Laurie Ahlemann has been practicing and teaching Vinyasa Flow yoga on Long Island since 1999. She is certified at the 500 hour level in the ISHTA yoga style. She attended the Be Yoga 500 hour certification program in New York City under the guidance of Alan Finger, founder of Ishta yoga (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayuveda.) She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 experienced registered yoga teacher). Laurie also studied Raja Yoga Meditation at the Brahma Kumaris Spiritual Center in Great Neck, Long Island for two years. These principles are applied in her guided meditation classes. She also attended a Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Corina Benner of Wake Up Yoga. In addition, she is a Reiki Master and a Master/Teacher of Magnified Healing. Laurie has also studied Anatomy and the philosophy of breath under Leslie Kaminoff at The Breathing Project in NYC. She is currently studying Bhakti Sastri through the Bhaktivedanta College. Laurie teaches a class that is energetically balanced with a breath-oriented flow that places focus on how to properly align the body to create easefulness and strength in the physical postures while creating a safe space for students' to move deeper inward. Laurie's classes meet each student where they are on their journey whether it be working toward deeper physical postures or uncovering the beauty and Divine Love that lives within.
Laurie instructs the following:
Principles of Alignment
This class consists of anatomical and breath-oriented focus in a non-flowing sequence. Each class focuses on how to properly align the body to create easefulness and strength in the physical postures while creating a safe space for students to move deeper into awareness of movement in a very mindful way. For the beginning student, a strong foundation of alignment principles will be set while the more advanced student will enhance their understanding of these principles leading to stronger and more easeful advanced practice.The format of this class will be based upon the learning style, level of ability and range of motion of each student. Individual postural assessment will be included as well.
Yin Yoga is a series of floor poses held for a longer duration of time in order to lengthen the connective tissues of the body. This helps us maintain a healthy range of motion in our joints and allows for the flow of Prana (vital life energy) to move through us. This practice is a great counter to the more active practices especially for athletes or those working through injuries because it brings the body back into optimal alignment. This alignment allows for more flexibility and stamina leading to heightened performance of any activity. Yin yoga is suitable for all levels of students.
Candle Light Yoga
Finish the week and leave all your stress behind as you look forward to the weekend. A great way to de-stress from the work week and kick your weekend off on the right note! This class is done by candlelight with great music (all levels).
Journey to Love
Journey to Love – monthly meditationThe quest for love can be intriguing, difficult and sometimes feel nearly impossible to attain. But what if there was a roadmap to get you there – a pathway that could lead you right to the love you are hoping to find?It is possible to uncover the pathway that exists right within you, the place where all the answers are hiding just waiting to be revealed. We will begin with an interactive discussion about different types of love and the many layers of consciousness that restricts us from finding it. Each month we will build on to these concepts and share our experiences. There will be a 30-minute heart-centered meditation and then time after to discuss the experience or ask questions. Everything that you seek is already inside you – this work will just help you bring it to the surface. When: First Wednesday of every monthTime: 7:30 – 9:00 PMCost: $20