All as one
Group balance helps on many levels
Miracles can happen in aqua yoga
Twists for the organs. Delicious!
Nourish the spine
Learning to float
Trust and surrender
Noodles can help
Inclusion in a class setting
One of the nicest aspects of group practice
More flexibility in the pool
Not usually done in everyday living
I think I can........
Longer holds more balance and serenity
Get to those hamstrings
No straining in the lower back.A gift done in the pool at the wall
One of my favorites from my synchronized swimming days
Nice open back bend to refine for those who practice this on land also
Using wall as resistance
The ladies (and babies) love it!
Getting 'em young
Open the hips and keep them moving
Meditation by the water
Nothing like it. The Ocean is a metaphor for the breath
Stretching in the hot tub
Why not? My mum loves it.
Using wall for support for find strength in the legs
Balance in pregnancy
Time to focus and breathe
Aqua Teacher Training
Training teachers for Aqua Yoga Certification
Aqua Kriya Yoga teacher in training
Lengthen the spine
Nice flow with breath
Lengthening and strengthening psoas
Teachers exploring poses
Taking a break
Teachers training building community
Translate a pose from land into the water
Get into the groins
Yummy pose to bring breath to back body
Aqua teacher training
Poised and balanced
Aqua teacher training
Connection and support
Refining the pose
Over the rainbow
Time for notes and questions
Feet play a big role in the water too
Learning to stand firm and tall
Cover all for some
Always an option for added warmth
Teaching from the deck
Teacher leading a class from the deck
Noodle is buddy for extra side length
A fun way to warm up
Poised to begin or end the class
Phew what a workout!
Welcome to Aqua Kriya Yoga!
in the water is a new and exciting modality for a yoga practice.
Many students may find yoga on a mat somewhat limiting or frustrating,
have difficulty getting into certain poses.
pool is an amazing place to experience the many benefits of yoga.
access to individuals that find yoga on a mat challenging.
The feeling of
weightlessness in the water takes the stress out of challenged joints
stabilizes them to free muscular tightness or discomfort.
Experienced yoga students are
finding that they can take their practice to a whole new level by studying
practicing familiar or new poses on a deeper level.
As well, they are
finding a new element for their restorative practice to unwind and relax.
The Purpose of Aqua Kriya Yoga:
Aqua Kriya Yoga was designed
with all of these points in mind. The main desire was to bring yoga to those
who have difficulty with; strength, flexibility & balance on a yoga mat,
physical limitations, recovering from injury, or have high stress or concentration issues.
Dive in Deeper than Mere Yoga in the Pool-
The supportive environment of
the pool not only provides easier access to muscles & joints, it allows for
a deeper sense of the mind/body connection. The practice is committed to the
belief that everyone should feel fabulous, at least some of the time. The
entire team at Aqua Kriya Yoga is dedicated to making yoga accessible to a
wide audience with different physical abilities.
Camella finds using props helpful to support poses in the water.
No previous yoga experience
Aqua Kriya Yoga is a
practice that is not limited to yoga students. Anyone and everyone
from the movement and holding of positions in the water. Conscious movement
helps to move prana (vital energy) and can help us become more self-aware of our
body and our lifestyle. Students often
have an overall sense of improved well being, even after one class.
Students can master complex back bends safely in the pool.
Why "Kriya" Yoga for the water?
Kriya Yoga is the
only “yoga" that is referred to in the ancient text written by yoga sage, Patanjali.
He only stipulated that asana
(poses) should be comfortable and stable, and for many, this can only be
achieved in the water. These texts were written thousands of years ago to help
us find greater harmony and balance in our everyday lives. Through these wise
words, we are encouraged to apply the concepts of self-study and
self-discipline so that we may reach that alignment with harmony and our full
potential. By taking the physical practice of yoga into the pool, many can
realize periods of ease and access to where they normally have little or none. In
fact, many progress more rapidly in the water environment. In the freedom that the water brings, these
practitioners are no longer distracted by the physical body and can find an
alignment deep within themselves.
Finding out where the bias is in lotus/padmasana.