$5 Community Classes Every now and then, Yumcha Yoga invites brand new certified teachers to teach $5 community classes. These tend to be gentle vinyasa classes. They give the community an opportunity to experience yoga practice at a low fee, and the new teacher some teaching experience that will help them in their growth.
Align & Flow A lot of yoga practitioners might have practiced yoga for a long time but might continue to have imbalances in their poses. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners. It is vinyasa-based and focuses on the alignment of yoga poses so that it maximizes the benefits of the pose and minimizes injuries. Each class will build heat, endurance and flexibility in your body, returning you to your regular practice with a new perspective. *Suitable for beginners & seasoned practitioners
Flexibility Instead of using our bodies to make shapes, we will be using shapes to open our bodies. Starting with the most basic floor exercises, we will layer stretches in a way that will lead you into deeper flexibility and freedom. The emphasis will be on connecting your body, mind, and breath to maintain strength and control while maximizing your body’s range of motion. This class is open to all levels although we recommend some athletic experience as we will be working on moving deeper in our practice.
PLEASE: You must have a clear sense of your own body and its limitations to take this class. It’s not for people working with an injury.
Flow and Restore On Wednesdays 6.30pm-8.00pm (90-min class), we have offer a unique experience with 45 minutes of Vinyasa Flow and 45 minutes of Restorative Yoga. You will get a good work out building heat, strength and flexibility, and also get to rest your bodies and spirits. Restorative yoga is a slow practice using props such as blocks, bolsters and blankets with a focus on healing. Suitable for people suffering from chronic stress and tension especially in the shoulders, neck, and back. Restorative yoga creates deep release and brings calmness to your nervous system. *Suitable for beginners & seasoned practitioners
Power Suitable for those who practice yoga for fitness and weight-loss. Vigorous fast-paced vinyasa-style yoga that will help you work up a sweat! As the pace is fast, the teacher will not be able to correct poses as much as in slower-paced class. Therefore, this class is recommended for students who already practice regularly and have a good sense of alignment of the poses.
Vinyasa Suitable for those looking for deeper strength and flexibility with a focus on connecting movement with breath. The practice is a dynamic flow between poses. Practitioners will find heat generated through the movement between poses and their core strength engaged. Open level class for both beginners and seasoned practitioners. *Suitable for beginners & seasoned practitioners
Warm Vinyasa Monday & Friday evenings, we offer a Vinyasa Flow class at 80-85 degrees temperature. You will sweat more because of the heat, but it will be a gentle rather than oppressive heat.
Yin Suitable for those who want a slower, deeper practice with a focus on the connective tissue in the joints: shoulders, knees, hips. Especially if you have a Yang physical practice from lifting weights, sports, Power yoga, Yin yoga will work on the connective tissue that doesn’t often get stretched in Yang practice. Each position is held for a long time so that the practice goes deep into your connective tissue and deep in your joints to provide relief and healing. *Suitable for beginners & seasoned practitioners