LEVEL 1 classes are the best for those brand new to yoga or more experienced students who wish to explore the foundational poses of yoga in order to lay the groundwork for a safe and effective yoga practice. This class is appropriate for beginners through advanced practitioners that want to work on the fundamentals of their practice.
LEVEL 2 classes are intended for all levels of students. These classes will explore variations and modifications of the poses so that every student feels successful regardless of experience. Harder poses may be introduced in an accessible way.
LEVEL 3 classes are best for intermediate to advanced students who have a basic understanding of the foundational poses and wish to explore more challenging poses such as arm balances, inversions, and backbends.
FORM style classes focus on using good alignment principles to explore the poses. You can expect detailed alignment, longer holds, work with props, and a step-by-step approach to help you deepen your asana practice.
FLOW style classes are flowy, vinyasa style classes with an emphasis movement with the breath as well as on maintaining good alignment in the poses and in the transitions between poses. These classes move at a faster pace than the FORM style classes. You can therefore expect to flow, breathe, sweat, and explore your personal limits.
YIN classes are slower paced and the poses are held for 1-5 minutes in order to stress the connective tissues, including the tendons, fascia, and ligaments, resulting in increased circulation and improved flexibility. Additionally, the slower pace of Yin helps to cultivate inner stillness and peace. Yin yoga is a great complement to vigorous yoga classes and sports such as running, cycling, swimming, etc. This class is appropriate for all levels.
- Arrive 5-10 minutes early to set up your mat and get the necessary props.
- Turn your phone off and leave it in your car or lobby.
- Refrain from wearing heavy scents like perfume or scented lotion.
- Remove your shoes before entering the classroom space.
- Don't step on another student's mat.
- Plan to stay for the whole class. Don't skip savasana (the final pose). It is arguably the most important.
- At the end of class, put your props away in the designated area.