Classes

Expand Hot Vinyasa

An all levels strong, fun, flowing class focused on moving mindfully, in connection with your breath. The postures and sequencing are influenced by many traditions (Ashtanga, Anusara, SriDaiva, Baptiste, Power Yoga) and vary from class to class. The temperature is approximately 95 degrees. While music is often played, it takes second seat to your breath. Come prepared to examine your edge, leave happy and at least a little sweaty.

Original Hot

A hot 26 posture, two breathing exercise moving meditation requiring discipline and developing self-awareness. This class systematically stretches, strengthens and balances your body using a set sequence of held poses. Perfect for beginners and appropriate even for many students with movement restrictions, including wrist, shoulder, knee or hip injuries, yet challenging even for the most athletic, fit and balanced bodies. Come try it, yes, definitely more than once!

Yoga Lab

An assisted self practice. Arrive anytime between 5 & 7pm on Tuesdays and stay as long as you like. A teacher will be present to help guide your experience and answer questions. Perfect for everyone from beginners with questions about basics to experienced students looking to develop a personal practice and everyone in between.

Inversions

Ever wondered what it would be like to stand on your hands like you do on your feet? Want to learn to do handstands in the center of the room, arm balances, headstands and variations on these poses? Improve your upper body strength? Then this class is for you. While years of yoga experience is not required, please be prepared to be upside down using the wall. You will learn to trust yourself more, to find a new perspective, and to change your mood almost instantly.

Asana +

An unheated practice designed to warm and tone the body from the inside out. We will explore the finer points of alignment in basic and complex postures not always touched on in an open level class. Elements of pranayama, mediation, and concentration will be explored.

Yin Yoga

A practice both subtle and intense in which poses are held for 2 to 5 minutes with the goal of lengthening connective tissues, improving range of motion, and freeing up the flow of subtle energy. Complements and balances more active forms of yoga and exercise.

Conditioning

This class is designed to help build strength, stability and coordination in the context of yoga. Learn to use body weight exercises to condition your body so you can do all the things you want to do in yoga and in life safely and efficiently.

Sri Daiva

A new alignment paradigm which works to engage, strengthen and tone the back plane of the body. We create a bow shape in the spine, a fullness of the inner body, and then create a spring-loaded feeling in all the muscles along the back body. By rooting and rising the pelvis and the head the spine gains length, space and a ton of strength. It is brave, it is different, it asks us to be aware of spots we tend to neglect. In other words…it may take some getting used to. But it can help relieve back and hip pain and make our backs strong and flexible.

Intermediate

An unheated intermediate level asana class. Please have at least one year of regular practice or an instructor’s permission. This class is designed to unlock more advanced poses and refine principles of alignment in a vigorous full spectrum practice. Expect to have your balance, mobility and awareness challenged and expanded in this class, and come prepared to have fun.

Vinyasa with Live Music

An unheated Vinyasa style yoga class held every Sunday night at 7:30pm accompanied by a live musician. Likely guests include Billy Pratt on guitar and Micaela Cooley on cello. A beautiful way to close your weekend and prepare for the coming week.

Pre-Natal (workshop)

Whether you just found out you’re expecting, trying to conceive, or in your third trimester, this practice will benefit everyone. We will work with breath, movement and meditation to help reduce tension and stress, but more importantly prepare for labor. Postures have been modified to honor the changes in your body and to help build strength and endurance. The techniques used will help build awareness and confidence, guiding you towards a better birthing experience.

First time doing Yoga?

Whether this is your first time practicing yoga, or your first time visiting our studio, here are answers to questions you may have.

Q. I’ve never tried yoga before. Is this a good place for me?

Absolutely! Come to any class. Arrive 15-25 minutes early so we can show you a few things. (The only class not recommended for 1st timers is the Inversion class on Tuesday nights.)

Q. What should I wear?

Clean comfortable clothing like shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. For the hot classes, it going to be pretty hot, so long pants and long sleeves are not recommended. When your skin is exposed to the air, your sweat can evaporate and cool your body – so don’t wipe the sweat. You might want to bring a change of clothes for afterward too.

Q. What else should I bring?

We rent mats, towels and sell water, but you are also welcome to bring your own. We ask that you use a mat and large towel for class. If you’d like to lock your stuff, you can bring your own lock or borrow one from us. In addition to a dry change of clothes, bring a bag for your wet clothes and anything you need to shower.

Q. What if I’m old, out of shape and inflexible?

You are never too old, too out of shape or too inflexible for this yoga. Know that everyone feels challenged by these practices. Everyone, no matter how experienced, is encouraged to take breaks as needed. As with any new, vigorous activity, check with your physician if you are concerned about any health issues, and please share your concerns with your teacher before class so we can safely support your practice.

Q. How’s parking?

There’s usually plenty of street parking available. It’s free after 6pm on weekdays and all day Sunday. Just $1.50 for 2 hours weekdays from 8am – 6pm, and $1.50 for the day on Saturdays. Also lots of garages nearby. If you have trouble parking, please let us know.

Q. Do you have showers?

Yes, we have two very nice showers.

Q. Do you offer private lessons?

Yes, for both individuals and groups. Please email us describing your request, and we will respond promptly.

Q. Anything else?

We open 25 – 30 minutes before each class. We close the front door once class begins. Classes begin and end on time.

Please remove your shoes and turn off your cell phone when you arrive.

Arrive hydrated, so drink plenty of water in the 24 hours prior to class. (Every body is different, but at least 2 liters is a good rule of thumb; more if you are also drinking coffee, tea, alcohol or other diuretics.)

Eating or drinking a lot right before class is not recommended.

Please do not apply perfume prior to practicing as some students may be sensitive or allergic.

Please plan to remain in the yoga room for the entire class.

Come prepared to have a fantastic time!
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at expandyoga@gmail.com