Basics is suitable for those new to TriYoga or those who want a gentle, slow-paced class. Basics is a complete practice of 108 postures presented systematically, learned over time and is the foundation for TriYoga Flows. Focus is placed on moving with the breath, learning the wavelike motions of the spine and core strengthening movements. This level benefits everyone, beginners to advanced. Bolsters, pillows and props can be used to ensure comfort and correct alignment. There are 5 Basics primary series plus additional flows for a varied practice as well as a number of shortened sequences to help inspire a home practice.
L1 is suitable for students who have studied Basics and are ready to try a more challenging practice, or those who have had previous yoga experience. The earth element predominates in L1. Emphasis is on correct alignment, unwavering focus on the breath and expansion in all directions, laying a solid foundation for steady comfortable asanas. Each flow series is a complete practice. There are 5 L1 Primary series. Each series consists of 3 condensed class length versions, and a workshop length full series that combines all others. Including 5 additional 108 series, there are a total of 25 L1 series and numerous other flows that can be combined in countless ways to make for a complete and varied practice.
L2 is suitable for students who have studied L1 and who have mastered the wavelike spinal rolls. The water element is the focus of L2. The wavelike motions of the spine introduced in Basics and used throughout L1, naturally evolve into energy flows in L2. (Please note that Basics and L1 students can also experience the energy flows at each of those levels when one practices with a relaxed body, a rhythmical breath and a calm and focused mind.) When one dissolves into the flow synchronized with the breath, steady comfortable asanas emerge and dissolve in a manner that opens energy channels (nadis) and stimulates the flow of subtle energy. The L2 series follow the same structure as L1. There are 25 series and numerous other flows for L2.
L3 is a dynamic and challenging practice requiring strength, flexibility and endurance. It is suitable for strong L2 students and those who have knowledge of how to substitute asanas and transitions to maintain a safe and comfortable practice. The grounding and alignment of L1 and the steady and even-paced flow of L2 are maintained as more challenging asanas and flows are introduced. The L3 series follow the same structure as L1. There are 25 series and numerous other flows for L3.
TriYoga Therapeutics draws from the five Basics Series of TriYoga. This class is for those who need a very gentle approach to yoga due to physical limitations, injury, illness, or being over-tired and stressed. The yoga postures are deeply nurturing, therapeutic and restorative bringing the body and mind into a state of balance. Props are used to ensure comfort and to support proper alignment.
“Yoga that is practiced systematically is therapeutic. In India the ancient healing system is called yoga chikitsa (healing, therapy). In the same way, TriYoga Therapeutics supports those recovering from, or living with illness or injury. There are many healing modalities under the umbrella of yoga chikitsa to tailor a program based on the individual need. TY Therapeutics provides the foundation in understanding your personal needs. We often hear that many people start yoga because of an injury or body pain. Then later say it was a blessing in disguise as it brought them to the far reaching benefits that they may never have discovered.” ~ Yogini Kaliji
In a private yoga session individual needs are addressed. Through the TriYoga practice, guidance is given in developing a daily practice and support in moving through old patterns and resistance to release blocks in body and mind. The session will be designed to your particular needs and could include TriYoga flows and postures, breathing practices, concentration and meditation techniques. Some students have a regular private practice, while others may take a private session, as a support to the group sessions, periodically for refinements and to deepen understanding. Click Here For More Information On The Private Sessions
Ask us about our corporate yoga program in bringing the stress relieving practice of yoga into your work environment, business conferences and company retreats. Employees and executives can enjoy a practice before work, during the lunch hour or after the workday. These one-hour sessions can help you feel relaxed and focused, increasing mental clarity, health and wellness. Besides the health benefits, the effects on moral and overall job happiness are measurable.