This class is for intermediate and advanced students and yoga teachers. The practice is Dharma Level V of Sri Dharma Mttra’s Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa series. Dharma Yoga Registered Teachers, apprentice teachers and students, as well as teachers of all backgrounds from around the world commonly take this class. Be ready for an amazingly graceful yet extremely challenging practice steeped in 50 years of Sri Dharma's experience of the classical traditions. One of the joys of Master Practice is exploring variations of advanced postures you may not encounter anywhere else in the world of today, as well as the instruction in how to take the steps necessary to acquire these postures. You will be guided through a purifying Deep Healing Relaxation session which includes Yoga Nidra, and can begin to cultivate the mind through invaluable and profound sacred teachings on the ethical rules (yama), the yogic observances (niyama), the laws of karma, yogic diet, ancient varied breathing practices and sound techniques. Sri Dharma helps guide each individual to quiet the turbulent mind so as to experience the peace, contentment, and realization of the Divinity already present within you. This two hour class with a master is a hidden gem in the middle of New York City.
The Great Divine Whole and Complete Eternal Practices of Sri Dharma Mittra, recommended for intermediate through advanced practitioners. This amazing session begins with spiritual purification discourses explaining how the ancient teachings can find expression in our modern lives. You will be shown how to establish proper placement, alignment and the deep spiritual intention behind each pose. It continues with in-depth, long and challenging Dharma Yoga III-IV Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa practice, including healing Deep Relaxation and a reflective meditation practice. Also included is a joyous Devotional Dharma Asana Satsang Jam. Personal attention and helpful hints are given throughout the session as well as direction toward the real true goal of Yoga.
Previously, he worked in Athens as a personal trainer at a popular fitness center and was a professional dancer.
Currently, Yiannis is teaching Dharma Yoga classes at numerous studios and health clubs around New York City. Inspired and awed by the way that yoga has transformed his life, Yiannis teaches so others may also experience the many amazing benefits of yoga to the body, mind and soul. He feels incredibly grateful and blessed to be able to share all that yoga has to offer in a positive and inspiring way.
Yiannis’s yoga classes are deeply focused, but also fun, spontaneous, and appropriate for all levels of practitioners, as various options and variations of each pose are always offered. Coordinating movement with breath allows for the detoxification of energy channels, deeper concentration and meditation, and works to elevate and balance his students’ energy. His warm-hearted humor and sincere devotion make every class a unique and pleasurable experience.
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