"The mind creates the abyss,  the heart crosses it."
                                               - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj 

yoga studio classes Berkeley

 

Lunch flow
This class is 60 minutes in length.  Starting right from the start of class you will start to go into this flow stretching, strengthening, and conditioning your body. The core will be explored as well as other strengthening exercises.  Come prepared to sweat the lunch hour away, leaving you energized and invigorated for the second half of your day. 

Hatha Flow
This class combines the strength and stability of a Hatha asana practice with the warmth and energy of Vinyasa flow. Hatha flow class explores the beginning and intermediate asanas (poses) while keeping a focus on developing strength and flexibility. Flowing sequences will be contrasted with poses held for a longer duration. Mindful postures and meditation will balance the body, mind and spirit. Pranayama (breathing practices) are given special attention. Appropriate for all levels.

Restorative yoga
Restorative yoga is a receptive practice in which your body is passive throughout the experience, weightlessly supported by props as your muscles extend and relax into subtle postures (usually 3-5 poses per class). We explore the energetic union of breath and long-held passive asanas. This class is open to yogis of all backgrounds, levels, sizes, and ages. No yoga experience is necessary; just come with the willingness to be still and present with yourself. Hands-on assisting will facilitate a deeper experience.

Candlelight flow
Candlelight flow is a sweet practice, using flowing asanas in a candlelit room. 

Therapeutic yoga
Specifically designed to enhance your capacity to heal.  In these specialized classes you will deepen your knowledge through specific postures to find the right alignment for your body. You will learn to practice with a more comprehensive awareness to work through limitations of your specific bone and muscular structure. This class is designed for people who are looking to better understand how their body operates from the inside out, to aide in a safer and healthier yoga practice.

Community Yoga  
An align and deep flow focused all levels yoga class. All people and body types are welcome and encouraged to join. Suggested donation $10-$20

Vinyasa Flow
Vinyasa uses vigorous flows of postures to warm the body, focus the mind, increase flexibility and build strength and stamina. Students should expect to move continuously throughout the majority of the class. 

Yin/Yang
Most of this class will reap the benefits of strength building yang yoga, and finish with a sweet yin yoga practice that allows your body to melt into more passively held stretches. Moving mindfully from one pose to the next you will feel the natural progression of the practice from beginning to end. Move with increased focus and intention to more strength building poses and closing with deeply held stretches. You will gain strength, flexibility and develop keen self-awareness as you learn to use your breath to flow.