Yoga

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Join us for one of our daily classes at MOVE with our talented yoga team. Classes are designed to meet a variety of client needs and represent a practice that speaks from the teacher’s heart. Meet your mat and challenge your body in our beautiful studio. Watch for special programs, retreats and classes like our Easter Sunrise class and brunch. Check back as new classes are added and let us know what you are looking for. To see class times and reserve your spot, please visit our Schedule Page.

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CURRENT YOGA CLASSES 

  • Vinyasa Yoga
    Challenge your body and mind and deepen your yoga practice with this dynamic, flowing form of yoga. Cultivate strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and focus while exploring possibility and transformation in your yoga practice and in your life. Class is accessible for all levels with instructions to modify or intensify poses
  • Gentle Yoga
    This class moves at a slow to moderate pace, introducing traditional yoga concepts in a format that is clear and easy to understand. Practice poses with an emphasis on breathing, physical awareness and relaxation, which will allow you to increase strength & flexibility while relieving stress
  • Slow Flow Yoga
    This class takes the principles of Vinyasa but slows it right down, focusing on a deeper, more mindful breath and longer, deeper holds to both build strength and endurance, and cultivate a meditative, more inward-focused practice. Yin and/or restorative postures conclude the class. Modifications and intensifications are offered, making this a multi-level class

Yoga Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Yoga?

The word yoga means to yoke or bind and is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.

What makes MOVE yoga different from other yoga practiced within the community?

MOVE is committed to constantly evolving our yoga offerings in order to match the needs and desires of our students, teachers and community. While there are many effective yoga systems, we strive to offer diverse classes that are accessible to all people. Please click here to read about our current yoga offerings.

What are the types of yoga being practiced at MOVE? And how do they differ?

There are hundreds of forms of yoga, all with varying philosophies. In general, yoga uses postures or asanas combined with breathing exercises called pranayama and meditation to connect the mind and body and improve health.

Hatha yoga is a generic term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. Nearly every type of yoga class taught in the West is hatha yoga.

MOVE offers the following types of Hatha yoga:

  • Vinyasa: (pronounced "vin-yah-sah") is the Sanskrit word for flow. MOVE Vinyasa Classes utilize the breath as a focus to build energy and create a "moving meditation." They promote equanimity, non-judgement and acceptance by encouraging students to breath through intense and pleasurable poses while trying to avoid mental resistance/aversion to uncomfortable poses.MOVE offers different types of Vinyasa Classes: Flow and Slow Burn. To learn more about these classes, please click here
  • Gentle: This class moves at a slow to moderate pace, introducing traditional yoga concepts in a format that is clear and easy to understand. Practice poses with an emphasis on breathing, physical awareness and relaxation, which will allows for increased strength and flexibility while relieving stress
  • Introduction to Yoga: This class is a 6 or 8 week enrollment class and is held intermittently during the year. Students learn basic poses and the underlying principles of breath and form in a conscious, slow format and build up to a complete class by the end of the session. Perfect for those who want a deeper understanding of the evolution of a yoga class as well as those who would like to move more slowly into a yoga practice. Let us know you are interested in this program and we will keep you informed of our next offering

How warm is the room during MOVE heated yoga classes?

At MOVE, we keep the yoga space warmed to 73-80 degrees as designated by the teacher.

I am new to yoga. Which class should I take?

MOVE has created an environment in which all levels and abilities can practice all classes offered on the schedule. However, we encourage beginners to try our Introduction to Yoga or Gentle Yoga classes first. This will create a solid physical base and an intellectual understanding that will eventually help build strength, focus, stamina and flexibility. Please click here to see view our current schedule and class offering.

What are some of the benefits of yoga?

Stress reduction, increased blood circulation, flexibility, strength, improved sleep patterns and relaxation are just a handful of the benefits of yoga.

How often should I practice yoga?

A regular practice - at least three times a week - can possibly help reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases (e.g. arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid disorders) and ease the nervous system. However, even if you practice for one hour a week, you will experience the profound benefits. At MOVE, we encourage a well-rounded fitness routine that would include yoga and our other class offerings and personal training. Let us help you put a customized plan together for you.

What should I wear to class to a yoga class?

Wear clothing that makes you feel most comfortable as you move through poses. In general, tighter-fitting clothing helps promote sweating and stays put (so while in a shoulder stand your shirt doesn’t fall down over your head). Also, fabrics that wick away sweat also help to keep the body cooler, which is especially important during our heated yoga classes. No special footgear is required because you will be barefoot.

What should I bring with me to a yoga class?

Please bring a bottle of water, a towel and a mat if you have one. Note that MOVE provides towels, mats and spa water.

What time should I arrive for my first class?

Please arrive to the studio about 15 minutes before your first class to meet your instructor and fill out a short “new student” form. This will also leave you ample time to ask any questions, prepare for class and relax onto your mat. Come with an open mind and be prepared to have fun.

Should I refrain from eating before a yoga class?

It is common to twist from side to side, turn upside down and bend forward and backward during a yoga class. If you have not fully digested your last meal, it could become uncomfortable. As such, it is recommended that you not eat 2-3 hours before class. If you are afraid you might get hungry or feel weak during class, experiment with a light snack - such as yogurt, a few nuts or juice about 30 minutes to an hour before class.

Is yoga a cardiovascular workout?

It depends on the class you choose to take. Some forms of yoga were developed to improve the flow of energy through the body while others have a more spiritual focus. MOVE yoga classes can be very gentle and relaxing or they can be physically challenging. Please click here to read more about our yoga classes.

How Is yoga different from stretching or other kinds of fitness?

Unlike stretching or fitness, yoga is more than just physical postures. Yoga is unique because it connects the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of breath. Connecting the mind, body and breath helps direct attention inward, and through this process, we learn to recognize our habitual thought patterns without labeling, judging or trying to change them. The awareness that we cultivate is what makes yoga a practice, rather than a task or a goal to be completed.

Can I practice yoga if I am not flexible?

Yes! Yoga is not about how flexible you are, but about strengthening and stretching your body and spine in all directions - at your comfort level. You will notice as you continue to practice, your body will become more flexible.

Can I practice yoga if I have any injuries or illness?

Consult your doctor first if you are concerned about how yoga might impact your condition. And if your doctor approves, discuss your condition with your yoga instructor, who can help customize the practice to your needs. Yoga is beneficial for the healing process as well as prevention. If you would like support in unraveling your postural issues, please consult with the desk and schedule a private session with one of our expert trainers who can help you learn how to support your issues in class.

Can I practice yoga while pregnant?

Consult your doctor first if you are concerned about how yoga might impact your pregnancy. And if your doctor approves, discuss your condition with your yoga instructor, who can help customize the practice to your needs. Many pregnant women find that practicing throughout their pregnancy aids the physical discomforts of pregnancy and supports them mentally and physically for birth and the post-natal period.

What does Namasté mean?

MOVE Yoga instructors commonly end class with the traditional acknowledgement of Namasté. "Nama" means bow; "as" means I; and "te" means you. Therefore, Namasté literally means "bow me you" or "I bow to you." This gesture is a deep form of respect.

What Does Om Mean?

Om is a mantra or vibration, that is occasionally chanted at the beginning and/or end of MOVE yoga classes. It is said to be the sound of the universe - having high spiritual and creative power. Everything that exists pulsates, creating a rhythmic vibration that the ancient yogis acknowledged with the sound of Om. Chanting Om allows us to recognize our experience as a reflection of how the whole universe moves and connects with everything else.