Class Descriptions

Gentle Yoga + Guided Meditation Geared specifically for those new to yoga or those who are interested in a gentle practice. The first half of class includes slow paced movements to warm up the body. The second half of class is an extended period of relaxation which includes a guided meditation. Practices will be oriented towards rest and relaxation, as we let go of the day and transition towards sleep.

 

  • Blocks, blankets, meditation cushions (or bolsters) are recommended

  • This class is appropriate for anyone of any age, shape or size. No experience or flexibility required

Kettlebell Cardio​ Brought to you by Anthony DiLuglio, one of America's top trainers, Kettlebell Cardio embodies the timeless concepts of physical culture: how to train for maximum functional strength, how to make the body more durable, more resilient, and less prone to injury. Ideal for the avid gym-goer, yoga novice (or enthusiast), person rehabbing from injury, professional athlete, or anyone with advanced training needs. Like a small group personal training session. All levels welcome and encouraged. 

Kundalini​ A physically and mentally challenging practice, quite different from other styles of yoga. You'll perform kriyas — repetitive physical exercises coupled with intense breath work — while also chanting, singing and meditating. The goal is to break through your internal barriers, releasing the untapped energy residing within you and bringing you a higher level of self-awareness. A great option for people looking for a spiritual practice. Those who are seeking something more than a workout may enjoy Kundalini due to its emphasis on the internal aspects of yoga, including breath work, meditation and spiritual energy.

Mindfulness Yoga​ Incorporates yoga postures, gentle sequences of movement, breath work, supported silent meditation, and guided relaxation. This class alternates between periods of movement and stillness to help support increased awareness and mindfulness of the breath and body, and quieting of the nervous system.
 

  • This is a gentle-on-the-joints practice, so there is no weight bearing through the knees or wrists. Chairs are available

  • Blocks, blankets, meditation cushions (or bolsters) are recommended

  • No yoga experience needed

Power YogaClasses focus on the fundamental yoga poses that make up a well-rounded yoga practice. Power classes feature straightforward sequencing and “simple" movements. There is nothing fancy or advanced happening here.
 
Each class starts with a flowing series to warm up the spine and heat up the body, followed by a series of held postures to build strength, stability, and stamina. You’ll move and breathe through each pose with a cadence that builds internal heat and raises your heart rate. Class ends with gentle stretches to improve flexibility and you will leave feeling empowered, sweaty, and wrung out.


Adaptable for all ages, body types, and physical abilities, Power Yoga is appropriate for those new to yoga as well as those with plenty of yoga experience – options and modifications are always offered. This class can be vigorous as individuals flow from one pose to the next. guided by their breath and the supportive guidance of the instructor.

  • Blocks are recommended.

  • No experience needed, but good body awareness is helpful.

Sunday Over Easy Our signature class! SUNDAY OVER EASY is a vinyasa yoga class that winds down with gentle, restorative stretches, guided meditations, aromatherapy, and more!

  • Class duration: 90 minutes

  • The room is warm, about 80 degrees

  • You will need your own props. Please bring a yoga mat, two blocks and a strap. Optional props include 1-2 blankets and or bolsters

  • Props are available for sale in our shop. Or you can improvise with a belt, books, canned goods, a beach towel, a throw pillow, etc.

Vinyasa Flow Classes invite exploration of yoga, and the body, mind, and spirit by broadening your exposure to a variety of yoga poses and their variations. Each class is unique and creatively sequenced by each instructor. Students are encouraged to move at their own pace, using modifications or resting poses as needed. It’s a moderately vigorous class where the movements are connected to each other in a flowing manner, and linking movement with the breath is a primary focus.
 
Beginners are welcome and will be encouraged to pace themselves and focus on mastering the basic poses before moving onto the more complex poses.
 

  • Blocks are recommended.

  • No experience needed, but good body awareness is helpful.
     

Morning Vinyasa classes honor individuals’ energetic levels earlier in the morning and will allow you to arrive and enjoy quiet stillness, warm up and energize the body, and leave class ready to enter the rest of your day with vitality and equanimity.
 
Evening Vinyasa classes are dialed down a notch honoring individuals’ energetic levels at the end of the day and will allow you to arrive and enjoy quiet stillness, move the body and burn off excess energy, and wind down to a deeper state of relaxation as you prepare for your evening.

YinYasa Yin and yang are the polarities of a whole, the complementary opposites of dark and light, cold and hot, soft and hard, female and male, that allow all things to come into being. They are like two sides of a coin, one cannot exist without the other. Yin and yang is the vibration of the universe. It is the pulse of the energy that informs all life.
 
You could consider Vinyasa a YANG practice involving movement, muscle activation, contraction, and the creation of heat during the practice. These are postures for developing core strength, muscle tone, balance, and stamina. Flow is a method of movement that incorporates continuous, smooth, and circular motion. It promotes ease, fluidity, and grace in the body.
 
Alternatively, YIN is the practice of stillness. These are postures for promoting growth, clearing energetic blockages, and enhancing circulation. In Yin yoga, specific yoga postures are used to actualize the energetic attributes of various creatures and stimulate the transformational properties of the five alchemical elements (earth, metal, water, wood, fire). The postures and movements help to enliven and harmonize these qualities within the body. Integrating the power and healing aspects of these energies will help balance emotions and put one into accord with the true nature of our being.
 
YinYasa is an interwoven experience of dynamic movements and static holds. This class gives you the best of both worlds wrapped up into one! Let go of right and wrong and explore a new path that encourages introspection and relaxation, along with increased suppleness.
 

  • Class duration: 60, 75, and 90 minute formats

  • The room is warm, about 80 degrees

  • You will need your own props. Please bring a yoga mat, two blocks, a strap, and optional 1-2 blankets or bolsters 

  • Props are available for sale in our shop. Or you can improvise with a belt, books, canned goods, a beach towel, a throw pillow, etc.

Yoga Instruction + Discussion A weekly workshop-style class where we will explore a small number of poses, allowing for plenty of demonstration and discussion. You'll learn the fundamentals of a yoga flow that will allow you to plant the seeds of a yoga practice, start to grow in your own personal practice, and flourish in other classes. You'll learn how to safely enter and exit each pose and how to modify poses to suit your ability. We'll also introduce meditation, breathwork and yogic philosophy/history. During each class, we'll practice poses that you're likely to see in other classes, but can become more advanced at your own pace. You'll learn to be more mindful of your breath, linking it to each movement, and become more mindful of your overall being and state of mind.

  • Never tried yoga?

  • Tried a couple classes but still aren't sure if yoga is your thing?

  • Are you a seasoned yogi who wants to become more mindful in traditional poses?

 

This is a great class for anyone new to yoga, new to The Woods Yoga, or anyone who has caught themselves saying "am I doing this right?" during a group class.

*Children under 16 years of age are not permitted to attend any heated classes. Children 16-17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian in any heated class.