Ananda Flow—Finding your bliss through a Vinyasa Flow practice interwoven with mythology, mantra, meditation and yogic philosophy, all integrated with functional anatomical* techniques to ensure joint stabilization and balanced muscular action.
Ananda Flow Fundamentals—a weekly class dedicated to a slightly more detailed exploration of a variety of asanas, transitions and muscular actions commonly encountered in flow classes.
* Functional anatomy—training movements and groups of muscles to make the asanas safer, and to to develop more stability of the joints. Rather than talking about one muscle, or the position of a limb, we need to realize that muscles do not work in isolation. It often works much better for most students to experience an action and a counteraction within multiple ranges of movement and to then gradually build upon those actions to create an inner kinesthetic awareness appropriate to their own body.
9:15 a.m.-10:40 level 2/3 Ananda Flow
9:15 a.m. -10:40 Level 2 Ananda Flow Fundamentals
9:15 a.m. -10:45 Level 2/3 Ananda Flow
10:30-12:25 Level 3 Ananda Flow
All classes at Yoga Works, Costa Mesa
1835 Newport Boulevard, Suite A208
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Erika is also available for private yoga instruction. Please e-mail OmShantE@mac.com or call 714-227-9923 for more information.
Erika Burkhalter, MA Yoga Studies, MS Neuropsychology, E-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga since 1999, and exploring its practices since childhood. Inspired by her many journeys to India, she weaves a touch of Indian myth, meditation and mantra into all of her classes. A believer in the necessity of teaching joint stabilization (especially for yogis, who tend to push towards hypermobility), Erika integrates a myriad of functional anatomical techniques into the flow to ensure that this is a practice that can be enjoyed for life. Erika also teaches classes in Yoga philosophy and history for Loyola Marymount University, and normally begins each yoga class with a short discussion on integrating lessons from the Yoga Sutras or other key yogic texts into our lives to promote happiness, mental clarity, and a sense of interconnection between all things. Erika teaches for a variety of Teacher Training programs, at several festivals and conferences around the country, and is completing writing her book, Interconnected. Erika leads Yoga Trek Adventures around the globe, specializing in Indian explorations. For more information, please see ErikaBurkhalter.com or e-mail to Omshante@mac.com.
Photos by: Robert Sturman