We are lucky to offer both Hot and Non-Hot offerings at DYP, so you have a REAL choice. Note that Yoga 1 and Hot Yoga 1 are similar in their purpose and intention. The only difference is that one is in a regular temperature room without mirrors, and one is in a hot room with mirrors. Preferably we recommend a beginner start in a non-hot room to learn the foundations necessary to strengthen the body and mind a bit before venturing into the hot room, but of course this is your choice. Safety is of paramount importance to us.
Yoga I is ideal for students new to yoga as well as seasoned practitioners looking to reconnect with the foundations of yoga. Yogis build strength and flexibility for the body and mind by incorporating the principles of proper body alignment and breath awareness. This foundational class teaches basic yoga postures and includes breathing and centering exercises, with verbal cues to help inspire and guide practice.
This Yoga I/II blended class includes key instruction for beginner yogis, while offering options for more experienced yogis to deepen and further their practice. Teachers address various levels while adapting to students’ needs.
This dynamic and challenging class serves those who strive to deepen their yoga practice with more challenging asanas. Yoga II/III is a creative exploration of yoga postures that balance physical challenge with mindfulness. Yoga experience is required as this class focuses on refinement and precision.
Vinyasa Flow I/II is a moderately paced Vinyasa practice that connects movement and awareness to breath in a dynamic sequence. Classes introduce preparatory work for inversions, backbends, and arm balances as well as yoga philosophy for students looking to expand their physical practice and deepen their understanding of the many facets of yoga.
An intermediate – advanced sequence designed for those who have taken our Hot Vinyasa class for months or who have practiced Ashtanga consistently and want to continue to deepen their asana practice. We’ll explore more challenging transitions, arm balances, inversions and backbends.
It is most important that your body is conditioned, you understand the importance of good alignments. This class is not designed with beginners in mind, so, if you are new to yoga, please choose a class that is more appropriate for your abilities. If you have any doubts, please consult with our teachers.
Meditative Yoga focuses on Pranayama (breath), Asana (body), and Meditation (mind). Each week we will experience different breath techniques and move through gentle poses, connecting movement and breath, to prepare the body and mind for stillness. We will explore different meditation techniques, including mindfulness meditation, single-focus, and guided imagery.
This all-levels class supports both the beginner and the advanced practitioner, those with a personal meditation practice, and anyone who is curious about the many benefits of mindfulness. Class will be adapted for all abilities.
Gather in community to breathe, move, and connect with yourself, your baby, and other Expectant Mamas. This class provides moms the mind-body connection needed for a grounded childbirth experience. Prenatal Yoga offers strengthening, toning, and relaxation skills that enable awareness of a woman’s innate ability. No previous yoga experience necessary.
Restorative Yoga uses blankets, bolsters, and pillows to fully support the body in foundational yoga postures without muscular exertion. Restorative yoga is deep but passive, making it accessible to all levels. This class can enhance a vigorous practice, and is also well suited for those with injuries. A regular Restorative practice has been shown to soothe the nervous system and help boost the immune system.
Yin Yoga poses are performed seated or lying down using props and slow transitional movements that massage and lubricate the body’s sheath of connective tissue as well as the mind’s power of observation. Sustaining each pose for a period of time pairs intentional stillness with steady compression to signal a “rest and restore” mode for the central nervous system thus promoting digestion, muscle repair and organ detoxification.
For the mature beginner or anyone seeking to a more mindful pace, this class explores balance, fundamental yoga poses and movements as well as proper breathing mechanics so that you become stronger, more stable and agile in your movements. Modifications and props are provided to tailor the class for your skills and needs.
This class is for the person who wants to unwind at a slow moving, deeply relaxing pace. The combination of alignment principles and gentle movement with a therapeutic approach to proper technique helps to release muscular imbalances and assist in postural correction. The use of props will enable comfort and ease in the release of stored tension.
“Kundalini is like stepping through Harry Potter’s Platform 9¾. “It’s a magical world and you never knew it existed until you enter it.”
– Cheryl Crawford
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a complete technological system of ancient yogic postures, breathwork, and meditation to quickly induce sustained states of happiness and contentment. Expect Asana (posture), Mudra (hand positions), Pranayam (breath), and Mantra to strengthen your nervous system, balance the glands, and stimulate the vast energy reserves of the human system.
Tradition meets exploration. If you are a beginner looking to start off in a fundamental practice or a practicing yogi looking to expand and fine-tune your technique and alignment this is the class for you. This 75 minute, non-hot, guided flow will allow you to take your practice back to the basics while also encouraging you to find a new edge. Each practice includes a predictable sequence stemming from the Ashtanga practice Primary series with lessons regarding the 8-limb path, alignment, extending the pose (exploring binds, inversions, transitions, etc) and breath work woven in. The intention with Ashtanga Flow is to stimulate the mind, encourage the body to hold asanas (poses) for more than a breath, and assist in developing a personal practice for yourself.