Open Door Yoga offers several types of classes: Hatha, Restorative, Intro, Power, Yin and Prenatal
Hatha yoga classes are for all levels and make up the majority of the classes; restorative yoga for healing and very gentle opening; power yoga classes which are more vigorous; yin yoga in which poses are held for longer stretches and prenatal for when you are expecting a baby.
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A small, cozy space holding a maximum of 30 ensures students receive attention and guidance from the friendly and professional teachers
For a more complete description of the class type, please see below..
Our Hatha Yoga Classes are intended for students of all levels.
Although many yoga poses in a Hatha yoga are similar, this practice has evolved and changed over time with many teachers, lineages teaching and focussing on different things e.g alignment, energy lines, breath, sequencing of class, pace etc…
You will find that there are many differences among the different Open Door Yoga teachers though you will find what is similar is that
Each class consists of:
Pranayama (Breathing Exercise): to cleanse the body and mind
Asana (Postures): to strengthen, improve flexibility, and bring balance to the body
Shavasana (Relaxation): to revitalize, rejuvenate and heal the body and mind.
Geared for students who have little or no experience in hatha yoga, or for those who are interested in reviewing or gaining deeper knowledge of breathing and postures. Some of these classes (the ones with no teacher name listed) are taught by recent graduates of our 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training.
This gentle class focuses on breathing, relaxation, gentle movements, and supported poses. This class is ideal for people with injuries, chronic pain, or limited mobility, but open to all people who are looking for a gentle, relaxing practice. The slow pace of Restorative Yoga is the perfect antidote to the stressful daily rhythms of modern, urban living.
Power Yoga Classes (Ashtanga and Hatha styles): are geared for students who have some previous experience in yoga and are somewhat familiar with the postures. Faster-paced than a hatha class, the power yoga class works the cardiovascular system and incorporates the sun salutation series in a dynamic flow (shorter rest periods) of postures.
Designed to bring flexibility and suppleness to the connective tissues in the body.
Passive postures are held for long periods of time, while muscular effort is relaxed to encourage a gentle and safe opening of ligaments, joints and even bones. Yin yoga generally targets the hips, pelvis and spine, however other areas may be explored depending on the class. Suitable to all levels, this style is a great complement to more dynamic expressions of yoga. Yin yoga offers a meditative approach to the practice and benefits both body and mind.