Beginners: If you are new to yoga and YGB and are in good physical condition you are invited to try one mixed level or gentle/moderate class for free. You may want to begin by scheduling a private session. All YGB teachers offer private sessions.
Mixed Levels: For experienced yoga students as well as beginners in good physical condition. An exploration of classical yoga poses and gentle to moderately paced yoga flows. Suggestions are offered to support students in modifying the level of challenge, and students will be encouraged to work within individual capacities.
Flow: A style of yoga in which postures are practiced in sequences, synchronized with the breath, with one pose leading into the next. A sun salutation (Surya Namaskar) is an example of flow. Most Yoga Great Barrington classes include some flows, while classes labeled “flow” will flow more consistently throughout.
Moderate: For experienced yoga students in good physical condition, who are ready to challenge themselves and expand their flexibility, strength, and stamina. More advanced postures and breathing techniques will be offered.
Vigorous: For strong, active intermediate and advanced students who are comfortable with moderate classes and are ready for a more demanding practice. Students will be invited to hold advanced stretching and strengthening poses and flows will be dynamic and challenging.
Moderate/Meditation: A moderately paced yoga class followed by approximately 10 minutes meditation practice.
Restorative Yoga: Features classic yoga postures that are passively supported by props such as blankets and bolsters, which allow the postures to be held for longer periods. Key organs and glands are bathed with revitalizing blood and the nervous system is deeply soothed, dismantling chronic tension and improving immune function. Students at all levels can safely practice restorative yoga.