Class Descriptions

Ashtanga Improv

With a traditional Ashtanga opening and closing, the core of the class is a fun mix-up of arm balances, inversions, challenging backbends and more. We will heat the room naturally while purifying the muscles and internal organs. Open to students of all levels -- it's about exploration and adventure! If you're new to the Ashtanga practice we offer modifications, use of props and lots of chances to rest and observe.

Ashtanga Led Primary Series

"Yoga Chikitsa" which means Yoga Therapy. Its purpose is to re-align the spine, detoxify the body, build strength, and increase flexibility. This is a group led class in which the postures of the Ashtanga Primary Series are instructed with hands-on adjustments and direction by the teacher. Students should be familiar with the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series.

Baptiste Inspired Power Yoga (heated)

Are ready you to SWEAT? Are you ready to find your EDGE? Are you ready to FOCUS, FLOW and GROW?
This POWER 90 class will challenge you in every way. Following a Baptiste inspired POWER Yoga Flow, this class follows Baron Baptiste's Journey Into Power Vinyasa sequence – vigorous and challenging; emphasizing strength, balance and flexibility.

Our POWER YOGA classes will challenge you physically & mentally, stretching & strengthening your body, mind and soul. You’ll walk out of class feeling rejuvenated, energized & empowered, ready to take on anything in your day. The room is heated up to over 90 degrees encouraging detoxification, allowing you increased flexibility without injury and taking you to the highest level you’ve ever experienced. The physical practice is accessible to people of all athletic abilities and from all walks of life.

“All you need to bring is your mat and an open mind.”

Power Flow (heated)

Power Flow is the perfect fusion of yoga, rigorous movement, and strength. This is a fitness-based practice, linking breath with dynamic vinyasa-style sequencing to tone the body and cleanse the mind. We incorporate core-centric exercises, endurance challenges, and a fast-paced flow to create a total body workout. Students will be invited to build heat, strength and flexibility by powering through their perceived limitations. This is yoga... cranked up to an eleven... and the magic happens when you turn stress into sweat. No gym necessary. 

Strong Flow

Get strong and flexible through this dynamic practice! This vigorous style of yoga links breath with movement through a sequence of Sun Salutations and postures. There's plenty of toning and lean muscle building for your entire body. The smooth, continuous flow deepens breathing, increases endurance, and will test the edge of your balance and flexibility. The rigorous, moving flow in this class will build heat - an excellent aid in increasing flexibility and eliminating mental and physical toxins.

Beginner's Yoga: Beyond Basics

Whether you are new to yoga or wanting to revisit your foundations, this class will guide you through the elements of basic postures and help you develop good practice habits by focusing on proper alignment, strength and balance. No flexibility necessary, just your beautiful open mind.

Vinyasa Flow - All Levels

This all-levels Vinyasa Flow class delivers fundamental poses that build strength, balance, flexibility and focus, dynamically moving from pose to pose. You’ll leave refreshed & rejuvenated! 

Yoga For Lunch

Yoga for Lunch is a healthy way to restore energy, calm your mind eliminate those afternoon "blahs." The practice of yoga at midday leaves you feeling happy, calm and energized, instead of lethargic or jittery from a heavy meal or a cup of coffee. 

Give yourself a noontime pick-me-up and try Yoga for Lunch!

Happy Hour Flow

Flow into your weekend with Happy Hour Yoga! This is a vinyasa-based power hour designed to energize and invigorate the body while releasing the stressful energy of the week! Class will be set to a fun, themed playlist and will invite you to enter your weekend with joy! Fun and laughter are always guaranteed! Stay after class for a glass of vino in our tea lounge and get to know your fellow SYL yogis!


This class incorporates slow movement with breath to restore the joints and ease sore muscles. This all-levels class reduces stress, joint pressure and is the ideal way to end your work day.

Slow Flow 

This class will encourage us to discover the potential in slowing the breath and flow of vinyasa. We will explore in depth and focus on blending alignment with our own natural rhythm of movement. A great class for any level of student wishing to establish or reinforce a strong foundation.

Adaptive Therapeutic Yoga

Using a blend of traditional yoga asana (postures), functional movements, a variety of options/modifications and most importantly, your own inner authority, this adaptive, therapeutic class is ideal for those needing physical and emotional care in their yoga practice. A mix of gentle flow as well as supported, sustained postures are adapted for each individual, with an emphasis on self-care and kindness. Students recovering from illness or injury, those who would like to connect deeper to their bodies and those who are new to the practice will benefit from the healing focus of this class. No previous yoga experience necessary as this class is appropriate for all levels. 

Prenatal Yoga

This hour-long class will focus on postures that are appropriate for pregnant women with an emphasis on breathing, relaxation and muscle toning. Have the best possible pregnancy and delivery by learning to stretch and strengthen the body, focus and relax the mind, control breathing and develop awareness. Best of all, meet a lovely community of pregnant women in your neighborhood! 

Baby & Me Yoga

Congratulations on your baby! This class is specifically designed for mothers to practice yoga with their new bundles of joy. Baby & Me Yoga classes provide an opportunity for you to regain the strength and flexibility needed for motherhood, to bond with your baby, and to make friends with other moms. Each class involves flowing yoga movements and slow methodical exercises for strength and awareness with special attention given to developing core strength and stability. This class is perfect for both first time and experienced moms. Throughout the class, you may involve your baby in the movements, hold your baby, or have baby close to you on a blanket. Moms are more than welcome to nurse, change diapers and tend to their babies in the class. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Classes are 45 minutes. Ages 6 weeks to crawling.

Wake Up & Flow 

Join us at 6am for a grounding yet invigorating Vinyasa Yoga class. We’ll ease into the day with a few minutes of meditation and/or pranayama (breath work) and then get flowing. This practice will build heat, help you find flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance, as well as bring you more in tune with the subtleties of your body. This class is suitable for all levels. 

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a quiet and simple practice, but not necessarily an easy practice. Yin yoga works deeply into our bodies. It targets our deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of the body — rather than the muscles. Energetically, Yin Yoga improves the energy flow, enhancing the flow of energy in the organs. To be healthy, we need healthy organs as well as healthy muscles. 

Yoga Tune Up

Yoga Tune Up® is a movement program created by Jill Miller that blends classical Yoga postures with Pilates, corrective exercise and self-massage with YTU therapy balls. A Yoga Tune Up® movement practice is a mindful body practice that combines asana, pranayama and meditation. The practice fortifies your underused, overused and misused body parts. With regular practice, participants develop profound body awareness to foster better strength, mobility and stability for life. Some additional benefits of Yoga Tune Up®:

  • Creates new body awareness
  • Discover blind spots -Sharpens our ability to perceive through our senses
  • Improve Balance
  • Increase Proprioceptive skills
  • Reduce Stress through the down regulating effects of movement and massage
  • Understand your body inside and out through embodied anatomy cues

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