Rishi Yoga Classes

We offer yoga classes suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced yoga students.

Whether you are brand new to yoga, or have been practicing for years, we are sure that there is a class for you at Rishi Yoga.

If you have any questions, or would like to make sure that a given yoga class is right for you, please feel free to contact us. You can always come to class 15 minutes early to discuss your needs and goals with the instructor. All weekday classes are 60 minutes, and all weekend classes are 75 minutes.

Weekly Classes

 

Half and Half (Power and Yin)/Weekend Half and Half

This class is an additional 15 minutes. This practice gives us the best of both worlds: a strong, dynamic flow in the first half, and a yin/restorative session in the second half. We build heat in the muscles and expand the breath to shift our attention from the mind to the body, so that both the mind and body can relax and restore. Beginners without any injuries or physical limitations are welcome.


Mellow Flow

This is a slow moving, but continuously flowing and powerfully grounding practice that blends beginner and intermediate poses. Flowing at a mellow pace allows the muscles to tone and release, while the heart gently opens and the mind settles down. Beginners are welcome.


Power Flow/Weekend Warrior Power Flow

This class is an additional 15 minutes. This class is a continuously flowing power practice that challenges not just our strength and flexibility, but also our ability to stay present and have fun while sweating, wobbling and feeling the muscles burn and hearing the mind protest! Our practice needs to be challenging simply because life is challenging. We learn to stay calm and accepting on the mat, so that we can become more calm and accepting during our daily grind. This class is not suitable for beginners with physical limitations or injuries, but otherwise, beginners are welcome as long as they bring an open mind, the willingness to be challenged and the readiness to modify poses and rest when needed.


Quick Fix (Flow and Meditation)

Please don’t judge the effectiveness of this class by its short time (45 minutes). Quick Fix is a powerful way to get your daily practice by providing a perfect blend of a full spectrum (whole body) flow and a guided meditation to seal the physical practice, leaving you energized and relaxed at the same time. The flow part of the practice, which consists of different variations of sun salutations, will use a minimal amount of cueing and talking so that the flow becomes the stepping stone for the ensuing meditation. Familiarity with sun salutations is preferred, but not required.


Restorative

In this class, most poses are performed on the floor, seated or supine, and props (blankets, blocks and straps) are used to deepen the restorative effect of many poses. A restorative practice benefits everyone, beginners and power flow yogis alike, because it allows us the simple but extraordinarily healing gift of resting the body and mind. The parasympathetic nervous system is activated, allowing the body and mind to rest and digest. Muscles and connective tissue are given space to heal back to their natural state. And maybe most importantly, this practice reminds us that we are human beings, rather than human doings.


Weekend Repose (Gentle Yoga and Meditation)

Weekend Repose (Gentle Yoga and Meditation) is the perfect end-of-the week retreat packed in just one hour. This class is taught by one of the Rishi Yoga teachers each week (teachers will rotate; please check the schedule to see who is teaching on a particular Sunday) and is a wonderful way to experience different styles of gentle yoga and meditation and reset your body and mind for the upcoming week.


Yin Yoga

Yin yoga targets the connective tissue, which usually does not get reached through a more dynamic practice. In this style of yoga, poses are held anywhere from a minute to five minutes, depending on the pose. This practice is extremely beneficial to everyone, and is a great complement to yogis who are used to a stronger, more powerful practice. Beginners are welcome to this class, but as with any classes, please advise the teacher of any injuries or conditions that may be aggravated by the deep stretching.

Monthly Saturday Classes

 

Foundations of Flow

first Saturday of each month

This practice is all about the basics and the safe ways for your body, no matter what its shape or strength or flexibility level, to express yoga poses. Expect to flow, but also to pause often to check your alignment. This is a perfect class for beginners, but is also a great class for anyone who wants to keep fine tuning their yoga practice.

Sacred Sound Meditation

second Saturday of each month

Whether you prefer sitting on a meditation pillow or lying on a yoga mat, come prepared to go deep. You will be bathed in singing, chanting and harmonic overtoning accompanied by crystal singing bowls and Tibetan singing bowls. The meditation will be preceded by a short yin/gentle yoga sequence so that the body and mind are optimally receptive to the transformative power of the sound healing.

AromaYoga

third Saturday of each month

In this practice, a blend of gentle, yin and restorative poses will be enhanced by essential oils. Yoga and essential oils are two strategies that can help create personal balance and alignment. Yoga can move stagnant energy, open awareness, calm the mind, relax the body and restore equilibrium in a practice space that is entirely about you and your individual needs. Essential oils provide the body and mind with just what is needed for physiological balance and healing.