DESCRIPTIONS OF CLASS LEVELS
Blissful Flow: This class is designed to utilize the mind, body and soul in conjunction with one another. With intent on alignment, we will invigorate the body by entering and exiting each posture mindfully, while deepening the breath. Any pose that is offered can be modified towards each individual, which makes this class suitable for all levels. All levels.
Gentle Yoga: A class with a focus on breathing, relaxation and gentle stretching. Foundational yoga postures and various breathing techniques are introduced. This class is for those who are newer to yoga, recovering from an injury/surgery, may have trouble-getting up/down from mat, or are looking to practice at a slower pace. All levels.
Movement Meditation: The practice explores uniting breath and movement to align our heart and brain waves to achieve a meditative state. The class will use breath (pranams) and sun
salutations (namaskars) as the basis of the practice. All levels are welcome, though a familiarity of basic poses is helpful as there will be minimal alignment cues so that we can better focus on the rhythm of consciously moving with our breath. Most classes will feature a brief discussion at the beginning of the class.
Power 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/poses sequences with emphasis on poses that strengthen the core. Modifications are shown and the use of props can make the practice more accessible. Levels 3 & 4.
Slow Flow: A class that provides poses that range from gentle to challenging but done with stable, self-centering energy. A pace that helps builds strength, stability and postural integrity than other styles. Proper alignment and modifications are encouraged and awareness of the breath is emphasized to bring balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. All levels.
Warm Flow Detox: A vinyasa class in a room warm enough for the muscles to relax but not enough to cause unnecessary stress to the body. Warm Vinyasa has both physical and mental
benefits. Physically, sweat releases toxins and re-energizes our bodies. Mentally, the synchronized breathing relaxes the chatter of the mind and helps to release any blockage of energy flow throughout our bodies. *Note: Keep in mind this class may not be ideal for all… Levels 3 & 4.
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 actively addressed so more time may be spent in poses.
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.