VINYASA FLOW YOGA - ATHLETIC  (60 - 75 minutes)

This athletic vinyasa flow practice welcomes students seeking a dynamic and challenging physical practice.   While we will often explore arm balances and inversions, variations for poses will be offered to accommodate students of all levels of experience.  This practice will build strength and endurance while increasing flexibility, mental focus and overall radiant health.  Each practice will close with a time of rest and deep relaxation.  Where indicated on the schedule, the class will be heated (to 80+ degrees) to promote detoxification and increased flexibility.  


VINYASA FLOW YOGA - ALL LEVELS (60 - 75 MINUTES)

This class begins by flowing gracefully through a series of sun salutations with emphasis on movement with breath to warm-up the body, then transitions into a challenging standing sequence with focus on mindfulness, balance and strength. Midway throughout the class, the practice peaks and begins to slow towards a more gentle practice, allowing the body to soften and become more receptive to increasing flexibility levels while keeping the mind peaceful and calm. Modifications and variations will be offered to beginners as well as advanced practitioners.  Where indicated on the schedule, the class will be heated (to 80+ degrees) to promote detoxification and increased flexibility.  


GENTLE YOGA (60 - 75 minutes)

This vinyasa flow practice offers a more gentle, slower-paced class for students of all ages, sizes and fitness levels.  Variations for poses will be offered to accommodate students of varying levels of experience. This class may also be appropriate for pregnant women (suitable modifications will be offered) and is an excellent introduction to yoga for a beginner or for experienced practitioners seeking a "cooling" and contemplative practice. The practice will encourage proper breathing, quiet reflection and deep relaxation. 


Yoga for Lunch (45 minutes) by appointment only

This lunch-time class will be shortened to accommodate students practicing on their lunch hours.  The class will provide a full body/mind vinyasa practice, incorporating a series of flowing poses to strengthen and maintain healthy flexibility in the neck, back and spine.  

Please contact Bethany at bethany@lotusyogajax.com to join our lunch email list.


RESTORATIVE CHAIR YOGA (60 MINUTES) 

The majority of this class is conducted in a chair.  Great care is taken with mindful slow movements to gently and safely improve balance, agility, strength, flexibility and concentration. This is a wonderful class for those suffering from back pain, joint pain, recovering from an injury or experiencing mobility issues (as long as you can make it up the stairs to get to class!), and those (beginners and masters alike!) seeking a deeply relaxing practice that also promotes health, overall wellness and improved mood.  Please wear comfortable clothes.  Chairs, mats and blankets will be provided.  

 


ASHTANGA YOGA - MYSORE ClASSES (6:30 AM to 8:30 AM; CLASSES bEGIN JULY 2, 2017)

The Mysore class is named after Mysore, India, the birthplace of Ashtanga yoga.  Ashtanga yoga was taught there by its founder, Shri K. Pattabhi Jois.  His grandson, Sharath Jois, teaches there today.  In Mysore classes, students follow a set sequence of asanas (postures) and practice at their own pace in the presence of a teacher.  Students learn one posture at a time and are "stopped" when they are unable to enter the given asana.  Here, the teacher provides assists which direct the student how to safely enter, stay in, and exit the asana.  New postures are only given when the preceding ones have been safely executed.  Beginners welcome.  Visit www.ashtangayogajax.com for more information on the Ashtanga method.


ASHTANGA YOGA - LED PRIMARY SERIES ClASSES (90 MINUTES; CLASSES bEGIN JULY 1, 2017)

In the led primary series classes, students are guided through the sequence of 42 asanas which comprise the Primary Series of Ashtanga yoga.  The led class is a very important part of the Ashtanga program.  Its purpose is to reinforce the traditional movement, breathing, gazing points and method.  Students are invited to the led class only when they have completed the standing sequence.  Led class is not for beginner's and drop-ins are only allowed with permission (contact Jude at ashtangayogajax@gmail.com).  Visit www.ashtangayogajax.com for more information on the Ashtanga method.