GROUP YOGA CLASSES IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA

Elissa’s classes are a unique blend of traditional asana, contemporary postures, Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball Techniques, and conscious corrective exercises.  Emphasis is placed on proper breath mechanics, alignment, structural integrity and moving with grace and ease.  Sequencing targets a specific area of the body, revolves around a central theme or deconstructs a pose to it’s individual components to reconstruct it with greater awareness and proficiency.  All classes are appropriate for all levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners.

YOGA IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY to be curious about who you are. Or take a bit of time out to nurture your body and spirit. Or explore and be curious about yourself. The physical limb of  yoga can take you on a journey into the self – the wonderful thing about yoga is that it is what you need it to be, when you need it.

YOGA FOR FLEXIBILITY
A moderately paced class designed to cultivate strength, flexibility, balance and awareness. Sequencing includes pranayama, traditional asana, dynamic movements, core and conscious corrective exercises as well as Yoga Tune Up® therapy ball work to relieve tension, soothe tight muscles, and improve circulation while refining your anatomical GPS. 

YOGA FOR HEALING
A combination of meditative movement, Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball rolling techniques, restorative yoga and conscious breathing strategies. Designed to help relieve tension, soothe tight muscles, down-regulate the nervous system and nurture mind, body and spirit.

YOGA TUNE UP® ROLL AND RESTORE
Therapeutic, restorative and rejuvenating, this class is a blend of guided self-massage techniques using the Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls, restorative postures, gentle dynamic movement and conscious breathing strategies. Roll out of this class feeling amazing!

THERAPEUTIC YOGA FLOW
Merging classical yoga, asanas (poses), and meditation with modern principles of alignment and biomechanics, this class will therapeutically harmonize your body, heart and soul. Open to all levels of practitioners from beginners to advanced.

DISCOVER YOGA
For those beginning their yoga practice, coming back to the mat after some time off, or practitioners who would like to revisit the fundamentals, Discover Yoga breaks it down for EVERYONE!

YOGA FOR FITNESS
Elissa’s fitness class includes dynamic range-of-motion exercises to warm up the joints, followed by abdominal work, sun salutations and asana to increase heart rate, deepen the breath, build heat, and awaken the core.

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WHEN WE DO OUR PRACTICE

Have you noticed that the sunset is more vivid when we do our practice? And that there are fewer “jerks” on the freeway? The hardwood floor is the most comfortable bed in the world when we do our practice. Our mate is more patient and kind when we do our practice. Even the government seems more organized – when we do our practice. We want less and give more, we notice beautiful hearts, and are more forgiving of the mean-spirited. When we do our practice it is as if we live in a different world with our hearts open wide. But of course it is not the world that has changed; it is we who have changed, and that is one of the great secrets of yoga. We change but it appears as if the world around us blooms like a flower.
As was said in a gnostic scripture, “the kingdom of heaven is spread upon the earth but men do not see it.” When we do our practice we begin to see heaven on earth.
–Max Strom