Born: Tripoli, Lebanon
Guiltless Pleasures: organic carrot cake, gluten free salty snacks, art exhibits, hiking with a soulmate, world music, deep tissue massage, spending transit hours in international airports, morning coffee.
Why Yoga: I tango with the sense of wholeness in life and yoga provides this experience in so many ways. It invigorates me and shields me with equanimity. Interestingly enough, yoga always makes me run into innately wise and interesting people; men and women I just love to be around.
Certifications: 200 hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, Circle Yoga Cooperative Budding Yogis
Bassima Masri instructs the following:
Flow & Let Go
Flow & Let Go incorporates the qualities of Gentle Flow with Restorative. The first 45 minutes you experience gentle Sun Salutations, slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system, and simple postures to build stability. The last 30 minutes will be spent in two or three Restorative postures supported via skillful placement of blankets, bolsters, cushions, straps, the wall, and/or chairs.
Gentle Flow yoga classes are meditative, fluid, and soothing, suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. You experience gentle Sun Salutations, slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system, and simple postures to build stability.
Vigorous Vinyasa offers graceful, powerful sequences that encourage you to explore. This class is designed around Sun Salutations, and requires a keen sense of body awareness and enough familiarity with yoga to modify as needed. Vigorous Vinyasa is ideal for those interested in a strong, athletic practice, as well as for those ready to experience a challenging flow.