For Beginners

For Beginners

Learn the basics of yoga poses and breathing techniques. These classes are moderately paced to cultivate strength, flexibility, and balance within a gentle sequence of poses.

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For Beginners
  • Flow: Vitality & Freedom Through Sun Salutations • Claire Este McDonald • 25 min

    Accessing deep core support for ease of movement in sun salutations.

    Suggested props: Two blocks

  • Slow Flow: Connecting to the Energy Body • Claire Este McDonald • 50 min

    This class will connect your mind and body through simple yet deeply transformational movements.

    Suggested props: Blanket, block, strap

  • Iyengar: Level One Mini Morning Class • Shara Lewis • 30 min

    This is a level one class that moves along quickly from seated poses, to forward bends, to standing poses, without a long meditation. There are no inversions in this class. A great class to start your day, stretch your legs, and get warmed up.

    Suggested props: Mat, 2-3 blankets, belt

  • Flow: Strong & Accessible Flow • Claire Este McDonald • 60 min

    A 60 min accessible vinyasa flow focusing on functional alignment. Expect a fully balanced sequence that encourages exploration as we move from pose to pose.

    Suggested props: two blocks, strap

  • Flow: All About the Core • Natasha Rizopoulos • 65 min

    In today’s strengthening practice we’ll examine several aspects of Core stabilization. We’ll explore the deep abdominals, spinal muscles, hip flexors and side hips, all elements that contribute to integrated balance and tone. This work will allow you to radiate strength from your center in all yo...

  • Slow Flow: Yoga and Qigong – Awakening to the Flow • Daniel Orlansky • 47 min

    Connecting the breath to graceful and meditative movements, this class combines Qigong exercises with Vinyasa flow in a practice that balances the universal energies of heaven and earth.

    Suggested Props: A yoga mat, blanket, two yoga blocks

  • Flow: Around the World Hips • Kate Heffernan • 25 min

    Creating more mobility in the hips is one of the most common requests amongst yoga practitioners. Among other things, tightness in the hips and legs can contribute to difficulty moving and low back pain. This mini-sequence works to create space in all four sides of the hip, which will help to bri...

  • Flow: Around The World Shoulders • Kate Heffernan • 20 min

    While the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, the realities of everyday life can cause the surrounding muscles to become stiff and painful. Whether it’s due to the hunch over your computer, phone, steering wheel, or garden – most of the everyday shoulder movement is minimal and can cre...

  • Flow Foundations: Grounded Awareness • Holly Austin • 35 min

    Draw your awareness to your feet and how you build the foundation of each pose, so that you end class feeling more grounded and settled than when you began. This class is moderately paced to cultivate strength, flexibility, and balance within a gentle, continuous sequence of postures. This class ...

  • Flow: Refine and Deepen • Natasha Rizopoulos • 40 min

    Move through a progressive series of postures exploring the essential actions and alignment of Surya Namaskar A (Sun Salutation A). Build strength and flexibility in the shoulders and core, and develop an understanding of the relationships and transitions between poses. With this clarity, you'll ...

  • Iyengar: Swastikasana & Savasana: Bookending Practice • Michael Galvin • 30 min

    Explore the importance of the transition from one part of your day to another. Mark the transition into your yoga practice by cultivating awareness in a simple seated pose and then enjoy a restful Savasana (Corpse Pose). For those who struggle with the stillness and the quiet of Savasana, the pos...

  • Slow Flow: Seated Flow • Masaaki Okamura • 30 min

    Join Masaaki for a gentle and grounding seated Slow Flow. No props needed. All levels welcome.

  • Myofascial Release • Danielle Doyle • 30 min

    Learn to use self-massage/ myofascial release techniques that specifically target the hip flexors (psoas and iliacus), adductors and hip stabilizers (gluteus medius, minimus and TFL).

    Suggested props: Tennis balls or myofascial release balls, one block or sturdy book, blanket or towel.

  • Myofascial Release • Dina Abbondante, LMT • 20 min

    This self-bodywork class connects with the fibrous network of tissues that interweave with muscles, joints, and organs. In this introductory class, use self-massage techniques that help release muscle tension, common areas of discomfort, and stiffness in the upper back and hips. Breathe deeply an...

  • Flow & Restore: Hero Pose • Sabbi Lall • 40 min

    Flow to the vigorous heights of Vira (hero) postures in yoga, as well as soft, humble, and calming hero postures to rest and restore.

  • Slow Flow: Permission to Feel • Stephen Gresham • 35 min

    Endeavor to cultivate the beginnings of willingness through use of breath and self-observation. Rather than reactionary based patterns of avoidance and/or rejection of the challenging aspects of one’s reality, we observe the potential for greater freedom when individuals provide themselves with p...

  • Feldenkrais: Awareness through Movement • Didi Von Deck • 40 min

    A discovery of the Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement method in a quick introductory class.

  • Flow & Restore: Relax & Renew Fusion • Kate Heffernan • 50 min

    This grounding and calming practice that incorporates Restorative, Yin, and Slow Flow styles of yoga to create a deeply nurturing and nourishing experience. Through soft movements, both passive, and active, this class will offer the physical body space to alleviate physical tension focusing aroun...

  • Relax & Renew: Unwind & Let Go • Sabbi Lall • 60 min

    An hour of relaxing and unwinding through still supported postures.

    Props: a bolster and blocks plus 2 blankets, a pillow and two towels will work instead.

  • Slow Flow: Kundalini • David Orlansky • 60 min

    Stoke the fire of the energy body through breathing exercises, dynamic movement, mantra, asana, and meditation. Combining Kundalini Yoga with slow flow vinyasa, this practice bathes your cells and brain with fresh oxygen, increasing strength, mental clarity, and peace of mind.

  • Iyengar: Yoga for Back Care • Rosie Richardson • 60 min

    In this sequence, Iyengar Yoga teacher Rosie Richardson takes you through a gentle sequence to help with generalized low back pain. Even those with little or no experience with yoga can experience the benefits of this practice.

    Props: 2 blocks, 2 blankets, 1 chair, and one strap

  • Slow Flow: Yoga & Qi Gong • Daniel Orlansky • 80 min

    Beginning with a breath meditation, this class melds Slow Flow yoga and Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese moving meditation, into a unified practice that balances the energies of heaven and earth, while increasing strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.

  • Slow Flow: Hip Opening • Daniel Orlansky • 80 min

    A well-rounded 80-minute practice that includes a slow flow asana sequence focusing on hip openers; “Meditation for Rejuvenation” which is a Kundalini Yoga breath meditation; and “Stork Spreads its Feathers”, a Qigong exercise for balance.

  • Flow Foundations: Heart Opening • Kate Heffernan • 60 min

    Join Kate Heffernan for this hour-long, beginner-friendly Flow practice focusing on opening up the heart & front line of the body. Perfect after a long day of sitting!

    Useful props: 2 blocks, a blanket (or towel), & perhaps a strap.