What do the levels mean?
Extra Gentle Yoga
This class offers modified poses done with support from chairs or supine positions. Therapeutic movements and poses are meant to increase range of motion, deepen relaxation, and enhance a state of comfort and well-being.
Classes are for students who are new to yoga or looking for a gentle, but thorough, yoga class. Meant to strengthen, align, as well as relax, the focus is on breathing, alignment and development of body/mind awareness, in a non-competitive atmosphere of acceptance. Appropriate for students who are recovering from injuries or chronic pain; adaptations of poses for various conditions are welcomed, as well as taught. Students must be able to sit on the floor and get up without assistance.
Classes move into more standing poses while continuing to focus on the slow, aligned movement. and breath work. Modifications for injuries and limitations are offered as in all class levels. Many beginners start with this level.
Classes geared toward all students who already have some level of fitness. Focus will be on the fundamentals of poses (e.g. sun salutation), breath, yogic principles and developing the student’s body and breath awareness.
Classes build on the students’ foundation, allowing for exploration of more advanced poses for those who wish to move to the next level.
Classes are suitable for level 1 and 2 students while providing modifications for the intermediate to advanced student .
Classes are for the student with yoga experience. The instructor offers options to increase the challenge of the class. An All Levels class is not appropriate for beginners or those who only take gentle classes. As always, we ask that you are mindful of what your body needs.
For continuing students with some knowledge of basic poses. These classes may include inversions handstands and full back bend, including a more in depth study of philosophy and pranayama with this more dynamic physical practice. Good for the student who is beginning a home practice.
Classes are intermediate to advanced students with at least a year of yoga. Students should be prepared for a strong standing practice. Classes often include inversions, back bends, arm balances and more in depth or advanced pranayama techniques.