Styles & Experience Levels

Yoga Styles

Viniyoga

yogaAppropriate for all levels of experience, viniyoga is a therapeutic yoga practice that benefits every student. The repeated movements of this yoga style release tension in the upper, middle, and lower back and focus on relaxing the neck and shoulders. Every student is able to discover movements that benefit their body. Many students report a release of stress and a general sense of serenity and peace after the practice of viniyoga at Dragonfly 360 Yoga & Wellness.

Hatha

yogaBased on the traditional style of yoga, hatha incorporates different techniques of directional breathing (pranayama), meditation, and a smooth sequencing of postures (asanas). Classes begin with several minutes of meditation and pranayama to calm and center the mind. The practice includes gentle to deep stretches at the start, progressing in a manner that offers many poses together in the seated, reclined, prone, and standing positions. Hatha builds warmth and strength incrementally in the body by slowly inviting the muscles and connective tissues to respond. Reaching the final resting posture of savasana — the bliss state of yoga (also known as the 8th limb) — and feeling relaxed from the energizing effects of the practice is the goal.

Yin

yogaYin yoga is a practice that benefits the joints and connective tissues of the body with long, steady holds of poses. The student is asked to come into the posture and relax the muscles and is then invited to hold the pose for several minutes. Yin yoga is a slow and deliberate practice and is a wonderful complement to the quick, fast-paced, energetic (yang) systems of yoga. All levels of experience are welcome.

Restorative

yogaIn this gentle, all-levels practice, Dragonfly 360’s team of yoga instructors will explore a variety of dynamic and static yoga postures that increase flexibility, enhance relaxation, and recharge the spirit. Props are an integral part of restorative yoga, allowing the body to be supported in ways that allow it to “melt” into a posture. We will also hold many postures for several minutes at a time, connecting with the breath and encouraging the release of chronically tight areas of the body. Other techniques we will explore include visualization, guided meditation, and breathing techniques for relaxation and stress relief. No prior yoga experience is necessary for this class, and it is suitable for practice following your favorite morning yoga session.

Vinyasa

yogaVinyasa is an ideal moderate-level yoga style — connecting the postures (asanas) with breath-synchronized movements and building a great deal of beneficial heat. A special audible & focusing breath (ujjayi) is used to flow through the practice. The term vinyasa refers to the way this style keeps you moving from asana to asana — linking each pose to an inhale and an exhale. This therapeutic yoga style is sometimes also called flow yoga because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance.

Vinyasa/Hatha

yogaHatha is an old system that includes the practice of yoga postures (asanas) and yoga breathing exercises (pranayama) — helping bring peace to the mind and body and preparing students for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. When combined with vinyasa, hatha-based postures (asanas) are intensified with a special audible & focusing breath (ujjayi) as you flow through the practice. This style is relatively gentle, slow, and great for beginners or moderate level students who prefer a more relaxed style where they hold poses longer. All levels of experience are welcome.

Yoga Experience Levels

Gentle/Beginner

BeginnersGentle yoga classes are great for beginners, students with limited physical ability, and those needing to increase flexibility or relieve stress. This beginners’ yoga level offers low to moderate movement — some poses may be on the floor or a chair supported by blankets, pillows, and other props — for ease and comfort. Learn the process of proper alignment in the poses, breathing techniques, the use of props in your practice, and build confidence in your yoga postures. These Dragonfly 360 Yoga & Wellness classes are designed for both students with no experience and for the seasoned practitioner. All levels of experience are welcome.

Moderate

ModerateFor students wanting to grow their practice and challenge themselves, moderate level yoga classes are a step up from our beginners yoga level. You can continue to build on fundamental poses of yoga requiring a bit more strength, flexibility, and balance. These Dragonfly 360 classes are great for any experience level, but they assume some yoga knowledge and experience. Our team will continue to demonstrate modifications and use of props — ensuring more difficult postures and sequences are practiced safely and effectively.

Moderate/Advanced

AdvancedFor students looking for a more physical challenge, Dragonfly 360’s moderate/advanced level classes are the ideal choice. Building on the foundation of proper alignment, poses are linked together with the breath while building strength, stamina, and flexibility. Classes generally have a flow and rhythm to encourage the evolution of one’s practice as moving meditation. The moderate/advanced yoga level is more vigorous and challenging to help inspire mind and body vitality. Our team starts to introduce more advanced poses to help take your practice to a new level.

All Levels

All levelsAll levels of experience are welcome in these yoga classes at Dragonfly 360. They are structured to meet the needs of the student and are different each time. These classes are great if you would like to bring your friends or family to a class and are unsure of their yoga experience, so beginners and advanced yoga students alike can benefit from these classes. We offer a wide range of yoga styles, from traditional to dynamic. We also offer private yoga lessons for all levels.

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Private Yoga Sessions

Whether you are a novice or experienced student, private yoga lessons may be the right approach to getting started or taking one’s practice to the next level. 

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