At Dou Yoga we believe in the importance of the individual and the collective of a community. Each person and body expresses the pose and the classroom experience differently, even if it looks the same on the outside, it can feel very different on the inside. So regardless of class level or style or teacher, honor and take responsibility of your actions.
The classroom is also a space to connect and share your practice amongst your friends and neighbors so it is important to maintain the safety and comfort of the space for yourself and each other.
Yoga is more than physical flexibility and strength (although it can be very effective for that) it is the process, the experience, the reintegration of breath, mind, body and community.
This class will move a little more slowly and will be broken down a bit more so beginner's and veterans alike have a chance to refine their practice, but don't be fooled, beginner friendly doesn't necessarily mean easy.
Caters to a wide variety of students and levels. The class will often move from pose to pose. Previous experience of yoga asana is suggested. There might be a few challenging poses in the mix, but it will depend on who is in class, but be mindful of your body and practice in a way that is appropriate for you.
You can come expecting an arm balance and or an inversion or two. An understanding of your alignment, ability and limitations is required. This class will flow so be prepared to move in and out of poses and sweat a little (or a lot) bit.
A perfect way to stave off the mid day slump. Get your body moving with a steady flow and then ease into the afternoon with a mind clearing meditation, restorative pose and or yoga nidra.
This vinyasa class joins creative flow, sequencing, and alignment of yoga. It combines movement, creativity, kinesiology, and anatomy to bring clear and concise awareness to the body. Focus on alignment and the breath is paired with a challenging yet well-paced vinyasa. This class blends rigor of asana, self-reflection, and exploration of philosophy. This is an open level class which caters to all practitioners through personal attention, props, variations, and modifications.
A heat-building power trip of a yoga class that emphasizes developing "smart strength". Awaken sleepy muscles, scour the depths of your core, refine your posture and develop ninja-like focus. You might leave feeling like a superhero.
Friday Night Light
IT"S FRIDAY!!! Finish off the week with a mindful class that's meant to soothe and relax and tap into your inner light.
Happy Hour and Bliss
Re-tune your body, mind and spirit into one Happy being. This class is designed to burn what doesn’t serve, soothe what needs healing and find ground when things are in a flux. A Happy Hour of fun, invigorating asana-s and breath-work is followed by 15 minutes of Bliss in restorative poses, offered to further melt away any traces of stress.
Truly open level from the most seasoned practitioner to the first-timer.
Teaching in the T. Krishnamacharya tradition of catering practice to the individual. We explore the more subtle aspects of Yoga by fully integrating the breath.
This class is designed to energize, bringing calm focus into your day. We will use dynamic and static poses to open up the body, get the energy flowing, and set you off to a great start for the rest of the day.
Restorative yoga is a practice designed to completely melt away tension and calm the mind eliciting parasympathetic nervous system. The class begins with gentle movement to warm and open the body. Then supported postures are offered using props (bolsters, blankets, eye pillows, etc.) to allow muscles to relax deeply and induce a sense of surrender. Restorative practice can be both energetically calming and focusing. Open to all levels.
Sweet Honey Flow
You can expect to feel gentle and fierce in this deceptively vigorous vinyasa (flowing movement) class, that is seeped in deep breathing and experiencing your own wild serenity. Expect to lavish yourself with a slow groove and build up to more vigorous standing poses, arm balances, and inversions. To ease gently into the evening we will finish with a soothing relaxation and meditation. Everyone is welcome.
Intelligent heat-building flow sequences drawing from the teaching tradition of T. Krishnamacharya, the father of modern Yoga. Krama means "step," a gradual approach integrating breathing, posture, bandha (energetic movement), and meditation. Expect to sweat and then chillll.
Weekday Wake Up
Start your morning with an eye opening flow. (Better than a cup of coffee...mmmm, coffee) Flow from pose to pose, breathe fully and deeply and set yourself up for an amazing day!
Start your weekend with a mind and heart opening practice. You will get the body moving, the blood pumping and the body flowing full of breath full. The class will be simple but effective. Open to all levels and accessible to beginners.
Weekend WarriorChallengingYou made it through the week and NOW is the time to let it all go. In this class you can expect to get going and keep going and put all of your attention to your practice. Sweat out the week's stress and revitilize yourself with a challenging vinyasa.
Yoga TuneUp® Lab
Yoga Tune Up® combines Yoga, Calisthenics, Corrective Exercise and Body Therapy in a way that heals damaged muscle tissue, increases overall strength, reveals body blind spots, and primes you to take on the bigger challenges in your daily life, and yoga asana practice.