Class Descriptions

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

We hope to see you at a class soon!

Basics

Introduces basic hatha yoga poses, explores foundational breathing exercises, and connects breath to body movement. Focuses on healthy alignment, with teachers providing modifications to help students practice at their own levels. Moderately paced and appropriate for everyone who is comfortable with physical movement.

 All levels welcome.

Basics/Restorative

Meets the needs of a variety of students:  those new to yoga, those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses, and those who enjoy or want to explore restorative yoga.  The first portion of class provides a Basics-level practice, and the second portion shifts to restorative poses to aid relaxation.

 All levels welcome.

Beginner                                                                                    

Provides an introduction to basic yoga postures, including alignment principles and breathing techniques. Also introduces the structure of a yoga class, our studio space, and yoga etiquette.

All levels welcome.

Flow

Challenges students by moving at a faster pace than Basics classes and by incorporating more advanced poses. However, students are still encouraged to use modifications to retain appropriate alignment.

Mixed levels welcome (students with at least Basics class experience).

Gentle

Provides a slower-paced class focused on creating balance in the body and mind while developing or maintaining strength and flexibility. Students learn common poses and focus on breathing—at their own pace and with the assistance of props, including chairs.

All levels welcome.

Mat Pilates (60 min.)

Strengthens the core, improves balance, and increases overall flexibility and coordination. Every exercise is performed with attention to the breath, proper form, and efficient movement to isolate target muscle groups.

All levels welcome.

Meditation (Monday: 60 min. | Saturday: 70 min.)

The weekly Monday class introduces meditation techniques designed to calm your mind, settle your body, and bring a new and softer focus to the rest of your day. The monthly Saturday class explores several mindfulness meditation approaches, including breath awareness, body scan meditation, mindful eating, guided visualization, and mindful listening.

All levels welcome.

Mixed

Meets students where they are and offers opportunities for them both to challenge themselves and to reduce the intensity of the poses. Includes sun salutations and other sequences that connect breath to movement.

All levels welcome.

Restorative

Allows students to relax deeply by using props like bolsters, blocks, and blankets for support. Students often find that restorative yoga, with its focus on fewer poses and longer holds in each pose, helps relax both the body and the mind.

All levels welcome.

Spiritual Warrior

Helps students obtain better awareness of their mind, spirit, and body. Moving mindfully from one pose to the next, students create a quieting in the body’s systems as well as the ability to hear what the body is saying. This athletic and vigorous mixed-level class includes references to ancient yogic texts and philosophies.

Mixed levels welcome (students with at least Basics class experience).  

Yin

Stretches deeper layers of connective tissue to improve flexibility and to enhance hydration of the joints and surrounding tissues. Most poses are done sitting or lying on the mat, with props supporting the body in longer, deeper holds. Commonly targets the lower back and hips. This practice can promote deep release of stress and tension from the body and mind.

 All levels welcome.

General class information

Course fee, length, and location:  in keeping with our mission to make yoga affordable and accessible, all 4yoga classes are $5.  They also last for 70 minutes unless otherwise noted and meet in the studio upstairs at The Pots Place (428 East Main Street, Bowling Green, Kentucky—overlooking Fountain Square).

Mats and props:  yoga mats and props (e.g., blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps) are provided at the studio and at no additional charge, although you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

49 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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  29. Miriam B Cardenas says:

    Hi, so is this yoga for parents and kids together or separately or how does this work? I want to do yoga but I also have 5 kids that consume my time so I can’t do anything for myself. So I want to know if there is a separate class available for them there also?

    • 4yoga says:

      Hi, Miriam! Wow, it does sound like you are very busy! We would love to see you in a future yoga class.

      At 4yoga, we welcome children ages 12 and up who take class with their parents or grandparents. Although we do not currently offer separate kids’ yoga classes, there are other studios in town that do. If you’d like a recommendation, just drop us an email at 4yoga.me@gmail.com .

      Angie, co-founder and teacher

  30. Cortney says:

    Do you have a mommy and me class planned anytime soon?

  31. 4yoga says:

    Thanks, Cortney, for asking! Unfortunately, we do not have a plan to return the Mommy and Me class to the schedule. The teacher who had the qualifications for and interest in that class moved out of state, and it doesn’t match our current teachers’ expertise. Just let us know, though, if we can help you find another class that fits your needs.

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  39. Chieko says:

    Is there any classes that I can join in?
    I’m 5 months pregnant and I have a 21months old son.

    • 4yoga says:

      Thanks for asking, Chieko! For pre-natal yoga, we recommend our friend Susan Polk at Be Happy Yoga and Salt Cave—Susan is the most experienced pre-natal teacher in town and really enjoys working with expectant moms.

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