Our Classes


Basic Beginning Yoga

Thursdays 4:30 pm

On going, Drop-in Class | Drop-in rate or class pass

A welcoming space for students who are new to yoga, or for more experienced students who want to reconnect with the fundamentals. This class is taught in the Vinyasa style, but with special attention paid to alignment and breath. Some classes may introduce students to chanting and the philosophy of yoga.

Basic Beginning Yoga at Yoga Among Friends

Community Yoga Class

Select Sundays 1–1:50 pm

Runs 9/16/18–2/24/19

Will NOT meet on
10/14, 11/4, 12/2 & 1/6

Drop-in Class | Free

Taught by our 200-hour teacher trainees, these free all-level hatha classes are truly a community yoga experience. Our teachers-in-training are gaining practice and experience honing their craft. Students should come with an open mind and a willingness to experience yoga in a new way!

Fundamentals of Yoga Class at Yoga Among Friends

*Fundamentals
of Yoga

Mondays 7:30 pm
• Aug 13– Sep 24,
no class Sep 3

Saturdays 8 am
On-going, Drop-in at
$18/class or use class pass

 

6 week series | $104 | Registration required; No drop-ins

This progressive 6 week introductory series is designed for students who are new to yoga (beginners) and those who need a stronger foundation. Students will explore the basics of yoga; develop strength, balance, and flexibility; and experience the peace of mind yoga promises.  

In this class you will cover fundamental poses, learn diaphragmatic breathing, focus on grounding & alignment, and begin to practice meditation.

Upon completion of the series, you will be ready to take any level yoga class or develop a safe personal practice tailored to your current age, health, and lifestyle.  

People of every fitness level, from the tri-athlete to the sedentary individual can participate in this course in a safe, fun, and caring environment. 

If you catch us mid-session, you can attend Fundamentals of Yoga as a drop-in on Saturdays from 8-9am.


Iyengar

Tuesdays 7:30 pm

Wednesdays 9:30 am

Saturdays 11 am

On going, Drop-in Class | Drop-in rate or class pass

Slower pace. Focuses on classic postures and correct alignment in the body. Developed by B.K.S. Iyengar, Iyengar yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga that emphasizes detail, precision, and alignment in the performance of postures (asana) and breath control (pranayama).  

Through the practice of Iyengar yoga, students develop strength, mobility, and stability.  Asana and pranayama are grouped together and practiced in sequence to ensure that students progress gradually by moving from simple poses to more complex ones and develop their mind, body, and spirit in a step-by-step process.

Iyengar yoga often makes use of props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets to aid in the performance of asana.  The props enable students to perform the asanas correctly, minimizing the risk of injury or strain and making them accessible to students of all sizes, ages, and abilities.

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*Meditation for Adults and Teens

Tuesdays 6:15pm
• Jul 10–Aug 14
• Sep 4–Oct 9

Small Studio: 8 students maximum

Note: if the 6:15 class fills, we may offer another time on Tuesdays at 7:25pm

 

6 week series | $104 | Registration required; NO drop-ins due to small class size

Meditation can be difficult to do it on your own and finding a meditation group can provide the necessary encouragement for developing a consistent practice. 

During this 6 week class, you will be supported in the process of reconnecting to a place of deep relaxation and inner calm. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned meditator, you will feel a real connection with others as we sit together and meditate. 

Every week you will be guided through a different meditation, focusing on breath, mantra, visualization and body scan. These meditation tools with help you continue your meditation practice at home, work or school. Afterwards, you will have the option to discuss and share your experiences about the meditations.


Meditative Flow
(Hatha Vinyasa)

Sundays 9 am

On going, Drop-in Class | Drop-in rate or class pass

A level 1-2 mix of vinyasa flow and static postures. In this class, you will experience an intermediate Interdisciplinary Vinyassa flow practice. You will learn to heighten your awareness to the subtle sensations that arise as you dive deeper into the your own individual expression of yoga.  Although you will experience a vigorous flow, what lies beneath the surface is the attitude of relaxed awareness. You will learn to be mindful of each pose and the space in between. In this class, you will experience a creative sequence combining conscious awareness of the breath and synchronized movement. Restorative yoga postures  are integrated at the end of the class to  come to a deep place of relaxation as we finish the practice.


*Prenatal Yoga

Tuesdays 6 pm
• Aug 14–Sep 18
• Sep 25–Oct 30

6 week Series | $104 ($19 drop-in) | Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome

Stretching and mindful breathing for pregnant women and their babies. Designed to reduce the aches and pains that accompany pregnancy, prenatal yoga offers expectant mothers strength and stamina.  

This class teaches special breathing techniques, hip openers, and helps prepare the body to give birth.  Learn techniques to alleviate lower back pain, leg pain, and slumping postures by practicing gentle & modified yoga poses.  

Prenatal yoga is appropriate for expectant mothers at all stages of pregnancy.


*Restorative Yoga

Wednesdays 4:30 pm
• July 25–Aug 29

6 week Series | $104 ($19 drop-in) | Registration required, No drop-ins

This Restorative Yoga class is a time to nourish, nurture and create balance in your body, mind, and spirit.  Students will connect to the body through sequencing that supports our whole being. Ellen will provide breath awareness, visualization, and auditory guidance creating an imprint empowering the student.  A restorative practice frequently relies on the use of props to achieve a deep level of relaxation.  

This deep conscious relaxation benefits all the organ systems of the body.  A few of the measureable results include: reduced blood pressure, lower serum triglycerides & blood sugar levels; increase in “good” cholesterol; improved digestion, elimination, and fertility; relaxed muscles; and reduced insomnia & generalized fatigue. These benefits work together to create a more harmonious state of being.  Research shows the effects of rest calm the nervous system and reverse the effects of stress and aging.  

This is a great class for people who are new to yoga (beginners) as well as those who are recovering from certain injuries or trauma, those who need to de-stress from work, and those or restore from a more vigorous yoga practice (or who workout, run, lift weights, play golf, play tennis and/or participate is other moderate/vigorous sports and exercise programs).

Each class ends with a meditative guided relaxation called Yoga Nidra which can bring the healing effects of deep sleep to the mind as well as body restoring your whole being. 


Vinyasa Flow
Yoga

Mondays 10 am, 6 pm

Tuesdays 9:30 am, 6 pm

Wednesdays 6 pm

Thursdays 9:30 am

Thursdays 6 pm

Fridays 9:30 am

Saturdays 9:15 am

Sundays 10:30 am

On going, drop-in class | Drop-in rate or class pass

Faster pace, aerobic. Promotes deep and even breathing. Vinyasa flow yoga is a dynamic form of yoga in which movement is coordinated with the breath, and transitions between postures are seamless. It creates a moving meditation that allows practitioners to be the witness and let go of their attachments. Vinyasa movements are smooth and are dance-like in their flow.

Level 1

For students who are new to yoga or experienced students who want to reconnect with the key elements of yoga. Level 1 classes emphasize breathing and alignment, with some focus on meditation and chanting techniques.

Level 2 & 3

Level 2 classes are designed for more experienced students. These classes explore deeper concepts of yoga, including dristi (eye positions), bandhas (internal locks), and advanced asana postures (including arm balances, half lotus, and headstands). Classes incorporate meditation & chanting.

Laura jane leading Vinyasa Flow at Yoga Among Friends

Vigorous Vinyasa Flow

Fridays 6 pm
 

On going, drop-in class | Drop-in rate or class pass

Vigorous Vinyasa Flow offers students an opportunity to explore more advanced asanas while incorporating breathwork and use of bandhas.  

Students should expect a challenging  class that allows you to deepen your practice by exploring the edges of your perceived limitations.  

Each class is well rounded with rotating emphasis on arm balances, inversions, twists, and backbends.  

This class is suitable for students in good health and some yoga experience.

Vigorous Vinyasa Flow at Yoga Among Friends

Yoga for Anxiety

Thursdays 7:30p
• Aug 2–Sep 6
• Sep 13–Oct 18

6 week Series | $104 | Registration required

Yoga for anxiety is a unique class designed to help you quiet your mind through simple postures, breathing exercises, visual imagery, and healing meditations. Learn how to use the tools of yoga and mindfulness that are so valuable in treating anxiety and stress relief management. Experience what medical research is now reporting - that breathing and meditation positively influence your health, calming your nervous system, and allowing your body to restore and heal. Beginners welcome!


Yoga for Healthy Aging

Fridays 11:30am
 

On going, Drop-in Class | Drop-in rate or class pass

The signs of aging are an honorable gift. They are a wake up call to the choices we must make regarding our quality of life. If you want to feel good and live well then come join us! 

Through slow flowing Hatha yoga, this class incorporates static, dynamic, and restorative poses focused on flexibility, agility, balance and strength. Breathwork and mind body techniques are also included to calm the effects of stress on your physical and emotional health and quiet your mind.

This class will help with injury prevention, improving joint motion, changes in balance, the gradual loss of muscle, and spine health. 

This class is appropriate for anyone who’s looking to take their yoga with them through many years ahead. Let’s embrace the art of aging with grace and wisdom. Beginners welcome!


Yoga for Scoliosis

Wednesdays 7:30 pm

On going, drop-in class | Drop-in rate or class pass

This small group class is for students with scoliosis.  Learn to breath fully; elongate, lengthen, and de-rotate the spine; strengthen muscles, re-align the posture, defy gravity, and address pain through specific asana and pranayama.

Yoga for Scoliosis at Yoga Among Friends

Yoga for Total Health

Mondays 8:45 am

On going, drop-in class | Drop-in rate or class pass

Make Mondays a healthy habit! Take time to celebrate You with a class designed to help your body and mind get healthy and fit.

Carve out an hour for yourself to experience the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of yoga. 

Yoga for Total Health at Yoga Among Friends

Finding A Class 

Need a little help finding a class to suit your style?  

Beginner Friendly:  
Offered at a slower pace these classes focus on the basics of yoga & breath-work. Absolute beginners will love our 6 week series called Fundamentals of Yoga.  For drop in classes, seek options offered at level 1 or all-levels.  Try our drop-in Fundamentals of Yoga on Saturdays, Basic Beginning Yoga, Vinyasa Flow L1, Yoga for Anxiety, Yoga for Healthy Aging, or Yoga for Total Health classes.

Mindful Practices:
Bring balance to the hectic pace of the city in one of our soothing classes!  For total relaxation in body and spirit—try our Yoga for Anxiety and Meditation classes.

Energize, Strengthen & Tone:
Our faster paced classes are athletic in nature helping you build strength, confidence & grace in your body and mind.  Usually offered at level 1-2 or higher —try Vigorous Vinyasa Flow, Vinyasa Flow 1-2, Iyengar 1-2, Yoga for Total Health. Our level 1 Vinyasa classes will prepare you to venture into these offerings!

Healing from Pain & Disease:  Our restorative classes such as Hatha Vinyasa, Yoga for Anxiety,Yoga for Healthy Aging and Yoga for Scoliosis encourage the mind and body to gently stretch and move in ways that encourage healing.  Hatha and any of our therapeutic workshops and classes pay special attention to the structural nature of poses so your body can naturally realign itself in healthy patterns. Yoga Therapy sessions are wonderful options too!

Fexibility & Stretching:  In every yoga class you will have ample opportunity to increase healthy flexibility in both body and mind.  Depending on your mood and intention you may enjoy our faster paced classes like Vinyasa or dive into more relaxing opportunities to practice more seated and reclining poses with longer held stretches with Hatha Vinyasa, Yoga for Healthy Aging and Yoga for Scoliosis.

Family Style:  Whether you are a mama-to-be or part of a growing family - YAF is family friendly!  Prenatal classes plus our YogaKids, Yoga for Tweens, and Meditation for Adults and Teens are amazing ways to practice mindfulness, play and exercise with your little ones. Children  Just added -- Yoga for the Special Child!

 

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