Our Yoga class Offerings
The Saint Paul Yoga Center offers many types and levels of yoga classes, from novice classes to classes for very experienced practitioners.
Level of Yoga Classes
Our beginner yoga classes guide students through fundamental yoga postures, and focuses on meeting students where their bodies are at. Yoga classes include stretching, strengthening, balance practice, and alignment work in the postures. We do simple work with the breath, and include all major aspects of classical yoga. Most beginner yoga classes have an emphasis on standing, seated, and relaxation poses.
Some students practice at the beginning level for a few months, while others practice for years. There is no “normal” or “right” pace to move, only what you are comfortable with and what works for you.
This is generally used as a step between beginning level and continuing level. For students who have spent significant time on beginning classes and feel they are ready to move to the next step in their practice.
For the student who has completed at least six months of the beginning and beginning/continuing courses. It builds on the study of fundamental poses and introduces inversions and back arches. When students reach the continuing stage, home practice is highly encouraged.
For those continuing students with a regular personal practice and an understanding of how to work with their specific needs.
Types of Yoga Classes
A fun experience, ideal for senior citizens and anyone wanting a slower-paced class. Using gentle postures and movement, one builds strength, flexibility and grace with appropriate challenges.
A method that emphasizes precise alignment in the poses, the use of props to enable all students to benefit from the effects of poses, and a focus on the philosophical tenets upon which yoga is based. Called ‘Iyengar Yoga,’ it draws from the life and teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014), who devoted his life to practicing and teaching yoga, and was a true yoga master. Its teachers typically follow a common syllabus and methodology, and undergo rigorous, specialized training.
The hatha-based restorative yoga classes Danielle teaches are focused on the practitioners. Each pose includes modifications that allow everyone, regardless of age, flexibility, or strength, to access the benefits of yoga. You will leave each class feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, having lengthened and strengthened muscles that may have been tightened or misaligned for quite some time.
A slower-paced vinyasa class, with longer holds and often a more gentle, lunar sequence of poses (think cooling and slowing down, versus heating and speeding up). Students may find this class to be restorative, while also challenging as it explores movement, stillness, strength, and surrender. Beginners and more experienced yoga practitioners are welcome.
A physically challenging vigorous, breath-based practice consisting of strong flowing movement. Open to students of all ability levels who are INJURY FREE and can take care of themselves independently.
Whatever your level of flexibility, you can benefit from this unique alignment-based class. Tight students will increase flexibility, and flexible students will build strength to support their mobility. Explore how to use modifications and props to improve your practice. It’s not about being able to touch your toes!