Come sweat out the demons. The class is hot—like, 105 degrees—and humid—like, 40% humidity. You do a bunch of standing poses, lay down to reset, and then blow out some postures on the floor. The class is pretty much the same every time. When the postures don't change, you get to witness the thing that does—you. All levels of students are welcome. Probably, you know, hydrate beforehand. It's kind of good sense.
Here, we work. Instead of cranking up the heat in the room, we build it from the inside out. This class begins with a warm up, heads into Sun Salutations, plays around with standing poses, dabbles in arm balancing, but remains suitable for everyone. You don't need an established practice to enjoy this class. We work on refining the fundamentals while exploring options to increase depth. We don't take ourselves too seriously. We link up with the breath and see what happens from there. It usually ends up being some good shit that brings us back to the mat.
This class takes the fundamentals to the next level. What comes after half salutations? We go there. We work on building a sustainable practice that can grow in depth and complexity if you want it to but can also flourish at this level. We refine vinyasas. We pace ourselves. It's a class in a casual environment that nurtures growth; we don't push too hard but we find a little more strength every time we revisit the mat.
Listen, even though it shouldn't be, yoga can be intimidating, right? Not this class. The basics begin here. We find the breath, we stay with it, we add in some postures, and we figure out how to access a little more mindfulness through deliberate movement and patience with ourselves.