The Shala offers a wide range of classes for all levels. Each of our instructors offers variations for both beginners and seasoned yoga students. No matter what level you are at, we will help you attain your goals and met your expectations.
We humbly ask that students arrive to class at least 10 minutes early to register and get signed in and settled into your practice. Students arriving late will be asked not to disturb a class already in session. Thank you for helping us maintain a sacred space for our practices to flourish. We do reserve the right to change instructors or classes at any time. The most updated class listing & instructor can always be found on our Online Schedule. Thank you.
- with Surya Om and Rukmini Devi
This practice builds on the fundamentals of yoga, and is designed for those wishing to advance in posture practice. Dharma yoga will ignite the entire bodily system through practice. A series of deeper balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting and inverted variations. This practice finishes with Deep Relaxation, breathing practices, and concentration/meditation, which will induce deep calm and simultaneously invigorate the students.
- Vicki Howie
Empowering vinyasa flow that expands your practice by emphasizing energetic principles of alignment. A complete spiritual workout with some flow and some holding of poses. Empowering Yoga emphasizes the balance between inside and outside, “masculine” and “feminine,” strength and flexibility. You’ll feel challenged and supported during the class, and relaxed and empowered afterward.
Gentle Hatha Yoga
- Carrie Konyha
A classical Hatha yoga class format suitable for beginners and open to all. Develop a strong foundation while refining proper alignment, exploring variety & cultivating a balanced yoga practice rooted in the eight-fold path of Raja yoga! The focus of this class encompasses proper asana (posture) alignment, pranayama (breath work) & meditation with the intention of developing a deeper mind, body, heart & spirit connection with yourself through guided yoga practice. This is a great class to get grounded in the foundations of yoga.
Yoga Therapeutics integrates yoga with self-care massage techniques to bring balance to our physical, mental, emotional and energetic bodies. Explore therapeutic applications of a variety of yoga styles including Traditional Hatha, Vinyasa, Anusara, Yin, Restorative and Mindfulness Yoga in conjunction with simple, self-applied Thai Massage and Neuromuscular bodywork techniques. This is an all levels class where participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring personal requests to address their unique therapeutic needs. Examples of topics explored are: structural imbalances such as back pain and injury recovery; nervous system disorders such as stress reduction and insomnia; endocrine nurturing for thyroid and hormonal imbalances; depression and anxiety care; digestive distress and more. Those without specific therapeutic needs are also encouraged to attend. Each class is a well-rounded practice incorporating active movement, breath work, meditation and deep relaxation.
Hatha – Anatomy of a Yogi
- Anna Sirotin
In this introductory class we will explore both the spiritual and physical anatomy as it relates to Hatha Yoga. This is an educational and immersive practice where we will discuss the body’s function as it flows through the different asanas. Prepare to find the meaning behind your movements in this lighthearted flow that will leave you learning something new about yourself and your practice after each class!
In this class you can expect to…
-Bring awareness to the physical movement of each asana by learning the related anatomical structures
-Deepen your practice by acknowledging the spiritual component of your flow
-Explore the importance of alignment both in the body and with higher truth
- Rachelle Martinez
This class offers all the benefits that yoga provides in spite of any limitations that may have stopped you. Slow moving postures that are supported by a chair or wall, will support us through our practice. This rehabilitating practice is for any injuries or challenges that may have come into your life and help you to look at them as opportunities to grow as a creative and loving being for those around you and for yourself! Excellent class for elderly and people that have injuries from participating in high impact sports. Chairs available upon request
- Darcy Cavanaugh
-A quiet and reflective practice for all level
-Great for increasing flexibility and releasing sore and tense muscles
-Helps improve overall vitality by increasing energy flow and removing blockages
- hosted by Aya and Friends
This weekly class is offering an open AcroYoga & Partner Jam space co-creating a safe environment to share skills and to support each other in the following related practices: partner balances & asanas, therapeutic (“Lunar”) AcroYoga positions & flows, trust & safety skills, spotting techniques, strength & core drills, inversions & handstand positions, Thai massage and free Acro-Yoga exploration.
Founded in 2006 by Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein, AcroYoga is an emerging global synthesis of partner yoga, acrobatics, Thai Massage and community building. In the words of the 2013 AcroYoga Manual (subtitled “Partner Practices for Global Unity”):
“AcroYoga is a community-based practice that encourages personal transformation… AcroYoga invites you to experience the full spectrum of your being through opportunities to: give & receive, support & be supported, experience strength & sensitivity. It is a systematic approach to health and healing designed to be accessible to every practitioner. The best part is that it is fun to do and fun to watch. It brings people together the old fashioned way, through human connection, touch and play.”
With close to 400 teachers worldwide, AcroYoga is now a global practice growing by leaps & bounds. AcroYoga.org is offering three types of learning “immersions”: Elemental (an overall introduction), Lunar (with emphasis on the therapeutic aspect of massage), and Solar (more advanced acrobatic balances and flows). Two editions of the Manual and two step-by-step DVDs make AcroYoga available to everyone willing to work with a dedicated partner and to practice regularly… Eventually, AcroYoga will be part of school curricula and will be a familiar scene in all the public parks around the world, as an expression of divine play and of the rich beauty of human connection.
The particularity of AcroYoga, compared to yoga, is that you cannot practice it by yourself on your mat. You need to find partners, engage them and learn together. Actually AcroYoga is practiced in a triangle of awareness: between a “base” (playing with gravity), a “flyer” (playing with levity), and a “spotter” who is the safety person.
The AcroYoga & Partner Jam Class at the Sedona Yoga Shala is offered by Aya and friends. Aya is not a certified AcroYoga teacher; however he is the official acroyoga,org Jam facilitator (or “Jambassador”) for Sedona. Aya is a passionate of AcroYoga and would like to see this practice ignite young people all over the world… Because the AcroYoga Jam program is sponsored and promoted by the global AcroYoga.org community, we will benefit from visiting AcroYoga practitioners and teachers coming and enriching our practice…
Know thyself, support others and enjoy community.