Yoga Basics with Alessandra Lopes
Mondays 8:15-9:15 am.
Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced yogi seeking a return to the fundamentals, this class is for you! The pace of this class will honor newcomers and give attention to individual needs. Through basic breath practices and postures, we will explore yoga with a “beginner’s mind” – an attitude of openness. Recognizing that we all change moment to moment and day to day, Alessandra will invite you to stay present and move in a way that serves your body in the here and now.
Alessandra has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, teaching for the last 13 years, and loves sharing the simple joy of yoga with new students. She is an experienced body-worker and delights in both offering modifications and tailoring poses to meet individual needs. Alessandra is committed to creating a safe environment to move the body with care and mindfulness.
With Alessandra anyone of any age can practice yoga in an non-competitive way. Most importantly, she encourages you to practice self love while practicing yoga. Alessandra uses the holistic lifestyle approach in teaching. Her life’s purpose is to help others to access unlimited possibilities through yoga, healing, wellness and women’s gatherings.
Alessandra is a Brazilian yoga teacher who’s been teaching adults and kids in Hawaii for many years. She’s a certified Women’s Yoga Teacher and she was in the first group of Women’s yoga teachers to graduate in the U.S. She is also a certified Open Heart Yoga teacher from worldwide famous yoga instructor Dr. Melissa West, and she follows her teachings of Real Yoga for Real People. In addition to that, Alessandra teaches yoga for kids at Waialae Elementary school and small classes at the Kapiolani Park. Alessandra is also a health and wellness coach.
Alessandra has also created a class called ‘Brazilian Yoga Fusion” that is also a type of Women’s yoga mixing yoga strengthening movements with other exercises that target the areas that women like to work out hips, tights, glutes, abs and arms.