All of our class types are described below.
Vinyasa Yoga in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga styles. It’s also known as flow yoga because of the smooth way that the poses run together to become like a dance. Each teacher will put their own spin on it.
We suggest exploring all of the teachers to choose your flavor.
We begin at the beginning with breath and steady intention setting. Closely followed by salutations, standing postures, select floor postures, and finishing postures. This class involves personal alignment, usage of props, and hands on assists.
Basics is based on the the primary series and geared towards the advancement of your practice, longevity of breath, and beyond.
Iyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. The Iyengar method develops strength, endurance, and optimal body alignment, in addition to flexibility and relaxation. The Iyengar method develops self-awareness, intelligent evaluation, and profound inward reflection.
Standing poses are emphasized at the beginning to build strength and ease of movement, increase general vitality, and improve circulation, coordination, and balance. Postures for deep relaxation are introduced from the beginning. Gradually, sitting and reclining postures, forward bends, inversions, backbends, twists, arm balances, and flowing sequences are introduced.
B.K.S. Iyengar introduced props into the modern practice of yoga to allow all practitioners access to the benefits of the postures regardless of physical condition, age, or length of study. Props help all practitioners (including the most advanced) gain sensitivity to the use of effort and receive the deep benefits of postures held over significant time periods. Props are introduced from the beginning for students with specific physical limitations and gradually in regular classes to enhance personal understanding of a posture and its effects and to develop skill and confidence.
The word “hatha” comes from the Sanskrit “ha” (sun) and “tha” (moon). The principle behind hatha is uniting pairs of opposites: the positive and the negative, the sun and the moon. Think of this class at a healing session or therapy for your mind and body.
The name really does explain it. It’s a class loosely based on the 1st and 2nd series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Accompanied by music, intricate flows, arm balances, handstands, headstands and backbends are explored, per teachers approval. It is super fresh and fun. A steady’s all time favorite!
Ashtanga-Vinyasa experience required to attend
A class that is truly for the seasoned and new practitioner alike. Many variations of hip and shoulder openers, as well as various floor postures and exploration of prop use. For Ashtanga yogis, athletes, desk workers, and body workers; most of us need these places opened. Begin or deepen here.
Yoga Tune Up®
The perfect compliment for runners, weight lifters, cross-trainers,and vinyasa yogis. Self massage with Yoga Tune Up® balls breaks up muscle and connective tissue increasing blood flow and unknotting areas that can’t just be “stretched out.” Then we work through range using mobility exercises and unique stretching techniques.
Building on Iyengar Foundations
Sutra Study: 2pm — 2:10pm
Building on Iyengar Foundations: 2:15 — 3:45
The Sutra Study is a complimentary option for students taking class. It involves a brief discussion of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and how they apply to our practice. We will mainly be using BKS Iyengar’s commentary, so if you have a copy of Light on the Yoga Sutras, bring it. Extra copies will be available for anyone to use.
This class is appropriate for students who have taken Iyengar Foudatations for 6 months or another style of yoga for 1 year seeking to expand, refine and develop their yoga asana practice at more subtle levels. The class continues to focus on the basic alignment of the standing poses and introduces a broader range of seated poses, twists, forward and back extensions, inversions, and arm balances. Pranayama is introduced. Students will receive individualized attention and learn how to establish and sequence a home practice. At this level students are strongly encouraged to develop a personal practice so the their personal understanding of yogic postures begins to fuel their understanding of the refinements taught in class. Except a methodical approach that is physically challenging and encouraging with a well-paced, progressive format.
Students are expected to have knowledge of the Primary Series and Vinyasa yoga before taking this class. Advanced Vinyasa classes will incorporate inversions, half-full lotus, arm balances, various backbends, and more intricate sequencing.
Alignment and refinement will be addressed, as well as time for workshopping certain postures if/when needed.
All Levels Acro
Students must complete the Acro-Basics program before attending this class or have teachers approval. If you have questions about the requirements to attend this class email email@example.com, or ask Brent or Gillian directly.
Acro yoga is a physical practice, which combines yoga, acrobatics, and sometimes Thai Yoga, bringing together all of our favorite things. All the while adding the joy of community building, as well as creating great communication skills that can be used outside of the studio!
This class will go through the fundamentals of L-basing, Flying and Standing postures that are needed for any yogi wanting dip into the Acro waters. Proper spotting and strength building techniques will be explored as well as skills testing to advance to the intermediate class.
Kids Yoga (ages 4-6)
Take the littles to class while you practice. Sara-Jane will explore yoga in a fun way with animal postures and games. It’s no surprise they love it; you love it and they love you.
Ages 4-6. If you shave a question on the age requirements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah-Jane directly.
This practice includes ancient breathing, asana, mantras, relaxation and meditation techniques that are practiced to remove negative states of mind, promoting positive thinking, leading to higher states of physical and mental health. These specific practices are based on gaining true power founded in self-knowledge andare initiated by sitting with the teacher and with continued self-practice to present a complete holistic system that creates stability in body, mind and spirit. The emphasis of Hathavidya practice is for the students to develop their own way – a perfect path of yoga.
Ashtanga Primary Series
This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
The eight aspects, which lead to yoga (connection with the divine) are called Ashtanga Yoga (eight limbs of yoga)
- Yama – how I behave to the external world
- Niyama – self observation
- Asana – yoga postures, control of the body
- Pranayama – breathing techniques, control of the breath
- Pratyahara – withdrawing the senses of the sense objects, control of the senses
- Dharana – concentration, control of the thoughts
- Dhyana – meditation, the realization of the object of meditation
- Samadhi – goal of yoga, union with the object of meditation
Ashtanga Second Series — Intermediate
Intermediate Series, also Shodhana Nadi (Nadi Sodhana), opens with 40 yoga asanas, an energetic dimension of Ashtanga Yoga. Nadi Sodhana refers to the results of the practice—said to purify the subtle energy channels, or nadis, thus allowing the prana to flow freely throughout the body.
If you any questions email email@example.com or contact Seth or Gillian Directly.
Requires attendance of at least 1 primary series class a week and needs teacher approval