See Class Schedule for additional information
Asana - Beginning
Introductory asana and Fluid Strength classes are offering periodically. Please check with the teacher you are interested in to find out if they have any planned. If you are not comfortable starting in a multi-level class it is usually possible to have one or two private sessions with a teacher and then come in to a multi-level class. Please contact the teacher of the class you are interested in.
Asana – Multi-level | Colleen | Wednesdays 9:30 am
This class is SomaYoga. It weaves a flow of gentle movement, breath awareness, mindfulness & classical asana. This blend encourages increased inner & outer awareness, supporting greater ease in body, mind & spirit.
Asana – Multi-level | Sarah | Mondays 6:30 pm, Thursdays 4 pm
With hands on adjustments Sarah helps her student gain a greater sense of ease and body awareness. She facilitates whole body alignment in her students as a way for them to access balance, strength, mobility and physical clarity. Through sensory rich movement experiments, she guides students in cultivating mindfulness and deepening their learning process. This awareness based process will help you to move beyond past habitual movements and learn to initiate from within, even in, those asanas that you find most challenging.
The Fluid Strength Yoga Practice – Multi-level | Faye | Fridays 5:30 pm, Tuesdays 11:15 am and 5:30 pm
The Fluid Strength Yoga Practice – Multi-level | Jean | Thursdays and Saturdays 9:30 am
Fluid Strength™ is a holistic yoga practice that focuses on rejuvenation. It develops whole-body strength, awakens energy and refines self-awareness.
This practice use rhythmic movement patterns rather than traditional asana to cultivate the body. These movements are based on neuro-motor principles of functional strength. Their potency is increased by being infused with vigorous breathing and Ayurvedic healing principles.
Emphasis in Fluid Strength is placed on developing a vital, flexibility spine and awakening the functional core of the body. The practice vitalizes energy, awakens spontaneous meditation and frequently stimulates a seemingly miraculous release of pain.
Fluid Strength uses a traditional yoga practice model of resting (savasana) between each movement. This traditional model is echoed in the modern exercise notion of interval training. The resting phase in Fluid Strength is used to cultivate deep systemic quiet and a meditative mind.
Goals of Fluid Strength
- Cultivating a well aligned, strong and responsive body
- Accessing whole-body, whole-person integration
- Increasing energy and vitality
- Developing confidence in listening to one’s body and inner self
- Approaching limitations with self-acceptance
The Fluid Strength Practice is simultaneously accessible and challenging to all levels of students. Beginning students benefit from the simplicity of the movement patterns. Highly trained people discover refined levels of body intelligence and fresh movement potential. Most of the movements are done lying down or sitting and can be easily adapted to individual needs.
In some cases a private session is recommended before joining the class. Please talk with the teacher to help you decide.
Fluid Strength Breath Practice | Faye | Mondays 3 pm
The breath is an unparalleled tool for living a conscious, healthy life. Better breathing can create more energy, mental clarity, emotional balance, freedom in self-expression and better body alignment. FS Breath Practice is a meditative process for engaging the delicacy and strength of the breath. It focuses on releasing restrictions on the breath and regaining your capacity for full, responsive and healthy breathing.
If you’d like to find out whether a Laurel Yoga Studio class is a good fit for you:
- Laurel Yoga Studio classes are ongoing, and you may join at any time during a session.
- Explore the Class Descriptions above, and contact the teacher directly with any questions to discover which class is right for you.
- Print and fill out the Free Class Coupon, and bring it along to your first class.
What to Wear
Most students wear light pants, shorts or leggings with an elastic waist, and a T-shirt or tank top – nothing so baggy that it prevents the teacher from observing your body position and movements.
For the sake of those with allergies, please do not wear perfumes or scents of any kind, nor bring scented items into the classroom.
What to Bring
For asana classes, you may bring your own mat or use one of ours. For Fluid Strength classes, you may bring your own blanket or use one of ours.
You need to have a relatively empty stomach to comfortably do yoga poses; therefore, complete any meal two to three hours before class.
We look forward to seeing you in class!
FAYE ~ $95/6 weeks (Fluid Strength) $95/6 weeks (Breath)
JEAN ~ $95/6 weeks (Fluid Strength)
COLLEEN ~ $120/8 weeks (Asana)
SARAH ~ $120/8 weeks (Asana)
Payment is due to your teacher at the beginning of each series. Beginning dates are indicated by a 1 next to the teacher’s name on the monthly calendar. Missed classes may be made up. See the full make-up policy below.
Due to our commitment to teach small classes with individual attention, we do not allow prorating of class fees for missed classes; nor do we offer classes on a drop-in basis.
The small class setting at the Laurel Yoga Studio fosters a relaxed environment where students may ask questions and will receive personal attention from the teacher. In this way you derive the greatest benefit from your yoga study. Your class payment insures your spot in the class and supports the high quality of teaching that you receive at the studio,
If this policy creates a financial burden, please talk with your toeacher.
If you miss a class, you may make it up in another class offered on a different day or time, by any instructor.
Make-up classes need to be completed during the six-week or eight-week block in which it was missed.
This make-up option gives you a chance to use all classes for which you paid as well as the opportunity to experience the difference two classes in a week can make.
When it is not possible to make up a class within the six-week or eight-week session, speak with your instructor. It may be possible to extend the make-up time to the following six-week or eight-week session. This extension is not available past the last class for which you have paid.