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 yoga classes that combine strong breath work and detailed alignment for exploring fun poses and transitions. Every Sunday we build up from the basics into more challenging balances, bends, folds, openings, twists and inversions in a supportive, community-based forum. Advancing Asana invites anyone seeking to advance their yoga practice, no matter what level you practice at.
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.
AUDIOHM SOUND BATH
Audiohm is a live electronic sound bath. Lay back and close your eyes as you’re taken on a relaxing sound journey. Waves of dreamy tones wash over you, subtle rhythms gently pulse, arising and passing away with the moment.
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.
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.
All Levels Pilates Mat class uses contemporary alignment and choreography based on classical Pilates foundations. We will increase body mechanics awareness and build overall strength and mobility by focusing on the breath, building core strength, and paying close attention to shoulder and hip alignment. This is a dynamic class with a mixture of small controlled movements and deep dynamic stretching. All abilities and bodies are 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.
Smooth and steady. In this class basic, foundational yoga postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body, while integrating breathing techniques and meditation along the way. This class is taught with music, and is accessible to all practice levels.
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.
A cross-addiction, non-12-step support group for people who believe they are responsible for their own recovery. For more information, contact Gianna at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
YOGA FOR RECOVERY
The class offers a space for optional sharing and yoga for those experiencing any stage of recovery (as defined by the individual). The structure starts with a support group-style discussion similar to AA, followed by a beginner/intermediate yoga session. Donations are welcomed and no one is turned away for lack of funds. No need to sign up in advance.