What to Expect
Classes at Yoga Home include asana (poses), adjustments or alignment assistance, and mindfulness. They may also include pranayama (breathing exercise) chanting, mantra, meditation and philosophy. Please notify the teacher at the beginning of class of any injuries you may have including recent surgeries, if you are pregnant and/or if you have preferences in regards to hands-on adjustments. We offer many different styles so you can expect to find a class suitable for your skill level, regardless of if you are a beginner or advanced.
We believe in the potential of the healing power of touch. And we believe in asking your permission to provide hands-on assists. We’re happy to announce Yoga Home offers permission stones in all classes. Teachers will only offer physical assists if you have a permission stone at the top of your mat. You can always change your mind and slide the stone out of view. Stones will be available at the Front Desk and in each studio.
Adaptive: allows individuals with mobility disabilities to increase strength, balance and flexibility, while developing a stronger mind-body connection. We’ll use props to accommodate any physical limitation, working in wheelchairs, or chairs or on the floor. We welcome students who do and do not use wheelchairs, students who are verbal and non-verbal. Click Here for Full Details
Basics: alignment based, stationary class with a focus on foundational poses. Appropriate for beginners, seniors, minor injuries & those looking for something other than Vinyasa (or simply as a refresher on basic alignment principles of the poses). This class is appropriate for students of all ages, including children above the age of 12 who are accompanied by an adult.
Chair: Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. It is ideal for those seeking the physical and mental benefits of yoga–including stress reduction, increased flexibility and developing the mind-body connection–who have limited mobility or balance as a result of the aging process or medical issues including stroke, Parkinson’s and others. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.
Gentle: this class uses slow, easy movement, and an emphasis on breathing to guide students into a closer connection with themselves and the world around them. The focus of this class is stress release and gentle stretching. This class is appropriate for students of all levels and ages, including beginners, seniors, and those with injuries.
Kids Yoga: yoga has been proven to have wonderful benefits for kids; it increases strength, flexibility, coordination, self-awareness, and self-esteem. These classes explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery, and relaxation techniques while emphasizing self-expression, body awareness, interpersonal skills, and positive thinking in a playful environment. Please see our Events Tab for upcoming kids offerings.
New To Yoga: this 4-week series teaches the foundations of the practice, both physically and philosophically. This class is highly encouraged for any students new to the practice to gain experience and confidence in preparation for any of our all-levels class. Pre-Registration Required, please visit Events Tab for upcoming dates.
Power Flow: a vigorous practice in a heated room building strength and flexibility; this empowering and energetic flowing style of yoga is ideal for those who are looking for a sweaty, physical practice. Appropriate for athletic beginners. Room is heated to 85. Bring a towel!
Prenatal: this class helps prepare the body and mind for pregnancy, labor and delivery. This class is highly encouraged for pregnant women who are new to the yoga practice, as well as students with a more consistent practice that are looking to learn modifications and variations to support their practice throughout pregnancy.
Restorative: long held, passive postures to support deep relaxation, tension release, and stress relief. Using the assistance of blocks, bolsters and blankets, restorative yoga class works to deeply calm and rest the nervous system, supports the body’s natural healing tendencies and allows the students to experience the poses without having to exert any effort. Appropriate for everyone. A great compliment to a more vigorous practice.
Slow Flow: Similar to Vinyasa, but slower paced. This class focuses on linking breath and movement through the exploration of both basic, and more challenging postures. Appropriate for beginners as a stepping stone to Vinyasa classes, and those looking for a slower paced flow class.
Vinyasa: a dynamically sequenced flow class linking movement and breath; a vigorous and energizing practice incorporating Sun Salutations and poses to increase strength, flexibility and balance. Vinyasa classes are known for their fluid, movement-intensive practices. No two vinyasa classes are the same. Students are challenged to be mindful when they move from pose to pose through both simple and challenging transitions.
Yin: designed to stress the connective tissues of the body within their natural range of motion, over an extended period of time, to create openness and health in the ligaments, tendons, and fascia. Yin yoga also works to train the quality of the mind’s concentration and harmonize the flow of prana (energy) in the body. Appropriate for everyone. A great compliment to a more vigorous practice.
Levels of Classes
Basics: a foundational class perfect for beginners or those seeking a slower paced, alignment focus
All Levels: classes appropriate for all skill levels, even beginners. Modifications and variations will offered accordingly to fit the needs of the students.
Mixed Levels: classes accommodate a wide range of experience levels from advancing beginners to students that have practiced for a long period of time. Teachers may offer options for those ready to challenge themselves in the next stages of the pose.
Intermediate: this class will begin to approach more challenging asanas, including arm balances and inversions. Previous yoga experience encouraged, including an understanding of sun salutations and a basic awareness of various poses. Not appropriate for beginners; Students with any injuries should speak with teacher prior to class.
Intermediate/Advanced: an intermediate to advanced paced practice incorporating inversions, arm balances and deep backbends. Students should have a strong awareness of yoga postures and their own bodies/limitations and be willing to modify accordingly. It is recommended that students can move into Full Wheel and/or Handstand at the wall before trying this class. Not appropriate for beginners; Students with any injuries should speak with teacher prior to class.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is an integrative approach to the union of mind, body and spirit, the path to a fully realized self. By increasing strength, flexibility and balance both on and off the mat, students learn to trust their intuition, build self-confidence and step into their fullest potential. Yoga is for every body. All it takes is a willingness to learn and an open mind.
Yoga is an ancient system that helps us integrate all the different pieces of our selves into the whole so we can live in the modern world in a more effective and purposeful way. Benefits of yoga include, but are not limited to stress reduction, injury prevention, positive body image and awareness, strengthened immune system, increased ability to focus, overall body toning, a greater connection to a higher power and more.
Yoga is also a healing system of both theory and practice. It is a combination of breathing exercises (pranayama), physical postures (asanas), philosophy, and meditation that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, but is also easily accessible in today’s modern world.
Yoga is for every body. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Our front desk is happy to assist you in finding the right class for you!