Class Descriptions - Yess Yoga
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Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

Vinyasa

Vinyasa is defined as “to move in a special way”, we try to take that definition to heart each time and bring a group of students together by moving through unique sequences. A vinyasa class can be big flowing movement on each breath or slower movements to explore depth

No class is ever the same as the students in the room are never the same. Our main focus for each class are safe alignment and encouraging each student to explore their personal yoga practice. We are thrilled to host amazing yoga classes at Yess Yoga.

Yin

This practice goes deep into our bodies and concerns itself with connective tissue, joint health, and the immune system. Yin is great for those who have stress or anxiety, want to increase flexibility, or desire time and space to drop into meditation. It is the practice of going inward into stillness and quietness to see what lies beyond muscle engagement and the busy chatter of the mind. Yin draws from traditional Chinese medicine in its approach to movement and energy, and it involves longer holds of 1-10 minutes. We use props—blankets, bolsters, and blocks—so you can be supported as you release tension. This practice is open to all people.

Restorative

The best way to describe restorative yoga is sophisticated nap time. This practice facilitates deep total body relaxation that encourages the natural healing processes that happens automatically when you move into deep rest.  A restorative yoga sequence typically involves anywhere from three to six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest, and the poses are held anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes. Restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, gentle backbends and supported inversions.

Slow Flow

Sometimes it feels great to move, sweat and breathe, but a mellower vibe is in order. This vinyasa class takes things down a notch, bringing attention to transitions and creating space for final relaxation. Movements in this class will generally reduce the amount of time spent bearing weight on shoulders.  Don’t be surprised, though, if the work feels harder at a slower pace. Build body awareness and enjoy a class that provides both ample time to explore the fit of postures and movement at a more meditative pace.

Curvy Yoga

The goal of Curvy Yoga is to provide a safe and accessible place for people of all shapes, sizes and abilities to practice yoga in a body positive and supported environment. Using creativity, props, and mindful sequencing to meet students’ unique needs, our intention is to welcome everybody to explore the practice of yoga.

Kundalini

Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga for householders, it is a path for everyone who wants the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of our times. This is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul.  This practice is a combination of specific kriyas (movements)  and meditation aimed at raising the kundalini (divine) energy. The practices also help prepare the practitioner physically and spiritually for the intensity of this energy. Each kundalini class begins with a chant and is followed up by a warmup for the spine. The main part of the class is the kriyas, which combine postures and breathing techniques and the practice ends with a meditation and chant.  This class is suitable for all levels.

Viniyoga

Viniyoga is a low intensity flowing practice that links breath to movement increasing concentration, circulation, and building strength,  well as offering longer stays in postures.  Viniyoga loosely means “proper adaptation / application” so often variations are offered in classic postures,  like different sweeping arm movements in Warrior II.  A combination of Hatha and Vinyasa,  sometimes pranayama,  meditation, and mantra will come to life in this practice.  

Gong Bath

A gong bath is a sound healing practice that uses vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace and well being for better health. The use of sound and vibration for healing has been used for centuries and are the medicine of the future and the past.  A gong bath or gong sound meditation is a sound massage for the body and mind. While you rest in a comfortable relaxed position, the sound washes over you gently and creates a resonance in the body. Sound frequencies can affect us on a cellular level, influence how we feel and function,  and allows us to find calm within the chaos even if you are feeling totally burnt out, overwhelmed, completely stressed and emotionally drained. Allow the gong to wash it all away.Yoga NidraOften times even when we sleep, we don’t get good rest. Our subconscious is still busy at work and we don’t fully allow ourselves to release. Just 15 minutes of deep relaxation is equivalent to 3 hours of sleep. Yoga Nidra is a practice of deep relaxation that brings one into the restful place between the waking state and the sleeping state.  Utilizing intention setting, breath awareness, body sensing, and visualization we work through our five koshas (sheaths or layers of the body) to a place of calm. When our lives contain tension, anxiety, worry and fear, this practice operates as an anchor to connect one with their true nature.

Yoga Nidra

Often times even when we sleep, we don’t get good rest. Our subconscious is still busy at work and we don’t fully allow ourselves to release. Just 15 minutes of deep relaxation is equivalent to 3 hours of sleep. Yoga Nidra is a practice of deep relaxation that brings one into the restful place between the waking state and the sleeping state.  Utilizing intention setting, breath awareness, body sensing, and visualization we work through our five koshas (sheaths or layers of the body) to a place of calm. When our lives contain tension, anxiety, worry and fear, this practice operates as an anchor to connect one with their true nature.

Lucia Yess
lucia@yessyogastudio.com