Shakti Yoga: A vinyasa-style class, influenced by Dharma Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and classical Hatha Yoga, this practice includes postures, breathing techniques, deep relaxation, and meditation. Designed to activate the complete range of motion of the spine, as well as stimulate the subtle energies of the body and mind. Move together in active meditation and devotional expression; experience the transformative power of the sacred science of yoga! Asana sequence will be intermediate to advanced; some previous experience is strongly recommended. However, all levels are welcome to come and practice; variations of the poses are offered for all levels of students.
Samuel Magaziner, more commonly known in the yoga world as Sam Samadhi, has spent over a thousand hours studying various styles of yoga, ranging from yoga therapeutics to Dharma Yoga as taught by master teacher Sri Dharma Mittra.
Sam is known for his devotion and spontaneity which reflect in his intuitive, heart-centered teaching style. He utilizes a unique understanding of the postures along with powerful, hands-on adjustments and verbal cues to effectively guide students into the depths of yogic sadhana. He often describes his personal introduction into the sacred science of yoga as a “remembering” of something already known deep within. As such, Sam attributes most of what he has learned to the earnestness and fiery devotion inside of which he has practiced.
Although Sam exhibits a considerably advanced practice, his humility, selflessness, and ability to teach students of all levels is remarkable.
Regardless of Sam’s wide range of explorations and involvement in various traditions and practices, his heart lies at the feet of his beloved spiritual master, David Spero, who has awakened Sam to the infinite Bliss of Consciousness through profound transmission of Para Bhakti (Supreme Devotion), Divine Light, and Kundalini Shakti (Divine Energy).
As a result of sitting with David, Sam has come to realize that it is through Grace, and not merely one’s own efforts, that one awakens to the nature of the Divine Consciousness.
Sam currently holds a 500-hour certificate in Dharma Yoga and teaches locally in Sedona, Arizona where he lives with his girlfriend and co-teacher, Dani Gray.