class descriptions

blue lotus offers a wide range of classes for all levels of experience. This broad selection creates the foundation of any practice by providing a stable base for beginners, as well as a safe space for continuing students to explore the depth of yoga.

vinyasa classes
other regular classes
special class offerings

blue lotus offers a wide range of classes for all levels of experience. This broad selection creates the foundation of any practice by providing a stable base for beginners, as well as a safe space for continuing students to explore the depth of yoga.

vinyasa classes
other regular classes
special class offerings

vinyasa classes

Vinyasa, also called “flow yoga,” is a dynamic and evolving style of yoga, wherein the breath leads the body through movement. This open system encourages exploration and creativity, while generating internal heat and intense focus. Expand on classic forms in a safe and supportive environment, and learn to shift from the outside world into a moving meditation. You will build strength and flexibility while you heal and revitalize mind, body, and spirit.

The following vinyasa classes are offered on our regular, weekly schedule.

open level vinyasa

Vinyasa~ Open is a mixed-level class featuring an energetic, flowing series of interconnected postures synchronized with the breath. Every class is different, and each teacher brings a unique style to the space. Every practice is intended to be a complete experience, leaving you centered, grounded, refreshed. A few L1 Vinyasa classes or Yoga Foundations is recommended before attending, for your safety and enjoyment.

early bird yoga

Wake up – the natural way! This fun and invigorating one-hour yoga class is the perfect way to get going in the morning. Not only will you wake up easier and faster, but you’ll leave class feeling energized, relaxed, focused and expansive with vitality and energy to last your entire day.

guided flow

Slide into your weekend with mindful movement that soothes what needs soothing and energizes what needs energizing. Let go of “getting it done” and “getting it right” and dive into exploration. This class guides you through a carefully sequenced series of postural and breath practices that allows for lots of room to make the flow your own. Turn it up, turn it down as you like — this class is accessible to any level of practitioner. The main challenge is tuning in. Instead of doing the practice, what if you allow the practice to do you?

level 2 vinyasa

Expand your physical practice in this Level 2 journey of Vinyasa Flow. Each week we build up to a new peak pose to open and challenge your body and mind. This practice is for students with an established practice who have a solid understanding of the basic poses of Vinyasa yoga, allowing us time to dive into more advanced postures.

lunchtime flow

Fight the mid-afternoon slump with this revitalizing midday practice. The perfect combination of movement and breath, this 60-minute class will reinvigorate your body and mind. Open to all levels, we will incorporate some flow, some stretch, and some relaxation to reset your whole being for a calm and productive afternoon.

slow flow

Take the pace down a notch and find out why slow is the new advanced! While we will move at a slower pace, you’ll still experience a flowing sequence of postures designed to build strength, stability, flexibility and focused awareness. Take an hour to turn your attention to your breath and rejuvenate mind, body and spirit with this smooth and steady practice.

other regular classes

In addition to Vinyasa classes, our regular schedule includes class offerings that give you an opportunity to explore different types of yoga as well as classes that blend a flow with other yoga styles.

To view the full schedule of classes, visit our WebScheduler.

deep stretch

Explore longer holds in poses to dive into the less elastic spaces in your body. This practice has a rehabilitative effect on the joints, especially the hips, as well as the lower back and cervical spine, and is created to uncover the flexibility that gives us a sense of ease and lightness in our bodies. Deep Stretch is a wonderful way to step outside of the daily rigors of life and journey to a deep state of relaxation. The class is appropriate for all levels.

flow & stretch

Flow & Stretch is the perfect way to connect movement and breath. After a delicious warm-up, you will be guided through a flow of standing yoga postures to prepare the body, and then move to the floor for deeper stretches. Walk in tight and tired, and walk out open and refreshed. This is an open level class. All are welcome!

guided meditation

Pause to sit, breathe, and call in wholeness and connection for all beings. This practice will have no movement component and all are welcome.

loving awareness meditation

Inspired by Ram Dass, this guided practice incorporating visualization, pranayama, and mantra, awakens divine love within the spiritual heart allowing us to hold ourselves and others in loving awareness. As we train ourselves to identify as this loving witness, we dive deeply into the present moment and tap into a bottomless supply of wisdom, compassion, joy, and contentment.

strength & stability

Many long-time practitioners realize that yoga is not just about flexibility. In fact, cultivating stability is often the beginning of creating ease and freedom in your body and your yoga practice. Class includes synchronized movement designed to build muscular stability and integrity, and often features myofascial techniques to offer relief to tight and tense areas. Each practice you will leave your mat with a better understanding of anatomy and greater full-body awareness.

stretch & rest with yoga nidra

This practice is half movement and half guided relaxation practice. The slow and gentle physical practice sets the stage for a meditative exploration of the inner landscape. Release muscle tension and fatigue, build resilience in your nervous system — take a journey inward to nourish, refresh, and restore your soul. This class is like giving yourself a big, warm hug.T

yin yoga

One of the primary objectives in yoga is our search for balance. Whether you regularly enjoy a yoga practice or athletic endeavor that is active and vigorous or your daily life is full of stress, Yin Yoga is a great way to create balance in your body and in your life. You will not leave the floor during this class and poses are held for longer periods of time to facilitate deeper openings in the body and mind.

yin & yang

Class begisn with yin yoga— the practice of softening into poses for longer periods of time, which allows for a mediative experience while tending to the joints, nervous system and energetic body— and transition into a slow and mindful flow that will invite students to fine tune their awareness of and connection to their breath, body and mind. Open to all levels.

special class offerings

We want to help your practice grow by consistently offering new options to explore the breadth and depth of yoga. This is just a small selection of classes that we offer on a rotating basis. Please check the WebScheduler for the next opportunity to enjoy these and other special offerings.

kirtan

Kirtan is a musical offering of love and devotion practiced in community. In this tradition, we use call and response chanting in Sanskrit- the ancient language of the yogis- to drop out of our heads, into our hearts, and engage in the divine dialogue that has taken place through mantra for thousands of years. Come to share your voice or just to listen. This practice is always offered by donation for charity.

kundalini yoga

Kundalini yoga strengthens your body and increases your energy while lifting your spirit. Meditation deeps your experience of the present moment and reconnects you with your own sense of inner peace and joy. Regenerate your mind, body and spirit. Come away relaxed, renewed and radiant.

sadhana

Sadhana, or spiritual practice, is central to Yoga  it is in essence, the practice itself. This 2-hour class is not about fancy poses, rather it’s a celebration of community; the ritual of moving, breathing and creating sound together. Sadhana is intention in action: raising our individual vibration so we can spread it out into the world. At least one year of consistent vinyasa practice is recommended.

intro to yoga

If you are new to yoga, or have some experience but want to learn more, this series is the perfect place to start.

Please join us for a series of six classes designed for the beginner seeking a strong foundation of the basic asanas (poses) . The intention of this series is to give beginners an understanding of the breath, how it links movement, and explore breathing and mindfulness practices that are known to relieve stress and anxiety. We will cover the correct structural alignment in each pose, including appropriate modifications to suit the individual. This knowledge will empower you to attend classes with confidence in your own ability to safely modify or ramp up the practice according to your own personal needs.

Questions are invited throughout class as the basis for discussion and for the benefit of all. No need to feel intimidated; all are welcome. Come find the joy of yoga!