BHY Class Descriptions:
Respect. All people. All levels. All Welcome
Original Hot Yoga: The Original Hot Yoga – 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. This therapeutic system of yoga has no prerequisites and improves overall physical and mental health. The class brings health to each part of the body – to harmonize and balance all the systems of the body. You will notice marked improvement in coordination, balance, circulation, reduced stress, nourishment to the joints, and a removal of toxins from the body. The same sequence each time allows you to find a new layer of wisdom as you refine the postures through repetition. All levels class. Standard 90 minute classes, with 75 and 60 minute options in which certain postures are flowed together.
26 & Tunes: Enjoy your familiar Original Hot Yoga postures while listening to music! There are no posture instructions given during class. The teacher will practice with you and lead you through the timing of each pose, but the rest is up to you! Best to have a general idea of the postures to take this class, but anyone is welcome.
Inferno Hot Pilates: High intensity, low impact, interval training class using pilates principles. A fun Tabata style workout building body awareness, core strength, and overall conditioning. The outline of the class is similar each time, but the exercises and sequence will vary from class to class. A beautiful complement to your yoga practice. A great option for all levels.
Vinyasa: Vinyasa translates as “flowing with breath” or “to place in a special way.” This class offers an opportunity to consciously link the movement of the body with the movement of the breath creating a steady internal rhythm. These classes offer a variety of poses and balanced sequencing each time as you link dynamic moves together to build strength, flexibility, and an inner calm. Variations include Power, Hot and Flow.
Hatha Hatha Flow: Classic Hatha Yoga sequencing that creates a space to explore 50+ postures including hip openers, arm balances, and inversions. A great way to glimpse what lies beyond the Original Hot Yoga. All levels welcome.
Yin Yoga: Yin Yoga is a slow-paced practice that focuses on holding each individual pose for long periods of time. This gives you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and body. In the longer holds the body will respond to a slow steady load allowing a subtle release that takes you deeper into the pose. The depth is a response of the tissues lengthening, hydrating, and becoming more pliable. Lengthening and strengthening of the connective tissue around the joints, improving flexibility, and range of motion – mainly in the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine. By practicing these deep poses you will be opening any blockages and releasing energy flow. The practice of yin yoga is based on ancient Chinese philosophies and Taoist principles.
Yoga Fusion: Get your heart pumping and your body moving with this powerful yoga fusion flow. The dynamic poses of yoga are combined with physically intense moves. Focus on your breath and let your body do the work. You will need light weights and a mat. The sequence will vary each class.
Kundalini: Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. The technology of Kundalini Yoga precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul. When we apply the technology of Kundalini Yoga to our bodies and minds – it has the effect of uplifting our emotions and energy. No experience is necessary, everyone is welcome!
Yoga Nidra: Yoga nidra is often referred to as “yoga sleep” – you will enter a threshold state between sleep and wakefulness. Learn to relax consciously! A state of relaxation is reached by turning inwards, away from our outer experiences and distractions. If the consciousness can be separated from external awareness and from sleep, it becomes very powerful and can be applied in many ways – like developing memory, increasing knowledge and creativity, even transforming one’s nature. It is said that a single hour of yoga nidra is as restful as four hours of conventional sleep. You can expect to take class laying down on your mat with the help of props to keep you comfortable, ideally remaining still for the duration of the meditation. You get to lie down and follow instructions mentally – this practice has the capacity of penetrating into the depths of the human mind.
Crystal Bowl Meditation: Sound baths use repetitive notes at different frequencies to help bring your focus to the inner senses. The resonance of the bowl synchronizes brain waves to induce a deep meditative and peaceful state. By using particular combinations of rhythms and frequencies, it is possible to shift our normal beta state (alert, concentrating, reacting) to an alpha (creative, relaxed), and even theta (meditative state) and delta (deep sleep; where restoring and healing can occur). The bowls often feel like they are playing you. A hypnotic sound invoking the harmony and beauty that you are.
Instinctive Meditation: Is an approach to meditation that your body already knows. You will be guided to explore and discover natural doorways to meditation, so that you can discover a rich, rewarding practice for yourself. Meditation is a chance to rest deeply, reclaim your love of life, release stress, tension, reset and refresh the body and mind. When the body is in a deep state of rest it naturally heals and rejuvenates. This is an instinctive capacity of the human body and everyone can do it. This approach to meditation was developed by Dr. Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine. It is grounded in the ancient yoga tradition and in the last 50 years of scientific research and physiology of meditation.