The following class descriptions are provided to help you find classes appropriate for you. These are listed alphabetically, not by level of experience required. Need more guidance? Contact us at info@alamedaislandyoga.com.

Beginning Yoga: Learn and practice fundamental poses and alignment principles; suitable for those brand-new to yoga as well as for continuing students wishing to practice at a more moderate pace.

Beginning/Intermediate Yoga: A mixed-level class taught with a focus on alignment in longer-held poses to develop strength, flexibility, and balance. Inversions and more advanced postures may be introduced. Some prior yoga experience suggested.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga practiced at a slower pace. A therapeutic and accessible class designed to increase flexibility, build strength, and release tension in the body and mind. Open to all ages, body types, and skill levels.

Mixed-Level Alignment Yoga: Practice with an emphasis on anatomical alignment and intelligent sequencing, increasing overall body awareness as well as flexibility and strength. Poses are tailored to suit individual needs through the use of modifications and props. All levels welcome.

MELT Method: Unique self treatment technique designed to rehydrate connective tissue, balance the nervous system, and release long-held tension and stress. Easy to learn with immediate results. All levels welcome. Now a weekly class on Thursdays at noon.

Mix-Level Active/Restorative Yoga: Practice with an emphasis on cultivating an awareness of equanimity. All poses are treated as balance poses, as we search for an easy relationship between movement and stillness. Appropriate for all levels.

Morning Practice: Moderately rigorous alignment based class open to beginners. Focus will be on gaining balance and stability in our bodies through longer-held poses. Use of props will be explained and encouraged.

Restorative Yoga: A passive form of yoga with longer-held supported poses that allow the body and mind to release and rest fully for deep relaxation and rejuvenation. Suitable for everyone. To ensure a pleasant experience for all, class is limited to 10 people – first come, first served. No latecomers please.

Tai Chi Qigong: A practice of gentle fluid movements that promote the natural flow of qi (energy) in the body and are easy to learn. All classes include a full-body warm-up, self-massage and a fluid movement set, designed to cultivate vitality, sensitivity, and well-being. Suitable for everyone.

Therapeutic Yoga: Blends elements of Ashtanga (the philosophy, not the flow) and Hatha. Using breath, body awareness, and yogic philosophy to provide a therapeutic environment. Appropriate for those with chronic pain and/or injuries. You should be able to get up/down from the floor independently without the use of a chair. Please fill out and bring this to your first class with Tianna. Here is the LINKhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2iB6kzxQvqjRzYtSC0wZ2w0SlE

Urban Zen: Integrates restorative poses, aromatherapy, breath awareness, body scans and Reiki, to find a sense of ease, balance and grounding. Suitable for anyone wanting to address specific issues or simply unwind and de-stress. Meets monthly on Friday evenings. See schedule for dates. Regular class prices apply.

Yoga for Back Care: A gentle yoga practice designed to release chronic tension and pain, improve postural alignment, build strength, and increase range of motion. This class is suitable for all levels, not suitable for anyone experiencing acute pain.

Yoga for Mind/Body Balance: a meditative/active practice to facilitate strength, flexibility, balance and mind/body awareness. Suitable for all.

Yoga Fundamentals: Learn and practice basic yoga poses and concepts in a supportive, small group setting. Suitable for all, especially those brand new to yoga.