Teaching location: New Orleans, LA
Contact this teacher: firstname.lastname@example.org
View teacher’s personal site: http://dayayogashala.blogspot.ca/
About the teacher: Tracey is a yankee transplant that has adjusted well to southern soil. She has degrees and certifications in Anthropology, Creative Writing, Massage, and Yoga, She doesn’t think that any of those diplomas really matter, except that they provide a diverse foundation on which her yoga practice and teaching is based. She is trained in Integral Yoga and Swan River Yoga, and her classes are flow-based, meditative, and intense. She draws inspiration from all the teachers she’s had and the world around her, which makes her classes eclectic and constantly evolving. She doesn’t believe in yoga as a cult of personality, and she doesn’t like talking about herself in the third person, so if you want to learn more about Tracey, her classes, or her thoughts on the universe, check out www.dayayogashala.blogspot.com or email her at email@example.com.
Yoga Schedule (as of April 2013)
Tues 5-615pm Funky NOLA Hood Flow Fundamentals (I)
Weds 530-7pm Fair Grinds Punk Rock Flow (II)
Thurs 530-645pm Funky NOLA Punk Rock Flow (II)
Fris 6-715pm @ Swan River Yoga in the Marigny (above Feelings Cafe) Punk Rock Flow (II)
Sat Noon-130pm Fair Grinds Hangover Flow (I/II)
Sun 530-7pm Funky NOLA Hood Flow (I/II)
Pricing/Sliding Scale Details $7-$13
All classes are offered on a sliding scale, not depending on how much money you make, but depending on how much money you have to spend on things like yoga. Here are some ways of figuring out where you might fit on the sliding scale.
$7 Functionally unemployed and barely paying the bills. (Yoga is a for real luxury.)
$9 Financial unstable, but not destitute. (Yoga is part of your health care budget.)
$11 Comfortable, but not rich. (Yoga is relatively easily integrated into your budget.)
$13 Gainfully employed. ($13 is no big deal to spend on a class.)
If you are too poor to cobble together seven bucks for class, we can talk about it. Just email, text, or call in advance so we can work something out. If you have something to trade, make it something good. If you are more than gainfully employed and feeling generous, please consider purchasing a full or partial class scholarship for a less financially comfortable classmate.
All classes include a full 15 minute yoga nidra, or deep relaxation, at the end and a brief philosophical chat at the beginning. They are also vinyasa, or flow-based, which means that we move through the poses with the breath.
Hood Flow Philosophy
Hood Flow classes are designed to take into consideration the diverse people that populate the Fairgrounds neighborhood. Jargon will be kept to a minimum. Foreign lingo will be introduced and explained. Everyone is encouraged to come together in these classes, regardless of age, weight, color, creed, sexual preference, fitness level, national origin, or religious affiliation.
Hood Flow Fundamentals
This is a class for people new to yoga, or for those looking to brush up on some basic poses. We will move slowly and focus on getting into and out of poses safely and with proper alignment. We will learn how to incorporate the breath into the poses, and to move from one pose to the next with grace, ease, and comfort. Each week we will focus on one pose, skill, or short sequence. If you’re not new to yoga, this is an opportunity to work on the details of some of your basic poses.
Hood Flow (I/II)
This class will assume that you have some yoga experience, but no complex poses will be introduced without explanation. If you know the difference between Warrior I and Warrior II, you’re ready for this class. The class flow will be slow, but intense. We will start and end the class super slow and easy and sweat all the way through the middle.
Punk Rock Flow (II)
This is a vigorous, athletic class that is not for the weak-minded. That being said, most of the poses won’t be terribly complex, but you will hold them a long time. This a great class if you want to improve your strength and stamina. Philosophical concepts will be discussed from a straightforward, no bullshit point-of-view, and poses will be approached from the same perspective. Bring your own attitude.
Hangover Flow (I/II)
Out late last night? Weren’t we all? Time to pay the piper, friends. This is a class that will start out slow (in case you’re feeling queazy) and then build up heat to burn off all your excesses from the inside out. Tracey will speak softly and carry a big stick, you bring lots of water.