CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Adult Classes: Please wear comfortable clothes that provide coverage and allow full range of motion as you move and bend.

Chair Yoga is for students who are not comfortable getting up from the floor. The entire practice can be done in a chair while keeping the focus on breath awareness. Students at any level are welcome.

Yoga for Core Strength This weekly practice is designed to help develop progressive core strength and is appropriate for intermediate level students. 

Vinyasa Flow For those looking for more of a challenge in their yoga practice, join us for this Vinyasa inspired class. We focus on linking conscious breath with a dynamic and mindful flow. Students will also learn more challenging postures in order to further cultivate the balance between strength and flexibility. We recommend that students seeking to take these classes feel confident, safe, and strong throughout classic sun salutations.

Restore and Renew provides instruction on the basic yoga postures and combines them into gentle flowing movements while focusing on the breath. This class is appropriate for all levels.

Beginner Yoga is for students who are new to the practice or for those who want or need to review the basic postures and breathing techniques. The focus will be on the proper foundation of the poses, link alignment with a concentration on the breath.

Yoga for Stress Relief is a gentle class with the goal of relieving stress from the body while easing the mind. Benefits include reduced cortisol levels and sound sleep! Students at any level are welcome.

Gentle Yoga is for those who are new to yoga or for those who have a specific concern that needs to be addressed. Students will learn how to stretch while strengthening the body gradually with an emphasis on building internal awareness.

Meditation Mondays: Join us for a relaxing and rejuvenating practice of meditation.  We will start class with a simple & gentle yoga practice to prepare the body for meditation.  Practice diaphragmatic breathing, cost relaxation and concentration techniques that are used in the yoga tradition.  Meditation can be done in a chair or seated on the floor with props.  Come learn how to calm your mind, settle your body, and discover a new level of peace within yourself.

The practice of meditation reduces stress, increases mental clarity, reduces anxiety/depression, and increases concentration.

Rise & Energize is an invigorating yoga practice that will energize the body and clear the mind for the day ahead.  Starting with breath awareness and gentle stretches, moving into Sun Salutations and dynamic sequences that link breath and movement, building internal heat that opens up the body and promotes stillness in the mind.  Cultivate the balance between strength and flexibility!

All Levels Yoga continues to build on the postures and breathing techniques learned in the beginner’s class.  Fundamental postures are reviewed and refined, along with deepening breath work and the introduction of some intermediate postures.  Modifications with props are demonstrated so that all levels of practice can participate.

Kids Classes: Please wear comfortable clothes that provide coverage and allow full range of motion as you move and bend.

Yoga for Kids is an educationally based yoga program where the children will learn integrity, honesty, compassion, and self-awareness.  The class structure brings the children together by age groups and incorporates reading, language, math, environmental studies and social studies with movement.  While the yoga poses are important, they do become secondary, as we don’t expect 3 to 5 year olds to stand in a pose for 2 minutes.  They may not even want to stay on their mat that long!  What is most important is that the children learn in a fun and creative way. This class is appropriate for ages 3-10.

Tween/Teen Yoga is designed to build a bridge between childhood and adulthood. This is the age where noticeable change starts to happen in young lives and yoga can help tweens and teens navigate these changes with more clarity and acceptance. While this is a kids class, we will take a more mature approach to the practice as a guide on how to handle all that comes with growing up!

Mindfulness Through Yoga with Julie Leatherbarrow – for educators and those who work with children. This 3-hour workshop provides instruction on breathing techniques and yoga postures that can be used to increase awareness in children. This workshop can be scheduled at our studio or at your school. For more info, please email, Julie@buddingtreeyoga.com or call (716) 597-9809