this yoga class is a gentler version of the level 1. it is a kripalu-inspired, meditative class with longer holding for a deep, "in-body" experience. lots of silence to enhance the peaceful nature of yoga. emphasis on breath, trusting the body's wisdom and eastern philosophy. if you have issues with blood pressure, knees, shoulders, or other joints, this might be a better class for you than level 1, and it is a good starting point for a new person.
Gentle Yoga Viniyoga
this class places special emphasis on the coordination of movement with breath, and the therapeutic benefits of yoga practice.
a typical class begins with chanting, ends with singing, and in between features asana, pranayama, and meditation. expect to encounter challenging breathing exercises and movement-oriented postures, often repeated for minutes. hatha yoga postures or asanas are secondary.
this is a free level 1&2 class taught by teachers who are new or new to the area/studio. it gives them a chance to get teaching experience.
this open level class will use asanas, stretches, and exercises for strengthening the core muscles of the abdomen, back, pelvic floor and hips. a strong core will improve your posture as well as your yoga practice, everyday exercise routine, and participation in sports. join us as we find and strengthen the many layers of the core. work at your own level.