12:15-1:15pm, weekly Monday in the FEELING room.
This class designed to start the week with a midday pick-me-up and a return to conscious awareness of our divine nature. This class will offer modifications to suit all levels and will focus on breath, alignment, physical strengthening and opening the heart.
We will start with several seated warm-ups, move into some sun salutations, then standing poses, forward poses, some back-bending, inversions and twisting. All asanas will be taught in kranas, so we can engage the participant at any level. I will use props, such as blocks and straps, to assist yogis. The class will end with a restful savasana.
Facilitator: Endia Plunckett, firstname.lastname@example.org, grew up in a creative family and has always been artistic. Knowing she wanted a creative career, she received her BFA in illustration with a minor in art history from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1991. She then studied art therapy in Ohio, and began practicing yoga. In her early college career, Endia studied abroad in Italy and England, and her travel bug was sparked. After graduate school, she partnered in an import business, where she designed, created and traveled extensively for more than 10 years. Her designs for the shop included jewelry, clothing, leather goods, furniture, a personalized card line, home accessories, and her paintings. The shop won numerous awards in the Atlanta area, including best import shop and best exotic gifts in the Creative Loafing, and received recognition in the Atlanta journal Constitution, Southern Living Magazine, and Atlanta Magazine. Endia has exhibited her artwork in the Southeast including at the Savannah College of Art and Design Gallery and numerous small galleries and cafes, and her artwork is in the collections of IRS Records, Johnny Colt of the Black Crows, talk show host Bertice Berry, Peachtree Yoga Center, Yoga Samadhi, Balance Yoga Studio, and Atlanta Massage Studio, and she created an album cover for soul singer/ songwriter Vinx. Currently, Endia is a full time yoga instructor and artist, and she seeks to bridge her many interests of art and its history, Eastern philosophies, yoga, and travel through her paintings.