The beauty of yoga is that it’s accessible to anyone, regardless of age, body type, or level of fitness. However, we always want students to feel comfortable in any class they choose, so we’ve created class level guidelines to help you know what to expect. But our levels are only recommendations, not rules. Our instructors are skilled at teaching to all levels, and are able to offer modifications in most situations. We suggest you choose classes that suit your individual needs, but know that you will be welcome at any class in our studio.
Level 0-- This level denotes a class with little to no movement. Certain workshops or meditation classes may be designated as Level 0. Also, Level 0 classes may be intended for students with physical or mobility issues that limit normal activity.
Level 1-- This level is accessible for almost every student. Level 1 classes offer a variety of physical movements at a normal pace, and are only lightly heated, if at all. These classes offer more instruction, more explanation of poses, and more directions on transitioning between poses. Level 1 classes are ideal for students who are new to yoga, or who do not have a regular fitness practice. At the same time, however, they offer plenty of opportunity for growth and learning for yogis at all levels.
Level 2-- This level combines more physical movements with a faster pace and higher heat. In a Level 2 class, a teacher may provide less instruction and explanation of poses, and instead leave more room for your personal practice. Therefore, prior knowledge of yoga terms, foundations, and poses is helpful. Level 3-- This level denotes classes that are intense, athletic, fast-paced, and possibly heated to a higher degree. In Level 3 classes, instruction and explanation of poses may be minimal. Previous yoga experience and knowledge of alignment is highly recommended.
Beginners -- In our Beginners class, you’ll get plenty of instruction on the basics and foundations of yogic principles and poses. This class offers a repetitive, familiar format designed to help you get comfortable with the Vinyasa flow style of yoga. It’s a perfect stepping stone into higher level classes. And it’s a great refresher for those who want reinforcement of the foundational skills upon which more advanced poses are built. (Level 1)
Introduction to the Studio -- Welcome to our studio, and welcome to yoga! At this class, you’ll get a tour of the studio, and learn about the concepts and foundations of yoga. You’ll learn about what to expect in a typical class, get some tips and advice, and we’ll cover yoga studio etiquette. Questions and discussion are encouraged! If you’ve ever been curious about visiting a studio or starting a yoga practice, but are a little nervous or hesitant to get going, then this class is for you. And it's free! (Level 0)
Meditation and Mindfulness -- Studies have shown that a regular meditation and mindfulness practice has many benefits, including decreased stress and anxiety levels, better moods, improved performance and cognition, a stronger immune system, better sleep, and so much more. Whether you’re new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, you’ll find our guided exercises to be comfortable and approachable. Take a few moments of your day to check in with your body, connect with your heart, and nurture your soul. (Level 0)
Peak Pose -- In this class, the instructor will pick a “goal pose” as the focus. Using both verbal and physical instruction, the teacher will help students safely work toward their personal fullest expression of that pose. This class offers a deeper understanding of the mechanics and anatomy of specific postures, while still offering a full-body workout. Instructors will use props and other modifications to help you find the perfect posture for your body and abilities. (Levels 2, 3)
Power Flow -- Be prepared to increase your heart rate and sweat! This flow class features a faster pace, intense holds, and powerful, strength-building movements. Power Flow will challenge both your body and mind. If you are looking to grow further in both the physical and mental practice of yoga, then this class is for you. (Levels 2, 3)
Restorative -- This class is designed to help you feel complete relaxation and ease. There is no focus on strength-building or muscular “work.” Instead, you’ll be encouraged to “let it all go.” Low lighting and quiet music allow your senses to unwind, along with your body. If you need stress reduction, quiet, and stillness in your life, then this is the class for you. (Levels 0, 1, 2, 3)
Slow Flow -- In this class, you’ll move easily in a manner designed to release tight muscles and increase strength and focus. The slower pace is ideal for those who enjoy more time to develop a deeper breath/mind/body connection. (Levels 1, 2, 3)
Stretch -- This class focuses on deeply stretching and lengthening muscles all over your body. Stretching increases flexibility, circulation, and range of motion, while reducing tension and preventing injuries. This class is highly recommended for athletes, gym junkies, those who have to sit or stand all day, or anyone dealing with tightness, muscle fatigue, or aches and pains. (Levels 1, 2, 3)
Vinyasa Flow -- The focus of this class is linking breath with movement as you flow through a balanced, whole-body practice. This class offers a variety of movements and poses within a familiar format, so you can challenge yourself in new ways, while still having time to go deeper into your existing practice. (Levels 1, 2, 3)
Weekend Vibes -- Come celebrate Saturdays with us as we breathe, flow, and play together. This all-levels Vinyasa class features energizing movements, great music, and most importantly, lots of fun, laughter, and lightness! You'll leave feeling invigorated, motivated, and ready for whatever the weekend brings. This class is taught by a rotating group of teachers. (Levels 1, 2, 3)
Yin Yoga -- This class features less movement, and instead involves holding fewer poses for longer periods of time. When you hold poses longer, you get out of the “muscle work,” and start stretching and lengthening your connective tissues instead. Benefits include a release of muscular adhesions and an increased range of motion. Yin is the perfect counterpoint to an athletic lifestyle. Although this is a more passive class, it may still be considered intense at times, as it challenges you both mentally and physically. (Levels 1, 2, 3)
Yoga for Mobility -- This class focuses on movement and breathing techniques designed to strengthen the body and make daily activities easier and more enjoyable. This class is designed for anyone who might have mobility issues caused by injury, medical conditions, or the aging process. Students will reap the benefits as they restore and maintain flexibility, stability, and range of motion. And beyond that, they will benefit from the camaraderie of a supportive, safe, and caring environment. (Level 0)
Yoga Nidra -- Yoga Nidra, or "yogic sleep," is the practice of conscious relaxation. This nurturing class combines breathing, gentle movement, and a guided meditation to promote profound ease and well-being. This practice is short and effortless, but it delivers deep rest and healing. (Levels 0, 1. 2, 3)