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.
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.
The first 30 minutes will be spent discussing and learning about the breath technique. We will start the formal breath group work at 7pm. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring some water, yoga mat, and blanket if desired.
In the first portion, we will discuss breath technique and answer questions the group may have. We will then discuss in smaller groups what you would like to focus, what physical areas are particularly tight/ painful, those to pay special attention to, and what positive affirmations you need.
During the breathing part of the session, you can expect to be lying down with eyes preferably closed, breathing in a deep, rhythmic, connected but relaxed pattern for about 45-60 minutes while listening to energizing music. During this time I may ask you to make noise with your voice while making some vigorous movements to help release tension. I will also repeat affirmations, and with your permission, apply pressure to tight areas. There are also alternatives to touch available. There may be times when others are making sound and movement and all are invited to join in and release!
The last 10-15 minutes of breathing are spent in a relaxing manner, equivalent to “savasana”, the resting pose in Yoga. After you are done with the breathing portion you are encouraged to listen to yourself and what you need: you may remain sitting silently, or we can talk about your experience in the larger group.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This class will meet you where you are 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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. Mysore is a peaceful practice that connects breath and movement while building community. All levels welcome. No prior experience necessary, we will teach you the series and learn together. Read More!!
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.
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.
Tools to take your practice deeper.
In this one hour class we will utilize yoga props such as blocks, straps, and bolsters to access poses with greater ease and mindfulness, and discover proper alignment. Yoga props are not a crutch or just for beginners, but are tools to build strength and technique in familiar poses. Practice with Props promotes creativity and playfulness to integrate into your personal practice. 1 hour
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.
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.
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:
Students should have a regular practice, Level 1 or above. No absolute beginners please. 1 hour 30 minutes.
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 it down, gain strength and work with the breath and body connection!
Begin your day moving slowly through a series of poses to become more aware of your alignment and breath. Gradually grow your yoga practice. Build both a sense of strength and ease within. Beginners welcomed.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.