Class Styles

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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.

Yoga Basics

Yoga Basics connects you to your breath and body in a safe practice for all levels of students. This class is ideal for students who are new to yoga, looking for a relaxing practice and alignment instruction. Making the Ashtanga Yoga practice accessible for everyone, you will begin each yoga session with simple breathing exercises and work your body softly through a progression of yoga postures. Each class gives you a firm foundation in the Ashtanga Yoga method while allowing room for experimentation, variety, special instruction and time for injuries. You will build strength, movement coordination, body integration and flexibility.

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.

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.

Slow Flow

Slow Flow is an intelligently designed sequence of asanas that allows all of the muscles in the entire body to completely release and relax. We attempt to stay in the asanas for longer periods of time to allow deeper integration into the postures, eliminate urgency within our practice, reduce excessive heat in the body and eradicate deep rooted habitual patterns (samskaras). By remaining present in postures that challenge us, we are training our minds to remain calm, steady and comfortable in the face of uncomfortable circumstances.

This sequence works as a perfect compliment to the Ashtanga Yoga Method or as a preparation for any student interested in beginning a Mysore or Guided Ashtanga practice. This class promotes a limber, strong and flexible physical body as well as a calm and serene mind. All Levels.

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.

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.