Class Descriptions 2020-09-16T13:58:45+00:00
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At Yoga from the Heart, we believe everyone should experience the benefits of yoga. Our classes are tailored to support every body type, fitness level, and ability. The magic of yoga is a fusion of body, mind, and spirit. We encourage a joyful practice where you can explore, release, and get to know what makes your soul happy. The “true magic” is when we take what we cultivate, on the mat, out into the world!  Let our tranquil space surround you in peace, acceptance, and safety.

Not sure which class is right for you? Contact YFTH at 860-216-6473 or stop by the studio.

SLOW-PACED CLASSES ( Great for Beginners)

Gentle Flow:

When you just need to unplug and take a break from your busy life, this is the class for you.This practice links poses to breath in a mindful flow to reduce stress, increase inner strength, flexibility and support better sleep. You will be led through slow and focused movements in seated, standing, and reclined postures focused on stretching and relaxation. With the support of props, soft music, and a candlelit room…relax, breathe, and revitalize.

Gentle & Restorative:
This class fuses a gentle flow with a restorative ending.
A mindful 30 minute Gentle practice will connect your breath and alignment to basic yoga postures from seated, standing, and reclining. Followed by 30 minutes of supported restorative postures. With the use of props, you will move into quieting the mind and focusing inward allowing the body to rest, rejuvenate, and heal.
This practice offers well-being to muscles, joints, bones, and your physical health. Soft music and candlelight will enhance this blissful experience.
Restorative Yoga:
Want to relieve fatigue and stress from your busy day and week…this is it! Let us guide you through 5-6 poses with the support of props aimed to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Poses held for 3-5 minutes or more will also increase flexibility, improve capacity for healing and balance, boost the immune system and enhance mood states. This practice is enhanced with a candlelit room and soft music!
Yoga Basics:
Have you been wanting to begin your yoga journey, learn the tips to balance or synchronize your breath in vinyasa?
Wherever you are in your journey, join us weekly to learn proper alignment. Each week will be devoted to a category of your practice….
Week 1 ~ Standing Poses
Week 2 ~ Backbending
Week 3 ~ Balancing
Week 4 ~ Core
Week 5 ~ Upper Body
Week 6 ~ Floor Poses
Week 7 ~ Inversions
Week 8 ~ Vinyasa
Jenna will break down the basics, as well as modifications for injuries and limitations. We are all on different paths in our yoga journey so one yogis backbend may be low cobra and another’s wheel and we are all right where we need to be!
Great for anyone beginning a yoga journey, looking to revisit their alignment, finesse a category of poses, as well as practicing with an injury.
*At the end of 8 weeks, our rotation will begin from the top. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get a reminder on the week’s focus.

MODERATE FLOW CLASSES (Beginner to intermediate)

Express Yoga:

Set your noon alarm and take your lunch break for body, mind, and spirit!
This “noon” 45-minute Multi-Level flow will get you moving to nourish and recharge your body and give you time to have lunch  before headed back to work or back to your busy day!
Multi-Level Flow:
This vinyasa flow class incorporates different yogic traditions and styles, by teacher. This class moves at a moderate pace linking breath with movement to build heat promoting strength, flexibility, and balance. Modifications and options will be offered allowing you to move at your own pace and comfort level. Breath with movement, your way! Some yoga experience is recommended.
Sweet Sweat:
This class combines the heat of vinyasa with the sweet surrender of yin to create the perfect balance!
Each class will begin with a yin pose to center and prepare the body, followed by a 30-40 minute fun and challenging vinyasa flow, guaranteed to heat up your body! Then time to surrender as Nicole guides you into yin postures, held between 2-5 minutes, to relieve stress, increase circulation, improve flexibility, and encourage mindfulness.
Vin & Yin:
Do you love the savasana after a vinyasa flow?
This class gets you both breath with dynamic movement in vinyasa and the benefits from a yin ending.
Yin poses are primarily passive in nature and held from 1 minute to well over 5 minutes in order to target the body’s connective tissue, rather than muscles groups. Holding yin postures does often require a degree of physical effort, but it’s the mental work of long holds that is often the real challenge.
Your vinyasa flow will prepare you for the benefits of yin:
~ reduced stress
~ increased circulation
~ balanced organs and flow of prana
~ relief of tension
~ improved flexibility
~ encourages mindfulness and meditation
Yin Yoga:
Yin yoga uses seated and reclined postures, which when held passively for 1-3+ minutes, target the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. While it is not an easy practice, the benefits of Yin are vast. Yin asks you to sit in uncomfortable sensations of both the body and mind and use your breath to stay present. Truly a practice that brings it’s benefits into your every day life!
Yoga for Stress:
Come to class with stress and anxiety, leave with calm gratefulness! This class is designed for the effects of living during a pandemic. Our lives have been turned upside down with many of us working from home, juggling children, loss of job, and overwhelmed by the influx of information. Take this time to pause, leave your work and phone behind and use yoga infused with mindfulness to reset your body, mind, and spirit.
Each Multi-Level class will ask you “what are you stressed about?”
Every class will be supported using different mindfulness modalities…pranayama, yin, vinyasa, journaling, meditation, metta, and readings. Your practice will be about 50 minutes, allowing time for mindfulness. Now…”what are you grateful for?”
A time for you to release, let go, rejuvenate, and move forward!

FAST-PACED CLASSES (Intermediate to Advanced)

Power Up:

A moderate to past-paced challenging and vigorous flow linking breath with movement. Creative and fun sequencing will encourage you to explore your edge. This practice will tone your entire body.. building strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance. Through the use of heat, breath, and a quick flowing sequence your mind will clear and your body will detox. This class is perfect for the intermediate to advanced practitioner looking for a challenge! This class is heated to 80-82 degrees.

Core & More:

Each vinyasa class will challenge your body, mind and spirit. Classes will begin with a heat-building warm up, followed by strength and stamina building with core mat challenges, squats, lunges and more… Be prepared to sweat!