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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Gentle


This class is appropriate for students who just want to enjoy yoga accessible to everyone. It is ideal for students working with injuries, limited range of motion, and physical challenges. *LYB = LoveYourBrain Friendly LYB friendly classes are existing classes offered at NoDa Yoga that have been identified as accessible for the TBI community and are taught by instructors who have completed the LoveYourBrain training. These classes are made accessible to the TBI community at a discounted rate. To be eligible for this rate, we require students to first attend and complete a free LoveYourBrain 6-week FUNdamentals series, open to individuals impacted by TBI as well as their caregivers. Find out when the next series is happening and sign up here: https://www.loveyourbrain.com/yoga/practice




Flow


This class is taught for Mixed Levels, with variations available for each student. Each instructor's creative approach to the sequencing of postures determines level of difficulty. Please contact us if you have questions about an instructor's class.




Slow Flow


This class is taught for Mixed Levels, with variations available for each student. Each instructor's creative approach to the sequencing of postures determines level of difficulty. Please contact us if you have questions about an instructor's class.




Power Flow


Power Flow incorporates strengthening poses and cardio elements. Expect core work, extra pushups, and getting sweaty! Great if you are looking for the benefits of a traditional yoga flow class, while also getting in your daily work out. This class is taught for Mixed Levels, with variations available for each student. Each instructor's creative approach to the sequencing of postures determines level of difficulty. Please contact us if you have questions about an instructor's class.




Morning Flow


This class is taught for Mixed Levels, with variations available for each student. Each instructor's creative approach to the sequencing of postures determines level of difficulty. Please contact us if you have questions about an instructor's class.




Yin


Classes focus on holding seated and floor postures for 3–5 minutes. These longer holds gently apply tension and therapeutic compression to joints and connective tissues. This creates space and freedom in areas that cannot be easily accessed through our more vigorous muscular stretches. Different from restorative, Yin Yoga allows for the body to be gently "pulled" by gravity and body position so that certain "stresses" can be applied to joints, tendons, connective tissues, and even bones - allowing for the therapeutic effect. It is the time that the poses are held that give yin its rewarding and mentally challenging reputation. All levels of experience are welcome.




Restorative


In Restorative Yoga, poses are held for several minutes, fully supported by props (bolsters, blankets, blocks, sandbags), allowing you to find a meditative state to relax the mind and body. All postures are on the ground allowing the body to rest, relax, and rejuvenate without any demands on the muscles. Hands off assists are provided with the use of props. This practice will meet you where you are emotionally and physically in a safe space. All you need to do is show up! Open to all levels of experience.




Restorative/Meditation


As in traditional Restorative Yoga, poses are held for several minutes, fully supported by props (bolsters, blankets, blocks, sandbags), allowing you to find a meditative state to relax the mind and body. Nearly all postures are on the ground, which will allow the body to rest, relax and rejuvenate without any demands on the muscles. Mindfulness practice, Meditation, will be incorporated throughout the practice to calm the mind and reduce stress.




Gentle Back Care


This class will incorporate range of motion, muscular strength and length, balance, and postural modifications to explore the relationship of the spine to the entire mind-body complex. Students are encouraged to individualize their practice and are offered tools to explore their bodies at home, at work, and in other classes. *LYB = LoveYourBrain Friendly LYB friendly classes are existing classes offered at NoDa Yoga that have been identified as accessible for the TBI community and are taught by instructors who have completed the LoveYourBrain training. These classes are made accessible to the TBI community at a discounted rate. To be eligible for this rate, we require students to first attend and complete a free LoveYourBrain 6-week FUNdamentals series, open to individuals impacted by TBI as well as their caregivers. Find out when the next series is happening and sign up here: https://www.loveyourbrain.com/yoga/practice




Gentle Chakra Flow


Chakras align, maintain, and regulate different aspects of our lives. Enjoy a feel-good blend of static poses and dynamic movement intended to bring balance to our energy centers. We will lean into the pause between movements to bring meditation to action. This class will take a journey through the chakras to awaken and tune up the energy centers so we just might find a more aligned and peaceful state. All levels of experience welcome.





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