What is your Satori Style?

We know that people practice yoga for different reasons. In an attempt to serve as many urban dwellers as we can, Satori Yoga Studio offers many types of classes. The list below breaks down our class offerings by overall focus and the other details that will help you catch a glimpse of enlightenment:

Find Your Class by Need

I’m new to yoga, and just want to learn the basics.

  • AM Hatha / Hatha Flow or Open Studio
  • Yoga, Strength, and Stamina
  • Iyengar Yoga or Alignment-based Hatha
  • Vinyasa Yoga (Level 1-2)

I’m an athlete (run/bike/hike, etc) looking to build flexibility and prevent injury.

  • Hatha/ Hatha Flow
  • Yin Yoga or Yin/Yang Yoga
  • Iyengar Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga (Level 1-3)

I want to reduce stress, rest and reconnect with myself.

  • Yoga for Basic Stress Reduction
  • Candlelight Flow
  • Yin Yoga / Yin and Gentle Flow / Yin Yang Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra Meditation

 

I’m recovering from an injury and my doctor says it’s OK that I do yoga.

  • Private Yoga
  • Iyengar Yoga
  • Yoga, Strength, and Stamina
  • Pilates Mat

I’m pregnant OR I just had a baby and I’m looking to ease back into my practice.

  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Yoga for Basic Stress Reduction
  • Yin / Yin and Gentle Flow / Yin Yang Yoga (Postnatal only)
  • Restorative Yoga

I’m an advanced practitioner looking to take my practice to the next level

  • Open Studio /Private Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga (Level 2-3)
  • Strength and Stretch Yoga
  • Satori Workshops

I’m looking for a kick-a*s workout with (or without) a little yoga mixed in.

  • Strength & Stretch Yoga
  • PiYo
  • Pilates/Barre Fusion
  • Lunchtime Vinyasa 1-3

Find Your Class by Style

Flow/Vinyasa

The Vinyasa practice is a flowing sequence of asanas, or poses. The choreography of the class usually builds upon the classical Surya Namaskar (sun salutation), either from the classical Hatha or Ashtanga practice. Each movement is linked to the rhythm of the breath. This connection between breath and movement creates a moving meditation that will quiet and relax the mind while energizing the body. These classes may be faster or slower paced depending on the instructor, but they have in common the consistent connection between movement of the body and the rhythm of the breath. Expect music (sometimes upbeat) to inspire authentic movement, personal transformation and a journey inward. Props may or may not be used. Vinyasa Flow builds strength, concentration, confidence and flexibility. Classes are suitable for all levels of student, although if you are a true beginner, or a beginner with injuries, you might consider a slower-paced Hatha or Iyengar class.

Candlelight Flow

Wind down your week with a healthy dose of light and ease. Slow down your practice and take your time coming into the body and the breath with added calm of candlelight. End your practice with a short guided meditation after a cozy savasana. All levels welcome! This class currently runs once per month. Space is limited. Please sign up online.

Hatha/Hatha Flow

Hatha Yoga is a classical asana practice based on the concept of balance. In Sanskrit, the word Hatha translates as “sun and moon”. So this practices embodies the idea of yin and yang, hard and soft, helping to relax both mind and body while cultivating a steadiness in the breath. Depending on the instructor, some element of flow may be incorporated, with a slow, steady linking of breath and movement that may be based on the classical Surya Namaskar (sun salutation). Proper alignment is explored and aspects of yoga philosophy may be introduced. Music may be played (this varies by instructor) but it is generally meditative in nature versus the more upbeat music that may be present in a Vinyasa Flow class. Props may be used to support students in achieving and holding a pose that suits their bodies. All levels are welcome. The Hatha practice is great for beginners.

Yin

Yin yoga is a deep, passive, meditative practice that removes blockages and congestion in our connective tissues (our ligaments, fascia, joints). Poses are held for several minutes to gently stretch, moisten and rehabilitate the connective tissues. In Yin yoga, we are also stimulating the meridian channels of the body, rivers of energy (chi) that run through these tissues. By nourishing these organ channels the chi is able to flow more fluidly. Strong flowing chi supports the physical organs in the body as well as harmonizing our emotional body, resulting in a more balanced state of being.

Iyengar/Alignment based Hatha

Iyengar Yoga is based directly on the teachings of world-renowned yogi B.K.S. Iyengar. Each Iyengar class focuses on a different sequence of poses. Over time, study in the Iyengar system will expose students to a full range of poses, developing strength, endurance, flexibility, and inner calmness. Accuracy and alignment are emphasized, and students learn fundamental principles that allow them to do postures safely and effectively as they progress from beginning to advanced poses. As students become toned, some poses are held for longer periods of time to allow for reflection and observation. Props may be used to help students learn a pose, do a pose correctly, or increase the time poses are held. Music is generally not played in an Iyengar class to allow the student to focus on their own alignment and breath. The Iyengar practice is perfect for beginners and for more advanced students who want to focus on alignment.

With precision and attention to detail, Iyengar Inspired Alignment Based Hatha Yoga will make you become more aware of typical misalignments and how to correct them, improve your posture, and encourage being in the present moment and live better in your body. Together, we will explore basic poses more deeply, as well as practice intermediate and more advanced poses. Repetition of postures and staying in them longer will allow you to discover a deeper level of inward understanding of the human body through movements both basic and more refined levels of alignment.

These classes are suitable for all levels and vary in intensity from moderate to vigorous.

Prenatal Yoga

Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogini, prenatal yoga is a wonderful way to connect with your body, your baby, and other moms-to-be. Our Prenatal Yoga class is designed with the mom-to-be in mind. It’s a great way to bring awareness to your body, your breath, and your baby. This focus will help you throughout your pregnancy and during childbirth.

Yoga is both healthy and safe for you and your baby. You will learn poses and breathing techniques to help support you and your body’s changing needs during your pregnancy. You will also be taught in small classes, surrounded by other expecting moms. What a wonderful way to connect with your baby and women just like you. Find out more about the incredible benefits of prenatal yoga by visiting us today! More info and specials.

Yoga vs Exercise

The primary goal of our Yoga classes is to help students achieve internal focus by teaching them to utilize breath and muscle control as way of attaining a more meditative state. In a world where we are bombarded by stimuli, it can be hard to hear the voice within. Yoga is a discipline of alignment and precision, and the payoff is different from other forms of exercise. If your goal is to burn calories, we suggest partnering with Jennie Hayes, Personal Trainer— she will be happy to create a regimen to help you reach your fitness goals!

We do not offer hot yoga (on purpose, at least ☺).