Needless to say wedding preparations can be stressful. Adding a custom wedding yoga practice to the planning stages or day of the wedding helps grooms, brides-to-be, and their family, and friends be present, relax, celebrate, and find a deeper enjoyment of the rituals.
While these sessions are fully custom, I like to start with the chakras – or 7 energy centers in the body and go from there. Here are some examples of what we can do.
This session focuses on the 3rd Chakra (or Manipura in Sanskrit). As the rite of passage of marriage may bring up questions of identity, we will meditate and play with poses that open and balance this center. Prepare to practice (or learn the fundamentals) of Navasana (Boat Pose), Suryanamaskar (Sun Salutation), Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow Pose).
These sessions provide a little couple time and focus on Chakras 2 and 4, Svadisthana or the Sacral and Anahata, the heart. Through breathing together we will open and balance our sexual and compassionate energy centers. Prepare to play with Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose), Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Pigeon Pose), Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose), Upavistha Konasana (Open Angle Pose), as well as some lovely partner poses.
This is a more vigorous class that both grounds and connects. Focusing on Chakras 1 and 7, the root and the crown, we will play with some of the bride’s favorite poses along with Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Pose), Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose), Salamba Balasana (Supported Child’s Pose). This session ends with a powerful ritual that celebrates the bride and the bonds of friendship.
for the Bride and/or Groom:
1 Private class – $115
6 class package – $600
12 class package – $1100
For 1-3 people – $115
For 4-8 people – $200
For 9-12 people – $275
For 13-16 people – $350
For 17+ people – $400