Yoga Class Descriptions – Saratoga Springs, NY
At Namaste Yoga of Saratoga, we offer a variety of yoga classes for both newcomers and experienced students. Browse our classes below for more details. If you find a class you like, you can find out how to book it here.
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Beginners: Little to no experience on a regular basis: 1) in a class environment 2) with specific movements related to a yoga practice 3) knowledge of strength training 4) knowledge of stretching the muscles. As a beginner you may already participate in other movement oriented practices that mitigates your experience.
Level 1 students usually have had some formal training such as a beginners yoga series, and attend a regular weekly practice for a least 6 months. They are knowledgeable about basic Hatha yoga poses to increase strength and flexibility.
Level 2 students have had a regular weekly practice for at least 2 years. Who understand the basic Hatha yoga postures and have the ability to go deeper into each pose while strengthening and finding flexibility in their muscle and joints.
Level 3 students have had a regular weekly practice for a minimum of 5 years with a deeper understanding of Hatha yoga poses with a noticeable increase in strength and flexibility.
Level 4 students have a regular daily practice for 10 years or more. They have experienced many different styles of yoga that have challenged mind and body. Level 4 practitioners have attained a level of strength and flexibility commensurate with their experience. This experience has allowed the exploration of more difficult or challenging poses that they are able to hold for many breaths.
Hatha Flow with Matt
Matt’s Monday class is a challenging yet doable flow, taking the best of the traditional Hatha yoga poses and blending them to help you increase strength, flexibility and stamina. He is an excellent experienced teacher who guides you to take full advantage of each pose which includes hands on adjustments.
Vinyasa Flow with Heidi
End your Tuesday with this vinyasa flow class that intelligently connects each movement with the breath.
Opening with an intention and breath work and easing into a thoughtfully planned sequence of postures, this class is a multi-level experience that offers something for every yogi.
The 90 minute class ends with a gentle and sweet dissolve into savasana, allowing you to fully absorb the mind and body benefits of the practice.
Expect to cultivate a purifying heat in the body that will burn Ama (toxins) allowing you to step off your mat and into your day invigorated and with a renewed sense of balance
Taught by Heidi d’Esposito
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Align Your Spine
Align your spine is our Saturday 9:00 -10:30 am class offering.
Poses are instructed with particular attention to the low back (lumber and sacrum) plus the lumbar/sacrum’s relationship your hips joints.
Saturday morning class is suitable for level 1-3 where basic knowledge of traditional seated & standing poses is helpful, so the pose can be refined to suit your spine and sacrum.
Taught by Susan Cuda