Class Descriptions

 

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 classes at Breathing Time Yoga make yoga in the Providence, RI, area 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.

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

Ours is one of the most robust community yoga and yoga financial aid programs in the the Providence area, both in number of classes offered and in our charitable giving. We are so grateful to those who make this opportunity a reality in the Providence area.

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.

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.
 
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.
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.
 
Yoga Classes with Meditation: This class 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.
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.
 
Beginners: Everyone has to start yoga somewhere. Beginners classes are 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: 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.
 
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). 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.
 

Yoga Classes with Meditation: This class 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.
Hatha yoga is in essence generic 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).
 
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.
This meditation gathering welcomes all practices and experience levels of sitting with internal awareness and sharing space in silent reverence for life. We will start with a few minutes of breath work to center ourselves and then sit in meditation for 20 to 25 minutes and close with a few minutes of quiet transition to external awareness. There will be no formal instruction, only group practice. Chairs, cushions, blankets and blocks will all be available to support your posture for meditation.
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.

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.
 
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.
 
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.
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.
 
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.
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.
 
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.
 
Reduce aches and pains. Increase range of motion. Gently gain strength.
Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you to flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale.
 
This moderate level class welcomes all students who enjoy a little challenge and are looking for something a bit deeper than a Beginners class, but not as athletic as a Vigorous class.
Yin
Yin 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. We will marry meditation and asana by holding postures for two to ten minutes each while cultivating mindfulness.
 
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.
 
Yoga with Weights will help you build strength and bone density utilizing small hand held weights, as well as yoga poses designed to strengthen your body and bones. The class will include balance poses to help increase stability, helping you to stay strong and fit as you age.

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We offer yoga as affordable health care, with a diversity of classes for a diversity of individuals.

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