Classes are classified by Breath-On (B codes) to focus you on intentional mindful breathing and reflect yoga experiences:
HOT YOGA is in our Sun Space – Hot Sun in Schedule. Warm Sun is reduced heat. (If outside temperature reached 30 degrees C, the classes will be not be hot.) Non-heated is in our Moon Space. (In winter, wear warmer and layered clothing.)
Codes: All classes are drop-in. K = Karma Community Class; R = Registration Required.
B1 = advanced. In Breath On 1 (B1), most movements will flow in a one breath cycle.
B2 = intermediate. A Breath on 2 (B2) would move after two breaths.
B3 = beginner. In Breath On 3 (B3), there is a longer holding period of poses (asana) and movements flow after three full breath cycles.
B6+ (Breath on 6 or more). In B6+ the breath cycles are longer, allowing you to go deeper into poses.
If there is no B designation, the class is open to all levels.
Teachers will modify the breath cycles within classes when appropriate.
Wally-ji will be away until Nov 2. Please check schedule for changes as many of his classes are cancelled.
Breath and levels
The essence of yoga is connection with your breath. Without a deep understanding you may be doing ‘slo mo’ fitness and not understanding the full bread and depth of yogic breathwork. Breathing is more than taking in oxygen, more than inhaling and exhaling when teachers guide you. In yogic breathing, you connect with your Breath of Life and the Cosmic Life Force. Be Breath, intentionally focus on your breath as it leads your movement and explores a holding pose. In between your inhale and exhale, feel stillness and peacefulness, feel what you are Becoming. In each breath, go deeper and feel how your yogic breath connection is changing and transforming you. In breathing, you are balancing your spiritual energies with your embodied earthy connections.