Class Descriptions

Help yourself to one of our yoga mats to use for free for your class. In return, please clean your mat after class, as instructed by your teacher. We also have a large variety of props, including blocks, blankets, bolsters, yoga balls,  and more, to help you explore accessibility and expand your limits.
Use the props feely and explore what you are capable of!

Iyengar Yoga Level 2 - for students with Iyengar experience with Julia DeHoff
Sundays  10:00–11:30 a.m.

Pre-registration required (only for this class). Please call Julia at (850) 888-2681 to register.

Iyengar Yoga Level 2 is for students with previous Iyengar experience. All students work on Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulder Balance), and Salamba Sirsasana (Headstand) as they are ready. More backbends are included in this class. 

Sunday Slow Down with Gretchen Hein
Sundays  4:30–6:00 p.m.

Wind down from your weekend with a mindful practice of gentle stretching and simple pranayama. With this opportunity to relax and experience the peace, joy, and overall sense of well-being that comes through the practice of yoga, you can prepare to start the new week with focus, calm, and clarity. In this class, yoga practitioners of all levels—including beginners—will benefit from taking the time to cultivate self-compassion and awareness. This gentle/beginner level class is suitable for all levels of students, including beginners.

Dynamic and Alive with Gretchen Hein
Mondays  5:30–7:00 p.m.

Designed to explore the territory where body, mind and spirit meet physically, emotionally and spiritually. This class uses the traditional principles of hatha yoga in dynamic sequences to cultivate flexibility, strength and balance which then lead to a sense of freedom, peace and equanimity. Through the use of relaxation, movement, breathing, meditation and deep rest, students attune to their inner landscape and the deeper layers of their body. Postures are taught in a sequential, step-by-step manner. Variations and props are offered. This class is suitable for all levels of students who are free from current major physical challenges and are somewhat physically active. Beginners are welcome!

Mindfulness Meditation with Angela Meredith
Mondays  5:30–6:30 p.m.
Class meets every Monday through the end of July, except no class July 3.

Through guided meditations and brief discussion, students learn how to practice mindfulness meditation and how to bring mindfulness into everyday life. No prior experience needed. Angela is a trained mindfulness teacher who has been practicing yoga and meditation for twenty years.
Drop in $10 or use your class pass. 

Yoga for Balance and Stability with Charlene Cappellini
Tuesdays  9:30–11 a.m.

This class offers instruction in gentle movements and postures that help align, strengthen, and balance the body, as well as an exploration of ways to ensure balance in all aspects of our lives. On the last Tuesday of each month, the class becomes a posture clinic which focuses on several Viniyoga asanas in depth, including the best individual adaptation for each student. Designed especially for baby boomers, seniors, and those who wish to cultivate stability and balance in body, mind, and spirit. This gentle/beginner level class is suitable for all levels of students, including beginners.

Baby Me Yoga with Lisa Wixted
Ages newborn - 12 months
Tuesdays  11:00–11:45 a.m.

Classes are designed for a newborn to 12-month old child, accompanied by an adult. This class offers an excellent way for parents to bond with little one(s). Poses will help new moms reconnect to their postpartum bodies, minimize diastasis recti, and avoid overstretching. A variety of breathing techniques will be used to bring calm to this new busy life. Gentle yoga poses will help rebuild muscle tone and strength, safely increase flexibility, and regain balance. Class includes songs, American Sign Language, and a moment of parent massage! Dads, grandparents, and other caretakers are welcome. Come engage in a gentle yoga routine while spending quality time with your little one!

Lunchtime Yoga with Marney Richards
Tuesdays  12:00–1:00 p.m.

Lunchtime yoga is a great way to release tension and revitalize the mind and body. This class will focus on warming up the body, holding poses to build strength and energy, and working with the breath to develop focus and invigorate the practice. Each class will end with a brief relaxation period to renew the body, calm and refresh the mind. Classes are moderate and clothing just needs to be comfortable with the ability to stretch. A good break to help you enjoy the rest of your day with better energy, focus and outlook. This class is suitable for all levels of students who are free from current major physical challenges and are somewhat physically active. Beginners are welcome!

Elementary Kids' Yoga with Lisa Wixted
Ages 4 - 10 yrs old
Tuesdays  1:15–2:00 p.m.

Looking for a real yoga class for your child? This class offer young students a chance to engage in a real yoga class specifically designed for their age group! Students will practice fun breaths to calm and center, yoga flows, themed-based yoga poses using fun kid props, and relaxation/savasana using studio props. Activities are aimed at increasing flexibility, muscle tone, coordination, and balance. Adults are welcome to join in the class or wait in our office, but must stay on site. Discounts are available for parents and additional siblings. 

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan with Jasbir Kaur Khalsa
Tuesdays  5:30–7:00 p.m.

A multidimensional class that brings together postures, breath (pranayama), chanting (mantra), hand postures (mudra), eye focus (drishti), body locks (bandha) and meditation to stimulate the physical, energetic, and mental bodies, and spirit into a unified, balanced whole. Kundalini Yoga is designed to awaken you to your fullest potential. It is intended to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, harness the creative energy of the mind and control the emotions. This class is suitable for all levels of students who are free from current major physical challenges and are somewhat physically active. Beginners are welcome!

Prenatal Yoga with Gretchen Hein
Tuesdays  6:00–7:30 p.m.

What better time to practice yoga, which invites us to explore and marvel at the mystery and wisdom of the body and the unique life that has been given to us than during pregnancy! This class offers modifications from a regular practice based on the many changes and needs of the body during pregnancy. We carefully guide you to explore your body while being careful to prevent overstretching and other common vulnerabilities of pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses and profound changes occur in your body/mind, yoga can help you to stay present, adapt, and appreciate your full experience. Yoga practice may also help relieve some of the physical problems that can occur during pregnancy, such as low back strain.  Strengthening your capacity for mindful awareness, concentration, and staying centered will help you prepare for labor and delivery. Please consult with your health care practitioner about yoga practice before attending class.

Energy Flow with Ellen Shapiro
Wednesdays  8:30–10:00 a.m.

This moderate level class includes postures and yoga breathing that will help you develop flexibility, balance, and strength. Sequences vary each week and typically include floor and standing poses, as well as core strengthening, all with attention to breath and body awareness. Postures are taught in a progression, allowing all students to find a base of ease and comfort, and from there only if desired to work towards more challenge. Clear instructions for modifying and adapting poses are offered. Ellen delights in helping students find creative ways to expand their possibilities in yoga. Emphasis is on moving with self-awareness and self-acceptance, and blending the energies of body, mind, and spirit. This class is suitable for all levels of students who are free from current major physical challenges and are somewhat physically active. Beginners are welcome!

Iyengar Yoga with Julia DeHoff
Wednesdays  12:00–1:00 p.m.

Students of Iyengar Yoga begin with basic postures, with an emphasis on the standing asanas (poses). Then other asanas are added, including forward bends and back bends, twists, inversions and restorative poses. Shoulder Balance is introduced as soon as students are ready because of its many therapeutic benefits. Each class ends with Savasana, or deep relaxation, where students learn to rest in a profound way, completely releasing the body while drawing the mind towards the peace within.

Gentle Yoga with Charlene Cappellini
Wednesdays  5:30–7:00 p.m.

Gentle Yoga classes combine both Viniyoga and Kripalu yoga traditions, using an organic approach that encourages you to honor the wisdom of your own body and unique individual needs. Each class offers instruction on using postures, breath, and focus to develop core stability, to increase strength and endurance, to support the spine, and to improve alignment. We learn breathing techniques that not only support the postures, but also reduce stress and promote respiratory and spinal health. Each class ends with a deep, meditative relaxation. This gentle/beginner level class is suitable for all levels of students, including beginners.

Charlene periodically offers Restorative Yoga instead of Gentle Yoga. This type of yoga offers students a way to deeply relax their bodies, no matter what their physical ability. Restorative Yoga is especially helpful to anyone recovering from an injury, illness, or major life stress or anyone who is in need of deep physical relaxation and restoration.

Open Flow with Eshiva Jensen
Wednesdays  5:30–7:00 p.m.

Open Flow is a mixed level class that spans the spectrum from slower to more active.  The energetic end includes sun salutations with more active, flowing posture sequences while the low-key end offers a more yin approach, focusing on holding simple postures for a longer time while letting the body sink in to the stretch. All sequences include a focus on alignment and breath. This class is suitable for all levels of students who are free from current major physical challenges and are somewhat physically active. Beginners are welcome!

Energy Flow with Ellen Shapiro
Wednesdays  7:15–8:45 p.m.

This moderate level class includes postures and yoga breathing that will help you develop flexibility, balance, and strength. Sequences vary each week and typically include floor and standing poses, as well as core strengthening, all with attention to breath and body awareness. Postures are taught in a progression, allowing all students to find a base of ease and comfort, and from there only if desired to work towards more challenge. Clear instructions for modifying and adapting poses are offered. Ellen delights in helping students find creative ways to expand their possibilities in yoga. Emphasis is on moving with self-awareness and self-acceptance, and blending the energies of body, mind, and spirit. This class is suitable for all levels of students who are free from current major physical challenges and are somewhat physically active. Beginners are welcome!

Gentle Yoga with Charlene Cappellini
Thursdays  9:30–11:00 a.m.

Gentle Yoga classes combine both Viniyoga and Kripalu yoga traditions, using an organic approach that encourages you to honor the wisdom of your own body and unique individual needs. Each class offers instruction on using postures, breath, and focus to develop core stability, to increase strength and endurance, to support the spine, and to improve alignment. We learn breathing techniques that not only support the postures, but also reduce stress and promote respiratory and spinal health. Each class ends with a deep, meditative relaxation. This gentle/beginner level class is suitable for all levels of students, including beginners.

Toddler Me Yoga with Lisa Wixted
Ages 13 months - 3 yrs
Thursdays  11:15–12 noon

Classes are designed for toddlers aged 13 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. This class gives you a wonderful way of bonding with your little one! Toddlers are encouraged to do yoga poses next to their adult. Fun, kid-friendly props and theme-based classes are designed to help maintain interest and attention. Yoga poses will help increase flexibility, muscle tone and strength, balance, and coordination. Class includes songs, American Sign Language, and a moment of parent massage! Dads, grandparents, and caretakers are invited. 

Lunchtime Yoga with Marney Richards
Thursdays  12:00–1:00 p.m.

Lunchtime yoga is a great way to release tension and revitalize the mind and body. This class will focus on warming up the body, holding poses to build strength and energy, and working with the breath to develop focus and invigorate the practice. Each class will end with a brief relaxation period to renew the body, calm and refresh the mind. Classes are moderate and clothing just needs to be comfortable with the ability to stretch. A good break to help you enjoy the rest of your day with better energy, focus and outlook. This class is suitable for all levels of students who are free from current major physical challenges and are somewhat physically active. Beginners are welcome!

Power Vinyasa Flow with Donna Diaz
Thursdays  6:00–7:15 p.m.

A dynamic Vinyasa flow class that combines traditional and creative yoga poses to build stamina, strength and flexibility. After a series of warm-ups, we move to several rounds of Sun Salutations, and then to a flowing standing series, which moves at a good pace and will vary each class. More advanced variations are offered, as are modifications. Class may include core work, back-bending and hip-opening poses as well. Connect and energize your body, mind and soul​! This moderate/advanced class is best suited for those who are physically active and/or have yoga experience and are free from current physical challenges.

Iyengar Yoga with Julia DeHoff
Thursdays  6:45–8:15 p.m.

Students of Iyengar Yoga begin with basic postures, with an emphasis on the standing asanas (poses). Then other asanas are added, including forward bends and back bends, twists, inversions and restorative poses. Shoulder Balance is introduced as soon as students are ready because of its many therapeutic benefits. Each class ends with Savasana, or deep relaxation, where students learn to rest in a profound way, completely releasing the body while drawing the mind towards the peace within.

Viniyoga for Stress Relief with Deb Hale

Fridays  9:00–10:30 a.m.

Viniyoga, which is largely the approach in this class, is wellness-based and uses breath as way of relieving stress and guiding the individual to their fullest expression of each posture. Each class will have an intention. It could be to prepare for a particular pose or it could be to shift one’s energy. For example, practices might make you feel more energized, balance you emotionally, or help you feel relaxed and better able to sleep. Movements are generally slow (except for flow work) and the focus of breath changes from gentle to intense. To shift neuromuscular patterns, repetition and staying in postures is necessary, along with constant attention to breath. Most classes include work on shoulders, hips, low back, sacrum and abs. All levels of practitioners will benefit and are welcome.

Fire Breath and Flow with Eshiva Jensen
Fridays  10:00–11:30 a.m.

Moderate to advanced level class with creative sequencing, sun salutations, strength and balance postures, and breath work.

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan with Jasbir Kaur Khalsa
Fridays  5:30–7:00 p.m.

A multidimensional class that brings together postures, breath (pranayama), chanting (mantra), hand postures (mudra), eye focus (drishti), body locks (bandha) and meditation to stimulate the physical, energetic, and mental bodies, and spirit into a unified, balanced whole. Kundalini Yoga is designed to awaken you to your fullest potential. It is intended to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, harness the creative energy of the mind and control the emotions. This class is suitable for all levels of students who are free from current major physical challenges and are somewhat physically active. Beginners are welcome!

Free Community Yoga Class with Namasté teachers
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Fridays  5:30–6:30 p.m., with optional additional 15 minutes of live gong sound healing

Namasté Yoga offers this donation class as a gift to our community every Friday. The yoga class goes from 5:30–6:30 p.m. and then Jasbir Kaur plays the gong for an additional 15-20 minutes. We signal the end of the class at 6:30 for those who need to leave, but we encourage everyone to stay for the additional gong experience.

Community Yoga is open to everyone—those new to yoga, as well as current Namasté and other yoga students. All community yoga classes are taught at a gentle level in order to be accessible to all. If you’ve been curious about a particular style of yoga, our community class offers you an easy way to experience something new. You will have an opportunity to experience a different teacher each week, teaching her particular style of yoga. This gentle/beginner level class is suitable for all levels of students, including beginners.

We hope you will join us, and simply donate whatever amount you can, or accept the class as a gift. All donations for the class will go to the Refuge House, a local organization that provides direct services to battered women, their children and sexual assault survivors, as well as works to eliminate the conditions in society that allow such violence to continue.

Seva is a Sanskirt word meaning “selfless service,” a core tenet of yoga and part of Namasté’s vision to support and contribute to our community in a positive way. This class is part of Namasté’s seva, reminding us of our multiple levels of connection to others. It is a spiritual practice that expands the hearts of the giver and receiver.
Please spread the word about the class!

Bedtime Elementary Kids' Yoga with Lisa Wixted
Ages 4 - 10 yrs old
Fridays  7–7:45 p.m.

Do you want a class that will promote a better night’s sleep for your little one? Thia class is designed to do just that! This class offer young students a chance to engage in a real yoga class specifically designed for their age. Students practice fun breaths to calm, center, and reduce frustrations. Gentle yoga poses help increase flexibility, muscle tone, coordination, and balance. We practice themed-based yoga poses and yoga flows, using fun kid props, and ending with relaxation/savasana using studio props. Adults are welcome to join in class or wait in our office, and must stay on site. Discounts are available for additional siblings or parents.

Hot Power Flow with Ellen Shapiro
Saturdays  9:00–10:30 a.m. with optional additional 15 minutes of extended relaxation/meditation

Connect and energize your body, mind, and spirit with this dynamic and powerful yoga flow! We move through a series of warm-ups, followed by various creative flowing sequences that are different each class, and may include more advanced postures and sometimes longer holdings. Modifications are offered throughout. The room is heated to around 90°, high enough to induce beneficial sweating, cleansing, and release of endorphins signaling well-being, without inducing stress on the body. We focus on increasing endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility—while remaining connected to breath and body awareness and practicing steady, mindful attention. Class may include core work, back-bending and hip-opening poses as well. 

Class concludes with Savasana, as usual. Students have the option of leaving at 10:30 or staying for an additional 15 minutes of extended Savasana/meditation/relaxation. This moderate/advanced class is best suited for those who are physically active and/or have yoga experience and are free from current physical challenges. Be sure to hydrate well before class.