Ever wondered why yoga classes begin with OM? Or have you ever asked yourself, what’s the deal with yogis and all the chanting? Or perhaps you’ve experienced firsthand the transcendent effects of a mantra practice or kirtan session. In this special 90 minute, all-levels practice, yoga instructors Andrea Russell and Erich Sneller speak to these questions, and offer a combined practice of mantra & vinyasa to explore the overlap of these two techniques. Accompanied by the deep resonance of Erich on harmonium, the vocalization of mantra will heighten your sense of personal inner harmony, as well interpersonal community, by aligning the mind with intention. When combined with the revitalizing and focusing effects of a physical vinyasa flow, co-taught by Erich and Andrea, the two practices will lift one another to a level of “yoga high” like no other. All are welcome, whether you’re a little shy or eager to sing your heart out, but some vinyasa yoga experience is suggested. Come prepared to elevate your practice, expand your awareness, and feel the depth of joy in yoga.