Studies have shown that practicing Yoga has measurable benefits ranging from the physical: lowering heart rate, improving cardiovascular health, and increasing energy, to the mental: reducing stress, relieving anxiety and depression, and improving focus. No matter which class you venture into, you’re bound to experience some benefits.
Please note: Class is conducted in a unique way by each different instructor– class with one teacher might not be the same experience with another teacher. This is a great reason to try more yoga and explore different approaches with all of our teachers.
Yoga Basics (no experience required, beginners welcome)
A yoga class for those newer to yoga or those wanting a basic flow class. This class introduces foundational yoga postures, teaches you how to breath and helps you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice. Although this class moves at a slower pace than the other vinyasa classes, expect to be challenged both mentally and physically.
Gentle Yoga (all levels & beginners welcome, no experience required)
This general yoga style utilizes holding the classical yoga postures and using different sequencing depending on the instructor for the purpose of strengthening, opening, and cleansing the body. In Hatha-style classes, the poses are held for varying lengths of time, unlike in Vinyasa-style classes where the poses are linked and create a flowing movement from one pose to the next.
Flow Yoga (some prior yoga experience required)
This yoga style requires a good-working knowledge of the basic yoga poses. The emphasis in this class is on synchronizing movement and breath in a flowing movement– inspiring the style name, Flow (‘Vinyasa” in Sanskrit). The postures move from one to the next smoothly in a flow as students move through the basic postures as well as some more challenging variations. Each class incorporates a mix of strengthening poses, twists, balancing poses, backbends, and forward bends. Binding, arm balances and more advanced inversions will be made available to those students who have more advanced practices. Beginner students should be familiar and generally comfortable with the basic poses before trying Vinyasa for the first time. Some prior yoga experience recommended.
Intermediate Yoga Flow (prior yoga experience required)
This is a challenging Vinyasa-based style of yoga focused on building core strength to move you to the next level on the mat. Throughout class you’ll practice progressively more challenging poses in this active and intense practice. As always, modifications are welcome. You don’t have to consider yourself a level 2 student to attend this class however some prior yoga experience required.
Strong Slow Yoga (all levels & beginners welcome, no experience required)
This class still has the feel of a typical vinyasa class while slowing down the pace of class. You will move mindfully while building both strength and balance on the yoga mat. Enjoy slowing down, moving mindfully but powerfully, and breathing deeply. Emphasizing safety and alignment, modifications will be offered so that everyone can work at their own pace with their own authentic breath. You will leave feeling stronger, centered, and refreshed. Open to all levels.
Yin Yoga (all levels & beginners welcome, no experience required)
This lusciously slow and meditative practice is the yogic prescription for chronic tension, feelings of overwhelm, long-term physical imbalance, and/or exhaustion. It is the perfect compliment to more vigorous yoga styles, and a great balancer for high-stress living. Yin yoga targets the body’s connective tissue. Unlike our Vinyasa / Flow (yang) practice, yin yoga is a slower paced class with long held passive poses this nurturing and gentle practice, using multiple pillows and props. This class is beneficial to any students who are looking to deeply relax and explore each posture. It is also a great option for students with special health needs and/or injuries, those in care-taking positions, and anyone seeking a calming and renewing adaptation of classic Yoga poses. Open to all levels.
Deep Relaxation Mediation (all levels & beginners welcome, no experience required)
This meditation practice is designed to bring your Central Nervous System into “Rest, Digest and Restore” mode, where healing work at the cellular level can occur. Deep Relaxation Meditation is the perfect way to restore and reset your body and mind. The class begins with restorative yoga poses to help prepare the body to settle into a comfortable and relaxing position. A guided meditation follows the restorative yoga practice. Several props are used in both the restorative poses as well as the supine position you relax into for guided meditation in order to fully support the body and allow you to enjoy the practice without any strain or tension. Benefits include the release of muscular, emotional and mental tension. No experience necessary. All are welcome
$5 Community Yoga (some prior yoga experience required)
An all-levels vinyasa class offered to our community at a discounted rate by a recently certified instructor in training. Poses will be explained in detail, and students are given time to find comfort and ease in each posture. The physical asana portion of each class contains: warm-ups, sun salutations, balancing, back bends, forward bends, twists, and inversions that is focused on movement and breath.
Note to our students:
Regardless of your experience level the use of props is always welcome and encouraged. In addition, modifications are welcome when needed (to accommodate any limitations, injuries, conditions, etc). The safety and comfort level of each student is of the utmost importance at Quincy Yoga and Massage.