Traditional Asana Classes
Students of all levels are welcome in all of the traditional asana classes. ("Asana" means "pose" in Sanskrit.) Teachers will provide modifications for personal needs. Awareness of the breath, as in a Vinyasa (flowing with the breath) class will often be a portion of these classes.
Restorative yoga is a very gentle form of yoga designed to increase your flexibility and range-of-motion. Poses that involve twisting and stretching are emphasized. These classes are suitable for people of all ages and all levels of ability. The teacher will offer individualized modifications for many of the poses for anyone with a disability. If you come in feeling stiff and sore, you will leave feeling as though you have had a good massage.
Private and Semi-Private Lessons
Our teachers offer both private (1 person) and semi-private (3 people maximum) lessons. These private and semi-private classes are one-hour long. The cost for each private lessons is $25 (for 30 minutes) or $45 (for 60 minutes), and the cost for each semi-private lesson is $25 per person (for 2 or 3 people). If you are interested, please call or email the studio and we will have the instructor contact you. You can pay for private lessons at the studio or on PayPal. If you use PayPal, please bring your receipt to the studio.
What should I wear?
Wear something that is comfortable and allows you to move freely. Dress in clothing that allows the skin to breathe and the body to move in any direction without binding on anything. The less bulky the better.
What should I bring to class?
Bring a mat if you have one (we have a few to loan) and a water bottle. We provide the blankets, straps, and blocks you may need.
What sort of people take yoga classes?
The best answer is to look in a mirror! We have students of all ages, from high school to retirees in their 70s. About 80% are women; men seem to be more shy about trying yoga!
What is Sanskrit?
Sanskrit is the Indo-Aryan language used in some of the oldest writings about yoga. Poses are known by their Sanskrit names to avoid confusion because the English translation of the names can vary.
What does "namaste" mean?
This Sanskrit word is a common greeting in India. When we use it at the end of every yoga class, we are saying "the spirit in me honors and acknowledges the spirit in you."
Is yoga a religion?
No. Although yoga has its historical roots in Hinduism, we do not worship any gods or promote any faith. Nevertheless, many students find that yoga enhances their own sense of spirituality.