Worlds Yoga offers a comprehensive range of traditional yoga styles and a new and innovative style of yoga that enables yoga practitioners at all levels to build a strong foundation for life-long wellness grounded in the ancient tradition of Yoga.
We address four dimensions of yoga to maximize its benefits of yoga practices and to make the yogic journey of our students most enjoyable. These dimensions are:
- Breadth: A comprehensive range of classes that include Ashtanga, Iyengar, Restorative, Yin, Gentle, Hatha, Vinyasa, Power and Hot yoga
- Depth: Easy and simple, beginner, intermediate, and challenging
- Continuity: In addition to individual classes we offer programs that consist of a collection of interrelated classes over a period of time aimed at achieving specific objectives or a specific group of students.
- Impact: Practices focused on increasing flexibility, enhancing strength, improving balance, correcting misalignments, and breathing.
We do not believe in focusing on one type of yoga (such as Bikram Yoga); we believe that all styles of yoga are beneficial and that actually a student requires study in many different disciplines to understand his/her yoga practice more fully. It has been proven that repeating the same poses and exercises over a long period of time makes the body to adopt and automate and reduces the effectiveness of the exercise. Also, repeating the same poses and exercises increases the chance of injuries.
We believe in traditional methods of yoga practice as a way to achieve strength, flexibility & balance….which leads to physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. Worlds Yoga Curriculum supports beginners and new to yoga students as we teach with fundamental building blocks of a yoga practice. Practiced with proper alignment, yoga can address various physical needs, and go beyond what is possible with typical exercise programs because yoga augments physical practice with breathing and unification of mind and body.
Worlds yoga offers classes based on the following traditional styles of yoga.
Based on the Primary Series, as taught by Pattabhi Jois. The Ashtanga yoga practice includes flowing sequence of postures utilizes ujjayi breath, bandhas (energy locks), and dristi (gaze/mental focus) to increase strength, flexibility, awareness, and to awaken core energies to help facilitate deeper states of meditation. The class will begin with salutations and the primary series standing pose flow, and continue with asanas from the 2nd or 3rd series. Variations, modifications, and props will be offered as needed.
Gentle yoga is deeply rooted in the philosophy of mindfulness and meditation. This form of practice will bring more awareness and inner peace into your life while opening up to the deeper layers of oneself including body, mind, heart and spirit.
Hatha Yoga unites the body, mind and breath while strengthening muscles, increasing flexibility and stamina, developing proper body alignment, improving concentration and increasing energy. Appropriate for all levels. This class format is ideal for beginners, those who want a less strenuous yoga practice and can be recommended for pregnant women.
Hot Power Fusion
Hot Power Fusion consists of a series of over two dozen postures performed in a precise order that systematically works the entire body concentrating on the essence of every organ, bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, blood vessel, nerve and gland. Hot Power Fusion incorporates strength, balance and flexibility, teaching students how each pose stimulates the mind and restores and shapes the body. Hot Power Fusion (HPF) blends powerful elements of Hot Yoga and Power Yoga classes. It encompasses the meditative and detoxifying qualities of Hot Yoga with the intensity of Power Yoga. Practiced in a heated, climate-controlled environment, this class focuses on opening the shoulders, hips and spine as well as strengthening core and upper body. Set to music, this class is energizing and fun and appeals to anyone who appreciates a healthy sweat.
A challenging series of postures with intervals between poses to facilitate deep healing/relaxation while keeping the heart rate up. This series is the best cardiovascular exercise available, deeply detoxifying, rejuvenating, when practiced regularly completely restructures your entire body from head to toe from the inside out. Please hydrate before and after class to replenish with electrolytes and bring a large towel or Yogitoes for your mat. Recommended for everyone regardless of ability level.
Meditation is rapidly being shown to be one of the most powerful methods for reducing stress, and even help turn around conditions like heart disease. These classes are composed of gentle and simple guidance, and a supportive, quiet community environment which allows one to settle the mind into deep relaxation.
Hour of Power (Heated)
This 60 minute Vinyasa (flow) yoga is also done in a heated room linking breath with movement through the transitions in between postures. Styles vary from instructor to instructor and generally focus more on abdominal/core and upper body, spinal twists, arm balancing and full inversions. Power yoga will strengthen and define each and every muscle in your body. Welcome to beginners and advanced students; please work at your own pace and rest as needed!
Power Yoga (Heated)
Power Yoga is a Vinyasa form practiced in a heated room linking breath with movement through the transitions in between postures. Styles vary from instructor to instructor and generally focus more on abdominal/core and upper body, spinal twists, arm balancing and full inversions. Power yoga will strengthen and define each and every muscle in your body. Welcome to beginners and advanced students; please work at your own pace and rest as needed!
Restorative yoga releases constriction and opens the body, improves posture, frees the intercostals and the diaphragm, opens the energy centers in the chest (opening the lung meridian), increases circulation throughout the body, and gives abdominal organs more space and circulations. This process eliminates toxins and delivers oxygen and nutrients to the organs. As the body engages in the relaxation response, the condition of stress is replaced with a state of deep relaxation.
Vinyasa refers to the flowing transition between yoga postures: breath & movement. A vinyasa class is characterized by synchronizing movement with breath to create a meditative state of mind while heating and opening the body deeply. Heated Vinyasa classes will intensify the practice and are also offered on the schedule.
A deeply meditative yoga practice, Yin Yoga is a process of improving circulation and joint mobility through specific focus on the Chinese Meridians. Sequences are mostly floor based and release tightness and relieve tight deeper connective tissues. Designed to create a supportive space for the body to relax, heal, and rest. Props such as bolsters, blankets, straps, and blocks will be used.
Every class feels like a party! Come join me and you’ll see what I mean. You don’t even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow my lead. It’s easy! Zumba infuses Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create an exhilarating calorie burning and body sculpting workout!
Hot Stone Restore
Hot Stone Restore is a natural therapy restorative Yoga that works to cultivate wholesome states of relaxation, thus harmonizing the mind and body. During Hot Stone Restorative class students will begin with a guided meditation practice, intention setting and a warm-up practice that gently moves into a restful, healing Restorative practice. Hot basalt stones which have high amounts of iron to retain heat and cold will be incorporated into the poses. Props and blankets will be used in each restorative pose that will be held for extended periods of time to facilitate a gentle opening of the body.
Afro Belly Boogie
Afro-Belly Boogie™ combines energy and powerful moves from African dance with the toning and sultry movements of Belly dance to create a fun, sweat-filled dance explosion resulting in the “Boogie”.Combining the cardio and toning aspects of African dance with the toning and conditioning aspects of belly dance, this fitness program is the best of both worlds! (With a dash of club mix to bring the groove to life!) Great music, fabulous dance moves and lots of fun make this workout a revolution in dance fitness.