Level 1 classes focus on the basics of alignment, vinyasa (breath synchronized movement), and breathing techniques (pranayama), to help students build a strong foundation both physically and mentally. These classes are ideal for the beginner or for anyone who enjoys working on the fundamental aspects of yoga practice.
Level 2 classes will assume some working knowledge of the basic poses. There will be more of an emphasis on linking the poses in the sequence, and practicing holds, variations, and breathing techniques that challenge the student to go deeper. Students are expected to work at his or her own pace to get the most out of her practice and know the limits and needs of her body.
Level 3 classes are geared towards teachers and experienced practitioners. Poses can be held longer or moved into and out of more quickly. Inverted poses, arm balances and more advanced backbends will likely be explored. Students are expected to know when to back off and when to push forward in these classes. Level 3 students should have at least one year of consistent practice and be in good health.
All Level classes are open to students with skill levels ranging from having a solid basic practice to advanced students. In All Level classes, poses will start with a basic variation, and students can choose the variation and pace that works best for them.