Class Styles & Levels
These classes are designed to accommodate all experience levels in one class. These moderately-paced classes offer modifications and variations suitable for new beginners to advanced students. Suitable for ALL students.
LEVEL 1: BRAND NEW & CONTINUING BEGINNERS
Designed for beginners, these classes provide a safe environment and are suitable for anyone to experience the benefits of yoga and learn the basics. Focus is on the correct alignment of basic postures within one’s own body and basic transitions between postures. No experience or flexibility required.
LEVEL 3: INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED STUDENTS
For students with an ongoing practice, these classes offer a more challenging practice to help you go deeper by working on more advanced postures and methods of practice. Recommended for students with at least 12 months of consistent practice. Not suitable for beginners.
These varied paced, more vigorous classes are designed to accommodate a variety of experience levels in one setting. Modifications are given for easier variations of postures as well as invitations to experience more intermediate or advanced forms of a pose. Not suitable for new beginners.
LEVEL 2: ADVANCED BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE
These classes are for both continuing beginners and students who are ready to step up the pace to build strength, increase flexibility, and breath awareness. Through more advanced variations of our Level 1 classes and a more vigorous pace, a wider range of poses, transitions and sequences will be introduced. Open to all levels including beginners with a solid understanding of the basics.
We welcome all our friends who are experiencing the amazing and wonderful adventure of pregnancy to Sanctuary. All Sanctuary teachers are versed in making appropriate modifications or adjustments to the flow of the class to accommodate you. You are welcome to join any class which suits your current level of yoga ability/practice.
SANCTUARY 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.
Vinyasa flow with sequences that build upon each other, adding an asana (pose) per flow. The flows are repeated with poses held longer and with variation. These sequences link breath and movement, helping to clear your mind, build internal heat and challenge your entire body. Appropriate for continuing beginners / mixed level.
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.
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.
STRENGTH & ALIGNMENT
All levels of Vinyasa flow class to engage and stretch the body with emphasis on spinal alignment and muscular engagement. Maximizing the physical benefits using props for lifting and lengthening. Appropriate for all levels.
A creative vinyasa class that explores poses and transitions from various perspectives. Each class is intentionally sequenced to reinforce and strengthen key alignment and stability needed to progress safely into variations and transitions. Progressive stages are offered with more time to explore each pose and related transitions. A fun and challenging class! Mixed levels. Not appropriate for new beginners.
RISE & REVIVE
Start your day with an energizing yoga flow, pranayama practice and meditation. This 60min virtual yoga class has an emphasis on physical alignment, nervous system regulation and functional movement. A practice that will ready your body and focus your mind so you feel centered, capable and clear for the day ahead. Yoga blocks and a blanket are nice to have but not required. This class is all levels and beginners are welcome!
RESTORATIVE & YIN
Restorative Yoga is a rich practice of deep and meditative support, both physically and emotionally. The practitioner is held by bolsters, pillows, and blankets for sustained periods of time in deeply rejuvenative postures. By supporting the body with props, the practice stimulates and relaxes the body moving toward a balanced state. Perfect for all levels.
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.
CANDLELIGHT FLOW & RESTORE
With an emphasis on balancing strength and softness, this blended class will take you through a vinyasa practice sequenced to awaken inner strength, then guide you into a series of restorative postures designed to facilitate deep relaxation and opening in the body and mind. Walk away feeling rested and replenished.
GROUND & RESTORE
For students looking for a sweet spot between Slow Flow and Restorative yoga, this class offers both gentle movement and stillness, while staying close to the ground. With a combination of fully-supported postures, "finding the edge" in deeper holds, breath work, and small-range dynamic movement, you'll leave feeling relaxed, open, and recharged.
New To Yoga?
Student Guidelines & Class Etiquette
We’re very happy to meet you and welcome everyone to join us. These simple guidelines are designed to enhance your yoga practice and the collective experience. ~ Namaste
As with any exercise program, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor prior to beginning a new practice.
Avoid eating heavily 2-3 hours before class.
Please be on time. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for class. Allow time to sign in for the class and get settled in the room.
Enter quietly and remove your shoes before entering the yoga studio.
Please take a moment to introduce yourself to the teacher and mention any injuries or conditions that you are currently experiencing.
You may register and pay online for class before you arrive to reserve your spot in class. Register here.
Please Note: The exterior door to the building remains locked. You must ring the intercom to enter the building. The studio entrance is on the 2nd floor. Once class begins, students will not be admitted so please plan to arrive early.
Be mindful of the space around you. If you notice that someone needs a space for their mat in the room, be considerate and make space near you.
Leave cell phones outside of the studio or turn them off.
We provide a wide variety of yoga props for your use. Be mindful of the students in the next class and return them neatly.
Abandon the competitive mindset. Start where you are and be kind and loving to yourself. Even though some classes may have a variety of levels in them, you should work at a pace that is appropriate for you.