Viniyoga: Beginners


This class is taught by:

Nicole Towne

Having always been fascinated by movement and creating art with the body, Nicole completed ten years of dance education while in grade school. In college, she discovered yoga. While dance was beautiful, the practice consisted of forcing the body into an already pre-existing shape. She loved the freedom that yoga gave her: being able to create the shapes with the body. Yoga helped her discover a new found creative gateway that lead to a deeper understanding of herself. Wanting to deepen her practice and to be able to share this connection of mind and body with others, she completed her 200 hour Viniyoga certification at Breathing Time Yoga. Nicole's classes are a shared space surrounded by the belief that each student is having a unique experience; and to develop compassion towards the self to meet ourselves exactly where we are, as we are.

Katie Lieberman

Katie expresses the heart of yoga this way, "The essence of yoga is clear vision - from the first moment we step on the mat our notion of who we are and what we want begins to change. The pleasantries of flexibility and relaxation are only a taste of what's to come. We find ourselves on a path that dissolves the ideals of life and reveals the spectacular reality of the present moment."
 
Katie has been teaching yoga in the Viniyoga approach for 20 years. She is a licensed esthetician with advanced certification in aromatherapy. 

Karen Lee

Yoga is the experience of being in this moment, right now, fully inhabiting this body-mind, creating a state of clarity from which we can act with authenticity, or at least have a moment before impulsive reactions set in. Cultivating presence we relax about getting it or not getting it and surrender to the moment as it is.

 

As owner of Breathing Time Yoga, Karen is dedicated to creating a community and space for healing through yoga. Karen is an educator, teaching the students what they need to know to practice and how to match the practices to their unique needs and interests.

 

Karen has been studying Viniyoga since 1994 with Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI). She is an AVI Yoga Teacher (500-hr) and AVI Certified Yoga Therapist. Karen also holds an MAT from RISD.

Viniyoga: Beginners yoga is designed to take the stress out of yoga by laying the foundation for a strong and confident yoga practice. Welcome to yoga! Beginners yoga is rich with instruction and demonstration, is deliberately paced and will help you learn the basics. This class welcomes all students who are relatively new to yoga practice or simply wish to focus on the basics.
 
The Viniyoga method of yoga is based on the deep relationship between breath and movement, experiencing yoga from the inside out and providing a sound approach to practicing yoga postures (asana). The deep slow rhythmic breath that you will master naturally creates a calm and focused mind and reduces stress on a physiologic level. The Viniyoga teacher incorporates safe and effective sequencing, and adaptation of poses to suit individual needs. Viniyoga classes may at times include seated breath awareness (pranayama), meditation and other yogic techniques.
 
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jan 19 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Nicole Towne
  • Tue Jan 22 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Katie Lieberman
  • Wed Jan 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Karen Lee
  • Sat Jan 26 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Nicole Towne
  • Tue Jan 29 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Katie Lieberman
  • Wed Jan 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Karen Lee
  • Sat Feb 02 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Nicole Towne
  • Tue Feb 05 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Katie Lieberman
  • Wed Feb 06 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Karen Lee
  • Sat Feb 09 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Nicole Towne
  • Tue Feb 12 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Katie Lieberman
  • Wed Feb 13 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Karen Lee
  • Sat Feb 16 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Nicole Towne
  • Tue Feb 19 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Katie Lieberman
  • Wed Feb 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Karen Lee
  • Sat Feb 23 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Nicole Towne
  • Tue Feb 26 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Katie Lieberman
  • Wed Feb 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Karen Lee
  • Sat Mar 02 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Nicole Towne
  • Tue Mar 05 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Katie Lieberman


Breathing Time Yoga is a community where people are nourished physically and spiritually.

We offer yoga as affordable health care, with a diversity of classes for a diversity of individuals.

We teach yoga as a path to equanimity and grace.

541 Pawtucket Ave. Box 105, Suite A208  |  Pawtucket, RI 02860

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