Wedding preparations can be stressful. Adding a fully-customized yoga practice to the planning stages or day of the wedding helps grooms, brides and their family, and friends be present, relax, celebrate, and find a deeper enjoyment of the rituals.
I like to start with the chakras – or 7 energy centers in the body and go from there. It’s important to note that these sessions are geared for BOTH the beginner and the advanced yogi. I teach who’s in the room, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve NEVER done yoga before or if you’ve practiced for years.
Don’t let the Sanskrit scare you. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t worry about it! There won’t be a test at the end! Promise. Here are some examples of what we can do.
FOR THE INDIVIDUAL:
This session focuses on the 3rd Chakra (or Manipura in Sanskrit). This is our center of clarity, self-confidence & self-assurance. As the rite of passage of marriage may bring up questions of identity, we will meditate and play with poses that focus on our solar plexus. Prepare to practice (or learn the fundamentals) of Navasana (Boat Pose), Suryanamaskar (Sun Salutation), Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow Pose).
FOR THE COUPLE:
These sessions provide a little couple time and focus on Chakras 2 and 4, Svadisthana or the Sacral and Anahata, the heart. These centers focus on compassion & trust and emotions & creativity. Breathing together we will open and balance the energy centers in our lower belly and chest. Prepare to play with Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose), Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Pigeon Pose), Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose), Upavistha Konasana (Open Angle Pose), as well as some lovely partner poses.
FOR THE BRIDE AND HER POSSE:
This is a more vigorous class that both grounds and connects as we focus on Chakras 1 and 7, the root and the crown. These centers focus on safety & security and wisdom & connection. We will play with some of the bride’s favorite poses along with Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Pose), Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose), and Salamba Balasana (Supported Child’s Pose). This session ends with a powerful ritual that celebrates the bride and the bonds of friendship.
Privates: For the Bride and/or Groom:
1 Private class – $115
6 class package – $600
12 class package – $1100
For 1-3 people – $115
For 4-8 people – $200
For 9-12 people – $275
For 13-16 people – $350
For 17+ people – $400
Ask about mat rentals and Zen Bride sessions for your bachelorette party!