Inner Breath Yoga – YogAlign Classes
Class Schedule ~ Sunday 10:45am to 11:45am & Wednesday 10:45am to 11:45am. At Fit Lab Kauai (cost $12) All are welcome for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org / 909-747-4186
Fit Lab Kauai is located at 5-4280 Kuhio Hwy Princeville, Hi. 96722 (above bank of Hawaii next to Pawriffic)
What to Expect:
~Breathing from the diaphragm with Core SIP Breath technique and psoas muscle activation
~Supporting natural spine alignment and re-setting the tension in the body
~Creating space in the body by freeing up the fascia with self massage
~Putting it all together moving through the postures and being in the moment
~Stillness (savasana) a time to feel the effects of your practice
~Use of props yoga blocks, blankets, yoga straps (please feel free to bring your own
~Class sizes are small, held indoors in a non-competitive atmosphere and are one hour long.
Why is your structure out of Alignment leading you to shallow breaths?
~It is important to look at what you are doing
~Do you sit with your legs crossed the same way all the time?
~Do you sleep with on hip flexed and one leg straight all the time?
~Do you stand with your weight shifted on the same leg?
~Do you hang out on the couch leaning more onto one hip?
~Do you drive in the car leaning more onto one hip?
~Look at the way you move your body & the positions you lounge in.
Benefits of Good Posture
~Improves and allows for more efficient breathing
~Eliminates/ reduces risks of back and neck pain
~Improves concentration and mental performance
~Feel better, improves mood and boost’s energy levels
~Reduces risk of injury (present and future)
~Lifts confidence with improved bodily alignment
~Showing up to YogAlign practice will allow you the time and space to get to know and support your bodies authentic needs.
Benefits of Efficient and Effective Breathing
~Relaxes the mind/body and brings clarity
~Strengthens immune system
~Increase digestion and assimilation of food
~Boost energy levels and improves stamina
YogAlign students have demonstrated time and time again that they can become fit, toned, and energized while actually using less effort.This allows them to have more energy for what is most important in their lives.
Three Simple Test Determine Whether a Pose Serves the Human Design:
- It should allow the spine to maintain its natural curves.
- It should not restrict the ability to do deep, full, rib-cage breathing.
- It should have a real-life correlation to functional movement positions.
YogAlign encourages proper body alignment, builds strength, and increases mobility.
YogAlign can add longevity to your life by providing a template for the body to follow, allowing it to be functional and highly mobile well into old age.
YogAlign emphasizes maintaining natural body positions and the natural curves of the spine, and only utilizes positions that mimic functional movement.
All levels and abilities are welcome to join in and learn this unique YogAlign self-care program. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in, water, bring your yoga mat and an open mind to learn something new.
Private classes, Bridal Showers and Corporate Groups are also available for more information please contact: email@example.com / 909-747-4186
“YogAlign is the only yoga that feels safe and right for my body. It doesn’t force me into unnatural positions. Renee is a great YogAlign teacher. Since starting her classes, my body stays in alignment. And the once frequent visits to the chiropractor, have diminished greatly. Pain in my hips that used to keep me up at night, have stopped and I’m getting more restful sleep. Thank you, Renee and YogAlign.”
~ Suzanna, Kauai, Hawaii
In 2009, I was in the beginning of my “serious” yoga journey. Just moving from Gym- Yoga to an exclusive Yoga Studio. That same year I was remodeling a second home up in Big Bear, California. New to the area, I looked for a second yoga home. Right smack in the center of the village was “Equada Yoga Studio”. An amazing and welcoming space created and nurtured by Renee’ Fulkerson. Renee’ created a community of Teachers and Yogis that I still keep in touch with, long after she moved to beautiful Kauai. Even from a distance Renee’ continues to encourage my path. Thank you for your passion to Teach, and create great Yoga Communities. If you are interested in Yoga you will find no better Yoga Home. Just look for Renee’ and the good folks she surrounds herself with.
~Don Garcia, Los Angeles, California
I attended Renee’s YogAlign classes twice a week for five months with wonderful results. I now enjoy improved posture, greater strength and flexibility, along with heightened body awareness. All of this – without soreness and pain! My breathing feels relaxed and more natural too. I especially notice these changes when I’m in motion –walking/hiking, dancing and playing golf. Anything out of alignment is immediately evident, and I sense that I’m off balance. Body attunement brings a quick shift back into alignment and into the fun and joy of it all. Renee leads with a gentle and lighthearted touch, nudging each student forward at just the right time, with wisdom and grace. Hey, y’all, she recently convinced me and two other gals in our late sixties to do the splits! YogAlign on…
~ Corrine, Kauai, Hawaii
“Renee’ Fulkerson is one of my favorite teachers as she connects into the deep spiritual places so that we, as students, can let go and connect with our own soul. Magical Transformations happens in her classes!”
~Titanya Dahlin, Big Bear Lake, California
Energy Medicine Healer, Sacred Dancer and Author
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali ~ (Sadhana) ~ The Yogic Path:
Yamas ~ external disciplines: ahimas- non harming, satya- truthfulness, asteya- not stealing, brahmacarya- impeccable behavior, aparigraha- take only what you need
Niyamas ~ internal disciplines: sauca- cleanliness, santosha- contentment, tapas- intense discipline, svadhyaya- self study, isvara pranidhana- dedication pure awareness
Asana- postures, Pranayama- breath, Pratyahara- withdrawal of senses, Dharana- concentration, Dhyana- absorption, Samadhi- integration