Onkar Adi Kaur (Ilaiza Cochrane)
Ilaiza Cochrane (Onkar Adi Kaur) began doing yoga after an injury left her with chronic back pain. Yoga brought relief both physically and mentally as she discovered the many hidden gifts that yoga brought into her life in body, mind and spirit. She is a 500 E- RYT ( Registered Yoga Teacher) trained in traditional Astanga whose classes focus on strength building and alignment. Ilaiza is a firm believer in finding balance in a practice. Having started with gentler practices, the quiet and inner modalities of Yin and Restorative yoga are her passion. She is a Senior Fitness Specialist certified through NASM, National Association of Sports Medicine and a registered Silver Sneakers instuctor certified to bring yoga to senior adults. She has taught hot Gosh lineage sequence, facilitates yoga Nidra, and is a Master Reiki Healer. She is certified to teach Barre, trained in Mat Pilates, and PWR Parkinson's Wellness Recovery. She is presently studying Kriya Yoga through The Self-Realization Fellowship in the tradition of Prahamanansa Yogananda.
Onkar Adi Kaur (Ilaiza Cochrane) instructs the following:
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
Yoga is a spiritual practice yoking the body, the mind, and the spirit. Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness, delivers you to YOU by clearing and balancing the chakras while building strength and releasing the energy located at the base of your spine. In this class you will focus on breath (pranayama), physical movement (asana), chanting (mantra) and meditation.
Kundalini yoga is the pathway to a happy and healthy life through balancing the blood and brain chemistry, and creating a flow of feel-good hormones in the body. Meditation brings us to state of peace by connecting to the divine within. Ancient technologies for modern times!
Experience Restorative yoga through breath awareness, gentle movements to relax muscles, and supported poses. All poses can be supported by props with modifications as needed. This practice will encourage the body into deep relaxation and total comfort in order to release tension, cultivate awareness of one's own inner stillness and peace, and elicit your own body's intelligence to aid in the healing process. All levels welcome.
Relax and go deep with this slow-paced, passive class as you work into the connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) and increase circulation and flexibility.
A fun and invigorating yoga class, based on linking movement with breath. An energizing flow infused with sun salutations, standing postures and some of the more basic arm balances, inversions and backbends. The teachers keep these classes lively with music and new and interesting postures; no two classes are the same! All stages of the posture are explained so that all levels feel welcome.