Styles of Yoga
One Tree, Many Branches
There are as many different styles of yoga as there are people teaching it. Most yoga classes will involve moving your body into various poses, or asanas. Most will also feature breathing exercises called pranayama. Which poses are involved, how you move between them, and what sort of breathing exercises you’re doing will define what sort of class it is.
Our classes focus on two primary goals: strengthening muscles that are weak and stretching muscles that are tight. An easy way to think of this is by using yin and yang. Yin classes focus on relaxation, meditation, and releasing tension. Yang classes focus on improving strength, balance, and coordination.
Yin classes are a meditative experience designed to deeply release tension and stress. You’ll breathe deeply and slowly while progressing through a series of poses, mostly seated or lying down. This is an excellent class to help you unwind and relax.
Yang classes are an energetic experience designed to build strength, balance, and flexibility. You’ll link movement with your breath while progressing through a series of poses, mostly standing and balancing. This is an excellent class to help you improve your posture and feel more confident.