Alignment-Based Yoga: Rather than flowing from posture to posture, this class breaks down a posture and prepare the body to receive it. Throughout this process, awareness of the body is heightened and postures become more attainable. This non-flow class incorporates the use of props and detailed cues: blocks, ropes, blankets, bolsters, straps, chairs, and Yoga Tune Up® balls.This style of yoga is good for everyone. Elaine finds that younger students find it helpful to swallow their ego’s to power through and focus more on form. Older students who want to build strength, flexibility and balance appreciate the pace and the help that the props give.
All Levels Yoga: Our All Levels Classes allow students to work at their own pace under the watchful eyes of our experienced instructors. Beginner students learn the foundation to proper form and alignment in beginner poses and sequences while more experienced students can take the postures and sequences into more advanced variations if they so choose.
Flow Yoga: Flow classes are movement based and for students who want a more challenging class. Postures 'flow' from one to the next with the breath to create heat that helps to increase flexibilty. Flow classes are not recommended for total beginners.
Gentle Yoga: These classes are more restorative in nature and move at a slower pace. Gentle classes are for students of all levels who are looking for gentle stretching, breath-work and stress relieving techniques.
Iyengar Yoga: Iyengar yoga focuses particularly on three aspects: correct body alignment allows the body to develop harmoniously in an anatomically correct way so that the student suffers no injury or pain when practicing correctly. As all bodies are different and people have different weaknesses and strengths, Mr. Iyengar has also developed the use of props to help the body into the correct positions required. Props are objects like wooden blocks, chairs, blankets and belts that help one adjust or support oneself in the different postures so that one can work in a range of motion that is safe and effective.
Yin/Yang Yoga: This class is great for both beginners as well as seasoned Yogis. It combines the practice of a grounding restorative form of yoga called Yin with an uplifting and elevating practice of Kundalini Yoga which is more Yang that brings the mind, body, and spirit together. This allows space to discover and explore your physical and mental boundaries to transform you through sensations in the body. This class is suitable for all levels.
Yogalates: A full body work-out class that combines yoga and pilates mat work designed to increase flexibility, balance and core-strenght. These classes are appropiate for students of all levels.
Yoga in Armenian: This class is taught entirely in Armenian! To register for this class please call Armenoui at (818) 370-7318.