At Yoga from the Heart, we believe everyone should experience the benefits of yoga. Our classes are tailored to support every body type, fitness level, and ability. The magic of yoga is a fusion of body, mind, and spirit. We encourage a joyful practice where you can explore, release, and get to know what makes your soul happy. The “true magic” is when we take what we cultivate, on the mat, out into the world!  Let our tranquil space surround you in peace, acceptance, and safety.

Not sure which class is right for you? Contact YFTH at 860.507.7244 or stop by the studio.

SLOW-PACED CLASSES (Great for Beginners)

Gentle Yoga:

When you just need to unplug and take a break from your busy life, this is the class for you. This practice links poses to breath in a mindful flow to reduce stress, increase inner strength, flexibility and support better sleep. You will be led through slow and focused movements in seated, standing, and reclined postures focused on stretching and relaxation. With the support of props and a candlelit room…relax, breathe, and revitalize. This class is room temperature, 72-74.

Gentle & Restorative:

This class fuses a gentle flow with a restorative ending.

A mindful Gentle flow, connecting your breath with movement, will prepare the body for a blissful restorative practice. With the use of props, you will move into quieting the mind and focusing inward allowing the body to rest, rejuvenate, and heal.

This practice offers well-being to muscles, joints, bones, and your physical health. Soft music and candlelight will enhance this blissful experience.

This class is room temperature, 72-74.

Restorative Yoga:

Want to relieve fatigue and stress from your busy day …this is it! Let us guide you through 5-6 poses with the support of props aimed to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Poses held for 3-5 minutes or more will also increase flexibility, improve capacity for healing and balance, boost the immune system and enhance mood states. This practice is enhanced with a candlelit room and room temperature of 72-74.

Yin Yoga:

Yin yoga uses seated and reclined postures, which when held passively for 1-3+ minutes, target the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. While it is not an easy practice, the benefits of Yin are vast. Yin asks you to sit in uncomfortable sensations of both the body and mind and use your breath to stay present. Truly a practice that brings it’s benefits into your every day life! This class is room temperature, 72-74.

MODERATE FLOW CLASSES (Intermediate Yogis)

All Levels:

This multi-level class incorporates different yogic traditions and styles, by teacher, making each class unique. This class moves at a moderate pace linking breath with movement to build heat promoting strength, flexibility, and balance. Modifications and options will be offered allowing you to move at your own pace and comfort level. Breath with movement, your way! The perfect intermediate class for all students, some yoga experience is recommended. This class is room temperature, 72-74.

Flow & Let Go:

End your weekend with the perfect class to unwind!
This class is just the right mix (50…50) of an all levels vinyasa flow and a complete relaxing restorative ending.
With the use of props, you will move into quieting the mind and focusing inward allowing the body to rest, rejuvenate, and heal. This class is room temperature, 72-74.
Katonah® Yoga:

Learn to experience your yoga practice in a new light by embodying the principles of Katonah Yoga with Lauren Taylor.

Katonah Yoga was founded by Nevine Michaan of Katonah Yoga Center over 40 years ago. It incorporates classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, sacred geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor and imagination in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being. Framing the practice with maps of time and personal space are defined and refined. Katonah Yoga is more workshop than flow where muscles are not the focus. It teaches us that when you use your bones as a boundary, you can only go so far, making you less likely to injure yourself, overstretch, or over twist. Poses are methodically aligned with the use of props and teacher hands on assists. The stability of alignment is rooted in geometry & Taoist theory of the organs and bones. 90 degrees is considered the most stable angle in the bones.

Vinyasa to Yin:

The combination of Vinyasa to Yin allows the body preparation to find ease in held Yin postures enhancing their benefits.
This class will begin with a Vinyasa flow, characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, using your breath. Vinyasa builds core stability & strength, grants flexibility, calms the mind and reduces stress. Room is warmed to 75-78.
The practice of Yin targets deep connective tissues. It’s slower and more meditative, giving you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and the physical sensations of your body. Postures are held from 3-5 minutes.
The benefits of Yin are …
– calms and balances mind and body
– reduces stress and anxiety
– increases circulation
– improves flexibility
– releases fascia and improves joint mobility
– balances internal organs and improves flow of prana

FAST-PACED CLASSES (Intermediate to Advanced)

Level UP:

A moderate to fast-paced, energetic flow linking breath with movement. Creative and fun sequencing, individual by teacher, will encourage you to explore your edge. Expect core work, balance and challenging postures. This practice will tone your entire body.. building strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance. Through the use of breath with movement, a warm room and held postures, your mind will clear and your body will be invigorated.This class is perfect for the intermediate to advanced yogi looking to Level UP, while exploring their edge!

This class is warmed to 75-78 degrees.

Yoga Sculpt:

Yoga Sculpt is a unique combination of power yoga and strength training designed to create a full-body workout. Combining traditional yoga poses and principles with strength training and hand weights, this high-intensity workout will leave you feeling stronger, refreshed and uplifted. Paired with a great playlist and a cool lemongrass towel for savasana, ahhhh…you did it!