our classes

basics

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.

intermediate

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.

advanced

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.

open

come as you are. A open-level and well-rounded practice that’s appropriate for those with experience in group classes.

warm vinyasa

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 in intermediate or open-level classes encouraged.

yoga for strength

run, lift, spin, yoga. The versatile benefits of yoga can enhance your relationship to other modes of exercise and improve your overall performance in whatever else you do off the mat. The strengthening component of the practice will help you to define your underutilized muscles for tone and precision of movement, while warming up your muscles with 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.

restorative

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/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.

yin yoga

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.

meditation

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.

restorative/meditation

resting in stillness. Quiet and nourishing, this class is one part restorative yoga and one part seated meditation, with some discussion around the practice of Shamatha (or breath-centered mindfulness meditation).

 

dance lab

free your mind and join us. Let music inspire you to dance and move to new and different places—in the body and through space—stretching, lengthening, and strengthening the body along the way. This is an open-level class exploring a free-form and adaptable style of movement; no dance experience required.

prenatal

breathing for two. Whether adapting an existing practice or coming to yoga for the first time in pregnancy, this class will help you feel stronger and more comfortable by addressing the unique and ever-changing needs of the pregnant 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. This specialized practice will allow for fluid movement within a safe and adaptable sequence and will include breathwork and restorative poses for support and relief, an exploration of how yoga philosophy can support the mind-body journey into motherhood, and an opportunity to connect with your own maternal intuition. learn more.

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.

yoga4cancer

whole again. Whether you are a cancer patient, survivor, or newly diagnosed, yoga can further your recovery and help you to feel restored. You may even find new confidence you have never known. In this class, taught by a certified y4c teacher trained in supporting and addressing the specific needs of cancer patients and survivors, you will have the opportunity to: build strength and flexibility in safe ways; stimulate your immune system and 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.