Olakino maika'i -
to live healthy

Olakino maika'i -
to live healthy

One of the reasons people are drawn to yoga is to find peace in the mind and body. Unfortunately many of these people are finding that some ways of practicing yoga can hurt and they are getting injured or feel pain, tension and frustration from attempting postures that are taught and performed in an externalized, competitive, goal-oriented manner. Many give up, deciding that they just cannot do yoga. Through my yoga practice I have found some of the popular sequences being taught in many yoga classes to be harmful to the natural alignment of the hips, spine, neck and shoulder girdle. The human body is designed to make you feel good, in essence. Most people have no idea how good they can actually feel in their body. The human body is a self-regulating organism, it is programmed to heal itself.

 

YogAlign recognizes the innate intelligence of the body and gives people tools to transform themselves from the inside, out and truly become their own best teacher. I have found that this process of transformation does not have to become a long, arduous task. Practitioners of YogAlign feel relaxed, energized and aligned from the very first class. They learn a process of yoga that they can apply to all aspects of their lives to become truly present and in union with the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga poses are powerful templates that can heal you or harm you. In YogAlign, all poses simulate natural movement that strengthens muscle groups that help stabilize you from the inside out. Nothing is ever harmful.

Classes Offered

Yogalign Group Class...

Brittan offers a YogAlign flow class inspired by her love of Vinyasa style yoga, without compromising the body's natural biomechanics. Experience a mindful yoga practice like no other!

 

YogAlign works on many levels so that everyone in the class is able to progress, transform and find an edge no matter their level of yoga.

  • Breath and posture tuning from the inside out with YogAlign's Structurally Informed Posture (SIP) technique.
  • Guided self-massage and experiential anatomy mapping.
  • Balance the fascia, or connective tissue, connections that determine our posture, movement and even our moods.
  • Dynamic stretching techniques creating strength and flexibility simultaneously.
  • Neuromuscular re-patterning with (PNF: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation).
  • Natural movement and spine alignment poses simulating real life function.
  • Meditation focused on improving full body awareness and living in the present.

 

Yogalign Private Class...

A private session includes the basic principles taught in group classes, with emphasis on your personal goals you wish to attain with your health.

  • A brief introduction to basic anatomy (to understand breathing, fascia, and core movement) and Kinesiology.
  • Thorough evaluation of your general health including past and present injuries. Movement and postures that are efficient for one person might not work at all for someone else. Each person is unique and will have different optimal solutions to movement challenges.
  • Before photos are taken to track your range of motion, posture, and progress throughout our session(s).
  • Core YogAlign principles
  • Full body massage will be interwoven throughout the session.
  • Guided yoga meditation to finish class.


Yogalign Prenatal Class...

Prenatal yogalign classes are designed for beginners and yoga students of all levels in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Physically, prenatal yoga strengthens the muscles used in childbirth, increases circulation, reduces lower back discomfort and swelling around sensitive joints, and alleviates nausea and other common pregnancy discomforts. Spiritually, the intentional breathing, meditation and inward reflection of yoga provides a deeper sense of awareness of oneself during this right of passage, and can nourish the mind and soul.

 

"It is vital to take care of yourself throughout your pregnancy." Brittan believes through her own personal journey into motherhood, that the best gift to baby is by keeping your mind and body fit throughout those nine months.

  • Self massage and breath to manage proper alignment through pregnancy
  • Meditation
  • Warm up using self massage, breath and asana
  • Prenatal YogAlign flow
  • Shavasana

 

Postnatal YoAlign classes help women regain their strength, endurance, energy and emotional levels that have been depleted during pregnancy. Classes focus on rebuilding strength in the core/psoas region, back, pelvic region; releasing tension in the shoulders and neck; opening the front chest region, lengthening the spine; all while reigning natural alignment pre-pregnancy.

  • Medical clearance must be printed for all first time yogi moms.

          (Under Prenatal yogalign ADD)….

  • Students must be at least 6-8 weeks postpartum and have medical clearance if cesarean was done.
  • Bring baby if you want!

 

 

Yogalign workshops and yogalign family

packages are available. Please contact us for more info.

 

Attention new students...

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY IF IT IS YOUR FIRST YOGALIGN CLASS.

Also, please feel free to print the client information form and bring with you to class.

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