Class Levels & Descriptions

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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 (3 months - 5 years)
    • This class is designed for parents or guardians to practice yoga with their children ages 3 months through 5 years. Parents can practice yoga while caring for the children and enjoy the company of other parents.
  • Kids Yoga (6 - 12 years)
    • For kids only!  This class is specifically for kids ages 6 through 12 years old and designed to help them with physical fitness, stress, anxiety, and body awareness in a fun environment.  We recommend parents to take an adult class during the same time slot so parents can enjoy their own yoga class.
  • 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 comfortable with their yoga practice.  Instructors may teach all poses at any pace.
  • 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 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.




  • 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.
  • 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 Inversions & Arm Balances - Beginner
    • This class is tailor-made for you if who want to learn how to do a headstand, forearm stand, or the infamous handstand. You will also learn the basics of arm balances which are difficult to master for some yogis.  We use yoga props to help get you inverted and balanced.  This is a fun, challenging and insightful experience for all participants. Some previous yoga experience is recommended.


High Level: Defying gravity

  • Aerial Yoga - Beginner, Basic, Intermediate/Advanced
    • 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 Yoga - Dance
    • 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.  
  • Aerial Yoga - Tweens
    • Aerial yoga for ages 9 - 13 years only.  Ages 14+ should take the regular adult class.  Minimum age for aerial is 9. 
  • Aerial Yoga - Flips, Drops & Tricks
    • This class focuses on more advanced aerial yoga movements in the silk hammocks. You will begin with a warm up to prepare the body for a class of experimentation focusing on elements known as drops, flips and tricks. Each element will be a building process so that you can work within your ability and comfort level.  PREREQUISITE: We recommend that you have taken at least 5 aerial yoga classes prior to participating in this class. Please be aware that this is a challenging practice for the more adventurous aerial yogi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Aerial Yoga - Power
    • Aerial Power yoga is a vigorous, fitness-based approach to aerial yoga. It incorporates athleticism and gives each teacher the flexibility to teach any poses in any order, making every class different. This class will focus on strength and flexibility using the hammocks as a yoga prop.
  • Aerial Yoga - Restorative
    • In restorative aerial yoga, the hammock is 10-12 inches off the ground, unlike traditional aerial yoga where the hammock is at hip height. This low hammock set-up allows you to use the floor for extra support along with other yoga props, giving you more opportunity to release and less time spent performing harder movement. Many clients recovering from an injury or older clients who would like to try aerial yoga may find this notion of contact with the floor very appealing.
  • Aerial Yoga - Sculpt
    • Aerial Yoga Sculpt is a mat-based workout that incorporates free weights to the aerial yoga sequence. It intensifies each yoga pose while incorporating cardio and training exercises, such as squats, lunges, bicep and tricep curls to help you build lean muscle mass.  
  • Aerial Yoga - Acro
    • If you love both Acro and Aerial Yoga, this combo class which fuses the two together is made just for you! Blending the best of both worlds, Acro and Aerial Yoga are a match made in heaven! Come explore the uniqueness of the energy sharing of Aerial Yoga in the hammocks with the support of an Acro Yoga partner. Learn some cool solar Acro poses that you can do in the aerial hammocks as well as some hot lunar poses to end class. This class fuses Acro & Aerial Yoga and is made especially for beginners. Partners are not required. We will provide one for you if you can't convince your friends to come with you!


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.


<< Schedule for Wed Jan 23, 2019 >>


Date:


Wed Jan 23, 2019
Class
Instructor
6:30 am - 7:30 am Beginner Yoga
8:30 am - 9:30 am Yoga Sculpt
9:00 am - 10:00 am First Level Yoga
9:30 am - 10:30 am Yin Yoga
10:30 am - 11:30 am Beginner Yoga
10:30 am - 11:30 am Next Level Yoga
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm First Level Yoga
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Beginner Yoga
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm First Level Yoga
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Power Yoga
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Acro Yoga - Intermediate/Advanced
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm First Level Yoga
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Yin Yoga