your community studio

939 Port Washington Blvd.
Port Washington, NY 11050
516.767.YOGA (9642)

free parking in back directions

Class Descriptions

Level 1: This class provides detailed explanation of each posture. Breathwork, “basic” seated and standing postures, backbending and forward bending will be introduced, including the use of props. A great way to lay the foundation of your yoga practice or to enhance an established practice, this class is suitable for all guests and recommended for those that are new to yoga and/or Yoga Life.

Level 1-2: Building upon the foundation laid in Beginner 1, this class dives more deeply into the seated and standing postures, backbending and forward bending with an introduction to inversions. Incorporating basic elements of Yoga Life Creative Flow, moving on the breath and linking of postures is explored. This class is suitable for guests that have had an introduction to yoga and/or are new to Yoga Life and are looking to expand and/or enhance their practice.

Gentle Yoga: our gentle classes give guests the opportunity to build strength, flexibility and release tension through a slower, gentler practice. Classes will emphasize breath work and letting go of stress and tension in the asanas (postures). People with most injuries or other challenges can be accommodated. An assortment of modifications are offered and props can be used to further modify poses. Whether you are brand new to yoga or have a more experienced practice, this class is suitable for everyone.

Meditation: a class for students of all levels and ages who are looking for a supportive, healing, nurturing, yet energizing Mindfullness practice. Each class contains light movement to "shake out" the day, breathing exercises (pranayama) and a guided meditation. Meditation is followed by relaxation (savasana) where students lay on their backs to absorb the healing effects of the process. We "seal" in the energy as a group seated, ground ourselves, and close our circle with a renewed energy.

Open: Yoga Life Creative Flow consisting of a combination of vinyasa (moving on the breath) and holding of postures to build flexibility, strength and openness on many levels. Variations of postures will be offered, with an invitation for each guest to find the expression of the pose that is right for them in the moment. Appropriate for guests with some yoga experience to an established practice, we recommend you have familiarity with breathing and alignment basics.

Power Yoga: With a focus on strength, endurance and flexibility, this vinyasa-style class will get your energy and spirit soaring. Feel free to "power it up" to find your full potential while exercising the power to listen to what your body and breath are telling you. We recommend you have some yoga experience and familiarity with the postures for this class.

Release, Restore & Renew: is a class focused on restoring the natural balance in your body and mind. Life and habitual patterns pull us out of alignment, we begin to hold stress and tension in our bodies and minds. In this class you will learn several healing techniques to release stress that is held in the body and to recondition the mind to work with and restore the natural range of motion of each muscle. Combining myofascial release, stretching, somatic conditioning and strength, we restore and renew both mind and body.

TAIYO: is a highly developed and dynamic form of therapeutic bodywork designed to facilitate mental and physiological healing. By releasing rigid tissue and muscle, utilizing a wave like motion TAIYO unlocks one’s body resulting in an elevated flow of Chi (energy).

Yogalates: An exciting fusion of Yoga and Pilates specifically designed to stretch and strengthen, the body, while eliminating stress or tension. Incorporating the flexibility and meditative elements of yoga with the core strengthening and stabilization of Pilates you will improve your posture, strengthen your body and elevate the spirit. Modifications are offered for all levels.

Yoga Basics:  Ideal for students new to yoga or those seeking a gentle, slow paced yoga class.  Gain a firm foundation for good alignment and technique with an introduction to yogic philosophy. Classes include the fundamentals of yogic breathing, meditation and a progression of poses starting from the ground up to standing. De-stress while gaining strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Learn to create relaxation and balance in your Body, Mind and Spirit.