DESCRIPTIONS OF CLASS LEVELS
Slow Flow: class moves quickly using rounds of various sun salutations to raise the heart rate. This practice will build strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. Levels 3 & 4 class. Levels 1 & 2 students may find class challenging.
Chair/Gentle Yoga and Senior Yoga: slower paced class with a focus on breathing, relaxation and gentle stretching. Foundational yoga postures and various breathing techniques are introduced. A chair may be incorporated to better experience a posture. This class is for those who are newer to yoga, recovering from an injury/surgery, or are looking to practice at a slower pace. All levels.
Find Your Breath Yoga: is a Hatha Yoga class that uses postures and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. Proper alignment and modifications are encouraged and awareness of the breath is emphasized to bring balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. All levels.
Holy/Gentle/Chair Yoga: uses yoga postures and breathing techniques in a spiritual practice that allows you to connect and glorify God in your mind, body and soul. This practice combines the health benefits of a yoga practice with scriptural teachings and prayer. All levels.
Iyengar Yoga Alignment: class with emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of breath control and poses to develop, strength, mobility and stability. Gradually moving from simple poses to more complex using props to minimize the risk of injury or strain making the postures accessible to both young and old. This class is highly verbal and precise, with misalignments and errors actively corrected so more time may be spent in poses. Monday classes – Level 1-2; Friday classes Level 2-3.
Vinyasa Flow: is a more rigorous practice that coordinates movement with breath to build core strength and improve flexibility and focus. This style uses a vinyasa to flow between asana sequences with emphasis on poses that strengthen the core. Modifications are shown and the use of props can make the practice more accessible. More challenging asanas are introduced. Levels 3 & 4 class. Levels 1 & 2 may find class challenging.
Level 1 – Beginner
These classes are designed for those who are new to yoga and eager to discover the amazing benefits of a yoga practice. Beginner students generally need a slower paced direction and a great level of detail so they can become familiar with yoga poses and use of the breath. Emphasis is on foundational poses. Best classes for Beginners: Find Your Breath Yoga, Iyengar Yoga Alignment, Chair/Gentle Yoga, and Holy Yoga/Gentle/Chair Yoga.
Level 2 – Experienced Beginner
These classes are for those who have had some exposure to yoga, including foundational poses and proper alignment. The Experienced Beginners are ready to explore their practice, becoming more familiar with poses and the use of the breath. Sun salutations and transitions are explored. Best classes for Experienced Beginners: Find Your Breath Yoga and Iyengar Yoga Alignment and classes to explore Slow Flow.
Level 3 – Intermediate
These classes are designed for those with a good understanding of yoga poses, is comfortable with transitions the relationship between breathe and movement. Classes focus on core strength and can move quickly with emphasis on sun salutations and the introduction of more challenging postures. Best classes for Intermediate students: Find Your Breath Yoga, Iyengar Yoga Alignment, Slow Flow; classes to explore Vinyasa Flow.
Level 4 – Advanced-Intermediate
Level 4 classes are designed for more experienced yogis with a solid understanding of basic yoga postures and transitions that are comfortable performing more advanced poses. Advanced-Intermediate students have good core strength, practice yoga regularly and are mastering the connection of breath to movement. Classes can move quickly. Advanced poses are introduced. Best classes for Advanced-Intermediate students are: Find Your Breath Yoga, Iyengar Yoga Alignment, and Vinyasa Flow.