Classes

class styles

VINYASA FLOW

Sanctuary Vinyasa Flow is our offering of a flowing style of yoga that seamlessly moves through the poses one breath at a time. Our classes incorporate an intentional and creative blend of sun salutations and other namaskars with a full range of poses sequenced in a way that provides the foundation to cultivate inner and outer alignment, strength and flexibility, stamina and grace. Music is selected for each class that perfectly complements the flow. Join us to grow stronger, connect with your breath, and open your body, mind and heart.

DHARMA YOGA 

Vinyasa series created by Sri Dharma Mittra. These sequences reintegrate the flow of prana throughout the spinal column and facilitate the movement of the vital life force deep into all areas of the physical, metabolic, intuitive and bliss bodies. This promotes harmony within all these layers so a concentrated state of radiant health is achieved. A series of deeper balancing, stretching, back bending, twists and some inverted variations and options will be explored. This practice finishes with Deep Relaxation, breathing exercises, and concentration/meditation certain to bring a deep sense of calm, increased sense of balance, peace, and invigorated energy to all students. Appropriate for all levels.

KoreCentrix® Pilates: Mat Foundation

Pilates is a wonderful series of exercises that creates length in the body while building strength, control, balance, and an incredible core. In this class, you will learn the basic work behind Pilates performed on the mat, while being challenged with sneaky modern updates on all the classic Pilates moves. All levels welcome!

KoreCentrix® Pilates: Essential Core

This class is a progression of the introductory Mat Foundation class. Fundamental Pilates moves are used to progress essential core work on the mat toward a total body workout experience. Classes may include use of weights, bands, balls, and props. Small movements build into continuous sequences of mat and floor exercises with specific breathing. Learn how to maintain a deep abdominal contraction while working different areas, at the same time. You’ll definitely break a sweat! All levels welcome!

POST-NATAL YOGA (MAMA & BABY, OM & GROW YOGA)

This super sweet yoga series is for new mamas and growing babies to create strength and space while connecting, breathing, and moving together. These classes include infant massage techniques and an interactive yoga practice for the mama and baby to grow security and confidence together. Mamas and babies will be guided through a grounding, fluid, and flexible practice that hold space for presence, collective energy, and bonding with baby; to be receptive to the nature of motherhood and creative nurturing. Additional awakening experiences may involve liberating breath work and movement, exercises to reclaim the core, and meeting fellow mama warriors. The format is most conducive for mamas and babies from 6 weeks to super crawling and appropriate for all yoga experience levels. Some participants might be advised to check with their doctor or midwife before attending. Dress is comfortable and bring a receiving blanket and any necessary comfort props for baby. Be prepared for a few smiles and giggles, good company and music, and big fun and mama & baby bliss!

PRE-NATAL

Make room to bloom into motherhood and prepare for the transformation of childbirth. Within every woman is the intuitive wisdom to create, nurture, and transform. This class will offer an empowering path rooted in divine feminine creative power that rises to birth and motherhood. This practice will embrace a sequence of postures, breathwork, and meditation that allows a mother in bloom to create a source of strength and confidence in the natural process of birth, nurture a supple body while it grows to accommodate the life within, and transform into motherhood by connecting to the growing spirit of the baby in bloom. The postures will prepare and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, hips and legs for childbirth, improve circulation that is shared with the baby, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort in pregnancy. The breathwork and meditation will cultivate a deeper awareness of breath and consciousness to embrace during labor, delivery, and beyond.

POWER LATTE

In one way, the quality of our lives can be measured by how well we manage stress and tension. This early morning transformative flowing class is designed to cleanse the body of tension and leave you feeling energized and alive; all without that morning 'cup of joe'.

POWER LUNCH

One of Sanctuary’s signature favorites! Our version of a high powered lunch will restore, revitalize, and renew your body and spirit. The physical nature of the class heats the body from within giving you the opportunity to wring out the stresses of the morning grind. A strong class that will give you the fuel you need for the rest of your day.

SLOW FLOW

Providing the same transformative benefits as our signature Sanctuary Vinyasa Flow class but with a slower pace. A foundational flowing practice that is challenging in it’s own way. A perfect class for beginners or anyone who wants to slow things down while continuing to grow in their practice.

SUPER GENTLE

Mild and meditative 45 minute slow flow class for all shapes and sizes, utilizing props and breathwork, and encouraging self acceptance and laughter. No experience preferred, all are welcome. Join us!

YIN YOGA

Yin Yoga uses long, passive holds to work on the deep, dense connective tissues of the body - the tendons, ligaments and cartilage - which are difficult to energize and open. This deep, passive practice settles you into poses for 3 -10 minutes, bringing you inward.

sanctuary for yoga • 2002 richard jones rd, suite c-102, nashville, tn 37215 • 615-297-8797 • locations & schedules