Level I - Beginner Level classes introduce the beginning students and students new to the Yoga Institute approach to the fundamentals of body alignment through basic yoga poses that increase strength, flexibility and balance.
Yoga is a continual process of learning and growth. Our program is structured to reflect a progression based on experience, depth of understanding and skill level.
Weekly classes teach an orderly, systematic progression of poses to develop each student’s level of ability within a class and from one class to the next. Consistent attendance reinforces learning.
Level I - Beginner Level
Level I/II – Multi-level
Level I/II – Multi-level class is for students who have a good understanding of basic poses, have completed at least six months of regular study and prefer a gradual transition to Level II. This level is also ideal for those with previous yoga experience who are new to the Yoga Institute.
Level II – Intermediate Level
Level II – Intermediate level classes are for experienced students with a regular practice of yoga. The basic poses will be refined and intermediate poses introduced.
Level III – Intermediate Level
Level III – Intermediate level classes are for students firmly established in their practice who are ready to move beyond the basics. Inversions are a regular part of these classes. Pre-requisite: 5 minute freestanding Sirsasana.
Gentle Yoga classes are for students who want a slower paced, less rigorous class. Focus in on increasing mobility and flexibility while enhancing physical and mental vitality. Ideal for seniors or anyone with injuries, physical challenges or special needs.
Gentle Yoga Restoratives
Gentle Yoga Restoratives classes uses yoga props to support the body for better alignment, for better opening of the joints and for teaching the receptive aspect of the postures.
Restorative / Pranayama
Restorative / Pranayama classes are offered once a month on the last Thursday of every month. Regular students welcome this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating practice where poses are completely supported by props, such as bolsters and blankets and wall ropes. The poses are held for periods of time encouraging holding patterns of stress and tension to gradually dissolve. Basic pranayama is introduced.
Private yoga appointments are offered for those who are dealing with therapeutic needs or a physical challenge that cannot be addressed in a group classes and those that wish to have a more personalized experience. These one on one sessions are recommended for those who have chronic conditions, injuries or precautions for movement that need particular attention. These sessions can be used to assess placement in a regular class or may be used on an ongoing basis. Some students supplement their group classes with weekly, monthly or quarterly private session to delve deeper into their practice and explore their current needs and goals. While some students attend private instruction sessions due to variable work schedules that do not allow regular attendance in a weekly group class. Ongoing private sessions are designed to help the student achieve his/her goals and require the student’s dedication to home practice. Each session is one hour long and by appointment. Private sessions with Ruth - $90 or three sessions for $255