Yoga by Degrees offers a variety of vinyasa (or “flow”) yoga classes which link breath with movement to create a moving meditation. Classes are Hatha yoga based (incorporating basic traditional postures) and are designed to accommodate every level and interest. There is a wide variety of other class formats to complement the vinyasa practice including: Restorative yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Traditional Hot Yoga, YBD HOT, Restorative/Meditation, and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Pilates classes with weights. All classes are heated and the level of heat depends on the class.
YBD1 80 – 85˚
Beginner friendly class. YBD 1 introduces the fundamental hatha yoga poses and incorporates them in to a basic “Vinyasa flow” with an emphasis on proper alignment and breathing techniques. Students will also receive a brief introduction of yoga philosophy and terminology in this class to further their understanding of this ancient practice. Heated to 80° F to 85° F and complemented by great music. For beginners and those wanting a complete refresher of the basics of yoga. 60 minutes.
YBD RESTORATIVE 78˚
A gentle yet challenging, slow paced class that combines the concepts of Taoist yoga with traditional hatha based seated yoga postures. In this meditative yoga class, poses are held for longer periods of time in order to stretch and, over time, lengthen the deep connective tissue in the body and improve joint flexibility. YBD Restorative yoga specifically targets the ligaments and tendons in joints in order to improve range of motion and flexibility. YBD Restorative yoga, which was based on “Yin yoga”, was designed to help you sit longer and more comfortably for the purpose of seated meditation. Slow down your vigorous yoga practice with a calming YBD Restorative yoga class and leave feeling like you’re floating on air. Class is room temperature (about 78° F) and complimented by soothing music. All levels welcome. 60 minutes.
YBD2 85˚ / 95˚/ 105˚
A level 1-2 vinyasa yoga class consisting of basic to intermediate poses sequenced at a moderate pace. Vinyasa (or “flow”) yoga links breath with movement to create a flowing meditation in movement. Modifications are given for beginner students and variations are offered for more advanced yogis. Heated to 90° F to 95° F and complemented by great music. Class is offered at 85°, 95° & 105° F. See schedule for specific class temperature. For beginner to intermediate students. 60/75 minutes.
YOGA SCULPT 85 – 95˚
A high energy all-levels hatha yoga class that incorporates light weights with vinyasa (flow). This is a quick flowing class with an all-body workout. Heated to 85° F to 95° F and complemented by great music. For beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Some yoga experience recommended. 60 minutes.
YBD TRADITIONAL HOT 105˚ *
The sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises performed in a room heated to 105 degrees with 40% humidity. This detoxifying class is a unique set sequence which includes challenging balance & compression postures to rinse out internal body systems & create discipline. All levels welcome. (Traditional 90 and Modified 60 minute classes available)
H.I.I.T. PILATES 90-95˚
Class is based on Pilates & High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) principles. This high energy, low impact workout will help boost metabolism & burn fat while helping to stabilize & strengthen your core & relieve back pain. A focus on muscular & breath control along with deliberate movement & precision. Heated to 90-95 degrees, all levels are welcome. 60 minutes.
YBD HOT/Hot Fusion 105˚
Yoga by Degrees Vinyasa style meets the Traditional Hot sequence of 26 poses. The blended, detoxifying class is a unique set sequence which includes challenging balance and compression postures to rinse out internal body systems and create discipline. Heated to 105 degrees, all levels are welcome. 60 minutes.
YBD RESTORATIVE/MEDITATION 78˚
A gentle, slow-paced class that begins with 30 minutes of deep stretching class that targets the connective tissue in the body. The last 30 minutes of class includes a guided meditation of Yoga Nidra or “Yogic Sleep.” It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake. While Yoga Nidra is a state that is very relaxing, it is also used by Yogis to purify. All levels. 60 minutes.
Take your vinyasa practice to the next level with this powerful flow class. Practice dynamic postures, move through challenging transitions and experience the satisfaction of advanced sequencing. Linking every movement with one single breath, you will strengthen both body and mind in this quick moving, cardio-based class. Heated to 85° F to 90° F and complemented by great music. For intermediate to advanced students. Some vinyasa yoga experience recommended. 60 minutes.