Hatha Yoga with Adrienne Shamszad
Saturday Mornings | 9:30-1045am PST | Via ZOOM
Shelter Within began in response to the 'Shelter in Place' orders at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 and has maintained as a loving community throughout. The class is intended to provide a space for you to breathe deeply and lighten your energetic load. This time is for us to stretch, sing, sometimes sweat, laugh, cry and feel better - together.
Yoga is so much more than a vehicle for physical fitness, or the performance of postures and sequences. It is a practice that challenges us to face ourselves, our strengths and our limitations, with mercy and kindness. The yoga tradition can teach us about service, courage, resilience, compassion, devotion, and focus. In this 75 minute class, we will work on integrating these qualities with our movements and meditations.
This class is offered on a sliding scale: $5-$25
(pay what you can comfortably afford).
*No one turned away due to lack of funds.
Payments made through Venmo and Paypal
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
Adrienne Shamszad (500 hr RYT), has been teaching yoga asana and philosophy since 2013. She combines her love of music, singing and dance with her passion for anatomy and all things structured to make her yoga classes both liberating and grounding. Her classes are infused with lightness, humor, patience and healthy alignment principles.
Adrienne’s main interest in teaching is in providing a safe and healing container for students to explore the range of their breath and movement. Students will be encouraged to approach the yoga practice with compassion and with curiosity as they explore new sources of energy within their bodies.
Meher Baba says:
'Although the unfurling realization of divine knowledge is often figuratively described as "traversing the path", this analogy should not be taken too literally. There is no ready-made road in the spiritual realm.
Spiritual progress is not a matter of moving along a line already laid down and unalterably defined. Rather it is a creative process of spiritual involution of consciousness, and this process is better described as a "spiritual journey" than as the traversing of a path.
The journey is comparable in fact to a flight through the air, and not to a journey upon the earth, because it is truly a pathless journey. It is a dynamic movement within the consciousness of the aspirant that creates its own path and leaves no trace behind it.'
LISTEN, HUMANITY, 3rd ed, p. 157