Living Yoga

Yoga Styles

We explore many different kinds of yoga in our classes.

BEGINNER FRIENDLY

Back to Basics

Focus on basic poses, pranayama and meditation techniques that yogis will return to time and time again.  This class provides beginners with a foundation for a lifelong yoga practice.  Flexibility is is not required!  Experienced students will also benefit by refining their alignment and transitions in preparation for more advanced poses.

Flow & Restore

Find that perfect balance between movement and rest.  Beginning with a flowing vinyasa sequence, participants in this class will generate heat internally.  That is then followed by relaxing restorative poses, which allow you to cool the muscles and recharge your batteries. Your mind, body and soul will be grateful. 

Yin & Flow

This class combines the long holds and meditative nature of Yin Yoga with the flowing sequences of Vinyasa yoga. During the Yin portion of class, participants use body weight and gravity to ease into postures.  During the Flow portion of the class, students are challenged with a challenging sequence of postures for better strength and endurance. You will feel rejuvenated inside and out.

Release & Recharge

Time for some self-care!  Unwind in this class combining a trio of soothing and therapeutic yoga practices.  In Yin Yoga, poses are held for long periods of time to release tension trapped deep in the muscles and connective tissues. Restorative Yoga relies on blankets, bolsters and pillows to support and stabilize the body during poses. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation technique done lying down to achieve a state of deep relaxation.  The goal is to rest the mind, relieve the nervous system, and reset the body.

Hot Yin Yoga

Enjoy the benefits of a deep stretch and satisfying release of Yin Yoga practiced inside our hot room. You will go an a vast inward journey, exploring the physical, emotional and psychological sensations unleashed when your body stays in a posture for several minutes at a time.  Savor each pose, most of which are done sitting or lying down on your mat.  The room is only heated to 95º F and feels like a typical Summer day. 

ALL LEVELS

Vinyasa

This invigorating and dynamic class is for anyone who enjoys twisting, turning, bending backwards and going upside down — or wants to learn how!  Move with your breath and transition from one pose to another. You will build strength, stamina, and flexibility.  A challenging and energizing physical practice, you will feel young and happy like a kid again.

Dharma Yoga

Dharma Yoga is a modern, contemporary practice that remains rooted in tradition and the classical Eight Limbs of Yoga. Created by the esteemed yogi Sri Dharma Mittra, it includes a flowing Vinyasa sequence, followed by inversions and other asanas that are held longer to improve focus and concentration. Deep relaxation, breathing and meditation exercises create a well-rounded, deeply spiritual practice.

Core Fusion Yoga

A firm and stable core is vital to maintaining good posture and keeping the rest of your body functioning and healthy.  This class will strengthen and tone your abs, glutes and pelvic floor through yoga poses, bandhas, breath work, and other exercises and movements that target the muscles in the central region of the body.

Yoga in Forest Park

Take your yoga practice outdoors with a fun and energetic Vinyasa class in Forest Park.  Feel the sun on your skin, the breeze in your hair and the grass under your feet as you flow through the poses.  You will build strength, become more flexible, and feel energized in this all-levels class.

Hot Yoga

In this vinyasa style class, participants practice a diverse and changing series of postures in our hot room (up to 105º F and at least 40% humidity).  Under such sweltering conditions, muscles will loosen up and become limber more quickly, allowing participants to reach deeper variations of poses in a shorter amount of time.  The heat also promotes cardiovascular and respiratory health, burns more calories, and encourages the body to sweat out toxins and impurities through the skin.

Hot Yoga 26+2

This practice popularized hot yoga in the West. Teachers guide students through a specific series of 26 traditional yoga poses and 2 breathing exercises in a very hot (up to 105º F) and humid (40% or more) room. This style of yoga systematically moves blood and oxygen throughout the entire body. Suitable for all levels, it also helps improve strength, muscle tone, flexibility and endurance.

Warm Vinyasa

This class is perfect for those who are curious about hot yoga but may feel intimidated because of the high temperatures. Explore the body-mind-breath connection while flowing from one posture to another in a room heated to about 95º F.  Participants experience many of the benefits of a heated practice — such us getting loose and limber more quickly, and sweating out toxins and impurities — but without the intense heat of typical hot yoga classes.