ALL LEVEL Classes For Newbies, Beginners, Seasoned Yogis, and Advanced Practitioners
Each class requires a different level of active energy which is a good indication of how much effort it requires BUT any class can be modified to be an ALL LEVELS class. It’s always best to get used to the basics in a slower class first but you are welcome to jump in anywhere at anytime and just do what you can. Watch for workshops breaking down important yoga intel to help advance your practice along. Make sure to read the class description before attempting a class for the first time.
If You’re New or a Beginner
For a slower moving yoga practice that will get you familiar with the common poses and language, attend ‘Yin + Yang: Slow Yoga Flow & Deep Stretch’. To use yoga for a time of meditation and relaxation attend a ‘Yin Yoga’ class; great for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.
Looking for a More Vigorous, Advanced Flow?
If you’re feeling up for a challenge, try out the high energy classes like Power Vinyasa. Vinyasa is a practice that can be modified to be gentler or modified to be more intense so it’s great for ALL LEVELS even though it’s more vigorous.
If you see photos or videos from classes and you feel discouraged or intimidated, try to take a closer look. Often times the videos are sped up like 30+ minutes in a few seconds. If you look closely at the people in the videos, you’ll see the truth, everyone is at a different place in their yoga practice, everyone has different abilities, everyone chooses what they should and shouldn’t do, everyone is perfect exactly as they are, exactly where they are, including you too.
Hold your body up while sitting, standing, lunging, lengthening, folding, and twisting. Expect to hold the poses for several long, slow, deep breaths at a time. Things will ultimately start to burn, which means you are building up the strength to allow for graceful transitions from one pose to the next. You will be instructed to stay focused on purposeful, mindful control of the body and the nuance of your movements. Each practitioner can easily go at their own pace and modify any pose as needed.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a full body workout. HIIT can be performed at a variety of different levels. When first starting out, a slower pace paired with extremely mindful movements is highly recommended. As your body gets stronger and used to the movements, level up as you see fit. HIIT exercises range from core strengthening incorporating planks or sit-up type movements, to full leg strengthening exercises like squats and lunges sometimes using hops or jumps in transitions, to full body movements to get your heart rate up like burpees.
Old Guy Yoga
Chair yoga for older men, of no specific age, who say “I can’t do yoga because if I get down on the floor, I’ll never get back up”. Expect to be surprised by what you’re capable of, however, if you’re a stubborn old fart and just do not want to do something offered in the class, that’s perfectly ok too—we like rebels. This isn’t traditional yoga. This is more like yoga moves mixed with joint strengthening exercises to help make your body more functional despite the aging process.
*HOT 90° All the same moves from our Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga but put into sequencing that keeps you on the move. This class is meant to get you sweating, breathing, and seriously putting in the effort. Of course, everyone has to start somewhere, if you enjoy Vinyasa and want to try stepping it up a bit, come to this class. You can ALWAYS rest or slow it down to create a practice that works best for you.
Vinyasa involves the repetition of sequences moving at the pace of one breath, one movement. The repetition and the “one breath, one movement” pace enable practitioners to learn the nuance of muscle control within transitions from one pose to another. The concentration, paired with the physical muscle performance propels students entry into a flow state—a mind/body synchronicity that connects a person to the present moment, free of distractions, truly allowing release from the chaos that lives within each and every human mind.
Yin + Yang
This class is a slow active flow plus a handful of Yin Yoga poses for relaxation. It’s meant to get you moving but also offer some deep stretch and relaxation to balance out your practice. Beginners are welcome but please note, this is an ALL LEVELS class. If you need to modify your practice because you are new or injured please do take good care of yourself.
Yoga for the mind, body and soul… well that’s like… all yoga — but this kind is soooo goooooood. It’s like adult nap time, plus some deeeeeep stretches. If you have body or back pain, it’s a nice way to move gently instead of vigorously for a change. It’s a very still practice so, it’s great practice for the mind and meditation.
If you happen to be new to yoga, or needing to go really slow & at your own pace through your yoga practice, then this is a great class for you. You will slowly move from pose to pose with lots of instruction. We want to teach you how to improve so you feel comfortable and knowledgeable enough to attend other classes.
Accept that you are a Work in Progress just like all of us, then show up and do the work. Not for us… for you… it’s all for you.