Class Levels & Descriptions



First Level: Getting Started

  • Beginner Yoga
    • This class moves very slow and is for clients who have no previous knowledge of yoga.  It emphasizes the fundamentals of a beginner yoga practice and will prepare clients to confidently move into our First Level classes. You don't have to be able to touch your toes; just have to be willing to try!
      • English terms only 
      • No Sanskrit 
      • Brief history of yoga
      • Basic Sun Salutations A & B
      • Use of props & modifications for beginners
      • Beginner breathing techniques
      • No arm balances, inversions, or back bends
  • Chair Yoga
    • With a chair for support, this class challenges the body and mind through strengthening, stretching, relaxing and breathing. Flexibility, and muscle tone will continually improve as your mind, body, and spirit work together in harmony. This class is for those who have difficulty getting down on the floor and prefer a chair for their main seat. This class is also effective for people who sit at a desk and would like to learn how to stretch out in their chair while at work.
  • Mommy & Me Yoga
    • This class is designed for parents or guardians to practice yoga with their children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Parents can practice yoga while caring for the children and enjoy the company of other parents.
  • First Level Yoga
    • Designed for clients who have some basic knowledge of yoga, this class moves at a moderate pace and focuses on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses.  It teaches:
      • Mainly in English terms
      • Basic Sanskrit
      • Basic breathing techniques
      • Use of props & modifications
      • Basic back bends (no full wheel)
      • No arm balances or inversions
  • Yin Yoga
    • Classes involve holding postures on the floor for 3 to 5 minutes in this meditative, soothing practice. It is designed to stretch connective tissue around the joints accessing deeper layers of fascia. A great complement to anyone with a stronger physical practice.
  • Restorative Yoga
    • Restorative Yoga is the use of props to support the body in positions of ease and comfort to facilitate relaxation and health. It is a practice of deliberate stillness and requires no muscular effort. This class is a practice of actively cultivating the attitude of letting go and will help teach you to learn how to deeply relax.
  • Pranayama Breathing
    • Pranayama is the formal practice of controlling the breath, which is the source of our prana, or vital life force. Breathing correctly is a major component of any physical yoga practice.  Breathing exercises can also be a very useful tool in our daily lives. 

Next Level: Moving up

  • Next Level Yoga
    • Next Level Yoga classes are for clients who feel very comfortable with their yoga practice.  Instructors may teach all poses at any pace, including:
      • Advanced back bends, arm balances, and inversions
      • Alignments of standing poses, and twists
      • Alternate yoga breathing
      • Alignment of back bends and inversions 
      • Deep pranayama experience 
      • Meditation practice 
      • Chakras
  • Acro Yoga
    • Acro Yoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community.  There are three primary roles in an Acro Yoga practice: base, flyer, and spotter.  You will try all roles and do not need a partner to participate.
  • Yoga Inversions - Beginner
    • This class is tailor-made for you if who want to learn how to do a headstand, forearm stand, or the infamous handstand. This is a fun, challenging and insightful experience for all participants. It is a good stepping stone to get you ready for our Next Level classes.  Some previous yoga experience is recommended.

  • Power Yoga
    • This fitness-based vinyasa practice is an offshoot of Ashtanga. It has many of the same qualities and benefits, including building internal heat, increased stamina, strength, and flexibility, as well as stress reduction.
  • Basic Barre
    • The barre class is a combination of postures inspired by ballet and yoga. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles), combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.
  • BootyBarre Plus
    • BootyBarre is a fun, energetic, workout that fuses techniques from Dance, Pilates, and Yoga that will tone, define and chisel the whole body. BootyBarre is the perfect combination of strength and flexibility with an added cardiovascular element utilizing the barre.
  • Mat Pilates
    • Mat Pilates borrows from disciplines such as dance, yoga and classic calisthenics.  The mat Pilates series of exercise is performed equipment-free, with the moves adapted to work with just your body and a floor mat for cushioning and support.
  • Yoga Sculpt
    • Yoga Sculpt is a yoga mat-based workout that adds free weights to a yoga sequence, intensifying each yoga pose while incorporating cardio and training exercises, such as squats, lunges, bicep and tricep curls to help you build lean muscle mass.

High Level: Defying gravity

  • Aerial Yoga 
    • Aerial Yoga combines traditional mat yoga with postures suspended in soft silk hammocks. With the help of gravity and the hammocks, you can playfully explore floating, inversions, fluid movements, and create space in your body without compressing your joints and spine. The feeling created in the body by a floating Savasana is exquisite! Start with a Beginner class, move to a Basic class, then fly at a higher altitude in an Intermediate/Advanced class.  See Aerial Yoga page for further information.
    • Aerial Dance is beautiful creative movements suspended in air by silk hammocks.  It allows for three-dimensional choreography, freedom of movement and striking performances.  This class has a prerequisite of a Beginner or regular Aerial Yoga class.  

We may offer the same type of class in different levels with the slower, more gentle class version in First Level and an intermediate/advanced in Next Level.

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