Let The Yoga Garden assist you in developing your yoga practice.
We view our Yoga Classes Schedule as an overall holistic approach to mental, physical and emotional health and wellness for our students and yoga practioners. While some benefits of each class may overlap, such as reduction of stress, greater flexiblity, and increased mental clarity, more concetrated benefits are offered to certain, specific classes. Yin Yoga will improve overall joint and connective tissue health; Vinyasa Yoga will get your heart rate moving supporting weight loss; Restorative Yoga is a great way to progressively relax as the endocine system is balanced through the equilbrium of stress hormones; and Yoga for Clarity and Balance will calm and focus the mind for meditation. Please see our Yoga Class Descriptions list below and/or contact our staff at the Yoga Garden for a free Yoga Class Consultation, in regards to any questions you may have in developing the right yoga practice for you.
Yoga Basics focuses on the foundations of the practice and the mechanics of postures in an environment that is welcoming to beginners, but can also be helpful to experienced yogis seeking attention to detail in regards to alignment and breath awareness in each posture. We suggest first time yogis begin with Yoga Basics.
Yin (All Levels)
This is a slower, quieter practice that focuses on creating flexibilty in the joints and connective tissues, encouraging more ease in the body and an improved flow of prana/chi. This style of yoga asks us to take passive poses for longer periods of time to train our bodies and minds to slow down, listen and be more present. This class is encouraged and highly recommended to all levels of yoga practioners.
Yoga for Clarity and Balance (All Levels)
Experience the healing potential of movement linked with the breath, the clarity of paranayama, and the power of a focused mind. This class will thread and interweave yoga postures, techniques to clear breathing blockages, pranayama, mantra and meditations to bring a sense of calm, clarity and balance to practitioners. All Levels welcome, especially those who wish to learn how to deepen their yoga practice beyond practices.
Yoga for Stress Management (All Levels)
This class may combine gentle movement, restorative and/or yin yoga postures, yogic breathing techniques, guided meditations and deep relaxation (yoga nidra) to create more ease in the body and mind. These techniques have been proven to lower blood pressure, improve sleep, re-educate the nervous system and reduce symptoms of stress in the body and mind. This class is encouraged and highly recommended to all levels of yoga practitioners.
Rest and Restore (All Levels)
Rest and Restore uses the props such as bolsters, blocks, straps, blankets, aromatherapy and soothing music to modify traditional yoga poses. The supportive postures, held for an extended period of time, gently open the body to a state of deep relaxation and healing. This class is encouraged and highly recommended to All Levels of yoga practitioners.
Glo with the Flow (Level 1)
Shake off the "Mondays" in this flow-based class, you will move with clear purpose and intention setting, resulting in increased confidence and clarity that you can take off of your mat and into the remainder of your work week. We suggest enrolling in Yoga Basics before attending. We advise students to enroll in Yoga Basics before attending.
Vinyasa (Level 1)
Vinyasa Yoga links the postures (asanas) practiced in Hatha Yoga class into a sequence of movements that flow with the breath in a series. Vinyasa also incorporates use of drishtis (focal point), Sanskrit terminology, binds, inversions and arm balances. The majority of the class is focused on linking breath with movement, but advanced postures may be work-shopped throughout. Classes are taught in a warm room (78-84 degrees). We advise students to enroll in Yoga Basics before attending.
Yoga (Level 1)
This yoga class combines postures (asanas) with conscious breathing and focus to develop strength, flexibility and mental clarity. Students can expect to develop body awareness and explore varied postures in a mixed-level environment. Classes are taught in a warm room (78-84 degrees). We advise students to enroll in Yoga Basics before attending.
Sunrise Yoga and Meditation (Level 1)
This morning ritual is a practice of flow-based yoga, breath work and meditation to leave you feeling more awake, present, and productive for the remainder of the day. We first energize and open the body connecting breath and movement to then prepare for the seated practice of stilling the mind through mantra, pranayama, and meditation. We advise students to enroll in Yoga Basics before attending.
Gentle Flow (Level 1)
This soothing, gentle practice focuses on moving slowly into basic yoga poses while using the breath as a tool to remain present and mindful. The slow pace of this class allows students to feel the depth and benefits of each pose, while experiencing a heavy dose of relaxation to end you practice. We advise students to enroll in Yoga Basics before attending.
Heated Slow Flow (Level 1)
Heated Slow Flow is practiced in a heated room (90-95 degrees) with reduced humidity. A slow paced sequence of poses that links breath with movement. Slow Flow gives attention to detail to skillful alignments, deepening the stretch and stamina of each pose, while calming the body and mind. We advise students to enroll in Yoga Basics before attending.
Short Form Ashtanga (Level 2)
This class is an introduction to the Ashtanga Primary Series. In-depth cues are given to help guide students through the practice. This class is a shortened version of the full Primary Series. We advise students to enroll in Yoga Basics before attending.
Hot Vinyasa (Level 2)
HOT Vinyasa is practiced in a heated room (90-95 degrees with reduced humidity). Vinyasa Yoga links the postures (asanas) practiced in a regular Hatha class into a sequence of movements that flow with the breath in a series. Vinyasa also incorporates use of drishtis, Sanskrit terminology, binds, inversions and arm balances. The majority of the class is focused on linking breath with movement, but advanced postures may be workshopped throughout. We advise students to enroll in Yoga Basics before attending.