Yoga Class Descriptions

We offer heated and non-heated classes, and this is listed in the class name.  Any class with the word “Glow” attached to it is a hot class warmed to 38 degrees celsius, any class stated as “Warm” is set at 33 degrees celsius. Classic is room temperature at 24, Ambient is a comfortable 28 degrees.  Each temperature setting has its own benefits, with the cooler environments providing the space for greater mental focus as well as the exploration of certain postures and pranayama techniques that are not suitable in a heated room.  The warmer environment can contribute to a greater caloric burn as well as detoxification both mentally and physically as we sweat it all out!

Blissful Flow

A dynamic and energizing vinyasa style practice where we flow fluidly from one posture to the next guided by the rhythm of our breath.  Each teacher will offer their own unique approach to the class with the focus on creative movement and physical alignment to ensure safety, and to optimize the flexibility and toning of muscles while also encouraging greater stability and range of motion through the joints.  When we synchronize the movement of the body with the flow of the breath, we cultivate a deeper sense of focus and clarity, promoting a steady mind, a calm nervous system and a sense of wholeness. 

Our Flow classes are offered in 4 different temperatures.  Classic is room temperature at 24, Ambient is a comfortable 28 degrees, Warm is 33, and Glow is our traditional 38 degrees.  Each temperature setting has its own benefits, with the cooler environments providing the space for greater mental focus as well as the exploration of certain postures and pranayama techniques that are not suitable in a heated room.  The warmer environment can contribute to a greater caloric burn as well as detoxification both mentally and physically as we sweat it all out! 

All levels of practice are welcome, come well hydrated and ready to move, sweat and have fun!!


Yin

The Yin practice is a slow and mindful practice that allows for deep internal exploration of joints, connective tissues and muscles. Each posture is held for 3-5 minutes, and intentionally designed to access the connective tissue surrounding the major joints in the body, and held for an extended period of time to apply the stress needed to strengthen the bones and ligaments, while safely opening the tissues within the joint capsule.  This practice also works to harmonize the flow of energy or chi within the body by releasing stagnation from the energetic channels or meridians.  Yin works to promote deep relaxation, flexibility and overall balance.

Practiced in our heated environments of Ambient 28, Warm 33, & Glow 38 degrees, with some classes adding the ambience of Bliss Fire Pots to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.  We work with mental commitment and supportive breath and become fully present as we participate in our joint health and the well-being body, mind and spirit.  All levels of practice are welcome.

Blissful Beginner Flow

If you are new to yoga, or new to heated yoga, this class is the perfect class for you!  Practiced in our more moderately heated environments with the pace slightly slower than our regular Flow class, we focus on the fundamentals of the practice.  Simple yet powerful breath techniques will be offered to enliven the body while cultivating more focus within the mind, and foundation and proper alignment of postures will be detailed throughout the class.  With more in-depth explanations of the movements and proper usage of yoga props, this class will help foster a strong foundation from which you then can grow your practice.  Beginner Flow is also great for experienced practitioners looking to bring it back to basics and re-strengthen the foundation of their practice.

This class is offered in our Classic room temperature, Ambient 28 degree, and Warm 33 degree environments.  All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome!   

Hatha

The word Hatha embodies the balancing aspects of life, “Ha” representing the Sun or the masculine qualities, and “Tha” representing the Moon or the feminine qualities. This practice captures the essence of this equity, offering the opportunity to connect more with your body and your breath, while recognizing and steadying the fluctuating tendencies of the mind. Experience an intentional practice with a focus on proper body mechanics and physical alignment paired with mindfulness and encouraged harmonization of the body, mind and spirit.

This class is practiced in our Classic room temperature environment, and all levels of practice are welcome.

Hips

Being the largest joint in our body, and the one we rely on the most for both support and movement, the hips are one of, if not the most common place where we experience tightness and inflexibility. Our Hips classes will work to release the musculature surrounding the hip joints so that we can experience a greater range of motion and more freedom not just in the hips but also through the legs and the lower back. With intentional posture, mental focus and supportive breath, we can access and release the deeper layers of tissues that are the common cause of hip tension and low back tightness. Heal your body and bring a greater sense of balance into your life in this essential practice.

This class is offered in 4 different temperatures. Classic room temperature – 24 degrees, Ambient - 28, Warm – 33, and Glow – 38 degrees. All levels of practice are welcome.

Core Yoga

A strong core is imperative for the maintenance of stability through the trunk of the body, overall spinal health and support for proper body mechanics when doing any kind of physical activity, whether that be working around the house, carrying groceries from your car, playing sports, or practicing yoga. Expect to work hard, have fun, and create lots of internal heat, while learning how every yoga pose can be a core strengthening pose.

This class is offered in our Classic temperature at 24, Ambient at 28, and Warm at 33 degrees.  Core yoga is generally a vigorous more strength based class but will accommodate all levels of practice.

Yin Yang 

The Yin Yang practice truly allows us to explore the duality that is life. Masculine and feminine, hot and cold, strong and soft. With the first half of this class expressing the masculine aspects of the practice, expect a more vigorous flow with poses that help to strengthen and create heat in the body, then slow things right down moving into longer held postures focusing on deep stretching and joint health. This practice captures fully the polarities within our own being, and will leave you feeling balanced throughout body and mind.

This class is offered in our warmer Glow 38 and Warm 33 environments, so please come well hydrated.  All levels of practice are welcome.

Blissful Restoration

This class is designed to guide us into a state of inner peace while relaxing the body, calming the nervous system and slowing the overactive mind. Blissful Restoration includes supportive postures using blocks, bolsters and blankets to create comfort and warmth as you completely let go of responsibility, stress and worry. A restorative practice has been proven to be one of the most beneficial practices here in the Western world, as for one hour we are able to retreat from the bombardment of stimuli that is constantly around us from work, emails, social media, tv, to do lists, radio, traffic, internet, etc., and will guide us into deep relaxation so to promote balance and lead us back to our wholeness. 

This class is practiced in both our Classic room temperature at 24 degrees, and our cozy Ambient 28 degrees.  All levels of practice are welcome.

Sunday Sanctuary & Soundscape

Our Sunday Sanctuary & Soundscape class is the perfect class to close the weekend and recharge before returning to routine on Monday.  With the perfect melding of hatha, yin and restorative postures, along with the healing sounds of crystal bowls, you will be guided into deeper states of inner awareness and connection to Self, while sitting in the remembrance to always take time to give back to yourself no matter how busy life becomes. 

This class is practiced in our Classic room temperature environment (24 degrees).  All levels of practice are welcome.

Hatha & Myofascial Release

This class is the perfect class to compliment your other activities, with a combination of traditional Hatha yoga postures and the integration of therapy balls, which are used for myofascial release techniques (self-massage of the soft tissues through rolling) to relieve tightness and target specific areas of accumulated tension.  Feel the stress from the week simply melt away and leave feeling balanced and rejuvenated. 

This class is offered in our Classic room temperature environment of 24 degrees and our cozy Ambient temperature of 28 degrees.  All levels of practitioners are welcome.

Flow + Nidra

This class is the perfect mix of movement and relaxation.  Beginning with a feel good flow, focused on creating space in the body and harmonizing all aspects of the self by synchronizing the movement of the body with the movement of the breath. After the asana practice we will move into an extended savasana for a guided lying visualization, which is the practice of Yoga Nidra.  Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation method which calms the nervous system and slows down the brain waves allowing for us to move into deep restorative states and shift out of stress.  On a deeper level, Yoga Nidra holds the potential to open the doorway to the subconscious so we can begin to consciously choose a new way of being in our waking lives, shifting non-serving habits and patterns to help guide us into alignment with our highest state of Self. 

This class is practiced in our Classic room temperature of 24 degrees.  All levels of practice are welcome, no yoga or meditation experience necessary.

Yoga for Runners

Yoga for Runners is designed specifically for the athlete!  Whether you are a runner, cyclist, play sports or even golf, this practice will target the primary areas of the body that can become tight when we are more active.  Hips, legs, feet, IT bands, and shoulders will all be recognized in this practice, offering deep release so to maintain the balance required to continue to excel at our activities of choice! 

This class is offered in our moderately heated environments of Ambient 28 degrees, and Warm 33 degrees, so to assist in external heating of the muscles which can contribute to more comfort while practicing the deeper postures.

All levels of practice are welcome, and please come well hydrated!

Blissful Fusion ~ Pilates & Yoga

The practices of Yoga & Pilates are based on integration of breath and body.

With the Pilates focus of deep core connection and spinal integration, and the Yogic principals of balancing strength with space, we create a complimentary fusion with this new feature class!

Both practices use specific exercises to strengthen, train, and heal the body through intentional movements, which challenge balance, coordination, endurance and control, with the breath being an essential component to support this work. 

This class is offered in our Classic room temperature environment (24).  All levels of practice are welcome.

Warm Rocket Flow

This fast paced and fun flow class is based on the Rocket Yoga series which was created by Larry Shultz, yoga teacher of the rock and roll band The Grateful Dead.  The slogan for this style of practice as quoted by The Grateful Dead band members is that, "Rocket gets you there faster!"  You will experience a similar flow within each class giving you the opportunity to really learn the postures and notice personal progression, yet expect to experience different portions of the series in each class for variety and dynamics.  There is also a playful aspect to this practice which incorporates at least one hand balance or inversion throughout the flow.  This is considered more of an intermediate practice, but all levels of practitioners are welcome as all advanced postures will be broken down and workshopped so everyone has an opportunity to give it a try. 

This class is practiced in our Warm 33 degree environment so come well hydrated and expect to have fun and get a great sweat on!!  

Ashtanga Inspired

Ashtanga translates into 8 limbs, and is rooted in the teachings of Pantanjali and the yoga sutras, which weave together 8 aspects of the practice including life observances and disciplines, the postures, breath, concentration, meditation, relaxation or savasana, and total bliss. 

The Ashtanga yoga practice is comprised of 6 series of asana, each which must be completed and approved by a teacher before moving on to the next series. 

In this class we will explore the primary series, which includes postures to both strengthen as well as create more flexibility.  Designed to detoxify and realign the physical layer of being through intentional breath, movement, dristhi (focus), and bandhas (locks), you will purify the body and the mind in what has been described as a moving meditation.  When practiced consistently you can really witness the changes and progression that can be made in this powerful practice! 

Ashtanga Inspired is practiced in our Warm 33 degree environment and is considered a more advanced practice, however we will accommodate all levels of students.

Specialty Classes

Prenatal

This class offers expectant mothers the opportunity to learn and prepare for childbirth in a supportive and comfortable environment with our specially trained teachers. Mothers will be guided through gentle yoga postures, breath work, visualization and meditation to help calm the mind and support the body through all the changes that accompany pregnancy, while deepening the connection with the little life growing within.

This class is practiced in our Classic room temperature environment of 24 degrees and is offered as a drop-in class, as well as a registered 6-week format.  The drop-in prenatal is a 60-minute offering, and the registered series offers 75 minute classes and a more progressive experience so to better support the changing body as it advances through different stages of pregnancy.  

Any trimester is welcome and no previous yoga experience is required.

Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga adapts yoga postures to honor and support the many physical challenges we are faced with in life.  Whether that be due to recovering from an injury, recent surgery, or dealing with chronic pain.  The poses are practiced in a way to enhance the rejuvenation process while deeply connecting with the self and the body as it heals. This Therapeutic Yoga class is designed to give bodies the opportunity to restore, repair, and recover in an intimate and fully supported environment, receiving personal modifications and adjustments by one of our specially trained therapeutic yoga teachers. In these classes we adopt an attitude of ‘less is more’ and learn simple yet specific postures and movements that require just enough effort to strengthen and create stability to the areas of recovery, while cultivating kindness to leave room for the inner workings of our own wisdom body to begin to move into a state of healing. These exercises assist in not only rehabilitating the body, but also in nourishing and connecting the heart and the mind, which allows us to settle into a state of acceptance and allowance, adjusting our attitude towards our present condition and becoming self-invested in our own healing.
Therapeutic Movement classes can assist in the therapy and healing of:
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck Pain
  • Sacro-Iliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tension Headaches
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Surgery Recovery
  • Pelvic Floor Stabilization
  • Scoliosis
  • Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
  • And more....
Please consult with your doctor before attending this or any yoga class.

This class is practiced in our Classic room temperature environment.  All levels of practice are welcome.
Please be on your mat five minutes prior to class start time as we close registration at that time - no exceptions. If you pre-registered and do not show up within that 2 hours prior to class, you will lose one class off your pass or one day from your unlimited.Please note that towels are not provided for showers in yoga change rooms.

*Please refer to our registered class section for many other offerings we provide here at Bliss YogaSpa such as Prenatal Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Intro to Yoga, Yoga Nidra and more.