PHOTOS BY: IAN ANDERSON
One of the many reasons we love Seva Yoga, in East Grand Rapids, is that their studio offers a little something for everybody. Students come to Seva to meet, learn, and practice the many disciplines of Yoga. The owners, Tobi and Melissa Tungl, believe that Yoga is simply too vast to narrow offerings down to a single discipline and it is here that students can explore and discover the practice that works for each individual.
On Saturday May 31st, we joined Seva’s Saturday morning Vinyasa class. However, this wasn’t a typical Vinyasa class. Jeremy Arndt, musician, played live music that complemented the class’ atmosphere taking its students deeper within while his melodies fit with the teachings of the class and the poses.
Jeremy has traveled the world studying different musical traditions and sharing his own music. He crafts his gentle blend of world-music, inspired by his journeys, with the the handpan and other world instruments. Jeremy played music from his new album, Journeys: Handpan Solo, and other compositions. You can check him out here.
Seva offers a wide variety of classes, including:
Vinyasa: This energizing and empowering class combines pranyama with a continuous flow of asana. Build strength, increase endurance, release tension and find flexibility in this vigorous practice.
Sweet Vinyasa: Everything that you LOVE about Vinyasa, just a little sweeter. These classes focus on the alignment of asana as well as cultivating balance within your life.
Gentle Yoga: A restorative and relaxing practice ideal for new students or anyone wishing to find their center. Perfect for students with chronic symptoms such as muscle joint pain, stiffness, stress and fatigue. A good choice during pregnancy as well.
Hot Vinyasa: For those who like it HOT! This energizing and empowering class combines pranyama with a continuous flow of asana. Build strength, increase endurance, release tension and find flexibility in this vigorous practice. *not recommended during pregnancy
Slow Flow: A slow flow of postures set to music. Strengthen and lengthen in a relaxed way. All levels welcome.
Yin Yoga: A contemplative practice in which participants hold floor postures for longer periods of time while softening the muscles and focusing on the breath. Poses are chosen to stimulate the connective tissues and direct energy, bringing vitality to the entire body while promoting stress relief, meditation and relaxation.
Happy Hour Vinyasa: A fun, fast hour of vinyasa flow set to energizing and uplifting music. Start your weekend off with this exciting, dynamic practice featuring live music monthly to bring great energy into the studio and your life.
Are you a promising Yoga Instructor?
Seva Yoga’s 200-hour Level Foundation Yoga Teacher Training focuses on Ashtanga, moving through Vinyasa and finally flowing into the Seva Yoga practice, our foundational class that makes yoga accessible to all levels.
The next Seva Yoga Teacher Training Shala, with Melissa Tungl begins September 2014!
This program is designed for success as a Yoga teacher and student in mind. Program hours exceed the curriculum hours required by Yoga Alliance and will include workshop topics such as:
The Ethics of Teaching Yoga
Optimal Alignment & Accessible Modifications
a study of the Chakras
an Introduction to Ayurveda
a deep study of Anatomy
For more information or to request the application and catalog please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Seva Yoga, visit their website: www.http://sevayoga.net
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