Yoga Asana is a physical practice that is one small element of yogic studies. Yoga unites and strengthens mind and body.
The Three Jewels offers a yoga practice imbued with the original teachings of Master Patanjali, designed to deepen awareness and guide you to your highest potential. The classes are "vinyasa-style" and informed by Iyengar and Ashtanga lineages. Specific techniques vary with each teacher. Class size is small to authenticate a deep teacher-student relationship, and hands-on adjustments are always offered.
The asana are basic to intermediate and the class pacing is energetic.
This student will already have a consistent yoga practice. This student will understand ujjaii pranayama and will be very comfortable in an open level class. The asana are advanced and class pacing is energetic. Expect arm balances, inversions, and intense core work.
This student will have sufficient physical strength for an energetic class. The focus of the class is physical. Expect upbeat music, an energetic pace and a dose of mental stimulation.
Advanced Yoga, Meditation, and Pranayama. A weekly "workshop" class breaking down the elements of more challenging poses such as arm balances, inversions, deep twists and most importantly, the preparation of the body for meditation. ($20 | included with Level 2 Memberships)
A combination of traditional asana and prop-supported restorative poses is used to build heat gently, aiming toward the goal of conscious relaxation.
The class consists of a few postures, mostly on the floor in seated or supine postures with the support of bolsters, cushions and other props. The class pace is gentle and calming. The goal is stillness of mind and body.
The class offers a combination of movement and paced vinyasa flow. Throughout class there is a strong focus on concentration, alignment and breath ultimately culminating in seated meditation. Posture variations are provided to accommodate all levels of practice.
*appropriate for new students
all classes offered by donation
Sundays | 11:30 - 12:45PM
Asana and pacing are generally gauged by attendees. Classes may include basic pranayama, meditation, and chanting.
Community Yoga with Liberation Prison Yoga Project
Mondays | 5 - 6PM
A donation-based class for all who are feeling the pain of living today. We welcome all, and invite those re-entering society whether they have been imprisoned, exiled, are refugees seeking asylum or just those who feel alienated in any way. We are all looking for home, for safety, or a refuge. We will offer you the skills to be able to find safety within yourselves in the sanctuary that is The Three Jewels. This class is trauma informed, with a focus on connecting from the heart, and safe ways to explore our inner selves through the yoga practice and mindfulness tools, vital support systems amid chaos and stress.
Yoga for 12 Step Recovery
Sundays | 5 - 6:30PM
Yoga for 12 Step Recovery is a framework for integrating the wisdom of yoga with the practical tools of 12-step recovery programs. Y12SR offers a physical, mental and spiritual approach to support recovery from addictive behavior patterns, guided by the premise that "the issues live in the tissues". Y12SR meetings are divided between a group check-in (equivalent to a 12-step meeting) focusing on a particular theme of recovery, followed by a yoga practice integrating that same theme. Y12SR is open to all 12-step program members. It is intended as a part of a holistic recovery program including the cognitive work of 12-step programs, not as a replacement.