles Of Yoga?
The Kripalu approach to yoga (and life) is to be fully present to any experience exactly as it is, while remaining open to what is emerging. The focus is inward, to a direct experience of one's own source of personal power. To sum it up in 4 words - mindful awareness & compassionate acceptance.
Like most yoga styles and traditions, Kripalu Yoga uses classic postures (asanas), breathwork (pranayama) mental focus, meditation, and the practice of relaxation.
What distinguishes Kripalu Yoga is its emphasis -
honoring the limits of the body while questioning the limits of the mind
following the flow of breath (life-force energy)
developing witness consciousness (observing physical sensations, emotions, and mental activity without judgment)
taking what is learned in one's yoga session, “off the mat” into daily life
Kripalu students are invited to bring the internal qualities of their practice - focus, awareness, curiosity, compassion, intention, clarity, and acceptance - into all aspects of everyday life.
This results in a more positive outlook, an improved self-image, healthier lifestyle choices, enhanced creativity, more harmonious relationships, and a deeper sense of purpose.
All that from a yoga class? Yeah. Pretty cool stuff, huh?
Kripalu Yoga For Rejuvenation
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am-12pm
A moderately paced class with lots of warm-ups, emphasizing safety, strength, mindfulness, and FUN.
Perfect for mature, active adults who want to maintain or restore strength, flexibility, and balance while relieving stress and improving mental focus. Beginner to novice practitioners of any age are welcome.
NOTE: Class size is limited to allow for interaction and feedback so preference is given to those who commit to attending at least once a week.
Yoga For Men
Safely learn yoga basics in a class created to meet the specific needs of men. All ages, sizes, and fitness levels are welcome. No previous experience required.
Postures will focus on most men's tightest muscle groups. Improve strength, stamina, flexibility, and balance while calming the mind and releasing stress. Receive the personalized support you need to progress at your own pace.
Give your self some "man time" that will have you sailing through the rest of your week feeling great! If it's been a while since you could touch your toes, or even see them, this class is for YOU!
Personalized To Meet Your Goals
Not feeling ready for a group class? No worries.
Many of my students prefer to have private sessions when they first begin their yoga practice, and some continue their 1-on-1 lessons indefinitely. This allows them to receive my undivided attention and to have the sessions tailored specifically to their level of experience, current physical condition, and personal wellness goals.
Online sessions are offered on Zoom. If you are a Miami local, "Covid-safe" in-person sessions are available in my South Miami office, or at your home for an additional fee.
All Classes are currently held on Zoom. Click the RESERVE MY SPOT button for the desired class and you will be sent the link to join. As a special welcome to new students, your first class is FREE!
Kevin is a talented, experienced yoga teacher that I have followed for years. His extensive knowledge of the body makes me comfortable that I won't hurt myself. I benefit greatly from my weekly yoga class. I eperience less stress, and relief from pain. I am more aware of my body and have more flexibility. Kevin is a great teacher, trainer, and life coach. You will love him and his class.