Evelyne Serais

Evelyne Serais is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher, with 500 hour Certified advanced teacher training from the Amrit yoga institute where she also studied the "forgotten art" of Yoga Nidra. She completed her Kundalini teacher training in 2010 with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. She is also a certified Traditional Thai Yoga body worker, practicing since 2004 and continuing that exploration by studying that healing art with diverse teachers from around the world.


Evelyne Serais instructs the following:
  • Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
  • A typical class begins with chanting, ends with singing, and in between features asana, pranayama, and meditation designed to create a specific outcome. Expect to encounter challenging breathing exercises, including the rapid pranayama known as Breath of Fire, mini-meditation, mantras, mudras (sealing gestures), and movement-oriented postures, often repeated for minutes, that will help you find and possibly surpass what you consider your edge, all to your current capacity. The focus is on lasting rather than going deep. Hatha yoga postures or asanas are secondary. No hands-on assists are given in Kundalini, and there are no levels such as introductory or advanced.

  • Core Yoga
  • Core classes are designed to expand your strength, stamina and flexibility. Expect possible arm balances, inversions, backbends as well as challenging sequences.


  • Kundalini (All Levels)
  • As taught by Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini is an ancient yoga system of exercise and meditation that promotes health, happiness and spiritual awareness. In Kudalini classes you are guided through kriyas -postures (asana), dynamic movement, sound current (mantra), breath (pranayama) and meditation. Open level; beginners welcome.

  • Community Gong Bath
  • Join Evelyne & other "gongers" for this wonderful experience!
     
    "The vibration of a gong is a powerful method for reducing stress. Known as a Gong Bath, the gong creates an ocean of sound that is profoundly relaxing; a state which activates the parasympathetic nervous system to balance the over-amped, over-taxed sympathetic nervous system. Water has often been used as an analogy for the rippling effect of the gong’s vibrations, partially because our bodies are approximately 70 percent water and water serves to conduct sound waves. Like ripples created by a pebble skipped onto a glassy lake, the gong’s sound gently reverberates over, around and through the entire body to calm, relax and soothe. Typically, the listener’s heart rate slows, blood pressure drops and breath is restored to its natural rhythm. The gong induces a holistic resonance in the body and a spontaneous meditative state in the mind, resulting in a sense of expanded awareness and wholeness." from this online Natural Awakenings article: http://www.nasouthjersey.com/SJER/June-2015/The-Science-Mystery-and-Magic-of-a-Gong-Bath/
     
    Cost: No charge
    $10 donation suggested. Come experience this amazing experience together!
     

  • Level 1 & 2 Yoga
  • Mixed level yoga class.  Options are offered for different levels. Beginners are better off in Gentle or Level 1.

  • Mala Mediation & Gong
  • A mala is simply a string of beads that are used in a meditation practice. It is a tool to help you count mantras, and acts as a tactile guide as you sit in silence. Malas can be made of many materials. Repeating your mantra on each bead is a focused process, and the repetition can change negative thoughts into postive beliefs.
    In this workshop you will combine intellectual understanding of what a mala meditation is along with an actual experience of a mala meditation. You will learn the various ways to use your mala, understand why we are using them, and practice a mala meditation with a mantra of your choice. We will conclude with a Gong relaxation to seal in your meditative experience.
    If you normally have trouble reining in a wandering mind during meditation, a mantra and malas provide both a mental and physical way to stay grounded in the moment.
    Affirmations, or mantras, are positive statements, they specifically help to interrupt the negative thought patterns we have and change them into positive beliefs.

    All welcome, no experience necessary. Mala provided if you don’t have one of your own.

    $25

    Standard Yoga for Everybody Refund Policy Applies. Click here for details.  

  • Yoga Nidra & Gong (A Guided Meditation)

  • New Year's Eve Candlelight Yoga Nidra and Gong
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    Say farewell to 2018 by letting go of what no longer serves you. Make space to cultivate intentions in 2019.
     
    Tired? Anxious? Unbalanced? The Amrit Method Yoga Nidra takes you to a deep state of relaxed awareness. This meditative state allows disengagement from negative thought and unconscious habit patterns that limit living to full potential and magnifies self-healing.
     
    $25
    (space is limited)
     
    Standard Yoga for Everybody Refund Policy Applies. Click here for details.