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.
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 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.
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.
Forrest Vinyasa is an all levels class taught at a slower pace designed to wake up your core and move you through sequences with integrity. Some basic commands unique to this class are “relax your neck”, which relieves stress, and “active feet”, the action of lifting and spreading your toes, which is excellent for foot, knee, and lower back health. Come to this class well hydrated, and ready to break a sweat!
“The key to right teaching is the adaption of yoga to the individual, not the individual to yoga..the whole spectrum of yoga practice must be carefully adapted to the individual’s situation. Nothing can be forced.” T. K. V. Desikachar
Gentle yoga is a great class for beginners, experienced practitioners and anyone interested in exploring a gentle practice that addresses breathing exercises, a variety of foundational postures, guided meditation, mindful. self-care techniques. Gentle classes begin on the floor as a way to relax and center and then gradually build into standing poses. Within this process, the practitioner will receive all the benefits of a complete yoga practice. With weekly focus themes, these classes use yoga props as tools for deeper self-discovery and self-inquiry.
With weekly focus themes, from “befriending your body” to “achieving flow”. the program uses simple yoga postures as tools fro deeper self-discovery and self0- inquiry combined with meditation and a variety of lifestyle changing practices.
“Through the practice of Yoga, I have learned that my body is a great port of entry to the inner state of my being, my awareness, my feelings, my mind, my truth, and my soul. This quest has led me to discover ways to use my body, not only to gain knowledge and awareness, but also to make changes in my life.” Michael Lee, Turn Stress Into Bliss
Hatha Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Hatha Yoga uses postures (asana) and conscious breathing (pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength and flexibility with relaxation. Through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body, Hatha Yoga brings balance, strength, and a sense of well-being to the practitioner. These classes are arranged for all levels including beginngers. Each class begins with a short meditation and a weekly focused theme built around specific yoga poses, sequences, breath practices and mindful awareness techniques.
Hatha Flow takes a classical approach to sequencing by incorporating breathing exercises and postures to increase mobility in the spine, hips, quadriceps, and hamstrings. This class incorporates traditional poses taught with modern vibe with the goal of reaching the state of yoga-joining the mind and body through the practice of breathing, drishti and asanas. Taking time to work on foundation poses. An all levels class heated to 90 degrees for a detoxifying sweat.
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. Power Fusion 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.
Power Yoga is a Vinyasa form practiced in a heated room linking breath with movement through the transitions in between postures. Ready to sweat? Power Yoga is a rigorous yoga class with demanding strength postures that will have you moving, breathing and sweating! True to its name, a Power Yoga class focuses on building and engaging your core strength to support you in more advanced postures. Set to energizing music in a heated, climate-controlled room, Hot Power Yoga classes strengthens, balances, detoxifies and exhilarates the body and mind.
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!
Focus on breath and movement, flow with sun salutations, standing postures, balancing, core, and inversions. A class for all levels. ready to sweat? Vinyasa can be a rigorous yoga class with demanding strength postures that will have you moving, breathing and sweating! True to its name, a vinyasa class focuses on one breath per movement, building and engaging your core strength to support you in more advanced postures. Set o energizing music in a heated, climate controlled room, a vinyasa class strengthens, balances, detoxifies and exhilarates the body and mind.
Yin to Nidra Yoga
This is very special class incorporates the restorative stretches of yin and the relaxation surrender of Yoga Nidra. The class will start with a slow opening realxing Yin Asana class to help you prepare for the Yoga Nidra Meditation. Yin yoga is specifically designed for both the practitioner who thrives on high energy classes and the practitioner who is looking for a restorative yoga class. Yin classes focus on gently stretching and healing the connective tissue through a series of holding postures. Postures in Yin never require strain or struggle and are similar to versions of relaxation and stretching poses practice in other yoga classes. Students focus on breathing naturally rather than on a guided intentional breath pattern and leave class feeling relaxed yet energized! After the Yin you will be guided through a very special 30 minute Yoga Nidra meditation.
Fuses Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create an exhilarating calories burning and body sculpting workout! Music and fun atmosphere add to a PARTY experience like no other!