About Our Yoga
Time to simplify and focus on the things that really matter.
Nirvana Yoga celebrates simplicity, movement, health, awareness and well-being. It is challenging in some ways but always accessible and rewarding.
Open Yoga class is an immersion into true hatha yoga. The selection of postures, pacing and sequencing are "old school" to offer you the full benefit of yoga for ALL systems of your body including nervous system, glandular system, respiratory system, digestive system and circulatory system. The result is beyond fitness to radiant health and well being, 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.
We pay close attention to details because small gestures create powerful impact. We integrate inner and outer worlds through postures, breathing, movement, meditation.
We sometimes use music in classes to enhance the experience.
We are kind and loving and strong because yoga is potential power. We help students to experience that power in body. energy, mind, and spirit.
Nirvana Yoga is owned and operated solely by Ruth Anne Lundeberg, 30+ year yoga practitioner. Her many thousands of yoga teaching hours spanning more than two decades are reflected in her Open Level sequence, which is taught by all teachers at the studio.
Our yoga classes teach students details of alignment and form, allowing students to appreciate and benefit from the subtle energies and shifts that come from intelligent yoga practice.
Compassion is always a feature of the teaching. Kindness, softening, and opening stand alongside the challenges of a true yoga practice.
Inner and outer transformation happens quickly. Our yoga is dynamic, energetically, mentally and physically.
Our teachers are well trained in anatomy for yoga; yoga techniques and postures; meditation and teaching methods.
We help students achieve their potential.
When you arrive:
- Please bring belongings with you into the studio except shoes, which belong under the entry table in the hallway.
- Place personal belongings in the lounge (prop room) at the back of the studio.
- These are the ONLY things you will need for class: MAT, TOWEL WATER BOTTLE
Plus only those props as requested by the teacher.
- Please help us keep the studio safe and tidy. This means no jewelry, phones, purses, extra clothing, travel mugs or any personal effects on the studio floor.
- For your comfort, bring a full-size towel and water bottle. Bring a yoga mat if you have one.
- Water bottles are for sale at cost: $5
- To maintain a quiet atmosphere, please keep to a whisper while in the studio and prop room before and after class.
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.
Ruth Anne Lundeberg