Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. Vinyasa is literally translated from Sanskrit as meaning “connection,” according to Ellen Stansell, PhD, RYT, a scholar of yogic literature and Sanskrit. In terms of yoga asana, we can interpret this as a connection between movement and breath.
Thai massage is really great for relieving aches, pains and general stress with-in the body, or, if you are a sporty person, it is a fantastic way to aid performance and prevent injuries. A continual build up of tension in the muscles from regular exertion, be it sport, over use, or inactivity, due to a job that may require… lots of sitting at a desk, can lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, skeletal muscles and a general misalignment of ones posture, causing pain. Deep tissue massage works by releasing deep rooted tension and toxins that manifest in the body, allowing and encouraging better alignment, mobility, calm and ease.
Wednesday’s at ABC Sanctuary: “Chakra Slow Flow” & “Restorative”
Tuesdays at Mt. Sinai Hospital: “Prana Yoga for Busy People” (6 week series, spaces limited)
Since she was 3, Susan explored the disciplines of movement through dance, gymnastics, and swimming. After receiving her MFA at School of Visual Arts, her passion for movement expressed as body-oriented artworks that she exhibited worldwide. These early experiences and her fascination with human movement began evolving in an organic way into her own yoga practice. Susan turned her focus and energy towards her studies of mind-body-spirit practices and to find ways to share and teach others mechanisms that balance and harmonize everyday living in NYC through breath, movement, and awareness.
Susan certified as a prana yoga teacher at the 200 hour with Dr. Jeff Migdow and Pritii Robyn Ross, and deepened her understandings and range of teaching tools with certifications in Chair Yoga with Lakshmi Voelker, Thai Yoga Bodywork with Jonas Westring, and Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson-Lasater.
She is grateful to be in this moment, using all that she has to help empower others. Susan’s offerings provide a safe and nurturing environment, where students can deepen awareness of their natural energy flow while allowing the release and transformation of energy imbalances.
I will provide you with the support and assistance you need to benefit your overall well-being.
An ancient practice that combines elements of applying supported gentle yoga stretching and acupressure techniques opening energy lines leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Susan has a no-nonsense approach to yoga. I don’t how else to put it: She knows her work, she knows how to share it, she is careful (as in care-full). You will trust her and she will lead you by following your needs.
As I recently started going to classes that are more challenging, and having a regular home practice, I have also felt tension and some pain in my wrists and back. My private session with Susan allowed me to pause and have a new look at my practice, see things to be careful with, readjust and find a way to continue with less risk of injury and more possibility for truly following my own body and what is possible for me. Magdalena M
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Chakra Slow Flow with Susan Ingraham ABC Sanctuary 638 East 6th Street, 3rd floor New York, NY 10029 646-481-7222 Wed, 12:30 PM To 1:30 PM Open www.abcsanctuary.com Get Map & Directions