Yoga Tune Up® is a softly paced class that balances you from the inside out. This class is for EVERYONE, as we can all benefit from learning more about our body, alignment, and intelligent muscle use. Dynamic but gradually calibrated poses will move your joints from every conceivable angle while specialized massage approaches will help you explore your muscles and soft tissues and free your body from stubborn hidden tension. Anatomy and alignment cues are offered throughout so you can optimize, challenge, conserve, and/or restore your efforts and energy on any given day. Yoga Tune Up® teaches you how to customize your yoga practice so you can live the absolute best that you can in your body!
Yoga Basics Yoga for the absolute beginner or a practitioner seeking a solid review. Do you want to try yoga, but don’t know where to start? Too many options and styles? Start here! This class will take the time to explain each breathing exercise and posture to you, concentrating on proper alignment and working within YOUR ability level. Approachable meditation techniques will be taught. Questions will be allowed in class so that you leave feeling knowledgeable and ready to come back, not confused and discouraged.
Kundalini Express Wake up and raise your vibration quickly and efficiently with an energizing and dynamic Kundalini Yoga class. We will take our dormant energy and bring it up through pranayama, mantra, kriya and meditation. Bring a little Sat Nam into your weekend.
Restorative Yoga is a zero impact class, using many props to provide students with comfort in each position. Meditation, pranayama (breathing), and a long svasana are always honored in this rich experience. Classes may include a gentle yin sequence or yoga nidra from time to time. This class is perfect for the student seeking a slow, meditative practice, in need of a softer practice, or in desperate need of some realigning TLC. Studio provides all necessary props.
Restorative Yoga Tune Up® This therapeutic Yoga Tune Up® class combines the best of gentle yoga positioning (props and variations provided for multiple levels and abilities) with massage therapy techniques and Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep). The Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls will aid in warming up muscles and joints, removing excess tension, improving breathing, and much more! Learn to reTUNE your body in this highly effective yet restorative way so that every pose both on and off your mat is more comfortable.
Core Yoga is an eclectic mix of yoga styles, pulling the best core work from each. You can expect to target all of your trunk/core muscles (abdominal wall, gluteus muscles, hamstrings, quadriceps, serratus, and more) for a physically challenging class. Some poses will be slow flow, some may move quickly, and others may be prolonged holds. Opening and closing meditation with traditional pranayama (breath) work is not forgotten.
Vinyasa This flow style class is specifically designed to build the core and arm strength needed for standing balances, basic arm balances, twists, and inversions. An apex pose will be properly warmed up for through a Vinyasa Flow, guiding with intelligent pointers broken down for students to take their practice to the next level. This class is perfect for the beginner and intermediate students seeking to strengthen and explore their mental and physical practice, or for the advanced student seeking to support a regular practice.
Extended Vinyasa is for the experienced student looking to spend more time diving in and fine tuning the relationship between intention, breath, and body. With a slightly longer class time, inversions, arm balances, and deeper twists are all game! Each student is asked to stay true to their own practice and body, while trying new things. Safely cover new ground. Fun and inventive transitions keep your practice fresh. Strong beginners through Advanced welcome.
Flow Yoga Level 2/3 moves into fine-tuned, subtle cues within the mind, breath, and body, more freedom allotted to move through your own practice, and of course the physical manifestation of years on the mat. Practitioners can expect to deeply link flexibility, strength, and balance in old favorite ways, and find new favorite challenges. Inversions, arm balances, binds, you got it! This class is no fluff and all filling. YOU are your best guru, we just support your path. Due to the speed and nature of this class, intermediate and advanced practitioners (level 2/3) only please.
Lotus Flow Inspired Level 2/3 loosely follows the teaching format of Laughing Lotus~ a fast paced, music rockin’, strong vinyasa flow. Students are encouraged to move in their own way, to breath, to enjoy and smile. Because this class moves quickly, students must have a consistent practice and be comfortable with posture names and transitions before attending (level 2/3). There is plenty of room here for the advanced yogi to experiment!
FAMtastic Yoga! Fun for the child and the inner child! This family class is designed to introduce children to yoga and healthy habits with the support and positive example of adult family and friends. Children age 3 and up (potty trained please) and anyone that cares for them are welcome to come and practice together. Neat games, yoga poses, and other fun things to do on your mat will be sure to spark everyone’s curiosity no matter their age. Special pricing for multiple adult/parents and multiple children available. This specialty class will occasionally be featured as a workshop, but can be scheduled as a private session any time with as few as 4 participants. Please email email@example.com if you are interested.
Prenatal Yoga For expecting mothers, please call the studio to discuss appropriate classes to attend. There are several options, dependent on current trimester, doctor’s orders, and previous yoga/fitness experience. 203-915-7748
***TEENS: Age 12 and up students that show a dedication to learning and proper behavior may be invited to attend adult yoga classes with a guardian’s consent and the teacher’s approval. Please call ahead if you plan to bring a teen to a regular class. 203-915-7748