Hatha Yoga classes are basic yoga classes that explore standing, seated and supine yoga poses of all sorts. Modifications will be given in these multi-level yoga classes to accommodate students with varying experience, strength and flexibility. Expect these classes to be influenced by specific Hatha yoga sub-traditions such as but not limited to Iyengar, Integral, Kripalu, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga - more or less of each - depending on your instructor. All levels welcome, including beginners.
These flowing yoga classes focus on coordinating movement in, within and out of poses with breath. Vinyasa Yoga classes will increase your endurance, strength and flexibility and help you find peace and mental quiet through flowing physical movements and mindful breathing. Various sun and/or moon salutations and more advanced poses of all types, including standing, seated and supine asanas as well as balances and inversions will be included. Some prior yoga experience is recommended.
Prenatal Yoga classes offer a supportive environment for pregnant women to maintain a healthy mind and body during pregnancy. Classes focus on poses that are suitable for pregnant women to increase strength and flexibility, to develop proper breathing and to learn relaxation techniques for an easier and more comfortable pregnancy and labor. They are appropriate for women at all stages of pregnancy and can be started at any time during pregnancy. No prior yoga experience is required.
These yoga classes are appropriate for students of all ages and offer a gentler, more therapeutic approach to yoga. Standing, seated and supine poses are grouped together to limit a student having to get up and down. Classes include breath work and guided meditation. Expect lots of individual attention and customization for your chronic and acute physical and mental conditions. Please notify your instructor of any health issues. Beginners welcome.
Restorative Yoga is like a staycation on your mat! Come relax and unwind. Each class features a mix of deliciously chill, restorative poses. It’s the perfect way to reduce stress and anxiety after a stressful day or week. This mellow class is open to students of all levels. Beginners and gentle yoga practitioners are welcome.
Half & Half
These classes deliver the perfect blend of movement and stillness. Enjoy an active first half of the class moving through and being in a mix of standing and seated yoga poses to help you stretch and work out any tight or tired spots from whatever activities you've been up to. Then get ready to let go of it all, chill out and relax in restorative yoga poses during the second half of class.
Approach yoga from a beginner mindset. These classes focus on yoga fundamentals: basic poses, breathing techniques, meditation and yoga philosophy. Practice at a slower pace and take more time in and between poses. We'll explain what we're doing and why and also answer any yoga questions you may have. Yoga newbies are welcome, and more experienced students looking for a chiller yoga experience may also enjoy this class.
Yoga for Healthy Backs
Carefully chosen active and restorative yoga poses will help prevent and relieve back pain caused by musculoskeletal imbalances like tension, weakness and poor posture; herniated discs; arthritis; spinal stenosis, SI joint derangement; piriformis syndrome; spondylolisthesis, scoliosis and stress. The class is taught by an instructor who has been certified to teach Yoga for Back Pain and who has nearly two decades of experience, including using the practice to take care of her own back after injury. We recommend students with current injuries get physician approval prior to attending, but you need not have prior or current back pain to attend – it’s never too soon to start taking better care of your back!
Yoga for Cyclists & Runners
This class is the perfect complement to cycling and running. It includes poses to prevent and heal common sports-related injuries, improves performance and reduces recovery time. This class incorporates yoga postures for increasing flexibility in the hips and legs, developing core strength, taking care of the low back, tending to the often neglected upper body and learning how to optimize recovery. It is taught by 11-time national cycling champion and former U.S. cycling national team member Sue George, also the owner of Shenandoah Yoga.