Friday 9:15-10:30 am
Find strength, stability, relaxation, and maybe even a bit more balance! This slow-paced, steady flow class enables students of all levels to engage in mindful movement. As you move through asana (posture) sequences, your teacher guides you through mindful body scanning to connect more deeply with the body, the breath, and the mind.
The class incorporates:
- Meditation (dhyana)
- Breathwork (pranayama)
- Sun salutations (surya namaskar)
- A combination of static holds and flows between poses (asana)
- Deep relaxation (savasana)
- Sound Healing (mantra chanting and nada Brahma, sacred sound)
The teacher helps students to focus on the alignment and form in order to supports the body’s structure and its many internal systems. Students learn to modify the practice level as needed to meet their personal needs.
This class integrates Sanskrit chanting (mantra) and Sound Healing with sacred instruments such as Tanpura and Tibetan singing bowls to enhance resonance and support the cultivation of a sound mind and sound body.
We seek harmony in body, mind, and soul.
Zeny Ogrisseg E-RYT 500, YACEP, AWC (Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor)
Zeny is a Yoga Educator, Musician, Sound Healer and Sri Vidya Practitioner. With a mixed heritage that includes Punjabi Indian, Filipino and Spanish, Zeny was raised in a culturally and spiritually diverse home. Her first yoga experience was listening to her mom chanting “Om” when she was a child.
Zeny’s yoga teaching emphasizes alignment, core stability, balance and deep stretching for the hips and shoulders. Her favorite poses are backbends, because they help open the heart. Zeny’s classes are noted for their depth in alignment, practical philosophy and rich spirituality.
She has traveled extensively all over India, studying Yoga, Tantra, Mantra and Ayurveda. She is certified at the highest level recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Yoga Teacher Trainer, conducting 200 and 500 Hour Yoga Trainings through her school Hawaii School of Yoga. Her teachers include Guru Karunamaya, former head priest at Devipuram temple, a lineage holder of Sri Vidya, one of the most ancient Indian spiritual traditions whose main icon is the Sri Yantra; Swami Khecharanatha, a lineage holder of Kundalini Sadhana (derived from Kashmir Shaivism) and founder of Rudramandir in Berkeley, CA; and Russil Paul (Anirud Jaidev), recording artist, music producer and author of the book “The Yoga of Sound.”
Inspired by one of India’s greatest Yogi’s, Sri Aurobindo, who was the first to say “All Life is Yoga”, Zeny promotes the yogic way of life, not just the practice on the mat. Her own daily practice involves meditating and chanting daily, studying the source texts of yoga, practicing Sri Vidya, and teaching yoga classes.
With a passion for sacred music, Zeny plays the piano, harp, harmonium and Tibetan singing bowls. And her main instrument is her voice. She has a gift for Sanskrit chanting and conducts kirtan and chanting sessions all over Oahu.
In her free time, Zeny enjoys spending time at the beach with her family, and cooking Indian food… of which cauliflower pakoras are a particular favorite!
Directions for getting to the online Zoom class:
1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class on in MindBody / on our website. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.
2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are new to Zoom.
3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.