GENTLE YOGA---a slower, gentler mindful practice, great for all levels, esp. beginners.
YOGAEROBICS---This class is about a yoga pose, holding it with your legs, arms or core while the other parts of the body move in a cardiovascular way - for freedom of movement, activity, an elevated heart rate, an occupied mind to reduce stress, be more flexible, be strong, work out.
YOGA FOR ALL AGES---anyone of any level from beginner to advanced will be able to practice in this class, no matter your ability.
RESTORATIVE YOGA---60 minutes of pure quieting, slowing down, breathing, visualization and affirmation all the while relaxing into a yoga opening or closing pose one at a time. We practice a total of 4-6 poses in this one hour session. This is to quiet your brain and slow down your heart rate/pressure, to release anxiety, to rest and replenish from life's conundrums. You'll leave calm and glowing.
MEDITATION/RESTORATIVE---a blend of 30/30(ish) minutes of each. Meditation to focus one's attention on the breath and body using mantra (which means using a word or phrase to focus one's attention. The repetition is what makes a persons mind more able to be centered, which makes the body more centered as well) or just being centered and quiet to soft music. Then into a restorative pose or two to relax (see description 'restorative yoga' above). AAahhh.
Privates---are individualized to your level and ability. Yoga poses and flows will be prescribed and closely monitored, with corrections and alignments, to achieve what your body needs.
Breath Awareness and breathing exercises are taught in all of these classes to use during the practice.
We are a traditional yoga studio implementing the teachers of the past, their lessons, philosophy and traditions. The poses are pronounced in both English and Sanskrit. We are honorable and respectful in our classes of ourselves and of others before, during and after class.
We use 3 blankets, 2 blocks, a strap and a yoga mat. If you have your own equipment you are encouraged to bring it. We have equipment to borrow and extra bolsters and cushions and footstools for relaxation/restoratives and for those students who may have an injury or are just beginning and feel a little 'tight'. These 'props' are vital instruments in the practice of yoga so as to practice in alignment for your body with safety in mind and still make you feel comfortable and safe. We even use the wall sometimes.
We are wheelchair accessible and offer therapeutic yoga for people with disabilities.
Pregnant or trying to get pregnant? Contact us for information on prenatal yoga!
Contact Lesli at (412) 292 -5167 or via email at with any questions or to schedule a consultation.