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.
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 week.
Basic Beginner Series
The Basic Beginner Series is a 4-week class designed to provide a foundation on which to build your yoga practice. We'll explore some basic guidelines to help you prepare your body and mind for your practice. We'll teach you how to properly utilize your breath, along with some helpful tools for remaining present and centered. We'll also explore in detail how to find correct alignment, including how to properly modify all of the most commonly practiced yoga postures. Classes held Sundays from 2-3:30pm. The next Beginner Series is at SYL Downtown and starts Sunday, May 15. Sign up by going to our class schedule and clicking on workshops.
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.
All Levels Flow
Kick start your weekend with a complete body-mind practice. 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 and ready to embrace the remainder of your weekend!
Yoga for Athletes
Yoga for Athletes is a recovery class designed for athletes looking to stretch and relax their muscles to help improve their performance and reduce the risk of injury. This class offers a balance of yoga, breath-work and relaxation that will strengthen your core and improve your balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience is necessary.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Tot & Me Yoga
This class gives parents and toddlers an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of yoga together! Toddlers don't stay still and this class embraces their newfound independence with plenty of movement! Each class combines animated poses, stretching, music, props and stories to create a fun environment for both parents and children to exercise. Toddlers benefit from the social interaction, repetition, and play of each class while parents benefit from being able to practice yoga in a supportive environment with other parents of little ones. Parents may bring snacks and toys to class. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Classes are 45 minutes. Ages walking to 3 years old.
A one hour class open to all levels of students. Though physically challenging it’s never boring! Each class includes asanas (postures), pranayam (breath exercises), mantras (sound current that help you focus your mind) and meditation. Deep relaxation at the end of each class is accompanied by a live gong! The physical benefits of Kundalini Yoga include balancing the glandular system, strengthening the nervous system, increasing flexibility and strength. It also helps you to shake off your stress and fatigue, find a peace of mind and live your excellence!