|"Yoga ~ 99% Practice, 1% Theory."
-K. Pattabhi Jois
5861 S. Kyrene Rd. #11, Tempe AZ 85283 480-478-2934
Gentle Ashtanga: All Levels
Beginning level class that is still a workout! This class focuses on foundational postures, movements and mindful breathing. This class is ideal
for students who are new to yoga, or experienced Ashtanga yogi's looking for a relaxing practice; the slightly slower pace and modifications to
key postures makes the Ashtanga Yoga practice accessible for everyone. Standing postures that build strength and endurance are taught as
well as slow floor postures that help to release the muscles of the hips and spine.Appropriate for strong beginners and or those looking for a
deeper stretch and more focus on relaxation in class.
Classic Postures- Level 1:
Classic Yoga postures and their modifications that cover the basic alignment principles and positions common to all styles of yoga. Body
alignment is taught and emphasized in each posture. Develop stability, strength, and balance while deepening your practice and understanding
of Yoga. Sun salutations are introduced. Appropriate for beginners or for experienced practitioners that are looking for a lighter, calming class.
Ashtanga Abbreviated Primary Series - All Levels: (Not recommended for beginners due to the pace of the sequence)
The first 30 minutes of class will be a complete workout with the traditional sequence of the Ashtanga Fundmental Series through Warrior II. We
will begin with ten Sun Salutations (5x Surya A and 5x Surya B) (12 min) and the complete series of Ashtanga standing postures through
Virabhdrasana B (Warrior 2) (20 Min) followed by five hip opening forward bends and the full cooling/centering finishing sequence and
Savasana. This class is intended for students who would like a condensed version of the full Ashtanga Primary Series. The pace of class will
be traditional to Ashtanga, each posture will be held for five breaths before moving to the next posture (asana).
Ashtanga Full Primary Series: Level 2
A 90 minute led class following the set sequence and pace that is traditional to Ashtang Yoga. Aerobic and strength building, recommended for
students who are familiar with the classic postures and are ready for a challenge. Class will begin with Surya Namaskara A and B (Sun
Salutations); the breath and movement are synchronized as the body smoothly flows through the postures. This practice is detoxifying and
therapeutic as it builds body heat, increases flexibility and strength while focusing the mind. Please see www.kpjayi.org for more information on
the sequence and Ashtanga method. Appropriate for intermediate level students or those familiar with the classical postures and wanting more
aerobic intensity in their practice.
Ashtanga Intermediate (Second) Series & Improv: Level 2
Sun Salutations A and B and fundamental standing postures followed by the Ashtanga Second (Intermediate) Series. The Second Series will
be led by an instructor. Postures are explored for those new to the sequence and modifications are given if needed. There is an emphasis on
backbends, hip openers and inversion in the second series. The Ashtanga Primary Sequence has an emphasis on forward bending and core
Sivananda Style: All Level and Level 1 and 2
A unique and fun series that is flipped from the traditional formats... floor postures followed by the standing postures. Designed to stimulate the
chakra (energy) centers of the body from the crown to the root (top of the head to the base of the spine), resulting in a peaceful, relaxed state. A
series of gentle modified Sun Salutations will start the class, followed by inversions to stimulate the crown chakra, backbends to stimulate the
heart chakra, core strengthening, twists and forward bends for the solar plexus & sacral chakras, and finally standing postures for the root
chakra. Alternatives to inversions are always offered if desired. This class is perfect for a someone who is ready to shake things up and try the
familiar postures in a different order! ALL LEVELS will give a range of options to practice in the postures to accomodate your desired intensity,
LEVEL 1 will offer a slower pace, longer warm up and more instructions on the details of the postures, LEVEL 2 will focus on the flow of energy
in the sequence with less instruction on the alignment of the postures and will have more challenging postures offered in the sequence.
Focus Classes: All Levels (Core Vinyasa or Hip Opener Classes)
Special classes that will lead you through postures that focus on a specific intention of practice or region of the body. Intentions include hip
openers, improving low back and hamstring flexibility, increasing spinal flexibility and rotation, shoulder and neck openers, digestion, balance,
and mindfulness. Appropriate for all levels.
Gentle/Therapeutic Yoga: Pre Level 1 to Level 1 (All Levels Can Participate)
Therapeutic yoga provides the tools to help you on your journey towards health and wellness. These classes provide an effective practice for
those recovering from or living with, injury or illness. Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, and breathing
techniques in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and
Restorative Yoga: All Levels
Restorative yoga emphasizes the calming of the nervous system and teaches the art of relaxation, which has tremendous mental and physical
benefits. A series of rejuvenating and supported poses are taught to promote vitality and create a state of deep relaxation. It melts tensions
away and leaves you feeling completely refreshed and fully restored.
Mysore Style ~ Open Practice: All levels
Enjoy the freedom to practice at a pace and sequence that you choose. A quiet space reserved for like minded Yogi's who just would like the
energy of practicing in a group, but choose not to be led by an instructor. Come in, roll out your mat and start you practice. Come and go as you
please with respect to the others in the room. No talking in class and please enter and exit quietly. Copies of the Ash tango Primary Series and
Sun Salutations are available if you would like a guide to follow. Individual assistance is offered by a teacher to help you in your postures as
Pranayama and Meditation: All Levels
Pranayama is the practice of breathing exercises in Hatha Yoga. Pranayama techniques are beneficial in treating a range of stress-related
disorders, improving autonomic functions, relieving symptoms of asthma (though a different study did not find any improvement and reducing
signs of oxidative stress. Practitioners report that the practice of pranayama develops a steady mind, strong will-power, and sound judgement.
The gentle postures performed in this class will be designed to respiratory function by opening the muscles of the neck, chest, shoulders and
upper back. There will be one to two breathing exercise practices each week along with a guided meditation at the end of class. Appropriate for
all levels. If you have difficulty sitting for extended periods make sure you use blankets and/or bolsters to support the hips. Ask the teacher for
assistance in finding a comfortable position.
Yin: All Levels, Appropriate for Beginners. Cooling Class, Focusing on Flexibility Rather than Strength.
Postures held for longer periods of time accompanied by slow deep breathing to aid in the release of tight connective tissue, scar tissue and
muscles. The is a cooling practice, but very different from restorative classes. Appropriate for athletes to counter the effect of training as well all
levels of yoga experience and practice abilities.
Yoga Nidra: All Levels, Very Gentle
Deepen your practice by combining gentle Yoga with Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a powerful meditation technique that enables us to remain
aware as we enter into deeper states of consciousness in which we are able recognize the wholeness in which we are. Yoga Nidra is
especially beneficial for those dealing with anxiety, chronic stress, insomnia, depression, addictions, poor body image, low self-esteem, PTSD,
or have experienced emotional or physical traumas. No experience is required, all that is required is a focus on intention and an openness to