The right class for you
Yoga Styles: There are many different styles of yoga, also known as yoga traditions. Some are fast, others slow. Some feature a lot of lecture and alignment focus, while others move you through postures a bit more quickly to “get you out of your head.” Some focus on strength development, while others focus on relaxation or flexibility.
If you go to a class that features a yoga tradition that doesn’t suit your needs, that doesn’t mean that yoga isn’t for you- it means you need to find the right type of you that meets your needs.
Go to our class schedule, and scroll over class names for complete descriptions.
Toning/strengthening Focus: All yoga, and particularly “Flow Yoga”, “Astanga Flow,” “Power Flow,” and “Yogalates” class types. You can also try classes with teachers who are known for offering more athletic movements and/or advanced pose options. Alignment Yoga classes will also help you understand how to do poses more precisely and therefore increase their strengthening benefits.
Flexibility Focus: All classes, although Yogalates may focus on this a bit less. For a deeper focus on flexibility, try Yin Yoga.
Alignment Focus: Try “Alignment Yoga” aka “Iyengar Inspired Yoga.” Check out some of our teachers whose classes often focus on alignment.
Moderately paced movement: Try our general “Yoga” classes, rather than “Flow Yoga” classes. Sivananda, Kripalu, Reboot, and other classes work too! You can also check out some of our teachers whose classes offer modifications for various conditions.
Faster paced movement: Try any type of “Flow Yoga” or “Yogalates” classes. You can also try classes with teachers known for offering more athletic movements and/or advanced pose options.
Relaxation & Mindfulness: All classes! For an extra dose, try “Restorative Yoga,” “Yin Yoga,” any classes with “Meditation,” “Gentle Yoga”, and Pranayama. You can check out some of our teachers with classes featuring more gentle and modified options as well as teachers known to focus on more meditative, breathing and/or chanting practices.
Beginner friendly: Yoga 1, Gentle Yoga, and Flow Yoga 1 classes are just for you! You can also check out some of our teachers with classes featuring gentle options.
Injury & trauma sensitive: Try Gentle Yoga, Yoga 1, Alignment Yoga, Anusara Yoga, and Yoga 1 Misfits. Please also review teacher bios to learn which of our teachers are also trained in Physical Therapy, teachers with alignment-focused cuing, and teachers featuring modified/gentle options.
|Level 1 is for beginners.Level 1.5 for advancing beginners familiar with posture basics.
Level 2 is for intermediate students.
Level 3 is more advanced.
Classes that list a range of levels will offer options appropriate for the levels listed. For example, a Yoga 1-1.5 class will offer options appropriate for both total beginners, as well as advancing beginners familiar with posture basics.
If you’re looking for a class that is dedicated to beginners only, please sign up for a Yoga 1, Gentle Yoga 1 (chair yoga options provided for those with limited mobility), or Flow Yoga 1 class online.
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