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Types of Yoga

Various Types of Yoga Found at UP

YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Our classes welcome everyone, regardless of fitness level, or yoga experience.  Your teacher will help you to take your practice where you’d like to go.  Please talk with us if you have any questions or physical limitations, and we will recommend a class for you.  Please remember, it’s YOUR practice — your best teacher resides within you.  We ask you to listen to your body and adjust your practice to fit your needs. 

 


 

Level II: Power Flow

A fast-paced vinyasa class where you will link movement and breath. Power yoga will help you to build internal heat, increase stamina, flexibility and strength. You will leave feeling invigorated yet relaxed.

Level I: Gentle Yoga + Nidra

Bliss out in this all levels offering perfect for Sunday evening as you prepare for the week ahead. You will move through a gentle hatha yoga experience followed by a guided iRest Yoga Nidra practice.  iRest Yoga Nidra is a restorative, meditative, sleep like yoga bringing you into a state of deep rest and relaxation.  

Level I/II: Power Flow | Core 

As the title suggests, this class is designed to bring strength and organization to the physical and emotional core of the body. The class is a mix of posture strengthening asana and kriya, fire building pranayama and cleansing mudra. Yes, it is work – but it beats grinding out crunches at the gym and has profound benefit on the body-mind over a consistent period.

Level I/II: Yang Yin Yoga

Enjoy a Level I/II class of Yang Yin Yoga which balances the body with an effortful Yang practice followed by a nurturing Yin practice. We begin with a more active, dynamic, yang style of vinyasa strengthening and invigorating the body and mind. The yin style of long-held passive poses and static stretches opens the body to more flexibility while embracing a more contemplative, non-reactive quality of mind.

Level I: Yoga Fundamentals

Yoga Fundamentals is a class for students new to yoga or who would like to go back to basics. Each week, students will be introduced to new yoga poses, learn safe alignment and be taught how to link breath and movement. Students who regularly attend Yoga Fundamentals will gradually be able to take level 1.5 classes.

Level II: Vinyasa

Participants will be led into a deeper exploration of yoga as they advance their practice physically and mindfully. The pace is faster than a Level I class, allowing heat to build in the body while maintaining a mindful practice of movement synchronized with breath.

Level II classes introduce more advanced poses into the practice. Classes may include: inversions, arm balances, backbends and more complex standing poses. Students can expect to be challenged while at the same time knowing they will leave feeling balanced and refreshed.

Restoratives for Anxiety

Restoratives for Anxiety works to bring regulation and coherence to the entire bodymind using the combined practices of trauma renegotiation through somatic experiencing, integrating wholeness through nondual healing and awareness and stimulation/regulation of the nervous system through Yoga asana, pranayama and mudra. This restorative sequenced class builds stability and transforms at the essential level so, that through contiguous practice, the anxious states of consciousness that trouble us as humans release their grip, reveal our more fearless and grounded nature and over time become a source of creative power and inspiration.

  Level I/II: Vinyasa

Enjoy this beginning to intermediate level class, which builds on yoga basics offering you the opportunity for deepening your practice. You will be encouraged to develop a well-rounded practice with asana and pranayama connecting you more deeply with your body. In this class you will gently be introduced to Level II concepts while still having the option of Level I variations and modifications allowing you to grow at your own pace.

Level I/II: Metal Yoga

Join us on this journey deep into darkness where participants will stoke their inner fires to build heat and strength through a vinyasa-style class accompanied by the heaviest soundtrack you’ve ever heard in a yoga studio. As the flames of hell creep through your muscles and melt away your anxiety and resistance, remember the words of Iron Maiden: “I shall return from out of the fire.” This class is open to practitioners of all skill levels—no leather pants or spiked wristbands required.

Level I/II: Flow + Let Go

This class combines dynamic sequences to cultivate strength, balance, flexibility and body awareness and cools down with restorative poses so that every student leaves feeling recharged. An all levels approach provides room for creative expression and is accessible for every body.

Level I/II: Yin Yang Yoga

Enjoy a Level I/II class of Yin Yang Yoga which offers a balanced practice of yin and yang styles of yoga. The yin style of long-held passive poses and static stretches opens the body to more flexibility while embracing a more contemplative, non-reactive quality of mind. A more active, dynamic, yang style of vinyasa will follow, strengthening and invigorating the body and mind.

Friday Night Yin

UP yoga invites you to a Friday Night Yin Experience-just the thing to wipe the slate clean for the weekend! Come focus on Yin energies to balance out from the swirling demands of the work week and whatever else the universe is burdening you with. Yin is a practice of inward focus, surrender, and acceptance. We will focus on using the pose to get into the body as we release muscular effort and sink into the shapes of the Yin asanas. Designed to build inner energetic reserves, dissipate energetic blockages, thereby enhancing mobility/flexibility, Yin shapes are held longer in order to traction the body, lengthening fascia and connective tissue (as opposed to stretching muscles). We will work to find appropriate edges for a sustainable practice. Yin is simple, not necessarily easy. All levels welcome for this cooling, purging practice.

CannaYoga

Join us for an afternoon of deep relaxation as we explore a cannabis enhanced Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra practice. Restorative Yoga practices invite you to slow down and hit the reset button. This breath centered practice, using props, helps to balance the body and mind by practicing stillness with intermittent gentle movement. Restorative Yoga helps calm and soothe your central nervous system activating your Relax, Rest and Digest response. Yoga Nidra, also called yogic sleep, is the state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep. It is the practice of getting the body completely relaxed while lying down to experience Deep Relaxation, Restoration and Healing.

Cannabis is medicinally used to treat a variety of medical & mental health issues. It naturally works along with the body’s endocannabiniod system to regulate many of our bodily functions to Restore Balance. Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Cannabis have all been found to help reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain and insomnia. In this workshop, you will be guided through a calming Restorative Yoga practice followed by a deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra practice. This class is suitable for all bodies age 21 & over with a valid medical marijuana card.

 

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