Classes are 90 minutes long, unless otherwise stated on the schedule.
Work-out clothing, bathing suit, shorts & tank top, spandex or leotard.
Be prepared to sweat for the warm and hot classes!
Large beach towel (for the heated classes only)
and some small hand towels, a large water, and an open mind.
Cold bottled water is available for purchase.
A light snack 3 hours before class.
After your snack, we recommend that you do not eat for 3 hours before class.
(Full stomach may cause nausea).
Are available at the studio for no charge. You may rent towels if needed.
Schedules are subject to change, with and without notice.
Holidays are Regular Schedule unless otherwise stated.
First Come First Serve basis, come about 10 minutes before class.
We lock the front door at the start of class.
How do you want your yoga? Mild, spicy or hot? We have it all.
Gentle Yoga Class (beginner level, not heated) “mild”
Classic hatha yoga postures to build strength, balance and flexibility. Designed for people who have little or no yoga experience. Small classes and detailed instructions will help you relax in a safe, healing environment. Each class is adjusted to the level of the students.
Vinyasa Yoga (beginner to intermediate, not heated or warm) “spicy”
You will be led through Vinyasa style asanas with a focus on connecting your breath to movement. While the movement is intended to be creative, devotional and dynamic, optional modifications and adjustments are provided. Take it at your own pace and enjoy the benefits of this soulful class!
Astanga Yoga (Intermediate level, warm) “spicy”
This class closely follows the yoga chikitsa or primary series of the astanga yoga system. using heat with ujayii or victorious breath and intense focus produces a high energy atmosphere. the practice follows a set series of postures, or asana. It starts with sun salutations and then a standing series, progresses to a seated series with vinyasa and concludes with a closing series including inversions. Each movement is initiated with the breath. Astanga yoga is a continuously flowing sequence of movements.
Hatha Yoga (beginner to intermediate levels, not heated) “mild”
Classic hatha yoga postures, possibly including sun salutes, focusing on alignment and breathing. Every class a little different. Great for beginners!
Hot Yoga (beginner to intermediate, heated to 95-100 degrees) “hot”
Stretches & strengthens every area of the body necessary to balance & restore all systems to optimal health. Our room is heated to allow for a deeper release & to avoid injury. Hot Yoga class is recommended for everyone, from first day beginners to advanced students. The magic of this class is that everyone is practicing the same posture at different levels of ability, and there is an exact position for everyone at every level, which our trained instructors will help you find. For more information, go to www.barkanmethod.com.
Hot Yoga to Sacred Music (experience required, heated to 98 degrees) “hot”
This is a Hot Yoga flow class done in silence with minimal instruction and to sacred music. Students must be familiar with Hot Yoga asanas (about 10 classes of regular Hot Yoga or similar practice will prepare you for this class). It is an extremely powerful and peaceful practice while also being challenging as it is a flow class, which moves more quickly and has fewer rests. We learned this practice from Lisa Goodwin, Jimmy Barkan’s most senior teacher, and we will be using her music, which is a combination of sacred music from all over the world and various traditions including soothing chants and songs in many languages.
Kripalu Yoga (beginner and intermediate, warm) “mild and spicy”
Kripalu yoga is the practice of revitalizing the body, calming the mind and deepening self-awareness. It brings our body, mind and soul into a state of balance and harmony practicing awareness of ourselves, one another and our surroundings. Kripalu teaches us to live in our present. The deeper the practice the deeper the tranformation, allowing us to attend to our trapped emotions and unproductive thinking. It encourages us to create space within ourselves by letting go of stale thoughts as well as to listen to what our body needs here and now. We are given the space to explore and open our hearts, settle into our bodies and explore the life force, prana. ”Breath, Relax, Feel, Watch, Allow.”
Energy Flow (beginner to intermediate, warm) “mild and spicy”
Energy Flow Yoga combines breathwork, alignment, and vinyasa flow to facilitate an opening in the energetic streambeds of the body so energy can flow through us with ease. When energy flows freely so does life. www.wholeflowyoga.com.
Yin Yoga (hold the pose)
The emphasis of Yin Yoga is on deep stretching, holding poses for several minutes at a time. It targets the opening of the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis and lower spine. It is typically in the tissue of the ligaments surrounding the bones and joints of the lower body that people find discomfort due to lack of full extension, flexion and rotation in our daily lives, and in the more traditional dynamic yoga practices (Yang styles). On an energetic level, the deep stretching activates the flow of prana in areas of the body that become blocked due to stress and emotional trauma. Improving flexibility and balance, Yin Yoga is the perfect compliment to an active yogic lifestyle and is open to all levels of skill. While yin practice is a slow pace, it can be very challenging due to the duration of the poses.
Click on Class Description on Schedule page for further details of each class.