Ariadne is a 500 hour certified Kripalu yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga since 2003. She is also a licensed massage therapist, occupational therapist, and is certified in Kripalu Yoga in the Schools, and Pre/Postnatal Yoga and Massage Therapy. 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 a more awakened and compassionate engagement with life.
Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas instructs the following:
Open Flow (All Levels)
Based in vinyasa yoga, movement is synchronized to the breath. This style allows for variety: sitting, balancing, inversion or lying down. It will usually include one or more of the sun salutation series and will build heat with both movement through and holding of poses. Open level; some yoga experience recommend.
Gentle Yoga (Kripalu)
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.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures or asanas that are held for approximately 3-5 minutes each.
Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—to foster optimum lubrication, range of motion and vitality in the body as a whole. Yin Yoga is intended as a supplementary practice to balance the effects of more active forms of yoga and exercise.
Appropriate for all levels.