Group Classes

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundation under them. – Henry Davis Thoreau

Art of Balance Yoga offers a wide range of classes 7 days-a-week to accommodate your schedule and ability.  Currently we offer: Energy Hour, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa, Slow Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Yoga, Gentle Strength, Core Yoga, Strength + Alignment, and Yoga for Therapy.

Chair Yoga

This class is open to all levels - No Yoga experience needed.

This chair-based Yoga Class will offer the benefits of our other yoga classes but use a chair as a prop for support, balance, or advancing the pose as appropriate for each student.  A series of options are given for each posture to allow students to find the optimal balance between support and challenge to meet them where they are at the moment.  This class will incorporate an exploration of alignment, strength, balance, flexibility, breath, and relaxation.  All are welcome to this class. 

CORE Yoga

This class is open to all levels.

It is designed to strengthen all aspects of the core and increase range of motion throughout the body. It is also a class that gets to the core of a pose, depending on the focus of each particular class. You will gain more structural insight into poses and will see an improvement in posture and strength and vitality, building a solid foundation for your yoga practice.

Energy Hour

The Energy Hour is traditional yoga open to all levels.

We will work to generate more mobility in our morning body and allow space for the prana (the life force energy) to flow. This class will hone the connection between body and breath to inspire movement, create more vitality and wake up our inner power. Finding moments to bring awareness to the self, focus on energizing your soul and preparing your body for the rest of the day.

Gentle YOGA

This class is good for those just beginning yoga, for seniors, and those recovering from illness or injury.

Gentle Yoga is for anyone who desires a practice that focuses more on meditative breath with a series of poses taught with proper alignment and movements to increase range of motion.  Muscles and joints begin to tighten over time, causing discomfort and decreasing mobility, strength and balance. This class will focus on improving these areas while maintaining and improving your mental acuity through focused meditation and breath. After class you should notice an increased energy level and a positive outlook on your day.

Gentle Strength

This class is open to all levels. 

"Gentle Strength" was coined by our gentle Yoga students who had become so steady and confident in their practice that they wanted MORE!  So we used the gentle Yoga class as a stepping stone to this class where we build on our strength overall by holding posses longer, using elastic bands or add repetitions to some of our favorite poses such as Boat Pose. There is always the option to stay with the gentle version of any pose so as to honor what we need from a class vs. what we don't need on any given day.

Gentle yoga + Restore

This class is open to all levels. 

It combines gentle Yoga to bring warmth, tone and resilience to the body followed by restorative poses using bolsters, blankets and the wall to open and support the body while releasing tension from the body and mind overall. Come and let the cares of the day roll off your shoulders with every breath. Please dress in layers, and bring an eye cover and socks.

Restorative Yoga

This class is open to all levels.

Restorative yoga is a receptive practice focused on calming the body's nervous system. We use the wall, bolsters and blankets so your body is supported and relaxed throughout the class, allowing you to release and restore. You will explore the union of breath, body, and mind during long-held, passive asana. No experience is required; simply come with the willingness to be still and present with yourself and recharge for the week ahead! Please dress in layers, and bring an eye cover and socks.

Slow Vinyasa Flow

This class is perfect for those with some yoga background wanting to try Vinyasa slowly, with care, to build on strength and skills.

Like Vinyasa Flow, this class will teach you to move with the power of steady breath while connecting one pose to another with mindful transition poses. This class will introduce you to and help refine sun salutations, bringing strength and confidence with attention to alignment. A variety of options will always be offered for varied abilities. The class will also offer twists and stretches designed to help students unwind, open the body, and feel revitalized.

Therapeutic Yoga

Suitable for beginners through advanced practitioners.

This is a gentle yoga class that utilizes a joint-freeing series of exercises for range of motion, flexibility and muscle strength and stability. Additionally, self-myofascial release techniques with balls are used to ease tension, tightness and discomfort throughout the body. The series of movements and asanas practiced in this class are helpful for those new to yoga, those recovering from an injury, and those that are experiencing issues such as arthritis, sciatica and tight muscles. (This class is based on the Structural Yoga Therapy© teachings of the late Makunda Stiles.) 

VINYASA

This is an energetic class so yoga experience and strength is recommended although customizations of poses will also be offered.  

Vinyasa flow is a series of poses that will move you with the power of steady, synchronized breath from sun salutations to other intelligently sequenced flow series. This format helps you achieve balance by creating heat and sweat to expel toxins and re-energize and strengthen your body.  We will also explore various balances in a playful way, taking students step by step toward these peak poses. 

VINYASA 2

This is an energetic class with powerful movements for more experienced students.

Vinyasa 2 is a dynamic practice that will move you with the power of steady, synchronized breath as in Vinyasa, but it's also a place for those who already have a strong yoga practice to challenge themselves a little more in balance, strength, and inversions.

YIN YOGA

This class is open to all levels.

In traditional Hatha Yoga classes the muscles are the target, but in Yin Yoga it's all about targeting the connective tissues such as the joints, ligaments and fascia of the body to untie knots and increase range of motion to the joints and energy flow throughout the body. These poses are very different from other Yoga poses and are mainly done on the floor. Some might look similar but the intention will be different. It involves stressing and strengthening tissues using gravity as a tool. Soft music and mellow lighting, helps make the experience meditative. This is a different kind of exercise — think of it as innersize! Please dress in layers, and bring an eye cover and socks.

Learn more about the Yin practice at  www.yinyoga.com

YOGA ALL LEVELS

This class is usually offered when we combine classes on holiday weekends. “All levels” means that if you’ve never done yoga or you’re an experienced practitioner, you’ll feel as challenged or as at ease in this class. The teacher will provide poses that are attainable at several levels. Remember this wise advice to all students, no matter what level you are: listen to your body and rest when you need to.

Yoga for strength + alignment

This class is a safe place for beginners and experienced students to practice together.

The focus will be on principles of strength and alignment; effort and ease. Emphasis is on developing resiliency and stamina of the physical body through a series of poses that allows you to build confidence and skill. Using alignment to support our strength in order to hold poses longer while keeping a steady and easy breath. Poses may be experienced in more than one way to get a better understanding of the mechanics of a pose by breaking them down before building them up again.