Gentle/Slow Flow Yoga
Gentle, slow flow yoga is a relaxing series of asanas (yoga poses) sequenced in a way that helps to ease the body into deeper relaxation and flexibility. Gentle, slow flow yoga is simple approach to yoga, nourishing awareness, deepening a sense of connection to mind and body.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
A sequence of Yoga asanas designed for an active dynamic physical workout synchronized to the breath and focused on the subtle flow of transitions between poses. As a form of moving meditation, Vinyasa Flow Yoga invites the practitioner move in an intentional manner, in balance, exploring an experience of a prayer in motion.
Restorative Yoga is designed to provide gentle explorations of the body by finding deep relaxation in gentle poses. The practice is especially valuable for those needing extra care for injuries.
Fusion: Yoga/Tai Ji/Qigong
By drawing on the disciplines of Vinyasa Yoga with elements of Tai Ji and Qigong creates a flow of motion that is unique and exhilarating. Improvisation by listening to the body is deeply enhanced.
Yin Yoga is a limited series of asanas (yoga poses) sequenced in a slow-paced style that are held for longer periods of time (typically from 45 seconds to two minutes or more). Yin Yoga applies moderate stress to the connective tissues (the tendons, fascia, and ligaments) to aid in increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. It’s a meditative approach to yoga, nourishing awareness, deepening sense of inner silence of a universal, interconnecting experience.
Experience the nature of sound in the body, perceived in the mind, experienced within the soul; this an exploration of consciousness. This class is centered in experiential exercises designed to nourish your relationship with sound and music.
Yoga Nidra/Guided Meditation
This class offers time and space for deep inner exploration through guided meditation, Yoga Nidra and various self sensory exercises to fine tune body awareness.
Most classes ends with a guided meditation to help integrate the experience.
Please bring your own yoga mat (if you don’t have one, there are a few at the studio) and other props you enjoy using for yoga (blanket, eye pillow, bolster, etc.). There are blocks and straps at the studio.
Class Fees and Financial Details
The class fee works on a sliding scale. There are 3 tiers of fees for classes based upon the attendees access to economic resources. The system works on trust, it’s an honor system, there’s no requirement to prove financial hardship. Those who can afford to pay more will be helping those who cannnot. You may register for a class by using our online booking system.
Class fees are: $5, $8, $12.
The class fee is a sliding scale based on 3 tiers:
1) your access to cash is very tight: $5
2) you can afford the class but finances are tight: $8
3) you can easily afford the class: $12
For more information about sliding scale please read this article:
The current breakeven point is apx. 8 attendees at an avg. of $8.50/person.
The cost to provide a class breaks down like this:
|Space rental – $25/hr||$25|
|Teacher Fee – $25/hr||$35-$50|
All extra funds are used for providing access to students with economic barriers. Free classes are offered occasionally and at other locations; watch our web page for details. The costs for the classes are published so that full transparency is ensured; any funds received that exceeds the costs of the class will be deposited into a fund to help youth gain access to yoga classes.
The object is to provide access to as many people as possible while still paying the teacher a living wage and covering all overhead. For this to succeed the classes not only have to be interesting and engaging but truly a community effort for success.
Studio Directions and General Information
The building has a side entrance where you will find signs indicating yoga classes. Please park on the street, the parking in the back of the building is reserved.
Northwest Center For Natural Medicine
1403 Garfield Ave NW