Sola School offers somatics based training programs that support yoga teachers in developing their own style and voice while integrating therapeutic and embodiment practices. In Sola classes students are guided through rich inner experiences that are grounded in physical and functional awareness of anatomy, breath and philosophical perspectives that continue beyond the yoga studio. Beginners and advanced students alike will find Sola classes to be accessible, interesting and fun.
These classes are taught by the recent graduates of the Sola School Yoga Teacher Training.
Sarah Trelease is the co-founder of Sola School, and her classes are reflective of the heart of the Sola curriculum.
In this class we will explore a grounding, well-rounded practice rooted in the intention to feel our connection with the earth and the heavens. A predominantly slow-flow style class, we will ground into the breath and the bodymind with asana, pranayama, and meditation, with equal attention given to active and restorative postures.
A flowing Hatha class in which we will focus on asana, pranayama, and meditation. We will explore longer holds, and fluid transitions.
The alignment of movement and breath transforms asanas into a dynamic, thoughtfully sequenced flow. How we transition from shape to shape, and by extension, moment to moment, determines the experience we have of all things. Through the alignment of breath and movement we practice the linkage of the mind to the presence of the breath and the body.
Much of our yogic asana practice can be described as Yang. Yang practices are a bit more active, and have the potential to create fire and energy. While the benefits of Yang practice can be active and uplifting, the Yin practice invites in a deeper sense of receptivity. Props are used to support the body so the student can completely relax into a pose, and postures are held longer so the body may surrender and soften more deeply. Similar to our Yang practice, the student focuses on the breath in allowance of the felt sense to supersede the busy mind with a deeper connection to the body, inviting a calm for the central nervous system. Yin invites the mind and body to receive stillness.
Kundalini Yoga is an advanced technology designed to help individual's experience their infinite potential. This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purifiy the blood. Each class will consist of a pranayam breathing warm up, a Kriya (set of exercises) a deep relaxation and a meditation, often with mantra and song. This practice safely awakens the Kundalini life force and creativity within each human being while expertly working on both physical vitality and the expansion of consciousness. Come bring balance to the mind, body and soul with this powerful practice!