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At WBYS in North Wales we offer a wide range of classes for students of all ages and practice levels, including children’s yoga. Our classes range relaxing yoga flow to more challenging vinyasa and hatha practices. Read our yoga class descriptions below to learn more about our daily yoga classes. Yoga Stretching is Great for Your Body

Gentle Yoga Flow:  The focus of this class is stress release and gentle stretching.  The class consists of simple breathing exercises, with warm-ups and simple postures.  This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga, especially for students new to Yoga and students recovering from an injury, back pain or illness.  This class is intended to be relaxing and nurturing to your body.        – All Levels

After my first teen yoga class, I had the best night sleep ever!   It’s hard for me to fall asleep at night.  Jacci, age 16

Hatha Yoga Class:  This class is led with a balance of stretching and strengthening. It is intended to have an internal focus.  Several Pranayamas (breathing exercises) will be used to create your internal focus.  Postures will be led with longer holding time and a focus on deep breathing.  This class is most appropriate for students who have learned the basic postures and seeking a deeper yoga practice.
Vinyasa Yoga Class: This class is predominately an athletic class for an experience yoga student without injuries.  This class is designed in a vinyasa flow to build energy and carry the energy from one posture to the next. This workout builds heat and energizes your body.

It’s amazing, I took a couple yoga classes, I feel great but even my husband noticed I am much nicer.     Sam, age 30

Yoga Basics for Everyone

Yoga for a Healthy Back:  The focus of this class is to help relieve chronic back pain and strengthen your back and core muscle.  The class will consist of simple breathing techniques, warm up and poses to open your back and hips.  The class will end with meditation and relaxation.    All Levels

Ashtanga Yoga Flow, a dynamic series of postures created to invigorate the body and the mind. A powerful type of that coordinated the breath and movement. It’s meant to build heat, detoxify the body  and to create internal focus.   A regular yoga practice is suggested.

Yoga can help with back pain

Yoga and Relaxation:  This class begins with a gentle yoga flow suited for all levels of yoga experience, followed by Yoga Nidra.  Yoga Nidra is a practice where we accelerate healing on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.  “Yogic Sleep” in Sanskrit, but it isn’t sleep at all. In fact, it is a relaxed state we all have access to, somewhere between sleep and wakefulness.     All Levels

 

Hot Yoga :Vinyasa Flow in a heated room. The vinyasa flow builds energy and carries the energy from one posture to the next. This workout builds heat and energizes your body and detoxifies the body. This class is recommended for someone with a yoga experience.

Prenatal Yoga: Designed to nourish expectant mothers during their magical journey, students will learn to use yoga’s mind/body awareness to connect with their own innate wisdom, body and your growing baby. Prenatal will assist mommas in strengthening the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. It can also help alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. This warm and supportive class also provides space for students to connect with other expectant moms. (All levels)

"Yoga has become an integral part of my daily routine. The benefits I receive from an individual class have become as necessary as the nutrients I get from breakfast! Without both I would not be as a productive and content day. I constantly use tools like the breathing techniques and opening stretches off the mat. 
While yoga itself is wonderful, the studio has only made my practice stronger. Every instructor is masterful in adjusting and teaching their students. Never before would I dream of getting up for a seven A.M. class, but the determination inspired by the instructors boots me out of bed! I would recommend yoga at the studio to anyone because everyone can benefit from its practice."   Anonymous Jan. 2014

 

 

Kids Yoga: This active class engages the imagination and creative side of young yogis and yoginis. Students and Teacher co-create the class together, exploring poses through story and song. Yoga builds self-esteem in kids by fostering a noncompetitive spirit; teaches kids to respect, nurture and love themselves and each other. Yoga helps their bodies work more efficient by strengthening muscles, toning internal organs, tuning fine-motor coordination, improves posture and helps kids sleep better. Yoga even helps kids develop their emotional selves, live in the moment, focus on the task at hand and handle problems peacefully. Ages 6-10