Class Descriptions | Amrita Yoga & Wellness | Philadelphia PA
Descriptions of our classes, from all-levels to advanced.
Classes By Level Of Difficulty
Find classes best suited for your experience and your physical ability by using our color-coded guide below:
|Brown||Gentle, Accessible to All Levels including beginners.|
|Green||Beginner friendly, but expect a well rounded practice that may intelligently challenge the body and definitely nurture mind and spirit.|
|Red||Beginners more familiar with movement welcome as modifications for postures will be given, but expect a well rounded practice that will intelligently challenge the body, inspire a deeper sense of mindful focus, and ignite the spirit.|
|Blue||Expect a serious workout. Designed for practitioners with a minimum of 6 months practice. This class will intelligently challenge body with deeper expressions of asana. Participation requires a more connected relationship with breath, increased ability to focus, and willingness to be guided more deeply within.|
Calm your mind and body with this relaxing floor practice. Yin yoga postures are practiced on the floor with props and held longer than traditional poses. This allows the vital force (chi or prana) of the body to become free of blockages as we work the same energy lines as acupuncture and help to stretch and tone muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. This is a great practice for beginners who desire to open their body, people with injuries, athletes, or as a complement to more physical practices.
Focus on Alignment Through Sequencing
An all-levels class suitable for everyone wanting to learn yoga in a systematic way with dynamic sequencing. This well-paced, challenging class will develop students strength, stamina, flexibility and balance. Each week there will be a different area of focus. Students will learn proficiently and safely standing poses, seated poses and supine poses and progress towards twists, backbends and inversions. Time will be given to fully understand the proper alignment of each pose so that students can deepen their mind-body connection and develop a solid foundation in yoga.
Yoga 101 is a welcoming class for beginner and newer students to learn the art of yoga. Whether you are recovering from an injury, have not exercised for a while, or are ready to begin your journey on the path of yoga; this class will give you a thorough understanding of foundational yoga postures and beginning breath control (pranayama). Students will be assisted and guided to find proper alignment of the body and focused attention of the mind. Learning yoga is a dynamic and continuous process- as students progress, a new more challenging posture may be introduced. Consideration will be given to use props where needed.
Iyengar Yoga is a systematic and dynamic practice. The method shares with other styles of yoga full range of body movement, beginning with a strong foundation in the standing poses and progressively introduces seated poses, inversions, backbends, restoratives and pranayama. Props are used as teaching tools and allow every body shape, size and ability to practice safely. An emphasis is placed on precise alignment of the bones, muscles, skin, breath, etc, to lead a practitioner to an inward state of awareness and to create freedom and health in the body. Specific teaching points awaken the intelligence from gross to more subtle layers of being as you progress in the practice. This act of calling one's attention inward and away from scattered thoughts enhances concentration, reduces stress, and allows for a sense of inner peace and acceptance. We have been blessed with endlessly creative and ever-evolving sequences, pose variations and therapeutic applications from the life work and continuing practice of the living yoga master BKS Iyengar. LEVEL 1: Strong Foundational work.
Sign up for your pass to anti-gravity bliss! This is the pre-requisite to having the key to deepening your yoga practice through the assistance of silk Aerial slings. In this class we will go over basic physical postures, how to hold the silks for transitions and static movement, experience inverting with the support of the sling, and everything else you will need to walk confidently into our regularly offered Aerial Yoga class!
*If you have not taken Aerial Yoga before, we recommend attending our Aerial Yoga Foundations class offered on Saturdays at 12pm.
Beginner Hot Flow
If you're new to yoga it can seem unfamiliar, even scary but we've designed this class especially for you. Come experience the cleansing joy of our state of the art Far Infrared Heating System while feeling the support of a slower and simpler pace of practice. You will still sweat and be challenged as you develop a strong and stable foundation in your practice.
Hatha Flow is a breath-centered, mindful yoga class that helps increase strength and flexibility on every level and facilitates self-discovery and self-mastery. In this class you will explore the facets of a complete yoga practice including: asana (postures), mantra (sound), kriya (visualization), pranayama (breath-work), bandhas (locks), and meditation. You will leave feeling balanced, inspired, and more connected with your own true nature.
The wisdom of the Hatha Flow class is drawn from the sciences of Ayurveda and Tantra; and is strongly connected to the tradition and teachings of the Himalayan yoga masters.
*Due to the moderate pace of this class it is suitable to students of all levels.
Beginner class (Level I/II) is a great place to start or to reinvigorate your practice. A slower place and appropriate modifications will help you learn the exercises while increasing your strength and control.
We are always dealing with opposite energies within ourselves: to be active or to be receptive, to move or be still, to be energetic or calm, to look inward or look outward. This class lets us explore all these parts or ourselves! Join us for a radiantly calming blend of Yin (longer, passive held postures) and slow flow Vinyasa (rhythmic, breath centered movement) to cultivate a practice that balances out your opposing energy forces! This class is suitable to students of all levels.
Yoga For Back Care
A class centered around applying the science of Yoga to restore the spine back to it's most balanced state. This yoga therapy inspired class is perfect for any student, new or old, looking to heal the spine from old injuries or to help manage/prevent back pain.
Barre classes take a typical ballet warm-up and incorporate it with mat work, bar work and props. Barre classes mix elements of pilates, dance, yoga and functional training, and the moves are choreographed to motivating music. The class delivers a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic, but it will sculpt your body and get you into absolutely amazing shape!
*This class is a semi-private class. Although no prerequisite is needed to attend, only semi-private class packages are valid to attend this class.
Candlelight Flow rebalances mind-body and soul in a peaceful space. Enjoy a well rounded asana sequence guided by the natural rhythm of breath. The practice balances strength and flexibility with a rhythmic beginning and a calm, restorative wind down at the end.
A typical class will include a rhythmic vinyasa sequence guided by breath finished by a restorative, calming ending, and a guided meditation. All levels welcome!
Amrita Flow 1/2/3
A non-heated style of yoga . In this moderately paced class we will focus on linking breathe with movement and alignment. Foundational postures will set stage to explore more deeply into all asana. This class will clearly break down asana variations suitable to all levels to support students in building strength, grace, and flexibility. This conscious flow style class is designed to restore radiant health and balance back to the body while developing a calm, peaceful mind.
Jivamukti means “liberation while living” (jiva= individual soul, mukti= liberation) through a path of enlightenment through compassion for all beings. A typical class incorporates the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga: bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (nonviolence), nada (sound), shastra (scripture), and dhyana (mediation). A fully balanced class includes classical yoga teachings relevant to ones life on and off the mat, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequence (surya namaskar, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, hands on guidance, and variations for all levels), relaxation and mediation. Music plays an integral role in the practice as the student works at their own pace through asanas, mediation and spiritual teachings.
Join us for Pilates Reformer work in an intimate setting which provides personalized attention that guides you to develop: more core power and a leaner, longer, more flexible body!
*Eligible for enrollment once you have completed 1 Private Pilates session or 1 Duet Session at Amrita!
Infrared Hot Flow
A dynamic, heated style of yoga accessible to students of all levels. Come move with your breath in this flow style class that is practiced in a room heated to 95 degrees using our state of the art, Far Infrared Heating System. This powerful and precise source of heat will penetrate the body to open muscles and nourish connective tissues. Benefits also include acceleration of healing to muscular injury, increase of circulation and treatment of high blood pressure. The result, a fun and challenging class that is guaranteed to make you sweat while creating deep and profound openings in the body and spirit.
Iyengar Yoga is a systematic and dynamic practice. The method shares with other styles of yoga full range of body movement, beginning with a strong foundation in the standing poses and progressively introduces seated poses, inversions, backbends, restoratives and pranayama. Props are used as teaching tools and allow every body shape, size and ability to practice safely. An emphasis is placed on precise alignment of the bones, muscles, skin, breath, etc, to lead a practitioner to an inward state of awareness and to create freedom and health in the body. Specific teaching points awaken the intelligence from gross to more subtle layers of being as you progress in the practice. This act of calling one's attention inward and away from scattered thoughts enhances concentration, reduces stress, and allows for a sense of inner peace and acceptance. We have been blessed with endlessly creative and ever-evolving sequences, pose variations and therapeutic applications from the life work and continuing practice of the living yoga master BKS Iyengar. LEVEL 2: Includes weekly practice of headstand and other inversions; builds upon Level 1 in other areas.
Join us for 45 minutes of low-impact, fat burning, cardio conditioning & strength building fun on the Bellicon Rebounder! This class is perfect for anyone looking for a great workout that will shape, tone, and re-invigorate every part of your body inside and out. Bounce, sweat, and connect with your inner child in this class that not only gives you a great workout; but delivers it set to awesome music sure to keep you moving & grooving your way to improved health! Please note: if you have never worked out on a rebounder before, it is recommended to take this class a minimum of 3 times before attending more advanced rebounder classes.