A wide variety of classes for all ages, levels, and styles are offered at the studio. See the Calendar for a full schedule or to purchase a 10-Class Pass. Below is a brief description of the types of classes we offer.
Restorative Yoga – the absolute gentlest form of yoga, which actually involves very little movement. In restorative classes, students are fully supported by their props, resting and allowing the body to gently open and release, and should experience no discomfort. Readings, sound therapy, guided meditation, and live music may accompany restorative poses, which are typically held for 5-20 minutes! Reiki is usually given during Magical Yoga’s restorative classes, which are typically between 90 minutes to 2 hours in length. Special Event Restorative & Reiki classes are featured monthly, and may align with the full moon or other significant date; these are offered by multiple teachers, including guest teachers, and feature a clear theme. (Brittany offers a 90 minute class every other Wednesday; Michelle & Raecine offer monthly Full Moon events.)
Vinyassa/Flow – the most common type of yoga class in the West these days is this type of instruction which features postures that flow with the breath, following each other in sequences, and are typically held for 5-10 breaths each. Vinyassa classes often include Sun Salutations, standing sequences, balance poses, seated sequences, and end with Savasana (laying down with closed eyes – final resting pose). Classes vary in length and difficulty, though any class listed as “all levels” is appropriate for any level of experience, flexibility, balance, and strength. Class may begin and/or end with breathing techniques, meditation, visualization, or other relaxation and mindfulness exercises.
Magical Yoga Flow – Brittany’s own take on vinyassa flow, these classes include everything in the above category as well as a focus on intuitive development, energy awareness, and spiritual philosophy. Reiki is offered in every class.
Ashtanga – this classical Indian yoga was developed and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century, and features a specific series of movements that are cued in both English and Sanskrit. Ashtanga yoga also refers to the 8-Limbed Yogic Path, and so is sometimes used in place of “vinyassa” or “flow,” but in this case, Magical Yoga only refers to true Ashtanga primary series (and so on) as “Ashtanga” on our schedule.
Yin Yoga – a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time, such as ranging from 45 seconds to two minutes. Yin yoga focuses on the connective tissue, facilitating deep opening and a different level of flexibility.
Men’s Yoga – designed to work with male physiology and the stresses men tend to carry in their bodies, this class is also a safe space for men to come and experience yoga at any level of flexibility.
Yoga Nidra – may be translated to yogic sleep, this type of guided meditation features progressive relaxation and a journey through the five Koshas, or layers of the self: physical body, energetic/breath body, mental/emotional body, intuitive body, and the bliss body – to discover and enjoy “oneness with everything.” Little to no movement is involved with this practice, and students often wear eye pillows, blankets, and remain in extremely comfortable and relaxed positions throughout the entire class. A profound meditative experience.
Forrest Yoga – a modern style created by and named for Ana T.Forrest, an American yogini. It is known for its long holding of positions, emphasis on abdominal core work, and standing series that can go on for 20 poses on each side.