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Welcome!! I'm Ruth Anne Lundeberg, Director of Nirvana Yoga. Thank you for visiting!

I'm a 30-year student of yoga.  I'm still fascinated by the beauty, precision and brilliance of the practice.  After three decades with yoga, I can vouch for the amazing benefits to your body, mind and spirit.  Yoga has helped me be more resilient, powerful, and peaceful. Of course, it has also made me physically strong and graceful. Throughout the years I have dealt with divorce, losses, bouts of depression and periods of financial uncertainty. For over 30 years I have always shown up for yoga, and it has helped me get through.  None of us are immune from pain and difficulty in life and yoga does not always prevent the inevitable-- but it heals, soothes and restores your body and soul. 

That's why I am so passionate about teaching others.  My yoga teaching career spans 23 years. I have taught many thousands of yoga classes to many thousands of people. I've taught many yoga teacher training courses. I've amassed a pretty good knowledge of the field.  Only about a year ago I began to develop "master sequences" that encapsulate the power of the practice.  I've taught these to the Nirvana Yoga faculty and they in turn teach them to Nirvana Yoga students.  

When you come to Nirvana Yoga, you are guaranteed to get an intelligent and deeply thought-out class--one that accelerates your physical and mental learning of the practice.  

Our Classic Hatha classes are "Old School" yoga for every system of your body-every part of YOU! Classic Hatha classes feature our signature sequence of postures and breathing exercises.

Vinyasa Yoga features the sun salutation and creative posture flows to develop greater stamina.

It is ideal to practice both Classic Hatha and Vinyasa. Classic Hatha reboots your nervous, glandular, and other systems of your body. It ingrains into your system the proper form for the most important foundational postures and breathing exercises.  It is deeply strengthening and also deeply soothing. Through our Classic Hatha method you develop physically, mentally, psychically and spiritually.

Through our vinyasa classes, you develop your heart and lungs to a greater degree; you develop physical and mental stamina; you cultivate coordination and grace as you move from posture to posture; you experience postures oustide of our Classic Hatha sequence, filling out your reperetoire of poses. 

Nirvana Yoga is strengthening and popular with both men and women.  It is accessible to all levels of experience. Detailed instructions are easy to understand and follow.  Everyone is reminded to rest as needed and work at their own pace.

Nirvana Yoga supports transformation in ALL body systems including nervous system, glandular system, respiratory system, digestive system and circulatory system.  The result is rapid improvement in fitness, health and well being, plus emotional upliftment and spiritual development.

Hatha Yoga is the original physical yoga.  It is both challenging and relaxing at the same time. You work hard but get deeply relaxed too. You let go of long-standing tensions from you body and mind. You cultivate extraordinary strength through persistent moderate effort. You learn to relax deeply and let go at will.  You develop a stronger core in every sense.

Nirvana yoga classes teach the details of alignment and form further increasing benefits for each student.  

When you arrive:

Plus only those props as requested by the teacher.

Nirvana Yoga Guiding Principles

Ruth Anne Lundeberg, Studio Steward

 A very select and by no means complete list of principles and visions for 1) this sacred space, 2) our shared journey of self-awakening 3)  our lovingconscious community of practitioners.

The rules for use of the space are designed to create safety for and harmony between all members of this community; if you are here now, congratulations you are already a member.

Our studio is a sacred space; We practice the diligence and gentle self-sacrifice necessary to become skilled at creating, maintaining and dwelling within that sacred circle. 

We invite/invoke the DIVINE to be present with us through our loving attention and care to the ways we interact with the space and beings within.

We express our intention and desire to expand ourselves and our spiritual awareness through voluntary simplicity and gentle austerity while there.

Let it place be a refuge for those who seek respite from the insanity of the world that our collective consciousness has created; complicated, often painful, restricting, sometimes terrifying and always overwrought/fraught with unnecessary human-made complexity.

 For those who want to LEARN a NEW WAY of living and being; one which is full of peace and joy—this space and the things that happen here are the keys you have been searching for.

The Space itself and the way we run it is the teaching of AHIMSA which means radical refraint from harming.  No paper, no plastic, no dust, no waste, no unnecessary energy use, no chemicals.

We are going paperless. We gladly accept checks (cash is better karma!  LOL:)  Paypal is a great option you can do from our website. We don't print paper credit card receipts. We have no intake forms.  We don't give out flyers, brochures or schedules.

The Floor: our floor is Absolutely non-toxic, dust free, with no chemical outgassing, sustainably sourced, will last virtually forever, can be dismantled and reused and therefore never need end up in a landfill.  The floor may seem hard at first but it actually assists you to be grounded, to balance and to relax and release, melting tension from your body.

The journey of running a yoga studio is an ongoing experiment that continues to reveal new ways to serve, love and grow. I thank everyone and bless you all for the opportunity.

Sincerely,

Ruth Anne Lundeberg

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