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.
Align and Refine Yoga: A traditional Hatha Yoga class . This class is designed for the student with yoga experience. Students will hold asanas (postures) for longer holding times, to bring awareness to the alignment of the body and mind.
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.
Relax and Restore: This class offers a balancing blend of relaxing restorative poses and deep Yin postures. The support of props during restorative yoga allows the body and mind to fully surrender and recharge, activating the parasympathetic nervous system for a total spirit reboot. Yin yoga targets the connective tissues and joints to release stored tension and blockages. You will leave class feeling completely centered and energized! Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to secure your spot and set up your space.
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
Vinyasa Basics: Vinyasa is fluid movement to link the poses through sun salutations, balance, twists and inversions. Using the breath to create rhythm, focus and body awareness. This is a vigorous yoga class designed to energize and detoxify the body while calming the mind and the spirit. Bring a yoga mat, towel, water and wear layers that can be removed. This is an all levels class, previous yoga experience is suggested
Yin/Yang Yoga The combination of passive (yin) and vigorous (yang) yoga practices, is rooted in the idea that, in order to create balance in your overall practice, you need to alternately exert and quiet yourself. In traditional yoga, this pair of complementary wings is known as abhyasa (practice) and vairagya (dispassion). The yang practice consists primarily of a flowing sequences of standing postures, much like an extended Sun Salutation. The yin sequences targets the deep, dense connective tissues- the tendons, ligaments and cartilage and activates the the movement of prana or “life force” through he core of the body.
Yin Yoga and Reiki Yin Yoga is a deep, intense practice that expands the range of motion of connective tissues, releases emotions and increases the flow of prana (life force energy) throughout the body. Reiki is a healing, spiritual practice in which a practitioner uses light touch. The union of these two modalities, in a class format, enhances the therapeutic possibilities normally experienced by each, targeting specific areas of the body and promoting an overall sense of well-being.
Yoga Basics: An all level yoga class for all students. Great class for students new to yoga, as well as students with limitations. This class is a slow pace traditional Hatha class.
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 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
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