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 poses, explores basic breathing exercises, and connects breath to body movement. It focuses on healthy alignment, and teachers provide modifications in order for students with varying levels of experience to practice at their own levels. Classes are moderately paced and appropriate for individuals who are comfortable with physical movement and desire to feel better. Flexibility is not a prerequisite.

 All levels welcome.

Basics/Restorative

This hybrid class meets the needs of a variety of students: those new to yoga, those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses, and those interested in an introduction to restorative yoga. The first portion of class provides stretching and basic poses, and the conclusion of class shifts to restorative poses to aid relaxation.

 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 linking the asanas (poses) with the breath, this class encourages students to expand their practice to a new level. Flow classes challenge students by moving at a faster pace than Basics classes and including more challenging poses. However, students are still encouraged to use modifications to retain

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 while maintaining or developing strength and flexibility. Students learn common poses and focus on breathing—all at their own pace and often with the assistance of props, including chairs.

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.

Mixed

Mixed-level classes meet students where they are and offer opportunities for them both to challenge themselves and to reduce the intensity of the poses. They include sun salutations and other sequences that connect breath to movement.

All levels welcome.

Restorative

Restorative classes allow students to relax deeply by using props like bolsters, blocks, and blankets to support their bodies. Using these props also reduces stress on one’s joints. 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

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. This athletic and vigorous mixed-level class includes references to ancient yogic text and philosophies.

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

Yin

Yin yoga stretches deeper layers of connective tissue to improve flexibility and to enhance hydration of the joints and surrounding tissues. Most yin poses are done sitting or lying on the mat, and props support the body in longer, deeper holds. The lower back and hips are commonly targeted areas. 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:  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.

45 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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