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.
Ariadne Drakonakis-Kambas instructs the following:
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.
Gentle Yoga is a class structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, chairs and straps are often used for safe practice, and to allow the body to fully achieve each position comfortably. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. Often restorative poses are practiced as well. This class is a good option for beginners.