through the body, connect to soul

Shelley

Shelley Christopherson has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2001. She studied Comparative Religions at San Diego State University, and the University of Colorado at Denver 1998-2005, where she fell in love with Eastern religion, spirituality and philosophy. She received her 200 RYT from Ashtanga and Iyengar-based school, Axis Yoga, in Denver in 2005. The past 10 years have to been devoted to Sanskrit studies with Dr. Katy Komenda. This practice has deepened her awareness of the subtle body, bridged an endless awakening to the ancient texts, and inspired a deep love for the language of the yoga tradition. She has taught all over the state of Alaska, and is currently residing in Anchorage with her family.


Shelley instructs the following:
  • Slow Flow
  • A deliciously slow-moving and fluid vinyasa class that allows you to find your own sweet groove. Each posture is expressed organically and mindfully, and your instructor will offer you many options for either going deeper or lightening up, and it will all depend on your mood! Solace for your whole being and a nice way to balance the summer high without sacrificing your love for the flow! All levels. 80 degrees.

  • Sacred Sunday
  • A 2-hour practice on Sunday mornings dedicated to the union of self with spirit. Arrive with an open mind in order to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of yoga– chanting, meditation, energy work, pranayama, physical movement, yoga philosophy… nothing is off-limits in this powerful practice. At least a year of regular practice is recommended before attending this class. 80 degrees.
     
    Please note that beginning June 1, Sacred Sunday will be from 9:30-11am (just for the summer months!).

  • Guided Savasana
  • Savasana: Corpse Pose
     
    A 30-minute deeply intentional rest. You have the option to stay upright, in a seated position (such as in meditation) or to recline on props for a more physically relaxing experience. You will be guided slowly into a deeper state of calm, emerging from this mini yogic "nap" with greater clarity of mind, more evenly distributed energy and a renewed zest for life!
     
    A regular savasana practice can help alleviate anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, gastrointestinal challenges and even skin conditions.
     
    Please note that this class is limited to 12 students; please register online to save your spot!
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    Make your Monday evening even more intentional by staying afterwards for Megan's Yin Yoga class, which runs from 7:15-8:30pm.

    *This is a Community Class, which means that the drop-in fee is $10 (instead of $20). Members, you may use your membership and Pass Holders, you may use your pass!