Foundations: Foundations is a beginner friendly class designed to give emphasis on the fundamentals of postures, alignment, and breath. This class will help to build a solid and safe foundation for a yoga practice.
Fundamentals: Fundamentals picks up where Foundations leaves off. Students should expect to build on their repertoire of poses as they begin to expand their awareness of breath and key alignment principles. A wider range of postures will be explored.
Form: Form classes are moderately paced with a high focus on alignment in each pose. Classes can be full spectrum or focused more heavily on one area of the body. Students should expect to work with a plethora of props in order to facilitate optimal alignment.
Vinyasa: Vinyasa links postures through a sequence of movements that flow with the breath. Less rest is given between each pose; therefore maintaining even and steady breath is crucial. Inversions and arm balances will be explored. Typically Vinyasa classes will be full spectrum, working the entire body and steadily flowing throughout, however advanced postures may be workshopped (especially in level 2/3 classes where the class will often culminate in a peak pose).
Vigorous: Vigorous is a level 2/3 Vinyasa class designed to explore more complex asanas. Expect an active and upbeat class with few pauses, in which students are required to use control of their breath to both stay present and respect their limits. This class is suitable for experienced practitioners in generally good health who are looking to explore more challenging sequences, postures, and subtle practices. Students should be prepared to work on inversions and arm balances throughout every class, as well as explore more advanced backbends. Focus is on play, movement, hard work, and breath.
The Practice: This is an alignment-based, advanced class for experienced yogis. The class begins as a guided practice with the instructor practicing alongside students (ample yoga knowledge is assumed; expect minimal adjustments). As the practice continues, students will have the opportunity to be assisted in current areas of personal exploration or stay on the class trajectory. Practice the entire class time or leave when you choose. A regular, steady practice at the studio is expected before attending this class. Students are expected to be able to kick into handstand (at the wall) and press up into urdvha dhanurasana with straight arms (although exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis with prior teacher approval). If you are not sure if this class is appropriate for you, please contact the studio.
Peak Practice: This is a shorter version of "The Practice" class in which each class will be focused on a particular peak pose or poses. In this intermediate/advanced, workshop-like class the instructor practices alongside students (ample yoga knowledge is assumed so expect minimal adjustments). A regular, steady practice is expected before attending this class. Students are expected to be able to kick into handstand (at the wall) and press up into urdvha dhanurasana with straight arms (although exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis with prior teacher approval). If you are not sure if this class is appropriate for you, please contact the studio.
Flow & Restore: Spend the first half of your practice with a vinyasa flow to heat the body. Then during the second half of class spend longer holds in restorative postures. Re-energize and renew in this two for one!
Candlelight: This class is a softly flowing, moving meditation set to candlelight intended to soothe and relax. Expect longer holds, a focus on breath, and a chance to look inward.
Rise: Rise is an early morning, one hour version of our Vinyasa class. Start the morning with a sunrise practice to awaken the body, flow with the breath, and move on the mat.
Restore + Meditate: This class begins with restorative poses to renew your body and mind. Your practice will be filled with the use of props and long, quiet holds in restorative postures. Then towards the end of class, the instructor will guide you through a meditational portion of class. This may include guided meditation, mantra, or yoga nidra. Leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Yin: Yin Yoga gives you the tools to slowly open up while avoiding injury. It explores the underlying depths of your physical, mental, and emotional being. Expect to stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form your joints.
Community Class: This class is taught by Surya Yoga Teacher Training graduates. Donations are accepted in lieu of class fees.
Private Yoga: Private yoga sessions are available and tailored to a student’s individual needs. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Level 1: Level 1 classes focus on the basics in order to help students build a strong foundation both physically and mentally. These classes are ideal for the beginner or for anyone looking to work on the fundamental aspects of their practice.
Level 2: Level 2 classes assume basic working knowledge of poses. Variations on the basics will be explored. These classes challenge students to go deeper, while expecting that students go at their own pace and respect the limits and needs of their own bodies.
Level 3: Level 3 classes are geared towards experienced practitioners and teachers. Students are expected to know when to push forward and when to back off.
All Levels: All Levels classes are open to students with skill levels ranging from having a solid basic practice to advanced students. Ample modifications are given, as well as options to advance.
In this 4 week series you will prepare your body and mind for childbirth, bond with your baby, and meet other women who are experiencing pregnancy. Benefits of prenatal yoga include improved sleep, reduced stress and anxiety, strengthening of muscles needed for childbirth, improved posture, decreased lower back pain and shortness of breath, decreased risk of preterm labor and other conditions - and much more!
Prenatal Yoga Series runs on Thursdays at 12:30PM. This 4 week series costs $50 and you must preregister 2 days prior to the series start date. If the series is held, you may also take single classes at the drop-in rate of $15 (no other discounts apply).
Upcoming PRENATAL YOGA SERIES Dates:
~September 6, 13, 20. 27
There are no refunds for missed classes. If we do not have enough attendees to hold the series, you will be refunded your series fee.
Toddler Yoga is now REGULARLY
Thursdays at 11:00AM
Toddler Yoga is a fun, bonding class for tots crawling through age three and an adult guardian. Class provides developmentally supportive movement, games, and songs that contribute to a child’s health and contentment. Class also provides movement and relaxation for the adult guardian. Class is suitable for beginners.
Prenatal Yoga can help keep pregnant bodies limber and pregnant minds at ease. It can provide relief for common pregnancy-related discomforts including headache, low back pain, and sciatica, and it has been found to be beneficial for anxiety and depression during this life-expanding experience. During this 90 minute session, participants will receive guidance to develop or enhance their home practice and will engage in a group practice.
You must preregister no later than the Friday before the class.
Sundays 3:00-4:30PM, once per month this fall:
Here at Surya Yoga we are strong believers in leveled classes. Attending the class that is appropriate for you is the key to growing in your practice. Instructors will ALWAYS offer modifications and leveling because each body is different. But without the basic alignment principles, injury is more likely. If you have never practiced yoga or are unsure about proper alignment, please join us for one of our Basics class. These are a GREAT place to start. If you have familiarity with yoga postures (asanas), join us for one of the other leveled classes offered. Choose the class that is right for you!
If you have any questions as to which class is right for you, don't hesitate to contact us.