Class Styles

Mysore Style

Are you ready for a new, fun and exciting challenge? Join an amazing melting pot of yoga practitioners and taste the inspirational energy of practicing in the traditional method. “Mysore” is named after the city in South India where we have learned this method from our teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Here you build a relationship with a highly qualified teacher and receive the honor of partaking in the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Yoga as it has been taught in India for centuries and is still taught today.
All levels welcome. No prior experience necessary; beginners must commit to practicing for a minimum of one month for three days a week practice with the same teacher.
Drop in students must have an existing Mysore practice.
These classes are taught only by highly trained teachers who are dedicating a good portion of their lives to the study and practice of the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in India. Not your average yoga class.

Intro to Yoga 1

This class is for those of you who want to learn yoga from the bottom up. Designed for the complete yoga beginner you learn the sun salutations and basic standing and seated postures. At a slow but fun pace you will learn how to move your body in a safe and healthy way. Through the fundamentals of breath and movement we explore the basics of yoga together in a way that is accessible to everybody. Expect explanations, modifications and a free space to ask your questions.

Intro to Yoga 2

Getting confident in Intro Level 1 class? Building upon your sprouting yoga knowledge we introduce some more postures and simple chanting to deepen your understanding of the Yoga method. Detailing and alignment in postures is further encouraged.

Half Primary

Guided Half Primary draws upon all you have learned in the Intro classes, guiding you up to Navasana’s half way point in the Ashtanga Primary Sequence, in a more traditional yoga format. Expect a balanced mix between sweaty, physical exercise and a tranquil state of mind. This class emphasizes classic Ashtanga Yoga’s flow, technique and tradition. You will learn how to link postures into a flowing movement sequence and experience new potentials of strength and flexibility. A medium level of physical aptitude is recommended.

Full Primary

This class is the full Ashtanga experience. In a steady and dynamic pace postures are linked into a choreographed sequence that opens new dimensions in your mind-body-breath connection. Stamina, strength and flexibility weaves in to a full-bodied meditation, with Sanskrit counting and careful emphasis on Ashtanga’s original Vinyasa method. Here you will begin to get under the skin of Pattabhi Jois’ yoga recipe! Taught only by teachers qualified to pass on the integrity and purity of this ancient, Indian practice. Hearty yoga proficiency or a high level of athletic conditioning is recommended. Be prepared to sweat!

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga class is a meditative practice that consists of floor postures held passively for extended periods of time (1-5 minutes). The postures target the underlying connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and back. The practice of surrender opens the body and helps students cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation.

Suitable for all levels of practitioners.

Gentle Therapeutics

Restorative Yoga, known also as Gentle Therapeutics Yoga, is the yoga of non-doing and the core practice underlying the essence of all yoga. Even those with an active dynamic practice will benefit greatly from the inner peace and deep release of this restorative class. It is the practice of entering into Yoga postures using an assortment of props: blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps, walls, chairs, eye pillows etc. Supported and stabilized by various props, one experiences the yoga postures as profoundly relaxing and deeply rejuvenating, invoking a natural state of healing rest, renewal and equanimity.

Supported and passive yoga postures allow the body to naturally release, letting go of held tension and stress. The results are a balanced state of being from inside out. A restorative class is a life enhancing practice and is appropriate for anyone at any age or stage of life and in any physical condition.

Community Class

Miami Life Center offers donation based community classes with our Teacher Trainee Graduates. Come deepen your practice and support the future teachers of Miami and beyond.

The class is open to all levels and is donation based. Suggested donation is $5.

Pranayama

Learn the original Pranayama sequence as taught by Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois with breath connoisseur, Mark Linksman. Rechaka & Puraka, PurakaRechaka, Nadi Shodana, Bhastrika, Surya & Chandra Bedhana and Sitali are all part of the Ashtanga sequence of Pranayamas. Kindly, slowly and with due modification, Mark will guide you into the purity of mind and serenity of body which is available through these ancient breathing forms. All levels welcome. This class is donation based.

Meditation Sangha Meeting

The Blue Ocean Sangha is a lay Buddhist community that practices mindfulness by following the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. This weekly meeting provides you with a resource for study and practice of Socially Engaged Buddhism. A perfect way to spend your Sundays, in this Sangha meeting you will practice sitting and walking meditation, hear a dharma teaching and participate in related discussions. Blankets and sitting cushions are available in limited numbers, so please feel free to bring your own. All are welcome in this community regardless of race, ethnic origin, religious practice or sexual orientation. No charge, donation only.

3rd Street Beach Yoga

Gabriella is an experienced Yoga teacher. She teaches Sunset Beach Yoga at 3rd Street from 5-6:15PM on Sundays and Mondays. Her class is a vinyasa flow class, drawing upon the beautiful method of Ashtanga Yoga, which she practices every day. Gabriela holds a 300 hour teacher certificate from Synergy Yoga/Healing Arts by Gaia Budhai. Expect to fall in love with the beauty of the Miami Beach sunset, learn healthy alignment cues and work up a sweat. Take a dip in the ocean after and walk away uplifted and with peace of mind. ‘Walk by faith not by sight’ – Gabriella believes anything is possible through love and discipline! All Levels Welcome.

Class Day & Time

Sunday & Monday @ 5-6:15PM

Website

http://3rdstreetbeachyoga.com

Facebook Page

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