Sandra is honored to teach a variety of yoga practices, descriptions of which are listed below. Bakari Yoga sessions are typically offered on a private one-on-one basis or small group settings.
Can 90 minutes make a difference in your life? At Bakari Yoga, we believe significant mind/body renewal is possible in that seemingly short period of time. Join us for our 90-Minutes Slow Flow/Restorative Yoga Class, which is suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners, including beginners and those with limited flexibility. At the end of the session, you will enjoy renewed energy as a result of guided stretches and gentle muscle toning as you quietly reconnect with yourself through slow and deep flow breathing. The last 30 minutes of the class focuses on releasing any holds and tensions in your body through restorative yoga. You will leave renewed.
Restorative yoga class centers you by aligning the physical and mental bodies as we practice stillness and/or gentle movement for extended periods of time. Thai yoga bodywork included into practice. Nourishing poses designed to restore and revitalize your body and mind, including the fundamental pose, Savasana (Corpse pose). Props are utilized in this class, helping you to hold poses for longer durations.
Yin Yoga/Deep Stretch
A quiet, meditative practice designed to open the body up, peeling away layers of stress, tension that reside within. Most poses are done while seated or lying down and are held in stillness for 3-5 minutes. In yin yoga a target is the connective tissues, such as ligaments and fascia, along with the energetic systems of the body, bringing the body into balance and increasing its natural range of motion. It's a great class for men and for athletes! All level class.
Dive into deep relaxation with Sandra Bonkiene. Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that is rapidly gaining popularity in the West. It is intended to induce full body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. We live in a chronically exhausted, overstimulated world. Psychosomatic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, migraines, asthma, ulcers, digestive disorders and skin diseases arise from tensions in the body and mind. The leading causes of death in developed countries, cancer and heart disease, also stem from tension. Yoga Nidra is a method of complete relaxation that holistically addresses our physiological, neurological, and subconsciousneeds. A single hour of Yoga Nidra is as restful as four hours of sleep. Yoga Nidra progressively releases muscular, emotional and mental tension.
Yoga for Back
Achy back? Give yoga a go. Multiple studies have shown the power of this ancient practice. This class focus is on lengthening the spine, stretching the hamstrings and strengthening core and back muscles. Through restorative poses we will encourage further release of tension. Reconnect with your breath, your body, and develop a healthy spine.
Nourish Your Soul
Wake up and come to your mat. Yoga class that anyone can do (no experience or flexibility required). You can expect morning breath work, sun salutations, poses that feel-good and perk you up, hip openers, poses to stretch your shoulders, and lengthen your spine. This class is designed to awaken the body in a mindful setting, build strength through the breath, and may include some held postures. Find your balance and stability as you explore your edge. The result: You’ll walk away feeling centered, focused, and ready to own the day.