Private yoga lessons with Sonali Sadequee are a delivery of Alignment-based Trauma Conscious yoga. Her teachings on alignment are inspired by master teacher, Aadil Palkhivala, who comes from the B.K. S. Iyenger lineage of yogic sciences. She is also trained by David Emerson of the Trauma Center of Justice Resource Institute to bring her students a dynamic yoga journey that pays close attention to supporting her students to train and transform their nervous system with proper alignment, breath-work, and spirit-infused meditations. With many years experience supporting private clients, Sonali emphasizes safety and personal attention and instruction in her classes.
A “trauma sensitive” yoga class is taught differently from the yoga class we are familiar with in general yoga classes. A typical yoga class may not be comfortable or relaxing to a trauma survivor and in fact may feel dangerous and scary. A trauma survivor can be an adult survivor of childhood abuse, a domestic violence survivor, a survivor of sexual assault, someone who was in a horrible accident, or war veteran dealing with PTSD.
Alignment / Vinyasa Yoga
Engaging alignment principles that deepen postures powerfully and safely, along with breath-attuned movement and progressive sequencing to increase awareness and help you establish a sustainable practice. Our style is based on Purna yoga.
Awaken the energy-body and activate the chakra system while flowing through a carefully sequenced asana practice. Move through yoga forms, breath-work, and sometimes sounds that purify and reset each individual chakra located along the spine from the root (muladhara) chakra to the crown (Sahasrara) chakra. Transitions seamlessly from one to the next postures while learning about each chakra's individual qualities. Students are introduced to the higher 8th, 9th, and 10th chakras that reside above the physical body after they have completed their first 12 classes. The work in these higher chakras involve a deeper practice of breath-awareness, self-awareness, and meditation. This class is for all levels.