Descriptions

 

Which style of yoga is right for you? Learn about the poses, breathing, pace, intensity, and philosophy of different classes offered at Valley Glow Yoga Studio.

Ashtanga
Ashtanga-Mix
BUTI
Contemporary
Core Flow
Evening Flow
Gentle Vinyasa
Gentle Kripalu
Let Your Yoga Dance
Mindful
Postnatal
Power Flow
Sivananda

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Evening Flow (April~Oct) / Heated Flow (Nov~March)

A flowing class with slow sun salutations, deep breath work, standing postures, backbends, forward folds, spinal twists, and hip-openers, all in a moderately heated room to warm up your bones and relax your muscles. Please bring a small towel and water to this class. Open to all levels.
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Contemporary Yoga

A fun and physical vinyasa flow combining traditional postures and sequences with deep stretches, modern moves for strength, and a long savasana, all set to contemporary tunes. Open to all levels. This is a great class for those who are still trying to figure out if they’re the “yoga type.”
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Power Flow

An athletic take on mindful movement. Expect deep stretches, strong postures with longer holds and calisthenic type movements. Proper alignment is a key component.
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Ashtanga-Mix

This is an introduction to the Ashtanga lineage. Each class focuses on different parts of the Primary Series. No prior experience with Ashtanga is necessary to take this class.
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Mindful Yoga

The first half of this class includes dynamic, active sequences working on a muscular level for building strength and fitness. The second half features slower, quieter, longer held postures working deeper on the joints and connective tissue and calming the nervous system. This practice will boost circulation, increase energy and relaxation, and help you tune in to your body.
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Mindful Movement

This class is a gentle, trauma-informed yoga class where we work on using the breath as a tool for regulation and relaxation, explore guided meditations, and move, stretch, and strengthen the body. It is a great class if you are recovering from injury or have physical limitations that impact your movement. Please email Misa at valleyglowyoga@gmail.com if you are interested in trying this class. All are welcome.
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Core Flow

This class incorporates specific postures to help strengthen muscles in the core of the body, including the abdominal muscles, back and shoulder muscles, to improve posture, circulation, and digestion, and gain a deeper awareness of how the body moves through yoga sequences. This is a terrific addition to build strength, confidence and connection to self in your regular practice.
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BUTI (50 min)

A dynamic, upbeat workout including tribal dance, plyometrics, and yoga-asana inspired holds and flows. This short-n-sweet heart-pumping class will free your hips and spine, tone your entire body, and bring a smile to your face.
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Gentle Vinyasa

This class is a creative slow flow of pranayama, vinyasa and meditation practices for rejuvenation and relaxation. All levels welcome.
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Gentle Kripalu

Kripalu Yoga is often referred to as “the yoga of compassion.” Throughout class, students are encouraged to cultivate a mind of no judgment while tuning inward to meet their bodies’ needs with self-love. This class begins with breath work, emphasizes warm-up movements, flows into a beginner posture sequence and ends with a meditative relaxation. The yoga postures are held for a short period of time to begin to observe the flow of energy in the body. Occasionally, postures are linked together with breath to create a gentle flow. Restorative postures are held for a longer duration and are supported with boosters and props to allow for the body to release deeply held tensions. This class encourages working towards your individual edge to discover a practice that is just right for you. This style is particularly welcoming to beginners, those working with an injury or for those looking to help nourish and heal their bodies. All levels are welcome.
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Ashtanga

Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic practice that combines breath (pranayama) movement (vinyasa) and focus (dristhi) with a set sequence of postures. As taught in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India, the Primary Series is the foundational practice of traditional Ashtanga Yoga that builds strength and flexibility while healing the body and calming the mind. Some yoga experience is helpful, but all are welcome.
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Sivananda Yoga

A traditional hatha yoga practice in the lineage of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda. Ideal for those looking to deepen their practice or learn a traditional style of yoga.
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Postnatal Yoga w/ Baby

A group class just for postpartum moms who have received permission to resume regular exercise from their midwife or physician. Slow gentle movements and sun salutations are combined with breath work, pelvic floor strengthening exercises, and shoulder openers to condition and nurture post-birth bodies and create space for reconnection to self. Babies (0-11 months) are welcome. Please bring blankets, car seats, bouncers, or anything you think your baby will need to be comfortable.
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Let Your Yoga Dance

Let Your Yoga Dance integrates yoga breath, poses, and mindfulness with fun and easy to follow dance moves and a variety of music. Joyous movement is combined with a spiritual practice as we dance through the chakras. The mission of LYYD is to spread joy and consciousness throughout the world by transmitting body health, brain health, heart health and soul health to all populations.
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