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Freret Street Yoga’s Core Classes

Level 1+

A class for beginners & beyond

These classes emphasize the cultivation of a reliable foundation. Proper alignment in standing poses and precise movement in modified sun salutations will enable students to practice safely and effectively for the rest of their life. Although these classes are perfectly accommodating to those who are newer to the practice, even advancing beginners and intermediate students will be challenged at their personal frontier. Mild hip opening, shoulder opening, backbending, and twisting postures will be introduced in a progressive way that underscores their essential actions.

Level 2+

Enjoy the blend of alignment, movement, and breath

These classes weave sun salutations and standing poses together to produce a practice that is fluid and challenging. Deeper explorations of hip opening, shoulder opening, backbending and twisting postures will enable students to refine the awareness of their physical center in order to calm and clarify the mind. These classes will also introduce the key steps toward practicing inverted postures; however, one does not need to be proficient with them in any way in order to participate in and enjoy class. Sufficient understanding of the sun salutations and standing poses are the only pre-requisites.

Level 3

Deepen your integration of mind, body, and breath

These classes are designed for intermediate and advanced practitioners who have already been exposed to the nuts and bolts of how to approach inverted poses safely and confidently. Longer holds in both the inversions and forward bends, as well as attempts at challenging backbends, will prepare students to explore the nuances of breath experiments and seated meditation.

 

 

Additional Classes Offered

Freret Street Flow

Let go with the Flow

These classes incorporate flow at a steady, mindful pace without sacrificing alignment.  Intelligent sequencing weaves poses, transitions, and rhythmic breathing to produce a challenging and energizing yoga experience. While modifications will be offered to accommodate students of all levels, these classes are not recommended for those brand new to yoga

Core-Centric Yoga

Feel strong and centered in just one hour

This all levels class is a fusion practice that integrates yoga and mat Pilates to increase strength, flexibility, and balance while reducing stress and improving endurance. The dynamic blend of toning, lengthening, and conscious breathing is intended to help practitioners develop a strong core, a supple spine, and an even-keeled mind.

Learning the Ropes

This class will incorporate the wall ropes throughout the entire practice in a wide range of poses that will vary from week to week. Students will learn how conventional poses should ideally feel through the support that the ropes provide. Additionally, students will develop core and arm strength and become more comfortable with going upside down. After only one taste of this class, you will want to install ropes in your own home!

Morning Joe

Get a Jump-Start

An energizing practice to start the day. This class is an invigorating dose of spirited yoga designed to work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep, leaving you mentally & physically rejuvenated. Classes will wake up the body by moving in all directions: front to back, side to side and some twisting. This dose of Morning Joe will provide the “pick me up” you need to embrace the day ahead.

Yoga After Dark

After Hours Yoga

This is an all levels class that accommodates an atypical schedule. Perfect for students and service industry workers that are unable to make it to class during the day. This well-rounded class will feature mild backbends, hip openers, and shoulder openers that are ideal after a long shift or a day spent studying. The start of class will feature active standing poses to help alleviate the anxieties and stress of the day and finish with restorative poses to ease you into a restful night’s sleep.

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga for Mothers-to-Be

A yoga class specifically designed for women at any stage of their pregnancy and any level of yoga experience. The class will allow a safe and supportive environment to explore a deeper connection to your changing physical body and mental attitude through movement, breath, and meditation. This is also a great opportunity to engage with other women and share wonderful resources regarding pregnancy and child rearing.

Happy Hour Yoga

This class is designed to help you smoothly transition both mentally and physically from the go-go-go craziness of the week into a happy and relaxing weekend. Each class will have some standing poses, back bending and forward bending poses, as well as twists and nurturing restorative poses for a well-rounded practice. Come recharge your batteries and start your weekend right! Practitioners of all levels (including beginners!) are welcome.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga fosters physical, mental, and emotional balance. Restorative poses typically are seated or supine, supported by props. The use of props makes it possible to hold poses for an extended period of time, which in turn allows you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body. A restorative practice offers a refreshing counterpoint to an active asana practice and a stressful work week.

Begin at the Beginning Series

This four-class series explores the key alignment principles of yoga asana (postures), as well as the asana that form the core of any yoga practice. It is designed for those who are interested in beginning a yoga practice or who are new to yoga, as well to experienced practitioners who wish to refresh themselves on the basics. Students may register for individual classes or for the entire series. Students who register for the series receive a discounted price.

Each of the classes offers a well-rounded yoga practice with a different emphasis. The first class focuses on standing poses. The second emphasizes seated poses and the body core. The third class explores chest openings and back bends. The final class finalizes sun salutations and introduces inversions. A student who completes the four-class series should be ready for any Level 1 yoga class.

Cool Yoga

As opposed to “hot” yoga which can feel rushed and adrenaline producing, Cool Yoga’s intention is to leave you cool-headed and calm. In this all-levels class we move through poses that ground and invigorate, while leaving time for pranayama, savasana, and meditation. When the body is warm and the head is cool, we tap in to an innate sense of balance. Cool Yoga is a groovy serotonin party.

Early Morning Yoga

Mornings are beautiful and there is no better way to start your day than by bringing movement into the body. This early morning class is intended to wake the body, help find the breath and ease into the day.

This one hour, early morning class will embrace a range of postures for a well-rounded morning practice. Some previous yoga experience is helpful, however, there are modifications and opportunities to intensify or simplify as needed.

Yoga for Every Body

“An advanced practitioner of yoga is not the one who can do the most amazing feats of strength or balance, but the one who can pay closer attention and modulate his or her effort and breath appropriately.” Jane Goad Trechsel

You don’t have to be young or athletic or thin or blah-blah-blah to practice yoga. Anyone who can breathe is capable of practicing!
Yoga for Every Body is designed for any- and everyone who would like to experience the physical, mental, emotional, and energetic benefits that yoga offers, but who feel for any reason that a standard class would not be appropriate or comfortable. These classes include gentle movement and postures while reclining on a mat, seated in a chair, and standing.