Enter Your Sanctuary…

Nestled on the second floor amongst the treetops, the studio is is bathed in an abundance of natural light.  With dark hardwood floors and styled with decor from India and Indonesia, this space emanates a peaceful ambiance and is a true sanctuary for Yoga.

Soul Spark Yoga hosts traditional Yoga classes, specifically a Hatha form called Yoga Pranala.  The practice consists of pranayama (controlled breathing), asanas (poses), meditation, Yoga Nidra, and energy movements.  Through this practice we increase our energy, vitality, and flexibility, bringing a greater awareness of body, soul and mind.

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Soul Spark Yoga is adding new class times and classes: 

Yoga for Relaxation is now offered on both Sunday and Thursday evenings at 7:15pm. Advanced booking required by 4pm the day of the class. Join Soul Spark Yoga teacher Kim for a session of relaxation bliss.

New Morning Yoga Pranala:  Join us for morning Yoga Pranala flow on Sunday and Wednesday from 9:30am-10:45am. Advanced booking required online the prior evening by 9pm. Join Soul Spark Yoga teacher Giana for a session of Yoga Pranala designed to bring you into the day with energy and light.



Pranayama, Mantra, Dhyana, & Relaxation: 5-Week Series

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5 Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45pm
4/25, 5/2-5/23 
$108 (includes valuable workbook)
Signup by April 23rd, 2017.
The ancient technology of Yoga has much to offer us even today. This series comes with a book so you bring your learning home and practice. Join us for all 5 sessions and learn these subtle practices that will balance the energy throughout the body systems. Pranayama means controlled breathing, Mantra means a repetition of words or phrase (many times chanting), and Dhyana means meditation. You will takeaway the profound ability to bring calmness and relaxation to the body, stop the monkey chatter of the mind, and bring true grounding in your daily life.

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Each session will incorporate a new:

  • Sun/moon salutation sequence
  • Pranayama technique
  • Mantra and meditation
  • Chant to focus and calm the mind
  • Relaxation pose/technique
Malas will be used in class. You can borrow a studio wrist mala or buy your own from our display case . There are some lovely sandalwood (slightly aromatic when you use it) and lotus seed malas. If you own a mala, you can bring it to the sessions.
As we will be doing some poses, dress comfortably as you would for a regular Yoga class.

Refund policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to start of series. No refunds will be allowed after that time. 

what people are saying about the pranayama & mantra series…

felt cleansed…

Very educational, assisted with education about Yoga [past] poses. Very relaxing and helpful to learn how to give self-care.

Meditation helped [me] to relax and drop into a peaceful state and I felt able to connect to myself. I found meditation easy to focus on and help me relax. Pranayama also helped me focus and quiet the mind. I felt cleansed mentally and physically after pranayama.

I want to integrate [sun/moon] salutations into daily practice, to help wake up and slow down. Learning how all aspects of practice feel helped me learn how it will help me.

--B.S.

2015-08-21T21:31:34+00:00

--B.S.

Very educational, assisted with education about Yoga [past] poses. Very relaxing and helpful to learn how to give self-care. Meditation helped [me] to relax and drop into a peaceful state and I felt able to connect to myself. I found meditation easy to focus on and help me relax. Pranayama also helped me focus and quiet the mind. I felt cleansed mentally and physically after pranayama. I want to integrate [sun/moon] salutations into daily practice, to help wake up and slow down. Learning how all aspects of practice feel helped me learn how it will help me.

got to experience a lot of new things…

It was great. Got to experience a lot of new things. Salutations were to new to me and a good challenge. [I] aim to slowly integrate them into my life. The series has helped motivate me and having a group of "regulars" has been fun.

--W.L.

2015-08-21T21:37:29+00:00

--W.L.

It was great. Got to experience a lot of new things. Salutations were to new to me and a good challenge. [I] aim to slowly integrate them into my life. The series has helped motivate me and having a group of "regulars" has been fun.

the series was very complete…

The series was very complete and provided a variety of different examples of salutations, mantras, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation. This series has motivated me to get more involved in Yoga. I intend to to continue learning more in the future. The meditation and relaxation were especially helpful in the evening to end the day.

--L.V.

2015-08-21T21:41:23+00:00

--L.V.

The series was very complete and provided a variety of different examples of salutations, mantras, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation. This series has motivated me to get more involved in Yoga. I intend to to continue learning more in the future. The meditation and relaxation were especially helpful in the evening to end the day.

lowered my stress level…

[It] lowered my stress level and calmed me down from hectic day of activities. Pranayama controlled my breathing and cleared my head, mantra [was a] relaxing trance, and moon and sun salutations were enjoyable stretching.

 
2015-08-21T22:47:20+00:00
[It] lowered my stress level and calmed me down from hectic day of activities. Pranayama controlled my breathing and cleared my head, mantra [was a] relaxing trance, and moon and sun salutations were enjoyable stretching.  

everyone needs to learn to relax…

Pranayama, mantra....like it all! I loved this class because [the teacher] made it a real life application. Everyone needs to learn to relax and love one another.
2015-08-21T22:49:41+00:00
Pranayama, mantra....like it all! I loved this class because [the teacher] made it a real life application. Everyone needs to learn to relax and love one another.

always felt more centered after each class…

I appreciate the tools provided and the variety of ideas to use. I always felt more centered after each class.

Breathing [pranayama] was very relaxing and using it in the future is my plan, especially to wake up and during stress. I intend to try the various mantras as I feel they are needed.

I appreciated what I learned and the opportunity to bring spirituality back into my life after 20 years absence.
2015-08-21T22:53:14+00:00
I appreciate the tools provided and the variety of ideas to use. I always felt more centered after each class. Breathing [pranayama] was very relaxing and using it in the future is my plan, especially to wake up and during stress. I intend to try the various mantras as I feel they are needed. I appreciated what I learned and the opportunity to bring spirituality back into my life after 20 years absence.


 


My goal is to reach out and teach others how Yoga can awaken and transform body, mind, and spirit: on and off the mat.

Awaken, grow, illuminate. That is our shared goal.

Come and experience Soul Spark Yoga… your first class is free!         View Schedule + Signup

beautiful-face-only~ Audrey Forbes, E-RYT 200 | RYT 500

 

 

Current classes

pranalahThis 75-minute class is suitable for those with little to advanced Yoga experience. Yoga Pranala, in the Hatha tradition, includes asanas (poses), meditation, energy  movements, and pranayama (controlled breathing).  In Yoga Pranala, we are rooted to the earth and connected with the breath as a means of concentration and mindfulness throughout the practice.

pranalahThis 90-minute class is Yoga Pranala with the restful Yoga Nidra practice at the end of class.  Done lying in the resting pose of Savasana, Yoga Nidra is a systematic practice of bringing the practitioner to a deep state of relaxation, with 20-minutes of Yoga Nidra being equivalent to 2 1/2 hours of restful sleep.  This is considered the dessert of any Yoga practice as it  brings about a relaxation that most people are not able to achieve even through sleep.  These classes are usually done in the 7pm time slot to allow for maximum relaxation. Be sure to bring your eye pillow for the Yoga Nidra part for blissful relaxation!

24850355685_3a44116e2f_kThis 75-minute classes is composed of various techniques of meditation, chanting, poses, controlled breathing, self-study, and relaxation. The flow of this class will be quite different, as we will use each of these components as a particular strengthening tool, to plumb the depths of our mind, body, and soul and connect deeply to ourselves and that inner spark. 

relaxation-frontThis 90-minute class will relax you and wash away stress from your day. Suitable for all levels, this Restorative Yoga class will bring ultimate relaxation as we get into supported poses on the mat using blankets and bolsters. This is an especially appropriate class for those who suffer from fibromyalgia, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis as it is gentle. Be sure to arrive no less than 15-minutes early to get set up and bring your eye pillow to class for ultimate relaxation (we also sell some at the studio).

This 75-minute slow-paced class is composed of poses held up to 5 minutes. Beginning with the grounding practice of pranayama (controlled breathing), we set the pace breathwise for a class of poses that are held low and closer to the mat. These poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—so as to increase flexibility and circulation.

This practice is very meditative and helps the practitioner to experience a deep and fulfilling practice. However, don’t be fooled into thinking it won’t do much: this class is usually the equivalent of 2-3 regular Yoga Pranala classes bundled into one.

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Join us as together we study using The Essence of Yoga: Reflections on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Bernard Bouanchaud. This remarkable work will transform your life and illuminate.

The only initial cost for this class is the one-time non-refundable fee which is the rental price of the text (you return the text when you are done using it). The ongoing classes are free to all students who are 5, 10, or 15-class pass holders. These class have no definite end date. Once we get to the end of the text, we will cycle through it again. This means you can have the opportunity to go through the book as many times as you wish.