Class Types

Vinyasa Yoga

All of the classes offered at JAI are rooted in the lineage of Vinyasa Yoga. Vinyasa literally means, “to place with intention.” This is translated in asana (posture) classes as placing the breath with the movement of the body. Yoga means to “yoke,” or unite. At JAI we aim to offer you tools to connect mind, body and spirit. Our teachers have their own unique style and gift to offer to you. There is an appropriate class level for everyone.

Level 1

Level 1 classes are perfect for beginners with little to no yoga background. Our teachers will guide you to create a strong foundation for your yoga journey to be built upon. Level 1 classes are also great for the advanced practitioner to refine  foundation and be reminded of proper alignment and transitions.

Level 2

Level 2 classes are geared towards the yoga student that has an understanding of the basic Vinyasa yoga poses (Downward Facing Dog, Cobra, Plank etc…) Level 2 is a small step up from Level 1. Expect to go deeper into sequences, poses and flows, with lots of instruction and cueing from our teachers.

Level 3

Level 3 takes it up a notch for the more intermediate yoga student. With a strong foundation in basic Vinyasa postures, the Level 2/3 student will start to explore more complex sequencing, flowing and connecting on the breath, with a sprinkle of more advanced postures like arm balances and inversions.

YIN

Born out of Taoist Buddhism, Yin Yoga applies the concepts of Chinese acupressure to the bodies dense connective tissues. This practice includes long held postures that gently ease the tightness, stiffness and inflexibility in the soft tissues and joints that can occur from repetitive movement. This approach has the added benefit of opening meridians and increasing the efficiency of energy flow throughout the body. Yin Yoga is seen as a balancing and complementary practice to more Yang forms of exercise (vinyasa, running, cross training, etc.). All levels including those without yoga experience are welcomed.

Gentle Yoga

This Level 1 class is perfect for all yogis, but specifically geared towards the beginner practitioners who are looking to grow and improve their practice. Moving through simple sequences with detailed instructions, this class will empower you to connect the dots of your yoga. Uniting breath and body, you will learn the basics and slowly build heat to break through to your higher self! Expect detailed instruction, simple flows, and a judgement free zone here!

Yoga Flow

Yoga flow combines a strong flow with a mindful warm up and cool down. Perfect for intermediate yogis, or beginners trying to take their practice to the next level. This class will make you move while nurturing compassion for the self.

Strong Vinyasa

Strong Vinyasa combines a strong flow while tapping into more advanced postures. The focus in this class is to deeply feel the breath, and allow that breath to guide you as we build strength and journey towards more challenging asana. Be prepared to build a lot a heat and get sweaty!

Power Hour

Treat yourself to an energizing hour of movement! With lively music, this intelligently sequenced vinyasa flow class will awaken and empower you. Shake off your blues with a practice that aims to tap into the powerful fiery force in us all, tempered with compassion and self-love.

Rise & Shine

Wake up ya sleepy head! The early mornings in yoga culture are known as the “sattvic” time of day. This is seen as an ideal time to have your yoga practice. Also, in our western culture, a great time to get your work out done for the day! So many benefits come from starting your day off with yoga. Clarity of mind, a fresh perspective, extra grounding and just an overall “feeling good” vibe! Join us at 6:30 M-F to move your body and get into the right state of mind. All level welcome.

Soul Revival

Soul revival is a Level 1/2 class that does just that. Revive your body, mind and soul from the inside out. Yummy, stretchy, lovely class full of goodness just for you. Reconnect with your body, mind and breath, so that you can come back to that peaceful place that lies deep within each and everyone of us. Practice by candlelight and end your day in the very best way.

Barre Flow

BarreFlow is designed to give students of all fitness levels a challenging total body workout. While every class follows a similar flowing format, the choreography is continually changing to keep you from reaching a workout plateau. By combining aspects of yoga, pilates, barre fitness and classic strength training, BarreFlow incorporates strength, endurance and flexibility into one invigorating workout. In addition, the smooth transitions between postures will help even the most busy minded student become more present. BarreFlow will help you achieve a balanced body and a quiet mind in only 45 minutes! All classes are the same level as the technique was designed to work for people at all points on their fitness journey. That way, you can choose the class that suits your schedule, rather than being forced to work out at a specific time based on the level of class.

Roots

Roots integrates yoga, primal movement and strength training to teach you new ways to move your body and change your mind. Join us in this fun, playful and challenging class as we explore breath and movement. Expect a challenge, Level 2/3.

Community Flow

Sangha = community and is such an important part of our yoga practice. we need others that our on the same path as us to hold us accountable, keep us grounded and share spiritual support. JAI is proud to offer community classes 4x a week! A community class is an opportunity for every(body) to practice yoga. An all levels class, by donation, is a great opportunity for all folks to get on their mat. No excuses! Please donate what you can afford for your class. we honor this system as an exchange of energy. Thank YOU for making JAI the great community space it is!

Happy Hour

TGIF Yogis! What better way to start your weekend than this. Raise your energy with creative and stimulating sequences designed to leave you feeling light and free at the end of your week. Level 2/3, in a room seasonally heated to around 85 degrees F – a little longer than a happy hour, we give you a happy 75 min.

JAI Agni

Agni = hot — In this level 2, heated vinyasa class, prepare to sweat and put the work in. this class will leave you feeling cleansed, renewed, full of yogi power to take on any challenge life presents to you.

Heated vs. Non-Heated Classes

Any class labeled “Hot” means that the room is heated to 90 degrees. Hot yoga is great for all of you sweat enthusiasts! The heat helps your muscles get a natural “warm-up.” Make sure you hydrate properly before coming to a hot class!  Try not to eat anything for at least 3 hours before class.  A light snack is okay if you need it!  A heavy meal will not settle well in the heat.

Etiquette

  • Please try your best to arrive 10-15 min early. Doors will lock when class begins to assure safety of our students’ belongings.
  • Leaving early: If you know you have to leave early please inform the teacher before class. Kindly set up your mat in the back of the room (near the door) and sneak out before savasana to respect the peace of your fellow yogis.
  • Please leave your cell phone in the lobby. (If you are on call, inform your teacher why you have your phone with you.) We want you to create space from all of the busyness of life!
  • What to bring/wear:
    • Come prepared with water and a yoga mat. A towel is recommended for heated classes. JAI has mats to borrow and Jade mats for sale if you forget yours/want to buy one and water for sale for $1 a bottle.
  • Do not assist students unless it is your class or the teacher asks you to. This is a liability.
  • Lead by example. Following rules of etiquette will trickle through the yoga community.