Yoga Class Descriptions
All Levels Yoga
The All Levels Yoga class is designed for students of all yoga experience levels from a slightly-experienced student to an advanced practitioner. Appropriate options will be given by the instructor for each student’s level of experience.
Back Care Yoga
Back Care Yoga is open to all levels of students, including those who have never taken a yoga class. Students will learn: poses to relieve muscle tension; safe poses to increase flexibility in the hips, shoulders and back; strengthening poses to give the spine and neck adequate support; ways to improve posture and alignment; and relaxation techniques to help reduce mental stress often associated with chronic pain. These classes are suitable for all practitioners, but special care is made to assist those with back issues. Overall emphasis is also placed on building a strong and healthy back for everyone, so as to avoid future back-related problems.
FREE Cardiac Yoga Classes
Call the studio at 336-778-1233 to register! You may attend one class or all of them!
Join Valerie Kiser, C-IAYT, ERYT500, for a series of 5 FREE yoga classes to promote a healthy heart. This is a gentle yoga practice that will focus on breathing, mindfulness and relaxation. Yoga poses will be adapted to meet the needs of heart patients.
These classes are appropriate for anyone with an existing heart condition and for those who are seeking increased heart wellness. The classes will consist of gentle movement (all done in a chair if needed), relaxation, breathing exercises, and discussion.
These classes are being offered to fulfill Cardiac Yoga Certification graduation requirements.
Chair Yoga classes are appropriate for those with special health conditions, those who want a slower paced class or those who are looking for a beginner level class. The class is appropriate to students who use walkers, canes, and wheelchairs.
Most of the class activity is performed seated in a chair. For those who are able, some standing (with support) and floor movements may be given. For those who are unable, alternate poses appropriate for remaining seated will be given.
Students could potentially benefit from the practice of yoga and may see improved range of motion and flexibility, involvement in a social activity, strengthened muscles and joints, and reduced stress. These classes include yoga poses for the body, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques.
The Gentle Yoga class is designed for those who want a very basic, beginner level class. These classes include yoga poses for the body, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. Students of all abilities are welcome to attend including those who prefer to stay in a chair. The class is shorter and slower paced than a Level 1 Yoga class.
Level 1 Yoga
Start a yoga journey with the Level 1 Yoga class! This is the perfect class for students who are brand new to yoga, students who have had very little yoga experience, and students who took yoga a long time ago.
Designed to introduce students to the practice of Hatha Yoga, the class emphasizes a systematic approach that allows students to learn the basic techniques of proper alignment, breathing, meditation, and relaxation.
(See also Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga, and Restorative Yoga for class descriptions for other Beginner Yoga options.)
Level 2 Flow Yoga
Level 2 Flow Yoga is a more aerobic style class that improves strength and endurance. In this class, the poses are linked together with the breath. There is much more fluid movement involved and thus, the pace in the class is quicker. This class is appropriate for students who have taken Level 2 classes for 3-6 months and who do not have health issues that would impact the practice.
Level 2 Yoga
Level 2 is for students who have had at least three months of regular attendance of Level 1 Yoga classes. Students will begin to explore more challenging poses and breathing techniques. A basic understanding of alignment and recognition of the names of the poses in Sanskrit is needed for this class.
Level 3 Yoga
Level 3 introduces more challenging poses and refines those poses taught in Level 2 and adds more detailed breathing techniques. Students who have practiced yoga for at least 12 months in the alignment-based Level 2 classes are welcome to attend.
Quieting the Mind
The topic and instructor will vary week to week and the class titles will be announced a month prior. This class is for All Levels and beginners are welcome. Topics could include things such as restorative poses, meditation, poses to relieve anxiety/stress, and more!
2/9 - Breathing your way to Meditation w/ Gwen.
Learn several breathing practices that can help prepare the body for meditation.
2/16 - Chanting and Restorative Yoga w/ Elaine.
The class will begin with basic Vedic chanting (no experience required!) and move into a supported restorative yoga practice.
2/23 - Guided Meditation w/ Gwen.
Use imagery to enhance your meditation.
Select Your Study
This is a weekly class in which the topic varies week to week. The class title and appropriate level will be announced a month prior. Topics could include things such as specific pose work or pose type, a therapeutic theme, a particular part of the body, or more!
2/7 - Making Friends with Handstand.
Whether you are new to the pose or experienced with it, handstand can be a fun pose when approached with lightness of body and mind. Join in this playful practice while letting go of expectations and limitations. Level 2 & above.
2/14 - Heart-Opening Yoga.
Practice poses that benefit the heart, mind & mood! Happy Valentine’s Day! All Levels.
2/21 - Flow Yoga, Level 2.
This is a more aerobic style class with fluid movement to improve strength and endurance. It is a quicker paced class where poses are linked together with the breath. Level 2 & above.
2/28 - Yoga for Golfers.
Yoga can help you hit longer drives, improve your swing, and increase your focus on the course. Join us as we practice poses to help flexibility and build core strength. All levels.
Yoga Walls are special props that can be used for many types of poses from standing poses, back bends, forward bends, inversions & more. The Walls allow you to move deeper into poses, to understand alignment more in depth, and to simply be more playful in the practice of yoga. This class is appropriate for students with experience in Level 1 classes and above. The class size is limited to 15 students. Please sign up with the app or online to guarantee your spot.