yoga

at somawell

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. It became popular in the West in the 20th century. The word, yoga, comes from the Sanskrit yuj, which means “to yoke” and "samadhi" or "concentration." Thus, yoga is the practice that aims to join the mind, body and spirit. The ultimate goal of yoga is to achieve liberation. 

 

At SomaWell we believe that yoga is for everyone, and that there are many paths to liberation. Please explore our diverse collection of yoga styles, and find the one that is right for you.

Enjoy your first class free!

Single class is $22 and a 10 pack is $180
We strongly recommend signing up online for all classes

Basic Flow

The inherent characteristics of this expression, such as smooth rhythmical breath, spinal waves, relaxation-in-action, and economy of movement, result in a seamless flow ~ the unification of pranayama and mudra with dynamic and sustained asana to create greater flow of prana. TriYoga sequences have been systematized from Basics to Level 7 into a comprehensive method. Ultimately, TriYoga is merging with the inner flow, universal energy.

 

Basics

For those new to TriYoga and for those who want to strengthen their core alignments, Basics is the necessary foundation for all classes. It is also complete practice in itself. Bolsters, pillows and other props can be used in all levels to ensure comfort and alignment.

Michelle Hogan

TriYoga Basics Teacher

Michelle Discovered TriYoga 7 years ago about one year after her second son was born. TriYoga has been nectar for Michelle, nourishing, strengthening and relaxing her mind body and soul ever since. Recently certified as a TriYoga Basics teacher Michelle is thrilled to offer this beginner class, which is the foundation of for all TriYoga classes.

Deep Flow

This class welcomes all students and levels. Beginners will be able to learn the basics of yoga through detailed cueing and instruction, while an existing practitioner can explore deeper levels of the practice. Students are encouraged to individualize their practice. Vinyasa yoga combines linking breath through the movement of postures. The class will explore various pranayama (breathing) techniques, meditation and asana (yoga postures).  

Kristen Monge

Kristen Monge began practicing yoga in 1998 as a way to connect her love of movement with meditation. She completed a 200+ hour vinyasa flow teacher certification in San Diego in 2006. Her path has led her to study and practice several other styles of yoga including Iyengar, anusara, and ashtanga. Kristen began teaching on Long Island in 2009 while raising 3 kids and now sees yoga as a lifestyle. She feels that remaining a student first allows her to share her journey with others where finding balance and connecting with one's true self is the ultimate goal.

 

Kristen's classes focus on alignment and listening to one's own inner wisdom. Her classes are slow and strong integrating awareness, creative sequencing, and yoga philosophy. 

Yoga Nidra

   

Yoga Nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. You will learn techniques which will allow you to reach new states of conscious awareness with acute perception of both your physical and subtle body. As you practice these techniques you will feel the flow of prana move through physical, emotional, and energetic blockages. The end result is the healing of the body and mind and the expansion of consciousness.

 

The sessions are done laying down or sitting and are appropriate for EVERYONE, regardless of physical limitations. 

 

Yoga Nidra allows us to heal deeply held patterns of energy in our bodies, manifest health and wellness, and consciously create whatever it is that we want to create for ourselves in this lifetime! 

Experience the peace and joy that you are. Nourish yourself in the many additional benefits of Classical Yoga Nidra:

• Improves functioning of the immune system

• Lowers blood pressure

• Pain & inflammation reduction

• Helps to stabilize blood sugar

• Calms & cools the nervous system, while improving & stabilizing mood

• It treats insomnia, psychological disorders, & psychosomatic diseases.

• Relaxes the mind, relieving stress & anxiety

• Helps in enhancing memory & increases capacity for learning

• Relieves muscular, emotional & mental tension

• Results in increased energy levels


When: 7:30-9:00pm
Exchange: $30 single session or $75 for series

Nancy Rich

Nancy Rich, E-RYT 500, a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook with a dual bachelor's degree in Women's Studies and Psychology, is a partner at Abhaya Yoga, BK., where she has received a 500 hr. Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification. Nancy is thrilled to be a representative for the California College of Ayurveda's Classical Yoga Nidra Certification course, where she's also enrolled in the Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program. Additionally, she has earned her E-RYT 500 hours; Yoga Alliance approved Restorative Teacher training and 100 hr. Anatomy & Therapeutics Certification; Ayurvedic Massage & Body Therapy Certification course and 126 hr. Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Certification through The California College of Ayurveda. Nancy is a Reiki Practitioner, at the Master Level, of the Usui System, aromatherapy practitioner and delights in the ability to offer different healing modalities to her students

 

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga, also called the Yoga of Awareness, is a technology that supports moving and awakening dormant energy from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Benefits include enhancing your capacity for mental clarity, physical agility and well being. It effectively benefits the nervous and glandular systems. With practice you subtly and gradually shift into the joy of awakening the answers that already lie within you. Recalibrating your mind body and spirit. We deepen our sense of community with a circle of reflection at the end of class. All are welcome. 

Paula Jennings

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Paula has traveled many adventurous paths that led her to pivot from Wall Street Executive to Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher and Transformational Energy Coach. She bridges practical, grounded approaches with intuitive guidance and is happiest when empowering others to create extraordinary lives, connecting to their unique and natural potential. 

Teresa Devine
Prem Prakash Kaur

With a B.A. in Biology and Psychology, Teresa has always been interested in seeking ways to merge the inner and outer parts of ourselves. Through the practice of yoga and the science of Ayurveda, she found this union, joining body, mind, and spirit. A forever student, her approach to life and to yoga is a journey of self-inquiry and transformation. Teresa believes that practicing yoga offers the opportunity to deepen one’s understanding of Self, while honoring and celebrating our bodies as we move with breath and attention to alignment. Teresa is currently a student of The California College of Ayurveda, training to become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor.  Her passion as a yoga teacher is to weave the principles of Ayurveda within the science of Kundalini Yoga. Her classes provide an opportunity to uncover the energy, vitality, and clarity already within you. She encourage students to take the skills, challenges, and experiences we have on our mats and use them as tools to embrace all the moments of life with grace, courage, and joy.

 

Teresa is a RYT 200 in Refined Flow and is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.

Restorative Yoga

Alison’s Restorative Yoga class at Somawell will be a gentle, grounding and healing experience utilizing sound and mantra to facilitate an atmosphere of deep relaxation.

Alison Lerman

Restorative Yoga Teacher

Alison Lerman is a yoga mama living in Sea Cliff, NY trained in Vinyassa, Kundalini and Restorative Yoga. A music loving hula hooping big hearted teacher looking to share her love of all kinds of yoga, meditation and sacred movement practices.