Sangeeta Vallabhan’s All-Access Monthly
Sangeeta’s classes begin with philosophy structured for you to get the most out of your practice. The themes are chosen to be relevant to the students and to provide a point of comfortable and challenging inquiry. A well balanced vinyasa practice will follow, and there is always ample time for deep rest and a calm conclusion to practice.
Included in your membership:
2 Live Classes Per Week
- 7 day replays for all live classes
- Classes are typically held twice per week on Tuesdays, 8-9am and Thursdays, 12-1pm EST
- Live class times subject to change based on your teacher’s schedule and availability
- January | ahimsa
Ahimsa means non harming. It's original meaning of not harming has a disruptive quality to it. As a practice, the practitioner is working towards disrupting harm in as many ways as possible. Within their own life, the beings in their life and in their community.
- February | pranayama
Pranayama practices more focus on the inhales and exhales, and sometimes breath retention. This kind of focused breath work can slow us down and sometimes help stimulate the rest and digest signals in our body. Other practices can be quite challenging and involve a lot of control.
- March | discernment
Discernment is important within a yoga practice. Paying careful attention to who you study with, what you do in your practice and how it affects you. Discernment can allow us to be aware when something is worthwhile or not.
- April | svadhyaya
Svadhyaya involves studying yoga philosophy and scripture, and noticing the ways it can illuminate your life. As we move through different experiences and times in our lives, our level of maturity and engagement with the teachings will influence how we see things.
- May | savasana
Savasana allows for stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system. The part of your nervous system that signals rest and digestion. The same part that allows you to feel calm, rested and that your practice felt restorative.
- June | action
Yoga is action. This might conjure up an image of a challenging pose or a hard class. But no. This is about constantly doing things to challenge norms, especially unjust ones. To challenge others by not being afraid to speak up.
- July | revolution
About tiered pricing:
We believe in honoring the value of teaching and offering a practice that is accessible. Our tiered pricing system is self-determined. In deciding which price feels most appropriate to you, consider your social location (proximity to power and privilege), so that we can collectively move towards equity. If you are relatively stable financially, please pay the standard price. If you need to pay less for any reason, we encourage you to pay the community price.
A solid commitment to diversity, anti-racism, quality teaching and finding a path forward regarding cultural appropriation is the reason I joined The Connective. This cohort of movement professionals are caring, passionate and hardworking; they are the reason I stay. It’s a special thing to work with a group of teachers who are truly united in their values. I believe it is what keeps all our fires lit.
I’ve been teaching since 2003, and after some traumatic experiences, my teaching moved in a direction of being more understanding and trauma informed. Everyone experiences trauma, and everyone responds differently. It goes without saying there is trauma in the room of any group class. I wanted my teaching to gain the depth that is necessary to truly be a sensitive and empathetic teacher. Teachers take many forms, and I’ve been lucky to have had some skilled gems guide my path.
My classes are vinyasa practices, with an emphasis on breath and philosophy. Monthly themes are set up to give the students inspiration to work with as they move and breathe. As a practitioner, I’ve always found the most moving practices include much more than asana. I aim to offer that to my students, even as we interact virtually. To deal with the chaos of the world, we wind down for at least ten minutes at the end of each class.
(Photo credit: Marguerite Seger)