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Flow, Form, & Restore

This replenishing yoga class strikes a balance of Sthira & Sukham (effort & ease) with slow-paced somatic movements, held static postures, and a deeply nuanced vinyasa flow. Cultivate support, nourishment, and insight with the creative use of props and explore alignment through a variety of lenses. 

In this class you will explore yoga props as a way to offer feedback, support, and nourishment to your body. We will begin with a series of supine movements and build toward standing poses that incorporate both flow and form. Standing poses will gradually incorporate and build toward some combination of supported side-bends, twists, back-bends, seated postures, arm balances, and inversions (alternatives will always be presented for those not inverting). You will frequently use the wall, wall-ropes (at Pacific Edge), and yoga chairs for support during the practice. There will be time at the end to slow down and explore the pause of savasana.

This class is appropriate for you if you are beginning a yoga practice and if you have been practicing for many years.


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Flow, Form, & Fire

This dynamic class offers a unique combination of somatic movements, vinyasa flow, and prop involved explorations. Stoke heat & fire through strength & mobility and remain engaged with the nuances of activation & refinement. The resistance, traction, support, and feedback of props helps develop embodied insight into your body, movement, and life.

In this yoga class, you will begin with a series of supine movements that build a gentle heat and tend the fires of attention and awareness. These movements will build towards surya namaskar (sun salutations) offered in creative and unusual ways. Standing poses will be woven into the surya namaskar in ways that challenge your foundation and ask more of your internal strength. A full spectrum of side-bends, twists, back-bends, seated postures, arm balances, and inversions (alternatives will be presented for those not inverting) will allow you to move in a variety of ways. You will use props in a way that removes support and asks you to engage and connect to yourself. There will be time at the end to slow down and explore the pause of savasana.

This class is appropriate for you if you are beginning a yoga practice and if you have been practicing for many years.


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I have been a devoted student of Dawn since 2013. Her yoga classes are the perfect synergy of alignment, meditation and core work. Her thoughtfulness and passion shows through in every class and her adjustments are divine. I feel so lucky to have a teacher like Dawn in Santa Cruz!!
— Deva, Acupuncturist