See Legend below for locations and links.
Note: Class Descriptions below
BWS - Body Works Studio ($20 drop-in fee)
SHALA - The Movement Shala (by donation)
TRC - Tucson Racquet Club (call for drop in rates)
The Yoga Tree- first class is $10, 2nd class free (discount passes available)
This class is for beginners, people with physical limitations or people who wish a relaxing slow paced practice. It includes centering, basic breath awareness, joint mobility exercises, basic postures, and relaxation.
This is a gentle to moderate class. Modifications for students who are more beginner level are demonstrated.
This class is for the more experienced student who can comfortably practice a sun salutation. It is a vinyasa format where postures are linked with breath. It includes more advanced pranayama practices, standing postures, basic inversions, back bending poses, twists, and forward bending. There is an emphasis on finding proper safe alignment in poses. Each class concludes with 5-10 minutes of deep relaxation.
This class is for the experienced, fit student who wants a challenging practice. It includes some vigorous pranayama and bandha practice, warm up sequence emphasizing hip opening, sun salutations A & B, standing pose vinyasa sequences, standing and arm balance postures, back bending, deep twisting and forward bends ending with 5-10 minutes of relaxation.
This practice was developed by Paul Grilley of Portland Oregon. It emphasizes deep stretching of connective tissue in seated, prone, and reclining poses that are held for approximately 5 minutes each. It increases the flow of energy through the nadis and release of blockages. It also nourishes and lubricates the joints. Yin Yoga may also be combined with 'Yang' yoga flows for a complete experience.