Sho Higuchi

HOMETOWN
Queens, New York

PHILOSOPHY
Sho believes that the purpose of our lives is to be happy (and share this happiness with others) - this shines through in his class. He incorporates elements of unconditional love by building awareness in friendliness, joy, and equanimity among all souls.

CLASSES AT PURE
Yin, Restorative, Classical Hatha, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Slow Flow

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Student of meditation since age 7; 800 hour certified in Yogic Lifestyle & Science, Classical Hatha Yoga, Meditation & Pranayama, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pre-natal Yoga; On-going training in Contortion, Circus Arts, Life-Coaching, Philosophy, and Yoga

MENTORS
Hisao "Genki" Horiguchi, Yogi Charu, Mary Aranas, Isaac Pena, Kazu Chan, Shelly Zagor

BEFORE YOGA
Pastry Chef



Sho Higuchi instructs the following:
  • Basics (1)
  • An iyengar inspired introduction to the fundamentals of yoga with an explanation of the postures combined with correct breathing techniques. Class is conducted at a more relaxed pace where students are encouraged to ask questions. Ideal for first timers

  • Classical Hatha (2)
  • This class explores the traditional asanas (or "poses") of yoga, with basic to challenging options offerred. Calming breathing techniques and the meditative aspect of the practice may be featured.

  • Meditation: Breathe
  • This class is tailored to the enhancement of prana (life force) throughout the entire human organism. The bandhas are external locks which aid to unlock the internal koshas (internal layers of the subtle bodies). It will aid the student in finding deep levels of relaxation, concentration, and self-awareness.

  • August 2017 | Pure Yoga 4 Week Intensive | Chakra Balancing Part 1: Root & Heart
  • Join Sho Higuchi in this very special workshop series to balance all 7 of our major chakras. The chakras are the psychic wheels of energy, the focal points of prana, the vital life force that flows through our mind body system. By balancing the major chakras, we not only regain health and balance in our physical, mental, and emotional bodies, but we are able to find harmony and balance throughout our entire lives. In each workshop, we will focus on rebalancing a specific chakra through Sho’s signature blend of gentle movement, restorative yoga, pranayama/breath work, visualization, and yoga nidra meditation. Take each workshop separately or join in on the full series for the complete experience!

    WEEK 1: Root & Heart: Muladhara and Anahata Chakra

    Muladhara Chakra, or root center, the first of the major chakras is the energy center that governs the way we function on the physical plane. Muladhara is the foundation of our development (much like the roots of a tree) and provides us with a sense of grounding, the feeling of being well established - physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and even economically. A balanced and harmonious Muladhara chakra helps us to feel safe, connected, and allows us to move through life smoothly with comfort and ease.

    Anahata Chakra, our fourth major chakra is our heart center and governs our ability to love and receive love. A harmonius Anahata chakra help us to invite self-acceptance, compassion, and balance into our lives. By balancing Anahata chakra, we can learn to truly love and appreciate ourselves and connect to the true self, what the yogis call the Atma, wherein lies our true nature – infinite bliss and unconditional love. A harmonious Anahata chakra helps us to find our purpose in life and leaves us with a deep sense of inner peace and joy.

    A steady and balanced root chakra grants us with the safety and courage to love our self and share this love with others. Learn how these two chakras work together to help us to create a life full of love, laughter, and harmony.

    PRICING

    Member | Free (sign up via app) http://apple.co/2ne3pi0 

    Non Member | $25


  • Meditation: Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra (Psychic sleeping) – Yoga Nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. It is a powerful practice where the body and mind are liberated from their tensions and anxiety. One learns how to put the body into sleep while the mind remains fully awake. The brain wave drops into the theta state where deep levels of healing takes place on the emotional, mental, and physical planes.

  • Restorative (Open)
  • Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing way of practicing yoga. Given props, the student achieves poses without much muscular strength, facilitating deep release in the connective tissue and calming the nervous system. Teachers may offer a meditative focus

  • Slow Flow Meditation (1/2)
  • Take it slow with this gentle, but deep approach to Vinyasa yoga. This practice links poses to breath to reveal body awareness, inner strength, and easeful opening. The later part of class includes a guided meditation for the ultimate yoga experience.

  • August 2017 | Pure Yoga 4 Week Intensive | Chakra Balancing Part 2: Emotions & Communication
  • Join Sho Higuchi in this very special workshop series to balance all 7 of our major chakras. The chakras are the psychic wheels of energy, the focal points of prana, the vital life force that flows through our mind body system. By balancing the major chakras, we not only regain health and balance in our physical, mental, and emotional bodies, but we are able to find harmony and balance throughout our entire lives. In each workshop, we will focus on rebalancing a specific chakra through Sho’s signature blend of gentle movement, restorative yoga, pranayama/breath work, visualization, and yoga nidra meditation. Take each workshop separately or join in on the full series for the complete experience!

    WEEK 2: Emotions & Communication: Svadhisthana & Visshudhi Chakra

    Svadhistana Chakra, our second major chakra allows us the permission to feel - to let in our emotions, sensations, and pleasures without judgment or attachment. Simultaneously, it allows us to let go - release any tensions or memories tied to these thoughts. Second chakra also grants us the permission to forgive and release resentment, so that we can truly be free. A harmonious Svadhistana chakra gives us balance between work and play, allows us the ability to enjoy healthy sensuality and pleasures, and helps to discover the freedom and joy within.

    Visshuddhi Chakra is our centre for purification, detoxification, and the manifestation of our words and speech. When under active, or Tamasic, we are unable to properly clear toxins and impurities from our bodies and minds. We may develop speech problems, nervousness, and an inability to express ourselves fully. When overactive, or Rajasic, we may be overly extroverted and unable to listen to others’ words, often speaking over people and shutting down others’ opinions. A balanced and harmonious Visshuddhi chakra keeps us healthy and vibrant and allows us to be honest with ourselves and others. We are able to express our selves creatively and confidently without shame or embarrassment.

    Our second chakra allows us to reconnect with our emotions and allow the external world in through our senses. Visshuddhi chakra grants us the ability to express our inner world out and reveal who we are confidently. Learn how these two chakras work together to help us to build a relationship and bridge the gap between our internal and external worlds.

    PRICING

    Member | Free (sign up via app) http://apple.co/2ne3pi0 

    Non Member | $25


  • August 2017 | Pure Yoga 4 Week Intensive | Chakra Balancing Part 3: Strength & Purpose
  • Join Sho Higuchi in this very special workshop series to balance all 7 of our major chakras. The chakras are the psychic wheels of energy, the focal points of prana, the vital life force that flows through our mind body system. By balancing the major chakras, we not only regain health and balance in our physical, mental, and emotional bodies, but we are able to find harmony and balance throughout our entire lives. In each workshop, we will focus on rebalancing a specific chakra through Sho’s signature blend of gentle movement, restorative yoga, pranayama/breath work, visualization, and yoga nidra meditation. Take each workshop separately or join in on the full series for the complete experience!

    WEEK 3: Strength & Purpose: Manipura & Ajna Chakra

    Manipura Chakra, our third major chakra is our fire center and governs our strength, courage, passions, and determination. When Manipura is under active, it can be difficult for us to get going or have the drive to move forward in life. We may feel lethargic or feel lost without a purpose. Manipura is the fire that lights the way in our path. If over active however, we may become easily agitated or anxious and feel it is difficult to relax and unwind, or even fall asleep at night. When Manipura is balanced, we have just the right amount of fire to fuel our passions into a healthy lifestyle. It is the solar energy within us that allows our best qualities - and the other chakras - to shine brightly. A harmonious Manipura chakra provides us with the energy and determination to take action, effectively face our challenges and obstacles, and achieve our goals

    Ajna Chakra is often called our third eye and is our psychic center of intuition. Ajna chakra is what we use to make sense of the world around us. While we use our eyes to see the external world, we use Ajna to interpret, understand, and give meaning to what we see. When out of balance, we get stuck in our own belief system and see the world through a biased sense of perception. When Ajna is balanced and harmonious, we are able to see and understand what the yogis call Satya, truth. We are able to connect to our true nature – peace, bliss, and love. When our “third eye” is “open,” any questions we might have are wordlessly answered, and we are able to move through life with a sense of purpose and clarity.

    While our third chakra grants us with the strength and courage to take action in our lives, our third eye, Ajna chakra allows us to align these actions with what we truly want in our lives – our purpose. Learn how these two chakras work together to help us to create the type of life we desire for ourselves and find our sense of worth, value, and meaning.

    PRICING

    Member | Free (sign up via app) http://apple.co/2ne3pi0 

    Non Member | $25