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Class Descriptions

At Maitri Yoga we want to offer a variety of classes to serve you and your needs.  The descriptions below are grouped to help you find what you are looking for and to learn about the distinctions between various classes.  If you have questions you can email the founder, Mindy, at mindy@yogamaitricenter.com or call her at 303.653.2010.  We are here to serve and take great care of you!
*With our schedule and relatively small center, it is highly suggested that you register for your classes in advance to ensure a space for your practice. – Not required but much appreciated.
The symbols are meant to help you find the classes that are right for you.   classes are beginner friendly and/or restorative,  classes are open to all levels, ● classes are active, some experience suggested

Foundations/Beginner Yoga PracticesFoundations-of-Yoga-and-Breathing

Foundations of Yoga + Breathing ♥

Discover what makes yoga so wonderful with room to ask questions. This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of posture, alignment, breathing techniques and meditation that can be taken forward for years to come. Expect to gain confidence and clarity whether you are just beginning or fine tuning your current practice.
low intensity – simple – slow pace

Classical Practices

Hatha Yoga ∞

Capturing the essence of Sun-Moon practice, our Hatha class incorporates sequences of postures that create clarity through contrast, providing an overall sense of well-being. With a balance of stretching and strengthening movements, Hatha has something for Seated-Side-Bendseveryone. This is a class that has both the beginning and experienced yogi in mind with playful sequencing and clear instruction.
medium intensity – medium complexity – medium pace

Meditative Hatha ♥ 

Flow through creative yet simple sequences of postures designed to pave the way toward meditation in motion. Combining a sweet balance between slow stretching and deep awareness, this class grounds and steadies us. Meditative Hatha offers a mindful practice that incorporates breathing (pranayama), philosophy, and asana without any fuss.
low to medium intensity – simple to medium complexity – slow pace

Sacred Sunday Flow ∞

Weaving together diverse asana, pranayama and yoga philosophy, Sacred Sunday Flow offers students a creative practice that builds inner and outer strength. Each Sunday we will explore Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the various Hindu deities through storytelling while offering advance postures to those interested while supporting the beginner as well. This class offers all practitioners a rich experience of dropping into a still and sacred place by inspiring focused awareness on the breath and inner light of wisdom. Students will learn how to cultivate self-awareness and flexibility in fun and creative ways.

Anjali-Mudramedium intensity – medium complexity –medium pace

Yoga of the Heart (formerly Bhakti) ♥ 

Offering a balance of emotional expression through mantra and physical embodiment of devotion through asana, Yoga of the Heart develops in us a deeper capacity for devotion and worship. Explore the many facets of love and devotion while cultivating trust in the flow of life. This heart-centered practice is rich with mantra, chanting, heart-opening and love.
low to medium intensity – simple – slow pace

 

Restorative Yoga Practices

Restorative Bliss (formerly Bliss/Restore) ♥ ∞

Relax and release are two words you can expect to hear often in this class. We will focus on restorative postures incorporating an abundance of props to provide comfort and nurturing. Restorative yoga greatly relieves stress and tension from the body, while benefiting your health on a holistic level. The class will incorporate meditation and light asana (postures) with more Savasana-6focus on relaxing into restorative postures that are held for several minutes. This class develops the essence of bliss within your life so that it may be carried both on and off your mat. This class will leave you feeling restored to your natural state of peace.
low intensity – simple – slow pace

Restore + Yoga Nidra ♥ ∞

Relieve stress and tension from mind and body by relaxing in poses, buoyed by an abundance of props. Restorative yoga incorporates meditation and asana into long-held supported postures that allow muscles to release and lengthen effortlessly. Some restorative classes include some gentle movement to encourage circulation before dropping into soothing, no-effort poses that support a deep sense of peace and centeredness at your core.
low intensity – simple – slow pace

Yoga Nidra ♥

Practiced as a powerful relaxation technique for thousands of years, yoga nidra cultivates our inner power to remain still and centered in the midst of the chaos of our lives. Through a sequence of guided relaxation, breathing techniques, and meditation, we move into a deeply restorative sleep-like state while remaining aware and alert of what’s happening, increasing our natural healing capacity and reducing negative reactivity to challenges in our lives. This class includes some gentle movement at the beginning to encourage circulation and a long, luxurious rest period using blankets and bolsters to support the body.
low intensity – simple – slow pace

Supported-Savasana-2Candlelight Restorative ♥

The candlelight restorative class is a deeply tranquil and revitalizing practice designed to relieve fatigue and stress, promote well-being, and bring healing balance into your life.  Only 5-6 restorative poses are practiced per class.  We will use props to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body.  When supported with props, the body feels nurtured and supported allowing it to unwind and open, releasing tension and stored-up toxins that can cause illness. Let stress and tension melt away and connect with a deep sense of peace and relaxation.  The class is slow, deeply nurturing and suitable for all ages and abilities – particularly those with chronic pain or limitations.  Practiced with the ambiance of candlelight.
low intensity – simple – slow pace

Yin ♥ ∞

Energy travels through channels or meridians in the body that are specifically targeted in Yin yoga by finding the edge of sensations in the body, dropping into stillness and holding postures for a time. Yin classes offer deep stretches by dropping into long-held poses (up to 3-5 minutes) and extending moments of awareness to practice meditation and witnessing while experiencing moderate sensation. The Yin practice includes powerful mental and emotional benefits as we become quiet, still and mindful of the present moment.
medium intensity – simple – slow pace

Yin & Yoga Nidra ♥ ∞

Combining low-effort, restorative yin postures with the deep “yogic sleep” of Yoga Nidra, this class reduces stress, enhances resilience, and fosters a profound sense of peace. Through a guided process of conscious relaxation and meditation following a series of supported yin poses, we create integration and neutrality in the body, mind and breath. This class includes some breath work (pranayama) and a long, comfortable savasana.
low to medium intensity – simple – slow pace

Yin Yang ∞

Combining the cooling practice of Yin and the warming practice of Yang, this class offers us a way to experience, through our bodies, true balance. Class begins with poses that are held for up to 3-5 minutes to stretch deeply and establish an internal quietude. Then, we flow to the rhythm of our breath, creating heat through movement, releasing toxins from body and mind, opening us to an energized and calm state of being.
medium intensity – medium complexity – slow to medium pace

 

Vinyasa/Flow Yoga Practices

Mindful Flow ♥ ∞

Begin to cultivate meditation in motion with rhythmic movement and alignment with breath. This slow flow class allows space to explore the depths of our breath and sensation. All levels of students will benefit from this heart-centered flow by strengthening and detoxifying both body and mind.
low intensity – simple – slow pace

Vinyasa Flow ∞

Vinyasa is a practice in which postures are linked to form a flowing sequence supported by a deep intentional breath. This flow cleanses out the entire body through a rhythm of toning and stretching all while teaching us to remain fully present in the moment. This class inspires us to explore our potential physically, emotionally, and mentally.
medium intensity – medium complexity – medium pace

Active Flow ∞ ●

This flow class keeps the traditional essence of Vinyasa but increases the strength of its sequence. When we increase the power of breath and movement we increase the powers of detoxification, cleansing our soft tissue and minds even deeper. Generating a strong heat in our bodies we deepen our concentration as the pace of flow also increases. Previous
yoga experience is recommended.
high intensity – medium complexity – faster pace

Intermediate Flow ∞ ●

An intermediate yoga student is one who gracefully moves through postures both on the mat and in life with a steady mind. This class is designed for those who are ready to deepen their practice by connecting meditation (steady mind) to more complicated transitions between uncommonly taught postures. Become the master of your practice with this invigorating class that immerses you in the rhythm asana and meditation. Previous yoga experience is recommended.
high intensity – advancing complexity – faster pace

 

Active Yoga Practices

Strength & Stretch ∞ ●

In this Hatha/Vinyasa inspired class we move through and hold powerful postures with a powerful breath. The effort grows creating a fiery heat that we then use to open our bodies as we cool in deep stretches. This is a practice that increases strength, stamina, flexibility and overall well-being of body.
Active-Yogahigh intensity – medium complexity – medium pace

Yin Yang ∞

Combining the cooling practice of Yin and the warming practice of Yang, this class offers us a way to experience, through our bodies, true balance. Class begins with poses that are held for up to 3-5 minutes to stretch deeply and establish an internal quietude. Then, we flow to the rhythm of our breath, creating heat through movement, releasing toxins from body and mind, opening us to an energized and calm state of being.
medium intensity – medium complexity – slow to medium pace

Active Flow ∞ ●

This flow class keeps the traditional essence of Vinyasa but increases the strength of its sequence. When we increase the power of breath and movement we increase the powers of detoxification, cleansing our soft tissue and minds even deeper. Generating a strong heat in our bodies we deepen our concentration as the pace of flow also increases. Previous
yoga experience is recommended.
high intensity – medium complexity – faster pace

Intermediate Flow ∞ ●

An intermediate yoga student is one who gracefully moves through postures both on the mat and in life with a steady mind. This class is designed for those who are ready to deepen their practice by connecting meditation (steady mind) to more complicated transitions between uncommonly taught postures. Become the master of your practice with this invigorating class that immerses you in the rhythm asana and meditation. Previous yoga experience is recommended.
high intensity – advancing complexity – faster pace

 

 

Specialized Yoga Practices

Prenatal-Yoga

Prenatal Yoga ♥ ∞

This class is perfect for women who are pregnant, their partners, and anyone who would enjoy a slower paced mindful practice focusing on graceful movements, breath work, short meditations and getting in touch with your body, mind, spirit (and baby). Prenatal Yoga calms the mind and prepares the body to carry your baby with greater ease.  It is helpful at delivery time because you will know how to use your body, breath, and mind together to relax during the birthing process.  Plus, you get to know other wonderful mamas that are like minded in body, mind and spirit.
low intensity – simple – slow pace

Moms Circle & Yoga ∞

This class is designed specifically for all moms, especially those with new babies and youngsters.  We come together in community to share and support one another, which is vital as you head down this path of motherhood.  Whether you are going through good times or tough times this class is here to support you and help you regain a sense of balance and wholeness. You are not alone.
The yoga practice is nourishing which helps to restore your energy and feel more centered.  This class is developed to bring harmony to and alignment back to the body and mind which can be caused by the stresses of mothering. We focus on feel good postures that will focus on the chest, shoulders, neck, back, and hips. Nourish your body, mind, and spirit with this supportive and inviting class. Babies are welcome to join us, yet it is late enough to encourage the moms to leave the baby at home with dad.  (He’ll do just fine.;0)

low to medium intensity – simple – slow pace

Mommy & Me Yoga