YIN/MEDITATE YOGA


This class is taught by:

Marta Behrens

Marta’s love for yoga started to take root when she felt something gently “tugging” at her heart and mind following her very first class and continues to unfold years later. “it felt like a seed had planted that would grow into something profoundly life changing”… “I continue to be amazed by the power of yoga to keep me grounded, resilient and happy”. "My intention is to hold space that feels safe and accepting so that healing can happen when and where it is needed" Her instruction emphasizes sound alignment, body awareness, mindful breathing, and self-acceptance. She teaches from a profound sense of service to help her students realize the transformative powers of yoga that helped change her life. Marta has been teaching since 2006 and holds a 260 hour teaching certification from Pure Yoga, Hong Kong.

Marina Koyen

I took my first yoga class in 2001 out of curiosity. I remember the feeling I had after this class. My mind was at peace, body felt subtle and light, and I had overall sense of ease and balance. I wanted to cultivate these qualities more in my life, so I decided to make the practice of yoga a part of my everyday routine. Over the years I resonated with the following styles of yoga: Ashtanga Vinyasa, Prana Flow, Viniyoga and Yin Yoga. I was blessed with the opportunity to study with great teachers of these traditions: Shiva Rea, David Svenson, Richard Freeman, Paul Grilley, Paulie Zink. In 2012 I took a training in Universal Yoga with Andrey Lappa in Ukraine. I found home in this tradition. Universal Yoga is a multidimensional system that uses variety of techniques: asana, pranayama, pratyhara, dharana, and mantra to help the practitioner to find balance on all levels of beeing. This system is based on the concept of the mayakoshas - layers of being. According to traditional yoga scripture, we all function with not just one, but several bodies or Maya koshas: physical, energetic, emotional, mental, intellectual, bliss, fluctuating mind (chitta) and karmic layers. Through the practices of Universal Yoga we reach the balance between these layers, within each layer, and between the one and the world. I teach my classes in the tradition of Universal Yoga. They are often designed in a Mandala sequence, which will challenge your body, will invite your mind to stay present and bring you sense of calm and peace. I use mindfulness approach in my teaching; every asana and vinyasa become practice of dharana - concentration. By being here and now we are better able to see the patterns in the mind and body and we see more clearly what doesn't serve us anymore, what is just a habit that can be let go of. My goal as a yoga teacher is through various practices of yoga to help people to be at their optimal level of physical, mental and emotional health.
This style of yoga focuses primarily on the connective tissue and its unique role in the human body. Connective tissue pervades the entire human body from skin to the smallest cell. A series of deep, long held postures stimulates growth and function of the tissues leaving your body feeling refreshed and energized! The divine inner practice of Yin balances your energetic system, increases flexibility and provides time for deep contemplation and reflection.

For students who are beginners thru advanced who want to attend to flexibility and mindful contemplation.


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Nov 22 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Marta Behrens
  • Sat Nov 25 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Nov 26 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marina Koyen
  • Wed Nov 29 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Marta Behrens
  • Sat Dec 02 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Dec 03 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marina Koyen
  • Wed Dec 06 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Marta Behrens
  • Sat Dec 09 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Dec 10 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marina Koyen
  • Wed Dec 13 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Marta Behrens
  • Sat Dec 16 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Dec 17 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marina Koyen
  • Wed Dec 20 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Marta Behrens
  • Sat Dec 23 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Marina Koyen
  • Wed Dec 27 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Marta Behrens
  • Sat Dec 30 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Dec 31 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marina Koyen
  • Wed Jan 03 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Marta Behrens
  • Sat Jan 06 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Marina Koyen