YogaSpace Classes:

We offer a variety of classes and approaches to yoga so you can find the class that's right for you! In order to simplify our schedule and to make our classes recognizable to current and prospective students, we modified some of our current class titles and grouped them broadly into several areas.  You still have fabulous teachers teaching their own special practice; but now you’ll be able to see quickly what other classes on the schedule meet your interests!

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Balanced Yoga
A moderate level, holistic practice drawing on multiple yoga traditions. Classes will include warming stretches; conscious breath; formal yoga postures (including longer posture holds and intermediate poses); meditation and/or relaxation. Classes may also weave in yoga philosophy traditions, history or metaphors. Suitable for students with some awareness of yoga postures, including Sun Salutations, who want to deepen their practice.

Fertile Yoga
A creative, nurturing, stress-reducing class to create balance, harmony and overall reproductive health for both men and women. This class is sponsored by Reproductive Medical Associates.

Flow Yoga
This class strings yoga postures together in a flowing sequence of breath and movement. Sequences are conducted at a moderate pace to raise the heartbeat and create warmth in the body. Seated and/or moving meditation and relaxation are a part of each class. Suitable for students with an awareness of yoga postures and comfort with sustained movement.

Flow & Restorative Yoga
A moderate level, flowing Vinyasa practice synchronizing breath & movement, followed by passive Restorative poses to release stress, balance the nervous system, calm the mind and perpare for sleep at the end of the day. All levels welcome.

Gentle Yoga
A slower yoga class with gentle postures and emphasis on relaxation and de-stressing. Postures may be held or gently flow together. The class will include warming stretches; gentle yoga postures; conscious breath; and meditation and/or relaxation. Suitable for students with some awareness of yoga postures or those wanting a mellow practice.

Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini yoga moves energy to create a clear and calm mind; strong and resilient body; open spirit.
This class will cover all the basics in terminology and components of a kundalini class, including: tuning in, pranayam/breath, kriya/asana/movement, savasana/rest, meditation/mantra/changing, mudra, and how to create a home practice. No experience necessary. All levels welcome.

Kundalini Yoga Sadhana
A 2.5-hour Kundalini Yoga class (including yogic prayer, Kundalini Yoga kriyas and an hour of chanting mantras) offered in the ambrosial hours of 5:30am - 8:00am on the first Saturday morning of each month.  Everyone is welcome. No prior experience necessary. This class is offered by donation.

Meditation
Meditation is an intentional calming of the mind as a way to decrease stress and increase the overall feeling of well being. It is also one of the ways to attain the unity of mind, body and soul. Students will be led in a variety of meditation practices to identify his or her preferred way to meditate. When practiced regularly, meditation has the power to alleviate our different mental and physical discomforts. This is a seated practice with little-to-no movement. Chairs and cushions will be available for students’ comfort.

Pilates
Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles. Pilates takes a balanced approach so that no muscle group is overworked and the body moves as an efficient, holistic system in sport and daily activity. Using a floor mat and small props, this class focuses on basic Pilates principles: core strength, increased flexibility, breath control and correct alignment to improve posture.

Pre-Natal Yoga
This nurturing and fun yoga class is designed to strengthen, stretch and integrate the changes in a woman’s body during pregnancy. Mamas-to-be will learn what poses are appropriate for certain trimesters, as well as breathing techniques that may be helpful in labor. No prior yoga experience is necessary, and permission from your doctor is suggested.

Rock Your Asana
Rock Your Asana is an alignment based, heart-centered, mixed-level yoga practice set to rock music, offered on the 3rd Friday evening of each month. Through the practice of yoga one realizes his or her connection with the universe. Rock music is also about being in the moment; moving the body; and feeling the connection with the music. Come join Rob as he combines his passion for yoga and rock to create a yoga practice that will move your body and soul. Make it a yoga date with yourself; or bring a friend and join your yoga tribe. Bring a snack or dessert to share after class. Reserve your spot for Friday 10/17 here.

Vigorous Yoga
A challenging and holistic yoga practice with an emphasis on strength and flexibility. Students may expect warming stretches; powerful yoga postures including pushups; lunges; squats; inversions; and arm balances. With an emphasis on breath-driven movement, alignment, and mental focus, students are encouraged to find inner calm, especially during challenges. Through regular practice, students will steadily cultivate new personal power and potential, from which everything is possible! Suitable for students with a strong and consistent yoga practice.

Yin Yoga
The Yin practice focuses on postures that lengthen the muscles surrounding the hips, pelvis, and lower back. Postures are held with support for 3-5 minutes per side to lengthen and stimulate connective tissue that surrounds the joints. The elasticity of our connective tissue diminishes with physical activity and aging, making Yin essential for injury prevention and joint health. It is the perfect practice to bring you to a meditative physical and mental state. The class will conclude with seated meditation. Come challenge your body and mind in this intentionally slow paced, deep practice. All levels are welcome.

Yoga Basics
For beginning yoga students as well as those who want to develop their understanding of the practice of yoga. Classes will contain lengthier explanations and postures modified to students’ needs. This class includes stretches to warm the body; conscious breath; formal yoga postures; and meditation and/or relaxation. No prior experience required; open to all students.

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By Donation:
All by donation classes are noted with a by line of “by donation” while utilizing the most appropriate class title from above. These classes are offered as a service to the community; you may pay whatever you wish and a portion of the proceeds goes to charity. Please donate as genrously as you can in accordance with your means and the value you feel you've received from the class. This means that everyone can afford yoga and helps us complete the circle of giving back (find out more about the organizations we've supported here).

 

 
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