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Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions2019-02-17T08:13:47-05:00

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 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

A slower-paced, nurturing practice with some introductory work in standing poses.


Basics

The foundations of yoga are taught with a strong emphasis on alignment in standing postures.The perfect class to build your yoga practice. Appropriate for beginning students and those looking brush up on fundamentals.


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.


Level 1-2

Similar to level 1 but with some more intermediate options in many poses.


Warm Flow

Much like a Level 1-2 class, but we warm up the room before practice begins.This practice will have a more detailed focus on vinyasa and will challenge practitioners to grow in strength, flexibility and awareness.


Restorative

Practice postures that promote deep relaxation. Supported poses that help renew and restore both physically and mentally. Restorative yoga is appropriate for any level of practitioner.


Restore & Meditate

Practice postures that promote deep relaxation. Supported poses that help renew and restore both physically and mentally. Couple this calming yoga practice with meditation and yoga nidra (guided savasana) and you have a practice that renewing for the body and the mind. Appropriate for any level of practitioner.


Pre/ Postnatal Yoga

Prepare mentally, physically and emotionally for labor and delivery and promote your baby’s health with this class designed for expectant mothers and those who have recently given birth. Breath awareness, alignment in poses and stretching are emphasized in a welcoming environment.


Yin Yoga

A slower paced practice with a meditative focus on supported postures that are held for longer periods. Yin yoga poses focus on rehydrating the body and increasing flexibility and mobility by increasing circulation in the joints, ligaments and tendons by lengthening the fascia with deep stretching.


Yin & Restore

This class combines the two styles of Yin and Restorative Yoga.  The first part of class will include some gentle movement along with some longer held Yin Postures.  In yin postures, work is one on the deeper “yin” tissues of the body including the joints, ligaments and deep facial networks.  The last par of class will include restorative yoga postures, where the body receives generous support through the use of props, allowing gravity to create spaciousness in the body and mind.  There is also a focus on mindfulness through easy breath work and some simple meditation techniques.  This is a gentle class and appropriate for all levels of students.


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.


Aquarian Sadhana

A special, early morning Kundalini yoga practice. Sadhana means a daily spiritual practice. The yogic scriptures call for at least two-and-a-half hours of sadhana before the rising of the sun. The two-and-a-half hours is determined by the law of karma–everything you give, you receive back tenfold. Getting up for sadhana is a victory over time and doing sadhana together is a victory over space. Sadhana is considered a self-victory.


Private Instruction

Private yoga class is a powerful way to deepen your practice and develop a home practice, or work on something specific like rehabbing an old injury. Call 847-266-9642 or email help@totalbodyyoga.com to schedule an appointment.