Ahh-mazing Yoga Shala

Happy Holidays!

We will be closed December 24th, 25th and

January 1st, 2019

Ahh-mazing Hatha Yoga


This class is taught by:

Mary Nappa

Mary's yoga journey began many years ago in Arizona but she really fell in love with it when she began practicing on the beach with Tonee Detweiler in 2010. Shortly afterward, she met her Teacher of Truth, Philip Christodoulou at Anuttara Yoga Shala; she attended his 200 hour Anuttara Raja Yoga teacher training solely to deepen her own practice. By graduation day she was overtaken by the passion to share yoga with others so she immediately signed up for the 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training. Mary has been sharing yoga with others ever since! Her passion to share yoga with others eventually led her and her husband Domenic to create Ahh-mazing Yoga Shala! 

Mary considers herself to be a Bhakti Yogi (a yogi of devotion); she prays to be a clear channel for God to use in sharing the peace of yoga with others. Her passion is for all beings to find the peace of Divine Love within.

"Yoga continually deepens my relationship with the Holy Spirit. Through this relationship, I have found "the peace that surpasses all understanding..the Kingdom of Heaven within.".
♥☼ Mary Nappa
Non-heated (not air-conditioned either so bring a towel just in case), suitable for all levels. Hatha is the yoga of engagement; it strengthens and balances the body. We place the main focus on pranayama (breath control) and asana (posture) alignment but we also try to incorporate as many of the other 6 limbs of Patanjali's 8 limbed path of yoga into this class.

Expect detailed instruction; the teacher will provide modifications and variations to adjust the practice to the students' level. We begin by setting intention, then we move into Sun Salutations to warm and activate muscle. We continue through the asanas moving the body into pose, counter pose, repose to safely access the body and all systems.

“The main objective of Hatha yoga is to create an absolute balance of the interacting activities and processes of the physical body, mind and energy. When this balance is created, the impulses generated give a call of awakening to the central force, which is responsible for the evolution of human consciousness. If yoga is not used for this purpose, its true objective is lost.”

~Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati, Commentary, 1985 translation, Hatha yoga Pradipika

 
"The breathing aspect of yoga can benefit heart rate and blood pressure."
Jaloba, A. Nursing Standard. 2011. Vol 25, Iss. 48, pp. 20–21.
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Dec 15 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Dec 22 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Dec 29 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Jan 05 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Jan 12 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Jan 19 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Jan 26 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Feb 02 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Feb 09 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Feb 16 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Feb 23 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Mar 02 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Mar 09 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Mar 16 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Mar 23 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Mar 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Apr 06 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa
  • Sat Apr 13 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Nappa