Yoga

The highest activity is to bring divine presence into your life. It produces eternal peace. Baba Hari Dass

If Ginger is around, you can schedule a class with her at no additional charge.

You can also schedule a private class with Ginger 

Yoga is for everyone and every body. In the West, yoga has become synonymous with the postures (asana). Yoga is much more than that. The purpose of yoga, as noted by the sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, is to still the mind. We still the mind to get in touch with our true nature, a reflection of the Divine. Yoga is presented as a knowledge-based, practical system of practice.

There are Eight Limbs (ashtanga) as laid out in this system of Raj Yoga:

  • Yama disciplines
  • Niyama observances
  • Asana postures
  • Pranayamabreath control
  • Pratyharawithdrawal of the senses
  • Dharana concentration
  • Dhyana meditation
  • Samadhi transcendental consciousness

Ginger, in her teachings, touches on all the limbs of yoga. Her group yoga classes include much more than a simple group of poses. She tailors the class to who is present and gives options to maximize the benefits of a pose or a practice. She always includes some philosophy behind the poses and explains what benefit they bring to the mind/body complex. She makes the class relevant to daily life. In individual sessions, Ginger uses her knowledge of Ayurveda and tailors the class to one’s particular needs. Since Ginger still teaches at Mount Madonna Institute, there are yoga classes only when she is in Guatemala.

A person can attain peace by simply developing good qualities. – Baba Hari Dass

Ginger Hooven

Ginger Kamalesh Hooven

E-RYT 500, YACEP (Yoga Alliance) ; Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (IAYT)

Ayurveda Practitioner (National Ayurveda Medical Association)

  • 2000 Ginger opened yogAntigua, the first yoga studio in La Antigua Guatemala
  • 2002-2004 Ginger completed a 700 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Georg Feuerstein (Yoga Research and Education Center) at Mount Madonna Center in Calfornia.
  • 2002 She began her studies with Master Yogi, Baba Hari Dass while a resident at the intentional community/yoga ashram, Mount Madonna Center. www.mountmadonna.org
  • 2004 – present Ginger is coordinator and teacher in the Mount Madonna Center and Institute’s Yoga Teacher Training programs, both 200 hour and 300 hour levels.
  • 2009 – Ginger is Instructor of yoga in the Mount Madonna Institute’s College of Ayurveda . Since 2011 she serves on the Curriculum Committee and the Board of Directors since 2014. www.mountmadonna.institute.org
  • 2009 -Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor (NAMA approved) 2011 – Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (NAMA approved) o2016 – Ginger earned a Master’s Degree in Ayurveda from the Mount Madonna Institute.

You can schedule a personal class with Ginger or bring a group for a weekend workshop. Ginger gives three to five day workshops in the following areas:

  • The Basics of Yoga
  • The Art of Adjustment
  • The Subtle (energetic) Body Effects of Yoga
  • Thread Ayurvedic Principles into Your Yoga Practice
  • An Eye to Assessment
  • Pranayama - Working with the Breath
  • Find Balance in Your Life with Yoga and Ayurveda
  • Relax, Rejuvenate and Renew
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Samkhya Philosophy and its Impact on Yoga and Ayurveda
  • Cooking and Eating Ayurvedically

The large glass walled room is surrounded by lush gardens that create a sense of tranquility to assist in finding that space of ease in your body, breath, and mind. Asana props are provided for use. If Ginger is in town, she will lead a morning meditation and/or asana (postures) class should you so desire.

If you would like to DONATE for the free class, there is a donation box for Namaste Direct, a local non-profit project which empowers and educates womento be self-reliant. (Namaste Direct).

If you walk on the wrong road, you cannot reach the right place. – Baba Hari Dass

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