Hatha Yoga: For the classical Yogi, this style has simple and effective body movements that strengthen the back, firm the stomach, and redistribute body weight. Long Island yoga classes exercise stretch and tone the body. Endurance and flexibility are also enhanced. Asana (yoga postures) brings about deeper awareness of body, mind and soul. With stress relieved from the body, the mind becomes calmer and ready to focus. This becomes a fertile ground for meditation and the journey beyond.
Dynamic Yoga: To awaken and eliven
the body, Dynamic Yoga uses powerful postures, which are taught one at a time. Doing postures this way allows
space for mindful and compassionate emphasis on alignment and anatomy. It ensures
a safe and meaningful experience for all body types.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga: In this style of yoga, through carefully balanced sequence, the breath, form and movement are integrated. This creates a practice that is in harmony with our physical body. By invigorating the entire body, strengthening its weakest link, releasing internal knots and building up stamina, there is an increased energy, vitality and sense of freedom. A profound state of peace and relaxation is usually experienced after a Long Island Vinyasa Flow class.
Renew & Restore Yoga: This style focuses on deeply resting and revitalizing the physical body by providing support and comfort. These poses help trigger the parasympathetic nervous system, which is vital for maintaining a balance in the body. Crystal bowl sound healing, Reiki and essential oils are also used to deepen the restoration experience.
Eclectic Yoga: Various styles of yoga are generally combined into this class.
Yoga Nidra Meditation: Experience an investigative
inner journey that takes the practitioner beyond limiting beliefs and conditioning,
so that a contented life, free of conflict, anxiety, fear, dissatisfaction, and
suffering can be lived. In its ultimate form, Yoga Nidra is used to unravel the
sacred mystery of life and reveal the secret of enlightenment.
Yoga Day: This is Darshana's most popular event and is held only once a year, usually in February. This wonderful event offers free yoga classes on Long Island all day. Its a way for Yoga Darshana Center to bring yoga into the community. Asanas, meditation, free gifts, raffle drawings, discounted class packages, movies and much more.
Satsang: Spiritual seekers wishing to listen, speak and assimilate truth are welcomed to Satsang. If you have an inner itch for something that cannot be scratched, then it most likely is your Inner Soul calling. A Satsang may include: Prayer, Mantra, Scriptures, Devotional Singing, Uplifting Talk, Reflection, Meditation, Healing Circle, Support, Also Spiritual Movies, Outings, Retreats or more.
Half Day Retreats: Mostly offered in the summer, Yoga Darshana Center gives Salutations to the Sun at Robert Moses Beach during sunrise; continuing at the Center with organic mindful breakfast, kirtan, yoga postures, breathing and yoga nidra meditation. The emphasis will be on breaking through the barriers of mind and opening the heart to universal love.
Lectures: Lectures consist of educational, spiritual and inspirational topics, which include information about great lives, health, nutrition or yoga practices. Often included are documentaries or powerpoint presentations.
Kirtan: In this form of devotional chanting and singing, the practitioner is brought beyond limitations. Kirtan roots extend back over hundreds of years to India. It is a form of Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion) and has the power to open the doors of the heart. The singing is generally accompanied by musical such as guitar, flute, tambourines, bells, drums and more. The Kirtan leader sings the verse and the audience responds back. Kirtans have to power to invoke deep states of meditation and inner bliss.
Healing Circles: These special events are generally formed to help heal an individual who is suffering physically, mentally, and or emotionally. The recipient is placed on the healing table while the healers gathers around. The room is filled with love, compassion, healing and wholeness. The healing spirits and beings of light are invited into the room as well. The healers place their hands on various parts of the recipients body, allowing for a transference of healing from beyond.
Movies: All movies are geared toward an inspiration to further one’s spiritual practice.