Daily Drop-In Classes
~ just come on in, all of these classes are drop-in or covered under your class packs! No pre-registration necessary.
Yoga level 1: Santosha foundation flow is our basic flowing class with alignment instruction, foundation yoga postures and simple breathing techniques. Excellent for anyone focusing on the basics, seeking rejuvenation, and for beginners. We physically adjust students who would like that help, once we know you. (See video of full level 1 class below.)
Yoga level 1/2: Santosha building flow is our basic flowing class that serves as a bridge between the level 1 and level 2 flow. Class is for those who are comfortable with the level 1 flow and are ready to start introducing level 2 postures and transitions into their practice.
Yoga level 2: Santosha athletic flow is our moderately paced flowing class. Class includes some alignment instruction, sun salutations, inversions, posture modifications for those in need, and breathing techniques in a challenging, yet supportive environment. Expect to sweat. We physically adjust students who would like that help, once we know you.
Yoga level 3: Santosha dynamic flow is longer to allow for the body to warm up, and includes deeper versions of postures. Students with yoga experience who know how to modify postures are welcome, please don't be intimidated (not featured on the current schedule).
Yoga: $5 all-levels is our basic flowing level 1 class with the instructor teaching mostly by example, a follow-the-teacher style class. They are often early in the morning - the best time to practice - or lunch hour, late evening.
Heated Yoga is like a sweat lodge or sauna, with yoga! Primarily for challenging the chemistry of the body and clearing impurities, while also allowing for deeper postures. Our heated yoga classes are around 85-90 degrees and include assisting and teaching instructions to individual needs. We take a break from heated classes during the summer months.
Yoga Lab includes a brief warm-up followed by exploring a small group of similar postures - floor backbends, for example. This is the class to ask questions, see demonstrations, receive adjustments, learn modifications for your body, learn the key actions and key alignment principles. Please note yoga lab is 2 credits with class packs or half off with purchase of monthly unlimited and new student special (see schedule for upcoming topics) .
Ayurveda self-care & cooking learn self-care treatments according to Ayurveda such as oil massage, sinus care, and lymphatic dry brushing in this rotating topic class (see schedule for upcoming topics). Also, Ayurvedic cooking techniques for balancing each body type through each season and time of day.
Breathing class is 30 minutes. We practice 3 - 6 standard breathing techniques, with instruction, and include moments of silence in between for meditation.
Chanting class is 30 minutes. Join in or listen to call and response chanting with periods of meditation in between chants.
Meditation classes are 30 minutes - 1 hour. We begin with a guided chant or breath-oriented meditation technique, then silence for a period, another chant or technique, again silence. Beginners are welcome, and we have chairs for those who prefer sitting in a chair - make sure you are comfortable.
Bodywork and functional anatomy is our introduction to different massage styles, bodywork techniques, and basic functional anatomy. Class is hands on - you can come alone or with a partner. Styles include: thai massage, shiatsu, barefoot shiatsu, Ayurveda oils, marma, acupressure, craniosacral therapy, and more.
Friday night special event we explore practices that correspond with the lunar cycle, including Full Moon Ecstatic Dance and Yoga Nidra Relaxation for the New Moon. Other topics include, community celebrations, sanskrit, Ayurveda, meditation, and other workshop topics for deeper learning. This special 1hr 30m class is only $15 for drop-ins and is included in class packs, monthly unlimited, and new student special (see schedule for upcoming topics).
Relationship and emotional healing techniques (yoga of relating) includes our introduction to the non-violent communication work of Marshall Rosenberg. The class is interactive, with at least one practice session of using a 4 step toolset: (I observe, I feel, I need, I request) to help you process a situation in your life where you feel stuck. This class occasionally rotates with yoga philosophy and sanskrit topics (see schedule for upcoming topics).