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Level 1 classes tend to be a little slower paced and include more explanation of basic body alignment and movements. Experience is not required for Level 1 classes. Classes focus on consistent breathing, surya namaskaras (sun salutations), fundamental standing asanas(poses), balancing asanas, and basic seating asanas.
With Level 1-2 classes, there is a little more emphasis on pose development and progression through the practice. Classes tend to focus on standing asanas(poses) , seated asanas, and an introduction to finishing asanas, such as shoulder stand and head stand.
Level 2 classes assume that students some general knowledge and experience with a yoga practice. Less time is spent on fundamentals and more time spent on the practice. Focus of the class shifts from standing asanas(poses) to seated and finishing asanas.
Students are best served to be proficient in a level 2 class before trying a level 2-3 class. Fundamentals of breath, bandhas, and dṛsti should be engrained in ones practice. Level 2-3 classes follow the Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series sequence.
Open practice is a time for students to come in and work through the practice on their own pace. Students practice working through the Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series at their own pace. A teacher is present to help assist students both with adjustments and guidance – adjustments generally start around 7:00am.
During Led Practice, classes are led by using the traditional vinyasa count for primary series. There is no instruction. This class is intended for practitioners with a solid understanding of primary series.
Traditionally in an Ashtanga Vinyasa practice, full and new moon days are days of rest. The early morning classes follow this tradition. In our world we often become disconnected from the natural cycles of life and the world around us. In days before electric lighting, it would be very obvious when it was a full moon and when it was a new moon. These days, unless you are out driving at night or actively looking, it is very easy to ignore the moon. By observing moon days, we allow ourselves to reconnect with the natural cycles of the world. Read more about moon days…Look for upcoming moon days
A slower paced class, working through longer holds in poses that can still challenging with a focus on bringing balance through the body. Extra focus is spent working to release through the hips and lower back. A good class for those new to yoga.
Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing experience for the body and mind. Using props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets you will be guided through a series of supported yoga poses held passively and for longer periods of time to allow for a deep release of stored tension and stress. This is an all level skills class, no experience required.
Saturday Yoga deviates away from the traditional sequencing of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and presents a little different approach towards an asana practice. Taught by Brian Balzar, he brings his experience and training into a unique class.
This class is a yoga class taught in Japanese. This class is not recommended for non-Japanese speaking beginners, but more advanced students are welcome, as the sequencing follows standard sequencing at the studio
Which class is best for me?
If you have never practiced yoga before, we recommend you come to one of the level 1 classes.If you have a regular practice, then you should be fine in any level 1 or level 1-2 class. Level 2-3 classes tend to be a little faster pace without as much instruction, so it is important to listen to your body and modify where necessary. We look forward to sharing our practice with you.