Gentle Yoga (Kripalu)


This class is taught by:

Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas

Ariadne is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and has been teaching since 2003. She is also a licensed massage therapist, occupational therapist, is certified in Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga and Massage Therapy and is midway through her 500 hour advanced yoga teacher training. Ariadne weaves yoga postures, breathwork and meditation into her classes as a means of cultivating presence and nonjudgmental self- awareness. Ariadne's classes remind us to ride the waves of our life with compassion, and to allow life to flow through us with ease and grace. She believes the practice of yoga awakens the natural intelligence of the body-mind- heart- and spirit thereby guiding us towards more compassionate choices for ourselves, our families, our community and our planet.

Pam Muir

Pam Muir, RYT - 200 is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher. In addition to her 200 hour training, she has completed the I AM Yoga Nidra™ 100 hour Professional Training, studied Restorative Yoga with Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, and is in the process of completing her 500 hour yoga teacher certification.  Pam has deep gratitude for the practice of yoga, and lives in constant amazement of its limitless offerings. In her classes, Pam encourages students to celebrate and explore the uniqueness of their own practice, to have compassion for themselves, and to have fun while connecting body, breath, and mind. Pam is also a fiction writer and lives in Fairfield.

Joy LeVine Abrams

Joy LeVine Abrams, MS, RYT, is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga since 1995. Joy is co-creator of THE FLEXIBLE PAINTER, an art and yoga retreat in Madison, CT and Tuscany. She has an M.S. in Biology and Nutrition. Joy feels her most profound learning came from her nine years of hospice work as Director of Volunteers. She is currently teaching the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program.
Gentle (Kripalu) This yoga class is a gentler version of the Level 1. It is a Kripalu-inspired, meditative class with longer holding for a deep, "in-body" experience. Lots of silence to enhance the peaceful nature of yoga. Emphasis on breath, trusting the body's wisdom and Eastern philosophy. If you have issues with blood pressure, knees, shoulders, or other joints, this might be a better class for you than Level 1, and it is a good starting point for a new person.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Aug 23 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas
  • Fri Aug 24 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Pam Muir
  • Sat Aug 25 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas
  • Tue Aug 28 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas
  • Thu Aug 30 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas
  • Fri Aug 31 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Joy LeVine Abrams
  • Sat Sep 01 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas
  • Tue Sep 04 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Joy LeVine Abrams
  • Thu Sep 06 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas
  • Fri Sep 07 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Joy LeVine Abrams
  • Sat Sep 08 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas
  • Tue Sep 11 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Pam Muir
  • Thu Sep 13 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas
  • Fri Sep 14 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Pam Muir
  • Sat Sep 15 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas
  • Tue Sep 18 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Pam Muir
  • Thu Sep 20 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas
  • Fri Sep 21 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Joy LeVine Abrams
  • Sat Sep 22 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas
  • Tue Sep 25 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Joy LeVine Abrams