All of the Yoga Classes at our studio are “Hatha” Yoga Classes. Under the umbrella of Hatha a number of particular styles have been developed such as Iyengar, Kundilini, Ashtanga, Anusara, and Bikram. Most of our classes are a blend of these different styles; read below for the specifics.
Group Class Descriptions
NEW STUDENTS to our studio often start by entering our ongoing classes. The appropriate class to start with depends on your background and physical condition. Please always introduce yourself to the teacher and let her/him know your level and experience. For those who prefer a more structured introduction, we offer a wonderful educational program periodically called Yoga 101.
Private and Semi-Private Sessions are wonderful for NEW as well as experienced yogis. You will work individually with a teacher at a time that is convenient for you. See our Private Training page for more information. We can also arrange for small groups of up to 8 who would like to start together.
Ashtanga Flow Yoga - Coming
Ashtanga Flow Yoga is a Vinyasa-style class with Ashtanga inspiration. For those students with a basic knowledge of yoga poses, this is a more “regimented” style of yoga than our standard "vinyasa flow classes". We will incorporate breath and movement together to create a moving meditation, starting with Sun Salutations as a method of warming the body and stimulating awareness. Expect to get warm and leave feeling worked yet reenergized.
Core Strength Yoga
The Triangle area's premiere core & strength based yoga class is one of our signature classes here at The Contrology Garage. Core Strength Yoga integrates the Pilates philosophy, basic mat exercises, and Flow Yoga into one practice. In this multi-level class you will be challenged and leave invigorated. This class is for those with no physical limitations and with an above average level of fitness.
Gentle Yoga - Coming
Gentle Yoga is a slower paced Hatha Class. A great FIRST Class or long-term class for those who want longer stretches, less “up and down” movement and more relaxation. This class is inspired by the tradition of Iyengar with the use of props for alignment
Hatha Yoga - Coming
Hatha Yoga is a traditional class that focuses on alignment and finding balance between strength and flexibility. Expect to sustain each pose for several breaths moving deeper into your body, mind and practice. Props are often used to modify each posture according to your physical needs. Class will end with calming, restorative poses and relaxation to enhance your internal experience.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is an active heat-building practice that encourages movement with breath. Be prepared for an invigorating blend of poses that seamlessly flow together building mobility, strength and flexibility to energize the body and mind.
Prenatal Yoga - Coming
Prenatal Yoga classes provide safe postures that help with the common discomforts of a changing body and growing baby. Prenatal yoga has the benefits of increased energy and self-awareness; more balanced emotions, and heightened intuition. The emphasis on Yogic techniques of breathing and meditation allows the expectant mother self-empowerment while fully embracing her pregnancy. Prenatal Classes are on-going so you may join at any time. We do ask your doctor to provide a note approving of your attendance. You may bring that to us at your first class.
Yoga Student Guidelines
- Remove your shoes before entering the studio.
- Alert your instructor of any physical problems or medical conditions.
- Practice on an empty stomach.
- Arrive a few minutes early. If being late is unavoidable, please call the studio so we can have a mat set out for you upon your arrival.
- Wear clothing you can easily move in.
- Be kind and loving to yourself by accepting yourself as you are.
- Yoga is non-competitive, so abandon your competitive mind set.
- Acquire and use your own Yoga mat - it is great to build yogic energy on your own personal mat and it just makes sense for many reasons to purchase a blanket to go on top of our mat.
- Please turn off all cell phones and pagers during class!