Class Descriptions

At Simply Yoga we’re proud to offer a wide range of yoga styles, from strength building vinyasa flow to flow foundations for the beginner to gentle restorative and candle light yoga.  We also offer classes for kids and pre- and post-natal mom's.  Whether you are new to yoga or a veteran yogi, our classes welcome students of all levels.


Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow is a continuous sequence of postures or asanas that 'flow' from one to another.  Vinyasa Flow synchronizes breath with movement. It builds core power, strengthens and cleanses the body, and offers the opportunity for deep healing and release.

 


Yoga Foundations

Never practiced Yoga?  This class is for you.  For beginning and intermediate students our Foundations class teaches the fundamentals of yoga poses, alignment and breathing techniques. Designed for new students or experienced students wishing to gain a greater understanding, this class will teach you how to engage each yoga posture in the safest and most effective manner, in order to receive the optimal benefits.


Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga is for beginning and continuing students seeking a class that does not overtax the body or aggravate ongoing physical issues. Postures are practiced slowly with pauses between them and with careful attention to correct alignment. Adaptations, often involving props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, and chairs, are provided for students as needed, and emphasis is placed on careful and gradual individual development.


Hatha Flow

Hatha yoga involves holding the classical yoga postures and using non-Vinyasa based sequencing for the purpose of strengthening, opening, balancing, and cleansing the body. Some postures will be held longer to encourage the body to release deep-seated tension. Alignment cues and hands-on assists are woven into the flow to guide students to safely receive all the practice has to offer. Posture modifications are offered to suit all fitness levels. 


Kids and teens

Yoga classes give kids and teens the opportunity to develop focus and concentration, boost self confidence while enhancing their physical flexibility.


Level I

Level One classes will help you build your practice from the ground up whether you are a new yogi or a long-time practitioner. Feel free to bring your questions along with poses or concepts that you would like to explore so that we can build each practice together. Through this class, you will learn how to tailor your home or studio practice based on areas of the body that need opening, releasing, or strengthening. You will practice self-care by listening and providing what your body needs and                                                                                           wants.


Prenatal

Prenatal Flow is designed to help women find comfort during pregnancy and prepare for labor and birth.

 


Candlelight Restorative

Unwind and relax with a candlelight restorative practice. Slow down and unwind from the stresses of the day with this physically and mentally grounding practice. Gentle movement and props are used to support and open the body through passive stretching. A restorative practice is a compliment to your flow practice and can help heal the effects of chronic stress. 


Restorative

A blend of supported physical poses and breathing that slows and opens the body through passive stretching. It uses props to support the body as it eases into relaxation and balance.


Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues.  Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.  Suitable for all levels.


Yoga For Athletes

Ever rolled out of bed the day after a long run or ride and felt post-workout tightness or aches? We’ve been there! Yoga for Athletes is a vinyasa flow class designed to both balance and compliment the effects of our athletic endeavors. Each class is designed with specific focus, whether it be stretching specific muscle groups or developing qualities to benefit all types of exercise (like improving balance or stamina). This class will move at a challenging pace and conclude with a cool                                                                                         down and restful final pose. This class is for runners, cyclists and cross-trainers.

                                                                                 Appropriate for all levels of athletes and yogis who like to move.