YOGA AND MARYJOANNA
Welcome and Namaste,
I am deeply grateful to share my experiences of this practice with you. I have come to learn about these incredible eastern practices here in the United States. As a western trained teacher, I am committed to honoring, respecting, and upholding the cultural roots of yoga as best I can. It is my belief that there are many different ways to experience this ancient, sacred healing system that has originated in India thousands of years ago. I am grateful to share some aspects of this mountain that is yoga with you, by way of my own practice and study.
To me, yoga is much more than the physical Asanas/poses. It goes beyond where you put your limbs. Yoga is the practice of getting to know your body, your breath, your Self - through a pathway of compassion. The more we connect with this knowing of ourSelves, the more we can love ourselves, inquire about ourselves, and grow ourselves. In this awakened knowing, we begin to become aware of what is around us. Yoga is a pathway to learning the ways we can nourish our relationships, communities, and all living beings on this earth.
Let us journey together to know ourselves, to feel the breath, to strengthen the muscles, to stretch the body and the mind, to feel our deepest potential of strength and letting go, to uplift and support our world, to find balance. May we approach our practice through the physical body, meditation, self-reflection, community, and committed study and reverence for this gift that is yoga.
Yoga Sutra 1.1: atha yoganusasanam
now, begins the practice of yoga
All classes are donation based. (suggested $5-$10)
*If you are dealing with financial hardships due to Covid-19, please feel free to take these classes without offering financial investment. Instead, please offer yourself the beautiful gift of simply showing up to this practice.
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"I truly enjoy practicing with MaryJoanna. The way she personalizes our sessions means so much to me. She greets us all by name, encourages us to wave to each other, smiles throughout the session. It's as close as we can get to being in the same room, and all that special attention helps me keep going."
- Lorraine S. (NYC)
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Are you interested in working privately in one-on-one sessions? I would be delighted to offer you lessons online in Yoga and/or in Yogic and Mindfulness Meditation. Classes are designed around you and your intentions for practice. One-on-one instruction can be a really beautiful pathway for students who are completely new to these practices, or those who are looking to deepen their existing practice. Classes are offered on a sliding scale. If you are dealing with financial restrictions, please do not let that stop you from reaching out. I will do my best to offer resources to help you grow on your path of yoga and meditation.
Styles of private yoga and meditation that MaryJoanna is currently offering are below: