Present Moment Retreat resident yogini, CJ Ananda Page, has a heartfelt passion for sharing the gift of yoga. After traveling to India in 2001, she deepened her experience of yoga and was encouraged to pursue a teaching path. She received her teaching certification from Yoga Center of Minneapolis where her focus was Ashtanga yoga and meditation. CJ teaches an Ashtanga Vinyasa flow style of yoga that integrates interdisciplinary yoga practice, philosophy, pranayama and meditation. Her energy and enthusiasm evokes the essence of yoga as she approaches every class with grace and inner joy. CJ also is a gifted dancer, choreographer and national champion gymnast. She has studied with many inspiring teachers including Shiva Rea, Tias Little, Seane Corn, David Swenson, Doug Swenson, Richard Freeman, Cindy Lee, Beryl Bender Birch, Judith Lasater, Larry Schultz, Baron Baptist , John Friend and Rod Stryker. CJ also facilitates 200 hour, Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Trainings each year. Email her for more information (email@example.com).
Vinyasa yoga synchronizes movement and breath and will take you on a journey of rhythmic dance unifying the body, mind and spirit. This flowing sequence of asanas (postures), combined with pranayama (breathing techniques) encourages flexibility, strength, and circulation. You will move through sun salutations, dynamic sequencing of poses, final relaxation and meditation. The yoga classes at Present Moment are specifically designed so that by the end of your retreat you will have learned new postures strengthened your body and transformed your current practice. Beginning through advanced students will find their senses awakened as they embrace the heart of yoga.
Classical Ashtanga yoga is known as the Eightfold path of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras; the practice of yoga that combines breath control and a flow of sequential postures. The eight 'limbs' of Ashtanga are yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi. The very essence of yoga pervades every aspect of Present Moment's approach to individual positive change, teaching us how to exhibit qualities of a yogi, not just in our practice but in our daily lives.