AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, with healing touch of Thai Massage, and the dynamic connection of acrobatics. We’ll build both sensitivity and strength while training inversions, learning acrobatic flows, and sharing healing touch. Open to all levels. No partner necessary.
ALIGN & EXPLORE
This class provides a combination of healthy alignment and the freedom to play within familiar and new poses. From beginners to seasoned practitioners, this class hopes to broaden the range of capabilities of each person through the instruction of alignment and breath. This physical practice is offered with some yoga philosophy, music, and perhaps some humor.
Workshop-style flow classes packed with lots of poses, detailed alignment instruction, and partner work for anyone seeking to advance their yoga practice, no matter what level you practice at. These classes include partner work.
ALIGN AND FLOW
Classes are open to students of all levels and offer accessible alignment principles and biomechanics from which students can be playful, explore their creative potential, heal and transform. These classes are taught with music.
This class is designed as an introduction to the practice of yoga. Class is slower paced than an all-levels class, and focused on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses. Come to learn, play, and maybe even break a sweat in a supportive environment. All bodies are welcome.
BREATHE AND FLOW
With a focus on breath and feeling, this class offers accessible alignment cues to engage any yogi. In addition to asana, classes include opportunities for pranayama and meditation. All bodies are welcome.
EARLY MORNING ONE-HOUR PRACTICE
Vigorous align-and-flow style classes to wake you up and get you going and flowing into the rest of your day.
Gentle Vinyasa yoga is an intuitive group class that features personal modifications and emphasizes integrating mind, body, spirit, and breath–all within a playful, safe environment. Together, we come into the breath and quiet the mind as we find steadiness in asana. All are encouraged to accept the beauty of their practice without needing to achieve anything other than coming into the present moment and truly experiencing it. Meditation and pranayama are included in each session. Prompts for guided visualization and mantra may be offered. Gentle Vinyasa yoga is a great way to transition from the weekend into the work-week.
In Hatha Yoga, we come into the breath and quiet the mind as we find steadiness in asana and attain increased balance and an enhanced connection to our highest self. Each class provides personal modifications and emphasizes integrating mind, body, energy, and breath–all within a playful, supportive environment. All levels of practice are welcome.
INTEGRAL YOGA HATHA LEVEL I/II
For students interested in exploring a transition from Level I to Level II of the Integral Yoga lineage as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda. New asanas will be introduced, and others will be held longer to deepen the experience. Yoga nidra, longer extensions of pranayama, meditation and mantra are part of this class. All students are gently reminded to practice to their comfort level and to arrive a few minutes early to set up their mats.
MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS
For beginners and long time mindfulness practitioners of all intersections, abilities, identities, expressions, ages, income levels, colors, bodies, and sizes. Each week includes some sitting meditation, walking meditation, a mindfulness teaching (audio, video or reading) as well as time for sharing about your practice (You won’t sit still for 1.5 hrs!). We center and amplify underrepresented identities by prioritizing the mindfulness teachings of folx of color, womxn and TLGBQ+ voices. Our sangha offers practices grounded in, but not limited to, Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village Tradition, offered by a rotating group of facilitators from within the group. You do not have to be (want to be, or plan to become) Buddhist to participate. Instruction is provided for beginners, no parts are mandatory, and we encourage you to adapt what is offered to your level of comfort and need, take up what serves and leave what does not. We recognize the power of mindfulness practices and teachings to reduce harm and to heal and transform suffering, and we trust our own power to bring them to life for ourselves, our communities, and our wider world. We hold the knowing that together we have the capacity to build a sacred, courageous space of healing and transformation.
PEOPLE OF COLOR (POC) YOGA
This is a beginner friendly class, all levels welcomed, offering people of color the opportunity to join together in moving our bodies and sharing community. Helping to heal the inner scars of racism through self care and community building.
PILATES FOR EVERYBODY
Focuses on the core muscles that balance the body, awareness of breath and alignment of the spine. Can help ease or prevent back pain. Studio 34 also offers private sessions, with an array of specialized equipment.
Prenatal yoga is a holistic movement and breath practice specifically designed to benefit all stages of pregnancy. This class focuses on soothing common discomforts of pregnancy while building awareness, relaxation, and strength. Through movement and mediation, participants can expect to gain tools and information for labor, birth, and the postpartum period. Time for sharing and connecting with community is built into each session, providing space for pregnant folks to ever-widen their circle of support. Postnatal participants welcome.
QUEER & TRANS YOGA
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde
Queer & Trans Yoga is an all-levels vinyasa (flow) class that works to affirm all of our identities, so that you & each of us may focus on the practice, and grow open to its deep gifts. Breath, grounding, alignment, healing, growth & community are themes that recur. If you have ever felt nervous about going to a yoga class because… You didn’t feel like your form or expression would be represented by others in the room? Because your binder or tuck wouldn’t allow you to breathe or comfortably stretch the way you wanted? Or any other related concern.. We invite you to practice with us, and to allow us to welcome you Home. Queer & Trans folks of all intersections, abilities, identities (the whole LGBTQQIP2SA Black & Brown rainbow), expressions, colors, bodies, and sizes are welcome. This is a community-led class in more or less random alternation by Mari, Jesse, and Frances Rose, who collectively stepped in to lead this class after its amazing founders, Qui & Shay, both moved away from Philly. We, as they, believe in the power of collective & self-care and are excited to work together toward liberation for all, inside & out. Join us for a practice filled with sweat, heart, laughter and community! Wear something that helps you move and feel comfortable. See you on Saturday.
YOGA FOR RECOVERY
Recovery from addiction and trauma of any kind requires healing for the mind, body, and spirit. In this class we focus on creating a safe space for sharing one’s experiences by cultivating a recovery community with one another. Linking breath and movement while allowing thoughts and emotions to rise and watching as they dissipate is an incredibly powerful way to open up the recovery process for oneself. The yoga practice is beginners-level, yogis of any level are welcome! Note: Class sign-in will be on paper, and sign-in forms will be kept in the studio office to maintain confidentiality to the best of our ability.
SLOW FLOW AND REST
This class is a blend of gentle vinyasa and restorative yoga and is all about self-care. Through the gentle vinyasa portion of class students will connect to their bodies through movement and breath, focusing on listening to the body and giving it what it needs. Moving through this gentle flow will allow students a chance to open their bodies and understand what is happening in their body, through movement. Transitioning into the restorative yoga portion students will allow the body to rest, supported by blankets, blocks or bolsters. Providing the body with physical support helps the body and mind to come into a state of relaxation. Students will practice deliberate stillness and conscious rest. As the body rests muscle tension begins to unravel, stress begins to melt away, the mind begins to quiet aiding the natural healing process of our bodies.
T’AI CHI and qigong
Tai Chi and Qigong are traditionally based practices instituting the philosophy and methodology of Qi (Life Energy) cultivation. By incorporating the principles of yin/yang and Elemental function throughout the physical, mental, and energetic human structures, optimum holistic health is achieved. Participants will explore the unified coordination of breath, mind, and body, through utilization of well-focused balance techniques incorporated in a series of sequentially flowing movements. Practitioners will experience fluid movements, attentive weight shifts, and spherically orbiting energy while engaging in seamlessly transitioning
Tarot Circle is an opportunity to learn and practice tarot in a group setting, through collaborative interpretation and processing. If there’s an area of life in which you’re seeking guidance and clarity, you will have the opportunity to share, pull cards, and receive feedback from the group. Bring your cards (if you don’t have your own, we will have a limited number available for use) and any books or tools you use to interpret.
Suggested donation $5-$10 cash.
Vinyasa yoga uses the flow between poses to cultivate physical and emotional openings. These classes are taught with music.
WEST AFRICAN DANCE WITH LIVE DRUMMING
Traditional and contemporary dance styles (Bijagos, Balanta, Fula, and Manjaco) from Guinea Bissau. African Dance is a great way for people to enjoy themselves while having an amazing workout and learning a facet of culture from Guinea Bissau.
Yin is a passive practice where poses are held for 3-5 minutes at a time with the focus on the connective tissues of the body. Many postures are seated, but focus on the whole physical and emotional body. In this class you will be asked to engage with very little muscular effort, and invited to ask questions of yourself or your practice and settle into whatever responses you receive. This class has music and may include meditation, reiki, or nidras.