Yoga Classes in Danville

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

We offer a variety of yoga classes and styles, for all levels of experience. We focus on personalized instruction in small groups, and our yoga teachers are skilled at assessing your needs and modifying their instruction to accommodate your abilities. Beginners are welcome in practically all of our classes, and we take great care in your body’s safety and your mind’s well-being.

Feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions, or would like a recommendation for classes that would best suit your needs and interests.

If you’re new to yoga, check out our New Student Guide.
 

Mondays

GENTLE YOGA with Kathleen

Mondays: 9:30 - 11:00 am

 

This class is great for students who are just beginning and want to gradually open their yoga bodies; mature yogis; pre-natal yogis; those healing from illness or injury; or anyone wanting a gentler, more supported yoga experience. We use chairs, walls and floor to support our postures. Taking the poses one at a time with lots of breath, everyone works at the level that works for their body. Gentle yoga is supportive, allowing time in the posture to use our breath and consciousness to build stamina, energy flow and wellness in our body, mind and spirit.

SOUND HEALING & MEDITATION with Maria

Mondays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm

 

Everything in nature – from the smallest molecule, to the universe itself – is in a state of vibration. Sound itself is a vibration, and sound healing connects you directly to that universal life force, restoring you to a place of balance and harmony.

 

The class begins with a meditation – sitting, walking and/or guided – that will prepare your body to receive the sound healing. Then, lying on a yoga mat or blanket, you’ll experience a soothing guided meditation, the sounds from the Tibetan and quartz crystal singing bowls, and the frequencies from the attunement. The meditations and healing sounds combine to help clear, balance and harmonize your body, mind and soul, bringing you a sense of tranquility and calmness.

 

Join Maria for this restorative and stress-relieving practice. Beginners welcome!

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GENTLE YOGA with Irene (Zoom only)

Mondays: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

 

This class is great for students who are just beginning and want to gradually open their yoga bodies; mature yogis; pre-natal yogis; those healing from illness or injury; or anyone wanting a gentler, more supported yoga experience. We use chairs, walls and floor to support our postures. Taking the poses one at a time with lots of breath, everyone works at the level that works for their body. Gentle yoga is supportive, allowing time in the posture to use our breath and consciousness to build stamina, energy flow and wellness in our body, mind and spirit.

 

YOGA STRETCH with Harla

Mondays: 5:30 - 6:45 pm

 

Yoga Stretch is a class designed for individuals wishing to strengthen the back, relax neck & shoulders, tone the extremities (hands, arms, legs & feet), bring flexibility to joints and build abdominal/core stability. Through a series of slow stretches and poses based on proper body alignment, and using  props for support and comfort, we will move through all areas of the body to gently find opening & make space in the body by lengthening muscles and gently stretching joints through movement. By-products of this practice include improved breath awareness, encouraging stress reduction and enhancing the ability to relax.

 

We practice being “present” in our bodies and working within their given limits to stretch and strengthen the body while balancing our energies. This yoga practice is open to all level of practitioners; no previous yoga experience is required. This practice is regenerative in nature, not contortionism.

 

Tuesdays

LEVEL 1-3 IYENGAR YOGA with Marta
 

Tuesdays: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Iyengar yoga is a form of Hatha yoga that emphasizes precision and physical alignment of the body. By paying close attention to anatomical details and the alignment of each asana (posture), Iyengar yoga creates balance in the body and mind. Postures are held for a relatively long period; this allows muscles to relax and lengthen, and encourages awareness in the pose. Through attention to proper alignment, Iyengar Yoga encourages weak parts to strengthen and stiff areas to release, thus awakening and realigning the whole body.

Iyengar Yoga often makes use of props (such as chairs, belts, blocks, and blankets) as aids in performing asanas, allowing students to practice with greater ease and stability. Props help support the student to work in a range of motion that is safe and effective, minimizing the risk of injury or strain. They also make postures accessible for students regardless of physical condition, age, or experience. In addition to developing strength, balance and flexibility, Iyengar yoga develops emotional strength and a sense of well-being that helps students handle the challenges of life.  
 

LEVEL 2-4 IYENGAR YOGA with Dorinda
 

Tuesdays: 9:30 - 11:00 am

 

Iyengar yoga for the advanced beginner and intermediate student.  In this extended 2-hour class, emphasis will be placed on advancing one’s body awareness and anatomical alignment.  The practice will include a balanced focus of inversions, backbends, twists and forward bends. Six months consistent yoga asana practice is recommended.

GENTLE YOGA with Julie

Tuesdays: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

 

This class is great for students who are just beginning and want to gradually open their yoga bodies; mature yogis; pre-natal yogis; those healing from illness or injury; or anyone wanting a gentler, more supported yoga experience. We use chairs, walls and floor to support our postures. Taking the poses one at a time with lots of breath, everyone works at the level that works for their body. Gentle yoga is supportive, allowing time in the posture to use our breath and consciousness to build stamina, energy flow and wellness in our body, mind and spirit.

 

Wednesdays

LEVEL 1-3 IYENGAR YOGA with Dorinda
 

Wednesdays: 9:30 - 11:00 am

 

Iyengar yoga is a form of Hatha yoga that emphasizes precision and physical alignment of the body. By paying close attention to anatomical details and the alignment of each asana (posture), Iyengar yoga creates balance in the body and mind. Postures are held for a relatively long period; this allows muscles to relax and lengthen, and encourages awareness in the pose. Through attention to proper alignment, Iyengar Yoga encourages weak parts to strengthen and stiff areas to release, thus awakening and realigning the whole body.

Iyengar Yoga often makes use of props (such as chairs, belts, blocks, and blankets) as aids in performing asanas, allowing students to practice with greater ease and stability. Props help support the student to work in a range of motion that is safe and effective, minimizing the risk of injury or strain. They also make postures accessible for students regardless of physical condition, age, or experience. In addition to developing strength, balance and flexibility, Iyengar yoga develops emotional strength and a sense of well-being that helps students handle the challenges of life.  
 

GENTLE YOGA with Irene (Zoom only)

Wednesdays: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

 

This class is great for students who are just beginning and want to gradually open their yoga bodies; mature yogis; pre-natal yogis; those healing from illness or injury; or anyone wanting a gentler, more supported yoga experience. We use chairs, walls and floor to support our postures. Taking the poses one at a time with lots of breath, everyone works at the level that works for their body. Gentle yoga is supportive, allowing time in the posture to use our breath and consciousness to build stamina, energy flow and wellness in our body, mind and spirit.

 

YOGA STRETCH & FLEXIBILITY with Michelle
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Wednesdays: 5:00 - 6:15 pm

 

This slow-paced, clearly guided class will help to remove stored tension in both the mind and nervous system. We will explore many passive stretches done lying on the back or belly, as well as some gentle movements on hands and knees or seated. Music selected specifically to help you unwind will carry through a full body experience of space and relaxation. Suitable for all levels of experience, stamina and flexibility.

 

Thursdays

GENTLE YOGA with Julie

Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

 

This class is great for students who are just beginning and want to gradually open their yoga bodies; mature yogis; pre-natal yogis; those healing from illness or injury; or anyone wanting a gentler, more supported yoga experience. We use chairs, walls and floor to support our postures. Taking the poses one at a time with lots of breath, everyone works at the level that works for their body. Gentle yoga is supportive, allowing time in the posture to use our breath and consciousness to build stamina, energy flow and wellness in our body, mind and spirit.

 

SPIRITUAL CIRCLE with Maria

Thursdays: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

 

Join this weekly gathering of like-minded people interested in exploring the many aspects of spirituality. This interactive class will help you discover and cultivate your spiritual essence, through exercises Maria has developed over her many years as a practitioner and facilitator of the healing arts. We’ll explore a wide range of practices including guided meditation, sound healing, mindfulness, intuition, connecting with your higher self, energy work, and more.

Each week, we’ll use the power of the circle to create a tribe where you’ll have the opportunity to share your personal experiences in a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment. You’ll get tools and ideas that will connect you more closely to the divine intelligence that permeates our being, and support you in your journey toward positive life changes, better health, balance, and personal growth. Beginners welcome!

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Fridays

IYENGAR YOGA FOR SENIORS with Kathleen
 
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Fridays: 9:30 - 11:00 am

 

Yoga for Seniors is a very gentle class for students 50+ (as well as beginners of any age) focusing on strengthening the body, and increasing balance and flexibility. Props (such as chairs, belts, blocks, and blankets) are often used as aids, allowing students to practice with greater ease and stability. Props help support the student to work in a range of motion that is safe and effective, minimizing the risk of injury or strain. They also make postures accessible for students regardless of physical condition, age, or experience. You’ll be encouraged to work at your own level, in a supportive and welcoming environment.

 

LEVEL 1-3 IYENGAR YOGA with Kathleen

Fridays: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

 

Iyengar yoga is a form of Hatha yoga that emphasizes precision and physical alignment of the body. By paying close attention to anatomical details and the alignment of each asana (posture), Iyengar yoga creates balance in the body and mind. Postures are held for a relatively long period; this allows muscles to relax and lengthen, and encourages awareness in the pose. Through attention to proper alignment, Iyengar Yoga encourages weak parts to strengthen and stiff areas to release, thus awakening and realigning the whole body.

Iyengar Yoga often makes use of props (such as chairs, belts, blocks, and blankets) as aids in performing asanas, allowing students to practice with greater ease and stability. Props help support the student to work in a range of motion that is safe and effective, minimizing the risk of injury or strain. They also make postures accessible for students regardless of physical condition, age, or experience. In addition to developing strength, balance and flexibility, Iyengar yoga develops emotional strength and a sense of well-being that helps students handle the challenges of life.  
 

Saturdays

Saturdays: 9:00 - 10:30 am

 

Iyengar yoga for the advanced beginner and intermediate student.  In this extended, 1 hour and 45-minute class, emphasis will be placed on advancing one’s body awareness and anatomical alignment.  The practice will include a balanced focus of inversions, backbends, twists and forward bends. 

 

Six months consistent yoga asana practice is recommended.

LEVEL 2-4 IYENGAR YOGA with Dorinda
 

Sundays

YIN & RESTORATIVE YOGA with Dorinda
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Sundays: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

 

These two yoga styles, Yin and Restorative, while quite different in their ultimate goals, both cultivate a deepening of internal awareness through a passive practice. They both ask students to hold poses for several minutes while relaxing muscles and finding stillness. Both styles reduce stress, release tension and support the immune system. 

This Yin & Restorative practice is done entirely on the floor, in seated and reclined postures. It combines breath awareness, readings and gentle music to create an atmosphere that is contemplative and quieting.

Everyone is welcome - no previous yoga experience is necessary.  Please dress in layers.  Socks are also nice to have to help keep your feet warm.

Dorinda is a Relax and Renew® certified restorative yoga teacher.