WE ARE ONE. We are in this together. We are working as a collective to bring you classes and offerings that are donation based to support our community. We are there with you!
Donation based Zoom Sessions are a gift to anyone who would benefit. If you have funds, proceeds will go to Ekah Yoga to keep the studio going & continue to pay our teachers & portion to instructor for leading the session. Please sign up at least 1 hour in advance in order to receive the Zoom invitation link.
We want to give a special thank you to Michael Demsey & Heather Grishams donated $500 to the improvement of our outside space. We are working to create a space we can all gather after we get through this. We are looking into adding a new bench and continuing growth of our mandala garden.
If you are interested in helping to support Ekah by giving a donation, buy a gift card, or buy classes for people who are financially strained at this time please email email@example.com. If you or someone you know is struggling due to the economic impact of Covid-19 please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in financial need please contact Crystal as we have received some donations for class passes and would love to share them with you!
Start your day with this powerful practice to bring peace and alignment to mind and body. This all levels class is open for beginner to advanced yoga practitioners. The practice will include a set sequence of exercises (asanas) that you will get to know over time and see yourself improve upon with practice, in strength, flexibility, breath work (lung capacity and breath control), and chitta (mind stuff, clearing space for peaceful thought).
This class is led by Rohan Shroff, who has brought traditional Classical Hatha Yoga to our peaceful Bloomington studio (Ekah) directly from the homeland of yoga (India). This yoga will not only focus on Asana, but also Pranayama (breath work), Mudras (gestures) and Bandhas. It also gives much importance to relaxation being, one of the most important aspects for union of mind and body. This will also include starting and ending prayers and; the twelve steps of Surya Namaskara along with the Mantras.Sarah will be guiding you through a different guided meditation each week. She will be sharing techniques that have helped her from guided visualization, mindfulness, metta meditation, mantra, Zen, and or breath work. This class is accessible for anyone who wants to wake up with a bit more mindfulness.
Stress demands all of our energy. When our batteries are so depleted, we can’t deal, and anything can push us over the edge. I have noticed that having a regular morning yoga practice has helped me to quieten mental chatter and cope with this challenge time of stress and anxiety. I want to open my morning practice to the community and invite you to establish a morning yoga routine by joining me on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 9:30 AM. This is an informal yoga practice to help us to built strength, mindfulness resilience, and to cope with the challenges that we are undergoing now due to COVID-19.
The Morning routine includes:
Easy breathing and/or mindfulness techniques for a start. Followed by very simple loosening exercises for the joints. We then work the abdominal muscles. and the muscles of the back. And try to bring more flexibility to the back, spine, hips and groin.
A few rounds of a classic variation of the sun salutation. And we end in Shavasana relaxing body and mind. You will need: a yoga mat or towel, water and an open heart.
All levels welcome
Wake up Wednesday to set the tone for your day. Get to know your mind better. What's going on in there? What's rising to the surface? Our goal is not to clear the mind of thinking but to try and be more clear about your mind & your thoughts, to bring yourself to a calm emotional state and to set intentions for the rest of your day.
Sarah will be guiding you through a different guided meditation each week. She will be sharing techniques that have helped her from guided visualization, mindfulness, metta meditation, mantra, Zen, and or breath work. This class is accessible for anyone who wants to wake up with a bit more mindfulness.
Yoga Nidra Is a healing practice which has been used to reduce anxiety, depression, pain, insomnia, and a number of other stress related diseases. Regular practice of Yoga Nidra, can help you to balance your tensions, control your emotions, relax and harmonize your body and mind. This class is designed to move you through a few gentle yoga postures to relax and settle the energies of the body. Followed by a comfortable and supported Savasana (resting pose) for 30-40 minute of Yoga Nidra. You will leave class feeling rested, restored and inspired.
All experience levels are welcome.
Join us for a donation class with our special guest instructor Rohan Shroff. He used to teach at Ekah Yoga and we are thrilled to practice with him again! He trained and teaches at the The Yoga Institute, the oldest organized yoga center in the world in Goa, India.
The purified and strengthened body, through the practice of kriyas, becomes ready for further intense yoga Sadhana. Purification of the body is extremely important as it results the unrestricted flow of energy throughout the body.
Kriyas help the body to clear the energy pathways, alleviate various infections, toxins, several ailments and strengthens the immune system. They help to improve the functioning of the organs or body parts. Simple kriyas which can be included in daily practice are considered to boost self-confidence and promote vibrant health.
As the breath moves, so does the mind; when one is steadied, the other too becomes steady. - Hatha Yoga Pradipika - 11.2
The breath is the channel between the body and the mind. Its subtlety, yet sensed presence, enables communication back and forth. It is the medium yogis used to tame and master the mischievous mind. Pranayama forms the foundation to meditation. With mind, meditate on me as being prana— Kaushitaki Upanishad, 3.2 The withdrawal of oneself from the outer as well as from the inner world to attain an emotional calm is meditation. This is a very desirable experience for one to be in as it establishes the efficiency and quality in any activity that follows. When one is composed and integrated one can act better.
Please note workshops are priced separately (unless stated otherwise). Some we offer for free. Workshops & special events are not included in unlimited monthly membership or class passes.