Class Styles offered at Purple Om Yoga:
Flow: A flow class contains the same elements as the hatha class but here the poses are linked together with the breath. In this way the poses flow from one to another throughout the class.
Hatha: A hatha yoga class will include a variety of yoga poses, breathwork (pranayama) and meditation. Poses are sequenced to benefit and nurture your whole body. The connection between your awareness, your breath and body ensures that the experience goes much deeper than just exercise.
Iyengar: Iyengar yoga has been developed by living master BKS Iyengar, author of the classic book "Light on Yoga". This method is characterized by careful attention to alignment providing the most freedom of movement as well as safety from injury. It is appropriate for all levels. Yoga philosophy is skillfully woven into the asana teachings offering a relationship between the physical, emotional, physiological and spiritual intelligence. It is "meditation in action". Students of Iyengar yoga gain strength, flexibility as well as a means to deep relaxation.
Kripalu: Kripalu Yoga is also called the Yoga of consciousness and compassion. It puts great emphasis on proper breath and alignment, coordination of breath and movement, and honoring the wisdom of the body. You work according to the limits of your individual flexibility and strength.
Kripalu Yoga is the interplay of body, mind and energy. Within the physical body is a subtle flow of rhythmic energy pulsations that we call prana, or life force. Even the most insignificant thought can disturb or block this flow of energy, creating imbalance or even disease. Kripalu works to restore balance.
Restorative: Practitioners at any level learn how to hold poses while resting quietly, supported by props such as blankets, bolsters, blocks and belts, for about 5 minutes at a time. This form of yoga stretches the body gently, helps calm the nervous system, fosters the body’s own abilities to heal itself, and leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to meet the challenges of your day.
Tai Chi: The class will introduce students to Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), the art of meditation in movement. Foundational work on standing postures, alignment, natural breathing, energy development/testing, qigong, and Tai Chi forms will all be taught.
Level 1: Classes suitable for beginning students or those looking to review or focus on the foundational principles of yoga. Along with yoga poses (Asana), breath work (Pranayama) and meditation will be introduced
Mixed Level: Classes suitable for all levels. Exploring a range of yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation. Modifications will be given for students who need them to tailor the practice to their own level.
Level 2: A more challenging class designed for a student who has been practicing for a few months at least. More advanced poses will be introduced as well as more in-depth explorations of old favorites.
Private Yoga Sessions:
Private yoga sessions are available with the teacher of your choice. Private sessions are ideal for students who: