The following yoga class levels are those offered at Healthy Life Yoga.
Everyone progresses through the different levels at their own pace
based on individual abilities and desires. Each class level internally
builds on itself, so you are learning a little something new each week
while developing what you learned last week. Our teachers follow your
progress and offer continued guidance.
Brand new to yoga?
If you are brand new to yoga, have never been to a yoga class, or have
only taken a couple of classes, please visit the Beginners page to learn
more on how to get started.
Gentle Yoga - Beginner to Advanced
Stretching the Body
60 minutes: An excellent class for students
wanting a good all over body stretch or
recovering from injury. Students enjoy
various stretches to open the shoulders and
hips, improving range of motion and
relieving stiffness. Includes focusing on
building strength and improving balance
through a slow, gentle sequence of poses.
Students brand new to yoga are also invited
to attend. No prior yoga experience required.
Creating a Foundation
75 minutes: Learn the fundamentals of yoga
in a safe environment with experienced
teachers. Students learn a series of basic
poses to build strength and increase
flexibility, as well as beginning breathing and
meditation techniques to calm a busy mind.
This class is required for all brand new
students to yoga, and is taught at a slower
pace with detailed instruction.
Yoga Level 1 - Beginner Continuation
75 minutes: If you enjoy the pace of a
Beginner's class but don't need quite as
much detailed instruction, this is your class!
We'll introduce some new poses and deepen
those that are familiar, while continuing to
explore meditation and breathing techniques.
All Levels Yoga - Beginner to Advanced
Exploring the body
75 minutes: This class is open to students of
all levels. Students practice a combination of
poses that build strength and improve
flexibility without over taxing the body. The
pace is slow and meditative, and instructions
include modifications for making the poses
more challenging to accommodate the more
experienced yogi. Some yoga experience
may be beneficial for this class.
Yoga Level 1-2 - Beginner/Intermediate
Mixing it Up
75 minutes: This next step after Beginner
classes offers more challenge and a mix of
levels. There is a wide range of ability and
experience in this class and we offer
modifications to the poses to increase or
decrease the challenge level based on
personal preference. Several rounds of a
warm-up flow sequence (Sun Salutation) are
included in this class along with level
appropriate meditation and breath
Yoga Level 2 - Intermediate
Developing the Practice
75 minutes: Ideal for students who have
been practicing yoga regularly for at least six
months. We practice a warm up flow
sequence, explore different levels of
challenge for various poses, and expand on
proper alignment, so it's important to have a
basic understanding of pose names and their
basic alignment. The range of student ability
varies the greatest at this level, and students
continue to learn how to adapt to their
Yoga Level 2 - 3 - Intermediate/Advanced
Mixing it Up
75 minutes: This class is open to
intermediate to advanced students, and is
not only a faster paced class, but we also will
hold some poses longer for those wanting
more of a challenge in their practice. We
teach modifications for each pose to create
the challenge, if desired, and to illustrate how
poses progress. This class also has an
expanding emphasis on meditation and
various pranayama techniques.
Yin Yoga - Mixed Levels
75 minutes: Complementary to a more
active (yang) style of practice, yin yoga
targets the deep, dense connective tissues
of the body, with a focus the hips, pelvis,
lower back, and knees. The exploration of
yin asanas serves as a steady foundation
for inward-turning and subtle energetic and
organ awareness, while cultivating our
capacity for presence. Suitable for all
levels—especially those wishing to take
their practice to a deeper level of sensitivity
and stillness, both inside and out.
75 minutes: Experience how yoga can
support and empower you during your
journey through pregnancy and towards
parenthood. The practice of gentle vinyasa
yoga designed for expectant women will help
you adjust to the changes of pregnancy; it
will also help you prepare yourself physically,
mentally, and emotionally for childbirth and
labor and for your life as a parent.
75 minutes: Enjoy an early morning salute to
the sun! This is an all-levels class designed
to warm your body and your mind, getting
you ready for your day! This is a general
flow class, incorporating sun salutations,
standing/balancing work, and floor work.