Classes

At the Bindu, we teach alignment based hatha yoga.

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Ashtanga Vinyasa

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Energetic, Powerful

This slow-flow vinyasa style class draws from Ashtanga’s 1st, 2nd, and a little of the 3rd series. It’s a creative flow with modifications to make the poses accessible and fun. The main focus will remain on the breath and attention to practicing in a therapeutic, mindful way. This is not appropriate for beginners, but is perfect for students who have been practicing for 6 months. No major injuries, please.

Basic Yoga

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Relaxing, Moderate

This introductory class is appropriate for beginners, those returning to yoga after a long absence, and experienced students who want to learn better alignment for safety. This is the perfect class to learn clear physical alignment principles and how to apply them to each pose. The focus is the creative art of having FUN while you learn fundamental principles of movement and breathing that will influence how you move through the rest of your life!

Basic Yoga with Guided Relaxation

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Relaxing, Moderate

This introductory class is appropriate for beginners, those returning to yoga after a long absence, and anyone who wants to feel more comfortable in a group class. Have fun while you learn fundamental principles of movement and breathing that will influence how you move through the rest of your life. Each class finishes with a long guided relaxation that will melt away stress and leave you deeply relaxed and restored.

Core and More

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Energetic

Dynamic, flowing style of yoga that focuses on a steady breath, proper alignment, strength and fluidity. As a more “athletic” style of hatha yoga, we recommend that you have some yoga experience and no major physical injuries.

Deep Stretch

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Moderate

This class begins with large muscle warmings through a slow vinyasa flow, and then moves into deep stretches to build flexibility and relaxation. Muscles are actively engaged during stretching, which is different from the passive release experienced through Yin Yoga.

Flow & Fly

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Moderate, Energetic

This class will move through an invigorating flow and include an opportunity to practice your favorite inversions and arm balances, with appropriate modifications and skillful assists

Gentle Yoga

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Relaxing

Our gentle class is a wonderful blend of building stability, increasing freedom of movement, strength, and doing breath work – in a safe and appropriate progression. It is a class that can be a healing or therapeutic modality, or simply a relaxing, comfortable, accepting class for a beginning student who may be curious about yoga, yet hesitant to dive into other classes.

Mixed Level w/ Arm Balances

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Powerful

This class will raise your practice to a higher level with a challenging sequence of standing postures, inversions, arm balances, and backbends. Meditation and pranayama add spiritual and energetic components to the practice. Refine your understandings of more intermediate and advanced postures as you develop strength, stamina, and greater flexibility.

Mixed Level Yoga

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Moderate, Energetic

A very well rounded class for continuing students and newer students who have no major injuries. We focus on the fundamentals of alignment, modifications for safety, as well as options for making poses more challenging.

Mixed Level Yoga with Guided Relaxation

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Energetic

This class is ideal for continuing students and those newer to yoga who consider themselves fit. The classes are moderately paced with an emphasis on proper alignment, building endurance, flexibility and vibrancy in the body/mind. Each class will end with a guided relaxation as you shift into savasana (total relaxation).

Monday Recharge

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Relaxing, Moderate

This all-levels, relaxing class will help soothe the Monday blues and put you in the right frame of mind for the rest of the week!

Restorative Yoga with Thai Yoga Assists

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Relaxing

Restorative Yoga is considered the “antidote to stress.” A way to truly melt away the tension in your shoulders, back, and hips built up by chronic stress and general tensions created as we move throughout day. You will be led through a sequence of postures designed to move your spine in all directions, while every curve of the body is completely supported by props, and enjoyed for 5-15 minutes. As your body is being opened by the position of the pose, a Thai yoga-style assist of gentle pressure and palming of the energetic pathways will enhance the release, along with guided meditation and breathing techniques for the body and mind to sink into a deep state of relaxation and “true rest.”

Yin Yoga (Basic/Mixed)

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Moderate

Yin yoga is a wonderful complement to the more active physical practices that focus on muscles (yang tissues) and physical alignment. Yin yoga focuses on the soft tissues, joints and deep fascial networks in our bodies. Both are important and if you are more of a “stable-bodied” (tight) person, yin can help you become more flexible in your joints. Class moves at a slower, more relaxed pace and poses are held from 1-5 minutes. Perfect for all levels of students.

Yoga+Walk+Weights

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Energetic, Powerful

At last the class that does it all, and it is appropriate for anyone who has been practicing yoga for 6 months or more. This mixed-level class strengthens bones and muscles, increases flexibility, and supports a healthy heart. Using free weights (totally optional) and yoga to build stability, vitality and endurance, students progress safely, at their own pace to gain maximum benefit from each session. Each class begins with warmups and, weather permitting, we go outside for interval walk/jogging. You get to choose whether you walk or do a combination of walk/jog. Then we practice alignment-based yoga and breath work while using 3,4 or 5 lb free weights to strategically strengthen arms, legs, core and the back body.