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BPY Yoga Classes

“There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading in he same direction, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only one wasting time is the one who runs around and around the mountain telling everyone that his or her path is wrong” – Hindu Proverb

BPY Flow

BPY Flow is a vinyasa-style dynamic flow class, which uses breath synchronized with movement to integrate the mind/body connection.  Practice will build strength through sun salutations, standing postures, arm balances, and core conditioning.  Each class will include backbends, hip openers, as well as optional inversions.  Classes create heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength in a supportive environment.  This sequence will teach the classic yoga postures through deep awareness of correct alignment and precise actions in the body.  The BPY Flow will help refine your postures while it trains the mind to remain alert, focused and composed.  Appropriate for beginners as well as those with a regular yoga practice.   Hashtags: #BPYFlow #BPYFlowonFleek

BPY Flow RED

Our RED classes at BPY use Infrared Heat Therapy during a 60 minute vinyasa flow class – an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional hot yoga. We use this technology to cleanse and purify the body, while simultaneously linking breath and movement to cleanse and purify the mind.  Rather than forced heat and humidity [often used in hot yoga classes] our infrared light heats you rather than the room itself. Our studio temperature remains at a comfortable 85 degrees while your core temperature rises delivering a clean, detoxifying sweat. This light therapy increases circulation, muscle flexibility, and helps to improve skin and reduce wrinkles. Hashtags: #BPYRed #AreYouRedY 

Gentle Vinyasa

Gentle Vinyasa is designed for students who enjoy a slightly slower paced yoga practice. In this class the teacher will encourage mindful and meditative movement that allows students time and space to flow from one pose to the next.
All are encouraged to accept the beauty of their practice without needing to achieve anything other than coming into the present moment and truly experiencing it.
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gentle vinyasa with megan – tuesdays at 9:30A
megan creates a soothing, gentle vibe throughout her class as a way to harmonize the body, breath, & mind. poses are linked with easy flowing transitions and intentional breath to honor the vinyasa style while maintaining softness and ease for a full 60 minutes.

gentle vinyasa with stacey – tuesdays at 5:30P
stacey is such a love!! her passion for teaching shows in the way she cares for her students and their experience on the mat. her all levels teaching style meets everyone where they are at to create a supportive environment for every practitioner!

gentle vinyasa with kate – thursdays at 9:30A
kate combines her knowledge of multiple styles of yoga like vinyasa, guided meditation, yin, and kundalini to create a unique yoga experience. this gentle vinyasa format includes breathwork, linked poses, and long held floor postures to build a strong & supportive bridge between body, breath, and mind.

Yoga Nidra

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® is a guided meditation that systematically guides and relaxes you at every level of your being through the use of breath awareness, body scanning, healing music, & nature imagery. This is true meditation. There is nothing to do but “notice” – feeling supported and empowered just as your are.  Jennifer Reis is the creator of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra and will be bringing a training to Balanced Planet Yoga in November.

Vinyasa

Vinyasa classes are a continuous flow through strong sequences of traditional Sun Salutations and standing postures, linking breath with movement and building strength and endurance as you push the edge of your balance and flexibility.
In Sanskrit vinyasa means “to place in a special way,” which perfect explains the intention and emphasis behind the graceful dance that is a well-planned vinyasa sequence.
Our vinyasa classes are suited for all levels of practitioners. Teachers will offer modifications and fuller inflections of the postures, allowing these classes to be customized to each students individual needs and abilities.
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vinyasa with jenna | mondays at 9:30A 
jenna leads the tribe in an all levels vinyasa class that stretches and lengthens the entire body! this is a perfect way to kick off your work week with intention & connection
vinyasa with amanda | wednesdays at 9:30A
amanda uses our sacred space to anchor you into the present moment. her style of vinyasa is evenly paced & intentional – an extra challenge for the mind & body!

vinyasa with bob | wednesdays at 5:30P
bob is our beloved bhakti/vinyasa teacher! not only does he lead a powerful vinyasa practice, he also encourages his students to step into the practice of devotion through chanting. [if you are lucky you may even see him sealing off  the practice at the end of class with his harmonium!!]

vinyasa with carolina | thursdays at 5:30P
carolina is knows how to bring the heat in the most loving and supportive way! this all levels class will leave you feeling engerized and blissed out!

vinyasa with wendy | fridays at 5:30P
friday’s vinyasa class you can expect a constant moving meditation by connecting the breath and mindful movement. This class will help you find the balance between strength, flexibility and endurance.

vinyasa with wendy | fridays at 5:30P

Budokon Fusion Flow

Budokon classes can be found on the schedule every Friday at 6:45 pm with Marisa.  Budokon yoga will  take you through a modern day blend of martial arts and yoga with Budokon Yoga. Budokon Yoga is a unique style with roots in Hatha traditions that focuses on continuous movement. Budokon is the art of seamless transitions from pose to pose with intelligent alignment. Practitioners can expect a class that is both physically and mentally challenging. For those yogis struggling with inversions, floating, and arm balances, a Budokon Yoga practice will bridge the gaps in defying gravity. More than an asana practice, those interested in the complete Budokon living arts program will find a road map to an awakened and peaceful trip on the planet. Regular room temp, but bring a sweat towel – you’ll need it.  Hashtags: #BPYBudokon #GuruKiller #BPYLoveWarriors

YBarre

YBarre is a unique hybrid of Yoga, Barre, and Pilates.  You will find this class regularly scheduled every Monday at 5:30 pm and often as a pop up class at various times.  This dynamic sequence uses props such as handweights and a ballet barre to target specific areas of the body to produce long, lean muscles and improvement in posture and balance.  This 60 minute high energy class combines traditional yoga asana with small isometric movement and is guaranteed to make you sweat! Hashtags: #BPYBarre

Vin to Yin

This class will begin with a warming and stimulating yang practice allowing prana [energy] to circulate and flow thru the body and heal the muscular system.
The second half of the practice will be yin poses, allowing prana to shift into the ligaments and tendons for deeper healing. Yin poses are floor based postures that are held longer and often supported by props such as blocks, blankets, and bolsters.  This 60 minute class is exactly what you need to bring balance and bliss back to your body and mind.  Hashtags: #BPYVintoYin #VintoYin

Beginners

Ready to explore yoga? Learn the fundamentals of BPY’s signature style class and take your practice to a deeper level. These classes will go slower and emphasize longer held poses, core strength, flexibility, balance, and concentration – creating a foundation from which to grow! This class is designed to show you yoga is truly available for every body. Yoga for Everyone welcomes people of all shapes and sizes to practice yoga in a welcoming and supportive environment. Beginner to serious yoga practitioners welcome . Our instructors will offer varying levels of challenge to help students progress as well as feel comfortable and empowered. With practice we can do amazing things with our bodies and even greater things when we change the dialogue that goes on in our minds.

No experience necessary, but a willingness to sweat and find out what your body is all about. The room is not heated for this class. Hashtags: #YogaForThePeeps #BPYYoga4All

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini yoga is a combination of specific kriyas and meditation aimed at raising the kundalini energy in the body. The practices also help prepare the practitioner physically and spiritually for the intensity of this energy.
The main part of the class is the kriyas, which combine postures and breathing techniques and end with a meditation and chant.
we encourage our students to wear white clothing for this practice as white natural fibers help amplify the aura and strengthen the connection with consciousness.
A typical class will last 75 minutes. Most classes will follow a common structure:Tuning In

A Kundalini Yoga class will begin with chanting the mantra Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo three times. This mantra means, “I bow to the Creator, to the Divine Teacher within.” Tuning in with this mantra sets and calms the mind. It also connects us to the ‘Golden Chain’ the energy lineage of kundalini yoga for guidance during the session.

Kriya

In each class we do a kriya, which means ‘completed set’. This is most commonly a combination of pranayama (breathing), asana (yoga posture & exercise) and mantra (chanting). Each kriya is done in a particular sequence and for a specific amount of time to create a desired effect.

Relaxation (savasana)

After the kriya there is a period of deep relaxation in savasana or corpse pose. This posture allows the body and mind to relax completely and gives space for rejuvenation of spirit.

Meditation

In a typical class following the relaxation there will be a meditation. In kundalini yoga there a literally thousands of meditations taught by the Master, Yogi Bhajan. These vary in length but may be as short as 3 minutes or last as long as 62 minutes. Meditations vary in form using various mantras and mudras (hand/arm positions).

Closing & Tuning Out

We finish each class by singing a song called Long Time Sun and then chanting the manta Sat Nam three times.

This song of blessing helps to ground you, to integrate the benefits of the yoga, and to prepare you to resume the activities of everyday life.

Sat Nam is a very common mantra used in kundalini yoga. It means “My true identity is infinity.” “Sat” means essence or truth, while “Nam” means name or identity.

Community Classes

This class is appropriate for all levels. In our effort to make yoga accessible and affordable to all, we are offering a community class for a $10 drop in. Membership and Unlimited Cards are also accepted. The class will be taught by a rotation of regular BPY yoga teachers, guest teachers, as well as student teachers.  Our community classes are held in the Fall and Winter months at 4 pm on a Saturday. These classes will be an opportunity to explore various yoga traditions and the varied teaching styles of our local teachers. Check the schedule for dates and times of when community classes will be offered. The room will not be heated. Hashtags: #SharingisCaring #WontYouBeMyNeighbor

Movement & Meditation

BPY is bringing a new kind of balance to the mat! This class perfectly harmonizes 30 minutes of fiery yang salutations under our infrared light – followed by 30 minutes of cooling yin Yoga Nidra.  Bringing balance to your mind, your body, and your work week.  Hashtags: #BPYSunandMoon #BPYYinandYang

Private Yoga Instruction

Begin a yoga practice, deepen your current practice, recover from an injury, learn to breathe, or just spoil yourself! These are all reasons to consider private instruction at BPY. You can experiment with new or challenging yoga postures or discover stillness on your mat. Whatever your goal, we can arrange private sessions at the studio or off-site at your business, school, or group. We will match you up with the instructor who best meets your needs. Contact us at 856-316-5150 or email us to set up a session.

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

BPY hosts two yoga teacher trainings each year – one beginning in September and one beginning in March each year.  Interested in becoming a yoga teacher?  Contact the studio at 856.316.5150 or email us at getbliss@balancedplanetyoga.com.

YBarre Teacher Training

Interested in becoming certified as a YBarre instructor?  Contact the studio for more information at 856.316.5150 or getbliss@balancedplanetyoga.com.

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