Join Lauren Taylor and Kerry Cwikla for a power practice to honor the summer solstice marking the longest day of the year and a time with everything being in full bloom. Sun Salutations is a memorable and powerful experience that will stretch you and leave your yoga practice changed - it revitalizes the spirit and refreshes the mind. The 108 Sun Salutations will be a vinyasa flow that links our breath with a moving meditation, inhaling to welcome renewal, and exhaling to let go of what no longer serves us.
This class will be energizing, challenging, not heated and usually lasts about 2 hours. All levels of Yogi's are encouraged to attend.
Instructors: Lauren Taylor and Kerry Cwikla will lead you through this celebratory event.
Cost: $20 with pre-registration. Proceeds will be donated to the organization RiseUp in Hartford, supporting youth in our Urban community.
Pre-Register: On-line, or in person at the studio front desk, or call the studio at 860-461-0910.
About the Charity for Donation
We are pleased to donate proceeds of the class to RiseUp, Hartford. An organization dedicated to supporting our youth in the urban community through financial and professional support, grant access, and organizing key community services.
About the 108 Sun Salutations
The number 108 is quite profound and meaningful in many disciplines and full of symbology.
- A Mala refers to prayer beads counted during recitation of prayers, traditionally with 108 beads, said to signify the 108 human passions.
- There are 54 letters in the Sanscrit alphabet. Each has a masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti for a total of 2 X 54 = 108.
- The number has a special relationship in the sun, moon and earth: The average distance of the sun and the moon to earth is 108 times their respective diameters.
- According to yogic tradition, there are 108 sacred places of the body, or 108 energy lines converging to and from the heart.
The practice is rewarding, calming, and invigorating for both mind and body. It is intended to improve the strength and flexibility of your muscles, and clear your mind as you focus on breathing and flow through the sequence.
Will I be able to do 108 if I have not done this before?
A resounding yes! Many who do this for the first time find a rewarding energy that builds as a result of breathing and the meditative flow. The experience will be memorable, stretch you, and boost your mental and physical capacity. Focus on your intention for this class and Lauren and Kerry will lead you through them one at a time (with some breaks). Drink water before, during, and afterward - you will amaze yourself.
What is a sun-salutation (Surya Namaskar)?