Class Descriptions

For our regularly-scheduled classes

 

It's sometimes hard to describe the range of classes at the Monkey. We have quite a bit of Gentle Yoga, and quite a bit of Flow Yoga. But there are a large number of classes that fall somewhere in between the spectrum of intensity. Please look at the descriptions below, and ask questions. We want you to modify as needed in any class you attend, but we also recognize that not every class is appropriate for every person.

A note about children attending class: Your children are welcome to accompany you to yoga as long as they have the attention span to participate in 60 minutes of focused yoga. Kids rates apply. Gentle Yoga & Yoga for Everyone are the best choices for bringing your child. Kids 12 & under must be accompanied by a paid & participating adult. All children under 18 must have a waiver signed by parent/guardian.

If you are healing from an injury or medical condition, please note: 

The best classes for you would be "Yoga for Healing" or "Gentle Yoga". We also offer Private Yoga instruction, if you feel that would be a better fit. 

Yoga for Well Being

Very similar to a "Gentle Yoga" class. This is Tamara Milliken's signature class! She uses her background in therapeutic yoga to create a very balancing, healing practice for students of all levels. Each Yoga For Well Being class has a different topic, and therefore a different focus. 

Gentle Yoga

SUPER GENTLE!!! No experience required. We'll work on gentle stability and mobility, focusing on stress reduction. We don't do a lot of getting up and down on the mat (so if you have a hard time getting up or down, this class would be a good one for you). Some of our Gentle Yoga classes will also infuse some Restorative or Yin yoga into the practice.

Your children are welcome to accompany you to yoga as long as they have the attention span to participate in 60 minutes of focused yoga. Kids rates apply. Gentle Yoga & Yoga for Everyone are the best choices for bringing your child. Kids 12 & under must be accompanied by a paid & participating adult. All children under 18 must have a waiver signed by parent/guardian.

Yoga for Every Body

A mixed-level class based on who shows up. It can range anywhere from quite gentle to fairly active. Our instructors are very open to suggestions before class, so let us know what you want and need from your practice!

 

If you have injury or medical condtions, please note: if you are healing from serious injury or medical issues, you may need Gentle Yoga or Yoga for Healing instead of this particular class. While it's all-level, we teach to the "group average", which means it could be of a higher intensity than you need.

Slow Flow::All-Level

A slower-paced vinyasa practice that will serve you your whole life. We slow down the cadence of the flow for this class and increase the length of time you hold your postures and transitions, creating a gentle, heat building flow. You build core strength, imprint postures to muscle memory, improve balance, and become aware of the breath and where your body is in space — helping to keep you safe and fit for life. Beginners welcome!

Flow::All-Level

Our All-Level Flow is an active class, focusing on movement with the breath. It's designed to build the strengh, stability, and technical understanding to work toward some of our bigger postures, such as arm balances and inversions. If you feel fairly comfortable with this class, you should try our Flow::Intermediate classes!!!

Please note: if you are healing from serious injury or medical issues, you may need Gentle Yoga or Yoga for Healing instead of this particular class. While it's all-level, we teach to the "group average", which means it could be of a higher intensity than you need.

Flow::Foundations & Beyond

Working from a strong base, each student will have the ability to explore their practice on a deeper, more dynamic level. Each set of weekly classes will focus on one foundation element of the yoga practice, every week a new topic. All levels are encouraged to come and grow their practice by attending either an individual class or as a complimentary set. 

Please note: if you are healing from serious injury or medical issues, you may need Gentle Yoga or Yoga for Healing instead of this particular class. While it's all-level, we teach to the "group average", which means it could be of a higher intensity than you need.

Flow::Intermediate

Intermediate Flow is a more intense, semi-advanced-level class, focusing on movement with the breath. Some yoga experience strongly suggested. This class will explore heat-building sequences, working into deeper, more advanced postures, such as arm balances and inversions. It is always recommended that you take your time, and really honor your body's limitations. Have fun, and bring your water (and maybe a towel)!

Please note: This class is not for beginners, or for people with significant limitations, injuries, or medical conditions. If you have a solid yoga practice, general health, and stamina for our All-Level Flow, and you feel ready to proceed with advanced yoga postures, this class is for you. 

Flow::Sunrise Yoga

An early morning, mixed-level flow class (see Flow::All-Level also). Perfect for the just-waking-up body!! 

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