A Gentle Way offers instruction in a variety of different yoga styles – from gentle and restorative to active hatha yoga.
All yoga styles offered at our center are listed below. We adapt each class to fit our student’s individual needs. As we get to know our regular students, classes continue to be customized for you!
We do not like putting “levels” on our yoga styles and classes, because we feel that it is important to mix up different teachers and styles of yoga for the best results. Think of each color as an important part of a well-rounded meal. Mix all colors (styles) you are physically able to do for a balanced yoga body, mind, and spirit practice. Always take a weekly class you love, and then challenge yourself with a more advanced class. Sometimes your “advanced” practice is slowing down, but for others it may be speeding up, or physically challenging yourself a bit more. Which is it for you?
Although each of our teachers at A Gentle Way has their own pace, training, and flavor, below is a general guideline for class styles and levels.
Feel free to call us at (619) 698-1170 to help you find the best class for your level and needs.
Overwhelmed by the options? Get started at our Beginning Yoga for Newcomers’ Workshop
Yoga Styles Include:
Our easiest level of modified to classical Hatha Yoga. Modifications are always offered first. Students may repeat the modification, or move on to a classical level. De-construct yoga asanas and discover what helps your body the most. All abilities welcome!
Practice at your own pace as we move slowly and safely through a variety of classical seated, standing, balance, floor poses and breathing techniques. Poses on hands and knees sometimes included.
These classes begin to pick up the pace a bit without scaring new students away. Students should be able to be on their hands and knees and transition smoothly from floor to standing.
The most active or physically deep of all our classes. Beginner-intermediate asanas that strengthen, balance and stretch your body and mind. Students should be able to easily transition from floor, to knees, and standing poses.
In Restorative Yoga your body is propped with bolsters, blankets, walls, or chairs. Poses are held for long periods of time. Quieter practice. Deep inner work. Students should be able to do PINK classes easily before attending.
Very gentle healing movements, breath, relaxation and meditation. Yoga for your hips, back, spine, joints, glands, and your mind. Deep stress relief. Being on your knees is never required.
Classes always begin with relaxation techniques that take into the energy of “Meditation in Movement.” Multi-level asanas doable for most are added, along with sound, breath, or longer relaxation or meditation time.
A Gentle Way’s Signature Style Yoga
At A Gentle Way Yoga we offer a unique trademarked style of yoga that is highly accessible and doable for most people. Learn more about A Gentle Way Yoga’s Founder, Lanita Varshell and her healing style of yoga, MIMSY Meditation in Movement Style Yoga®.
Try one of our different Yoga Styles today. Register for classes now.