Classes

Aloha Kauai Yoga Ohana we meet again for YogAlign Class this Sunday August 5th, 10:00am to 11:00am, investment $12 in a beautiful new location at Anaina Hou Community Park.
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New classroom space at Anaina Hou Community Park

Sundays 10:00am to 11:00am
(we are looking to add a another class in the month of July)
Investment ~ $12 (drop-ins welcome) Private sessions are also available please contact
renee@innerbreathyoga.com / 909-747-4186
http://www.innerbreathyoga.com

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Anaina Hou Community Park is located in Kilauea on the beautiful North Shore of Kauai Anaina Hou Community Park
5-2723 Kuhio Highway
Kilauea, HI 96754
808-828-2118

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The floors in our new YogAlign space are made of concrete and can be hard on the knees etc. Please feel free to bring an extra yoga mat, towel or small pillow for your personal comfort.

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: renee@innerbreathyoga.com / 909-747-4186

Cancellation Policy: Hanalei Bridge Closure will result in YogAlign Class cancellation. Hanalei River Gauge Level

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.

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.

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In studio working with an avid golfer with (internally rotated knees) By simply placing a yoga block between her internally rotated knees she can re-train her knees to realign with her hips to improve her posture as well as golf game.

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.

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Private session working with a runner training for a marathon with (externally rotated knees and tucked pelvis) By bending into the knees he can untuck his pelvis, engage his gluteal muscles and release his IT band. Squeezing a yoga block between the inner thighs re-trains his ankle, knee and hip alignment resulting in a more efficient and effective Stride.

Benefits of Efficient and Effective Breathing
~Improves posture
~Relaxes the mind/body and brings clarity
~Relieves pain
~Strengthens immune system
~Increase digestion and assimilation of food
~Strengthens lungs
~Boost energy levels and improves stamina

Testimonials 

“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

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Patañjali – Modern art rendering in Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar.

YogAlign Pain-Free Yoga From Your Inner Core = So Much Gain!
Posture, or asana is the bodily aspect of Patanjali’s holistic system. Here the term refers only to those postures suitable for prolonged immobility, strenuous, asymmetrical, intense, or ungrounded attitudes of the body would be unsuitable, since they tend to agitate the mind and cause fatigue. Asana traditionally refers as well to a seat or cushion used to support the upper body. For most body types, a level of steadiness and ease commensurate with bliss is hard to attain without such support. Even Siddhartha Gautama, a seasoned and highly accomplished yogi, bundled grasses into a comfortable and supportive cushion before sitting down to contemplation that led to his awakening, some six or seven centuries before Patanjali.

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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