Our Class Descriptions are a great place to start to learn all the fabulous classes offered here at The Yoga Studio in San Jose.

Try all of our different yoga classes to find the style and teachers that are right for you!  Ashtanga, Power Flow, Aerial Yoga and Vinyasa classes tend to be the more physically demanding classes, while Gentle Yoga, Yin & Breath and more restorative yoga classes are less physically challenging.

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Yoga Classes San Jose CA

TYS™ Aerial Yoga

TYS™ Aerial Yoga has its deep roots in Unnata® Aerial Yoga, Ashtanga and Yin yoga.   TYS™ Aerial Yoga is an intelligent and complex style of Aerial Yoga.  It keeps you moving from one pose to the next, whether it’s on the mat or in the hammock, in a deep and slow flow.  Instead of just linking the breath to the movement, you begin to move like the breath, in a wave of Yin and Yang as it …

  • Repeats the cycle of heating and cooling the body.
  • softens the muscles through compression and decompression.
  • integrates the body together as well as pulling it apart, in a good way.
  • grounds the body then elevates it again physically and energetically.

 

TYS™ Aerial Yoga uses a soft fabric hammock that supports up to a 1000 pounds to suspend practitioners while they do Yoga poses, so don’t worry about your height or size.  Find an appropriate level of class for you, and come to experience the magic of our Aerial classes.

Here are the level of Aerial classes we offer:

  • Level 1 – appropriate for beginners or anyone who enjoys a more gentle pace.
  • Mixed Levels – various options will be offered for each pose making it more accessible for everyone.
  • Level II – this class is not for beginners, even if you have been practicing or teaching Yoga.  Please make sure you are comfortable in the Mixed Level class before trying this class.  This class is loaded with fun, but it is challenging.

TYS™ Gentle Aerialyoga class descriptions

In this delightful and relaxing class, the hammock is hung only one foot from the floor enabling a gentler form of flowing movement that energizes the body, sooth tired muscles and releases tight areas. This soulful practice is a great way to awaken and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.

TYS™ Aerial Yoga for Kids
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There is a growing body of evidence indicating that physical activity and fitness can benefit both health and academic performance for children. Regular participation in physical activity and higher levels of physical fitness have been linked to improved academic performance and brain functions, such as longer attention span and memory. These brain functions are the foundation for learning. Even single session of physical activity has been associated with better scores on academic tests, improved concentration, and more efficient transfers of information from short- to long-term memory. While physical activity keeps children healthy, it is also a great way to introduce Yoga to kids in a fun and playful way. Kids naturally love hanging upside down. Hanging out with us can literally turn your kid into a healthier and happier kid.

TYS™ Aerial Yin
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There is a growing body of evidence indicating that physical activity and fitness can benefit both health and academic performance for children. Regular participation in physical activity and higher levels of physical fitness have been linked to improved academic performance and brain functions, such as longer attention span and memory. These brain functions are the foundation for learning. Even single session of physical activity has been associated with better scores on academic tests, improved concentration, and more efficient transfers of information from short- to long-term memory. While physical activity keeps children healthy, it is also a great way to introduce Yoga to kids in a fun and playful way. Kids naturally love hanging upside down. Hanging out with us can literally turn your kid into a healthier and happier kid.

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Alignment Flow

This class involves intelligent sequencing with a focus on alignment as you flow through each movement along the smoothness of your breath. While this class will be fun and encouraging, it will also build strength and flexibility. Students will gain a greater understanding of the postures and leave the class feeling energized, empowered, grounded and relaxed. This is a strong practice but is suitable for all levels.

Power Fusion

This class is designed to build strength and flexibility as well as improve endurance and posture. We will focus on warming up the body to build heat and confidence in the poses while learning how to blend in the breath for fluid movements. Then we will take time to explore arm balances and inversions in an approachable way where you feel grounded, empowered and strong as you lift off the ground. We will finish with closing postures that will allow relaxation of the body and mind. Builds confidence, reduces stress and enhances overall well being. Will be geared to your personal level of practice so this class is appropriate for all levels.

Slow Flowashtanga

Slower is stronger, while this is not a gentle vinyasa, it is suitable for all levels of practitioners. The heart of this class is a deep, slow-flowing vinyasa practice. We focus on using our breath to guide us as move through asanas. By timing our breath with the movement, moving at the rate of each inhalation and exhalation, we connect the mind to the body and the body to the breath. The slower pace allows you to remain mindful of your movements, and to truly explore your body from the inside out. As we take time with each posture, we remember those sweet spots, and those tiny variations we found while hanging out in a pose. You will leave this class feeling replenished, awake and renewed.

Candlelight Vinyasa

Experience a yoga flow class like you have never before. Lit by candlelight, it flows like Vinyasa, energizes like power and soothes your soul like Restorative. This beautiful class gives you the ability to really look inward as you move from pose to pose in soft lighting. Through this process, you’ll find the mental clarity and focus to achieve more than you ever imagined! It’s an all levels class that will let beginners build an accessible flow practice while providing experienced yoga practitioners with a chance to play their edge and challenge themselves. It will tone your body, mind and spirit, and you’ll leave glistening in more ways than one.

TYS® Gentle VinyasaGentle Vinyasa

This is a gentle flow practice integrating traditional sun salutations with strengthening warrior postures. Because kinesthetic memory builds only through consistency of practice, repetition of movement is used to deeply open into the undernourished pockets of tension within the body and cultivate a sense of ease and stability. An excellent introduction to the profound benefits of breath linked movement. The flow sequence is always sealed by long held restorative Asana.

Warm VinyasaTYS® Warm Vinyasa

Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement”.  This class offers intelligent and balanced sequence that is challenging yet available to all levels of practitioners. This class invites mindfulness in standing poses, playfulness in balancing poses, compassion in backbends and adventure with inversions.  The smooth and continuous flow deepens breathing, increases endurance, tests your balance and builds flexibility.   Room is heated to approx. 75-80 degrees.

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Yoga Tune Up® Flow

Yoga Tune Up® Flow is a combination of Warm Vinyasa Flow and self deep tissue massage using Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls. We start the class using Yoga Tune Up® Therapy balls to roll out the bodies’ tight knots, sore spots to increase blood circulation, muscle hydration, making you feel rejuvenated. As the body reset to the state of harmony, we’ll flow through our Vinyasa sequences of the day which is always different from one class to the next. Yoga Tune Up® Flow emphasize breath with movement, self tailored alignments, and the connection between mind and body. We wind down the class with yin poses to allow the engaged body to soften, relaxed, and relieved. You will leave this class feeling lighter and better than when you arrive.

Flow and HoldHatha yoga class description san jose

A style of hatha yoga, Flow & Hold employs both upbeat, flowing sequences and long-held asana to provide a well-rounded practice that will help develop strength and resilience while allowing time to drop into a meditative state. The contrasts of movement and static holds, tension and relaxation, and a variety of breathing techniques helps develop a deeper awareness of body and mind.

Gentle Yoga

Set the tone for your day with this gentle, life balancing practice. The class aims to strengthen, balance and rejuvenate the body through gentle and restorative movement, bringing a sense of calm to the nervous system. By creating balance in the body the mind will learn to follow. This class comprises a combination of postures coordinated with the breath, simple breathing techniques and a short guided meditation. The class is for all all levels of experience and flexibility.

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This is an all levels class that is designed to promote self-mastery of the body, mind and spirit. The class will begin with a short discussion on the specific muscles and joints that will be focused in that class, followed by a long and juicy yoga tune up ball roll out. We move onto joint mobilization and fluid movements to create healthier joints and work towards a greater mind-body connection. The class ends with longer holding stretches, guided relaxation and pranayama