PUBLIC CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

WHAT IS VINYASA?

At Republic of Yoga, all classes are taught in the Vinyasa style. This elegant and powerful style of Hatha Yoga seamlessly synchronizes breath and movement. Vinyasa is rooted in the ancient Ashtanga Yoga tradition, and has been practiced and passed down through generations of yogis. The outer experience is one of changing physical shapes; the inner experience is stillness. In effect it is a moving prayer, or meditation in motion.

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA

New to yoga and not sure where to begin? Look no further–we’ll start by gaining a basic understanding of what yoga is; then add a simple introduction of poses, with basic alignment and breath awareness that will prepare you to embark on a regular yoga practice. 75 minutes. FREE to new students! *PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited to 10 students, and for that reason it is open to first-time students only.

BASICS

Level 1. Perfect for brand new beginners, or those who just love alignment, details and working simply. You’ll learn the what, how and why of the poses, breathing techniques, meditation and more. Come ‘til you feel like you’re ready for more challenge, or stay as long as you like. 75/90 minutes.

GENTLE

All levels, all ages! Release, relax, and rejuvenate in this class designed for all bodies. Perfect for anyone wishing to take a softer approach to asana practice. Easeful movement builds strength, flexibility and balance. Plenty of props are available for your support. Aahhh… 75 minutes.

GENTLE AND RESTORATIVE

All levels. Release, relax, and rejuvenate in this part gentle part restorative class designed for all bodies. Perfect for anyone looking for a softer and restful approach to asana practice. Slow easeful movements build strength, flexibility and balance while longer supported holds calm the nervous system and heal the body. With ample props for support during long holds in each posture and soothing sounds, this class is meant to offer each practitioner the space to relax and heal physically, mentally and emotionally. A completely revitalizing experience. Aahhh… 75 minutes.

HAPPY HOUR

All levels. This comprehensive class has all you need, in a condensed format. Expect a thorough and well-edited asana sequence including sun salutations, standing and seated poses, back bending, inversion, and meditation—get it all in 60 minutes and still have time for the rest of your day! 60 minutes.

HONEY YOGA

A warm level 2-3 vinyasa flow practice including creative transitions, arm balances, inversions, deeper backbends and binds, with a nice long savasana to drop you right into the weekend! 90 minutes.

PRENATAL YOGA

Prenatal yoga classes offer a sweet space to nurture your relationship with your growing baby. Curated sequences, modifications and meditations are developed for the specific needs of expectant mothers. Cultivate mindfulness and relaxation techniques that can be incorporated throughout your pregnancy, and build energy and endurance while strengthening your body for labor and delivery. 75 minutes.

TWEENS AND TEENS

Finally, a class just for teens and ‘tweens, taught by someone who understands teenagers better than anyone–another teenager! Join Republic of Yoga 200-Hr Certified teacher Teagan Green for a weekly class in a non-competitive environment, designed to address and relieve the pressures that many teens face today.

Designed specifically for ages 11 to 18, the class will focus specifically on self-empowerment and acceptance, goal making, poses that relieve tension in the body from sitting in chairs during school, time to disconnect from the internet and stress relieving techniques that can be used everywhere and anywhere. The age specificity allows tweens and teens their own space in the yoga studio. 60 minutes.

VINYASA ALL LEVELS

This class features a moderately paced vinyasa flow practice, and may include arm balances and inversions; however, you can go at your own pace. Variations are offered for both newer and more advanced students. Expect a deep and well-rounded practice; you’ll leave feeling great, because you’ve worked only as hard as you wanted to. Recommended for those with some yoga experience. 75/90 minutes

VINYASA LEVEL 1-2

Flow at a slower pace, with attention to breath, focus, energy awareness and alignment. Expect a well-rounded sequence that will encourage and build your inner and outer strength. 75/90 minutes.

YIN YOGA & PRANAYAMA

All levels. Yin Yoga is a practice that uses traditional asanas and a host of props, in a manner that requires less external effort. The result is stretching connective tissues and opening pathways that allow the free flow of energy.

This class includes use of props such as belts, bolsters, blankets and eye-pillows. Asanas will be held 3 to 6 minutes each, using very little muscular effort, yet, unlike restorative yoga, Yin does work out the body internally. No previous knowledge of Yin yoga is required.

YOGA WITH MEDITATION

Flow at a slower pace, with attention to breath, focus, energy awareness and alignment. Expect a well-rounded sequence that will encourage and build your inner and outer strength through slow sequences that may include hip openers, side bending, and heart opening poses to prepare you to sit comfortably in a guided meditation practice at the end of class. 75/90 minutes.