Raja Yoga (Heated)


This class is taught by:

Vikky Santana

Vikky Santana, 500-hour RYT, was born and raised in Miami, Fl. and lives with her daughter in Coral Springs, FL. She was introduced to yoga 20 years ago but it wasn’t until the birth of her daughter 13 years ago that she really saw her life’s purpose. “Yoga literally saved my life. I am compelled to teach all aspects of the practice in the hopes of helping others help themselves.”

In 2010 she completed her first 200hr RYT certification and soon after her 100hr Philosophy certification at Philip Christodoulou's Anuttara Yoga Shala. She continued her education with BEa Raydo at Yoga Connection earning her 300hr RYT.

She’s taken her wisdom and created KriYin Yoga a systematic yogic practice done on the floor with the primary purpose of deepening your awareness of body, mind and spirit. It’s meditation, breath work and yin to calm the mind and feed the soul.

Her flow classes are challenging, funny and insightful. Vikky’s philosophy about yoga is, “The mat is our “life nursery.” On the mat we learn the skills needed to flow with equanimity off the mat.” She teaches off the mat and provides verbal and hands-on assists to help you with your practice. The music is contemporary and upbeat. Known as the #hugthug, don’t be surprised if she hugs you tight.

If your Yoga practice focuses primarily on posture, this is an excellent transition to begin exploring meditation through the body.  A journey of myoskeletal alignment, this form of Yoga understands that through this alignment of the body, we shall also find the alignment of the mind.
 
Raja is a Yin inspired practice conducted in a heated room.  An ALL levels class, it is also physically and mentally challenging.  Consider it a transition between Flow and KriYin Yoga.  A heated Flow class focuses on engaging muscle and connecting movement with breath.  KriYin focuses on breath to disengage muscle and transition the practitioner into deep states of meditation.  Raja Yoga is in-between these two styles of classes.
 
Raja is posture based with an exploration of meditation.  The postures are challenging even for experienced yogis and yet accessible to ALL levels.  Transition from one posture to another is intuitive.  The sequencing is very efficient and unnecessary movements are limited so that the mind can focus on breath and alignment.  Different than a traditional Yin class, Raja postures initially require more muscle activation to initially enter into the poses.  Then the practitioner works with breath to find their level of relaxation and calmness of mind.
 
You learn:
- to relax in classic and challenging postures
- the Yoga Sutras
- mantras
- how the mind, body and nervous systems work
- enjoy a delicious Savasana at the end
 
Sunday, January 28th - 2pm in Agni
1.5 hours

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Aug 19 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Aug 26 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Sep 02 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Sep 09 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Sep 16 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Sep 23 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Sep 30 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Oct 07 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Oct 14 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Oct 21 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Oct 28 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Nov 04 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Nov 11 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Nov 18 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Nov 25 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Dec 02 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana
  • Sun Dec 09 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Vikky Santana


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