CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Aerial:
Defy gravity and experience the freedom of flight with this fun, dynamic form of yoga! PūrYoga is the first studio in the area to introduce Aerial Yoga, the practice of traditional Hatha yoga with a soft fabric hammock that is suspended a few feet off the ground. The hammock is used to assist with alignment and provide the immediate benefit of spinal decompression.

The spine and joints are free to achieve proper posture through relaxation rather than effort. With the weight of the body partially or fully supported along with the help of gravity, it’s easier to find the most balanced, unencumbered expression of each pose. Classes slowly progress from using the hammocks to hold a little bit of body weight to holding 100% of the body’s weight. Through Aerial Yoga, the fascia unwinds, the mind quiets, core strength is built, and you will leave the class feeling open, free and whole.

Aerial Yoga can support your traditional yoga practice in numerous ways:

  • Challenging postures such as inversions and deep backbends can be achieved with less effort and strain.
  • Deep muscle releases achieved in the air allow you to explore much deeper stretches in traditional postures on the floor.
  • Common yoga-related injuries caused by overstretching and compressing the lower back are addressed through asanas that strengthen shoulders without compromising flexibility, and strengthen core abdominal muscles without compression of the spine.

Tips for aerial yoga:

  • Wear a shirt that covers your underarms completely (t-shirts work best). Avoid wearing shorts or very baggy clothing.
  • Refrain from the use hand lotion before class. Do not wear jewelry, belts, or clothing with zippers, buttons, gemstones or anything that could potentially snag the fabric.
  • Trim your fingernails and toenails.
  • Avoid eating or drinking acidic liquids an hour prior to class. Having a small solid snack in that time frame is fine.
  • Observe good personal hygiene to ensure the cleanliness of the hammocks.
  • Talk to the instructor before class if you have any medical issues that prevent you from inverting or putting pressure on your skin. If you have a spinal injury or medical condition, check with your doctor first.

Gentle Yoga:
Non-heated
We emphasize gentle stretching, proper breathing, and relaxation to increase flexibility. Students are encouraged to move at their own pace, honoring their own physical needs. All Levels 

Yoga Basics:
Non-heated
Never practiced yoga? If you want a gentle way to learn more about yoga, this class is for you! In a safe and relaxing atmosphere, students will learn the benefits of yoga, incorporating basic yoga asana (postures), proper yogic breathing, and relaxation techniques that suit the benefits of you! This is an excellent introduction for new students and also great for the experienced student looking to fine tune their practice.

Power Yoga Basics:
Hot and non-heated classes available
This class slows down the pace and focuses on the fundamental art form of Power Vinyasa Yoga. It includes the detailed alignment of postures and correct breathing, along with the mental and physical benefits of Power Vinyasa Yoga. This class is the perfect foundation for both new and experienced yogis.
No experience needed.

Power Hour:
Hot
A moderate, full-spectrum Power Yoga class that combines strength and sweat to sculpt and tone your muscles, while freeing your mind and using breathwork through fluid movement. *All levels.

Power Yoga:
Hot
Feel the power of heat. This class that combines strength and sweat to sculpt and tone your muscles, while freeing your mind and using breathwork through fluid movement. Points of alignment are applied throughout the practice as poses progress from basic to more advanced. Power Yoga offers opportunities to practice more complex inversions, balancing postures, twits and bends. The class moves at a pace in which students can deepen into each pose, fine-tune their alignment and gain greater body-mind awareness.
Prior yoga experience recommended.

Restorative Yoga:
Non-heated
This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. We use props to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body. This class is appropriate for students of all levels.

Yin Yoga:
Non- heated
Experience profound stillness and silence with this art form. Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body's meridian system, which enhances the body's energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. Floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive “stress” on the deep layers of the body’s connective tissue. Yin Yoga prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation.
*All levels.

 

 

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Prenatal:
Non-heated only
Are you expecting or soon-to-be expecting? Come to PūrYoga and nourish your maternal nature during your pregnancy journey. This class focuses on mind-body awareness to connect with your body, your growing baby and your innate wisdom. Specifically, it strengthens the uterus and pelvic muscles, improves circulation, aids in digestion, exercises the spine, prepares you physically and mentally for labor and birth, and increases your overall comfort. This yoga can also help to alleviate possible discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica.

Prenatal classes provide a warm, safe environment for expectant moms to talk freely about the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of their pregnancy experience. New moms are encouraged to return to class post-delivery to regain strength and prepare the body for returning to general yoga classes. If you are trying to conceive, we encourage you to attend prenatal class and bask in the life-affirming energy of pregnancy.

If you can’t attend our prenatal classes due to scheduling, call us and we’ll help you find a gentle yoga or non-heated class that best fits your schedule. We can also assist you privately with how to safely practice while expecting.

Please note: No prior yoga experience is necessary; however, please check with your healthcare provider and/or midwife before starting any kind of exercise program. While we understand that Hot Yoga may be part of your yoga practice, we ask that you refrain from Hot Yoga classes at PūrYoga while expecting.

Watch for our upcoming workshops and events listed on our events page, where mom, partner, family and friends can all be part of the prenatal yoga experience!

 

 

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