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.
If you have any questions about whether or not a class is the right choice for you, please contact us or speak with any teacher. We are happy to help you find the classes that best fit your needs.