Welcome to Yoga Fire!
At Yoga Fire we want you to experience the life changing benefits of yoga. The more you Practice the better you Feel! Try to practice yoga at least 2x a week and you will feel the benefits immediately!
We understand attending yoga classes can be life changing and even a little intimidating. It can also be a bit confusing to find the right yoga class for you. To make this easier our yoga classes are broken down into style (the style of yoga taught in the class), and levels (level of yoga practice).
Are you new to yoga? I have never practiced yoga before.
Read our Beginning Yoga Page to find out what we recommend when coming to classes.
Are you new to Yoga Fire? I have practiced yoga before, but am new to the studio.
Read Class Descriptions and our New to Yoga Fire Page to get all the information and start attending classes today.
Levels of Classes
What Level Yoga Class Should I Take?
Read the descriptions below and see which level is a fit for who you are and what you are wanting right now in your practice. If you are still not sure what classes to take, give us a call and we can help guide you to the perfect class for you.
Beg 1 You are brand new to yoga, you have only tried yoga a couple of times, you are recovering from an injury, you only want to practice in a calming class, you want to move slower in class, or you are just beginning to learn postures and how to align the body in them.
1-2 You have taken a few classes and want to learn more, you want a more rhythmic pace during flow classes, you are injury free, you want to start learning more postures than you have been doing, you want to start deepening your breath work, and refining your alignment in postures
2 You have been practicing yoga regularly, you want a challenge, you love to sweat and work on challenging poses, you want to explore the concepts of yoga in other ways, you are injury free, and you are knowledgeable about your body in a yoga class
Always stay aware of your breath and listen to your body!!!!! Yoga is a personal practice that is done in a group setting at Yoga Fire.
If you have any questions about the levels and what class level is a fit for you please give us a call to discuss and place you in a class.
Heated Yoga Classes – Yoga Classes with heat added to the room. Heat levels are a warm-hot range of temperature from 80-90 degrees. Because you will be flowing in class and generating heat with the postures we do not recommend higher temperatures in the 100’s. Hot yoga is no more beneficial than any other style of yoga, despite what you may have heard. Hot yoga is usually just a personal preference, such as if you take cream in your coffee. We suggest you give a heated class a try and see if the heat is a fit for you or not. You will sweat, so please bring your own mat, water bottle, and towel. First time students are discouraged from attending HOT classes, as they tend to be faster-paced, higher level than a beginner needs to begin, and are meant for those already familiar with basic postures.
These classes will challenge you and bring you to your edge so you can progress with your strength and flexibility.
Gentle Flow – Gentle indicates the class is not vigorous, but slow and soothing, perfect for those wanting a more relaxed and softer practice. This class style is excellent for beginners, the elderly, and pregnant women. The focus of gentle flow will be on gentle movements and breath work to reduce stress, calm the mind, and create flexibility.
Flow Basics – This class is highly recommended for everyone to attend. Especially beginners! We will choose a few poses each class to break down so that you have a better understanding of the proper alignment and begin to know the names of poses. Even if you are a seasoned yogi, you will experience a new understanding of your yoga practice and body. This is also a great option for those coming back from an injury because modifications will be taught so you can take them into other classes. Adjust the practice to fit YOU!
Flow – Flow is a very popular style of yoga in America its full name is Vinyasa Flow. This style is a flowing, dynamic yoga practice that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath. Students will focus on linking conscience breath with a mindful flow. Classes contain these elements: sun salutations, standing poses, dynamic stretching, core work, and pranayama (breathwork). Flow classes will build strength, aid balance, flexibility, and weight loss, while reducing stress and increasing vitality. We offer several different levels of Flow at Yoga Fire, if you are new to flow start with the easiest level and move up in levels as your practice deepens.
Yin- A complimentary practice to the more dynamic vinyasa style and steady hatha style, Yin Yoga uses long, passive holds to work on the deep, denser connective tissues of the body. Yin is the practice of floor postures that are typically held for 3-5 minutes, depending on the level of class. This meditative style is considered “the quiet practice” as the longer holds provide ample time for pranayama, contemplation, and mindfulness. Though similar in postures, Yin is not restorative yoga. Yin yoga will challenge you and take you outside your comfort zone. This style is the perfect balance to vinyasa and hatha yoga. Yin can help improve joint mobility, increase flexibility, and create equanimity within the body and mind.
Hatha Yoga- This style of class focuses on individual postures and alignment, while maintaining a breath practice. Hatha is a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes the forms and actions within yoga postures. Traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility and balance as well as concentration and breath control. This class is based on physical postures (asanas), deep breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body.
Restorative- This class is appropriate for all students seeking the benefits of a very relaxing, gentle, and nourishing practice. The combination of gentle hatha and deep restorative work improves range of motion and joint mobility while reducing pain and the effects of stress. Students with injuries, arthritis, or other chronic conditions are encouraged to attend these classes. Practitioners with limitations related to age or size as well as students with a more vigorous yoga practice will benefit from this practice.
Therapeutic Yoga- This class focuses on body and breath awareness to increase relaxation of the mind and to promote proper function of the immune, skeletal, and muscular systems. The postures are gentle, effective and available for any body. Some exercises include longer holds of simple postures, others involve repetitive movements of specific joints combined with a deep breathing practice. Special conditions such as back problems, joint issues and pain, stress and the symptoms associated with it are considered and worked on in this class.
50+ Class- A Yoga for 50+ Class is ideal for Senior Citizens or people preparing their bodies to be healthy for aging. In the 50+ class, the students will learn yoga postures to strengthen and stretch muscles, protect joints and promote balance at a slower and more gentle pace. Yoga props such as blocks, chairs and blankets will be used to make the postures accessible to everyone. Relaxation techniques, such as meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques) will also be covered. Participants for this class must be able to stand and walk on their own with relative ease.