Class Descriptions - The Yoga Studio of Blackstone River Valley

Levels:
  •  Level 1: easy yoga, slow pace (new beginners welcome)
  •  Level 2 (All level): easy to moderate yoga, slow to moderate pace (new beginners may join with instructor permission)
  •  Level 2/3: moderate yoga, moderate to vigorous pace

 

Restorative Yoga (appropriate for all levels):  A Yoga practice that calms and balances the nervous system, quiets the mind, reduces stress and promotes healing.  Receive individual attention and nurturing in this special class designed to help you learn how to relax deeply.  Done with props that safely help you open tight areas in the body.  Good for everyone, but especially those with tension related health issues, those recovering from illness, or anyone working/living in a stressful environment that depletes energy levels.

" Moving into a Restful Evening"/Flow & Yin: (level 2 – All):  A wide variety of yoga poses and posture flows (sun salutations).  A class to help you transition into a restful evening.  Emphasis on poses to release tension and rebalance/calm the central nervous system.  This class also emphasizes Mindfulness (present moment awareness).  Deep relaxation at the end of class.

 Thursday AM Moderate (level 2 – All):  A popular all level class to give students the full benefits of a regular Yoga practice.  A wide variety of yoga poses, including gentle warm-ups, breathwork, and relaxation exercises.  Emphasizes strength and balance for graceful aging.  Deep relaxation at the end of class.

 Vinyasa (level 2/3):  A moderate to vigorously paced class.  Emphasis on posture flows (sun salutations), usually to music.  Students are given time at the end of each class for individual work on postures suited to their level.
 
 Intro to Kripalu Yoga (level 1): Basic alignment principles, yoga poses, and breathwork which will provide the foundation for a continuing yoga practice.  Learn how to safely hold poses with ease and confidence, how to use props, and how to use the breath to enhance the practice.  (Note: when this class is not on the schedule, it is available as a private or semi-private lesson.)
 
Intro to Kripalu Yoga: The Deeper Practices (level 2 - All):  Not just for beginners, this class will dive into the art of stage 3 Kripalu Yoga, teaching students how to blend movement, breath, and meditation.  This class can be taken after Intro to Kripalu Yoga or as a supplement at any time to your on-going Yoga practice.  (Note: when this class is not on the schedule, it is available as a private or semi-private lesson.)

 Wake-Up Yoga (level 1):  A variety of simple yoga poses, including gentle warm-ups, hip & shoulder openers and breathwork.  Emphasis is on floor work.   Meditation at the end of class.  This is a one hour class.

 Saturday All Level (level 2 - All):   A popular all level class to give students the full benefits of a regular Yoga practice.  A wide variety of yoga poses, including posture flows (sun salutations), usually to music.  This class also emphasizes Mindfulness (present moment awareness).   Students are encouraged to work at their own pace/level.  Deep relaxation at the end of class.

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