Most of the classes offered at her Jax Beach Yoga studio are taught by Joyce Savitz, Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher.
Yoga 1 is intended for the brand new beginner, yet many people enjoy staying at that level for many years. It will prepare students to move to a higher level (Yoga2), and Yoga 2 prepares for Intermediate class. All classes are taught in 10/12-week progressive series (this means that one class builds on the next). By the end of the ten weeks, students have a more clear understanding of the poses that were taught and feel more confident in their yoga practice. In any class, variations are taught to meet all the students’ needs.
Our goal is for You to feel the GREATNESS within you!
This is the beginning level of Anusara Yoga Classes. You will learn the Universal Principles of Alignment (developed by John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga).
The class will start with a short guided meditation which will teach you to pay attention to your breath, your body mechanics while sitting and to recognize the Greatness within you! We then move into some simple warm- up poses that open the hips (Rajakapotasona prep), hamstrings (Supta Padangusthasana), as well opening the upper body (Cactus, Salabhasana, Setubandhasana).
The beginning sequence moves toward standing poses such as warrior 1 and 2 (Virabhadrasana), extended side pose (Parsvakonasana). We then move in some abdominal strengtheners, back strengtheners and end with seated poses such as: Janu Sirsasana, BaddhaKonasana, Supta Balasana. The class ends with Savasana. You will leave feeling rejuvenated yet relaxed. Many people state that they sleep the best on the days of their yoga classes.
This is a step up from the beginner class. We start with sitting and tuning into our true essence and take that intention into our practice. We warm up with simple poses and move right into sun salutations (Surya Namaskar) followed by standing poses that are held longer and in more advanced variations. Inversions such as handstand (Vrikshasana) and forearm balance Vrischikasana) are taught at this level but variations that are less challenging are always available for those who are not comfortable with going upside down. Backbends in many variations as well as forward bends and arm balances are taught in this level. We end with a short meditation and/or savasana.
This level is a step up from level 2. It is expected that the student has more of an understanding of the Universal Principles of Alignment developed by John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga, and has experience in sun salutations as well as standing poses and inversions. In every level we always give variations for students who have anxiety or health issues about more advance poses. This level will also work with more advance backbends and forward bends. We end with meditation and savasana.
This is a 90 minute flow class includes warm-up poses, sun salutations, handstand, standing poses, hip openers and arm balances, backbends, forward bends and twist, cool-down poses, meditation and savasana. It is more challenging and Joyce is talking and teaching the class from her mat. Students with some experience in Yoga seem to really enjoy this class. Some experienced Level 1 students (that really want to go for it) have come and had a great experience. We all enjoy this class in that it flows from one pose to the next. We concentrate on what we have learned during the week in the progressive classes and put it to the test! Please email Joyce to make a reservation for this class or call the morning of the class.
This is a session where you work with Joyce on a one-on-one basis and work with any physical therapeutic problems. Joyce can set up a program that is built around your specific physical needs. This is also great for those who prefer one-on-one to a class atmosphere. Joyce will give you notes to remind you of the things learned during the session.