Class Descriptions & Teachers
Jiva Power Hour– 1 Hour morning sesh sweat, to strengthen & squeeze out tension. A strong, fun & safe morning session.
Iyengar Flow & Ropes– Some structure, some flow & some ropes.
Jiva Hatha Hour- A nicely balanced, moderately paced yummy Hatha class.
Eclectic Flow– A well balanced class of various focused asana, taught in a way that provides deep release & the feeling freedom in body & mind. Make yoga work for you as you get to know your body’s inherent strength and intelligence. Robin offers an optimistic and insightful practice focused on functional movement, playful sequences, integration of breath and body awareness. Move well, get curious, and be ready for anything.
Iyengar Restorative– Lounge with props for euphoric, deep and comforting release of body & mind. This weekly restorative practice is to help recover your energy and health through long, relaxing holds. Poses are often supported with blocks, rolled up blankets and bolsters to help you relax deeply into a posture and to allow for the deepest of release of your body and your mind. We work on the systems of the body in this practice to help with hormone balance, posture issues of the shoulders, hips and neck. We work on breathing throughout the session and listen to soothing music. By the end of this session, you will feel refreshed, grounded and nurtured.
Jiva Lunar Flow– Flow foundation in “lunar” sun salutations. A slow and stretchy practice to prep for bed. This is a relaxing yet strengthening class. Put aside the worries and stresses of the day with a soulful nighttime practice to celebrate and center your body and mind. Expect to begin with a well-balanced and energetic flow of asana and end with a sequence to calm, center, and relax yourself completely.
Kids Yoga –Super fun. Grab bag class. Anything goes but all values based, teaching kids to grow in compassion, self confidence, balance of body & mind.
Iyengar Ropes–Rope focused Iyengar, classic asana with variations, structured suns and floor props.
Saruka Sundays - Suruka means “beautiful brightness” in Sanskrit. This practice encourages brightness of mind and body through an energetic blend of vinyasa, hip and shoulder openers, balancing postures, and clarifying breathing practices.
YOGA WITH SUZANNE
Jiva Founder, original school Saigon Yoga established in 2003. Suzanne is referred to as the "Pioneer of Yoga in Vietnam". E-RYT 500, RCYT, RYS, RCYS, YACEP
Suzanne’s classes are informed by coming onto 3 decades of practice and teaching. She is a Yoga Alliance teacher trainer who certifies instructors and draws all forms of practice to take her students deep and safely into their bodies. No 2 classes are alike, as she comes at the practice as she sees students can best benefit, based on what she sees as her students practice. Her background is in Iyengar, ashtanga, vinyasa, Kundalini, hatha and Forrest yoga. Suzanne regularly weaves in pranayama, meditation, NLP and yoga philosophy throughout her sessions, which makes each practice unique and insightful. She helps students understand the practice as a whole practice, and as a lifestyle.
Depending on what is being covered in class, props and the yoga wall with ropes is often used for deepening and understanding poses more concisely. Over time, you will attain a beautiful, grounded, well - executed practice by spending time with Suzanne.
Suzanne is a servant to humanity and has dedicated her life to teaching. Her mission is to serve her students and to have a positive impact on individuals, families, society and humanity at large.
YOGA WITH ROBIN
Children's Yoga for Wellness teacher training instructor, curriculum coordinator, instructor of adult and children's yoga. RYT 500, E-RYT200, RCYT.
Robin Shepard is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor who enjoys teaching adults and has a special focus in Children’s Yoga. She enjoys teaching the young and the young-at-heart. She was a preschool teacher and program leader for seven years in an international school environment, teaching both mainstream and special needs children. Her goal then and now is to inspire curious, confident, and creative kids and she brings a wealth of practical classroom knowledge and experience to her children’s yoga classes.