Yoga to me signifies a safe space to connect with ourselves and with others. I began my yoga practice nearly ten years ago, but took me many years to decide to complete my training and start teaching yoga. I consider myself a forever yoga student and it’s certainly a gift to be able to share yoga with others. I want everyone that comes in my room to feel at ease and to feel empowered. My yoga room is everyone’s yoga room and it’s ultimately a place where we learn and practice abilities that help us through life, such stillness, opening, strength, and surrender.
Yanira is also hosting a yoga retreat to El Salvador this summer, August 16-22 - more info here: https://www.myterrayoga.com
This 60-minute class consists of 53 poses (or asanas) linked together by breath. The 5 pillars of the Baptiste practice are: Drishti (gaze), Ujjayi (breath), Bandhas (extremities to centerline and core), Tapas (heat)*, and Vinyasa (flow). Vinyasa is the flow that occurs when we connect movement with breath. In the practice of power yoga each cycle of breath sets the tempo of movement and creates momentum. Momentum builds heat and cardiovascular health. Each pose, and the pose between each pose, occurs with an inhale or an exhale. There is fluidity in vinyasa that brings freedom to the body and a “moving meditation” that frees your mind. You will find that even in relative stillness, each moment of vinyasa has movement and holds opportunity for exploration. In vinyasa you will think less and be more, staying out of your head and letting your body and soul shine. Creativity and discovery await if you surrender, let go, and flow.