here’s a guide to all our kelas at karma yoga.
for students looking for beginner classes – suitable for practitioners who are starting yoga, less than 3 years in practice, recovering from injury, senior students, and advanced practitioners strengthening their foundations.
classes can be slow or fast-paced, according to the teacher’s plan for class. do inform the teachers if you are pregnant, have any injuries or recovering from an injury, or are not feeling well. do not force and proceed any further if movement causes sharp pain in your body.
a non-vinyasa-based asana practice focused on connecting the body and mind with the purpose of increasing awareness and stability. some pranayama(breathwork) and mindfulness(meditation) may be included. suitable for students with some yoga experience looking to have an invigorating experience.
this class is designed with the beginner in mind. whether you are new to yoga or recently overcoming an injury/ pregnancy, this is the class for you. props such as blocks and straps are used to facilitate movement and detailed instructions will be given. sun salutations will be introduced as well as all basic poses.
vinyasa is our only 45minutes class held over lunchtime. vinyasa translates to flowing with breath in a specific sequence. class is a dynamic style of hatha yoga that joins physical postures, or asanas, with inhales and exhales, creating a steady internal rhythm for the practice. our vinyasa classes are designed to cultivate heat in the body with creative sequences involving sun salutations, standing and seated postures, back bending, arm balancing, and a strong focus on the power of breath awareness.
this is a level 1 vinyasa class comprised of foundational vinyasa yoga asana and breathing techniques suitable for all levels including beginners.
thursday 12pm rin z.
for balancing energy, flexibility, and strength. yin yang class blends two styles of yoga into one practice – bringing together the benefits of passively holding yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures. yin and yang is the concept that describes the two relative qualities present in everything. yin is more internal, passive, cooling, and downward. yang is more external, dynamic, warming, and upward.
when these terms are applied in yoga, yin yoga is a slower practice where poses are passively held for longer. it works on the deep, dense (yin) connective tissues and joints in the body. yang yoga, in contrast, refers to more active practice. this works on the (yang) muscles and blood flow, building strength, stamina, and flexibility. yang styles of yoga are those with rhythm and repetition like vinyasa flow. the first 30 mins of the class are paced in yang, and the rest of the 30 mins is restorative in yin.
tuesday 830pm debbie o.
yin – the opposing energy of yang – is a slow-moving, grounded practice where practitioners hold each posture for around 3-5 minutes (and sometimes as long as 20 minutes). yin yoga is a complementary practice to the muscle- and blood-focused approaches of most other styles of yoga and is intended to deepen the flexibility and elasticity of connective tissues like fascia.
practiced consistently, yin classes may offer increased mobility to joints. yin practices may include props like blocks, blankets, bolsters, or straps. yin yoga tends to be physically less demanding than some other styles of yoga, but internally more demanding as we sit with our sensations and internal dialogue.
these classes are multilevel, suitable for beginners trying out yoga, intermediate students as well as students looking for a more fluid practice. please inform teachers if you are pregnant, have any injury, recovering from injury, or illness such as recovery from surgery, heart conditions, vertigo, or low and high blood pressure before the practice.
hatha vinyasa is a combination of vinyasas (a series of connected movements through breath), asanas (poses), pranayamas (conscious breathing), meditation, and relaxation.
vinyasa is an approach to yoga in which you move from one pose directly into the next. there’s a flow to a vinyasa yoga session, though the specific poses and the pace of the flow vary from one teacher to the next. in a hatha vinyasa style, you will be flowing from one poses with long holds to another. students are individually challenged in sun salutations, peak poses, and deep stretches – all with the intention of cultivating balance in mind and body.
monday 7.15pm xenia k.
tuesday 730am joliv k.
tuesday 7.15pm edward c.
wednesday 7.15pm jess m.
thursday 6pm edward c.
saturday 730am felice p.
saturday 2pm wen yee k.
sunday 9am jess m.
our signature karma vinyasa classes are a strong moving flow that cultivates balance, stability, flexibility, and vigor. breath awareness and coordination are carried throughout the practice as the asana ebbs and flows between effort and ease. this class incorporates rhythmic movement and breath while incorporating an awareness of proper alignment. intensity levels & personal style varies by each unique teacher. karma vinyasa classes are organized in a moving sequence that builds strength, coordination, and measured ability across a balanced array of postures.
with attention to the breath and fluid movement, you’ll warm up and flow through a skillful sequence, working toward a peak pose or targeting a specific body part. moving at a vigorous pace with dynamic transitions incorporated, you will hit a sweet spot once you begin to settle down in savasana (corpse pose/final relaxation).
monday 730 am jen o.
monday 6pm eddy a.
tuesday 9am zephyr l.
wednesday 730am jen o.
wednesday 830pm hum l.
thursday 715pm jen o.
saturday 9am jen o.
saturday 5pm julee y.
sunday 730am zephyr l.
sunday 2pm abigail w.
sunday 5pm debbie o.
krama vinyasa is a step by step progression to prepare the body within certain poses to move into a peak pose or to a certain goal. a goal in this case is a complex or an asana (posture).
to give a little more explanation of the words we have:
vinyasa – which is the principle of synchronizing movement with the breath and
krama – which literally means steps or stages
the crafted progression comes from sequencing which will lead classes by using creative sequence with drills and transitions. the sequence is based on a theme, or the peak poses in mind.
monday 9am kristen l.
thursday 9am kristen l.
saturday 1030am all r.
sunday 1020am ying l.
this is an ashtanga inspired vinyasa class. students follow a set sequence of postures each time, gradually progressing through the series. ashtanga vinyasa yoga emphasizes the linking of movement and breath (vinyasa), ujjayi breathing, and bandhas (energy locks).
the term vinyasa refers to the alignment of movement and breath but is also used to describe a series of movements used to link each asana in a series. the asana system is a moving meditation with the transition between each pose being as important as the postures themselves.
wednesday 9am pasree l.
pranayama and silence
pranayama is a breathwork class, focusing on techniques and practice of the control of breath. it is multi-level. students are advised to join the class with an empty stomach.
silence is a mindful meditation class, focusing on breath, mindfulness, and awareness. a comfortable set of clothing is advised for this session.
saturday 7am felice p. (on pause)
saturday 12pm adelyn t. @ have a breather (temporarily paused)
sunday 7am julee y.
monday 940pm jen o.
wednesday 630am jen o.
monday 940pm jen o.
wednesday 630am jen o.
karma yoga is our komuniti offering – a community class by karma yoga that is free for the public to join. class is multi-level catered more for beginners who are trying out yoga for the first time or influencing friends and family to take yoga.
registration and booking are required via our website. please bring your own yoga mat and props for practice.
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