PUBLIC CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

WHAT IS VINYASA?

At Republic of Yoga, all classes are taught in the Vinyasa style. This elegant and powerful style of Hatha Yoga seamlessly synchronizes breath and movement. Vinyasa is rooted in the ancient Ashtanga Yoga tradition, and has been practiced and passed down through generations of yogis. The outer experience is one of changing physical shapes; the inner experience is stillness. In effect it is a moving prayer, or meditation in motion.

ALIGN & FLOW.

A vinyasa class for new students, or those looking to refine their practice. Incorporates detailed alignment, while presenting poses in a flowing sequence with breath awareness, and a meditative focus. 90 minutes.

BASICS.

Perfect for brand new beginners, or those who just love alignment, details and working simply. You’ll learn the what, how and why of the poses, breathing techniques, meditation and more. Come ‘til you feel like you’re ready for more challenge, or stay as long as you like. 75/90 minutes.

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA.

New to yoga and not sure where to begin? Look no further–we’ll start by gaining a basic understanding of what yoga is; then add a simple introduction of poses, with basic alignment and breath awareness that will prepare you to embark on a regular yoga practice. 75 minutes. FREE to new students! *PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited to 10 students, and for that reason it is open to first-time students only.

GENTLE.

All levels, all ages! Release, relax, and rejuvenate in this class designed for all bodies. Perfect for anyone wishing to take a softer approach to asana practice. Easeful movement builds strength, flexibility and balance. Plenty of props are available for your support. Aahhh… 75 minutes.

GENTLE AND RESTORATIVE.

All levels. Release, relax, and rejuvenate in this part gentle part restorative class designed for all bodies. Perfect for anyone looking for a softer and restful approach to asana practice. Slow easeful movements build strength, flexibility and balance while longer supported holds calm the nervous system and heal the body. With ample props for support during long holds in each posture and soothing sounds, this class is meant to offer each practitioner the space to relax and heal physically, mentally and emotionally. A completely revitalizing experience. Aahhh… 75 minutes.

HAPPY HOUR.

All levels. This comprehensive class has all you need, in a condensed format. Expect a thorough and well-edited asana sequence including sun salutations, standing and seated poses, back bending, inversion, and meditation—get it all in at the end of your day, and still have time for your evening! 60 minutes.

VINYASA ALL LEVELS.

This class features a moderately paced vinyasa flow practice, and may include arm balances and inversions; however, you can go at your own pace. Variations are offered for both newer and more advanced students. Expect a deep and well-rounded practice; you’ll leave feeling great, because you’ve worked only as hard as you wanted to. Recommended for those with some yoga experience.

VINYASA LEVEL 1-2.

Flow at a slower pace, with attention to breath, focus, energy awareness and alignment. Expect a well-rounded sequence that will encourage and build your inner and outer strength. 75/90 minutes.

VINYASA LEVEL 2.

Level 2. Recommended for those with vinyasa experience. Strong (faster) flow practice, including breath-awareness, arm balances, and inversions. Variations are offered for both newer and more advanced students. Expect a deep and well-rounded practice that will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired. Not recommended for brand new beginners. 90 minutes.

YIN YOGA & PRANAYAMA.
Yin Yoga is a practice that uses traditional asanas and a host of props, in a manner that requires less external effort. The result is stretching connective tissues and opening pathways that allow the free flow of energy.

“The main differences between a Yin and a Yang (the more strenuous and external) Yoga practice are that Yin postures should be done with the muscles relaxed and be held a long time. This is because connective tissue does not stretch like muscles and will not respond well to brief stresses.”
-Paul Grilley

We live a very Yang lifestyle; always on the run, working out, keeping busy. Taking time, at least once a week, to practice Yin Yoga, helps restore balance in the body and by that, improve health and mental clarity.

This class includes use of props such as belts, bolsters, blankets and eye-pillows. Asanas will be held 3 to 6 minutes each, using very little muscular effort, yet, unlike restorative yoga, Yin does work out the body internally.
You may feel quite relaxed and heavy after the workshop.

No previous knowledge of Yin yoga is required. All levels are welcome.

YOGA WITH MEDITATION.

Flow at a slower pace, with attention to breath, focus, energy awareness and alignment. Expect a well-rounded sequence that will encourage and build your inner and outer strength through slow sequences that may include hip openers, side bending, and heart opening poses to prepare you to sit comfortably in a guided meditation practice at the end of class. 75/90 minutes.

YOGA @ 81.

Take your practice up a notch in this warm flow class, heated to 81 degrees! Class will feature a spicy soundtrack, with creative vinyasa sequences that may include arm balances, inversions and deeper back bends, often working to a peak pose. 90 minutes.