A yoga mat, towel, and water are the staples for any class at breathe. We recommend 1-2 yoga blocks (or anything block-like that could substitute for a yoga block) if possible. For Foundations and Restorative classes, gather a yoga strap (or strap substitute like an old tie or a tube sock), blankets, and bolsters/pillows if possible. Your instructor will help you at the beginning of class if you have any questions about props.
Power vinyasa is a style of yoga where the poses link together with breath to create a moving, energetic class. This class is done with the studio heated to 90 degrees. The intention of the heat isnot to makeyou hot, but to keep you warm and facilitate with greater ease stretching and mobility. Open to students of all levels.
Power Vinyasa Basics
A Vinyasa class geared towards the student who is new to Vinyasa yoga. The intention of this class is to teach the fundamentals of Power Vinyasa yoga. This class is taught with clear verbal communication, occasional demonstration, and introduction of modifications to expose the newer student to Vinyasa yoga and optimallyprepare them for an openlevel class. This class is taught in a heated studio.
Foundations is a non-heated, non-flow class. Open to any student at any level. In contrast to the Vinyasa classes where the poses link together to create movement or flow, this class dedicates more time to each particular pose and therefore moves at a slower pace.
Gentle: restorative yoga is based on its root word "rest". The intention of this class is to use the support of bolsters, blankets, and blocks to give your body the effect of certain yoga poses - back-bends, twists, forward folds - without using any muscle exertion. It is intended to be a slow, peaceful, and meditative practice.
Yin classes are a series of long, held, deep stretches aimed at creating flexibility in the connective tissue of the body. Yin classes are most effectively done with the support of props (blankets, bolsters, blocks) and are appropriate for any level of student. Yin is a great compliment to vinyasa, foundation, or restorative classes.
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