Interpreting Class Levels
Class levels are meant to serve as guidelines to assist you in choosing a yoga class that's right for you. Regardless of the class level, participants are encouraged to practice at their own pace and to respect their personal edge.
Yoga is an individual, non-competitive practice. People with varying levels of fitness and flexibility frequently participate in the same yoga class. Modifications may be offered and are encouraged as one explores her or his practice.
BASIC - A class designated as Basic offers Hatha asanas (poses) focused and sequenced with the breath in a standard method: The class begins by breath focused centering, a gentle warm up of the spine, followed by gradually deeper movements. It may also include Sun Salutations during the warm up phase. It will usually include standing asanas, balance practice, and mat work designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and range of motion of the joints.
INTERMEDIATE - A class designated as Intermediate includes all of the same elements of a Basic practice and presupposes a familiarity of the Basics while exploring asanas that may require the use of props to modify until the body is ready for the challenge of some of the poses as well as an increase in strength. (Instructors will usually offer ways to allow participation.)
ALL LEVELS- A class designated as All Levels will be appropriate and accessible to most practitioners. It will include standard sequencing as in the Basic and Intermediate offerings. The instructor will offer modifications to the asanas. Practitioners are encouraged to explore their body’s potential and their personal edge in each asana.
• Please see the current class schedule for corresponding classes and levels.
• Private lessons are available by arrangement to anyone who may prefer to learn the basics before entering a group class or desires to deepen his or her practice.
Classes are subject to substitution.
It is recommended that a student refrain from eating heavy meals two hours prior to practice.
Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.
Please refrain from wearing perfumes and/or scents, including lotions.
Please be sure at time of registration to advise us of any physical limitations, injuries, etc., which may otherwise impact your practice.
Please arrive approximately ten minutes prior to class so that class may begin promptly.
Yoga mats are available for use, though bringing your own is encouraged and recommended.