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(All classses at BHNY allow for children to practice as long as there is spacial awareness of self and they can stay on their mat.)

More Vigorous Styles

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Flow yoga, also known as Vinyasa yoga, is a term that encompasses several styles of yoga. What they all share is a focus on synchronizing the body’s motions and the breath. This synchronization results in a very steady practice, and it increases mental focus. This class will help you build heat, strength and flexibility. Expect to repeat series of flowing postures and longer holds.

Sunrise Vinyasa Flow

Start your day with a sweet and mindful moving meditation. You’ll be guided to move through sun salutations, backbends and twists to wake up your body. You’ll leave with a sense of grounding energy, prepared to take on your day.

Lunchtime Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Taking time for yourself mid-day to come to your mats for a rejuvenating and energized flow class for all levels!

Power Flow Yoga

Energetic and powerful Power inspired Vinyasa class where students will move from one pose to the next while connecting to their breath (Ujjayi pranayama) with their movements. This class will encourage the student to tune into their bodies. The sequence offers strength building, while also encouraging a meditative state through focus on the present.

Dharma Vinyasa Flow (All levels)

A multi-level and physically absorbing vinyasa class that offers a balance of strength, flexibility, and endurance to challenge any student. Poses will be offered at varying levels and the teacher will be able to take each student where they need to go. Dharma Vinyasa integrates the flow of prana through the spinal column and supports healthy vitality deeply into all areas of the physical, metabolic, pranic, and bliss bodies. Dharma Vinyasa promotes harmony within all these layers so a concentrated state of radiant health is achieved.The class will begin with a warm up and transition to stationary poses for meditation. This class will include all 8-limbs of yoga.

Jivamukti Vinyasa Flow

Jivamukti Vinyasa Flow presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month essay, supported by chanting, breath awareness, vigorous vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. Suitable to all levels of practitioner.

Candlelight Flow

End your weekend with the tranquility of Candlelight Yoga. This class blends pranayama (deep breathing exercises), heating the body through movement, and restorative poses with a focus on relaxing into the deepest layers of the body to return us to a place of release, surrender and calm. During the class we will be exploring poses to restore your natural rhythm, dissolve tension and cultivate a deep sense of well-being that will support you well after the class is over. The deep stretch class will improve joint flexibility, free stagnation in the muscle tissue, lubricate the joints and foster a quiet, meditative state.


 

Less Vigorous Styles

Beginner’s Yoga

Learn the fundamentals of asana practice through a focus on alignment. You’ll be guided through a series of breath-linking movements and encouraged to explore your body’s needs. Many options will be provided throughout the practice.

Yoga Basics

Each Yoga Basics class is part of a four-week fundamentals course that explores a different theme each week:

  • week one: standing asanas
  • week two: forward bending asanas
  • week three: backward bending asanas
  • week four: inversions, meditation and “putting it all together.”

In Yoga Basics, alignment is the emphasis. Students are taught “how to do” asanas as well as the use of props. The class provides the underlying structure to help a student be able to eventually enter into various vinyasa flow classes intelligently and safely. Beginners are encouraged to take all four weeks of the Yoga Basic course. Intermediate and advanced students will also benefit from exploring the alignment essentials presented in these classes. This class is suitable for beginners, but open to all levels of practitioner.

Gentle Yoga

Designed for when you prefer a class less vigorous than Flow Yoga. This class includes gentle stretches, breathing, and simple movements designed to systematically increase the range of motion in your joints and increase energy. This class is ideal for students with chronic symptoms such as muscle/joint pain, stiffness, weakness, or fatigue.

Meditative Flow

Cultivate mindfulness through a slow-paced flow connecting breath and active movement, beginning or ending with meditation and restorative, for a purifying, strengthening, balanced, and inner ease practice. Appropriate for beginner and intermediate students.

Restorative Yoga

In this class you’ll use props such as bolsters, blankets, and blocks to get into deeply nourishing poses. Poses are held for 5-20 minutes and 2-3 poses are usually explored per class. Restorative yoga reduces stress and allows the nervous system to calm so you can lead a more balanced life.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a nourishing and grounding practice – a delicious counterbalance to a vigorous asana practice. Give your muscles a break and stimulate the deeper tissues in your body. Through long-held poses, props and breath work, you’ll guide your attention to your body’s fascia, ligaments, and joints – the places in your body that require a yin practice to open and release. (All Levels)

Yoga for Healing

This class is a safe and sacred place for internal reflection and connection.  We will practice a combination of slow and grounding Yin and Restorative postures, with long holds in order to encourage deep release. We will practice pranayama (breathing techniques) to reduce stress, release anxiety, and clear the psychic channels.  Essential oils will supplement our meditation, and crystal singing bowls will promote relaxation and healing into all cells of your being.


MEDITATION & MORE

Meditation

Meditation is an important aspect to yoga that improves our overall well-being by developing inner-peace, compassion, and our intuition. You will learn how to cultivate awareness and begin to find equanimity in all of life’s challenges. Blankets are provided though many enjoy bringing their own cushions. All levels.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, offers deep relaxation in a shorter time period. It is said that 45 minutes is equivalent to three hours of sleep. Explore this guided meditation to a state of mind between wakefulness and sleep. Focus on personal goals and dreams, while letting go of stress, tension, and anxiety.


PRIVATE SESSIONS

Treat yourself or another to one or several private sessions with any of our yoga teachers. 

Private 75min sessions

Are you interested in making faster progress, going deeper into the practice, or getting your yoga questions answered? We will help you foster a more regular yoga practice that is convenient to your schedule in a comfortable one-on-one environment. Private yoga ensures that you are practicing yoga that is safe and effective for you.

30min Check-ups

Students who work one-on-one with a skilled yoga teacher will be more invested in their practice. 30-minute check-ups for $60 will be offered to students so they can learn better alignment, asanas and answer any questions. The teacher will learn about your limitations or injuries and provide a safe and encouraging environment for you to develop your skills and confidence.

Schedule a Private Yoga Session or 30-minute Yoga check-up