Restorative Yoga, known also as Gentle Therapeutics Yoga, is the yoga of non-doing and the core practice underlying the essence of all yoga. Even those with an active dynamic practice will benefit greatly from the inner peace and deep release of this restorative class. It is the practice of entering into Yoga postures using an assortment of props: blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps, walls, chairs, eye pillows etc. Supported and stabilized by various props, one experiences the yoga postures as profoundly relaxing and deeply rejuvenating, invoking a natural state of healing rest, renewal and equanimity.
Supported and passive yoga postures allow the body to naturally release, letting go of held tension and stress. The results are a balanced state of being from inside out. A restorative class is a life enhancing practice and is appropriate for anyone at any age or stage of life and in any physical condition.
Intro to Yoga
If you’re new to yoga and think you’re not strong enough or flexible enough to practice, start here. Our highly qualified staff will guide you step-by-step into the yoga practice. You will gain much-needed information about the special yogic breathing system, proper bodily alignment and the spiritual tradition of the yoga. You will get a chance to ask lots of questions and build a relationship to the practice and yourself. All levels welcome.
We also offer Four Week Intro To Yoga Courses ideally suited to guide Beginners through the initial journey into yoga. This is a perfect way for you to start yoga in a relaxed, comfortable and nurturing environment. Please find more information here.
Intro to Yoga Course (Check Events Page)
Check our events page for the next Introduction to Yoga course here.
If you’re not sure what class to attend, you will find your open space in this class with a balanced mix between physical exercise and a tranquil state of mind. Based in traditional Ashtanga Yoga, this class emphasizes technique, tradition, alignment and inspiration. You will learn yoga postures in a flowing sequence of movement and experience new potentials of strength and flexibility. Appropriate for mixed levels.
When you’re ready for the full Ashtanga experience, this is the class for you. In a fast-paced, dynamic sequence that opens new dimensions of the mind-body-breathe connection, you will begin to move into a direct experience of the flow of the practice. With careful emphasis on the traditional vinyasa method, this class presents the full Ashtanga Yoga Primary series. It is taught only by people who are qualified and will keep the integrity and purity of the practice. Prior yoga experience and proficiency or a high level of athletic conditioning recommended. Be prepared to sweat.
Are you ready for a new, fun and exciting challenge? Join an amazing melting pot of yoga practitioners and taste the inspirational energy of practicing in the traditional method. “Mysore” is named after the city in South India where we have learned this method from our teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Here you build a relationship with a highly qualified teacher and receive the honor of partaking in the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Yoga as it has been taught in India for centuries and is still taught today. All levels welcome. No prior experience necessary; beginners must commit to practicing for a minimum of one month for three days a week practice with the same teacher.
These classes are taught only by highly trained teachers who are dedicating a good portion of their lives to the study and practice of the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in India. Not your average yoga class.
This Yin Yoga class is a meditative practice that consists of floor postures held passively for extended periods of time (1-5 minutes). The postures target the underlying connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and back. The practice of surrender opens the body and helps students cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation.
Suitable for all levels of practitioners. Moon Days only.
Miami Life Center offers donation based community classes with our Teacher Trainee Graduates. Come deepen your practice and support the future teachers of Miami and beyond.
The class is open to all levels and is donation based. Suggested donation is $5.
Meditation Sangha Meeting
The Blue Ocean Sangha is a lay Buddhist community that practices mindfulness by following the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. This weekly meeting provides you with a resource for study and practice of Socially Engaged Buddhism. A perfect way to spend your Sundays, in this Sangha meeting you will practice sitting and walking meditation, hear a dharma teaching and participate in related discussions. Blankets and sitting cushions are available in limited numbers, so please feel free to bring your own. All are welcome in this community regardless of race, ethnic origin, religious practice or sexual orientation. No charge, donation only.