New to Yoga
If you are brand new to yoga or returning after a long sabbatical or working with some particular mischief in your body, these are the classes that might meet you best.
You don't need to be white or a guy, but if you feel tight and want to feel more open, this is a great place to begin. Originally named as a way to get my husband into class, this practice works for almost anyone.
Focusing on the low back, hips and shoulders, this class will ease discomfort and tightness. We move at a slow pace. Instruction is clear and easy to follow.
We do not currently offer this class on the ground. You can access over 250 Stiff White Guy practice videos through purchase of our video subscription
Begin or Refresh your Yoga Practice. We will be offering this course again in Winter 2014.
In this 4 week course, we will:
- Develop a deeper relationship with the mind, body and heart.
- Look at, feel and understand the basic asanas (postures) and benefits.
- Investigate the breath and how it can assist in promoting stress reduction.
- Prepare you for group classes.
- Design routines that you can do at home.
- Touch on some of the philosophical and historical roots of the practice.
A slower class for new students or those seeking a more detailed practice. Emphasis on easing tension, increasing flexibility and clarity with breath, movement and meditation.
The Basics class begins to prepare you for some of the more difficult classes.
If you are seeking the benefits of strength and endurance and enjoy flowing in your practice, these classes might suit you. They are listed in order of increasing physical difficulty.
A moderately paced practice that introduces the student to linking postures together with breath. Intermediate postures are introduced. Builds strength, flexibility and concentration.
With an emphasis on diving in deep, this practice requires the willingness to surrender to what is. Instruction assumes some yoga experience. Level of difficulty varies.
A more challenging practice promoting strength, endurance and suppleness.
This practice is currently not on the daily schedule.
For yogis interested in exploring the Primary Series more deeply. Semi self-guided.
Level 2/3 and 3
If you are seeking a quieter practice with emphasis on the interior landscape and meditation, these classes might meet you.
We play with asana, pranayama and meditation techniques with an interest of becoming more intimate with the internal landscape. These practices emphasize the yogi skills of curiosity, wonderment, and vulnerability. In addition to practice, discussion and lecture are likely.
A slow, passive, deep stretch class offering space for insight into the landscape of the body and mind. Introduction to techniques of pranayama and meditation with an interest in cultivating the capacity to sit.
- You can practice from home with us with free yin yoga and meditation videos if you create a Garden Account.
A gentle class to help you release stress and relax deeply. Let the body, mind and heart unwind through a combination of supported postures, pranayama and meditation. All levels welcome.
Inspired by one of our primary teachers, Erich Schiffmann
, this is an open space to allow you to practice with your friends while finding your own inner teacher.