Class Descriptions

True North Yoga offers a diverse portfolio of classes.  Practicing yoga has an additive effect setting up the foundation for a healthy body and calm mind.  Students are encouraged to practice a mix of classes at least three times per week for full physical, mental and emotional benefits.  Yoga mats and props are provided free of charge. Sign up for classes here

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Power Yoga

Power Yoga is an athletic approach to modern yoga. It incorporates the heat (energy) building aspect of Ashtanga yoga while allowing for creative expression. Power Yoga uses dynamic movement in the body as a doorway to access awareness of the mind space. While the emphasis is on form and function, what Power Yoga teaches at a deeper level is determination and acceptance. The teachers guide students to find their inherent power, strength and ability to create change in their life on and off the mat.  Beginner friendly!

Benefits of practicing Power Yoga can include:

  • Improved muscle strength and tone
  • Awareness and toning of core abdominal muscles
  • Upper body strength in shoulders, back, and chest
  • Improved outlook on life

Teachers:  Liz Hilton, Laila Hardman, Zoe Saulsgiver and Paul Graham

Flow Yoga

Flow Yoga combines aspects of traditional yoga such as posture, including Sun Salutation A and B, breath awareness and concentration (drishti) with challenge and endurance. Flow Yoga will often begin with breath work and grounding poses but quickly progresses to a vigorous Vinyasa class. Students will experience internal heat (energy) build as the poses become more layered, complex and challenging.  Enjoy relaxation at the end of class for internal bliss.  Leave feeling light and open.  Beginner friendly!

Benefits of practicing Flow Yoga can include:

  • Improved muscle strength and tone
  • Awareness and toning of core abdominal muscles
  • Improved nervous system balance and regulation 
  • Increased capacity for mental acuity and concentration 

Teacher:  Staff 200/500 Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT)

All Levels Classes (Iyengar Yoga)

All levels of students are welcome in these classes. Instruction will be appropriate for each student’s experience and level of ability.  All Levels Iyengar classes are essential to a full understanding of yoga practice. Our Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructors will work with you one on one – posture by posture. Alignment based with an individual focus. Beginner friendly! Classes are Iyengar Yoga method.

Teacher:  Staff Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (CIYT)

Level 1 Yoga Classes (Iyengar Yoga)

Level 1 classes introduce asanas, such as back bends, forward bends and inversions. All systems of the body are affected: muscular, skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, endocrine, lymphatic, and nervous system. In this class, you will build the strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration required to safely advance into Advanced Yoga.  Beginner friendly! Classes are Iyengar Yoga method.

Teacher:  Staff Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (CIYT)

Advanced Yoga Classes (Iyengar Yoga)

Advanced Yoga Classes are for students with a consistent yoga practice, including headstand and shoulder stand. In this class yoga practitioners will develop their skills further in poses such as inversions, arm balances, back bends, and forward folds. Learn how to safely move into, stabilize and move out of advanced yoga postures.  Grow your practice by attending Advanced Yoga weekly. Classes are Iyengar Yoga method.

Benefits of practicing Advanced Yoga can include:

  • Building upper body strength
  • Increase of body awareness and strength
  • Increased capacity for mental acuity and concentration 
  • Confidence and trust in the body

Teacher: James Burton, CIYT and Carrie Nutt, CIYT

Sleep Yoga

Sleep Yoga, also called yoga nidra, is an important practice for total body and mind relaxation. Sleep yoga taps into the body’s innate physiology for sleep through a guided progressive body based relaxation meditation.  Students are in Savasana pose (lying on the back) with yoga props for comfort and warmth.  Students are guided into a state of relaxed awareness through the practice.  Sleep Yoga can be a game changer in your life with regard to stress, anxiety or insomnia.

Sleep yoga is a highly effective way to restore and rebalance the body and mind.  It recalibrates the body’s ability to heal itself and feel restored.  Sleep yoga is said to be equivalent to 3 hours of sleep.  Students feel rested and calm after the practice.  A perfect practice to help wind down in the evening.  To receive full benefits, students are encouraged to practice Sleep Yoga once a week.

Benefits of Sleep Yoga can include:

  • Reduces stress 
  • Reduces anxiety and helps with symptoms of PTSD
  • Creates space for new thinking and vision in life 
  • Reduces negative thinking and reactivity

Teachers:  Naomi Jones ERYT500, Robbie Myers RYT500, Sherika Tanaka RYT500

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a modern twist on an ancient practice. Yin yoga is practiced seated while compressing the joints and bones with healthy gentle stress in order to improve joint mobility and range of motion.  Yin yoga is practiced by moving into postures slowly, holding poses over time (usually 5 minutes), using yoga props for comfort and support, utilizing breath for mental relaxation and coming out of poses slowly with awareness.  Yin yoga is a slow moving practice that teaches body and mind awareness.  Yin yoga is a mindfulness practice that creates good health in the bones, joints and fascia. To receive the full benefits of Yin Yoga students are encouraged to practice at least once a week. Beginner friendly!

Benefits of practice Yin Yoga can include:

  • Decreased lower back pain
  • Injury prevention in the major joints (hips, shoulders, low back, knees, neck, ankles, toes)
  • Feeling less agitated and restless 
  • Increased overall positive feeling about life

Teachers:  Naomi Jones ERYT500, Kenna Bolin, RYT200, Corrine Hathaway ERYT500 and Anne Anderson ERYT500

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is a gentle practice safe for women throughout their pregnancy.   Prenatal yoga includes gentle stretching using yoga props for comfort and support.  Practicing prenatal yoga can increase awareness of breath.  A tool that is used to reduce discomfort during delivery.  Prenatal yoga can also help to strengthen the mother-baby connection through mindful action. Yoga can be an effective tool for recovery and healing postnatal as well. Mothers often report an increase in energy level, relief in tension, a sense of connection with others and deep relaxation. Enjoy this weekly class throughout motherhood. Beginner friendly!

Benefits of practice Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga can include:

  • Decreased lower back pain
  • Feeling less agitated and restless 
  • Improved bladder control
  • Can improve lactation results
  • Stimulates skin cells regeneration and turnover
  • Increased overall positive feeling about life and change

Teachers: Ashli Fishman RYT200 and Kat Rolley RYT200

Yoga Unwind

Yoga Unwind is a student favorite. Yoga Unwind blends breath awareness while practicing gentle movement allowing for the mind to relax and (you guessed it) unwind. Yoga Unwind is highly restorative to the body and mind. You will be suprised how simple movement with awarenss and breath allows for stress to melt away. Feel nourished and ready for a good nights sleep.   Students are encouraged to practice Yoga Unwind once a week. Great class for everyone!

Beginner friendly!

Benefits of practice Yoga Unwind can include:

  • Improved joint health
  • Decreased lower back pain
  • Sense of deep relaxation 
  • Feeling less anger about COVID and all the things

Teachers:  Corrine Hathaway ERYT500 and Naomi Jones ERTY500

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