Classes

VINYASA:
a Sanskrit word that translates “to place in a special way, linked with the breath”.

KRAMA:
a Sanskrit word that can translate as “a general order of things; a step or level.”

At Niraj, we call our classes krama vinyasa or vinyasa krama, because we teach a style of vinyasa that gradually builds upon itself. Below are descriptions of Niraj’s current class schedule. Please feel free to email us with any questions info@nirajyoga.com

  • Foundations of Krama Vinyasa
    A slower-paced vinyasa class that explains the way co-owners Kathleen and Melissa teach. It is foundational in that anyone – from beginners to advanced yogis – can benefit from this breakdown in specifics, along with understandings of alignment and vinyasa.
  • Krama 1 (K1)
    Comparable to a “level one” vinyasa class. These classes will have a natural element of flow and carry all practitioners through a journey that continually evolves.
  • Krama 2 (K2)
    The next level of the practice. Though we do not consider K2 classes advanced, there will be poses that may be new to some people and we encourage folks to have some understanding of vinyasa yoga. In particular, it may be helpful to explore either our foundations or K1 classes.
  • K 1/2
    An amalgamation of krama 1 and krama 2 style classes. All are welcome to attend and to practice at a level most comfortable to them.
  • Slower Flow
    An all levels class similar to K 1/2 during which postures in the flow are held for longer to allow for detailed alignment cues and to encourage the practitioner to pause and deeply feel the energies of the poses in their body.
  • Yin Yoga
    A quiet and still practice that is designed to work deeper connective tissue and energetic lines of the body. With less movement than a vinyasa class, Yin will target ligaments and tendons and fascial tissue. This is an energetically balancing practice that opens the body to allow energy to flow freely. All levels welcome.
  • New Moon Restorative Yoga
    Explore your limitless capacity for rest and relaxation as the energy of the New Moon guides your awareness deeply inward to connect with all of your layers of Self. This practice is all about finding comfort in completely passive postures, heavily supported by props and held for 5-10 minutes. Create the space for yourself to settle into stillness and cultivate ease and renewal of mind, body, and spirit.
  • Community Class – Donation based
    Offering an opportunity for our 200/300 teacher trainee students and graduates to teach vinyasa flow yoga. All levels welcome.
  • Community Meditation – Donation based
    This “class” for meditation is intended to be a gathering of people interested in sharing a space of meditation in community. Simple tools will be offered such as options for breathing, sitting positions and other guided methods as introductory to those desiring a meditation practice. This is a “no agenda” space offered to anyone who may be interested. Our philosophy is to provide a safe and supportive practice environment that will be experiential for all. We see meditation as practice that holds space for conversation with yourself and your inner world. Space will be held for everyone’s opinion, experience, and truth as felt from the heart of practice and the heart of being by offering discussion and inquiry as a part of the session. This offering is donation only ($5 suggested donation). Class passes do not apply. No one will be turned away for lack of payment. All monies offered will be collected for Teacher Training Scholarship opportunities through Niraj’s teacher training program with Illumina Yoga, giving others the opportunity to deepen spiritual study.
Nataraja