Classes & Levels2019-06-10T17:10:08+00:00

Classes & Levels

Class Types

Hatha Yoga

Level of intensity: Low to Moderate

In a Hatha class students will learn a variety of asanas (postures). Expect to mindfully explore standing poses, backbends, twists and inversions. In Hatha Yoga, postures are held for several long, steady breaths to develop a deeper experience and understanding of alignment, unlocking the full benefits of each asana. Expect a challenging class that moves at a slower pace.

Vinyasa Yoga

Level of intensity: Moderate to High

In a Vinyasa class students will learn a variety of asanas (postures) including standing poses, backbends, twists and inversions. Let the breath guide movement in this dynamic practice linking various postures to create a “flow”. This flow provides a physically challenge and mentally calming effect. (Weight-bearing on hands is common in Vinyasa. Students should be relatively free from wrist and shoulder issues.)

Gentle Yoga

Level of intensity: Low to Moderate

Gentle Yoga is a mixed level class for new students or those simply wanting a more relaxed and nurturing experience. Students can expect relaxing breath work, various warm ups and an exploration of basic and modified postures at a fairly slow pace. But don’t let the name of this class fool you. Gentle Yoga is intended to be an accessible practice, not necessarily an easy practice.

Gentle Yoga is appropriate for anyone who is relatively free from injury and can stand, sit and kneel on the floor.

Yin Yoga

Level of intensity: Moderate to High

Yin Yoga is practiced seated or lying down. Postures are typically held for 3-5 minutes each. This practice aims to move past muscular tension to gain access to the fascia (connective tissue), allowing for the release of deep-rooted tension.

Yin Yoga is accessible to all students, regardless of your age or level of expertise.

Restorative Yoga & Meditation

Level of intensity: Low

Restorative Yoga allows you to step out of the relentless onrush of life and tap into the stillness that lives deep within. Experience subtle sensation while holding prop-supported, passive yoga postures. This type of yoga is practiced seated and reclined. It requires nothing more than a willingness to relax and let go.

No prior yoga experience is necessary to experience the benefits of this practice.

Therapeutic Yoga

Level of intensity: Low to Moderate

Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breath work, and guided meditation techniques in a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. Students can expect to work on the floor and do some standing poses, but there will be props and/or chairs to assist those for whom standing is a stressor. Over the course of the session students will learn to bring breath, awareness and healthy movement into the body starting with the feet and working upward. Students of Therapeutic Yoga may benefit from improved balance, increased range of motion and reduced pain. Therapeutic Yoga is specifically designed for those students suffering from an injury, chronic pain or other condition which makes movement difficult.

Yoga Core

Level of intensity: Moderate to High

“Core” – it’s so much more than the 6-pack abs that usually come to mind. This Vinyasa style class will feature strength drills to awaken all aspects of your core. Learn a variety of movements involving the core that aren’t just crunches!

Pilates & Yoga Fusion

Level of intensity: Moderate

Pilates & Yoga Fusion combines safe and effective movements that create an opportunity for strengthening the muscles of the abdomen, back, hips, and shoulders. Keeping a steady pace, this class will smoothly flow between traditional Pilates sequences and exercises, and complementary toning and lengthening asana (postures).

Prenatal Yoga

Level of intensity: Low

Prenatal Yoga helps to connect expecting mothers with their selves, their babies, and other mothers. Prenatal yoga expands and maintains the emotional, physical, and spiritual health of expecting mothers throughout one of the most exciting periods in their lives. This class is suitable for expecting mothers in all three trimesters. The teacher will provide modifications, suggestions, and tailored experiences for each individual in order to create a safe and supportive environment for all class members. The practice of asana (posture), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation can be supportive throughout a pregnancy, during labor, and after the birth of your baby.

Yoga Nidra

Level of intensity: Low

Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is a holistic, systematic meditation technique which, with proper guidance, allows us to incline the mind and body toward a healthy, productive state. A state of deep relaxation is achieved as attention is directed in a methodical, orderly way through the body. Students will be encouraged to build on their desire to reach their highest potential by nurturing and strengthening the positive traits they already possess. Yoga Nidra helps people to rest, balance, transform and tap into new sources of energy. Yoga Nidra is appropriate for everyone. (Yoga Nidra is a specialty class offered as a monthly workshop.)

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Class Levels

We want you to have a safe and delightful yoga experience. Nothing can be more important than choosing the correct level. Be honest with yourself. You’ll enjoy feeling masterful in class that is right for you. If you need more guidance, send us an email or give us a call.

Level I

Our level I classes are powerful, learning experiences in which you will literally re-discover your body, how it works, and what it can do. They are designed to give you the time and support to understand the proper alignment of yoga asanas (postures) and breathing technique. All of our teachers are trained to help you master the correct form, understand proper breathing techniques, and build confidence in your practice.

Level I/II

Level I/II classes build on the fundamental postures introduced in Level I through creative and challenging sequences. Level I/II classes are also ideal for learning and practicing the basics of more challenging postures like arm balances, inversions, safely and effectively.

Level II

Level II classes are designed to expand on your strength, stamina and flexibility as you master advanced postures like inversions, arm balances, and backbends, as well as demanding sequences. Also, expect teachers to refer to postures in Sanskrit more frequently.

Level II/III

Level II/III classes presume students are familiar with intermediate yoga postures (including inversions and backbends). In these classes you will use your knowledge of postures and breathing to practice exciting, physically demanding and challenging sequences and variations. You will go deeper, and your teacher will help you achieve breakthroughs in your practice and your self-awareness. The pace of these classes is often faster, so we recommend you are injury-free and have a year of solid yoga under your mat before you join II/III classes.

All Levels

All Levels classes will guide students through a variety of asanas and offer both level I and level II options for various poses. Students should have several months of prior experience with yoga before attending an All Levels class.