Lakshmi Norwood Yoga


Current Offerings . . . 

Shadow Yoga 101, Building the Foundation

Saturday, October 24, 10:00 - 11:30 am

In-person, outdoors @ Indigo Yoga


A brief overview of Shadow Yoga, designed for new students. Serves as an entry point for interested students, and a prerequisite for learning the Shadow Yoga preludes. Open to all levels and backgrounds.

Introduction to Balakrama, the First Shadow Yoga Prelude

Saturday, October 31 @ 10:00 - 11:30 am

In-person, outdoors @ Indigo Yoga

Preludes form the basis of learning in the Shadow Yoga system. 

The Balakrama, or “Step to Strength,” corrects blockages in the feet and lower structure through an emphasis on dynamic, weight-bearing activity. Patient engagement with the Balakrama builds strong, rhythmic breathing, internal firmness and suppleness in mind and body.

Four-Session Balakrama (prerequisites or instructor permission)

In-person, outdoors @ Indigo Yoga

Saturday, November 14 @ 10:00 - 11:15 am

Saturday, November 21 @ 10:00 - 11:15 am

Saturday, December 5 @ 10:00 - 11:15 am

Saturday, December 12 @ 10:00 - 11:15 am

Shadow Yoga Practice Session (For students in a prelude course)

Mondays, 7:30 - 8:30 am via ZOOM (Indigo Yoga)

Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 am via ZOOM (Indigo Yoga)

Balakrama, Ongoing course (prequisites apply)

In-person, outdoors @ Indigo Yoga

Sundays, 9:00 - 10:15 am 

Chaya Yoddha Sanchalanam, Ongoing course (prerequisites apply)

In-person, outdoors @ Indigo Yoga

Tuesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Karttikeya Mandalam, Ongoing course (prerequisites apply)

In-person, outdoors @ Indigo Yoga

Sundays, 7:30 - 8:45 am

COVID-19 Precautions

In-person classes are held outside in a shaded, tented area, with students situated at least six feet apart. Face masks required until you are settled on your mat. Space is limited; please register ahead of time. Occasionally classes will be transferred to ZOOM due to inclement weather or air quality. We try to make this decision as early as possible, but please check with the studio if you are unsure.

What Is Shadow Yoga?

Shadow Yoga is a comprehensive system of yogic sadhana (personal efforts on one's chosen path) developed by Shandor Remete and Emma Balnaves, and taught by a small network of teachers around the world. As with other self-cultivating arts, Shadow Yoga requires a progressive approach to learning (vinyasa krama) that begins with fixed forms. Shadow Yoga is learned in a course-based arrangement rather than a public, drop-in class format. Learn more about the school of Shadow Yoga and its founders at

Where do I start?

All students begin with an introductory session before learning the prelude forms, which are taught in courses of varying lengths. The commitment facilitates deeper learning, better retention and a sense of ownership for both student and teacher.

Who can do Shadow Yoga?

Generally, Shadow Yoga can be adapted for anyone who is willing to engage it patiently. In the case of chronic or serious injury, however, individual instruction may be appropriate. Lakshmi has additional training in therapeutic yoga, which can be adapted to a wide range of injuries and illness.


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