A Tucson Yoga Studio
A mindful approach for yoga
at all levels

 

 

EASIEST -Appropriate for everyone, including those with physical limitations

Gentle Yoga
An easy-paced class with an emphasis on gentle movement, sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. This class is best  for students who seek a quiet, relaxing yoga practice with an emphasis on mindfulness. Also excellent for those who are inflexible or recovering from illness or injury.

Gentle and Restorative
This class is appropriate for all students seeking the benefits of a very relaxing, gentle and restorative practice. Deep restorative work improves range of motion and joint mobility, reduces pain and the effects of stress. Cancer survivors, and students with injuries, arthritis or other chronic conditions welcome. No prior yoga experience required.

Meditation Restore, renew, reconnect with simple meditation and breathing exercises that lead to inner calm and peace. By donation. Reservation not required.

Restorative Yoga
Give yourself the gift of relaxation. In this class the body is supported in postures that are held for a longer period of time, using the support of props (blankets, blocks and bolsters) to feel at ease and find comfort in each pose. It is a softer practice designed to bring the body – muscles, joints, vital organs – back into its natural balance and state of grace. This is a relaxing, rejuvenating class open to all yogis.

Gentle Yoga for Back Care
Students are introduced to movements and poses that encourage improved postural alignment and freedom from pain. This class is for those wishing to prevent and alleviate back and neck problems. A gentle practice suitable for new students and students of all levels regardless of back issues.

BEGINNER-FRIENDLY- No experience required; ability to get down (and back up) for floor poses recommended

Beginning Yoga
A slower moving class focusing on Hatha yoga’s  basic principles of alignment through individualized attention and instruction.  Beginning students or those returning to yoga after an injury or other challenge will find this class to be very supportive in regards to their individual needs.  Expect gentle adjustments, assists, modifications of poses, and the use of props based on experience, strengths, body types and limitations, along with the introduction of various breathing techniques.

Beginning Vinyasa Flow
This class is designed for beginners through intermediate students. In Beginner Flow, you’ll be guided through postures in a Vinyasa style, beginning with the basic poses, but allowing for more challenging poses based on your practice level. This is a great class for students looking for a more gentle experience, those who are new to yoga or those who need a change of pace, yet still have the option to take it to the next level.

Mellow Flow –  A smooth flowing practice connecting mind, breath and body.  A slower yet moderate pace, building strength while releasing tension.  The practice of Mellow Flow is a journey that we make one breath at a time, teaching us how to bring ourselves to each moment and flow our way into a more blissful state. Fill your Self with a sense of freedom and peace as you practice honoring and working with your individuality.

Basics and Beyond
A class that incorporates Hatha yoga’s basic alignment principles through individualized attention and instruction. When appropriate, expect gentle adjustments, assists, modifications of poses, and the use of props to compliment students’ experience, strengths, body types and limitations.  Experienced students will expand their practice while fit beginners will gain confidence in experiencing a deeper understanding of the basics of each pose.  This class will also teach and utilize various breathing techniques.

Gentle Yoga
An easy-paced class with an emphasis on gentle movement, sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. This class is best  for students who seek a quiet, relaxing yoga practice with an emphasis on mindfulness. Also excellent for those who are inflexible or recovering from illness or injury.

Somatic Yoga/Yoga Tune Up All levels – A mindful approach to asanas (poses). Asanas between gentle and moderate level.

Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga exercises the bones, lubricates the joints and deeply stretches the body’s connective tissue, especially in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and all poses are seated or reclined.  Great for cyclists, runners or anyone with extra tight muscles or need some extra help with reducing stress or anxiety.  Suitable for all levels.

Yoga for 12 Step Recovery Y12SR combines the practical tools of the 12 step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Combining the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease that it is. This class is open to all, (sober for 24hr minimum), or those whose lives are affected by loved ones caught up in an addictive life style. First part of class is 12 step meeting, second part of class is a blending of yoga and 12 step philosophy.  Reservation not required.e.

INTERMEDIATE – Physically demanding; experience recommended

Hatha All Levels – This class combines breathwork (pranayama) with a variety of physical postures (asanas) and deep relaxation (savasana).  Postures in class will be adapted according to your experience and body’s capacity. Strong beginners welcome. Variations will be offered so all students can enjoy the benefits of yoga.

Rise and Shine – Experience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Welcome the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep. You’ll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease.

Intermediate Yoga for Back Care (Thursday 10:30a)
Students are introduced to movements and poses that encourage improved postural alignment. This class is for those wishing to prevent and alleviate back and neck problems. A vigorous practice suitable for students with yoga experience. All levels welcome.