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Welcome! And thank you for being here. I am based primarily in New Haven CT. You can find me there or traveling to teach and to continue my studies. Influenced by several traditions, styles and teachers, my alignment-based classes are a decisive blend of what speaks to me and is at the forefront of my personal practice. My major influences include ParaYoga, Katonah Yoga, ParaYoga Nidra, and my continued studies with my mentor, Elena Brower. I am honored to travel and assist at many of Elena’s retreats and workshops and have learned so much from her along the way. In my classes you’ll find emphasis on pranayama (breath) practices. I ask that we become more sensitive and specific with how we place our bodies and how we relate to ourselves. The practice asks us to learn to understand ourselves a little bit better and build this heightened sense of awareness. When we work to first become more stable we can move more easily from a place of equanimity and neutrality, moving into depth comes more easily. Classes aim to help us work towards living with more awareness so any form of external turbulence doesn’t throw us from our stable ground. When we strengthen and stabilize ourselves; we become more buoyant, light, and serene. It's a privilege to create sustainable, mindful practices to increase longevity, resilience, and agility in every part of ourselves and our life.


Class Descriptions:

Dynamic Hatha

My favorite way to practice. This class is a blend of a few different styles of yoga that I love and study. You’ll generally find Katonah method, ParaYoga practices and breathwork. A strong practice, profound in its simplicity, creating balance and fluidity. We work to become more skillful in our asana, focusing the functions of poses, safe alignment and sound architecture; orienting our bodies. With that comes better awareness of breath, prana and energy. These classes are open level are accessible for all students.  The practice is great to increase strength, agility and grace, in our bodies, minds and breath.

ParaYoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra translates to sleep with awareness, it's a deep dive into the self bringing us to rest in peace and supreme stillness. Yoga Nidra is the highest practice of self care. It is beneficial for us on many levels, think; relaxing, healing and even manifesting. Yoga tradition teaches that there is a part of us that is timeless, always present and at ease, The Yoga Nidra practice. shows us that piece.  Practice consists of simple movement followed by 30 - 40 minute Parayoga nidra practice. 

Gentle/Candlelit

Candlelit or Deep Gentle classes are time to reset, unwind and let go. Classes are meant to create a greater sense of ease and rest in the body and our minds. Emphasis is on nourishing and nurturing ourselves. We move through practice at a more gentle pace, with opportunities to rest in postures, releasing tension and relaxing heart. Often class is peppered with restorative yoga and ends with a long Savasana or Yoga Nidra.

Restorative  

Restorative yoga is a simple, healing and profound.  Supported poses offer us the opportunity to linger quietly and savor the simple sweetness of life, freeing the breath and prana, allowing the mind to return to its natural freedom. Classes end with a long silent Savasana or a  Short form Yoga Nidra practice. This practice always leaves us nourished and well rested.

Heated Flow

The Heated Flow class is akin to Dynamic Hatha, only in a heated room. Ample time is given to reground and reorient after creating heat and energy.

Private & Group Instruction

Private and group instruction available at your home. Email for more information yoga@verred.com


Everyone talks about the connection between breath and body, but in Verred’s classes the precise, loving attention she guides you to pay to each part of yourself truly becomes a meditation. As someone who practiced yoga and meditated for many years before meeting Verred, her subtle yet exact physical cues and teaching of relaxation, ease, and stillness are continually fresh and moving for me. Every time I practice with her, I leave feeling a great peace.
— Aliza Kreisman