a place to begin or to begin again. Break down key poses, standard breathing exercises, and foundational alignment within an accessible format for linking breath to movement. Appropriate for anyone who wants to concentrate on the fundamentals. No prior experience expected.
basics / intermediate
a step between levels, featuring aspects of both. This class offers the opportunity to move with increased fluidity and into more challenging modifications. Experience in Basics encouraged.
an invitation to investigate the details. Principles of clear alignment are applied to transitions into more complex and challenging asanas including arm balances, binds, and inversions.
intermediate / advanced
wading into the deep end. This class is appropriate for those comfortable at the Intermediate level who may be open to playing with more dynamic sequencing and optional modifications for added challenge.
welcome to the jungle. Experienced practitioners can expect fluid sequencing, more challening postures and variations, and subtle instruction for a nuanced investigation of asana, pranayama, and meditation.
come as you are. A open-level and well-rounded practice that’s appropriate for those with experience in group classes.
get warm and transform. Move, sweat, and open up with this deep, invigorating vinyasa class that’s taught with rhythm, music, and our standard attention to alignment and breath. Different from “hot yoga,” this class is meant to warm you from the inside out, in a room that’s just comfortably toasty. Experience at the intermediate level encouraged.
vinyasa for strength
run, lift, spin, yoga. Enhance your relationship to other modes of exercise and improve overall performance in whatever else you do off the mat. The strengthening component of yoga will define your more underutilized muscles for tone and precision of movement, while deep stretching will help you to maintain greater mobility between workouts. You may just find that you begin to move with more clarity and awareness of your breath, greater ease and efficiency, and faster recovery.
do less. Deep, potent relaxation is fostered by utilizing props (blankets, blocks, bolsters, belts, etc) in full support of the body and its release of effort. Positions are held for several minutes at a time and include guided awareness of the breath.
open level + restorative
arise, abide, dissolve. This class will warm you up, get you moving, and then set you up for deep relaxation. Expect a complete asana practice that’s two parts active, one part passive.
stretch and restore
simply sukha. One-part active stretching, one-part pure, restorative postures, this class is designed to cultivate length and suppleness, to balance effort with ease, and to create space for stillness.
get low. Yin yoga is a quieter, more inward practice that utilizes long-held, floor-based postures which benefit your deeper “yin” connective tissues, such as the fascia, with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints, improving flexibility through myofascial release, and releasing tension in the neck & shoulders, hips, and hamstrings. A more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence and revitalizing our energies.
back to the breath. The practice of Shamatha involves taking a comfortable seat and watching the breath. In this class we’ll review the basic technique and then apply it to an extended sit. Time before and after will be devoted to discussion around resistance and obstacles to establishing a regular practice, and the challenges—physical, mental, emotional—as well as any insights, revelations, or discoveries that may arise while sitting.
yoga for seniors
re-awaken the body. This is a practice designed to meet the needs of older adults looking to gain strength, flexibility, and balance by working with breath and movement. Attention to alignment and modifications to postures are applied with the purpose of protecting bone, muscle, and joint health—particularly important for those who have experienced hip or knee replacement, arthritis, bone loss, and injury.
take it easy. Learn and practice the fundamentals in a mellow, slow-paced class. A nice alternative for anyone coming back to the mat after a while, recovering from an injury, or just wanting to lie low.
breathing for two. This specialized practice will help you feel stronger and more comfortable in your ever-changing body, preparing you mentally and physically for the work of childbirth and parenting, and creating a welcoming and safe space for you and your community of mamas-to-be. Expect to move fluidly within a safe and adaptable sequence including breath work and restorative poses. learn more.
body, breath, and baby. Reintegrate yoga into your life post-birth—or establish a practice for the very first time—in this class meant for new moms. Find space to realign, recenter, and reconnect to your breath. Learn how to adapt your practice to support functional movement. Babies are welcome!
whole again. For cancer patients and survivors. Further your recovery and feel restored in this community class led by a certified y4c teacher trained to address your specific needs. Build strength and flexibility safely; stimulate your immune system; build bone density; detox the body and manage side effects of treatments; improve sleep and reduce anxiety; feel empowered and more in control of your overall wellbeing; meet other survivors in a warm and supportive environment.
pilates (mat / open level)
access your mula bandha. Pilates mat offers a full-bodied workout blending the best of both classical and contemporary pilates mat exercises with modifications and progressions to meet all levels. Strengthen your core and posture as cross training for yoga and everyday life.
postnatal pilates (bring your baby)
finding new ground. Realign and restabilize in this classical mat pilates class designed for your postnatal body. Apply breath and postural awareness to tone and recalibrate the pelvic floor and develop full-body strength and flexibility in support of functional movement after birth. Babies welcome!
steady, gentle, slow. The ancient Chinese tradition of tai chi is a graceful form of exercise, involving a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Much like yoga, tai chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of low impact exercise and stretching, where each posture flows into the next without pause, keeping the body in constant, fluid motion. This class focuses primarily on the simplified 24-posture Beijing Form. Students may wear a pair of clean, soft-soled (indoor) shoes.