we offer diverse class styles to suit many interests and abilities in the practice and study of yoga

hatha

class description
our hatha style classes progress with sequences that emphasize building strength, developing flexibility, and creating stability at a light to moderate pace.

in this style of class, each yoga posture (asana) is generally held longer than in our vinyasa style classes, offering you a different perspective from which to explore breath, energy, and alignment. our hatha classes are a good style to try if you are working on building strength in deep stabilizing muscles and stability in your joints.


difficulty
all levels - beginners welcome
hatha is a great style of yoga for any level of practitioner. new students have more time in each posture to learn and refine alignment, while seasoned practitioners enjoy having more time to explore subtlties of each asana.

if you have no yoga experience, this is a good style of class to start with. please tell your teacher that you are brand new to yoga when you arrive to class, so they can better support you in learning!
vinyasa

class description
in our Vinyasa yoga classes, the teacher will guide you to recruit the powerful actions of inhaling & exhaling to link a series of yoga postures (asanas) together. the fluid, dynamic movements of our vinyasa yoga classes will feel like you are immersed in a moving meditation that is set to the rhythm of your own breath.

each vinyasa teacher at ritual house will guide you through a unique expression of ‘vinyasa’ based on their individual training, practice, and experience.

our vinyasa classes adopt a more accelerated pace than our hatha classes. the heat level (if any) will be noted for each class individually in our online scheduler.

difficulty
all levels welcome

if you are brand new to yoga, we recommend trying a hatha style class first or signing up for our twice yearly beginner series (email us for information).

myofascial release

class description

yoga tune up ® : releasing stuck spots of tension in your connective tissue & in particularly tight muscles will allow for more easeful, integrated movement. with a dedicated practice, your body will open to new levels of strength, flexibility, and stability as your deep-seeded relationship to stress and tension shifts


difficulty

​all levels welcome




forrest yoga

class description
Forrest Yoga is renowned as an intensely physical and internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. The practice challenges students to access their whole being and to use Forrest Yoga as a path to finding, and then cleansing the emotional and mental blocks that dictate and limit their lives.

every forrest yoga class includes pranayama (breath work), a core focused warm-up (not your average crunches from gym class!), and a vigorous heat building, detoxifying sequence.

class is 80° to help generate a cleansing sweat.

“I developed Forrest Yoga as I was working through my own healing. I took poses and modified or created new ones to address today’s lifestyle physical ailments. For example, the ailments that our bodies are manifesting due to our lifestyles – lower and upper back pain, neck and shoulder issues, carpal tunnel syndrome, intestinal disorders.” -ana forrest

difficulty
all levels - beginners welcome

forrest yoga does not require a specific level of strength or flexibility; it only requires a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. the practice is founded on four pillars -- breath, strength, integrity and spirit.


for more information on the style, the founder Ana, and workshops + trainings, visit www.forrestyoga.com.


monday 12-1:15p

tuesday 8-9:15a

thursday 4-5:15p

friday 12-1:15p


ashtanga yoga

class description
the term “ashtanga” comes from the yoga sutra of patanjali, where it refers to classical yoga’s eight (ashta) - limb (anga) practice. our ashtanga yoga class uses the guided primary series as the framework for a traditional vinyasa yoga class.

Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing internal heat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.

difficulty

some yoga experience and a base knowledge of yoga asana (postures) is recommended.


if you are •brand new• to yoga, we recommend trying a hatha style class first or signing up for our ongoing beginner series workshop (email us for information).


thursday 6-7:15p

more ashtanga class times coming soon!

jivamukti yoga

teachers

class description

Jiva translates from Sanskrit as individual soul, and Mukti means liberation. Jivamukti yoga was founded by Sharon Gannon and David Life in 1984 in New York City. It was the harbinger of what we know as modern vinyasa flow yoga in the west, with reverence to the 5,000-year old spiritual tradition of Yoga. Jivamukti is an integrated practice that honors the physical, philosophical and spiritual branches of yoga. Each class emphasizes the importance of practicing with an elevated intention, breath awareness (breaths are counted), mantra, an uplifting soundtrack, and getting to the heart of yoga, Self-study (swadhyaya) through self-inquiry and devotion.


difficulty

some yoga experience and a base knowledge of yoga asana (postures) is recommended.


monday 6-7:15p

tuesday 6-7:30p

friday 9:30-10:45a

yin + restorative

class description

restorative yoga incorporates long holds, yoga props, and passive stretching to enter a state of deep relaxation and calm. this ‘down-shift’ to your nervous system allows access to the often overlooked (and at times, stubborn!) connective tissues that weave through and deeply connect all systems of your body.​​


difficulty

all levels welcome



byob yoga: baby + caregiver class [class on pause, coming back soon!]

teachers

class description

​full information for this class is on our events page (scroll to the bottom).


difficulty

​wednesday 1-2:15p

class for non-crawler, non-walkers (about 0-8mo)

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