Class and Studio Info
Studio Philosophy and General Class Guidelines
All classes are intended for anyone regardless of health, age, physical limitations, etc. Your practice is your own, so you determine how you participate in class. We ask that you give your best, most authentic effort at any class, and discuss with your instructor any issues or concerns you have before, during, and/or after class.
Free Parking may be found on the street (2 hour limit on weekdays and Saturdays), or in the Sophia Street Parking Garage located at the corner of Sophia and Wolfe Street.
Specific Class Descriptions
Beginner Yoga | for beginners, people recovering from illness or injury, and athletes who want to compliment their cardio with stretching. Mostly seated, kneeling, prone and supine poses (often with modifications), with some standing poses, emphasizing range of motion, increased flexibility, balance, and strength. Helpful incorporation of props as needed—folded blankets, yoga blocks, and belts. Also emphasizes the importance of pranayama, or breath work, in good health and fitness and healing. Ends with savasana, a brief period of deep relaxation.
Intermediate Yoga | builds on the foundational poses in Beginner Yoga, with the addition of a number of standing and balance poses, including sun salutations and some vinyasa, or flow, between asanas. More physically challenging than Beginner Yoga, but still accessible for many who are just beginning their yoga practice. (Also a good change of pace for those who usually practice the more vigorous Power or Hot Yoga.) Ends with savasana.
Power Yoga | an athletic form of yoga which incorporates more movement or vinyasa, more strength poses, more balance work, and more challenging sequences than other levels and forms. Bring a sweat towel and water. OK for those who haven’t practiced yoga before, but who are generally fit from other workout practices. Emphasizes strength, flexibility, balance, breath work—and calming the mind. Ends with savasana.
Hot (Beginner, Intermediate or Power) Yoga | done in our heated yoga room where temperature is set ~100 degrees. Heat helps relax muscles and other connective tissue allowing us to go deeper into our yoga poses. Depending on the level of the class (Beginner, Intermediate, Power, or the general Yoga) the class will follow a static sequence of poses while others will incorporate more movement and complex sequencing. Definitely bring water and a large sweat towel! Ends with savasana.
90 Minute Hot Yoga | a longer version of a Hot Class. Allows clients to go deeper with their practice; spending more time moving through flow sequences, holding stretches longer, and enjoying an extended savasana. Participants should bring a yoga mat, large towel, and water bottle.
Chair Yoga | A practice that modifies yoga poses so that they may be done while seated in a chair or standing near a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people with mobility or balance concerns. While seated in a chair, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends. Depending upon the individual, poses may be also be done while standing, utilizing the chair for stability and balance. People who may benefit from Chair Yoga include seniors, those with curvier bodies, have limited mobility, physical/mental health, injuries, illness, chronic disease/pain, scoliosis. Helpful incorporation of other props as needed—folded blankets, yoga blocks, and belts. Also emphasizes the importance of pranayama, or breath work, in good health and fitness and healing. Ends with savasana.
Prenatal Yoga | A longer class intended to benefit mamas-to-be inside and out. Beginning with a time of community sharing and discussion, we get to know one another and build our collective knowledge about pregnancy, labor and delivery, and after birth care. The class focuses on strength building and stretching poses especially designed for expectant mothers, as well as discomfort practices intended to challenge us all to manage our emotions and thoughts during challenging moments of our lives (labor!). Class ends with a restorative savasana. Appropriate for all stages of pregnancy and fitness levels.
Family Yoga | Beginner/Intermediate Yoga for families to do together—for parents and children who are old enough to practice with adults. No prior yoga experience necessary. Minimum age for children – 24 months. Ends with snuggly savasana.
At Ease Warrior Yoga | a free class specifically designed for military service men and women, veterans, retirees, and their families and loved ones. The class focuses on building community, developing strength of body and mind, and using the breath to quiet the mind and find peace. All levels are welcome. Helpful incorporation of props as needed—folded blankets, yoga blocks, belts, and chairs. Ends with savasana.
Cancellation Policy | You may cancel your reservation up to 30 minutes before class starts. Your account will retain the class credit for a future use. There are no refunds.