This class is tailored for a mixture of student levels. Expect vinyasa (movement with breath), pranayama (breathwork) and maybe some tricky poses added to the practice. This playful class will be like a grab bag of yoga fun! Suitable for beginners.
A blend of core strengthening and relaxing restorative practices that come together in harmony with the common goal of optimal back health. Core/Restore helps us find that place between effort and ease that will bring our asana practice to a new level. The name and concept for this popular class was created by Jessica VonSchlichten. All levels welcome.
Gentle Yoga is a very healing and nurturing practice. Learn the art of letting go as you unfold into deep stretches and open up to your breath. A great class for students of all levels, especially beginners, those with injuries or yogis that just need to relax!
Happy Hour Yoga
Instead of going to the bar for happy hour, come get a "natural high" at Nirvana!
(You can go to Dakota Blue or Grant Central afterwards!)
LGBTQQI Community Class ($5)
(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Queer, Questioning, Interested)
You do not have to fit into these guidelines to attend this all levels class, but you must understand that the intention of this class is to serve this community. All proceeds go directly to United For Safety, a non-profit organization responsible for helping survivors of domestic violence in same sex relationships.
This class will provide a good foundation for your practice. Focus of the practice is basic yoga philosophy and asana (postures). In Level 1, we also begin pranayama, some meditation, and the beginnings of inversions (head above hips). Beginners welcome!
These hour long all levels classes are perfect for a mid day yoga "snack." Such a luxurious and gratifying way to spend this time in the middle of your day! Beginners are welcome.
Nirvana Flow All
Nirvana Flow All will be a fast paced flow class with lots of creative flow movement in vinyasa. Expect to move your body in lots of different ways. Each class will typically focus on a few more advanced asanas towards the end of class, followed by a cool down into savasana! Beginners are welcome if they are accustomed to physical activity.
Nirvana Flow 2
This is challenging vinyasa flow class. Expect constant movement, advanced asanas, inversions and lots of sweat! No complete beginners please. 6 months-1 year practice recommended to attend.
Rise 'n Shine
The hours before sunrise are referred to as the ambrosial hours for the mind. This class takes advantage of this special time of day. Practice will focus on opening the sleepy body, incorporating vinyasa to wake up and deep relaxation that you can carry into your day. All levels welcome.
We like to call this class “stretchy church”. The practice will be gentle with little or no sun salutations. Come all wound up and leave feeling open and alive! This class is suitable for all levels.
This class will incorporate warming vinyasa flow with yin sequences to create space in the body and mind. Vinyasa links asanas (postures) with breath in flowing sequences, and Yin yoga incorporates long held postures to stretch and open. Class will begin with flow and end in a meditative space.
Yoga for the Mind
This class will be an all levels yoga class with meditation laced throughout.Meditation is the seventh limb of Patanjali's path and the most enriching of the yogic practices. This practice will incorporate asana and dhyana (meditation). Explore the inner landscape of the self!
Yoga Sutra Flow
The Yoga Sutras are a text from which most modern yoga is derived. They tell us about the physical postures as well as the deep philosophy for lifestyle that yoga teaches. There will be a little yoga history or sutra (to thread) lesson in each class! This practice will be a fast paced flow class with lots of creative flow movement in vinyasa. Expect to move your body in lots of different ways. Each class will typically focus on a few more advanced asanas towards the end of class, followed by a cool down into savasana! Beginners are welcome if they are accustomed to physical activity.
Free or $5 Community Class
This class is an offering to the community. Any student at any level of practice can enjoy these classes. It is also very nice to be able to practice yoga for free! The goal is that even yogis with limited or no resources can still find space in a yoga studio to practice. That's what it's all about, right?