Class Descriptions

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YOGAMAYA classes are dynamic yoga classes in the tradition of Vinyasa Yoga.  Vinyasa yoga is to flow or move, with intention, from one asana to the next, to arrive at a particular point, physically and spiritually. A YOGAMAYA asana class combines alignment, devotion (Bhakti), and philosophy.

Each teacher has their own unique approach to sharing a Vinyasa class, but all YOGAMAYA classes will include heat building Surya Namaskar (sun salutations) and well rounded sequences that incorporate all the physical movements (standing poses, hip opening poses, twisting poses, balancing poses, inversions, back extensions, forward bending, and final resting pose).

We have gathered highly dedicated teachers in the tradition of Vinyasa Yoga, who through their unique expression and personal experiences share with you exceptional and authentic teachings.

3-Week Total Beginner Series
This class is Yogamaya’s Introductory series for Total Yoga Beginners or Beginning students wanting to check back in with the basics. You will learn the basic poses, gain an understanding of what Yoga is, and be ready to jump into our ongoing Level 1 classes.

This series is open to everyone. No previous experience or flexibility necessary.  As this is a 3-week series, and there are no make-up classes for missed dates and no refunds. CLICK here for DATES offered:


Level 1 & Hour Level 1
This class is geared towards beginners new to yoga and any student who wants to refine Level 1 poses. A Level 1 class emphasizes proper alignment, incorporates basic poses and includes detailed teachings of the transitional movements used in Vinyasa classes. This class will also introduce Level 2 poses with great detail.


Level 2 & Hour Level 2
This class is geared towards students who already have an understanding of the basic poses and transitional movements of a Vinyasa class (downward dog, plank pose, caturanga or going all the way to the floor, cobra or upward dog, stepping forward, etc).  In this class expect to go deeper into the more subtle aspects of the basic poses, more dynamic and creative sequences, longer holds of poses, more challenging intermediate poses, and introduction to other yogic practices.


Level 2/3
This is simply a mixed-level class appropriate for Level 2 and Level 3 students. Variations & modifications will be offered to allow students to practice at their own individual level while keeping with the general class flow and energy.


Level 3
This class is geared towards the student with a strong ongoing practice.  In this class you can expect more challenging poses and variations, dynamic sequences, and exploration of the subtler aspects of yoga and yogic practices (like bandhas, pranayama, chanting, mudra, etc).


Big Juicy
These weekend Level 3 classes are taught by Studio Directors Stacey Brass and Bryn Chrisman. With a little extra time, these hour and forty five minute classes are our MAHA classes of the week with inspired soundtracks, juicy sequences, and space for Big transformation.


Yin/Restorative
Open to all levels, this slow paced and meditative class is geared towards opening the body by holding poses for longer periods of time. Most poses are done seated with the focus on opening the hips, legs and shoulders. There is minimal speaking so you can really be with your breathe and the sensations in the body. This is a great class for those who are athletic (ie runners, cyclists etc), feel stiff, are dealing with wrist injuries, and for those looking to get a great stretch.

 

All of YOGAMAYA’s classes are based in the tradition of Vinyasa Yoga. The different levels of class indicate

  • level of difficulty of class (asana performed, intensity of sequences, length of holding poses, etc)
  • level of subtle advanced detail offered, and
  • performance of subtler practices (pranayama [techniques to control life force and the mind], bandhas [internal locks], chanting, sharing of yoga philosophy, etc.)