Class Description

Class Description

Dynamic 1 is for students who are new to yoga, or are new to Iyengar Yoga. The focus of this class is to cultivate a mindful body awareness with alignment and breath towards a balanced program of core strength, flexibility and relaxation.

Dynamic 2 (Formerly Dynamic 1/2) is for students, who have a minimum of 6 months experience of Iyengar Yoga, or for students from other schools of yoga with a strong yoga practice . The focus of this class is to build deeper strength, stamina and flexibility and to gradually prepare for the invigorating and centering inversions…step by step!

Dynamic 3 (Formerly Dynamic 2) is for students with a minimum of 2 years of continuous Iyengar yoga experience, or from other schools of yoga, who can do Handstand with the wall, and head-balance and shoulder-balance with stability and ease. This class will explore deeper and more advanced backbends, forward bends, arm-balances, and inversions.

Early Bird (Dynamic 1 & 2). 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 mornings a week and will help you establish a strong daily practice.

Lunch Hour Yoga (Dynamic 1 & 2) Take a midday break to come relax, restore and rejuvenate your body and mind and bring mindful awareness to the rest of your day and week. A focus of the class will be to improve posture and release stress and tension out of the back, neck and shoulders. This class will resume in the fall.

Iyengar Yoga Flow (Dynamic 1 & 2) 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 without any acute physical limitations.

Gentle Yoga 1 is designed for people who have back, neck, knee or shoulder injuries which make it necessary to practice more slowly and with mindful awareness, while cultivating balance, core strength and breath awareness. This class is also recommended for elderly students and for people who wish to focus more on relaxation and stress relief.

Gentle Yoga 2 is for people who have taken Gentle Yoga for 6 months and would like more variations and depth of practice, but are not ready for a vigorous Dynamic Yoga practice due to weakness, injury or age.

Restorative Yoga (This class will return Fall 2021) is for all students of yoga with a minimum of 3 months experience, who have challenges with insomnia, anxiety or just simple exhaustion. This class will focus on supported and soothing yoga poses with breathing exercises that will release deep stress and tension in the back, neck or shoulders and help students have a wonderful, relaxing and peaceful experience.

Our Prenatal Class offers a nurturing and supportive environment to prepare for birth. This class will help expectant mothers gain flexibility, strength, relaxation and confidence for a healthy and serene pregnancy, labor and delivery with specifically developed poses and breathing techniques. This class will resume in the fall.

Props needed: Yoga Mat, Three Blankets, Belt, 2 Yoga Blocks (or a few books), Bolster (or a pillow rolled up in a bath towel) and chair.