Yoga in Akumal

by Marti Johnston (November 2011)

What a pleasure to share our November schedule, fulfilling wishes and requests that have been coming my way.

First of all, for those who are ready to make their first step onto the mat, we now have a Beginners Hatha class! If you are an absolute beginner, this is for YOU! A beautiful development and one that spreads our roots as a yoga community. Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Two additional classes ideal for beginners (everybody really) is Sasha's Yin class, Thursday's 6-7:30 p.m., and the Centering practice, now at 8:30 a.m on Fridays.

On the other side of the spectrum, we have delineated 3 classes a week for experienced practicitioners to get a good rocked-out practice. Maybe that will mean arm balances and inversions, maybe that will mean more mantras and meditation (deep diving), maybe even rockin' vinyasa.

We do have some new teachers on the schedule: Christine Furler slipped in under low season auspices and is offering a Jivamukti class (a beautiful strong practice), Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m. Victor Varana has been teaching in Tulum and Playa for some time now and is bringing his own Alquimia Yoga to us: Two different practices, two different days 7-8:15 a.m. Thursdays are Progressive Yoga Flow and Saturdays 8:30-10 a.m. are Warrior Arts Vinyasa (yes, he will kick it with this one!). And latest breaking news is Karl Saliter, another Playa yogi, is visiting Akumal as an Ondarte Resident Artist and has agreed to offer a 7:00 a.m. class Wednesday mornings Hatha/Vinyasa!

As we are on hold to know whether our beloved Michael Stewart will be able to make it this season, we welcome the men/man energy to balance out our studio offerings.

Also, please spread the word: Leticia teaches two classes weekly in Spanish by donation only! Monday and Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:00 p.m. A wonderful opportunity for many in our community!

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