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Yoga Bird yoga classes

 *Recommended for beginners

All Levels Yoga
All Levels Yoga invites you to work with your body and breath however it shows up on a given day. Your instructor will offer various options with most poses so you can explore and learn more on days when you feel energetic or stay with the fundamentals on days when you need the stability. All Levels classes may be suitable for beginners, but if you’re brand new, you may spend some time observing some poses or taking more rest. All Levels is a great place to learn more about the poses and practices and how to use them to help you meet your goals in body and mind.


Candlelight Slow Flow*
Slow down your yoga practice by lengthening, deepening, and following the breath. Learn how to incorporate mindfulness into each movement as you begin to awaken your nervous system and allow it to create peace and calmness. Students are encouraged to move with their breath to gain a deeper, more tranquil access to each pose. Great for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.


Chair Yoga*
Enjoy the benefits of yoga without getting up and down from the floor. In chair yoga, students practice poses while seated in a chair or using the chair for assistance in some standing poses. Those with chronic conditions, less mobility, or anyone looking for gradual and gentle ways to increase his or her range of motion can experience benefits from this practice. Join people of all ages, levels, and physical conditions in this fun, supportive class.


Deep Relaxation*

Suitable for all levels this class will focus on slowly stretching and preparing the body for relaxation and rest. The class begins with slow, gentle stretching with a therapeutic focus followed by restorative poses and Yoga Nidra meditation. Whether you are recovering from illness, under stress, or just need a gentle compliment to your practice, this class will meet you where you are and help you to feel rejuvenated. 


Deep Stretch and Release - Yin Yoga
Cultivate flexibility, focus, and deep calm in this practice.  You will hold poses for longer periods, working deep to access the body's connective tissue, ligaments, and joints. Yin brings in elements of a Taoist approach and is a great balance for those with an active practice.  Meditators may find that Yin helps make mediation posture more accessible. 


Gentle Yoga*
Begin to awaken to your body in Gentle Yoga, gradually gaining flexibility and mobility through stretching the body and stabilizing the breath.  Those new to the practice will benefit from the slower pace and emphasis on reclining and seated postures.  More experienced students find Gentle Yoga a place to reconnect with the fundamentals of practice and to cultivate mindful awareness.


Yoga Kids
Discover the joy of movement, creativity, and togetherness with your little bird. This uplifting, hour-long parent and child class will include you and your little bird moving through gentle stretches and active fun. Interact through yoga movement, stories, and games. Ages 3+. This class is covered under all unlimited memberships, or $10 drop in for one child.  Add a sibling for additional $2.


Mat Pilates
Mat Pilates is a low impact mind body workout that focuses on lengthening the body and aligning the spine giving it the stability it needs through strengthening the deeper levels of the core (abdominals and low back). At the same time, Pilates can help tone muscles, improve mobility and flexibility. The exercises that are done are carefully coordinated with the breath in order to maximize the quality of the workout. Pilates is an exercise that is great for anyone and/ or all fitness levels. Whether you are a beginner, a senior, an advanced athlete, or one who is rehabbing an injury, Mat Pilates will help you develop a strong core so our posture is better and we move with more ease in our daily lives.


Power Yoga
Power Yoga at the Bird focuses on safe, effective, sometimes challenging asana to help you build strength and endurance and cultivate a clear mind. Learn to work with more challenging sequences and poses in a way that allows you to build inner support so that your practice is safe and sustainable. Students are encouraged to modify and rest as appropriate.  It will be helpful to be familiar with some common poses and modifications from Yoga 1.


Restorative Yoga*
Suitable for all levels, this deeply relaxing, rejuvenating class begins with an exploration of gentle, nurturing movements designed to help the mind and the physical body prepare for surrender to long, quiet restorative poses. Using the support offered by bolsters, blankets and other props, students will relax into poses designed to cultivate deliberate stillness and deep release. Class will end with an extended savasana and meditation incorporating the healing properties of the crystal bowls.   


Restore & Recharge
Relieve the effects of chronic stress in this up-regulating restorative class. By supporting the body with props you will learn how to create the conditions for total relaxation, letting go of tension in the body and mind. Each class is sequenced in a way that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, enlivened, and ready to move into the rest of your day with ease.


Live Acoustic Flow
Acoustic musicians provide the groove for this fun and inspiring flow class. A rotating cast of entertainers will provide folk, blues, Americana, soul, kirtan - both original music and some of your favorites. Some yoga experience suggested.


Yoga and World Dance
Reconnect to your natural rhythms as you build strength and flexibility in a movement practice inspired by world dance arts, martial arts and healing arts, including yoga. For all levels, the moves are designed to increase cardio health and core fitness and are super fun and easy to learn. Find the joy of freedom in movement, and energize your body, clear your mind and lift our spirit!


Yoga 1*

This well-rounded practice is great for beginners and experienced yogis. Each class will include stretching and essential yoga poses. Classes include clear explanation of the poses and suggestions for how to modify them for your abilities and goals. Yoga 1 allows you to work at an individualized pace to become stronger and more flexible and to improve balance. Beginners will love the pace and explanation, while experienced yogis will have the opportunity to refine and deepen what they have practiced.


Yoga 101*

Learn the basics of how to practice yoga, so you can begin to practice comfortably alone or in a class. This two hour class will be a mix of learning and movement. Move at your own pace according to your intention and fitness level. Prepare to have fun and discover the amazing benefits of yoga in an easygoing, relaxed setting with other beginners.


Yoga 2

Learn more about yoga and about your mind-body connection in Yoga 2.  This class will explore more subtle aspects of aligning the body as well as breathing and meditation techniques that help you begin to develop your own rich, full practice of yoga.  Some more challenging poses may be explored, but as always, modifications are given for multiple levels of ability. The focus of the class is a deeper practice, rather than an advancement of physical ability.


Yoga Bird Flow

This upbeat, mixed-level class incorporates both alignment of the body and vinyasa (breath by breath movement) to help you experience profound benefits in a short time.  In this class, you very much design your own experience, with the instructor suggesting ways to slow down and focus on inner awareness or ways to build heat and challenge.  The diversity available in this practice is part of what makes it so fun.


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