Thursdays starting April 20
7 pm – 9 pm
Instructor: Padma (Dawn Jordan)
This class is designed for students who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of yoga and its practice in the Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Tradition.
We will examine intermediate to advanced yoga asana. Students will have a chance to practice asana with preparatory poses and/or props if needed. Asanas are held for an extended length of time with breath awareness. Centering poses are practiced in between. Each class will include a brief discussion of yoga philosophy, centering, warmups, asana, bandhas (locks), pranayama (breath practices), subtle relaxation, and a brief (optional) meditation at the end.
Previous yoga experience is required.
Please come prepared with clean comfortable clothing.
**Please note that this class includes inverted postures, pranayama and bandhas. Those students who are pregnant, or menstruating, or who have spinal injuries, eye and ear problems, high blood pressure (not on medication), heart disease, hernia, ulcers, GERD, or stroke are asked to avoid these practices and practice relaxation or a lighter sequence to avoid any injury to your health
or use your HYM punch card, or 3 or 6 month pass
Padma started studying yoga beginning in 1983. In 1997 she began studying yoga and meditation at The Meditation Center in Minneapolis, MN where she met her guru Swami Veda Bharati and enrolled in the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Teaching Training Course.
She has taught hatha yoga classes in Minneapolis at The Meditation Center and the YMCA, and Training Solutions in Pewaukee, WI.
She continues to teach privately at her home and at Himalayan Yoga & Meditation in Milwaukee, WI since 2015 and is a permanent board member of the same.
She is currently interning as a Certified Ayurvedic Health Practitioner under the guidance of the Kanyakumari School of Ayurveda in Glendale, WI where Pat Layton has been both an honored teacher and mentor to her.
Padma is dedicated to presenting to her students an understanding of the profound power of yoga and meditation to improve and heal their lives through the balance of body, mind, and spirit.