Class Styles

Disclaimer: Yoga is not a substitute for medical treatments. None of the suggestions that will be offered are intended to replace any medical recommendations made by your medical providers. Yoga teachers do not diagnose conditions and are not qualified to diagnose conditions. The practices offered are intended to be used as a complement to other modalities, including medical treatment.

 

Align & Refine Yoga

An alignment and philosophy-based approach to yoga.

Align & Refine offers varied perspectives of alignment aimed at developing strength and flexibility of body, mind, and spirit. Students can expect both anatomical detail and thematic offerings which may be carried into intentional living off the mat. Interaction and personalization is encouraged throughout class, providing a highly supportive environment for refining your relationship to yourself and  your habits. This class is suitable for students with consistent yoga practice. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Breathe & Flow

Part breath awareness, part all levels flow.

Breath observation and creating space in the body with the help of the breath will be the focus of the first portion of class. During the next portion of class we will work through a gentle transition of postures which will lead us to an all levels flow. Flows will vary each class, but will include a focus on spinal movement and linking breath with movement. The breath awareness portion of class will be about 10 minutes long, followed by the all levels flow, and concluding with savasana. This class will have modifications offered and all levels are welcome!

Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga

Dissolve obstacles that are are blocking you from experiencing the full flow of of your practice!

Core Strength Vinyasa YogaTM is a creative style of Hatha Yoga which blends the principles of Hatha Yoga and a set of physical and energetic alignment principles. Developed by Sadie Nardini, this method is a totally new idea of the practice, one that will cause more weight loss, toning & true core strength.

Get more benefit in less time by drawing inward to seek, and find, your inner strength! Break the habit of moving only from the outer body and loading layers of tension onto yourself. You will discover how to use your Deep Core Lines along the skeleton to make all of your poses more possible as you keep your body healthy for years of yoga to come. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Dharma Beginner Yoga

This is the beginning level of the Dharma Yoga series.

Dharma Yoga is a classical form of Hatha Raja Yoga. The beginner class is a simple yet powerful series of balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting and mild inverted postures to get you going, concluding with a guided relaxation, breathing and meditation. Based on Dharma levels Gentle and I. 1 hour 15 minutes.

Dharma Intermediate Yoga

This is the intermediate level of the Dharma Yoga series.

Dharma Yoga is a classical form of Hatha Raja Yoga. The intermediate class is designed for those wishing to advance in posture practice and dive deeper into traditional yoga as a whole system. It will support the entire body through a series of balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting, inverted postures including techniques for learning the Headstand. This practice finishes with a deep relaxation, breathing and meditation. Based on Dharma levels II and III. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Everyday Alignment

This class will meet you where you are at today. 

This is an all levels yoga class to achieve balance, mental stillness and focus.  The class moves at a slow and steady pace allowing time to hold poses through several breaths and bring a deeper attention to alignment. There’s a saying that yoga meets you where you are at. Some days are for child pose, some days are for inversions and some days are for challenging yourself with a new twist. Props may be utilized to make any pose accessible to all.

GBTT Demo Class

Learning to fly.

Enjoy a class with one of our recent teacher training graduates as they develop their teaching skills. We are so proud of all they have achieved so check out what the latest crop of teachers has to offer! We will feature a different teacher each week.

Mamma Glow: Prenatal Yoga

During pregnancy, yoga is an excellent tool to calm the mind and allow you to enjoy the journey towards motherhood.

Find balance by deepening your stretches to improve flexibility and engaging muscles to find support and strength. We’ll focus on the pelvic floor and flow through options to help manage different elements of the birthing process. Learn safe and effective ways to access muscle groups that are more challenging during pregnancy, all while practicing optimal breathing and alignment. With moments of meditation and stillness, this is an opportunity to tune in to yourself and bond with baby. 1 hour

Half Primary Series

Half Primary Series is an abbreviation of the traditional Ashtanga Primary sequence.

The practice begins with the foundational Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara A and B) and works through a range of standing and seated postures and inversions. Ashtanga is a powerful system that can increase strength, flexibility, and self confidence. In this energetic class, the focus is on healthy structural alignment to avoid injury in this vigorous practice. This class is not intended for absolute beginners. 1 hour 30 minutes

 

Happy Hour Power Yoga

Round out your work day with yoga!

Are you looking for a power yoga class to round out your work week and help you de-stress? In this class, we will dynamically flow through multiple yoga poses, linking our movement to breath. During each class, we will focus on proper alignment while flowing, building lean muscle, and focusing the mind. All levels are welcome! 1 hour

Hot Power Yoga

Tone your body, sharpen your mind, and push your limits.

Based on the Vinyasa system of Hatha yoga developed by K. Pattabhi Jois (one of the founders of modern yoga), this class traditionally begins with Sun Salutations and follows sequencing similar to that of the Primary Series; inversions are often practiced class. An understanding of basic yoga poses is recommended – especially downward facing dog, chaturanga, and upward facing dog – as these poses are practiced multiple times through out class at a rapid pace. The combination of these “vinyasas,” the heated room, and focused core strength work provide a calorie burning, body sculpting workout. 1 hour 30 minutes.

How hot is it? We do not adjust for humidity nor do we heat the room above 90 degrees. The temperature usually ranges between 85 & 90 degrees.

Intro to Ashtanga Yoga

Start your day the right way – on your yoga mat!

Practice foundational yoga poses from a place of mindfulness. Each well-rounded class emphasizes developing strength, balance, flexibility, and mental focus. Leave feeling balanced and energized! Appropriate for all levels. 6o minutes.

Intro to Power Flow

Come ready to learn and sweat!
Intro to power flow is accessible for all levels, and open to those looking to rev up their practice. Breath and body awareness will be incorporated into the beginning of each session to help students center, focus and help prepare for the class ahead. This class includes a variety of poses, along with core work, and detailed alignment instructions, to help students safely and effectively take their practice to the next level.

Karma Yoga

The Glowing Body’s commitment to intentional action and to making yoga accessible to anyone.

Karma Yoga is a fun, community-oriented class that invites you to play your edge (key word being ‘play’). Students can expect to receive detailed alignment instruction for a variety of standing, back bending, inverted, and seated postures. Interaction and laughter are welcomed even as students are encouraged to take greater responsibility for their practice. Focus is often placed on building awareness throughout the body, as well as making the difficult doable. Inversions are incorporated into most sessions along with pranayama and meditation. Donation based. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is for you if you want to lower your stress-levels, balance your mind and emotions, deepen your inner awareness and uplift your spirit.

Kundalini Yoga is truly a mind, body, spirit discipline. It is a dynamic blend of postures, breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, mantra and relaxation, that builds endurance and resilience, strengthens the nervous system, expands the lung capacity, purifies the bloodstream, calms the mind, and expands your consciousness.

Meditations from the Mat

A short meditation, directly following Yoga for Everybody at 6:30 on Sundays. This small group meditation is gently lead by Meghan, offering a reading from the book Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison.

Mindful Hatha Yoga

A beginner-friendly yoga class that focuses on relaxation, stretching, and alignment.

The goal is to allow you to fully experience each pose in such a way that you consciously relax where you should relax, and be strong where you should be strong. Come learn to let go of the tensions you don’t need. Build your body awareness. Clear your mind. Find your calm center. Carry these lessons with you into your day to day life. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Mindful Vinyasa Flow

A brisk class designed to help you gain strength, endurance, and awareness.

As you train your body and mind toward safely practicing more challenging poses, you will build both the major muscle groups as well as the smaller stabilizing muscles.  As you attune your mind to listen carefully to your joints and muscles, you will acquire more confidence, balance, and fine control.

This is a mixed-level class with modifications readily available, but it is not recommended for absolute beginners. 1 hour.

Mysore Lab

A Mysore-style class is the traditional method of practicing Ashtanga vinyasa yoga and is named for the South Indian city where the practice originated under the direction of Sri K. Pattahbi Jois. This unique style of class is self led and each student practices at his or her own pace. The poses learned from the Ashtanga Primary Series will lead us as we move through the practice together. The Mysore setting is a peaceful practice that connects breath and movement as community is built. All levels welcome. No prior experience necessary, we will teach you the series and learn together. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Ongoing Wheel Yoga

Experience your practice on wheels!
This wheel-shaped prop helps to address tension and muscular restriction in the back, chest, shoulders, abdomen, groins and hip flexors as well as a great way to add in some extra challenge and core stability.
It provides a great source of leverage due to the ’pull on the wheel’ factor. You can use the wheel itself to counterbalance falling in arm balances by pressing into it. The wheel really shines as a useful preparatory tool and prop for all kinds of backbends—from bridge pose to full pigeon, to everything in between. Class is limited to12 students unless you have your own wheel.
*This is mixed level class, but is not recommended for absolute beginners.

Planet Motion World Dance Fitness

Dance your way to health!

This class combines inspirational dance forms and music styles from around the world in a fun, easy to follow workout for the dancer and non-dancer alike. Jennifer Jones, a dancer for over 25 years, is certified Planet Motion teacher and is honored and delighted to offer this healing dance practice to the Knoxville Community.

Power Flow OTG

Vinyasa style power class for all!

Individual adaptations/modifications offered to improve your personal practice. Props will be offered to enhance poses. This class is intended to build heat, strength, endurance, and flexibility while connecting the breath, body, and mind.

Restorative Yoga

Surrender into the softer side of yoga.

Restorative Yoga is the practice of teaching the body and mind how to slow down, relax and rest.  In a restorative yoga practice, one finds practical, still spaciousness within deeply supported yoga poses which allow the body to relax, thus refining the physiology of what is taking place in the body. Designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind, this class uses props to fully support the body in all poses. Poses are held for 5-15 minutes using no muscular effort. A meditative focus is offered to relax the mind.  1 hour.

Ropes Wall Yoga

The best yoga tool EVER!

The yoga ropes wall is beneficial for both beginner students as well as for advanced students. Students will explore the potential for increased movement and realize muscular imbalances as the leverage of the ropes encourage you to maintain proper form — even difficult asanas can be done easily and safely. The class warms up with a progressive series of Core Salutations. Creative rope work is interspersed to deepen the benefits of poses.

With assistance of the ropes you can:

  • Stretch and strengthen most of your muscles.
  • Tone your abdominal muscles and organs.
  • Create spinal traction.
  • Stretch your shoulder and chest muscles.
  • Deepen forward Bends and backbends.
  • Safely Invert.

Students should have a regular practice, Level 1 or above. No absolute beginners please. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Roll with Me: Self Massage

Roll away your stress and knots with Yoga!

Start your weekend off right with a slow-paced yoga class that incorporates self-massage. Each week we will focus on a specific area of the body, moving mindfully through yin poses while we incorporate yoga balls to massage the muscles and provide trigger point pressure for knots. The class is suitable for all levels and is a great compliment to your yoga practice. 1 hour.

Ropes Wall Basics

Get back to basics.

For the beginner who wants to build a strong foundation of basic yoga postures and breathing techniques, as well as the seasoned practitioner who wants to refine and master the fundamentals. The Ropes Wall rules as a tool for lessening the learning curve. Questions are always welcome in this slower paced class. Special attention will be given to use of props and modifying poses for all body types. The ropes wall is a great tool with which to learn, stretch, relax, unwind, and de-stress. 1 hour.

Slow Flow

Slow it down to gain strength and work with the breath and body connection!

This class will begin with breath observation followed by a one breath, one movement series of sun salutations to warm up. Then we will work our way through a different series of slow flows each class. We will break down each slow flow to start and then combine the poses together while working to tune into the breath to help us move through the postures.

Moving slowly through a series of flows will help you to become more aware of your individual movements, alignment, and breath. Use these observations to help you grow within your yoga practice. Challenge yourself to slow it down while finding a sense of strength and ease within your practice.

This class is designed as a mixed level class, but it is not recommended for absolute beginners.

Svaroopa

Svaroopa® yoga uses both the body and breath to decompress your spine through a sequence of core opening poses with the use of blankets, props and precise alignment. These poses help to release the layers of muscle around the spine, rather than stretching of other joints. This class is great for beginners. If you have not tried yoga because of the fear of having no experience or you are concerned about not being flexible this is the yoga for you. Each class begins and ends in relaxation pose and incorporates breath work. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Vinyasa Break Down on the Go

New to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, this class is for you. Review the basics in a challenging class combining body alignment and breath. This class helps to clarify posture mechanics through the use of props while building strength, balance and flexibility of the mind and body. A great pause to take in the middle of a busy day. 50 minutes.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

End your day with part flow, part relaxation.

Unwind with a smooth and powerful Vinyasa flow sequence designed to lengthen and warm the body, and to encourage thoughts and worries from the day to fall away. We’ll bring breath and movement into harmony to heighten the focus of your practice and ultimately, your life outside the studio. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Yin Yoga

The practice of the Yin Yoga technique can help increase flexibility and overall body awareness.

Yin Yoga targets the deep, dense, rarely touched connective tissues- the tendons, ligaments and cartilage. The areas of the body generally targeted are between the navel and knees; the lower body. Yin postures are done primarily on the floor and held with little to no muscular effort for 2 to 5 minutes each. Connective tissues require long-holds and reasonable amounts of traction to be stimulated properly. The essence of Yin is yielding- learning how to not struggle and how to allow things to unfold naturally.

Since Yin Yoga postures gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints, it is the perfect compliment to Yang activity (vigourous yoga, running, weight training, etc.). You may enhance your yang practice dramatically with this technique. Active people probably need Yin Yoga more than anyone else! This may prove to be one of the your best yoga experiences yet as you develop new levels of awareness in each posture and alignment corrections. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Two of Jennifer Beyt Coffin’s Yin classes are available online at yogavibes.com

Opposites Attract and Spinal Stimulation.

Yinyasa

The fusion of Yin yoga and Vinyasa Flow creates an integrated, balanced practice.

In the first part of this class, we will focus on the yin yoga style to find release in our connective tissues and create space and integrity in both our joints and our minds while removing deep blockages to internal energy flows. The yin postures focus on the hips, pelvis, lower back, and knees, helping the body to remain supple at its core.

The yin portion of the class transitions into a more active yang portion. Yang yoga is the rhythmic, flowing repetition of movements that require strength and balance. A Yang practice emphasizes breath work and bandhas (internal locks) to facilitate heat generation and deep internal awareness thereby building on the release cultivated in the yin portion of the class.

Practicing in this way does amazing things for your back! Each class will consist of about 30 minutes of Yin Yoga and 1 hour Yang Yoga with Savasana (relaxation) at the end of class. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Video of Jennifer Beyt Coffin’s Yinyasa class is available here online at yogavibes.com.

Yoga Basics

Get started.

For the beginner who wants to build a strong foundation of basic yoga postures and breathing techniques, as well as the seasoned practitioner who wants to refine and master the fundamentals. Emphasis will be placed on aligning the body to help open places that feel tight as well as breathing practices to increase energy and stamina. Questions are always welcome in this slower paced class. Special attention will be given to use of props and modifying poses for all body types. Yoga basics is an invitation to stretch, relax, unwind, and de-stress. 1 hour.

Yoga for 50+

In Yoga for 50+ you will cultivate harmony in the body, mind and spirit.  You will explore poses that can easily be adjusted to suit the individual needs of each practitioner, and are designed to maintain healthy muscles, bones, joints and increase balance.  Class will end with yogic breathing and guided meditation to calm the nervous system, reduce stress and tension and promote better breathing.This class is designed for beginning practitioners who are above the age of 50, however all ages and experience levels are welcome!

Yoga for Athletes

Yoga for Athletes focuses on elevating body awareness through posture cues, while increasing functional range of motion for daily activity, especially for students with fit and active lifestyles. This yoga practice will help students maximize physical potential for strength, flexibility, and balance.

Yoga for Everybody

Making all the physical and mental benefits of yoga available to everyone.

A down-to-earth yoga class that helps you find and strengthen the many layers of the core and realize your flexibility. Highly instructive and steadily paced, options will be offered for different levels so that everyone is practicing in their own best way. Flourish in your own experience as you reach for new goals! Donation based. 1 hour 15 minutes.