Slow Flow and Meditation at the Down Dog


This class is taught by:

Suzie Atkin

In 2006, due to the nudging of a good friend, I haphazardly stumbled into a 6-week Kundalini Yoga workshop. I had no idea why we were doing weird breathing exercises and making odd noises, but I was fascinated and intrigued. It was such a different experience from my fast paced, stress filled life where it was easier to keep moving then to sit, be still and be with what was there. And I clearly wasn’t ready. For years afterward I took the harder path: climbing ladders, never stopping, burning out.

And then, as it happens, tragedy struck. As Elizabeth Lesser puts it: “Some of us need a cataclysmic event to find our way toward ‘the center of our own existence’”. So when I finally came back to Yoga, it was with a deep need for healing. And through that healing I have found my Wholeness, which, for me, is finding joy in every bit of this life experience. There is no question that life has difficulty. And yet, through continually cultivating awareness and equanimity, we become able to, as Buddha says, “rest like a giant tree in the midst of it all”. I’m grateful for the beautiful, simple technology of Yoga to expand my perspective and chip away at the calcification of life’s conditioning so I can see clearly and respond from a place of centeredness and love. And it is from this place of love that I humbly share this knowledge and experience with others. Because, truly, we are all connected and in this together. - Namaste.

Off the mat, Suzie enjoys mountain biking and cycling, adventures in the woods, cuddling with her dog, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Ginger Davidson

"In 2000 I took my first yoga class. I hated it. I was sore, I could barely do downward dog and what was with all the breathing. (I grew up with severe asthma and allergies I hated it when people told me to breathe!) But I LOVED Savasana—a chance to meditate, listen for the divine, be STILL! I had taken a course on meditation and Buddhism in college and had been meditating for a few years and loved the difference it made in my peace of mind. I was hooked, surely the other stuff would get easier, right? In 2002 I began to practice regularly in my home, and my journey to growth took on a whole new life of its own. Yoga has helped me recover and heal from a major trauma to my body. Yoga helped me to quit smoking in my earlier years of the practice. Yoga has helped me to understand the true difference between a reaction and a response. The added benefit was that my body transformed with my mind. My story to teaching stems from my desire and passion to help others heal in all aspects of their lives. Take some time with me on Tuesdays at 5:45 at Yoga Story’s Down Dog to flow and find some healing, some growth and foster some stillness for your own peace of mind. ”

Ginger Davidson has been a yogi for the last 17 years and has been in the Yoga Story community as a teacher since 2015. Her vinyasa classes focus on alignment, breath work and meditation. Off the mat Ginger likes to spend time with her family camping, hiking, and playing music. She also enjoys spending time and making music with friends during an annual pilgrimage to her hometown in Winfield, Kansas for the Walnut Valley Festival every September.

A slower paced practice with 45 minutes vinyasa yoga and 15 minutes of guided meditation.  This practice will emphasize the fundamentals of meditation and emphasize proper alignment in poses for each individual body.
 
Great for all levels of practice, especially those wanting to deepen their meditation practice. Compliments more rigorous practices.
 
Registration capped at 12.  This class is taught at The Down Dog.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 24 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Suzie Atkin
  • Tue Oct 31 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Nov 07 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Nov 14 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Nov 21 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Nov 28 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Dec 05 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Dec 12 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Dec 19 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Dec 26 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Jan 02 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Jan 09 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Jan 16 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Jan 23 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Jan 30 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Feb 06 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Feb 13 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson
  • Tue Feb 20 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ginger Davidson


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