Class Descriptions

Sandalwood Yoga offers intensity based Gentle, Intermediate and Yin classes, Private group classes and 6 week series for adults.

Gentle is a slow paced and well supported class focusing on foundation poses, centering techniques and the synchronization of breath with movement to reduce stress, relieve tension and improve range of motion.  Poses are presented in a safe and accessible style to help calm the nervous system, ease constrictions and cultivate inner stillness.  

Intermediate offers a synthesis of graduated Vinyasa Vignettes, progressively built peak poses, detailed Posture Clinics and exploratory sustaining of foundation, intermediate and advanced poses to heighten awareness, tone and purify the body, meet and melt intangible edges and liberate energetic blocks.

Yin Yoga is a meditative practice of gravity induced shapes held for 3-5 minutes; long held passive poses invite deep release of fascia and connective tissue.  Yin Yoga stimulates TCM Meridian Lines, regulates organ systems, induces inner quiet and fosters a sense of ease, openness and well being.  

Introduction to Yoga is a 6 week beginner series exploring the foundation of Yoga:  Asanas (poses), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Yoga Philosophy, Meditation and Relaxation.  Each week moves through the practice building poses from the ground up with focused attention on alignment, coordinating breath and movement, raising awareness and cultivating non judgmental witness consciousness.  Preregistration required.

Introduction to Yoga 2 is a 6 week series building on the principles of Introduction to Yoga; this series offers 6 new classes with 6 new peak poses and includes a continued exploration of foundation poses.  Yoga Philosophy is shared in a direct and applicable way and additional Pranayama, Meditation and Relaxation techniques are offered.  Introduction to Yoga 2 is open to students who have taken Introduction to Yoga.  Preregistration required.

Beginner Vinyasa is a 6 week series breaking down Surya Namaskar, Sun Salutations, the cornerstone of Vinyasa; Vinyasa is a fluid and graceful sequence linking breath with movement stoked by Ujjayi Pranayama,   Using detailed cues and clear language for each pose, students are guided to safely enter, hold, explore and transition from pose to pose, gradually building strength and poise for more challenging classes.  Preregistration required.

When it seems humanly impossible to do more in a difficult situation, surrender yourself to the inner silence and thereafter wait for a sign of obvious guidance or for a renewal of inner strength.  Paul Brunton