Class Descriptions

Shakti Yoga's current class schedule focuses on Flow. Flow is an evolving form of traditional hatha yoga that focuses on integrating intention, breath and movement, awareness and alignment, strength and flexibility, and “your practice with daily life.” Instructors weave together teachings that can inspire physical, energetic, mental, and pure bliss states of consciousness.

Follow the flow of breath through sequences of interweaving asanas (postures) that change from class to class. We look forward to sharing the joy and benefits of yoga with you.

The Sanskrit word hatha is thought to be derived from the verbal root “hath” which means “to force” or “hold firmly” and thus Hatha Yoga is sometimes called “forceful yoga.” It is also thought to be the combination of two words “ha” meaning “sun” and “tha” meaning “moon” and thus Hatha Yoga is said to balance the opposing energies of the body – sun and moon, male and female. Hatha Yoga is most often identified with the practice of physical postures (asana) and breathing techniques (pranayama).

Gentle Flow
This soothing, therapeutic practice focuses on moving slowly from pose to pose while using the breath as a tool to remain present and mindful and exploring the details of alignment.  All levels welcome, great for those needing to restore the body and the mind.  

Slow Flow
Relax your nervous system, deepen your breath, and slow your mind in this class of gentle, flowing poses that offer the flow of vinyasa at a milder pace with more space to feel into each posture.  Perfect for those new to yoga or those looking to deepen their practice.

Hatha Flow
A balanced combination of sustained poses with poses that flow in a mindful progression from one to another, with attention given to alignment and therapeutic principles. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility and balance as well as concentration and breath control. All levels welcome, modifications are offered. 

Moderate Flow
This class pace is energetic yet comfortable as we move through sequences that build alignment in essential yoga poses. Slowly awakening and warming the body, we move into sequences investigating the connection between breath, and movement. All levels welcome, modifications offered. 

Alignment Flow
A fun and challenging mix of vinyasa and alignment-based yoga, this class is designed to cultivate focus, stamina, strength, and flexibility. Form and flow offer alignment direction within the flow of posture and breath. All levels welcome, modifications are offered. 

Vinyasa Flow
Awaken your strength, energy, and flexibility in a fun atmosphere in a practice where breathe is synchronized with movement. Creative sequencing of the asanas are often built around surya namaskar (sun salutations) while focus on alignment and breath bring an inner aliveness to the body, mind, and spirit. All levels welcome, modifications offered.

Power Flow
A dynamic and challenging form of yoga that explores breath-synchronized movements focusing on strength, flexibility, balance, cardio, and physical and mental stamina. For the experienced student who listens to their body and would like to explore their edges and cultivate endurance in the body and mind. 

Gentle
Open to all levels and recommended for young and old, injured and athletic alike, our soothing gentle classes focus on an exploration of basic yoga poses and how to connect them through attention to breathing, alignment and mindfulness. Therapeutic in nature, you will learn techniques to help you gain flexibility while immersing yourself in a relaxing class that moves at a perfectly slower pace – allowing ample time to enjoy each pose. Expect lots of deep stretching and lingering in yummy floor poses. Meditative and relaxing techniques will also be introduced– perfect for stress.

Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep, works by first immersing your brain in the healing rhythms of the alpha state. Then we drop down to Theta, where meditation, intuition, memory, and dreaming takes place.  We will hover just above Delta where deep sleep healing occurs.  Here, you simultaneously access the power of the logical left brain and the intuitive, insightful right brain, and align your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to restore the body and mind to homeostasis. You will experience a state of oneness, where you tap into creative powers beyond the ego-mind and have access to healing on a physical, mental and emotional level.  Yoga Nidra is the single most powerful tool that can help you reshape your perception, rebuild your health, and renew your life.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini means "coiled like a serpent" in Sanskrit. Kundalini energy refers to the coiled up energy that lies at the base of the spine. When released, this energy moves from the base of the spine through the seven chakras (or energy centers) in the spine. Specific meditation and breathing techniques are used to tap the kundalini energy.

Kundalini yoga is a combination of specific kriyas and meditation aimed at raising the kundalini energy. The practices also help prepare the practitioner physically and spiritually for the intensity of this energy. Each kundalini class begins with a chant and is followed up by a warmup for the spine. The main part of the class is the kriyas, which combine postures and breathing techniques and end with a meditation and chant.

Pricing

 Class  Prices
$17 Drop-in
$75 Five classes
$140 Ten classes

Unlimited Class Pass
 $150 1 month
 $360 3 months

(Mats & props are available for your use.)

Please inquire about our private & semi-private yoga instruction.

Call Sofia: 305.587.4285