HATHA :: All Levels (c)


This class is taught by:

Jasmine De La Paz

With a life-long passion for music and years of a dedicated yoga practice, Jasmine discovered the power of combining yoga and music during her first Kirtan chant – where she reached her deepest meditation. As a certified Mukti Yoga teacher, and music business professional, sound and movement constantly inspire Jasmine. Yogis believe that something sacred vibrates within us, and that vibrations are the source of life and the Universe. She feels the most powerful way to quiet the mind and experience this vibration is through the combination of asana and sound. Jasmine intuitively challenges and guides her students with a practice focused on alignment, flow, and breath – mixed with elements of sound through live music, meditations, mantras, crystal bowls, and unique playlists. Her classes provide a balanced, spiritual, and strength building experience that will resonate both on and off the mat. Jasmine also loves to promote ‘mindful eating’ through creating and sharing plant-based recipes, swimming at the local pool, and enjoying life with her fiancé.

Shira Barlas

Shira recently graduated from Occidental College with a focus in Buddhist Philosophy and Critical Theory. A Buddhist herself, she loves taking different Buddhist theories and incorporating them into her yoga practice. She has traveled around Asia living in monasteries in India, Nepal, and China, where she studied under meditation masters and explored a monastic life style. This past spring she finished her yoga teacher training with Mukti Yoga School.
As a yoga teacher Shira helps to cultivate a diverse environment, moving beyond static and confining notions of what it means to be a yogi. She shines a light on the multiplicity and dynamism of the practice of yoga by cultivating an inclusive and accepting class environment, and always hopes to challenge her students to face their fears and find their powers.
After graduating from college Shira decided not to go back home to Philadelphia because she realized her home and family was right here at Namaste. She does hope to continue her education in the future by getting a Masters in Divinity with a focus in Buddhist Ministery, but until then she will continue to learn and find the divine through the classes she takes here.
A steady practice with focus on proper alignment and holding of poses to engage, building strength, stamina, flexibility and balance as well as improving concentration and breath control.
**Introducing twists, some backbends, approachable inversions and the usage props (blocks, straps), this class is suitable for, and potentially challenging for ALL LEVELS as it can be taken as easily or deeply as one's body demands on a given day.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 22 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jasmine De La Paz
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Aug 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jasmine De La Paz
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Tue Aug 29 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Aug 31 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Tue Sep 05 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Sep 07 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Tue Sep 12 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Sep 14 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Tue Sep 19 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Sep 21 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Tue Sep 26 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Sep 28 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Tue Oct 03 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Oct 05 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Tue Oct 10 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Oct 12 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Tue Oct 17 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Oct 19 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Tue Oct 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Thu Oct 26 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Shira Barlas
    at Namaste Highland Park