what to expect

  • candle lit and soft environment
  • relaxing music
  • deep and supported stretching
  • bolsters and blankets

Syama Masla was raised in a family of Bhakti yogis and now serves as the Director of Yoga at The Bhakti Center. She teaches weekly yoga and meditation classes as well as 200 hr yoga teacher trainings 3-5x per year. She was given formal initiation in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition by Radhanath Swami in 2014.

Syama is a life-long vegetarian and lover of animals. In her classes she places a strong emphasis on tapping into the rhythm of breath as it guides movement. With over 1000 hours of certification in both Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, she keeps the practice rooted in its tradition and uses creative sequencing, inviting her love of dance and rhythm.

YIN YOGA

slow down & go deeper with Syama Masla

dates – (classes are offered individually, not as a series)
sunday. january 21 – register here 
sunday. march 11 – register here

time – 3:00 – 5:00pm

location – the bhakti center room 2w

admission – $35 per class

Yin Yoga is a style of yoga in which each passive asana (posture) is held for an extended period of time (5 minutes or more per pose is typical). In a faster paced vinyasa class we often miss connecting with the posture, breath and deeper muscles. Yin yoga applies emphasis to slowing down and holding passive stretches in the postures. This in turn opens the connective tissues of the body, tendons, fascia and ligaments, increasing circulation and flexibility.

This intimate practice of yoga requires students to be ready to get intimate with the self, with feelings, sensations, and emotions, something that can be easy to miss in a fast-paced yoga practice. Yin Yoga is often engaged in programs for addictions, eating disorders, anxiety and deep pain or trauma, as well as simply for deep relaxation and opening of the body and mind.