Class Descriptions

Curious about what to expect from our classes?  Please review the descriptions below; then, if you have additional questions about which classes would be a good fit, drop us an email at 4yoga.me@gmail.com or message us on Facebook.   Check out the online class schedule to see which types of classes are available this month.

We hope to see you at a class soon!

Basics

This class introduces the basic hatha yoga asanas (individual poses), basic breathing exercises, and awareness linking the breath to body movement.  It provides a focus on alignment and modifications to help students at varying levels of experience practice the asanas successfully. Classes are moderately paced and appropriate for individuals comfortable with physical movement and a desire to feel better. Flexibility is not a prerequisite.

 All levels welcome.

Beginner                                                                                    

One’s first introduction to yoga can often be intimidating. However, by attending a beginner’s class you will receive detailed instruction of basic hatha yoga asana (poses); simple breathing practices and an overview of traditional yoga philosophy are also woven into these classes. Specific needs of each student will be reviewed

All levels welcome.

Flow

By the linking of asanas (poses) and the awareness of one’s breath, students are encouraged to expand their practice to a new level. Flow classes are taught at a faster pace than Basics classes and/or include more challenging poses. Students are encouraged to use modifications and at the same time retain proper alignment as learned in earlier classes.

Mixed levels welcome (students with Basics class knowledge and Advanced students).

Gentle

Gentle yoga is designed for those who would like a slower-paced class focused on creating balance in the body and mind through developing both strength and flexibility. Students will learn gentle movements, postures, slow deep breathing and relaxation at their own pace.

All levels welcome.

Meditation@the Museum (held at The Downing Museum)

This special monthly class explores several styles and techniques of meditation, including mindfulness, guided, mantra, walking, and listening meditations. Each session also incorporates some gentle yoga movements. With practice, students learn to still the mind, calm the body and increase self-awareness.  No prior meditation experience is necessary.

This class meets on the 4th Saturday of each month, and, to respect the limits of the gallery space, pre-registration is required (use this link to reserve your space:  tinyurl.com/meditation-themuseum).

All levels welcome.

Restorative

Restorative classes allow students to relax deeply by using props like bolsters, yoga blocks, and folded blankets to support their bodies. The use of these props reduces stress on one’s joints. Poses are held for five to ten minutes.

All levels welcome.

Spiritual Warrior

A journey from the head to the heart and through our body is often the toughest journey that one can take. This class is designed to help students obtain better awareness of their minds, spirit, and body. Moving mindfully from one pose to the next, students will create a quieting in the body’s systems as well as the ability to hear what the body is saying. References to ancient yogic text and philosophies will be brought into this athletic and vigorous mixed-level class.

Mixed levels welcome (students with Basics class knowledge and Advanced students).  

Yin

Yin yoga takes the approach of stretching deeper layers of connective tissue to improve flexibility and hydration of the joints and tissues. The use of props supports the body in longer, deeper holds of specific, tailored poses. Usually the lower back and hips are targeted areas of concentration. The practice can also promote deep release of stress and tension from the body and mind.

 All levels welcome.

General class information

Course fee, length, and location:  all 4yoga classes are $5, last for 70 minutes, and, unless otherwise noted, meet in the studio upstairs at The Pots Place (428 East Main Street, Bowling Green, KY).

Mats and props:  yoga mats and props are provided at the studio, although you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

33 Responses to Class Descriptions

  1. Cathy J Palmer says:

    If I want to begin yoga, should I begin with the ‘basic’ or the ‘beginner’ class?

    • 4yoga says:

      Hi Cathy, You could most certainly begin with the beginners class. If you have done other physical activities and would like to try a basics class you may do that as well. We look forward to meeting you soon! – Erica

  2. Becki says:

    I’ve never really done yoga before, but I work every Tuesday until 7, making it impossible to catch any beginner classes. Would it be okay to start from basic, and then skip beginner?

  3. Kate Harris says:

    Would you mind adding a description for Sunil’s intermediate class? I would appreciate it. Thanks!

    • 4yoga says:

      Hi Kate,
      Sunil’s 7:00 a.m. weekday classes are an hour and 10 minutes. His weekend classes are between 90 and 120 minutes. I believe the class is rated as intermediate due to the length of time he holds the poses. I have attended his classes and have felt free to modify when I need to. Also the traditional Indian style class has several resting poses through out the practice. You can look at his website: http://www.grieb.org/yoga/ for more information about Sunil. Hope you decide to try a class. -Erica

  4. Heather says:

    Can we rent mats for beginner use?

    • 4yoga says:

      Hi, Heather–I know we have already touched base, but I wanted to go ahead and reply for anyone else who shares your question. We have mats, blankets, blocks, and straps available for students to use during each class–at no charge. We look forward to seeing you at another class. –Angie

  5. Laura says:

    Hello. I was wondering if someone who is overweight (like myself :)) would be able to take yoga? If so, would I start with basics or beginners? Thank you.

  6. 4yoga says:

    Hi, Laura: Thanks for your question! One of the wonderful things about yoga is that it is practiced by people of all shapes and sizes and ages. 🙂 We would love for you to join us!

    With our current class schedule, we encourage new students to start either with the Basics or Gentle classes (our Beginners class is on hiatus). If you have any specific questions about a class, feel free to email us at 4yoga.me@gmail.com .

    Hope to meet you soon!

  7. Kirsta Albert says:

    For the mommy and me class, how old are the children that go? I have a 14 month old daughter and we are looking for activities to do around town. I’ve also only participated in yoga a few times. Is that okay?

  8. 4yoga says:

    Hi, Kirsta,

    Thanks for your question and your interest in the Mommy & Me class! Here is a post that gives more information about the class: https://4yoga.me/2014/06/01/mommy-me-class-fridays-130-p-m-with-eri-golden/ . Your daughter sounds an ideal age, and we welcome parents with any amount of yoga experience. 🙂

  9. Carrie says:

    Is there an age restriction on your classes? My 15 year old needs to increase her flexibility for cheerleading. Would she be able to attend class with me.

    • 4yoga says:

      Hi, Carrie: Thanks for your question! We would welcome your 15-year-old daughter and you at any of our classes. Hope to meet you both soon. –Angie

  10. Patty Stinson says:

    Is there a registration fee? What do I need to do to get started? Patty S.

    • 4yoga says:

      Hi, Patty! Thanks for your inquiry. All you need to do is get started is to select the class level and time that is best for you and show up. 🙂 The fee for each class is $5, but there is no separate registration fee or need to pre-register. We do encourage new students to arrive about 15 minutes early so that they can meet the teacher and learn the sign-in procedures. Hope to see you soon! –Angie

  11. Jean Peay says:

    I am new to Yoga and have back issues. Would your Sunday Restorative class be the best fit for me. Hate I missed your earlier workshop on lower back pain. Thanks for your help

    • 4yoga says:

      Hi, Jean! Yes, the Sunday Restorative class would be a great option for you, and we hope to see you there! It sounds like you also may be aware of the therapeutic yoga studio in town, Harmony Therapeutic Yoga, that may also provide good classes and workshops for you to explore. Its website is harmonytherayoga.com .

  12. Jean Peay says:

    Thanks for your help. I will ck out the Harmony Therapeutic Yoga. Never heard of them. Read about the workshop on your site and thought you had scheduled it earlier in year. Plan to see you tommorrow.

  13. 4yoga says:

    Great–we look forward to seeing yout today for the Restorative class! Yes, Harmony Therapeutic Yoga is a great local resource, too, and I believe the studio will repeat the back care workshop another time, so maybe you can catch it then.

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  24. Rowena says:

    My daughter and I would like to drop on for the 9:30 am Wednesday. Do you have to sign up or can you drop by?

    Thanks.

    Rowena

    • 4yoga says:

      Thanks for your interest in our classes, Rowena! To make attending class as easy as possible, all of our regular yoga classes are drop-in. We do recommend that new students arrive about 15 minutes before the starting time of the class, to give you time to get oriented to the studio and meet the teacher. We hope to see you and your daughter on Wednesday morning! –Angie

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