Classes at Rasa Center are generally Hatha or Vinyasa Flow, with emphasis on combining breath with movement, and building endurance, flexibility, strength and concentration.

Students should recognize and respect their physical practice and boundaries to prevent injuries. Please participate in the classes appropriate for your level, at any given day. If you do have any injuries, please notify your teacher prior to starting class.

To find the right class and teacher for your practice, please review our class descriptions, in conjunction with the assigned levels and teacher biographies, in order to find a good fit. Also, please feel free to ask one of our front desk yoga consultants, who would be happy to discuss the various styles, forms and expressions found in Rasa classes.

 

CLASS TYPES

*Indicates this class is a great choice for beginners

Advanced Postures – A playful Iyengar-inspired class that explores the fundamentals and alignment of advanced postures such as arm & standing balances, inversions and backbends. The room is heated to about 80 degrees to open up the body’s tone and flexibility. This class is not appropriate for beginners of pregnant yoginis. Consult with the instructor if you are not sure if the class is right for you and/or if you are working with a past or present injury.

Ashtanga Inspired – Ashtanga Inspired Vinyasa led Primary Series is called Yoga Chikitsa which in Sanskrit means yoga therapy; it purifies and heals the body, mind, and spirit. Ashtanga Vinyasa is a system of sequential postures and a practice that is meant to be explored experientially as deeply meditative and as relaxing as it is energizing which creates strength and flexibility in the entire body.

Donation Flow All – Taught by new teachers to the area or those in the Rasa teacher training program. *Suggested $5 donation.

Donation Meditation – 40-minute guided meditation. *Suggested $5 donation.

Evening Bliss 1/2 – For students who have a feel for the basics but are ready to build strength, stamina, and grace.

Flow Yoga – Develop awareness of the physical  energetic body by dynamically sequencing breath and movement; building endurance, flexibility, strength, concentration and grace.

*Level I – Beginning; Level II – Intermediate; Level III – Advanced; All – Assumes student has taken at least 5+ classes with us

*Gentle Yoga -Emphasizing awareness of the breath, postures are practiced at a slower pace, stretching the body gradually. Appropriate for pregnancy, beginners, and seniors.

*Hatha 1/2 – Building strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. Class is suitable for beginners and intermediate students who prefer to move at a slower pace, with focus and emphasis on form and alignment of the poses.

Heated Flow – A flowing vinyasa sequence practiced in a heated room (approx 90-95 degrees).

Hot Flow –  A flowing vinyasa sequence practiced in a heated room (approx 95-100 degrees).

Inner Flow – One hour of Asana, 10 minutes of Pranayama, 10 minutes of Meditation, and 5 minutes of Savasana.

Kids Yoga – A 60-minute yoga class for kids ages 4-10. Focuses on breath, movement, mindfulness, and fun while establishing a foundation of basic yoga principles.

Kundalini – Yoga that utilizes postures, movement, breath, sound current and meditation. Level 1 & 2 available..

Lunch Flow 2 – For students with a sense of the basics. Assumes student has taken some flow classes.

Power Flow – Vinyasa flow class that vigorously moves the body while simultaneously calming the mind. Level 2/3.

Postnatal – Recover from birth more harmoniously, relieve stress and tension, get back in touch with your vital energy core strength and inner balance. Come whenever you feel ready or have a providers approval (usually around 6 weeks postpartum). Bring your baby until he/she is crawling circles around you!

Prenatal – Increases the strength and flexibility of your body to promote optimal baby position for birth. Class is for moms-to-be only.

*Rest and Restore – Restorative postures that provide ample time to experience healing.

Spiral Yoga – Spiral, circle, swell, billow, roll, flow, ripple, wind and undulate your energy body awake.

Soma Flow All – A moving mediation infused with breath, subtle energy and inquiry into yogic philosophy.

Sunrise Flow – Dynamic sequence of poses intended to awaken and energize the morning mind and body. All levels.

*Yin Yoga – Meditative practice where poses are held longer to strengthen connective tissues and joints.

*Yoga Basics – Perfect for the student interested in cultivating healthy alignment of postures (asanas), learning the correct use of props and creating a deep connection to breath. Practiced with more vigor than Gentle but less than a Flow class.

Yoga Beats – 60-minute flow sequenced to popular hit music.

Yoga with Weights – Invigorating, heart-elevating, hour-long flow with option to incorporate 1-3 lb hand weights.