Domenic Nappa III
Domenic is originally from Rhode Island where he grew up playing football, lifting weights and working in construction, namely concrete work. After undergoing numerous upper body injuries, running became the exercise where he found peace of mind after running great distances. After moving to Florida for work and struggling for a while, through many perfectly aligned circumstances, he found yoga. He fell in love with the practice as it offered a peace of mind that he had only found on long distance runs. He enjoys the physical, upper body strengthening postures, and is well versed in inversions and arm balances. His classes, while being well rounded, will move you toward understanding the capabilities of your body as he believes there is no “can’t” or “never” in yoga. Yoga saved Domenic’s life and he feels it is his true calling to share his passion about the effects yoga can have on people's lives, both mentally and physically. He loves the prospect of being a student and teacher of yoga for the rest of his days.
Domenic Nappa III instructs the following:
Hatha to Anuttara Raja
This class begins with Hatha Yoga, the yoga of engagement which strengthens and balances the body, then gently transforms into Anuttara Raja, the yoga of disengagement which promotes flexibility of body and mind. Suitable for all levels. We practice in a gently heated room so please bring a large towel in addition to your mat.
Anuttara Raja Yoga
A style of yoga unique to Anuttara Raja Yoga certified teachers which encompasses a gravitational surrender in yoga poses that interpret the Yoga Sutras. We follow the prescriptions and dictates of our Guru Lineage of Self-Realization. Anuttara Raja Yoga hypothesizes that the plastic tissues, primarily fascia, are the vast extensions of mind through the neuro-myofascial sheaths that correspond to the meridians and the nadis (energetic channels). In Hatha Yoga we engage muscle in order to counteract gravity, whereas, in Raja Yoga we disengage muscle and surrender to gravity completely.
Suitable for all levels, heated.
We suggest that you refrain from eating a large meal at least two hours prior to class. Please bring a beach towel in addition to your mat or you can rent both here.
Ahh-mazing Hatha Yoga
We focus on pranayama (breath control) and asana (posture) alignment. Expect detailed instruction throughout the class; the teacher will provide modifications and variations to adjust the practice to the students' level of practice. Non-heated, suitable for all levels.
“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
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
Do you find yourself craving more in-depth yoga knowledge? Do you ever think about sharing the yoga knowledge you have received thus far with others? Want to delve deeper into the roots of yoga and learn more about yogic postures and sequencing? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may be a good fit for our upcoming Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. Our teacher training is open to everyone, whether you are currently teaching, aspire to teach or just want to learn more to deepen your own practice.
Get ready for an in in-depth exploration of all aspects of yoga philosophy and practice. During the training, Domenic Nappa III will lead you through 13 weeks of study, practice and application that will change your life as you apply the principles to your practice.
You will graduate with a firm foundation in the following areas:
Yoga Philosophy and Definition
Ethics and Morals of Yogis
Posturing and Sequencing
An understanding of the science behind the practice
Developing a Class
A Teacher Building Brand and Business
Training begins August 18, 2018
*Payment plans available
In this very active form of Hatha Yoga, we flow through the asanas (postures) beginning by saluting the sun and placing the focus on special placement and alignment while linking movement with the breath. Though suitable for all levels, being familiar with Hatha Yoga is recommended. It is a vigorous class and we generate a good amount of heat within (tapas) so please bring a beach towel in addition to your mat or you can rent both here. ($2.00)
A vigorous form of Hatha Yoga that flows through the Sun Salutations. This dance-like practice is cardiovascular and graceful. We move the body into a Pose, Counterpose and Repose, representing the three qualities of Nature so as to safely access the body and all systems. We do a set of sequences and “Echo” (Visarga) in the subsequent sequence. All levels.
Familiarity with Hatha Yoga is strongly advised.
Ahh-mazing Full Moon Beach Yoga on HOLLYWOOD BEACH!
We hope you will join us for this special Full Moon Beach Yoga flow on Hollywood Beach directly across from Harrison Street.*
The full moon is a time of change, and a calm mind and body are ideal for receiving this beautiful lunar energy and using it for our expansion - completing old cycles in our lives and setting new intentions.
Class is open to all levels, it is designed to help you connect more fully with your own internal rhythms as we connect with nature under the moon light. Whether you are brand new to yoga or in an advanced practice, this class is a perfect chance to tune inward, and nurture yourself through the practice of yoga.
Please come a few minutes early to check-in and unless you have an existing class package, please bring $18 cash. Please bring a sheet to place under your yoga mat or you can borrow one from us. If you need to rent a mat or a sheet there will be a $2 additional charge (please let us know in advance if you need a mat).