Vinyasa, meaning ‘flow’, merging movement with the breath. Many Vinyasa classes focus on breathing and seek to move students through a sequence of postures as the breath flows in and out. Using this breath, heat, or ‘tapas’ warms the body allowing the practitioner to move deeper into postures and eventually, deeper into their own personal practice. This class style is inherently diverse and sequencing will vary with each instructor’s personal flavor.
This level of class serves those who are brand new to yoga, as well as those who prefer to grow their practice from a strong foundation of postural alignment, skillful breathing, and understanding of how to modify poses to fit individual needs. This class will teach you to tap into inner strength, deepen your breath, and become more aware of the relationship between your mind and body. Special attention is paid to learning alignment principals so you can progress safely in your practice. Strength and flexibility are not required, and will be gained through regular attendance. All ages, shapes, sizes and abilities are welcome in this class.
Open level classes serve students who have a regular practice or are looking to evolve their practice to the next level. These classes will vary in their range of difficulty and will offer variations for students at different levels. We recommend that beginner students develop confidence in Foundation-level classes before jumping into an Open-level class.
Community Classes (By Donation)
Community yoga classes create a unique opportunity for students to practice with emerging teachers who are recently certified or completing their teacher training through Om Factory’s 200-Hour Program. It is an environment for these emerging teachers to share their knowledge in a supportive environment to gain confidence, experience, and to transform through the practice of giving back. Each instructor will offer their own unique approach to teaching the practice.