Given the rapidly changing and uncertain landscape of Covid-19, I am suspending my Well Within classes at Quarry Arts for at least a few weeks.
I do not come to this decision lightly. As I hope you know, I am committed to holding a space of wellness. I will stay in touch with you as the situation unfolds.
Well Within Yoga classes are offered in a nurturing, supportive environment designed to foster greater self-awareness through joyful and creative living. We focus on the connection between body, heart, mind and spirit to create healing and true wellness. Well Within Yoga partners with you in support of multiple dimensions of health—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. With Well Within Yoga, you learn:
Weaving together elements from the Kripalu and Viniyoga traditions, Maruti's classes are gentle, mindful and easeful, with an inward, breath-centered focus.
Slow, controlled movement into and out of postures, combined with staying in postures, leads to greater strength, stability and flexibility.
The breath initiates and facilitates mindful movement and inner calm. These classes are suitable for students of all body types and levels of flexibility.
Maruti is a certified Advanced Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist with 30-plus years of practice and training in the areas of yoga, yoga therapy, meditation, massage, and natural foods cooking. She has trained with and continues to study with renowned Viniyoga therapist and teacher Gary Kraftsow. Maruti previously directed a yoga and massage center in Pennsylvania and was a part-time member of the teaching staff at the Kripalu Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. She is committed to personal growth and with a warm, non-judgmental approach creates a safe and supportive environment that invites self-exploration and self-acceptance.
All classes are suspended for a few weeks
due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday 12–1:15 p.m.
Wednesday 9–10:15 a.m.
Wednesday 5:30–6:45 p.m.
Thursday 12–1:15 p.m.
Single class $17.00
Yoga pass 8 classes* $112.00
* Can be used for any 8 classes within 10 weeks.
I have practiced various forms of yoga for over 40 years and personally know the benefits of all. While all yoga approaches have supported me, no yoga practice has personally benefited me more than the Kripalu approach. This gentle stretching, mindful breathing, and non-judgmental self-acceptance has supported me through very demanding and stressful career years, and later in retirement through unexpected body injuries and physical challenges. I have practiced with Maruti for 15 years.
Over more than 7 years, Maruti’s gentle yoga has increased my quality of life by reducing my neuromuscular pain. Under her instruction, I was encouraged to embrace each movement at my own comfort level while gently stretching and breathing. Through her guidance, I learned to breathe and stretch my neck, arms, hips and lower spine. I have gained a deeper range of movement that I did not think was possible. Maruti’s restorative yoga has caused significant improvement in my neuromuscular health and balance. I highly recommend her gentle yoga program.
Kripalu yoga classes with Maruti are life-affirming and energizing. With a gentle, non-judgmental approach, Maruti conducts the sessions seamlessly. Her guidance has encouraged me to be aware of my own breath and movement, accepting my limitations, but exploring the edges of my capabilities. The focus is not on perfecting postures, but on becoming a part of the process moving toward the postures. I have been in Maruti’s classes for more than 15 years and continue to find them to be a safe place to be quiet, to focus awareness and to experience wholeness.
A work colleague suggested that I try Maruti’s yoga class. She claimed that the weekly session improved her health and work productivity, and that it was a particularly effective tool for managing stress. I had never tried yoga before; I had been curious about it, but was not inclined to try it out. I decided to give it a shot. Following that first class session, I noticed enough positive effects to bring me back the next week. That was over ten years ago and I’ve been attending Maruti’s class ever since.
Maruti's class is wonderful for undoing all the bad things that happen when one sits at a desk on the computer all day. Not only does her class help open the front of my shoulders and strengthen my back, it is also a huge stress reliever.
Before I started yoga, I was having a hard time turning my head around in my car to back out of the driveway. After being in Maruti's class for a few months, I noticed I could turn around farther, and soon I was back to being able to see out the back window completely.
Maruti's class has given me greater body awareness.
I tried yoga with Maruti for the first time about 9 years ago. After that first session I found that I not only enjoyed the physical aspects of yoga, but the psychological part as well. My core muscle strength has greatly improved, my back feels better and I have improved my flexibility.
Since my diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease about 2 years ago, I find my yoga sessions are invaluable. There are times after my yoga class when I feel that I don’t even have Parkinson’s disease.
Maruti's classes are held in the beautiful Quarry Arts Building:
715 Hill Street, Room 170, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, United States