Lakshmi Norwood Yoga



All classes taught at Indigo Yoga in Walnut Creek


Friday, January 10, 7:00 - 8:30

Balakrama Refinement Course (prerequisites apply)

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:45 pm

Session I Tuesdays - January 7, 14, 21 & 28

Session I Thursdays - January 9, 16, 23 & 30

Session II Tuesdays - February 4, 11, 18 & 25

Session II Thursdays - February 6, 13, 20 & 27

Shadow Yoga Open Practice Session (all levels welcome)

Wednesday Mornings, 7:30 - 8:30 am

January 8, 15, 22 & 29

February 5, 12, 19 & 26

Intro to Balakrama, The First Prelude (all levels welcome)

Four Sundays, 9:00 - 10:15 am

January 19, January 26, February 2 & February 23

Intro to Chaya, The Second Prelude (Balakrama experience req)

Four Sundays, 7:30 - 8:45 am

January 19, January 26; February 2 and February 23

Shadow Yoga Basics (all levels welcome)

Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

January 22, January 29; February 5, 12, 19 and 26

Shadow Yoga Weekend (all levels welcome)

Friday, February 28, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 29, 7:00 - 9:00 am AND 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 1, 7:00 - 9:00 am

What Is Shadow Yoga?

Shadow Yoga is a comprehensive system of yogic sadhana (personal practice), created by Shandor Remete and taught by a small network of teachers around the world. Based on an understanding of internal energetic principles, Shadow Yoga is a progressive practice and begins with learning fixed sequences (preludes) which build strength and suppleness in the body, breath and mind. The prelude activity lays a solid foundation upon which to build and helps cultivate a mindset of patience and receptivity. As with other lineage traditions, Shadow Yoga is taught through direct, personal transmission from teacher to student. The trust and accountability that is cultivated in an ongoing teacher-student relationship can bring lasting transformation over time. Learn more about the school of Shadow Yoga and its founders at

Who can do Shadow Yoga?

With good instruction, Shadow Yoga can be adapted for anyone who is willing to engage patiently with it (in some cases, private sessions are recommended for a personalized approach). Students of all levels and backgrounds can attend the Wednesday evening Shadow Yoga Basics class to get a feel for the activity and Lakshmi's instructional style. Courses and workshops will specify whether or not experience is required. Students who have been exposed to the introductory activity will be encouraged to learn the first prelude, Balakrama. If you have specific questions or injuries, please contact Lakshmi directly.

Where do I start?

Shadow Yoga is a progressive system, and new students should begin with the Shadow Yoga Basics class (Wednesday evenings) or one of the "all levels" offerings. Eventually the first Shadow Yoga prelude (the Balakrama) is learned, and from that point the student and teacher work together to determine the appropriate path forward. While the introductory material may be learned in a public class, everything that follows is best learned in the structure of a course, which typically run in four-week sessions. The course format cultivates steady focus, a deeper commitment on the part of both teacher and student, and a higher level of general learning.


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