Our Yoga Styles

 

 

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If you want…


You should try…

A cleansing practice… Hot Vinyasa
A rigorous flowing practice… Vinyasa
An introduction to the philosophy and postures… Beginner Series
A slow pace with instruction and commentary… Beginner
Meditation in Motion… Astanga Mysore
Rhythm and breath… Astanga Primary Series
A focus on alignment… Hatha
To build strength and relax while pregnant… Pregnancy Yoga
To relax and de-stress… Restorative
A slower practice, focused on healing… Gentle
To save money… Community
To balance energy… Kundalini
To cultivate mindfulness… Vipassana Meditation

 

Hot Vinyasa

A vigorous flowing style of yoga. It is Charm City’s signature style.

Strictly, the word Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement.” In a vinyasa class the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. This technique is sometimes also called Vinyasa Flow, or just Flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance.

A sun salutation sequence is an example of a Vinyasa. Each movement in the series is done on an inhalation or an exhalation.

The style allows for a lot of variety, but will almost certainly include Sun Salutations: expect movement, not just stretching.

By heating the room to 90-95 degrees your body is warmed allowing for deeper stretching. The muscles, tendons, and ligaments become soft and more flexible. The heat promotes sweating which is a method of cleansing to aid in the healing aspects of this style.

Vinyasa Yoga

This style is the same as Hot Vinyasa, but without the added heat.

Beginner Series

A 5-class introductory program for beginning students. The course covers basic aspects of a yoga practice. Program is a one class per week for five weeks. An accompanying booklet is available for purchase. This class is not included in the $30 Trial Month. Please see the website for additional information and start dates for this very popular program.

Beginner Yoga

A slower paced class with more description and commentary accompanying the postures. Breath awareness is also introduced in this class as well as relaxation.

Astanga Mysore and Primary Series

Ashtanga Mysore and Primary Series are traditional way to practice yoga. The fixed sequence developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and still taught in Mysore India, focuses on Asana, Breath and Mind as a means for liberation. Primary series is led by the teacher and meant to be practiced one day per week. The Mysore style daily practice uses one on one instruction in a class setting to help you master your individualized practice while enjoying community.

Hatha Yoga

A style of yoga introducing all of the basic postures with emphasis on alignment and breath. You will leave this class refreshed and relaxed.

Pregnancy Yoga

Great for moms-to-be! Prepare for birth and keep your body fit and flexible at the same time. Let your worries melt away and enjoy. Postpartum moms and those trying to conceive are welcome.

Restorative Yoga

Bring recuperation to your organs, nervous system, and consciousness. Long holds soothe the mind and encourage an inward focus. A slower practice will awaken and encourage deeper openings. This class is essential for all levels!

Community Yoga

Community yoga classes make yoga available to all. Same value as regular classes but the cost is only $6, cash.

Gentle Yoga

Focuses on deep relaxation, rejuvenation and healing. It promotes physical and mental fitness through poses, breathing exercises, guided imagery and meditation. For all levels and ages, especially those new to yoga or seeking a soothing practice.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini yoga philosophy is based on 7 chakras or energy points aligned along the spine from its vase to the crown of your head. Each class works to move through these points, opening and balancing them to free their energy.Click here to learn more…

Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana meditation cultivates mindfulness, which can be described as a compassionate awareness of what is occurring in the present moment. Click here to learn more…