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.

Family Yoga: Engage the entire family in physical and mindful activities. Family yoga provides a safe place for creative ways to get the kids moving, engaged in imaginative play through stories and active participation. Share circle time, laughter, and age-appropriate language to promote body awareness and to learn self-care.

Feldenkrais Method: Slow, gentle movements that are healing and restorative and that will enable you to move with greater ease and joy. Part of the Restorative Rotation, this class meets the last Sunday of each month: 3/24, 4/28, 5/19, 6/30.

Gentle Yoga: Increase flexibility, build strength, and release tension in the body and mind. Accessible and open to everyone.

Mixed-Level Alignment Yoga: Practice with an emphasis on anatomical alignment and intelligent sequencing (this is not a Vinyasa-style class), 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.

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 Meditation: Silent meditation with guided instructions given at the beginning of the sit. Beginners welcome. Instructions given for sitting posture, either on the floor or in a chair. Meditators from all traditions welcome, we seek to create a supportive place to quiet our minds and practice together. Bring a cushion if you like, but we have props and chairs at the studio. This is a donation based class.

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.

Prenatal Yoga: Practice yoga poses (asanas) and breath work that support your holistic well-being in pregnancy, labor and delivery. Also, create a community and feel empowered as you connect with other mamas-to-be. Modifications will be offered for different levels of experience and different stages of pregnancy. Optional props to bring: a wide non-stretchy scarf, fitness ball.

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 click HERE for an intake form to fill out, and bring to your first class with Tianna.

Yoga for Healthy Bones: The perfect class for anyone with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis looking for a safe way to practice yoga. Also appropriate for those wanting to prevent bone loss. The practices and tips provided will be beneficial for posture, bone building and stress reduction–all necessary for healthy bones. All levels welcome.