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 Breathe
Classes are open to students of all levels and offer accessible alignment principles and biomechanics from which students can arrive at a deeper understanding of anatomy, posture and intelligent integration of the body. These classes draw from a range of yoga traditions including Anusara, Forrest, Iyengar and Hatha, with a focus on breath, feeling and longer holds of postures. Each class offers a short workshop-like segment in which specific postures or alignment principles are reviewed in depth. These classes occasionally 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.
Align and Flow – Led Practice
Students and teacher practice together with accessible alignment principles and biomechanics from which we can be playful, explore creative potential, heal and transform. Not recommended for beginners.
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. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes; you just have to be willing to try.
Breathe 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. With a focus on breath and feeling, these classes draw from a range of yoga traditions including Anusara, Forrest and Hatha Vinyasa. In addition to asana, classes include opportunities for pranayama and meditation.
With a chair or two for support, this class challenges the body and mind through strengthening, stretching, relaxing and breathing. Flexibility, and muscle tone will continually improve as your mind, body and spirit work together in harmony. This class is for those who have issue getting up and down from the floor and prefer a chair for their main seat. Patanjali’s sutras are also included to help shed light on the mystery and philosophy of yoga practice.
Early Morning Practice
Vigorous align-and-flow style classes to wake you up and get you going and flowing into the rest of your day.
Early Morning 1-Hour
A one-hour align-and-flow style classes to wake you up and get you going and flowing into the rest of your day.
Forrest Yoga balances active sequences of movement and longer holding of poses to build both strength and flexibility in the body. Each class focuses on specific areas and issues while toning the system as a whole, giving special attention to alignment and taking care of oneself. Deep breathing and abdominal exercises work to fortify the core, helping students go deeper into poses and feel sensations that often go unnoticed—a great practice for clearing toxins from the system, healing from injury, relaxing the mind and energizing the spirit.
Forrest Yoga Basics: The class covers basic moves, techniques for breathing and relaxation, fundamental yoga positions, plus helpful guidance for preventing and healing from injury. Ample demonstration, thorough instruction and hands-on assistance give beginner students all the basic building blocks to practice Forrest Yoga. More advanced students will find Basics classes useful in deepening their practice, as well as being a relaxing and centering experience.
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.
A spirited practice that combines breath, movement, meditation and mantra to access the vibrating energy within us. Focus is on Prana, or the vital life force that sustains all of creation. Using alignment cues to safely guide students through different poses, instructed breath work is directed to specific regions, especially the chakras and sushumna, for exploration and expansion. Class concludes with a guided meditation and mantra, sometimes accompanied by the harmonium with singing. All levels welcome!
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. In addition to sequencing for an energetic effect, meditation, pranayama, guided visualization, and mantra are offered in each session. All levels of practice are welcome.
A slow-paced, very beginner yoga class for those with more seasoned bodies and those new to yoga. The class will use chairs and other props to ensure that the benefits of yoga are accessible to folks of varying degrees of strength and flexibility and those who are diversely abled and bodied. We will practice basic yoga poses while exploring the openness that comes with combining breath with movement. Seniors as well as youngsters are welcome to come and discover! Please arrive 10 minutes early for class to settle in and inform your teacher of any injuries or concerns, if present.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Busy? Come slow down and nourish yourself! Restorative yoga is the use of props to support the body in positions of ease and comfort to facilitate relaxation and health. It is a practice of deliberate stillness and requires no muscular effort. In this class, we will settle into some supported floor poses (gentle twists, supported forward folds and back bends, slight/supported inversions, and different versions of Savasana) for intervals of about 5-20 minutes while releasing tension, gently breathing, and allowing gravity to draw us towards the steadiness of the earth underneath. Restorative yoga poses manipulate our nervous system in such a way that reduces the influence of our activating systems (sympathetic) and increases the efforts of our quieting systems (parasympathetic) so that we may take rest. All of the organ systems in the body are benefited during deep relaxation, and a few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, stress-hormone levels, serum triglycerides and blood sugar levels, the increase of the “good cholesterol” levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia, anxiety, and generalized fatigue. This style of yoga provides a time for BEING instead of DOING. This class is a practice of actively cultivating the attitude of letting go and will help teach you to learn how to deeply relax.
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 complete somatic experience designed to give you more access to your body while refining the actions of your nervous system. This practice results in a more efficient, unified, and effortless approach to stress, health, and movement.
Vinyasa yoga uses the flow between poses to cultivate physical and emotional openings. These Classes are taught with music.
West African Dance with live African Drumming
will include 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.