YOGA IMMERSION


This class is taught by:

Keith Borden

Keith Borden is consistently turned on by the stillness within movement, the silence hidden in sound, and the esoteric in the everyday. I love to practice yoga, and sharing this practice that I love for the last decade has been a terrific gift. I'm very lucky. I have great teachers in my life – Jasmine Tarkeshi, Dana Flynn, David Robson, David Gellineau, Manorama, and Rabbi Joseph Gellberman – and being a student is one of the best parts of the yoga practice. The classes I offer are energetic and balanced, and are infused with playfulness and creativity. I strive to live, breathe, and offer the devotion-rich yoga that comes out of my daily home practice. I'm a singer, kirtan wallah, a bhakti yogi, and an interfaith minister. I always chant with my classes, and occasionally I play and sing during savasana. I love to experiment in my practice, and years of Muay Thai, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong have taught me that all movement is healing and complementary to my sadhana. My goal is to hold a space that fosters inner quiet, true strength, and a healthy, joyous spirit where students can re-unite with and REJOICE in their true Self.

Marina Koyen

I took my first yoga class in 2001 out of curiosity. I remember the feeling I had after this class. My mind was at peace, body felt subtle and light, and I had overall sense of ease and balance. I wanted to cultivate these qualities more in my life, so I decided to make the practice of yoga a part of my everyday routine. Over the years I resonated with the following styles of yoga: Ashtanga Vinyasa, Prana Flow, Viniyoga and Yin Yoga. I was blessed with the opportunity to study with great teachers of these traditions: Shiva Rea, David Svenson, Richard Freeman, Paul Grilley, Paulie Zink. In 2012 I took a training in Universal Yoga with Andrey Lappa in Ukraine. I found home in this tradition. Universal Yoga is a multidimensional system that uses variety of techniques: asana, pranayama, pratyhara, dharana, and mantra to help the practitioner to find balance on all levels of beeing. This system is based on the concept of the mayakoshas - layers of being. According to traditional yoga scripture, we all function with not just one, but several bodies or Maya koshas: physical, energetic, emotional, mental, intellectual, bliss, fluctuating mind (chitta) and karmic layers. Through the practices of Universal Yoga we reach the balance between these layers, within each layer, and between the one and the world. I teach my classes in the tradition of Universal Yoga. They are often designed in a Mandala sequence, which will challenge your body, will invite your mind to stay present and bring you sense of calm and peace. I use mindfulness approach in my teaching; every asana and vinyasa become practice of dharana - concentration. By being here and now we are better able to see the patterns in the mind and body and we see more clearly what doesn't serve us anymore, what is just a habit that can be let go of. My goal as a yoga teacher is through various practices of yoga to help people to be at their optimal level of physical, mental and emotional health.
Our Yoga Immersion classes are for you if you're ready to deepen your practice and have your life enhanced by the innumerable and beautiful nuances of yoga. When you have an established practice (2-6 times per week for several months) your mind, body and spiritual well-being will benefit profoundly by adding in our Immersion classes. These classes give you, and the teacher, the time needed to take a more focused dive into the depths of this incredibly rich and varied practice. How often you weave these classes into your schedule is up to you, but we recommend you do so at least monthly. We strongly recommend you experience yoga with Keith, Marina, Sean, Katie, and Kat. Each of them brings their own knowledge, passion and style to their teaching and your own practice will benefit the most by experiencing them all. All four teachers will give you the opportunity to explore poses, breath, chanting, concentration and yoga dharma. You simply need to show up with a desire to learn and grow and with an open, flexible and curious attitude.

For students already practicing on a regular basis who wish to broaden their yoga.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Nov 19 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Keith Borden
  • Fri Nov 24 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Nov 26 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Keith Borden
  • Thu Nov 30 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Keith Borden
  • Fri Dec 01 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Dec 03 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Keith Borden
  • Thu Dec 07 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Keith Borden
  • Fri Dec 08 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Dec 10 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Keith Borden
  • Thu Dec 14 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Keith Borden
  • Fri Dec 15 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Marina Koyen
  • Sun Dec 17 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Keith Borden
  • Thu Dec 21 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Keith Borden
  • Fri Dec 22 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Marina Koyen