Class Descriptions

 

Dharma Yoga is a graceful, yet challenging form of yoga based on Sri Dharma Mittra’s almost fifty years of practice of classical yoga. The practice is appropriate for students of all levels, from beginner to lifelong practitioners. It is a practice that is accessible to so many because it meets each student where they are and according to their condition. As students move through the different series, they are encouraged to go deeper and experience the practice in a meditative and spiritual way. Sri Dharma’s passion for helping students go deeper in their practice with the ultimate goal of Self-realization is reflected in all aspects of the Dharma Yoga system.
 
This six-week course will introduce the Dharma Yoga approach, and be held Saturdays at 1:00pm from the 5th of January through the 16th of February (with no class on January 19th). These classes are appropriate for students of all levels who wish to experience the Dharma Mittra yoga practice. Each week will focus on different elements of the sequence including physical asanas, breathing and meditation. The first two classes build the Surya Namaskar and Shiva Namaskar sequences.

In essence, Dharma Yoga is a system of classical Hatha-Raja Yoga. A devotional practice that emphasizes good health, a clear mind and a kind heart. The method weaves together many teachings in order to bring all students closer to the goal of Self-realization.

Half movement, half restorative, this class offers the best of both worlds! In the first half of the class, you will be led through a gentle sequence of poses that will help prepare both body and mind to sink into the sweet, still poses of the restorative practice.
Yin Yoga helps you reduce stress, and to feel calm and centered. In this quiet Yin class, we will explore the profound energetic, emotional, and physical aspects of yoga through stillness and surrender. Postures are held for two to ten minutes each while cultivating mindfulness.

Although this class has a slow pace, the practice can be intense. Yin Yoga is sensation rich and characterized as an exercise for connective tissue. Long holds and deep stretch result in rehydration of the fascia and ease in overall mobility
The Viniyoga method of yoga is based on the deep relationship between breath and movement, experiencing yoga from the inside out and providing a sound approach to practicing āsana (yoga postures). The deep slow rhythmic breath that you will master naturally creates a calm and focused mind and reduces stress on a physiologic level. The Viniyoga teacher incorporates safe and effective sequencing, and adaptation of poses to suit individual needs. Viniyoga classes may at times include seated breath awareness (pranayama), meditation and other yogic techniques.
Viniyoga: Beginners yoga is designed to take the stress out of yoga by laying the foundation for a strong and confident yoga practice. Welcome to yoga! Beginners yoga is rich with instruction and demonstration, is deliberately paced and will help you learn the basics. This class welcomes all students who are relatively new to yoga practice or simply wish to focus on the basics.
 
The Viniyoga method of yoga is based on the deep relationship between breath and movement, experiencing yoga from the inside out and providing a sound approach to practicing yoga postures (asana). The deep slow rhythmic breath that you will master naturally creates a calm and focused mind and reduces stress on a physiologic level. The Viniyoga teacher incorporates safe and effective sequencing, and adaptation of poses to suit individual needs. Viniyoga classes may at times include seated breath awareness (pranayama), meditation and other yogic techniques.
 
 
Viniyoga Therapeutic classes provide an opportunity for students with chronic conditions to experience the benefits of yoga in a way that works for them and addresses chronic aches and pains with gentle therapeutic yoga techniques while gently gaining strength.
 
The Viniyoga method of yoga is based on the deep relationship between breath and movement, experiencing yoga from the inside out and providing a sound approach to practicing yoga postures (asana). The deep slow rhythmic breath that you will master naturally creates a calm and focused mind and reduces stress on a physiologic level. The Viniyoga teacher incorporates safe and effective sequencing, and adaptation of poses to suit individual needs. Viniyoga classes may at times include seated breath awareness (pranayama), meditation and other yogic techniques.
 
 
Hatha yoga: Think of Hatha as the big umbrella of yoga that covers the multiplicity of yoga styles that are practiced today. Hatha classes incorporate postures (asana) and breathing techniques (pranayama) and have a goal of bringing union to the opposite qualities of sun (ha) and moon (tha).
 
This class is appropriate to those who have been practicing yoga for at least six months, or are quick learners with no current physical limitations. If not, we recommend our beginners, restorative and therapeutic classes.
 
Everyone has to start yoga somewhere. Beginners yoga is designed to take the stress out of yoga by laying the foundation for a strong and confident yoga practice. Welcome to yoga! Beginners yoga is rich with instruction and demonstration, is deliberately paced and will help you learn the basics. This class welcomes all students who are relatively new to yoga practice or simply wish to focus on the basics.

Hatha Yoga is the big umbrella of yoga that covers the multiplicity of yoga styles that are practiced today. Hatha classes incorporate postures (asana) and breathing techniques (pranayama) and have a goal of bringing union to the opposite qualities of sun (Ha) and moon (tha).
 
Yoga with Meditation takes a mindful approach to āsana (postures) and includes meditation and / or pranayama (breath practices). Yoga is at it’s root, a systematic approach to creating mental clarity and focus, beginning with the mindful practice of yoga āsana to prepare the body to sit in meditation, and to train the mind to focus. Meditation is the heart of yoga.
 
 
Strength, Stretch & Flow: Starting where you are, build strength, increase flexibility and dive into the subtle dance of flowing from one posture to the next to the rhythm of your breath in a meditation on movement.

Our approach to flow, also known as vinyasa, is inclusive for students of all levels of ability. The teachers will let you know how you can adapt the practice to suit you. There is no need to "power through!" 
Flow and Reiki: This class takes a mindful approach to āsana (postures) and includes meditation, pranayama (breath practices), and the option for gentle touch hands-on reiki. Yoga is at it’s root, a systematic approach to creating mental clarity and focus, beginning with the mindful practice of yoga āsana to prepare the body to sit in meditation, and to train the mind to focus. Meditation is the heart of yoga.
 
Flow: Synchronize movement to the rhythm of the breath, entering a state of flow in a dance-like practice of moving from one āsana to the next.
 
 
Yin
Yin Yoga helps you reduce stress, and to feel calm and centered. In this quiet Yin class, we will explore the profound energetic, emotional, and physical aspects of yoga through stillness and surrender. Postures are held for two to ten minutes each while cultivating mindfulness.

Although this class has a slow pace, the practice can be intense. Yin Yoga is sensation rich and characterized as an exercise for connective tissue. Long holds and deep stretch result in rehydration of the fascia and ease in overall mobility.

Restorative yoga is a delicious way to relax and soothe frayed nerves. Restorative classes use bolsters, blankets, and blocks to prop students in passive poses so that the body can experience the benefits of a pose without having to exert any effort. A good restorative class is more rejuvenating than a nap.
 
This class is appropriate to students of all levels, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned yogini, you will benefit from this restorative class.
 
Prenatal yoga will help you ease through pregnancy by helping strengthen pelvic abdominal tone, teaching you vital relaxation skills and providing a quiet opportunity for each mother to connect with her changing body and growing baby. Yoga can help ease back ache, improve sleep and digestion and simply help you experience overall wellbeing.
 
Prenatal yoga provides a special opportunity for community among students as sharing stories of progressing pregnancies and helpful hints will be encouraged!  
 
If you are pregnant we recommend that you take Prenatal yoga classes only! Other classes may not include safety precautions and certainly won't target your needs at this special time.
 
 

Community Viniyoga at Breathing Time Yoga make yoga affordable and accessible to all. We suggest a donation of $5-10 when you attend a community yoga class, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds and of course larger donations are always welcome. 

Your donation helps support our financial aid students, enabling them to study yoga with Breathing Time Yoga’s seasoned and certified yoga instructors.

The Viniyoga method of yoga is based on the deep relationship between breath and movement, experiencing yoga from the inside out and providing a sound approach to practicing yoga postures (asana). The deep slow rhythmic breath that you will master naturally creates a calm and focused mind and reduces stress on a physiologic level. The Viniyoga teacher incorporates safe and effective sequencing, and adaptation of poses to suit individual needs. Viniyoga classes may at times include seated breath awareness (pranayama), meditation and other yogic techniques.

 
Community Yoga by donation is a low-cost class, making yoga accessible to everyone! Come join us. The suggested donation is $5 to $15 or what you can afford. No one turned away. Half of the proceeds from the class go to our Financial Aid Fund and support our low-income students and Seva volunteers in the Breathing Time Yoga Community.

Community Yoga classes are of at a variety levels depending on the teacher's preference and the students who come. All students are welcome in these classes.

This class weaves the use of light hand weights (3-8lbs) into a yoga practice to help tone and strengthen the entire body and aid in maintaining healthy bone density. Yoga with Weights provides a well-rounded workout that integrates the mind-body centered approach of yoga. This class is appropriate for
Flow yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a dance of two partners: the slow deep rhythm of the breath and the movement of the body. The breath sets the pace of the movement as you to flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale in a meditative exploration. This style is sometimes called vinyasa yoga.
 
This all levels class welcomes all students who enjoy a moderate challenge and are looking for something a bit deeper. However the teacher will suggest adaptations so that the class can meet you were you are.
 

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