Class Styles

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Gentle Therapeutics

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.

Half Primary

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.

Full Primary

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.

Intermediate

As the level of our shala’s practitioners advances, and as more and more of you are practicing into the Nadi Shodana Series, we see it only fit to offer you a class in which you can practice the series in its classic form with emphasis on correct vinyasa counts as well as technique.
At first we will focus on the first half of the series (up to Dwi Pada Sirsana) and as the group becomes more proficient we will venture into the final part. The class will also include instruction in the Nadi Shodana breathing technique, aimed at purifying your nadis and cleansing your nervous system.
PLEASE NOTE: To ensure safety and a solid level of 2nd series practice you will need the approval of the teacher to join this class. Please speak with Patrick if you are interested in participating.

Mysore Style

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.

Community Class

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.