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Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions2020-02-05T15:24:23-06:00

All Levels

Appropriate for all levels of practitioner and assumes a basic working knowledge of yoga. Students with various levels of skill will be given a basic framework plus options for either a less challenging or more challenging approach. All Levels classes are appropriate for students who take Basics, Level 1 and Level 2 classes.


All Levels Hour

The perfect lunchtime option for practice.  This one hour class is a good challenge for students who take Basics Classes, while those who take Level 1 or Level 1-2 classes will have options to deepen their practice.  Led by experienced and inspiring instructors, this class is sure to leave students feeling refreshed and ready to face the afternoon.


Gentle Basics

Students can expect to spend some time lying down in relaxing, gentle stretching postures. This is a slower-paced, nurturing practice with some introductory work in standing poses and possibly introductory work in downward facing dog. Options will always be given.


Basics

The foundations of yoga are taught with a strong emphasis on alignment in standing postures. This is the perfect class to build and grow your yoga practice. This level of class is ppropriate for beginning students and those looking brush up on fundamentals. We are happy to accomdate pre natal students in our basics level classes.


Level 1

A deeper focus on alignment and a step up from basics yoga classes. Some intermediate postures will be introduced and familiar postures will be taught with more comprehensive alignment cues. This level is good for regular practitioners looking to grow in strength and awareness. Introductory work in upside down postures may be offered in this format.


Level 1-2

Similar to level 1 (read description above), yet more intermediate options will be offered throughout class. Appropriate for students who are injury free and ready to be offered challenging options.


Level 2-3

If you have several years of yoga practice under your belt and you’re looking for a challenge in standing postures, inversions and possibly arm balances then this is the class for you. Techniques will be refined and deeper concepts may be introduced. Appropriate for students who are injury free and ready to be challenged.


Restorative

Practice postures that promote deep relaxation. Teachers will offer a practice, supported by yoga props (blankets, bolsters, sandbags, blocks, etc.), that renew and restore the body and the mind.  Restorative yoga is a very gentle class format and is appropriate for any level of practitioner.


Restorative & Gentle

Practice postures that promote deep relaxation. This format offers yoga poses, supported by yoga props such as bolsters, blankets and more, that help renew and restore both physically and mentally. Expect some gentle movements that strengthen. Classes may including some introductory work in standing  poses. Appropriate for any level of practitioner.


Yin & Restore

Yin yoga meets restorative yoga in this gentle, stretching, relaxing class format. Yin postures are deep stretches, held for longer periods of time, that leave you feeling open and free. Restorative postures are set up using combinations of yoga props and are deeply relaxing. This gentle class is good for those seeking stress relief and meditation in addition to a full body release.


Nidra & Sound

A gentle, meditative class featuring the special meditation technique of Yoga Nidra along with gentle, stretching postures.  The teacher plays healing instruments including flute and crystal bowls for a blissful experience.  This class is appropriate for all levels of students.


Kundalini

Kundalini yoga is a dynamic blend of postures, breath work, chanting, music and meditation, which teach you the art of relaxation and self-healing. Balancing body and mind enables you to experience the clarity and beauty of your soul. No previous experience in yoga is required.


Private Instruction

A one-on-one session with an experienced yoga teacher can be a great way to get you ready for regular classes or to work on a specific issue. We also offer small group instruction by request. Call 847-266-YOGA or email info@totalbodyyoga.com to set up your individual instruction or small group class. Rates begin at $100 and packages can be created for on-going instruction.