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Class Descriptions

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Basic

The fundamentals of yoga postures (asanas) are introduced and explored in our Basic classes, with an emphasis on correct alignment, breathing practices (pranayama) and strength building for a solid foundation. If you are new to yoga, please check out the Beginners page for more information about getting started and our Workshops page for our quarterly Beginners Series.

Basic/Intermediate

This is a more advanced Basic level class, not meant for absolute beginners. Any basic level student with a regular practice who feels ready for a new challenge is welcome.

Intermediate

This class is designed as a bridge between the Basic and Open levels. More challenging postures are introduced and explored, including arm balances and inversions. Detailed instruction is provided to further your practice.

Open

Energizing more advanced and rigorous postures are combined with coordinated breath and movement (vinyasa) designed to take you deeper into your practice. Students with at least 9 months of a steady yoga practice, who regularly attend Intermediate level classes, are encouraged to attend.

All Levels

Modifications are available for every level from newer students to more advanced practitioners. All will find a mindful and invigorating challenge.

Flow and Restore

Move through a sequence of warming postures designed to engage the body before easing into a series of restorative poses using props to support your total release.

Restorative

Reclined and supinated postures with props. A time to cultivate deep rest and healing. All levels welcome.

Express Class

This is a streamlined hour-long version of our standard classes. Condensed to contain the elements of our longer classes: vinyasa, standing poses, seated poses, backbends, and inversions—this class is to accommodate students’ busy lives, so you can still get your yoga in!

Gentle Yoga

For those of you who need to take it easy for any number of reasons, this is the class for you. Physical limitations come in a variety of forms: anything from recovering from injury or illness to chronic issues like arthritis. With a little more time and a lot of physical modifications given by our skilled teacher, you can still practice yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation. This class can also be a gentle introduction to yoga for new students who are unsure if yoga is for them.

Meditation

The sittings are non-directive. Please come bring your practice, and sit with us. If you are new to meditation just let the time keeper know and she/he will give you some gentle guidance. FREE!

Private Lessons

Tailored to meet your specific needs and interests. Classes held at the studio. Contact namaste@jayayogacenter.com for more information.

Workshops

Jaya workshops are specialty classes that focus on a specific aspect of yoga. See the Workshops & Events page for more information.

Jaya Yoga Center: Serving Brooklyn since 2000