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Different Types of Yoga Classes

There are so many different styles of yoga. Whether you’re looking for a challenging physical practice, or a slower more mindful and meditative experience, there is a type of yoga and teacher out there for you.

Since we offer a variety of different classes at Aspire Yoga Center, we thought a brief description of each would be helpful.

Yoga for Beginners
This yoga class is ideal for anyone new to yoga and interested in its benefits. It focuses on the fundamentals of Vinyasa Yoga and will prepare students for a flow style of yoga that synchronizes breath with movement. It offers a balance of strength, flexibility, and endurance. Emphasis is given to modified Sun Salutations, and the basic alignment of standing and seated poses. No prior yoga experience required.

Energetic Vinyasa Flow
A stimulating and creative practice that focuses on integrating strength, flexibility, alignment, and awareness through a dynamic sequence of poses (asana) linked by the breath. This class helps to create strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance.

Yin/Restorative Yoga
Suitable for nearly all levels of students, Yin/Restorative Yoga targets the bodies connective tissues-the tendons, fascia, and ligaments-with the aim of increasing joint circulation and improving flexibility. Designed to be a perfect complement to the more dynamic and muscular (Yang) styles of yoga, postures are held up to five minutes. This class is ideal for students with chronic symptoms such as muscle/joint pain, stiffness, weakness or fatigue. No yoga experience required; great for beginners.

Gentle Hatha
This class combines breath and movement, while incorporating gentle Hatha postures with modifications for all levels. Gentle yoga can be very useful for those practitioners who are working to build strength, as well as someone recovering from injury, or even those who are simply looking for a more relaxed workout. This practice can also be beneficial to those who already are quite fit but lack the overall flexibility. No yoga experience required; great for beginners.

All Levels Hatha
The All Levels Hatha Yoga class uses postures (asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength and flexibility in the body. No yoga experience required; great for beginners.

Power Yoga
This 60-minute practice is a total body workout that creates longer, leaner muscles and a body with more mobility to improve circulation. You will move at a pace designed to build internal heat, engage and build core strength and focus on alignment and breath. Options will be given to modify postures to accommodate all levels of students. Strong emphasis on Sun Salutations and an invigorating flow.

Sometimes you might want a physically demanding practice that will make you leave dripping with sweat and recharged, and other days, you could really want to slow things down and unwind. With several types of classes offered, the choice is really up to you! Regardless, I hope to see you on the mat soon.

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