All of our level I yoga classes and gentle classes are suitable for beginners. 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.
– In Hatha Yoga, you will be guided into various yoga postures or asanas, one at a time. You will hold each pose for five or more breaths, while learning the alignment of the pose.
– In Vinyasa Yoga, we link several poses together in a sequence using the breath to pace the practice. In the level I, we will break down each pose and learn the alignment. Then we will link or flow the poses together with the breath.
Vinyasa classes are physically challenging and more dynamic than Hatha classes and will typically require more weight on your hands and arms. Hatha classes introduce a slower more meditative approach to getting in and out of each pose and may be preferred if you are looking for a less athletic introduction to yoga.
We encourage you to try both styles to see which best suites you. Many students will practice both Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga.
Be patient as yoga is a gradual progression with consistent practice and attention to alignment and technique, your yoga practice will deepen and you will experience the many mind/body benefits. For more information on choosing our classes, see Finding the right class.