Class 1: September 2019
“Hey everyone my name is Germaine and I go by Tazz. Happy to be apart of the Science and Magic cohort. I grew up dancing and have been training professionally for 15yrs. Joined Your Yoga and stuck with them until their closing in early 2019. Decided to become a teacher to dive deeper into what yoga is. You’ll see a lot of similarities in the sequences to the training I received. The focus is on building heat, combined with a continuous flow, and opportunities to be present in the moment. The playlist starts with some Binaural tones, then shifts to music with lyrics and closes with singing bowls. I hoping the class is a gift to you and your body. I look forward to getting feedback on what works and what could be better. Thank you all for being a part of this. I hope you all enjoy!” -Tazz
Click HERE for Tazz’s playlist - hit ‘play’ on the video at the same time, adjust volume as needed
Conscious Creation happens in the moment, not the past nor the future. What is happening in the moment for you and how can you create the next one?
This class is directly from my yoga training. It offers opportunity to drop in with a beginning meditation. Gets you moving and builds heat. Then it brings you to the floor to get some good stretching in. Coming to a close with a resting pose and a final meditation.
Class 2: September 2019
I am excited to continue to incorporate the Science & Magic curriculum into my yoga offerings! I typically begin class with Natural Breath Awareness, giving ourselves time to transition into our practice. I sometimes include gentle flow/dynamic movement before guiding students through a number of restorative movements and postures, including the Pawanmuktasana Series (synovial joint movements). Breath is a priority that I emphasize as students are guided through different movements and shapes with their bodies. Class closes with about 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, an active form of rest where the body sleeps while the awareness remains alert and present. Yoga Nidra creates the opportunity for students to release subconscious tension on a very subtle level. Thank you for joining me, and I look forward to sharing this space together! ~Meg
Click HERE for Meg’s playlist - hit ‘play’ on the video at the same time, adjust volume as needed
As the presence of tension leaves the body, what is it that you’d like to invite into that space? Create a visual reminder of what it is you’d like to consciously create -- perhaps write a one-word reminder and taping it on your mirror, or find an image from a magazine that reminds you of what you’d like to evoke in your life.
Class begins with Natural Breath Awareness in a gentle heart-opening posture. Moving through the Pawanmuktasana series, students are invited to find modifications that work best in the body. Students are invited to consider their Sankalpa during the practice of Yoga Nidra, a short positive statement of intent for conscious creation.
(0- 3:00) Introduction to class
(3:00-11:30) Heart-opening posture for Natural Breath Awareness
(11:30-13:45) Cat/cow/intuitive spinal movements
(13:45-16:45) Breath centered movements with Child’s Pose
(16:45-41:00) Pawanmuktasana movements and spinal twist
(41:00-end) Yoga Nidra with Sankalpa
MEET YOUR SCIENCE & MAGIC YOGA TEACHERS
MEG VEITENHEIMER: Yoga Nidra Specialist
Meg has been practicing yoga for about a decade, and teaching for just over five years. She found yoga through seated meditation, and received her 230-hour RYT Vinyasa teacher training in 2014 at Your Yoga in Minneapolis. Meg now specializes in Yoga Nidra and Restorative after receiving her 100-hour certification in 2017 while she was living in New Zealand. Yoga has given her the gift of feeling further at home within herself, and she is grateful for all the opportunities to share these powerful practices.
Meg's priority as a teacher is empowering students to reconnect to their most true self. Through specific breathing methods and movement instruction, Meg encourages students to develop a witness perspective to what arises in the body, mind, heart, and spirit.
TAZZ GERMAINE LINDSAY: Yoga Teacher
Tazz grew up dancing with his family and started training at Perpich Center for Arts Education (PCAE) at age 15. PCAE introduced him to various styles such as ballet and modern dance. As a mentee of Stephen Reynolds, who has choreographed and performed with Cirque du Soleil, he traveled nationally to perform. This trend continued during his time at the University of Minnesota.
The Dance program at the U of M was lead by local professional dance company directors such as Toni Sands-Pierce of TU, Carl Flink of BLM and Dr. Ananya Chatterjea of Ananya Dance Theatre. When Tazz wasn't training or in class he was off performing in local shows. It was during his time at the U of M that Tazz found yoga. Your Yoga was his first yoga home and he practiced on and off for 8yrs.
After completing his 200hr training Tazz has hit the ground running. He combined yoga and dance to create his current practice, a flow that feels like you're dancing. His class is designed to build heat to purify, bring awareness to the breath and body, invite self- study, and remind you to love who you are in the moment.