Class Descriptions

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Napa's most intimate, personalized studio to grow your practice. All levels welcome.

"Yoga is not about self-improvement, it's about self-acceptance."-Gurmukh

Beginner’s Series: 6-week commitment – $90

Janet Beginners Yoga SeriesHave you looked at too many pictures of people in complicated poses and you think: “that’s not for me!”

Yoga can seem intimidating and finding the right class can be confusing. In this Beginners Series we will start from the ground up, keeping an eye on your alignment every step of the way.

You will discover how your breath can ease not only your mind, but help you deepen into your practice as well. Together we will find out how the poses can work for you personally. We will work on Pranayama (breath control) , Asana (poses), meditation and some background into the history of yoga and what it’s all about.

After taking this series you will be able to attend most of the other classes we offer. At Yoga Passion we believe every “body” is perfect for yoga.

Class Descriptions

Below you will find descriptions of what to expect in our classes. All classes on the schedule have a number indicating what level of practice each class is geared towards. ‘All levels’ is suitable for newer yogis whereas a level 2 or 3 class is geared towards students already knowledgeable of poses and are searching for more of a challenge. When in doubt, just ask! For people completely new to yoga, we recommend our Beginner’s Series on Saturday mornings. It is a six-week introduction to get a foundation with basic yoga poses, breathing techniques and overall personal awareness.

We seek to provide our community with a wide array of class types and teachers. If you feel there is something we may be missing, we’d love to hear from you!

 Stretch and Restore-All Levels

This class is a combination of a Gentle yoga and Restorative yoga class. The first part of class will get you moving with gentle stretching to wake up the body and then we’ll give the body a couple of rejuvenative Restorative poses for a meditative finish.

 

 Deep Stretch and Aromatherapeutic Massage-All Levels

Join Rebecca for a wonderful class focused on relaxation and restoration.  Using her training and skills as a massage therapist, Rebecca will be walking around offering targeted body work with aromatherapeutic essential oils. What could be better?

Heated Vinyasa or Power Flow

The room is heated up to 85 degrees and this combined with a Vinyasa flow will warm you up inside and out. Be prepared to sweat it out in this class. You may find that your body is slightly more flexible because of the warm temperature.

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Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation raises consciousness through the activation of kundalini energy. This will increase your energy level as you gain an inner source of energy. Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation.

As you learn more about yourself, you’ll naturally want to discover more about the mystery of life and your connection to your own soul. Each class begins and ends with a mantra and includes breathwork, movement and a longer meditation (usually 11 minutes) and deep relaxation. It is appropriate for all levels.

 Sunday Yoga Church Levels 1-3

Join Janie Falk every Sunday from 9:30-11am for an all levels practice focusing on breath, alignment, and meditation.

Pilates for Yogis-All Levels

An accessible all-levels class ideal for yogis who want to ease into Pilates while staying with a yoga practice. Enjoying the best of both worlds, we explore the precision and control required in the Pilates method, laying a foundation for advancing our practice and building the core strength that inevitably follows, and finding calmness in asanas that can enhance the exercises. Modifications and easier versions of exercises are always available.

 

Beginner’s Series: 6-week commitment – $100 Next Beginners Series will begin on Saturday, November 11th and go through December 16th  11:30am-1pm with Michelle Erbs.

“Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.”

Start where you are!

Join Michelle for 6 weeks, on Saturdays from 11:30am to 1pm Step onto your mat, and into your practice.

In this series, you will be introduced to: Pranayama (breath control), Asana (poses), and Meditation.

All while coming to understand the history and science of yoga. Michelle will work with each of you to find the right modification of the poses for your body and show you how to incorporate them into daily life. After taking this series you will be able to attend many of the classes offered on our schedule.

$100 for the series.
Please pre-register, as space is limited!

Gentle Yoga with Singing Bowls -All Levels

Re-balance and restore with this gentle but steady practice to reset your mind and body. We will utilize the props for support, get grounded and melt tension. It is structured around healing and rejuvenating and is suitable for all levels of Yoga looking for a slower paced class.

Annette incorporates the beautiful and healing sounds of her singing bowls to enhance your experience.

 Gentle Strength Flow-All Levels

Only the gentle are ever really strong. Create strength, stability, and support for the spine and the whole body by syncing breath and movement in this flow based class.
Find energy, strength, and flexibility while staying kind and gentle to yourself.

Deep Stretch and Meditation-All Levels

Unwind from the day in this hour class combining floor-based asana, guided breath work and various styles of mediation. From yin and restorative poses, we’ll prepare the body and mind to find stillness closing the class with meditation techniques including visualization and yoga nidra. The goal of this class is to help both the mind and body shed any residual stress of the day and connect to senses and soul. Promoting steady sleep and a grounded start to the following day, this class is appropriate for all levels of practice.

Slow Flow Vinyasa – All Levels

Slow Flow Vinyasa is a flowing sequence of movements, in which the asanas (poses) and prana (energy/breath) are inter-connected. In Jami’s slow flow vinyasa class, some of the poses are held for several breath cycles to refine the posture of the body, mind and heart. Classical yoga poses are taught, along with variations and a few “twists”, to help keep the mind attentive and the body and mind interested. In each class, we will practice being present, strengthen and stretch the muscles of the skeletal, respiratory and cardiovascular systems and cultivate the strength, flexibility and resilience of the mind, body and spirit.

 

Vinyasa (also called Flow) (Levels vary)

Classes maintain awareness and focus on the breath while moving through a series of postures. The sequence of postures may be different from class to class, but always follow an intelligent progression that moves from basic to complex. This style of yoga builds heat, flexibility and strength, while maintaining focus on good alignment and sound structure. Postures may be held for longer periods of time, and will flow together to unite the body to the breath and mind. Classes range from beginner to advanced.

Yin (All levels)

This class is for those who are seeking a slower paced, gentle practice. Whether you’re living with, or recovering from an injury or would simple like to center and regroup during the week. Breath awareness, yin and restorative postures, along with guided relaxation are combined in each session to help students release tension, enhance range of motion, and improve flexibility. Yoga is not about perfection; it’s about learning patience and self-care. Come share the experience of yoga as a path to natural self-healing and centering.

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