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Class Descriptions

Yoga Basics (Level 1)
This introductory class is intended to provide a basic framework to anyone who is new to yoga or wants a refresher. We incorporate breathing, physical postures and some yoga philosophy into each class. No experience necessary!
Slow Flow Yoga (Level 1)
This beginner-friendly class is intended for those who are newer to yoga or for those who prefer a slower and overall, more relaxed, practice. We incorporate breathing, physical postures (with modifications offered), and some yoga philosophy into each class. Additionally, this class is always pre-natal friendly. No experience necessary!
Flow Yoga (Level 1/2)
This class is for beginners and experienced beginners. Students are introduced to a variety of postures and breath-work within a “flow” yoga style using Sun Salutations (with modifications). We work progressively within the class, so although it is slightly more challenging than level 1, it can still work for beginners. Just give it some time; it’s a practice!
Flow Yoga (Level 2)
This class is just a step up from Flow Yoga (Level 1/2). It is taught in the same flow style using Sun Salutations, but offers deeper variations of postures for experienced beginners and intermediate students. This class is not appropriate for those brand new to yoga. It is best for students with some experience who are looking for just a bit more challenge.
Strong Flow Yoga (Level 2/3)
Strong Flow Yoga is for experienced beginners and intermediate students. Students are introduced to—and given further instruction on—deeper posture variations, challenging postures, like arm balances and full inversions, and techniques such as jumping/floating between postures in Sun Salutations. How do you know if you are ready? If you have at least a few months of practice under your belt, feel comfortable with the postures of a level 1/2 or 2 class, and are curious, give it a try!
Deep Stretch & Slow Flow (Level 1/2)
This class is a combination of slow flow, longer held strengthening postures, and passive deep stretches called “yin” postures. Students focus on the breath and learn to strengthen, yet let go... a really nice mix of activity and surrender. Like Flow Yoga (Level 1/2), this class can work for beginners also.
Restorative Yoga (Level 1)
This gentle, restorative class is a slow sequence of longer held supported floor postures designed for the body to release tension, deeply relax, explore what it needs, and really notice how it feels. This class will mindfully guide the body into stillness. This class works well for beginners, but is open to all levels.
Mat Fusion (Level 2)
Mat Fusion infuses Pilates exercise system with additional concepts and exercises from physical therapy, yoga, and traditional fitness. Mat training is taken to a whole new level using props such as balls, blocks, bands, and foam rollers. The primary purpose of this class is to build core strength, but uses variations of sun salutations to warm up, and yoga-based stretches to finish. No experience in Pilates is necessary, and beginners to yoga are welcome. This class is perfect for those transitioning from a rehab setting, those looking for cross-training from running/biking, or those working on building core strength to support their yoga practice.
“Be Happy Hour” Yoga (Level 2)
“Happy hour”, but “yoga-style!” For experienced beginners and intermediate students, this upbeat class is a lot of fun and is a great way to start the weekend!
Gentle Yoga (Level 1)
Gentle Yoga, simply stated, offers stretching and relaxation with minimal intensity. It is recommended that individuals participating in this class are able to sit on the floor. Plenty of props, such as blocks, blankets, and bolsters, are available for use in this class.
Gentle Yoga for the Wise -- Over 60 (Level 1)
This class offers stretching and relaxation with minimal intensity for those over age 60. It is recommended that individuals participating in this class are able to sit on the floor. Plenty of props, such as blocks, blankets, and bolsters, are available for use in this class. Please note: Gentle Yoga for the Wise has a “relaxed start time,” meaning, it tends to start around 10 minutes after the scheduled start time and end 10 minutes after the scheduled class time.
Prenatal Yoga (Level 1)
Specifically designed for moms-to-be at any stage of pregnancy, this class provides safe ways to stretch, strengthen and relax in ways that are helpful for a changing body, as well as labor and delivery. Participants will experience a variety of partner poses, long holds, relaxing, and restorative postures that can be used throughout the week to help increase circulation, muscle engagement, and reduce stress as pregnancy progresses. Prenatal students will also meet a community of individuals experiencing the same journey. This class often ends with meditations created to help ease anxiety and connect with your baby.
Healing Meditation for Stress Reduction (Level 1)
This class combines a few gentle and mindful yoga movements, pranayama (breathing) practices, and a variety of meditation practices for healing and stress reduction in daily life. No previous experience with meditation is necessary.
Community Class with TYC Teacher Trainee (Level 1/2)
This class is taught by one of several student teacher trainees who are currently enrolled in Tosa Yoga’s 200-Hour Teacher Training Program. This is a level 1/2 class in which the participants are introduced to a variety of postures sequenced in a “flow” yoga style leading to a “peak” pose. This is a community class--free for all who attend, but there may be opportunities for donations to be made to local charities in exchange for the class. Participants must sign a waiver at the studio before attending this trainee-led class. This class may not run each week, so please check the online schedule in advance.

Class Levels

Level 1
For beginners; no experience necessary.
Level 1/2
For beginners and experienced beginners. Students are introduced to a variety of postures, basic breathing techniques, the postures of Sun Salutation A, and are taught how to move and flow between postures.
Level 2
For intermediate-level students and beginners with some experience. Some modifications are offered, but students are given options to try deeper posture variations. Level 2 is not recommended for those brand new to yoga.
Level 2/3
For experienced practitioners and intermediate-level students. Students are introduced to—and given further instruction on—deeper posture variations, challenging postures, like arm balances and full inversions, and techniques such as jumping/floating between postures in Sun Salutations.