This hatha class will stretch, strengthen, and relax with the added bonus of balancing the doshas. The seasons, the weather, and many other factors affect our bodies and our health. This class will use the practice of yoga to thoughtfully counter these factors and assist in keeping you happy, healthy, and balanced!
A series of static postures held for several breaths while engaging the muscles of the body. Pranayama (breath work), bandhas (body locks), and drishti (gaze) are the primary focal points of this class.
Suitable for all levels of students. Move mindfully through asanas, connecting movement with breath, in a slower-paced class designed to allow you to refine poses and advance your practice.
A dynamic yoga practice that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath. It aids in building confidence and assists you in staying present and centered. This class will feature several elements of traditional Ashtanga yoga—including sun salutations, standing poses, balancing poses, seated poses, dynamic stretching, and breathwork; with the opportunity to learn/practice inversions and backbends. All levels are welcome, however, some knowledge of yoga poses is recommended. Props and modifications offered for proper alignment and ease in the poses.
Weekend Warrior Flow
This rigorous flow will get the blood pumping and the sweat dripping. While the poses themselves are all levels, the pace of the class will challenge you to dig deep and cultivate inner and outer strength.
Deeply stretch the body in this slow-paced class. Similar to a restorative with the use a props, where restorative is relaxed, yin is active! Poses are held for extended periods of time, with the assistance of props, to dig deep into the tissues and find relief from chronic tension and overly tight muscles. A great practice for athletes or anyone looking to make greater progress with flexibility.
Sort of a yoga grab-bag. Sometimes fast-paced and rigorous, sometimes slow and meditative, and other times in between, but always relaxing!
First Friday Flow
Join us for a special one-hour flow the first Friday of every month! This class is open to all levels of practitioners. TYWC is joining other Downtown Temple businesses in offering something a little special on First Fridays. Kick your evening off at TYWC with an hour flow at 5:30pm, then head down to your favorite downtown eatery or shopping destination and check out the festivities!
Cost: 1 credit/$10
Enjoy 90 minutes of deep stretching and full-body relaxation. This class, held on the last Friday of each month, combines the static stretching of a yin class with the ultimate relaxation and support of a restorative class.
The class will begin with a Yin yoga practice, followed by a Restorative yoga practice. All asana will be on the mat with little to no standing poses. Both of these practices calm the mind and the nervous system, helping you connect with the physical and energy bodies. In Yin yoga, we work with muscle tissues, connective tissue, and fascia. Yin yoga poses are typically held between 2-5 minutes. In Restorative yoga, we work with relaxing, releasing, and restoring the muscles and mind. Restorative yoga poses are held 8 minutes or longer. The goal of this class is to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit.
Cost: 2 credits/$20
Fundamentals of Ashtanga
An introduction to the fundamentals of the Ashtanga Yoga practice. This is a guided introductory flow through the sequence from the First Series. This 90-minute class, held on one Sunday each month, is open to ALL levels of practitioners of any system.
Cost: 2 credits/$20