Class Descriptions

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Anahata Yoga

Anahata Yoga with Erin is a practice firmly rooted in breath connection and control. Guided by her hearts desire to promote overall wellbeing, she tunes in to her students physical and emotional needs at the beginning of each class and uses creative combinations of hatha, vinyasa, restorative poses and pranayama to best serve the students.

All levels welcome. Breathe and be rejuvenated!

Ananda Flow

Ananda means 'Bliss' or 'Divine Joy'. This class uses a variety of yoga styles including, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin, to release tensions, create space in the body and mind, and to tap into ananda. The class begins slowly to warm up the body and calm the nervous system, moves into a slow to moderate paced flow, then winds down for deeper stretching, opening, and releasing. 

Awakening Flow

Focused on setting up your body into proper alignment and waking up your breath and kinesthetic awareness, Awakening Flow aims to bring your body to a more balanced place by working through the tension left in the body from our week and preparing the body for the rest of your day. Practice starts with a gentle warm-up before moving into slow sun salutations and ending with stretching focused on those places in the body that tend to hold our stress, such as the shoulders and lower back.

Baby & Me Yoga

*NEW CLASS*

Welcoming all Moms and Dads with their little one for a fun stretch & strength class. We have toys, blocks and a safe space for baby to be in while we practice yoga and meditate.

BeautiFLOW

BeautiFLOW Yoga is an all-levels yoga class. The class starts slow to help orient one to one's body, and works up to a vinyasa flow to encourage deep breathing and full expression in postures. It is within this flow that Mary encourages yogis to be truly authentic and creative within their postures and transitions, to create their own beautiFLOW.

Sun salutations and balancing poses are no stranger to this class, allowing to help us fan that

internal fire and cultivate a rejuvenating somatic release.

Bhagavad Gita Study 

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the great scriptures of the world and the cornerstone of Indian spirituality.  This weekly study takes place in the lobby and together we read the Gita while Nandini Radha leads us through the philosophy of the spiritual and material realms.  If you are looking to dive deeper into self-realization this study group is

nonjudgmental and all-inclusive. 

Energy Adjustment Flow

Yoga Class with Ed Williams. Description Coming Soon!

Evening Yoga Elixir

Sean will guide you though an Asana Elixir of movement, personal meditation, yoga, and bodyweight calisthenics designed to regenerate, energize, and invigorate the mind & body. Be your own body’s alchemist as you research and explore the inner workings of your spirit and anatomy. This class combines a balance of challenging, high-intensity sequences with yin-style restorative sequences. All levels welcome. Additionally, Sean will curate a complimentary Ayurvedic Elixir to be served before or after class for anyone who is interested. Elixirs will feature local and sustainable ingredients that will change seasonally. A list of ingredients and benefits will be provided at class.

Gentle Yoga

This class is slow, stretchy, meditative and very restorative for the mind, body and spirit.  Attention and focus is turned inward to the breath in order to access connection to Higher Self. Supports such as blankets and blocks are encouraged throughout class to prepare the body to rest and allow you to tap into the depth of inner self-exploration. All levels are welcome for this Gentle Yoga practice.

Graceful Hatha Flow

Bring some real flow into your vinyasa! This hatha vinyasa class looks to build strength and fluidity in the transitions between our postures by drawing on concepts from Modern Dance. Increase your proprioception and kinesthetic awareness while having fun with creative moving meditations and deep breath work. This class is great for those interested in working on both their physical well-being and learning how to connect a physical practice to the Yoga philosophy.

 

Group Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga, suitable for seniors, is in the Lobby at our studio on Tuesdays from 9:45am-10:45am. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays are taught by Melissa Botten and 2nd & 4th Tuesdays are taught by Diane McDougall.​ All postures utilize chairs as support provided by the yoga studio.

Good Rising Yoga

Dharma leads an empowering vinyasa based class that will awaken and empower your inner strength, your Shakti. With a spiritually based and soul connecting teaching style, Dharma brings in her many skills to create MUCH MORE than just a physical asana class. Dharma brings through the classical teachings of Patanjali in her classes, the skill of cultivating one pointed focus, elevating the mind, connecting to the heart, unifying breath, body and spirit. Her aim is to awaken you to a deep sense of awareness of your inherent greatness and the divine energy that is naturally engrained within you, anchoring you in your SPIRIT SELF, your true self, that LIFE WARRIOR that you are! Using mantras, mudras, Kirtan, affirmations and her innate ability to bring a potent style of empowerment coaching, you will leave feeling courageous, confident, and ready to show up to your life with much more confidence, enthusiasm and optimism for yourself and your future! The class is geared to be accessible for all levels, with lots of modifications to make things less or more challenging

depending on what you need. 

Hatha Flow

This class is set at a slow to moderate pace with a mixture of stretch and strength that are designed to keep the body

in a place of balance. Emphasis will be placed on mindful breath based movement and alignment. The practice is will always be tailored to fit the needs of the students. 

Heart Flow

Strength-building vinyasa flows balanced with quiet, deep restoration to transition you into peaceful evening. Students will leave with a greater sense of self worth and an open heart.

Intentional Yoga

Our focus will be centered around the breath, which will allow us to activate and connect to the body and mind. We will be guided through breathing patterns linked to static and dynamic movement along with methods of creating space between the thoughts and stories constantly flooding our minds. Our slow and conscious pace will create heat and build strength within the body. Through this moving mediation we will work to center and anchor our minds to the present moment with the ultimate goal of tapping into our true Self. Restorative, vinyasa, and power flows will be incorporated to activate the

dormant regions within the body while releasing tension in the regions that have become overstimulated. The breathing, concentration, and movement could be practiced at any level with an open mind.

Intuit Yin

Yoga Class with Mariah Mancha. Description Coming Soon!

Kid's Yoga

Kid's Yoga Class with Marta is for Children of all ages and for all ranges of abilities. Parents can drop kids off who are potty trained, otherwise parents are welcome to stay for the class. This class is meant to be fun and accessible!

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga with Chrissy, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is called the Yoga of Awareness.  It is a dynamic, powerful technology that is designed to give you an experience of your soul.  Through kriya (movement) and pranayam (breath), we prepare the body for deep meditation.  These tools will help you direct your life force most effectively and consciously, so that you may experience your true human potential.

Mantra Meditation

There are many forms of meditation, and chanting is one of them. During this 15 minute Mantra Meditation we will chant the names of divinity.  Bhakti yoga is the yoga of devotion, and a way to connect back to the essence of what we're all longing for. These mantras have an ancient potency within them. We ask that you come with an

open mind to allow your heart to be transformed with this experience. 

Mid-Day Hatha Yoga

This class is set at a slow pace with a mixture of stretch and strength that are designed to keep the body

in a place of balance. Emphasis will be placed on mindfulness  breath based movement and alignment. The practice is will always be tailored to fit the needs of the students. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Sit with Carina for a 30 minute guided Mindfulness Meditation.

Morning Move & Breathe

Dr. Jim Dohn teaches an Ashtanga Prep Warm Up Class that is appropriate for all levels. To the beginners he reminds that all yoga is a breathing and presence practice. To the advanced practitioner he provides personal guidance and correction to the more challenging postures. Dr. Jim has been a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and Hellerwork practitioner for over

30 years. He is over 70 years old and is a firm believer that we can all age gracefully and joyously with daily practices.

Morning Yin

Yoga Class with Mike Boyd. Description Coming Soon!

Shakti Vinyasa Yoga

Dharma leads an empowering vinyasa based class that will awaken and empower your inner strength, your Shakti. With a spiritually based and soul connecting teaching style, Dharma brings in her many skills to create MUCH MORE than just a physical asana class. Dharma brings through the classical teachings of Patanjali in her classes, the skill of cultivating one pointed focus, elevating the mind, connecting to the heart, unifying breath, body and spirit. Her aim is to awaken you to a deep sense of awareness of your inherent greatness and the divine energy that is naturally engrained within you, anchoring you in your SPIRIT SELF, your true self, that LIFE WARRIOR that you are! Using mantras, mudras, Kirtan, affirmations and her innate ability to bring a potent style of empowerment coaching, you will leave feeling courageous, confident, and ready to show up to your life with much more confidence, enthusiasm and optimism for yourself and your future! The class is geared to be accessible for all levels, with lots of modifications to make things less or more challenging depending on what you need. 

Slow Burning Fire

Yoga Class with Drew Wall. Description Coming Soon!

Stretch Out Stress

Stretch Out Stress is an all-levels yoga class.  This class will help you get deep into your stretches with some gentle strengthening exercises.  The class is slow paced, set to peaceful music, and is intended to help you unwind, release tension and be prepared to start the work week with a healthy body, mind and spirit. 

Sunday Samadhi

In samādhi our personal identity—name, profession, family history, bank account, and so forth—completely disappears. In the moment of samādhi none of that exists anymore. Nothing separates us from the object of our choice; instead we blend and become one with it. --T.K.V. Desikachar

Open to all levels. How deeply you yoga (connect) your mind, body, breath and spirit will be your experience.  Come to this class to Surrender who you think you are, whatever kind of day you have been having with your family, friends, community but MOST IMPORTANTLY whatever experience you've been having with your "self" ; that is your own inner atmosphere: your thoughts, self-talk, moods, emotions, past actions.  Surrender all of it for an experience with WHAT you are at your core :Samadhi. Together we will travel the road of Samadhi by going inward exploring different methods of yoga and at the same time cultivating our own collective and individual yoga experience.  Always anchored in safe and healthy practice and the ultimate goal of any yoga practice: self realization.

Sweet Afternoon Flow

This class combines a gentle Vinyasa practice with slow, meditative movement and restorative poses set to music.

All levels are invited to practice.

Sweet Morning Flow

Inspired by Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga in Santa Monica, and Peter Barnett of Black Dog Yoga, Sweet Morning Flow combines a strong Vinyasa practice with slow, meditative movement set to music. The practice is designed to begin slow, get strong and end blissfully. All levels are invited to practice.

Sweet Strong Flow

Strong Vinyasa practice combined with the presentation of challenging poses and alignment work. Classes are lighthearted, positive, and fun. The use of props is encouraged, making classes accessible to students of differing abilities. This class will appeal to those who want to work both their physical well-being and to develop a

connection to their human spirit.

Tantric Hatha Yoga

A complete practice sequenced under the principles of Vinyasa Krama (wise progression) to ensure the intelligent and predictable shaping of your energy. This practice is aimed to guide you toward living an extraordinary life both on and off the mat. You will use the body to connect to the breath, the breath to connect with the mind and the mind to connect back to Source. Expect less of a workout and more of a work-in, this class is suitable for all levels yet geared toward the student ready to move beyond the physical body and work more deeply with the subtle body. Passionate to keep tradition alive all classes will include Asana, (postures) Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Meditation.

If you can breathe, you can do Yoga. 

Traditional Hatha

*NEW CLASS*

Traditional Hatha Yoga with Dakota Hunt. Description Coming Soon!

Tribal Fusion Belly Dancing

Belly Dancing Class with Amber Ray. Description Coming Soon!

Vinyasa Flow

The term vinyasa is derived from the Sanskrit nyasa, which means “to place,” and the prefix vi, “ in a special way.” The vinyasa is meant to place in a special way by using the breath to movement synchronizing one posture (pose) to the next. So the Vinyasa Flow thus suggests a practice in which we consciously place the body-breath-mind in the constant flow of space and time. The Vinyasa Flow yoga generates heat, and there can be practiced in a vigorous, dynamic and stimulating manner, soft and gentle, and restorative practice by using ujjayi breath. Ujjayi breath is the breathing technique used and it’s done by inhaling and exhaling in a rhythm manner through the nose. The Vinyasa Flow can also be applied to many levels of an individual practitioner, and practiced with many variations of choices to honor where one is at and/or challenge oneself of limitations of the possibilities through the practice. Perhaps the Vinyasa Flow is one of the most attractive forms of yoga practice today, variously resonating with the spirit, intentions, and life experiences of different teachers and students. Hence, the vinyasa method includes assessing the needs of the individual practitioner or group, and then builds a complementary practice to meet those needs. The vinyasa also can be practiced and emphasized as an artful approach to living, a way of applying the skill and awareness of yoga to all rhythms and sequences of life, including self-care, relationships, work, personal evolution, social interaction, and so forth.

Wednesday Warriors

A level 2/3 class that focusses on cultivating strength, flexibility and balance.  It is a flow class so expect to move,

sweat and breathe as you develop the warrior within.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slow, meditative, and stretchy class. We hold simple poses for longer periods of time. The practice is based on Meridian Theory, similar to Chinese Accupunture. Mindfulness and loving kindness is practiced throughout. Increases range of motion, settles the mind, and opens the heart. 

Yin & Yoga Nidra

An evening class with Nikki Niestemski. Full Description coming soon!

3141 E Broadway

 Long Beach, Ca 90803

(Entrance is around the back on Corto Way)

  

Call us at : 562.230.5545