Yoga Class Styles
Strength and Relaxation, Levels I & II
Strength and Relaxation is our foundational class. It is for everyone. It is the basis for building a physical and breath practices. It strengthens and calms.The class begins with centering. It proceeds to physical postures which are held to allow the body to settle and the muscles to strengthen, while making the breath calm and even. It ends with deep relaxation.
Mysore (named after a city in India) is a self-paced class allowing students to practice instructed poses at their own pace. This is the traditional way in which Ashtanga Yoga is taught. It is self paced, meaning new students receive more individual instruction and, as you become familiar with the practice, you are allowed more independence, getting adjustments and assistance only as needed. Learn more about Ashtanga Mysore style here.
This variation spontaneously selects from the classical Ashtanga sequences. Postures emphasize forward folding, beginning with Sun Salutations, proceeding to a rhythmic flow, and ending with the traditional closing sequence. Learn more about Ashtanga Mysore style here.
This style is a slower and more limited version of the full traditional sequence. It consists of a mild warm up followed by standing and seated postures and ending with the traditional closing sequence. Gentle Ashtanga builds a strong core from which one can transition into new postures, with a diversity of exercises and modifications to suit a wide range of levels from beginner to advanced. Learn more about Ashtanga Mysore style here.
Ashtanga Led 1/2 Primary
The fundamentals of Ashtanga yoga are taught, which include Ujjayi Pranayama, Drishtis (gaze), and Bandhas (locks). Students are led through the first half of the Primary Series, known as Yoga Chikitsa or Yoga therapy. This sequences is designed to detoxify the body by producing a purifying sweat leaving you feeling light, strong, and with a steadied mind. Learn more about Ashtanga Mysore style here.
Ashtanga Full Led Primary
This class incorporates the entire Ashtanga Primary Series. Owing to the physical demands of the Full Led Primary sequence, this class is best suited for those students who have an established Ashtanga or Vinyasa practice. If you are new to Ashtanga please check out our gentle or half primary classes. Learn more about Ashtanga Mysore style here.