Services and Pricing
Yoga classes are not “1-size-fits-all.” Age, fitness levels and available energy vary widely among individuals. At Karma Yoga, however, you have choices among a variety of styles and yoga traditions. From Karma Yoga (our signature Hatha classes) to Anusara, Yin and Kundalini, there’s a class that’s just right for you, with experienced teachers who care about your well-being. *Starred classes are suitable for beginning students.
Karma Yoga *
Karma Yoga is a breath-based practice that warms the core, brings suppleness and strength to muscles and maintains mobility in joints. It’s Hatha Yoga at its finest with a combined emphasis on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions in order to facilitate healing and a transformational shift in students. There’s a strong emphasis on technique and alignment to foster an optimal physical experience. We recommend that new students start with our Gentle Karma or Karma 1 classes.
Karma 1 * is a beginning level hatha yoga class accessible to any level student. We make sure to move the spine in all six directions: forward, back, side-to-side and twisting right and left. Slowly flowing sequences strengthen and lengthen; breath-based movement and occasional meditation complete the experience of clearing the mind and rejuvenating the body. Perfect for new yogis.
Karma 2 is an amped-up Karma Class that kicks it up a notch to increase strength, endurance, balance and letting go. Students should have a basic knowledge of standing, seated, supine postures and backbends. Sessions may include Sun Salutations, standing balance postures, inversions, breathing exercises and meditation.
Karma 2-3 is for students familiar with their bodies and with fundamentals of breathing, posture, and flow. This class offers inspiring music and uplifting insights to move and groove your body, mind and soul. Depending on the teacher, the class usually includes sun salutations and complex sequences of poses. Expect standing balance postures, inversions (hand, head and/or shoulderstand), arm balances and deep backbending. Meditation and pranayama may also be included.
Karma 1* & 2 At the Wall explore new and familiar poses using the wall to help students increase awareness, feel supported and experience the deep relationships within their bodies. These classes are constructed so that students maintain contact between the wall and some portion of their body (foot, hand, pelvis, back). This creates confidence in balance postures and inversions. It also assists students to shift their bodies into more comfortable and effective postures. The wall is used as a prop in Karma 1 & 2 at the Wall, but that doesn't mean these classes are easy. They challenge students with new awareness, and they're a lot of fun.
gentle yoga *
Gentle * is excellent for beginning students or those looking for a class that is slow-paced and instructive with plenty of time to get into and out of poses. Perfect for new yogis, AND moms-to-be! Our gentle classes have been specially formulated to be beneficial and safe for anyone looking to breathe deeply and connect wholly. They’re beneficial for expectant moms and EVERY body.
Welcome home mamas-to-be! At Karma we are ready to help you prepare to bring new life into the world! Doing yoga while pregnant helps expectant moms manage the changes in their bodies and has been proven to decrease risk and increase comfort during pregnancy and birth. All of our teachers are experienced with prenatal yoga techniques, so you can feel safe and welcomed in any class you’d like to attend; however, our Karma 1 and gentle classes are especially suited for guiding you in your practice at this special time. Please tell the teacher at the beginning of class that you are with child.
Kundalini Yoga is a powerful and effective form of Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D. Each class incorporates posture, movement, meditation, mudra (hand positions), mantra and the gong in varying proportions to stimulate the nervous, endocrine and immune systems while improving strength and flexibility. Designed to release mental and emotional blocks, Kundalini focuses on quickly transforming energy and consciousness. From your very first class, you'll start reaping the rewards, which can include relief from back pain, stress, addiction, depression and insomnia, as well as weight control. No prior experience with yoga is needed to participate in this class.
A grace-filled practice that teaches universal principles of alignment. The focus is on opening the heart and on learning technique in order to develop strength and cultivate awareness of profound subtleties in the physical and energetic bodies. We offer 2 Anusara classes each week:
Anusara Foundations * for those new to Anusara or to yoga. This class focuses on postural basics and is a welcome refresher for all students wanting to revisit yoga fundamentals.
Anusara Intermediate is for students with some Anusara experience or those with a solid understanding of yoga postures. This challenging class enhances awareness, strengthens foundations and leads to a heightened appreciation of the joy of embodiment.
*Our Donation Classes are about the act of giving. How each unique individual is able to give -- from the full value of $20 to $1 -- is personal. Those who can give more support those who have less. We trust that through giving freely, the Universe will take care of us. When taking a designated "Donation" class, students have the opportunity to choose to make a donation or to use their membership/package if they have one.
CLASSIC MAT PILATES *
This class presents the original sequence of mat exercises put forth by Joseph Pilates, intended to cultivate acute mental awareness of deep muscles in the torso and pelvic region. With regular practice, Pilates exercises provide strength and support for the spinal, postural, and abdominal muscles while increasing awareness of breath and body.
Short Form Ashtanga
This class is a shortened sequence of the traditional Ashtanga primary series as taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. The class begins with Sun Salutations and includes standing and seated postures and inversions.
FOLLOW THE YOGI *
Alternating between Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior (grounding and energizing comprehensive experience) and Short Form Ashtanga (See below for description), this is a class in which the instructor calls out the postures AND performs with along with the students. Perfect for starting your week.
Yin Yoga is a balancing(yin) complement for your active(yang) yoga practice. It targets the connective tissues, such as the fascia, ligaments, joints, and even the bones of the body which do not receive as much attention in a more active style asana practice. Students maintain postures for minutes at a time, allowing therapeutic effects to permeate deeply throughout the body. Yin Yoga generally focuses on the hips, pelvis, and lower spine and is suitable for all levels.
R.E.A.C.H. YOGA FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS *
Restore, Exhale and Align with a Community of Healing. This is therapeutic yoga for those touched by breast cancer, free of charge. To Register for classes please visit: http://www.reachyoga.org or email Katherine Schaefer at: email@example.com
Sadhana - no charge *
Sadhana means "daily spiritual practice". Before you face the world each day, do yourself a favor and tune up your nervous system and attune to your highest inner self. This class will include exercise, meditation, and prayer. During what are called the 'ambrosial hours' (the two and a half hours just before sunrise), the energy you put into your sadhana gets maximum results (40x more). Your world is quieter. It's easier to meditate and concentrate before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Bring flashlight, cushion, blankets, yoga mat. All levels welcome. Stay tuned for announcements of when this class is held.
MEDITATION - NO CHARGE *
Join us for a relaxing meditation session at no cost. Led by Natalie, this class will allow you to practice whichever meditation style you bring with you that day. Whether you are already trained in Heart Based Meditation from one of our workshops, or are a beginner with only a vague idea of how to meditate, you are welcome to attend and experience the group energy that so oftens lifts your meditation experience to higher levels. Natalie will lead with a short intro, followed by about 20 minutes of silent meditation, then a relaxing savasana to conclude the class.