Yoga Classes

Welcome to Inner Soul Yoga!  The following are very general descriptions to help you decide where to begin.  Students are welcome to try any class, from Beginner to Advanced.  Just be sure to listen to your body and mind that fine line between pushing yourself to the edge and listening to the signals your body gives you when you try to do too much.  In any class, focus on your breath, drink lots of water, and be fully present in every posture.  Namaste.

BEGINNERS:

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga is a slow-paced hatha yoga class for newcomers to yoga or for students looking for a slower paced class with focus on relaxational breathing.   Asana (classic postures) will be taught, but various options will be demonstrated for students who have pain or injuries or physical limitations.  This is a safe and welcoming class for seniors, pregnant women, practitioners recovering from injury, students who have not been physically active recently or anyone who needs to escape the world for an hour.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga classes are open to all levels and will strengthen stretch, tone and relax your entire body. Hatha yoga is “breath in motion”  You will learn many classical asana (postures), as well as some pranayama (breathing exercises) that revitalize the body physically and mentally. It is an uplifting practice that increases muscle tone, improves flexibility and concentration, detoxifies the vital organs and allows you to relax deeply.

Yoga Flow

Yoga flow is a dynamic asana practice, combining movement and basic alignment with breath. Yoga flow takes postures and links them with strength-building fluid movement, creating an expressive and transformative physical practice. Most asanas are oriented towards opening and lengthening the muscles, strengthening the core, toning the internal organs and detoxifying. 
 
Challenging, yet accessible to all level, this class focuses on the correct alignment of the more fundamental poses, allowing the student to experience how to properly flow into one pose, abide in the pose, and flow out of the pose in a safe and therapeutic environment. This is beautiful, powerful style that maintains a playful quality. There is no set sequence and each teacher brings his/her own style. Many of the classes incorporate music to support the energy of the flow. Flow classes move at a faster pace, making them ideal for those focusing on fitness oriented goals. 

Sleepwell Yoga

Our Sleepwell Yoga class stimulates the body through an active series of poses and then releases the body into full relaxation through restorative poses and a guided meditation to allow the body to fully surrender into a deep state of calm before sleep.

INTERMEDIATE:

Hatha Flow Yoga

In this class you will practise classical Hatha Yoga, but at a slightly quicker pace.  Postures will “flow” smoothly from one into another in order to stretch and strengthen the muscles and create a more cardio-vascularly challenging workout.

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 almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.

(Beginner OR Regular) Hot Yoga

In these classes the temperature of the studio will be raised to 90 degrees.  Similar to Hatha Yoga Flow, be prepared to work hard and sweat!  Please bring a towel and water.

ADVANCED:

Power Yoga

Power yoga is based on the Ashtanga Style and focuses on strengthening postures and variations on the traditional Sun Salutations.

Hot Power Basics

Appropriate for Intermediate and Advanced students, Hot Power Basics will teach you powerful postures in the Ashtanga style in a hot room in order to facilitate deeper stretching and detoxification of the body.  Get ready to sweat!

Hot Power Yoga

Hot Power Yoga is our most challenging class that will take you through a series of focused progressive postures to promote a cleansing of sweat, reshaping of muscles, and increase strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. The heat makes it possible to stretch tendons and muscles easier and to help prevent injury or over-strain. The posture exercises systematically move fresh, oxygenated blood to one hundred percent of your body, to each organ and fibber, restoring all systems to healthy working order. It promotes proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health, and a sense of well-being.

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