Level I: For students new to yoga or to the Iyengar approach, as well as those who want to concentrate on the fundamental postures. 

Level I-II: For those with experience in fundamental Iyengar yoga poses, including Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulderstand). Basic poses are refined and the student’s overall practice more deeply explored.

Level II: For students who are well practiced in the basic postures. Inverted poses, including Sirsasana (headstand) and Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand) are introduced.

Level II-III: For students with substantial Iyengar yoga experience who are strong in standing postures and can do Sirsasana (headstand), Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulderstand), and Halasana (plow) with confidence.

Yin Yoga: Unlike hatha yoga (Iyengar, vinyasa,  and other styles) which is concerned primarily with elastic  like muscle tissues, yin yoga target the more plastic like connective tissues such as fascia, ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.

Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.  It encompasses long held static stresses of the deep connective tissues allowing them to be remodeled over time. It includes the use of props and is approached as a true mind-body meditation.  

Gentle: A less rigorous, moderately paced class for new and experienced students. Well-suited to those with minimal mobility, recovering from illness or injury, or chronic issues of fatigue.

Props: We take advantage of the studio's full complement of yoga props -- blocks, belts, blankets, bolsters, chairs, straps and rope wall -- to support, align and deepen our experience of all categories of asana: standing and restorative poses, forward and backward extensions, and inversions.

Yoga: A dynamic practice with conscious attention to alignment and individual student needs.

Align: A balanced practice, focused on alignment and refinement of classic poses to build strength and flexibility, with a little music and a more casual feel to the class

Rise and Shine: A dynamic alignment-based class for early risers, with the morning body in mind.

 

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