Class Descriptions

Samadhi Buddah RoomAll Samadhi Yoga classes will suit the needs of every student from beginner to the advanced, seasoned practitioner. Each class style will offer advanced options for experienced yogis and modifications for those newer to the practice so they can safely learn the poses. The different styles offer our students the opportunity to pick a class that will fit the pace they desire. If you have a specific injury you are minding, please tell your teacher before class so that they can offer you the appropriate, safe modifications or alternative poses. Also, if you are minding an injury, please inquire the desk staff or your teacher about private yoga sessions to work with a specific set of poses that will help to encourage healing in the body.

All of our Samadhi classes are kept between 75-85 degrees. We like to guide students how to create their own inner fire.

Samadhi Yoga Class Guidelines

Samadhi yoga classes vary in style and the level of difficulty or ease. Every teacher has their own unique flavor of teaching and all hold a piece of the same thread of heart-centered compassion and sharing tools for personal fulfillment and empowerment. We believe it is important to sample a variety of classes and teachers. Sometimes we find that we connect deeply to one teacher for a period of time and then perhaps move on to share the wisdom of another. Every teacher has something different to offer. We invite you to sample our classes and teachers, but also to experiment with other schools. Allow us to help you find the class that best suits your needs at this time.

Accessible Yoga
All Levels

Adaptive yoga is a practice that strengthens the connection between the mind and the body. Among the many benefits are increased flexibility, greater sense of balance, increased strength, mental clarity, and overall well-being. This adaptive class is designed for traumatic brain injury survivors and is appropriate for all levels of ability. With the support of TBIAlive, together we will create a supportive community that will allow us to explore practices that invite healing and peace into the body, mind and spirit.

Adaptive Yoga
All Levels

Adaptive Yoga introduces for those living with a disability to the benefits of yoga by introducing mind-body concepts and practical exercises to deepen the connection between mind and body.

Adaptive Classes – For anyone living with impaired mobility due to disability….such as partial or total paralysis, amputation, severe spinal cord injury, severe arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, head injury, spina bifida and cerebral palsy.

Learn more about adaptive yoga at mindbodysolutions.org
Align and Flow
All Levels

‘Align and Flow’ classes marry clear alignment direction with strength building, flow and breath work to provide a well balanced class. These classes weave a philosophic and/or spiritual theme into the sequencing so all levels of the practice of yoga can be accessed.  Expect to be challenged  and opened in your body, mind and spirit.

Ashtanga Vinyasa
All Levels

Scan(2)-1The Ashtanga vinyasa system was developed by the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India as a means to systematically open the body and still the mind through set series of postures. The school is known for its vigorous, heat-producing sequences that serve to soften and extend the body through the interconnecting patterns of breath, movement, and gaze. Courses at Samadhi will focus on the primary series termed Yoga chikitsa which is aimed at developing a rooted foundation from which to access the more subtle aspects of yoga.

Candlelight Vinyasa
All Levels

A more tranquil approach to the traditional Vinyasa Yoga format, by candlelight. Rejuvenate your natural rhythm & harmony, improve strength & flexibility, dissolve tension and experience a deep sense of well-being that will support you well after the session is over.  Guided by the breath and our own powerful intention, we unite mind, body & spirit, and infuse our whole being with life-giving energy.

Less active than most Vinyasa classes, this introspective practice strikes a balance between movement & stillness, strength & surrender, leaving you open, refreshed and at peace.

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within ~ Eckhart Tolle

Community Classes – Only $8!
All Levels

Come join us in supporting Samadhi’s community of Yoga Teachers in training.  Each week this fun and inspiring community vinyasa yoga class will be taught by one of Samadhi’s Yoga Teacher Training students or graduates.  You will experience new yogic wisdom and perspective each time you step onto your mat, so come learn with our fabulous new yoga teachers!

Deep Healing
All Levels, Beginner

Deep Healing incorporates aspects from various yogic styles and philosophies to provide deep rest and relaxation for the mind, body and spirit. Class may include restorative poses, long luscious holds, gentle asana, breathwork, mantra, meditation and nidra. An extremely gentle class to clear your mind and relax your body, and is appropriate for all levels offering the perfect balance to a more active practice. This class will help to heal your body, mind, and spirit.

Forrest Yoga
Intermediate & Advanced

Forrest Yoga helps you connect to your core – getting strong and centered. It uses deep breathing techniques and vigorous yoga sequences to sweat out toxins. The long holds in the pose progressions create internal heat called tapas to help you flush, oxygenate and rejuvenate every cell. Forrest Yoga will teach you to Go Deeper, find your Truth and encourage you to take these gifts you have earned Beyond the Mat into the rest of your life.  Gently heated 85-90 degrees.

Fundamentals
Beginner, All Levels

Yoga Fundamentals is a class designed to cultivate a strong foundation for a healthy practice. This class will slow down the poses, focus on proper and safe alignment, while introducing meditation and pranayama (breath work) practices. Fundamentals is the perfect class for beginners, as well as advanced practitioners looking to reconnect with proper alignment or those recovering from injuries. Classes will offer individual assistance and a safe space to try new things and ask questions. Fundamentals classes are a beautiful place for anyone to begin a journey into the science of Yoga.

Gentle Vinyasa Yoga
Beginners, All Levels

Gentle vinyasa yoga is appropriate for students who enjoy and desire a slower paced yoga practice. These classes are designed to give detailed instruction and to be less physically challenging than other vinyasa classes. Gentle vinyasa yoga classes will allow the student to gain strength and flexibility at their own pace with safety and alignment as the main focus.

Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan)
All Levels

Kundalini Yoga focuses on awakening the living energy that rests dormant in the base of the spine through specific breathing, movements, stretching, meditation and chanting; all in precise sequence. This ancient and sacred practice was kept secret by advanced yogis until recently because of its power to wake the kundalini and allow for enlightenment in this lifetime. It must be practiced with care and intent. Your Samadhi teachers teach with the utmost integrity and dedication to the practice as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

A typical Kundalini yoga class will start and end with the most beautiful and ancient chants which open and calm the heart. Then we proceed with a carefully planned sequence of postures, movements and breathing exercises that bring about quick and powerful transformation on all levels.

All is in you. You are the storehouse of your totality. ~ Yogi Bhajan

Meditation
All Levels, Beginner

Only $8! Join a group in a 30 minute guided meditation class, practicing meditative techniques such as breath work, concentration, contemplation, visualizations and deep relaxation. Classes may very in meditation styles allowing beginners to get a wide variety of tools to establish a meditation practice.  Meditation helps to relieve stress, increases happiness ,as well as develop compassion, love and patience. Come and delve deeper into the science of yoga.

Mindful Vinyasa & Dharma Sharing
Beginners, All Levels

This class is inspired by the Plum Village tradition of Engaged Buddhism as founded by the Venerable Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn. Whenever possible, we practice in a circle, and if we wish, share something about our path such as an insight, a joy, an intention, etc. The asana portion of the class is conducted slowly, mindfully, and infused with dharmic guidance such as stopping and looking deeply into the nature of the body, appreciating the group of practitioners, observing the miracle of breathing, inviting the bell to sound, and similar awareness practices. Asana is conducted with great respect for the yogic tradition, awareness of Ayurveda, and solid biomechanical support. This class reaches beyond personal transformation by supporting us to build mindful community, speak our truth, share our wisdom, and support our faith in one another.

Mindful Vinyasa and Meditation with Beth Sanchez
Beginner, All Levels

This class is inspired by the Plum Village tradition of Engaged Buddhism as founded by the Venerable Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn.

The asana portion of the class is conducted slowly, mindfully, and infused with dharmic guidance such as stopping and looking deeply into the nature of the body, appreciating the group of practitioners, observing the miracle of breathing, inviting the bell to sound, and similar awareness practices. Asana is conducted with great respect for the yogic tradition, awareness of Ayurveda, and solid biomechanical support. Approximately 40 minutes are devoted to asana practice, 15 minutes to deep relaxation, and 20 minutes to sitting meditation.

This class provides all the physiological benefits of exercise, soothes the nervous system and mind from over-stimulation, and helps practitioners access true peace and insight.

Asana 60 min
15 min deep relaxation
15 min seated meditation

Move and Melt

Celebrate your unique journey in Move and Melt! Great for a pre-date night experience, this unique integration of Vinyasa and surrendered postures will leave your mind and heart feeling inspired.  We will start with a body-heating Vinyasa flow as a powerful moving meditation, and then you may enjoy a few surprises in between before spending the second part of the class relaxing with deep healing postures. The second half of the class will include some integration of restorative, yin, yoga nidra and/or meditation.  Supportive and expansive, this practice will prepare you for your weekend, as well as gently open up further reaches of possibility in your body-awareness. Enjoy!

Partner Prenatal Yoga
All Levels

This is a uniquely intimate class designed to inspire the expecting couple to see each other in new ways. Come with your loved one and strengthen the bond that will prepare and support you both through the most amazing phase of your life… the pregnancy story you both share and the birth of your child! We will address postures, massage, and breathing techniques to cope with the sensations that arise during labor and that help relieve some of the discomforts of pregnancy. A blend of partner yoga, postures for labor, meditation, supportive touch, strengthening of the mind, and other little secrets, this very special class holds a relaxed atmosphere shared with other couples of like-intent. Come experience a beautiful time set aside for you, your partner, and your unborn child, as the three of you cultivate an even more powerful physical and emotional strength from which you will be supported throughout your birth and beyond.
Please bring a pillow for Mom’s comfort.
No yoga experience necessary. The workshop is suitable for all trimesters. We encourage and welcome same sex couples.  *A partner is required

Prenatal Yoga
All Levels

Inside you is an innate wisdom that intuitively understands about the very natural process of birth. We help you reconnect with this wisdom, guiding you through a class specifically designed for the journey of pregnancy, interweaving childbirth education as well as addressing therapeutic applications – common aches and pains. Linking yoga postures with the breath will lead you to new discoveries, bringing awareness to the mind, body and spirit, and also the spirit of your baby. The program, conducted in a calm, peaceful environment will help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. Yoga can also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. A safe, open community allows you to freely discuss any issues, from discomforts and concerns, to the wonderful new changes your body and baby are experiencing.

Power Flow
All Levels

Power Flow is directed at creating heat, energy, and strength through intelligent sequencing and purposeful breath work. Samadhi’s Power Flow classes feature fast paced vinyasa flows, targeting the cardiovascular system and building internal heat. This process aids practitioners in discovering the deeper potential that resides in us all.  Power Yoga has its foundation in Ashtanga Yoga and is a great opportunity for strength training. The fast moving flow will have you lifting your body’s weight constantly, no doubt breaking a detoxifying sweat. Students leave Power Flow classes feeling centered and energized.

Power Yin Yoga
Beginner, All Levels

Power Yin Yoga is founded by Samadhi’s own Kelly Larson. Experience the integration of many wisdom cultures through this transformational practice. Through strong slow holds integrating yogic breathwork, you will discover a new way of going deeper into your body.  “Power” refers to the depth and length of time postures are held. “Yin” refers to the quality of softness and opening that emerges through every breath to produce change. Power Yin Yoga combines these two elements to find physical intensity within in a trusting, nurturing and meditative experience. It is a satisfying practice that leaves you with a uniquely alive and grateful feeling in your body, heart, and mind.

Puja *by donation
Everyone

The word “puja” comes from the ancient Sanskrit language and it means, “to manifest the highest merit” and “to adore”. In a puja, we sing mantras, make offerings and give praise to a particular universal energy that is represented in the form of a diety. This universal energy is an elemental piece of our own soul. In performing puja, we develop the qualities of the diety in ourselves and in our environment. Puja is a sweet devotional practice which is being offered to anyone who wishes to participate and/or observe.

Restorative Yoga… Restore, Rejuvenate, Renew
Beginner, All Levels

These classes are designed for those who want and need to fill themselves back up. Life on the outside can be pretty stress-filled these days. Restorative Yoga helps you remember how to find the calm in the storm, have strength from within and revitalize yourself so that you feel whole again. Come and enjoy this restful yoga practice to help bring balance and peace back into your life again.

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world. ~ Marcus Aurelius

The Rocket
All Levels, Intermediate

The Rocket routine was designed by Larry Schultz and dubbed the Rocket ‘because it gets you there faster’. This fun, high energy, upbeat sequence is a reconfiguration of the first and second series of Ashtanga yoga. Rooted in tradition but creatively presented to fit the modern thinker, this practice works with the nervous system, increasing energy and vitality. Focusing on the Ashtanga Tristana: Ujjayi breath, Bandhas (energy locks) and Drishti (eye gaze) to assist in concentration, making the sequence a moving, breathing meditation. All levels welcome, come experience its affects!

Therapeutic Flow

This gentle class begins with an active alignment-focused practice to open and balance the body, moves into tennis ball rolling/self massage to release tension, and ends with restorative yoga to harmonize and revitalize the whole being, inside and out. Each class is designed on the spot to serve the particular needs of the students in attendance.

Vinyasa Yoga
All Levels

Vinyasa Yoga cultivates awareness through the combination of movement in the body connected with conscious breathing. This practice provides a well rounded approach to maintaining health in the body working on strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, coordination and the ability to focus. Vinyasa Yoga offers students a faster paced practice where breath supports and guides you through each pose creating a mindful practice that opens one up to a meditative state of being and beautiful connection with the body, mind and spirit.

Women’s Yoga

Gather with other women for a delightful practice! Women’s Yoga classes are designed to uniquely support women in opening in body, mind, and heart. Practices are seasonally-attuned, devotional, and saturated with breath and awareness. They are a combination of the “sun” and “moon” which comprise hatha (“sun-“moon”) yoga, with elements of gentle flow, carefully-aligned postures, sustained holds, and yin yoga. Come, soften into sensation, unravel habit patterns, and tap into the source of your radiance.

Yin Yoga
Beginner, All Levels

A quiet yet profound and highly therapeutic style of yoga that is available to all students at all levels. The power of Yin is in its long-held relaxed floor postures. This kind of stretch stimulates the deep, connective “Yin” tissues of the body, affecting not only the physical body, but also energetic aspects of the self. Yin yoga strengthens the flow of prana (life force) or chi, maintains the health of the meridian system of the body, and as an additional bonus contributes to the mindfulness necessary for a successful meditation practice. It is a logical balance to dynamic, muscular, “yang” forms of yoga and/ or strenuous exercise. It is excellent for students looking to advance deeper into their practice as individuals are challenged to sit in the pure presence of awareness. 

Yoga Nidra
Beginners, All Levels

Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep and refers to the conscious awareness of the Deep Sleep state. In Yoga Nidra you leave the waking state, go past the dreaming state and then go to deep sleep, yet remain awake. The state of yoga nidra is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating. Time spend in yoga nidra opens us to deeper clarity. It is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading us to supreme stillness and insight. I invite you to come and allow Jeremy to guide you into a deeply restful and revitaling pracice. This is where the nectar lies. Deep within in you is and ocean of Amruta, Nectar of the Gods. Through deep surrender, the heart opens and a river of this Amruta flows from the heart. Live in Bliss.

This restorative “inner-body” yoga uses a series of guided visualizations and deep relaxation techniques to move beyond the conditioned mind into a state of expanded self-awareness. Access to the deeper realms of the mind allows us to release the sources of tension, anxiety, unwanted habits, and self-limiting beliefs and to awaken our greatest inner potential. Each class begins with 10 minutes of gentle, meditative asana, with the majority of the practice performed in savasana (corpse pose).

Yogiños: Yoga for Youth®

Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® is an OHMazing® interdisciplinary kids yoga curriculum in English, Spanish, and Sanskrit. Our yoga for kids program weaves together the 8 Limbs of yoga with original art, music, games, stories, and other mindful, sensory-integrated activities to promote flexibility, strength, balance, collaboration, civic and social responsibility, mindfulness, nutrition, and wellness on and off the yoga mat.