Fort Lauderdale Class Descriptions
Our yoga room is heated to allow for a deeper release and to avoid injury. The Hot Yoga class is recommended for everyone, from first day beginners to advanced students. The magic of this class is that everyone is practicing the same posture at different levels of ability, receiving the same benefits. There is an exact position for everyone at every level, which our trained instructors will help you find.
Postures practiced in The Barkan Method maintain a basic format offering structure and continuity similar to Bikram. However, various sections of the class change from day to day according to the area of the body the teacher chooses to target. For example, one day during the floor section of the class we may feature backbends, another day hip openers, and another day leg stretches.
This class incorporates Asanas from our lineage into a “Vinyasa” (continuous flow) style. Hot Vinyasa is a vigorous class, combining upper body strength, flexibility and cardio and is designed for students of all levels (beginner friendly) seeking a challenge.
This class offers a slower approach to Hatha yoga. The postures are held a little longer and modifications are encouraged for students to ease into their yoga experience. The room is still heated, but to a lower temperature. This class is for people who might be healing an injury or need help with the proper alignment.
Yoga to Sacred Music
In this class, we turn the lights off, light candles, and play soothing and inspiring music to our flow of yoga asanas. This class allows students to focus more on the mental and spiritual aspects of the practice, while still receiving the physical benefits. Verbal instruction is minimal, therefore we ask that you take at least 10 Hot Yoga classes before attending the Sacred Music class.
Warm Yoga with Hip Openers
Essentially every yoga pose addresses, in one way or another, the mobility of the hips The physical goal of hip opening Asanas is one of increased range of motion in and around the joints. This class offers specific postures while directing awareness to the process of increasing hip – flexibility; the hip’s flexibility usually isn’t achieved overnight. Hips require time, patience, and a regular yoga practice.
Please bring blocks & straps.
This class has a more gentle approach to your Yoga Asana practice and will help the body, mind and soul relax! Physically; the blood and oxygen will free-flow throughout the body. Mentally; it will help the mind will slow down making it easier to experience the present. Spiritually; the subtle energies, Prana and Shakti are awakened inside the ethereal body. This is a great class to help heal all aspects of your life!
Note for new students: If you buy a series of classes on your FIRST day you will receive a free class! Please bring two towels and arrive ten minutes before class is scheduled so you have time to register.
Preparing For Your Class
Please come 5-10 minutes before class to secure your spot. You can also sign-up for class online through Mind-body but it is not required. Eat light at least 2-3 hours before class.
Items to Bring:
- Yoga Mat
- Yoga Towel
- Shower Towel
- Wash Cloth
- Bottle of Water
- Yoga Clothing for Men: (Loose fitting Yoga or Running shorts, T-Shirt Optional)
- Yoga Clothing for Women: (Tank top, T-Shirt, Yoga Pants or Yoga Shorts)
- No Shoes or Socks in yoga room
- No Cell Phones in yoga room