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Yoga for EVERY Body.

Upcoming Events

Deep Relaxation - Science of Yoga Nidra
with Swami Atmarupa
Saturday, Jul 29, 2-4:15 PM

Beginners' Workshop
with Gita
Sunday, Aug 6, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Yama & Niyama Monthly Study Group
with Swami Atmarupa
Sundays, 4-5:30 PM
Aug 13, Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 5
Attend one or all!

Yoga at the Museum
with Atmadarshan
Theme is Opposites
August 19, Saturday
11 AM-12:30 PM

2017 INDIA TRIP!
with Swami Atmarupa

Trip includes a course with Swami Niranjanananda, visits to two Ashrams, sightseeing and much more!
Nov. 25th-Dec. 19th

Resilience - A Quality to Build
A New Blog from Swami Atmarupa

Digital Downloads
Recordings of Guided Yoga Practices and More!



 

Atmadarshan, Laura Santoro

Atmadarshan AYT-L2, E-RYT 500, CYT
Atmadarshan has used yoga to reduce her allergies and eliminate her need for prescription eyeglasses, which she had been wearing for decades due to astigmatism. Her unique background in biological psychiatry, martial arts and public speaking, combined with her extensive yoga teaching, make her a sought-after instructor.


Atmadarshan, Laura Santoro instructs the following:
  • Classical Yoga
  • These classes are best suited to those with some previous yoga experience. This level of practice increases core strength and flexibility through an exploration of more classic postures and the poses of Sun Salutation. Breathing practices and meditations increase lung capacity and relieve stress.

    Beginners may attend if they have good health and a good level of fitness. These classes are more challenging than Fundamental Yoga.

  • Intermediate (Permission Needed)
  • Deepen your practice by exploring the theory behind more advanced postures, breathing practices, meditation techniques, and mudras. Be able to comfortably perform 6 rounds of full Satyananda Yoga Sun Salutation, know basic breathing techniques such as nadi shodana and ujjayi, and sit comfortably still for at least 15 minutes. Please speak with an instructor or phone 216-371-9760 to obtain permission to attend, especially after the first week of a session.

  • Yoga for Anxiety (Open to All)
  • In the US approximately 18% of the population can be diagnosed with some form of anxiety disorder at any time. However, nearly everyone has experienced anxiety for various periods of time.

    Major symptoms of anxiety affect the body, energy, emotions, mind, and spirit. Therefore, yoga is an excellent resource to alleviate anxiety, especially Satyananda Yoga. Satyananda Yoga integrates practices that address all aspects of our being, cultivating a state of awareness that can help you become more objective and present, resulting in decreased stress and anxiety.

  • Fundamental Yoga
  • These classes are suitable for beginners, those with health challenges, and more advanced practitioners of yoga who wish to refine and deepen their awareness.
     
    Improve your flexibility, strength, and stamina and learn basic breathing and stress relief techniques that can help relieve and prevent degenerative conditions like arthritis, high blood pressure and back problems.

  • Managing the Mind (Open to All)
  • Yoga can help you feel better mentally and emotionally, as well as physically. In this workshop, you will learn
     
    * the basics of yoga psychology
     
    * how yoga psychology is different than, yet compliments, Western psychology
     
    * how different yoga practices are used to manage depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other common conditions of the mind
     
    This class will include both theory and practice. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your mat, or rent one for $2 whenyou arrive.
     
     

         Atmadarshan has a psychology degree from Case Western Reserve University and worked in the laboratory of biological psychology and in a locked psychiatric unit. She is second author of a paper on biological measures predicting medication response and teaches yoga psychology internationally.

     

     
    Yoga Alliance CEUs are available for this event.