Yoga "Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another" -George Eliot
Classes Alexis' classes are full of heart and soul and creativity. She uses an Ayurvedic (scroll to bottom for more information) approach to designing her sequences and choosing the asana and pranayam, while never losing sight of the bhakti, the devotion to each part of the process that makes it mean something, that gives it a higher purpose than just moving our bodies through time and space. Her classes call on the traditions of India and the innovations of the West weaving our practice into a metaphyiscal work of art. Class often include Mythology, Live Music by her husband Owen Home, and chanting, to healing meditation and breathwork.* There is always focus on a theme or central image to keep ourselves in our hearts. She will lead you on a deep inner journey, but keep it light-hearted and playful, so it is easy to dive in. Her wish is for you to find freedom and love for yourself in your practice.
*see class descriptions for more info
Regular Classes: Sacred Saturdays 8:15-9:55 am w/ Story, Live Music & Sound-healing Sivasana! A powerful, yet sweet vinyasa flow to connect your body and mind to your breath and bring you back to the heart set to a beautiful and heart-expanding musical journey by Owen Home. All the while I relay a sacred story from either Vedic or Hawaiian Mythology. Ends with Didgerdoo sound-healing sivasana...Yummy! AND
Sacred Yin Yoga4:30-6 pm An exploration of stillness and ease; we will transform ourselves through long-holds, releasing stuck energy patterns and delving into our sweetness. This Restorational experience is for the Mind and Soul as much as the Body, as I take you through a sacred mythology to a backdrop of healing music by Owen Home. This class specializes in being delicious and leaves you feeling truly at peace inside and out!
AT: Hawaiian Sanctuary--Mile Marker 12 On Hwy 130 from Pahoa towards Kalapana, right hand side, past the field with the coffee booth, sign says "Yoga" on the street:) parking is in the lot before yoga studio (straight from driveway) or down below (right at fork in road to "visitor parking") Please DO NOT park right in front of or next to yoga studio. http://www.kupukupucenter.com/ Donation: $6
Vinyasa Flow 10:30 am-12 pm Wednesdays A beautiful, soul-full late morning flow to rejuvenate and heal overlooking the ocean. Sacred Story, chanting, meditations and Pranyama are all woven into this moving meditation. AT: Kalani (Oceanside Resort and Retreat Center) 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Rd, Pāhoa, HI 96778 Off the Red Road, between SeaView and Opihikao (closer to Sea View) Well-marked sign, parking at building. $15 Visitors $10 Kama'aina
Upcoming Sub Classes*: Vinyasa Flow: Morning flow yoga with Ayurvedically-sound asana and pranayama, inspiring meditations, and astrological insight. May include mythology, chanting and live music.
Candlelight Restorative Yoga: Restorative Yoga in a somewhat darkened room with candles lit....with Sacred Story, Live Music and Sound Healing Mondays: June 27th- August 15th, 2016 7:30 pm-9pm @ Kalani (see above)
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Private Yoga Sessions Enjoy private yoga sessions with Alexis in the comfort of your own home, on the beach or wherever feels good to you! In India, yoga was traditionally passed from teacher to student one-on-one, in an ashram-setting. This was considered the way for a sincere student to learn the true teachings and for a teacher to regard each student as they came and tailor the lessons to their manner of learning. Alexis was fortunate to learn yoga first in this manner, as today, this is rarely how people learn yoga, even in India. Classes are large and beginning students often don't receive the attention they need to correctly align themselves in the postures or to even learn the fundamental techniques. Much of the whole practice of yoga is left out. Don't misread me, classes are a beautiful way to practice and a necessary component of a regular yoga practice is community, but if you are able to make the space in your life for even a few private sessions, your entire world will open up in a way you had never thought possible! If you already have a practice, your understanding of it and relationship with it will change tremendously from even one session. Or, perhaps you don't have time to go to a yoga class, or you don't like the atmosphere of the classes. Maybe you have an injury or are a beginner, nervous about joining a class until you have some basics down. Or maybe you have been going to classes for years and just want to deepen your practice. Whatever the circumstances, I am honored and delighted to help you find find your way back to yourself!
First time clients will have a consultation where we determine your ayurvedic dosha (see 'Ayurveda' below) and discuss your goals for your yoga practice. This is where we can discuss injuries or apprehensions and tailor the practice for your dosha type, needs and desires and determine if you are looking for one or a few classes, or a more long term arrangement.
$50/60 minutes, $75/90 minutes
call (310) 706-8475 with questions or use the "Contact Us" button below
Ayurveda Ayurveda means "Life Knowledge" and was first recorded in the Atharva-veda, a text that was written 5-6,000 years ago. It is a comprehensive system of determining and balancing one's health. Each one of us has a Prakriti, or dosha type that makes up our constitution, and most of us have an imbalance of one or more of doshas as well. The Tridoshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. With a consultation one's dosha type and imbalance is determined and they are in turn recommended certain diet, herbs and lifestyle practices. Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga and for best results, should be practiced in conjunction with asana, pranyama, and meditation. For more information about Ayurveda or for a consultation please use the "Contact Us" button above.
Whether you are hosting a facilitated group experience on the island and want to have yoga practice as part of it, or want a regular group of your friends to have a private class, this is the perfect option for people wanting to practice with a specific group and tailored to your group needs/level.
Group lessons will be priced according to circumstances and number of guests. Available in your home, in a rented space, or in a public outdoor place. Please use the "Contact Us" button above for inquiry.