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Deha Yoga Class Descriptions


 

Foundations

This is our introductory class. It’s great for students that are new to yoga, those interested in sprucing up on alignment or for those recovering from an injury. This practice will help ALL yogis build a solid foundation and will prepare them to move into the Vinyasa classes, if they so choose. All levels, 75 degrees.

Vinyasa

A vinyasa flow practice where we explore all the usual postures (sun salutes, the warriors, backbends, hip openers) in a fluid and creative way. This is a practice where you can lose yourself in the simple rhythm of linking breath with movement. The level of the class will depend on the teacher and the needs of the students. You can always make classes easier or more challenging for yourself by following the teachers' cues for variations and modifications of the poses. 80 degrees.

Guided Savasana

Savasana: Corpse Pose

A 30-minute deeply intentional rest. You have the option to stay upright, in a seated position (such as in meditation) or to recline on props for a more physically relaxing experience. You will be guided slowly into a deeper state of calm, emerging from this mini yogic "nap" with greater clarity of mind, more evenly distributed energy and a renewed zest for life! A regular savasana practice can help alleviate anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, gastrointestinal challenges and even skin conditions. Please note that this class is limited to 10 students; please register online to save your spot! All levels, 75 degrees.

Community Class

We currently have 3 Community Classes on the schedule for the summer season:

  • Mondays: 6:30-7pm Guided Savasana
  • Wednesdays: 12-1pm Yin
  • Saturdays: 11am-12:15pm Foundations

Community Classes are only $10. However, Members may use their membership and pass-holders may use their passes. Find the individual class descriptions on this page! All levels, 75-80 degrees.

Gentle

A slower paced class for days when a more nurturing & relaxing practice is just what you need. Gentle Yoga provides all the benefits of a yoga experience at a slower, easier pace. By focusing on alignment principles, breathing techniques and modifications of basic poses, yoga becomes accessible to everyone, regardless of age, fitness level or physical challenges. Also a great class for the beginning yoga student. All levels, 75 degrees.

Yin

This is a practice that stays low to the floor, but works deep into the connective tissues, fascial networks and joint capsules of the body. Primary focus is placed on the pelvis. Postures are held for extended periods of time to allow for muscular release. Once muscles release, the deeper “yin” tissues of the body are able to receive the benefits of the posture. For many, this class provides a deep energetic release as well. Because Yin Yoga targets ligaments, bones and joints, it is not recommended for those working with an active or recent injury, or for women in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy. 75 degrees.

Restore

This class is a stress BUSTER. Each posture is typically held for 4-10 minutes and is completely supported by props. No stretching, no muscular stress, just sweet, mellow release. Recommended at least once a week for maximum benefits that extend into all aspects of your life. All levels, 75 degrees. 

Asana Intensive

This practice will involve exploring a broad range of movements in order to create ideal alignment, stability and strength within the chosen set of postures for the day. Each Sunday we'll explore one particular set of postures such as twists, seated poses, standing poses, balancing, inversions or reclined postures. Each class will be well-balanced and will give you an opportunity to dive a bit deeper into the chosen asana (postures) set, discovering smarter and more sustainable ways to express them. Consider this class to be a mini-workshop each week as we will utilize the wall, chairs and a variety of props to really get a different perspective. Let's go on a yoga adventure! This class is not appropriate for the beginning yogi as we will explore a variety of more advanced postures. 75-80 degrees.

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