NEW STUDENT SPECIAL 39 DAYS FOR $29
This heated flow class welcomes beginner's to advanced practitioners. Expect to be sweaty, energized, and feel connected to your breath. Linking the breath and postures in a mindful sequence that raises the heart rate, strengthens the whole body, and clears the mind.
If you are new to yoga and would like to try this class you are welcome to. Just arrive about 15 minutes early placing your mat in the middle or back of the room; this gives the new student an easy opportunity to look around the room if needed. The teacher walks around the room and speaks to all levels of ability, offering modifications and advancements.
The class will have some alignment and explanation of the yoga breath. Students can make the class as challenging as you would like by exploring the deeper variations of poses.
Towards the end of class there is a cool down with stretchy floor poses, 5 minutes lying down resting pose and to complete the class a brief meditation.
After class you will walk away stronger and more flexible, with a sense of relaxed peace in your BodyMind.
Bring a water bottle and hand towel.This class is an active class; students have the freedom to drink water and take rest at any time.
Room is heated 80 degrees in summer, 85 in the winter
Yoga Nidra, also known as "Yoga Sleep"
Yoga Nidra is a practice of deep relaxation. The benefits are relaxation for health, rejuvenation of energy, healing and mental peace. The practice is done while comfortably lying on your back with the support of blankets as the teacher softly guides you to touch your awareness through your whole body. It is said that 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 3 hours of deep sleep.
Each Kundalini yoga class places equal emphasis on breathing exercises, movement, meditation, and chanting to relax and heal the mind, body and soul. Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, PsHD, is a technology designed to awaken and expand internal awareness and to invoke an experience of calmness, happiness and freedom of spirit. Kundalini yoga teaches you how to gain a strong immune system, vital glands, a strong nervous system, good circulation, and an awareness of the impact of your habits. All levels welcome.
Hatha Flow class is suitable for all bodies, beginners or the practitioner who is looking for a classic yoga class. Hatha flow is a meditative class that focuses on yogic breathing, a balanced sequence of standing yoga warrior postures, balancing poses and the stretchy floor poses with emphasis on alignment. Blankets and props are encouraged.
Hatha Flow borrows poses from the traditional Vinyasa flow practice, but differs from Vinyasa in that is uses fewer poses and allows the student to spend more time exploring each posture, rather than more quickly moving from one to another.
Bring a water bottle and hand towel.
Yin Yoga is healing, relaxing and meditative. The practice restores energy, nourishes the fluids in the joints, strengthens the immune system, promotes deeper sleep, calms the mind and is therapeutic for organ health. Yin is done primarily on the floor or at the wall while the body is supported with blankets and props. This practice focuses on relaxing the muscles, keeping the body still and engaging in slow rhythmic breathing. As the muscle groups soften and remain stretched for 3 to 5 minutes, the body’s energy flows more freely through the facia and energy channels supporting pliancy and natural range of motion in all the joints. Yin Yoga is for everyone. Incorporating a Yin practice 1 or 2 times a week teaches the body how to relax in a fast pace world. Come experience the wonderful benefits of Yin Yoga.
Aroma-Bliss Yoga is a restorative yoga practice and pure therapeutic essential oils. All bodies welcome! Essential oils have many of the same wonderful benefits as yoga – reduces stress and tension by calming the body and quieting the mind which allows for powerful healing and enhanced overall well-being. When we use nature to nurture ourselves, it helps us remember the essence of who we are and where we come from. Breathe, stretch and move into a greater awareness of body, mind and spirit with this wonderful synergy.
Mondays 7:30-8:30PM, Arden Studio
Great class for the absolute beginner! Do just a few poses, learn the yoga breath and get to experience guided meditations.
Each week we will incorporate breathing, restorative yoga, meditation, and journaling. You will learn ways to calm the mind, connect with yourself, and get grounded. The goal is for each student to leave with their own set of tools to use in their daily life. This series is open to all ages and all bodies, beginners are especially encouraged to attend! Bring a yoga mat, journal, and pen.
Sundays 11:30-12:30 Arden Studio.
Beginner’s Yoga Series
A series of six 60-minute sessions..
A slower pace and smaller group makes the beginner's series an enjoyable way to learn the poses. This workshop will give you the tools you need to create a strong and safe yoga practice. You will explore techniques on breath, alignment in postures, safety, modifications for injuries and have the opportunity to ask questions. This is a great series for those interested in trying yoga for the first time, or refining one's practice.
Each class in this 6-part series will focus on specific building blocks of body and breath alignment. This series will give you the tools you need for a strong and safe yoga practice while building your comfort level in a class room.
This beginner's series is open to those interested in trying yoga, as well as this who wish to explore the basic fundamentals of yoga postures and meditative aspects.
The Beginner’s Series is held in January, February, April, May, July, September, October on Tuesdays, from 7:30-8:30pm.
"A great workshop! I really enjoyed working at my own pace and not feeling self-conscious. I'm looking forward to attending more classes. "
"When stressed at work, I now find myself taking deep breaths and doing some stretches."
"Yoga breathing has become a daily practice. I have reduced joint pain and much deeper sleep now. Best workshop ever!"
Questions, call Biffy Cotter 916-213-3051
All classes have both beginning and advanced students practicing together.
Class passes have no expiration.
We accept cash, check or credit cards
Yoga Mat Rental $2
Hand Towel $1
Please be mindful of your belongings when coming to, participating in, and leaving class. Yoga Shala cannot be be responsible for left, lost, stolen or accidentally taken items. If an immediate need item is left at Yoga Shala such as keys, purses/wallets, cell phones, medication etc, we will do our best to get someone to meet you at the studio to pick them up asap. Any other items left at the studio can be picked up 10 minutes before or after the start of class.
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