Yoga practice varies depending upon the style of the class. Each style of yoga has different degrees of intensity and challenge. It can be a gentle or intense workout aimed at improving flexibility, strength, and peace of mind. Classes are from 60-90 minutes. Each session builds core strength, quiets your mind and increases body awareness. Great for eliminating aches and pains, diminishing chronic health problems, getting in shape, building muscle, losing weight, breaking old patterns and healing emotional wounds. Whether you are young or old, athletic or not, experienced or inexperienced, yoga can work for you!
Class Descriptions - Open Doors Core Classes
Beginner Basics - (Warm) Level 1 (Great for Beginners or those who want a slightly more gentle class)
Our Beginner Basics Yoga is a class that allows the yoga student the opportunity to learn the yoga poses in a slower moving environment. The yoga poses will be broken down to their basic elements and will include modification so any student can safety practice. It is taught at a slower pace allowing for gentle transitions between postures. This practice will have both gentle and challenging aspects to it. This class is suitable for all a wide range of body types, fitness levels, and ages and will benefit students new to yoga as well as experienced students looking for an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the poses. At least five to ten Beginner Basic classes are recommended before moving on to a Moderate or Power class. Students can choose to stay with the Beginner Basic yoga that enjoy less heat and additional instruction. Strength Building / Increased Flexibility. Heat will be at about 80-85 degrees.
Intro to Yoga - (Warm) Level 1 (Great for Beginners or those who want a slightly more gentle class)
Our Intro to Yoga is a basics class that allows the yoga student the opportunity to learn the yoga poses in a slower moving environment. The yoga poses will be broken down to their basic elements and will include modification so any student can safety practice. It is taught at a slower pace allowing for gentle transitions between postures. This practice will have both gentle and challenging aspects to it. This class is suitable for all a wide range of body types, fitness levels, and ages and will benefit students new to yoga as well as experienced students looking for an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the poses. At least five to ten Intro to Yoga classes are recommended before moving on to a Moderate or Power class. Students can choose to stay with the Intro to Yoga that enjoy less heat and additional instruction. Strength Building / Increased Flexibility. Heat will be at about 80-85 degrees.
Power Yoga - Moderate - (Medium Heat) Level 1 & 2 (Beginners to Experienced)
A class for all levels from beginners and experienced students. Instruction given while moving from one posture to the next. The class will be designed around a flow with basic postures. Moderate intensity and moderate heat. Somewhat more challenging than an Intro Class. 85-90 or more degrees.
Power Yoga - (Hot) Level 2 & 3 (For Experienced Students with at least 5 prior classes)
Our Power Yoga is a flowing blend of different styles of yoga. Every class has a different sequence (Open Flow) and intensity level, depending on the instructor. Practice may include inversions and hand balance postures It is HEAT based, active and intense class. At least five to ten previous Moderate Power or Intro to Power Yoga classes are recommended. High Intensity and High Heat 95 Degrees or higher.
Power Vinyasa - (Room Temp) All Levels
This class is just like our Power Yoga classes without the heat! This vinyasa flow is active and challenging all at the same time blended with different styles of yoga designed for all levels. Every class has an open flow and a different sequence and taught in a room temperature space.
Power Slow Flow - (Hot) Level 2 & 3 (Experienced Students with at least 5 prior classes)
Build strength and flexibility in this slow flow heated class. This practice offers a slower progression of sequences and longer holding postures where the entire mind and body are brought into balance in this focused and intense class. You will be encourage to explore all the benefits of each posture while finding equanimity between challenge and release. The studio will be heated between 95 to 98 degrees.
Community Yoga Classes $5
Community Classes are offered at a reduced rate. Each studio offers at least one Community Class a week which may be Power, Moderate, or Hatha style.
Class Descriptions - Open Doors Specialized Classes
Ayurveda Yoga - Level 2 & 3
Ayurveda (the science of life) is the sister science of yoga, they go hand in hand with each other. Every class will explore varying pranayama techniques followed by a physical yoga practice(lunar and solar) and a short meditation. The content of class will follow Ayurvedic philosophy,which is guided by the phase of the moon, the calendar season and the current energetic tone. The heat of the room will be reflected by the weather and seasonal changes. The heat will always enhance your practice and not compete with your ability to sustain breath while in your postures.
Barre Fusion - (Low Heat) All Levels
This class is for adults of all ages, abilities, experience and body types. No previous ballet or barre experience is required. We'll combine principles of ballet barre, yoga, and dance fitness in this relaxed low impact class. You will develop increased muscle
strength and tone, lengthening of muscles, increased flexibility, range of movement and stability with no impact on your spine orknees. The emphasis on performing movements correctly will also correct your posture, giving you more energy and an overall
sense of well being. Every class is different, and is geared to the participants.
Boot Camp Yoga - (Hot) Level 2 & 3 (Experienced Students with at least 5 prior classes)
A challenging power yoga practice focusing on developing arm, leg, and core strength. You will learn how to use your own body weight to achieve peek physical conditioning while still achieving the benefits of the yoga asana. We will focus on intensity rather than complexity. Very High Intensity with High heat 95 degrees or higher.
Hygge Healing (Unheated Yoga Bliss)
Hygge (hoo-gah) - A Danish word used to describe anything that lifts your spirits, sets your mind at ease and fills your heart with joy. The first half of class will be dedicated to warming up yang energy. Moving through a blissful flow, taking time to understand the relationship between breath and movement. All while taking in the subtle scent of an uplifting(yang) organic essential oil. This will help increase circulation and reduce stagnation in the lymphatic system. The second half of class will be dedicated to nurturing yin energy and learning about a relaxing(yin) organic essential oil. Understand how to use breath to help calm both body and mind during this gentle sequence all while receiving healing reiki and light massage*. Yin based yoga will target the connective tissue around the joints, helping to increase mobility and decrease inflammation. Combining vinyasa and restorative yoga, aromatherapy, gentle bodywork, likemind folks, and candlelight to help create a hygge filled experience. *Please note reiki and massage are optional. Please notify your teacher if you'd like to opt out of of these.
Kids Yoga (scheduled at varying times during the year)
Yoga is beneficial and fun for children. It teaches them how to be flexible, strong, and have good balance. Yoga is also great for sports injury prevention. Recent brain research shows how yoga and other mindful practices teach children how to pay attention, relieve stress, understand their emotions and improve executive functioning in the classroom. The six week session will include developmentally appropriate yoga poses, breath awareness, and mindful games. Each class will end with a quiet time so the children can go within to nurture their spirit in a kind and peaceful way.
Pilates Mat - All Levels
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. We will emphasize postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance in this all-levels class using classical techniques. Be prepared to work from start to finish!
Power Yoga Sculpt (Room Temp) All Levels, Weights Optional
A traditional Power Flow with instructions on using weights for both toning effect and intensity to burn extra calories during the vinyasa flow. There will be both heavy and lightweight exercises and options. This class is designed so that a student attending class who would prefer not to use weights will enjoy the sequences as in a standard flow class.
POUND® - All Levels
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeal to men and women of all ages and abilities. You only need a yoga mat, we supply the drum sticks.
Recharge, Stretch & Restore - All Levels
This class is designed to work on soft tissue release by doing stretches and longer holds in your postures. We will use a variety of props: bolsters, myofascial release balls, sandbags + blocks. This is the prefect way to get the kinks out and start your day feeling refreshed. Temp between 80 and 85 degrees.
Restorative Yoga - All Levels
Restorative Yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props such as bolsters or pillows. Some of the many benefits of the Restorative Yoga practice are:
A great compliment to the Power Yoga practice
Assist the body to eliminate fatigue and stress that result from your daily activities
Help to recover from illness and injuryHelp to overcome emotional depression and anxiety
Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system bringing the body back into a balance state
A regular restorative yoga practice will make your body less vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and help you achieve optimal health.
Studio will be at room temperature. Open to all levels of experience.
Rockin Power Yoga with Hot Music - (Hot) Level 2 & 3 (Experienced Students with at least 5 prior classes)
Our Rockin Power Yoga with Hot Music is a dynamic mixture of spirit & sweat! The class is a high intensity flowing vinyasa based yoga that may include inversions and hand balance postures. Every class will have fun and upbeat music to rock out with! It is HEAT based, active and intense class. At least five to ten previous Moderate Power or Intro to Power Yoga classes are recommended. High Intensity and High Heat 95 Degrees or higher.
Vinyasa - (Unheated) - All Levels
Our Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing, active, and challenging blend of different styles of yoga. Every class has a different sequence (Open Flow) and intensity level, depending on the instructor. The class is taught in average room temperature. Previous vinyasa experience is suggested.
Yin Yoga - All Levels
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular power styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
Yin & Restorative Yoga - All Levels
In this mostly seated and supine (laying down) class you will experience deep stretching and deep relaxation of mind, body and spirit. This class will have both Yin and Restorative postures. Yin postures are held for either 3, 5 or 7 minutes and stretch the connective tissue surrounding the joints (knees, pelvis, sacrum, lower spine, shoulders). Restorative postures allow you to fully recover from all the stresses and strains of life by relaxing the muscles, lowering your heart rate and allowing your nervous system to slow down. You will leave this class feeling fully restored and relaxed.
Yin & Yang Yoga - Level 2 & 3
This is a heated intermediate to advanced level class that combines the deeper physical and mental releases offered by a Yin practice and the energizing experience created by a Yang practice. Class opens with a brief meditation and breath work followed by longer held opening poses (Yin). The second half of class is a dynamic flow (Yang) ending in a supported Savasana for full integration of experience. heat will be between 85 and 90 degrees.
Yoga HIIT: Strengthens You - Level 2 & 3
The fusion of HIIT and yoga asana. Class will begin with a 20 minute HIIT workout focusing on strength and cardiovascular movements ( squats, abs, burpees, drills, etc.), followed by a 40-minute flow and savasana. Personally, I look and feel more fit and healthy (inside and out) than I ever have and it is because of my yoga practice and the implementation of HIIT workouts into it. HIIT does what yoga can't: cross-trains your fitness pumps up your cardio and heart rate and intensifies the toning of your muscles. This is what makes them the perfect compliment to each other: HIIT being the high-intensity workout and yoga being mindful, but endurance based strength practice. You get the best of both worlds! This class is perfect for anyone wanting to take their practice up a notch and is looking for a fun, empowering, motivating, and more effective workout. Whether you are a yoga lover, a gym lover, or somewhere in between, come challenge yourself in a space where you can test your limits and discover how to reveal more confidence and self-worth than you ever have had.
Workshops (All Levels)
We offer specialized workshops at all studios for all levels throughout the year. Visit our Workshops page for schedules, information & workshop pricing.