Class Descriptions

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At Yoga Northwest we offer a wide variety of classes and levels to help everybody enjoy and experience all the wonderful benefits of Yoga, step by step. Each level has a suggested time period before advancing to the next level. Yet, some people progress faster and others are satisfied staying at the same level for years, which is totally ok, too. We are happy to support and encourage everybody individually on their Yoga journey.
 
 
DYNAMIC I
classes introduce beginning Yoga students and students new to the Iyengar method, to a balanced program of flexibility, core strength, postural alignment, breathing, relaxation, and awareness.

 


 
DYNAMIC I-II
classes are for students with 3 to 6 months experience in Iyengar Yoga who are steady and comfortable in the standing poses, “crazy dog” and shoulder balance. This class is also great for students who have a minimum of 6 months experience in any other school of Yoga, but are new to the Iyengar method, and are healthy, fit and without injury.

 

 

 
DYNAMIC II
classes are for students who can do full arm balance, shoulder balance, head balance, have a personal practice and 1 year of Yoga experience. Level II focuses on refining all the Yoga asanas and introduces deeper backbends.

 
 
 
 
DYNAMIC II-III
is for students with a minimum of 2 years experience in Iyengar yoga, who have a personal practice and can do full arm balance, 5-minute head balance and shoulder balance each and are ready to explore deeper into the depth of Yoga.

 

 

 


IYENGAR YOGA FLOW – VINYASA
learn inspiring flows of yoga poses linked together mindfully with alignment, breath and awareness to invigorate your body and lift your spirit. Everybody welcome with a minimum of 6 months Dynamic Yoga I without any
acute physical limitations.

 

 

 

 
EARLY BIRD YOGA
 All Levels (I to II).  Start the day with Yoga poses that will stretch, strengthen and invigorate your body and mind; preparing you for the day’s activity with centered and uplifting energy. This class meets two or three mornings a week and will help you establish a strong daily practice. After completing this course you can continue with our weekly regular classes and prorate the remaining fee.

 
 

 


GENTLE YOGA/BACKC
ARE I is for people with back, neck, knee or shoulder problems, are plus-sized, elderly, or weak and need a slow-paced class.

 

 
 
 

 

GENTLE YOGA/BACKCARE II is for students who have “graduated” from the gentle yoga/backcare class, but still need   exercises due to old injuries or physical restrictions.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA & PRANAYAMA (Yoga Breathing)  This class will focus on poses to help students unwind, breathe and relax deeply. Classical yoga poses are supported by bolsters and blankets to help you let go of stress, strengthen your immune system and sleep better.
Everybody welcome with at least 3 months yoga experience without back, neck or knee injuries.

 

 
     
 

 

PRENATAL YOGA offers a nurturing, informative environment to help prepare for birth. Through specifically developed poses and breathing techniques, women learn deep relaxation and gain strength and confidence for pregnancy, labor and delivery. You can start or end our prenatal classes depending on where you are in your pregnancy.

 

 

 

PRIVATE SESSIONS can be beneficial for students with injuries to learn how to modify poses for individual needs. Private classes are also helpful to encourage individual progress for students with challenges in specific poses due to lack of flexibility or strength. If a student new to yoga wants to join a class midterm, private sessions will be necessary to get a good start and catch up with the group. Fees for private sessions are $75 per hour. Please check with the office for available teachers and times.

 
“Nothing is perfect, you can always improve; that is creation of life,
creation of interest.”  — B.K.S. Iyengar