Visit Dharma and experience our wide range of ongoing Vinyasa and specialized classes. Get energized with Aerial Flow or Power yoga, or bliss out with a Restorative or Yin Yoga class. Whether you’re a brand new student, an advanced yogi or an aspiring aerialist, we have classes for all levels. Try something new… you’ll be surprised by what you can do.
The hatha is actually an umbrella term that includes all styles of the physical practice of yoga. But the way it is frequently used is to describe a class that moves at a slower pace. Time is spent in each posture with a attention placed on alignment and purpose of the pose. In general, hatha classes are recommended for beginners and folks who want to move a little slower.
This class is ideal for those who prefer to start slowly. A basic knowledge of Sun Salutations is recommended. Teachers will help you master form and understand how to breathe within the postures and throughout the flow, while gently challenging your concentration, balance and strength.
Teachers offer new and exciting challenges where you will expand on your strength, stamina and grace as you practice more demanding sequences. While not appropriate for those brand new to yoga, after learning the basics (sun salutations, chaturanga, triangle, warriors), people with fitness backgrounds and active lifestyles are often comfortable with this level right away. .More challenging poses will be offered and the flow will be at a pace that assumes students have an intermediate level practice.
Flow yoga classes have become quite popular here in the West. An evolution of Patabhi Jois’ Asthanga Yoga, vinyasa or flow is a similar style of matching breath with continual movement through postures, but flow is not restricted to the specific sequences as taught by Jois. vinyasa classes are for folks who like their yoga to feel like a workout.
This gentle flow connects basic yoga postures through attention to breathing, alignment and mindfulness. Therapeutic in nature, you will build flexibility, while immersing yourself in a relaxing class that moves at a perfectly slower pace – allowing plenty of time to feel each pose. Expect lots of deep stretching and seated floor poses. All levels welcome.
A vinyasa-style dynamic flow class, which uses breath to movement to integrate the mind/body connection. This intensified practice builds strength through Sun Salutations, standing postures, arm balances, core strengthening and includes backbends, hip openers, as well as inversions. Designed for intermediate to advanced levels.
Dive deeper into your vinyasa practice with a class full of strength, focus and advanced poses that take you to the next level. This class is for the intermediate to advanced student who is comfortable practicing inversions, arm balances and challenging sequencing.
This class begins slowly with yin (long hold, grounded) poses to benefit the connective tissue and joints and then moves into a slow vinyasa flow. Yin Yang Yoga is meditative while still allowing for physical challenge. Available to active beginners on up.
Restorative yoga utilizes props such as bolsters and blankets to fully support the body, allowing it to
open slowly and naturally with no effort. Concentration is on the breath, allowing for a deep introspective class which restores energy to the body and calmness to the mind.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses or asanas that are held for longer periods of time—three to five minutes is typical. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and
ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints. Improving flexibility, mobility and preventing injury. Yin Yoga sequences are designed to improve the flow of qi, the subtle energy said in Chinese medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body. Improved qi flow is hypothesized to improve organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being. A more meditative approach to yoga, Yin aims at cultivating awareness of one’s inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnected quality.
Most of this class is done seated in chairs with simple standing and seated floor exercises
for those who are ready. It is specifically designed for people with injuries or health problems who are weak or have limited mobility or pain. If you think you can’t do yoga because you are inflexible or can’t get up and down off the floor easily, this class is for you! It is gentle and led by teachers whose sense of humor and enthusiasm make yoga fun. For new and continuing students.