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Foundational Yoga

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07/14/2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
RSY Surya Room

You've heard so much about yoga. You know it's supposed to be great for you - make you fit, flexible, focused and obliterate stress. But you don't know where to start (or what it actually is). Or maybe you've done the videos, but you're not sure what you are doing is OK.

At Rising Sun Yoga, we are your beginners' and beyond oasis. We'll guide you, step-by-step, as you discover this wonderful practice. A great way to continue your practice after you have immersed your self in the Intro to Yoga Course is with this simple and friendly class. Each class may cover:

Simple breathing exercises that are common to our practice;

Foundational yoga postures and how to adapt them to your abilities and needs;

Meditation techniques to reduce stress;

How to breathe so that you may link postures together and never feel out-of-breath.

We repeat things a lot so you are sure to learn them. And, we also make time to teach you how to modify the postures to accommodate your body and its unique needs.

We accommodate everyone...those who are new and have no experience, those with little experience, those who have not done yoga in a long time, those who want a refresher, and those who love working the foundational aspects.

This is a Continuous Class (you can join in at any time).

Aphinya Deley
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Aphinya Deley is an E-RYT (Experienced registered yoga teacher) 200 & RYT 500.

She has been practicing yoga since 2001, earned her certification in 2005, and passionately continues advancing her knowledge, her practice, and her teachings.

Aphinya’s primary consideration is to instruct students to practice yoga from a place of empowerment and well-being. She is renowned for her skill to break down challenging postures into component parts and teach them progressively so that her students can practice at their level. She challenges her students to understand the mechanics of their physical bodies, while providing guidance for those who choose to deepen a spiritual practice. She is also known for creative sequencing, and real-life philosophy. She is celebrated for a teaching style that is precise, inspired and cheerful.

Moreover, she enjoys working with her students in private, one-on-one sessions, where she may apply her deep knowledge of yoga to the individual's specific situation. Students may expect to learn valuable techniques to ease the body, encourage well-being, and unlock new depths while practicing yoga.

Aphinya has a great sense of humor and is easy going. She is enthusiastic about health (mind/body/spirit), cooking, reading, practicing yoga, appreciating life and all the challenges that come with it.

Aphinya offers both group and private classes. For private classes, please email her at or call 716-704-9997 to set up your sessions. 1 private session is $60, 3 private sessions are $165 and 5 private sessions are $250

Some free yoga tips which you can practice at home, please visit her YouTube channel.

“I met Aphinya about two years ago when I took an introduction to yoga class with her. I had been taking pilates for many years on and off and thought I knew what yoga was all about. I assumed it was the same poses – just holding them longer. After my first session with Aphinya, I realized how wrong I was! She explained and demonstrated the poses the way they are supposed to be done and my body felt it more in that one session than ever before. She is a master yoga instructor. Her demonstrations on how to align your body so that you are focusing on the right muscles is amazing to me. She has taught me that yoga is not only physical but spiritual and mindful as well. I always knew that I controlled the thoughts in my mind and not the other way around. Aphinya lives that and helps her students remember that as well. Every time I leave a session with her, I feel stronger physically, mentally and emotionally. I feel blessed to have found such an authentic teacher who is so sincere, kind and patient. Her passion for what she does comes through every single time I work with her. Thank YOU, Aphinya!” Paula Terranova