Yoga Styles

The Mindful Body offers a variety of yoga classes, levels and styles.
Choose from more than 60 classes a week.

All classes are small in size with teachers who offer personalized attention and modifications to support your practice.

AGELESS

Ageless Yoga is for every body, and especially for students whose mobility, balance, flexibility, and strength limitations require a more careful class.

AROMATHERAPY FLOW 

Actively engage your most basic sense – smell. In this vinyasa flow class, specific essential oils are applied to your wrists, consciously stimulating your olfactory nerve. As the vibrational aspects of the scent move into your brain, your nervous system is supported in dissolving conscious and unconscious levels of mental/physical/emotional habits, patterns, and obstacles. Transformation never smelled so sweet.

BEGINNER

A class designed for beginners or those who would like to work at a slower pace. Beginner classes are ideal for building a strong foundation and understanding the philosophy and basic postures of Hatha Yoga.

FORREST YOGA

Inspired by Ana Forrest, this practice emphasizes deep conscious breath, core strength and intelligent sequencing that builds to a peak pose. This intensive strength, flexibility and alignment-focused practice is supported by caring hands-on assists. Students working with injuries and healing are welcome.

HATHA

Cultivating the tools for internal experience, Hatha Yoga integrates physical postures (asanas), attention to energy and patterns of the breath (pranayama) and concentration (dharana). All of the physical yoga asana practices are considered Hatha yoga. This class description generally means there are no/ minimal sun salutations and chataranga (push-up) transitions.

HATHA (BY DONATION)

This is an all levels class taught by graduates of our teacher training program.

HATHA FLOW

A slow to moderate paced flowing practice that incorporates alignment details. This class is intended to be a midpoint between Hatha and Vinyasa in pace and activity level.

LED ASHTANGA

We will explore the alignment principles and vinyasa of Ashtanga Yoga. Classes will be either half or full primary series.

MYSORE

An all levels, self-paced Ashtanga practice. Students are taught the classic Ashtanga sequences pose-by-pose. The teacher assists and adjusts practitioners individually. Beginners and those with a therapeutic self-practice welcome.

POSTNATAL YOGA

Following the 6 week postpartum check-up, this class is designed for women to slowly and safely regain core and pelvic muscular support and to recuperate physically and emotionally from childbirth. Nursing, diaper changing, and supporting babies is welcome throughout and this is a great opportunity to meet other mothers. Babies are welcome until crawling age.

PRENATAL YOGA

This class is designed for pregnant women to enhance the mind and body’s ability to comfortably move through the phases of pregnancy and prepare for childbirth. All stages of pregnancy welcome and supported. A great place to be in community of other mothers. Partners and caregivers welcome.

RESTORATIVE

Designed to rejuvenate the parasympathetic nervous system, a class that induces deep relaxation through a minimal series of passive, supported poses. Please arrive to this class 15 minutes early.

STRETCH, RELEASE & HEAL

This class combines light to moderate stretches and restorative postures. It focuses on releasing tension, mental and physical fatigue, and on letting go negative beliefs and attitudes as a basis for healing.

TRANSFORMATIONAL FLOW 

This class combines Hatha and vinyasa yoga, and weaves in various practices of yoga including asana (poses), pranayama (breathing exercises) and visualization (meditation) to create embodied transformation in class and off the mat.  Find balance. Get centered. Discover who you really are.

VINYASA

A dynamic practice linking breath with movement, fostering an active, moving meditation. Vinyasa classes include sun salutations in their sequencing.

YIN

Yin Yoga is a passive style of yoga, associated with Chinese Meridian theory, in which poses are held for minutes at a time. Yin works at the level of connective tissues and promotes circulation along the energetic pathways. It releases deeply held tension below the musculature, boosts organ function, and promotes emotional wellness. It is an ideal complement to movement-based, yang-oriented activities.

YOGA NIDRA

Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep,” is the art of conscious deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra is practiced while lying down as the instructor guides you through the layers of the body and mind, penetrating unconscious material, allowing you to release old body/mind patterns that keep you stuck in a “less than amazing” reality. Reduce stress, improve digestion, and prepare the mind for deeper, better quality sleep. Yoga Nidra is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing: there is no physical practice.

 

Yoga Class Cancellation Policy: If you have pre-registered and are unable to attend, please cancel 30 minutes before class begins to have your class credited to you.   

THE MINDFUL BODY
2876 California St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 931-2639