Class Styles



Hatha is a classical form of practice where there is longer holding of yoga poses. Classes will include warm up exercises, sun salutations (a graceful series of poses performed as one fluid movement, coordinated with the breath), and postures to encourage flexibility, strength and balance, as well as relaxation. There will be a strong focus on alignment inspired by teachings from Iyengar Yoga.

You will explore basic poses more deeply, as well as practice intermediate and advanced poses. By repeating poses and staying in them longer, you have time to discover a deeper level of understanding of both basic and more refined levels of alignment: inner and outer, shape and direction, form and function. Being still in a pose will become effortless and joyful.

Beginner to advanced, moderate to vigorous intensity.



This gentle class introduces the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures linked together by the breath.  

Students will be invited into yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration.  Emphasis is placed on student safety and stability within each pose. 

Hatha Yoga is a classical form of practice where there is longer holding of poses than in a vinyasa style. This gives time for students to learn and understand how to get into and out of poses safely and hold them more comfortably, with stability.
Students are encouraged to practice at their own level of strength, flexibility and endurance. Classes can be geared towards beginners to advanced students.



This classical form of Hatha Yoga integrates the various components of traditional yoga - Asanas: physical postures and stretching;  Pranayama: breathing techniques; Yoga Nidra: deep relaxation;  and Dhyana: meditation. During the class, each student is encouraged to practice at his/her own level of strength, flexibility and endurance. This style of Yoga was developed by Swami Satchidananda of the Yogaville Ashram in Buckingham, VA and Integral Yoga Institute in NYC.

Beginner to intermediate levels, intensity varies from gentle to moderate.


Iyengar Yoga emphasizes precise body alignment and follows a safe, systematic progression of learning. Developed by yoga master Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar, it is suitable for every age, body type, and fitness level.  Iyengar Certified Instructors are rigorously trained, demonstrate poses clearly, and give detailed instructions.

Poses are held longer and done one at a time to deepen the students’ experience and intelligence. Individual corrections and adjustments are made as needed, often by the use of props. Iyengar Yoga is a complete approach to life, intended to create and maintain physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual well-being.

Suitable for all levels, moderate intensity.



Kundalini Yoga is a great way to recharge your body. It stimulates the nervous and immune systems, improves strength and flexibility, centers the mind and opens the spirit. Kundalini Yoga develops your relationship with your mental potential. You learn to use the neutral, intuitive, comprehensive mind. From your very first class you'll start reaping the rewards, which include relief from back pain, stress, addiction, depression, insomnia, and weight control. Plus, Kundalini Yoga can help keep you stay young. Everyone can do it!!!
Sometimes called the yoga of awareness, Kundalini Yoga combines all of the traditional tools of mantra, breath, and meditation in a unified conversation with the body, using the yogi’s inherent wisdom and personal comfort level to achieve healing. Taught in the form of Kriyas (sets of exercises that target the needs of the body, mind, and soul...there are thousands!), yogis use individual awarenesses and comfort levels to [process], release, heal, and expand through exercise while always meditating and breathing...a practice that follows from the mat to the world.
All levels are welcome. Intensity level is moderate to vigorous.




2023, from a numerological perspective, offers an invitation for a deeper exploration of all aspects of our selves as well as the world at large. 
Number 7 is the number of the mystic, the seeker, the wise one, who does not accept what the surface offers as the true reality.
The monthly Reiki circle is an opportunity to tap into this aspect in each and everyone of the participants. 
By creating a sacred space together, on a regular basis, we will each have the opportunity to unfold into deeper truth. 
From that place, when gazing back at the world, we might feel more able, more accepting, more forgiving and more joyful.
The format of the circles includes a meditation 
tailored each month for the needs of the group, 
followed by Reiki transmission and healing. 
Reiki healing is given for the second portion of the circle.
All are welcome, complete beginners and Reiki practitioners alike.



In this class we will create an environment which is optimal for relaxation. Hence, we will learn to use props to support or body so it can completely let go and relax, the breath can settle and the mind can quiet down. The supported poses are held for a long time allowing our parasympathetic nervous system that provides “rest & digest” to become dominant. At the same time our body enjoys physical benefits, such as openings of the chest and pelvic area promoting better flow of our breath. We will further explore breath awareness to help the mind tune in and become aware of our inner space and as we progress and become more familiar with these exercises and our body, we can include some pranayama techniques.

This is an excellent class if you feel stressed, fatigued or perhaps mentally a little down due to Covid-19 that has affected our lives in so many unforeseen ways.


SLOW FLOW VINYASA (Breath Centered)

This class will slow down the more vigorous pace of a traditional vinyasa class. Suitable for all levels, we warm up the body to slowly increase flexibility and strength, transitioning from asana to asana with ease and grace. Some restoratiave poses may be practiced as well.

The breath is the focus of the practice. Emphasis is placed on synchronizing breath with movement, with the breath pacing the movement and setting its tempo. 

All levels welcome. Intensity level is moderate to vigorous. Each student is encouraged to practice at their own level of strength, flexibility and endurance. Yogis can embrace modifications for poses, as well as explore advanced options as needed.




A one-hour early morning yoga practice designed for yogins of all levels who want to get their yoga on, but have busy days ahead of them.  Typically, the Sunrise Yoga practice starts with a few moments of seated breath work, followed by sun salutations to warm up the body and an ever-changing sequence of postures including standing poses, hip openers, shoulder openers, inversions, twists, forwardbends, and/or backbends.

You will leave Sunrise Yoga feeling relaxed yet energized and ready to start your busy day with a clear and quiet mind and a spring in your step, ready to face the challenges of the day with a positive outlook that will improve your productivity, efficiency and concentration.   

All levels are welcome. Intensity level is moderate to vigorous.



Class is being held in Maplewood's Memorial Park near the ball park area under a big tree off of Dunnell Road, near Oak View.
We will hold class in studio when it rains, and when it gets too cold. 
The first half of class is QiGong practice. We will get back to basics after a long break, continue working on the 8, the 24 Style Yang Movement, and the 40 and with swords...
ALL are welcome. 


VINYASA FLOW (Breath Centered & Alignment Based)

Vinyasa Flow is a fluid yoga practice based on the Ashtanga system of yoga, focusing on the integration of body movements with the breath in a continuous flow.

Moving with the breath and mindful awareness through sun salutations and basic or more advanced postures, vinyasa is a dynamic practice emphasizing strength, flexibility and alignment.   

Like a moving meditation, this class will help quiet the mind and leave you feeling calm, balanced and rejuvenated.  All levels are welcome. Intensity level is moderate to vigorous.



Welcome to the other side of Yoga: Yin Yoga. While many types of yoga classes focus on strengthening our muscles (our yang tissues), Yin Yoga allows us to work on the other half, the deeper yin tissues of our ligaments, joints, fascia and bones. All of our tissues are important and need to be exercised so that we can achieve optimal health and vitality. 

The many physical, energetic and mental/emotional benefits of Yin Yoga include: improves our range of motion and flexibility; makes our ligaments and bones thicker and stronger; improves lubrication of joints; reduces inflammation; reduces osteopenia and osteoporosis; awakens and balances prana, our life force; slows the whirling thoughts of the mind; stimulates and awakens the kundalini energy; stimulates the production and flow of chi and jing energies; nourishes the organs through acupressure through the stimulation of the meridian lines; reduces fight or flight response; activates rest and digest response; and improves immune system to name just a few.  

Each class will be built around a particular theme, (examples could include a part of the body, a chakra, or yogic philosophy), will include 6-10 poses or asanas, and end with a meditation.  Yin asanas are held from 3-5 minutes each (examples of Yin poses that are similar to other yoga poses are pigeon, sphinx, straddle, etc). 

*Please note that Yin Yoga is not restorative yoga.  If the tissues you are targeting for your exercise are damaged in some way, please give yourself time to heal before resuming your regular practice. 



Especially designed, but not exclusively for, the 50 and better practitioner.

This class will benefit muscle tone and strength, with a focus on breathing and postural alignment, promoting better balance and more self-confidence.

Copious use of props will enable people of all levels to enjoy a deeper understanding of and access to yoga practice.


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