Yoga for Beginners

Hot Yoga

HOT BASICS

Hot Basics is a 75-minute class to prepare beginners for the more vigorous 90-minute Hot A or Hot B class. Poses have been modified to help new students who have problems with flexibility and balance but would like to work on developing both. The use of props like blocks and belts is strongly encouraged and included in the alignment cues. The set sequence exclusive to yoga+ includes standing, seated and floor poses.

The room is heated to 34°C to allow students to get accustomed to practicing in a heated room while getting the benefit of soothing heat from our far-infrared heaters.

If you already have a regular hot yoga practice, take this class to reacquaint yourself with the basic alignment and fundamentals of the practice. It is a good option on days when you don’t want to push yourself too hard but still want to sweat.

JIVAMUKTI

JIVAMUKTI BASICS

Each 75-minute Jivamukti Basics class is part of a four-week fundamentals course that explores four different themes – (1) standing asanas, (2) forward bending asanas, (3) backward bending asanas, (4) inversions, meditation and “putting it all together”.

Alignment is emphasized during the class. Students are taught “how to do” asanas as well as how to use props. The class provides the underlying structure to help a student be able to eventually enter into a Jivamukti open class intelligently and safely. Beginners are encouraged, though not required, to take all four weeks in the same month for continuity. Intermediate and advanced students will also benefit from exploring the alignment essentials presented in these classes.

This class is suitable for beginners.

FLOW

FLOW BASICS

With more focus on fundamentals and alignments, Flow Basics classes are accessible to students of every body type, size, shape, age, and experience level.

Each 75-minute Flow Basics class will incorporate modifications for each practitioner. Keeping in mind structural differences of the body, the class aims to establish a good foundation for one’s personal practice and appreciate their own unique experience as they explore the asanas. The class will include a combination of standing poses, forward and backward bends and twists. Other than that, the class will also help prepare students for more advanced poses like inversions and deep back bends.

This class, formerly called Warrior Flow, is recommended for beginners.

 

YIN

YIN BASICS

In the Yin Basics class, poses are held for 2-3 minutes with a transition or rest pose in between. Yin targets the hip, pelvis and lower back because these are the areas where one experiences tightness.

Yin is ideal for increasing flexibility, strengthening the joints and establishing balance and harmony in the body. This 75-minute class is ideal for beginners or those who wish to complement their dynamic yoga practice with a restorative one.

 

GUIDED MEDITATION

This class is an exercise for the brain. Simple techniques to train our mind to be calm and to source our natural inner peace will be taught. By learning to understand the mind, we can skillfully manage our daily challenges. Our mind could be our best friend or our worst enemy. It can turn our experiences into happiness or suffering.

Through constant practice, we maintain a peaceful state of mind even during unfavorable conditions. On the other hand, if our mind is not peaceful, even with very pleasant external conditions we cannot maintain happiness. Through this practice we learn to be actively calm and calmly active and live in that beautiful state.

This 30-minute class is highly recommended for everyone and is a good complement to the physical yoga practices.

LEVEL DESCRIPTION

Level Duration of Practice Frequency of Practice Others
Beginner 0-6 months 3-4x a week
Mixed 6-12 months 3-4x a week

Has attended a basic foundation workshop

  • - Fire and Ice hot yoga
  • - Sun Salutation for Flow, Jivamukti and Ashtanga
Intermediate >12 months 3-4x a week Has an inversion practice

 

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