Yoga Levels

Experience Levels

Supportive & Recuperative Levels

Level I : Basic fundamentals class for beginners

Level I/II : For students with  a bit of experience,         ready for a gradual transition.

Level II : Refining the basics. Inversions introduced.

Level II/III: Students firmly established in the practice

Level III: For students who are strong in standing and are confident in headstand, shoulderstand and plow.

Ageless Yoga

Introductory Series

Backcare

Community

Gentle Yoga I and I/II



Level I

For beginners. Introduces foundational poses of particular styles and traditions. You will progress steadily and safely towards the next level learning the fundamentals of posture and breath. Many stay in Level I for many sessions.

Level I/II

For beginners and students who prefer a gradual transition to Level II. Ideal for those with previous yoga experience who are new to our studios and different traditions.

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Level II

Students in this class who feel complete with the level I/II classes. The basic poses are refined with an emphasis on breath and movement. Inverted poses are introduced, as well as the philosophy and home practice.

Level II/III

Students in this class are firmly established in their practice of yoga and are ready to move beyond the basics. The emphasis of this class goes beyond gross physical actions of basic asana and pranayama. It teaches more complex asana and pranayamas, subtle action in basic poses, higher levels of concentration and coordination of mental and physical states as part of a complete yoga practice.

Level III

For serious students and teachers. For students with  prior Iyengar or Viniyoga or Vinyasa or Kundalini training who are strong in their practice and are confident in their inversions and backbends. Formal pranayama and philosophy is taught as is meditation and chanting.

Gentle Yoga

These classes are for students who are stiff, recovering from health issues, or have a particular limitation, or who would prefer a slower paced, less rigorous class. May be joined at anytime.

Ageless Yoga

For all ages and levels. Developed especially for people over 50 years old, this class focuses on helping to enhance flexibility, strength, and balance in a supportive environment.

Introductory Series

For students new to Iyengar yoga. Introduces foundational poses. Appropriate for those returning to or starting a yoga practice, or for those who have done other kinds of yoga but who have not studied Iyengar methodology.

Backcare

This back class is for people looking to support back health, care and comfort, but not in acute pain. Classical asanas are taught with support and are modified to suit each individual. Standing poses, forward bends, twists, and beginning backbends are taught along with resting asanas all supported to give relief from pain and understanding of extension and how to move from the hips and shoulders.

Community Yoga

For all ages and levels.