Class Descriptions

The Yoga Center offers many Kripalu Yoga and yoga nidra classes:

Check out our current class schedule for dates and times. To learn more about class rates, visit our Rates Page.  We encourage you to register for classes.

Beginner Yoga w/ Jim Readey

(Mondays, 5:30 p.m.) (beginner and ongoing students)  These classes are a perfect, user-friendly introduction to the practice of yog.  They are ideal for students who are brand-new to yoga – or for anyone simply wanting a relaxing class, or to review the basics. Topics covered include basic breathing techniques, how to relax within a pose, as well as detailed physical instructions that instill confidence for the new practitioner.

Deep-Relaxation Yoga (yoga nidra) w/ Jim Readey

(Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.) (all levels) Here is a yoga class designed to help you downshift, de-stress, unwind, let go…to refill your well with the least amount of effort possible.

The first half of the class will resemble our other mindful and rejuvenating Kripalu yoga classes. But, then, the real fun begins: For the rest of our time together, you’ll lie down on your mat, in a comfortable position…and, well, that’s it! For the next 30-40 mins., you’ll be led through a deeply soothing yoga nidra experience, in which every part of you – your body, mind, emotions, etc. – will be guided into a deeply restful and relaxed state. (It’s like the usual end-of-class relaxation, only longer and deeper.)

All Levels Yoga w/ Jim Readey

(Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.) (all levels)  These classes are for students of all practice levels and experience… kind of like a one-room schoolhouse. As with the intermediate classes, “all levels” classes take their inspiration, in part, from the desires and needs of the students in the room at the time.

Yoga & Core Strength w/ Jim Readey

(Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.) (all levels)   A vigorous yoga practice that is guaranteed to develop your functional core strength, as well as increase your confidence to perform a variety of empowering yoga postures.  While offering plenty to challenge even the most experienced yogi, the class strongly supports using easier and “friendlier” modifications whenever needed.  Everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace.  You will learn how to modify challenging postures to suit your present circumstances … and then watch yourself steadily improve each class!  (Joy and laughter are enthusiastically encouraged – because yoga is far too important to take seriously!)  


Classes not currently running:

Vigorous Yoga w/ Jim Readey

(currently on hold)  [all levels]  These classes are for students with some yoga experience who desire to take their practice deeper, and are willing to be challenged. Simultaneously, students are gently encouraged to listen to their bodies, notice when ego’s tendency to push too hard  is at play, and back off from such over-striving during practice.

Introduction to Yoga Nidra with Jim Readey

(currently on hold)   [all levels]  In this series, students will learn the essentials of yoga nidra in an experiential, interactive setting.  Each class will consist of preparatory exercises, as well as an extended yoga nidra practice at the end.

About yoga nidra: While many meditation techniques tend to plunk us down on a cushion, and leave us alone to clear our mind, yoga nidra takes us by the hand and leads us on a guided tour of our inner terrain.  In this way, we attain a deep understanding of the meditation process as it unfolds.  Students experience profound relaxation on physical, mental, and emotional levels … as well as — not infrequently — life-transforming insights.