The YogaScape

Class Descriptions

Blue: Focus on understanding correct physical alignment, building stability and posture basics. Great for students with limitations, injuries, beginners,  those coming back to yoga or wanting to deepen their awareness of the body while building static endurance.
Pink: An appropriate class for students new to yoga or for those looking for a more restorative and moderate practice with a focus on breath and stretch. Physical limitations will not inhibit practice. Inward focus is deepened and explored. Also an ideal pre and post-natal practice.
Red: FREE COMMUNITY CLASSES* 1ST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH: ALL-LEVEL PRACTICE 1:45-3PM **2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH: SATSANG & MEDITATION 1:45-3PM
Green: An active practice ideal for any student that has already attended a series of blue or pink classes and is ready to deepen their practice. Unique modifications given for all levels of experience to support or challenge. The practice includes vinyasa as well as static postures.
Orange: Rigorous practice with a focus on intermediate and advanced posture variations including arm-balancing, inversions, extended length vinyasa and in-depth philosophy study. One year of consistent asana practice required for attendance.
Extras: KIRTAN & WORKSHOPS, CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 200 & 500 HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE, BI-ANNUAL YOGA RETREATS & VACATIONS, PRIVATE / SEMI PRIVATE & IN-CLASS PRIVATE BY APPOINTMENT

What to Expect in a Class

To take a class in yoga at The YogaScape is to experience a centering, a balancing, and to leave with a sense of renewal. The student can expect not only to be welcomed and noticed, but they will be guided and embraced for where they are. Classes exist for all levels of experience, as well as all types of bodies, needs, wants, or condition. Students will be instructed and exposed to the many healing applications yoga offers, including; increased physical stamina, strength, flexibility and stress-reduction, they will see their balance, concentration, and endurance improve, as well as find their mental and emotional state more even, steady, and joyful. There are age-specific classes, condition specific, experience specific, along side the rigorous, gentle, and pre-natal class. During most classes either a Senior Student or additional Teacher serves to demonstrate the poses and correct alignment throughout the class. Many students also enjoy having an Instructor guide them through hands-on adjustments known as an “In-class Private Session”. All classes incorporate Dharma (philosophical focus), Asana (physical practice) and time to Rest (savasana). The YogaScape is set up to accommodate students with all necessary props for each class. You will find yoga mats, blocks, bolsters, straps, chairs, benches, and blankets available for your use. All you need to take a class is comfortable clothing and an open heart and mind!

Lastly you can expect to find a sacred and safe space, a temple of sorts, that awaits your arrival. TheYogaScape is a healing center that is judgment free.

STUDIO GUIDELINES & POLICIES

Students must arrive 10 minutes early. Students are not permitted to enter class after the start time, as it is disruptive to the focus necessary for practice. Please turn off all cell phone ringers. Be mindful with your space to accommodate those around you. Enjoy conversation and each other outside of the main studio. Please use the time before class to quiet down, stretch, meditate and become attuned to your yogic frame of mind. Please avoid wearing heavy perfumes or oils. Fitted yet moderate clean clothing is best. Socks must be removed when practicing asana (postures). Please keep an open mind to the satsang (spiritual discussion) that occurs, and follow as best you can the yamas and niyamas in respect to yourself and your fellow practitioners. Try not to eat a meal too close to your practice as a full and heavy stomach will distract you from your practice and limit the posture’s effectiveness.  Do not attend class after the consumption of alcohol or non-prescribed drugs. Do not chew gum in class as it could present a choking hazard and impedes proper pranayma (breathing). If you are menstruating long-held inversions should be avoided. Ask your teacher about modifications to those asanas. Inform your teacher of any recent injury or chronic condition. For joint and muscle safety we practice in a warmed room. All class packages have a strict expiry, and classes cannot be extended after time has passed retroactively. Because space is limited pre-registration is highly recommended. Pre-registered classes that are not attended are not refunded as space is limited. Gift certificates expire 6-months from purchase date.

MAY YOU BE FILLED WITH JOY, FREEDOM, HEALTH, WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, PEACE AND LOVE.

NAMASTE.