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Yoga Class Descriptions

These classes are offered at B Yoga Center of Melrose
* Indicates best options for beginners

Mellow Vinyasa*

This is a movement based class that is slower in pace, focusing on foundations of proper alignment and positioning.  You will hold poses a little longer and build muscle, inner strength and stamina through mindful movement.  Open to all levels.  (Candlelight Mellow Vinyasa also offered.)

Power Vinyasa

A fun, flowing class that combines postures and sequences from various styles of yoga to give your body the breath work and movement it needs. With a dynamic flowing sequence of postures linking breath and movement, one can cultivate awareness while building core strength and flexibility. Open to all levels, but is best suited for those with some yoga experience, looking for a full-body workout.

Heated Power Vinyasa

A fun, flowing and vigorous class that combines postures and sequences from various styles of yoga to give your body the breath-work and the movement it needs. With a dynamic flowing sequence of postures linking breath and movement, one can cultivate awareness while building core strength and flexibility. Room heated to 85+ degrees. Be sure to come to class hydrated and bring along a towel and plenty of water to rehydrate during and after class. Open to all levels, but is best suited for those with some yoga experience, looking for a full-body workout in a heated room.

Core Vinyasa

A vigorous vinyasa flow with integrated core work that emphasizes strength and balance and prepares you to work toward different arm balances and/or inversions each class. modifications and options for all levels will be offered, so come prepared to sweat, strengthen, play, and deepen your practice regardless of experience.

Gentle Hatha*

This class is appropriate for yogis practicing at any level. It includes warm-ups, floor poses and standing poses, with emphasis placed on alignment and relaxation.  

Relax & Renew *

Are you ready to embrace feeling relaxed and rejuvenated at the same time? Then this class is calling to you! Relax and Renew draws on poses/practices from restorative yoga, yin yoga, hatha yoga, pranayama (breathwork), iRest (yoga nidra) and other forms of meditation which invite you to let go of stress and to build up a reservoir of inner strength to take you through the week. Each therapeutic class invites us to explore the use of supportive props, aromatherapy and other self care practices. Join us for this most sublime of practices set to a soundtrack of soothing sounds and the soft flickering of candle light. 

Yin*

This class focuses on holding poses longer than you would in a Hatha or Vinyasa yoga class – thereby directing the stimulation deeper into the body than the superficial or muscular tissues, targeting connective tissues (CT) such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints, particularly the CT around the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Suitable for almost all levels of students and a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular styles of yoga.

Prenatal*

Pregnancy is a transitional time for women, when many physical and emotional changes take place. Prenatal yoga is about honoring these changes in yourself, your body and your baby. Postures and breathing help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, and keep the body flexible, while focus on the breath helps connect mother and baby.  Prepare your body for a healthy, mindful, more natural approach to the challenges of labor and childbirth. All yoga levels welcome.

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