Class Descriptions 2018-11-08T20:16:38+00:00

Yoga Has Many Faces

No matter your yoga experience level, fitness, or health history, yoga has a style for you.

One of the many benefits of yoga is that you can choose a style that’s tailored to you, such as Chakra Flow, Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yin Yoga and more. Whether you prefer to practice in a group setting at our studio, one on one during private sessions, or even at home, there are a huge variety of options available to meet your goals and needs.

Yoga Classes

Discover the type of yoga that works best for you.

Our studio offers yoga classes that are open to all generations and levels. The beauty of yoga is that it embraces you with open arms. Everyone is accepted and included. Whether you are 92, 53, or even 2, yoga can help you.

Browse our types of classed offered below. Be sure to review the pricing structure as we offer a great intro offer if your trying us out for the first time, monthly memberships for the revisiting student and single sessions for those of you who want to drop in. We book private sessions for those who would like to schedule individual time with our teachers.

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Class Descriptions

Explore our classes and browse the many options we offer at Banyan Tree Yoga.

The chakras are the seven major energy centers in the body in which our energy flows through. Blocked energy in our chakras can often lead to illness and dis-ease. In this 8-week series, we will guide you through a series of asanas (yoga postures) specific to the chakra we are focusing on and incorporate aromatherapy in the form of essential oils which correspond to balancing these energy centers. We will progress through the series from foundational postures in week 1 to more challenging postures at the end of the series. You do not need to start at the beginning of the series, but it is helpful for new students. Visit our daily social media posts for the weekly chakra schedule. Discover the chakras and aromayoga as you open your body, mind and spirit.

It’s yoga practice, not yoga perfect. This class will reinforce the foundations of our yoga practice, with specific attention on the breath and personal body awareness and alignment. We often start with Yin, end with Restorative and sprinkle some movement in the middle. This gentle class is great for beginners, prenatal and postnatal moms. All new and existing students are welcome!

Hatha yoga comes from the Sanskrit words “ha”, meaning “sun”, and “tha”, meaning “moon”. This class focuses on a traditional yoga philosophy. Mild to moderate postures focusing on yoga stretches and breathing technique. Students determine their own level of practice. All levels welcome – Hatha yoga is great for those beginning or returning to their yoga practice as well as those looking for a more gentle approach to yoga.

Continue your yoga practice with these poses designed especially for the new mother. We will focus on postpartum recovery, reclaiming your body and developing strength and flexibility. Breathing practices and calming techniques for both you and your baby will ease the transition at home. Enjoy the benefits of group socialization, bonding and the positive energy created by our welcoming space. This class is designed for new moms and their babies age 6-weeks and older. All levels welcome. Pre-registration is required through St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Pregnancy is a beautiful time to begin or reignite a yoga practice. Labor and delivery is a full body workout. Strengthen and condition your body in preparation for childbirth through sitting, standing and balancing postures – all safe for any trimester. Our practice begins with a time of sharing with other moms and ends with a final relaxation bonding with your baby to be. Appropriate for new moms just easing back into their practice. All levels welcome. Pre-registration is required.

Yoga for Birth private sessions are a wonderful way to share your prenatal yoga experience with your birth partner and other family members. Contact us for scheduling information.

This class will sequence you through both traditional and variations of Sun Salutation sequences as we link our movements to our breath. We will energize the chakras, strengthen the body and refresh the mind. An easier level of flow class, yet still a strong practice. A good bridge between Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow classes. Variations are offered to invite a gentle approach to this practice as well as opportunities to deepen within your own practice. All levels welcome.

This Vinyasa flow style class is designed to energize the body, clear the mind and feed the soul. This creative flow will be set to a fun and funky playlist of your teacher’s choice. This is not “hot” yoga, but we will work on igniting the fire within to create natural heat and encourage the body, mind and spirit to let go of what is unwanted and unneeded. It is helpful to have a basic understanding of yogic breath and some poses before starting TGIF Yoga. Join us once a month for our Happy Hour Yoga-get to know your fellow BTY yogis with wine, sparkling cider and some tasty treats after class!

Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word meaning “flow”. Nyasa denotes “to place” and vi denotes “in a special way.” Through Vinyasa yoga, we link our movements to our breath. This class will sequence you through both traditional and variations of Sun Salutation sequences designed to energize the chakras and leave you feeling strong, energized and refreshed. All levels are welcome, however, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of yogic breath and some poses.

Yin Yoga is sometimes described as “acupuncture without the needles” for its ability to help balance “chi” or life force energy in the body. We practice postures that target the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, spine, hamstrings, and thighs. These poses are practiced on the floor for 3-5 minutes each in order to stretch through the muscles and into the ligaments, bones and joints. We’re going deep, yet we remain still. Essential oils are often offered as part of this class to enhance the full mind, body and spirit experience. We will end our practice with a blissful guided meditation. All levels welcome.

The Best of Both Worlds! Balance the intense quiet practice of Yin with the more energetic components of a Yang or Vinyasa practice. Yin postures target the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, spine, hamstrings, and thighs. These poses are practiced on the floor for 3-5 minutes each in order to stretch through the muscles and into the ligaments, bones and joints to maintain length and strength. We will then transition into the Yang portion of the class where will move through variations of Sun Salutations and sequences designed to energize the body leaving you feeling strong, invigorated and refreshed. All levels welcome.

Yoga Nidra is translated as yogic sleep. It is said that 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equal to 2 hours of normal sleep. This class begins with a gentle flow (movement with breath) to unwind, ground, settle, relax and prepare you for the benefits of yogic sleep. You will then be guided into a supported and comfortable position where the practice finishes with the guided relaxation of Yoga Nidra to nourish the mind, body and soul.

OUR NEWEST BTY BABIES
“I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful yoga sessions! They are what I really need during this pregnancy and I always look forward to the next session.”
Ediola S. • Testimonial
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