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Yoga Styles

There are many different schools of yoga. All use the same basic poses and offer similar benefits including increased flexibility and body awareness, mental calmness and focus, and the ability to relax deeply and enjoy life more fully. We teach three different styles or tracks at Yoga on High—Hatha (grounded in Iyengar’s methods), Ashtanga (taught from Pattabhi Jois’s philosphy) and Vinyasa.

At the beginning level, Hatha classes are slower with more detailed information on body alignment and body mechanics. They are especially well designed for people with physical injury or limitations, although anyone can begin in a Hatha class. Ashtanga is a more vigorous practice beloved by athletes and dancers and those who are physically fit. It is practiced in a room heated to 80 degrees to warm muscles and to encourage deep cleansing thurough sweating. Even though it is more challenging, it can be taught in modified form so that it is accessible to most people. In upper level classes both forms are equally challenging for different reasons and many people practice both.  In Vinyasa classes, Yoga on High offers a creative, graceful and intelligent yoga flow that blends the wisdom of Hatha Yoga with breath-linked movement and a deep understanding of the physical and energetic body.  

Understanding Our Schedule

Visit our Online Store and Resources page to learn more about our class prices. We encourage you to check the online schedule regularly as print schedules are subject to change. 

Open Classes

These classes are held on their designated day every week and are open for drop ins. This means you don’t have to sign up. You simply show up and pay the drop in fee or use a class pass. You can come to any open class as often as you like, Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Pranayama, Meditation, Kundalini, Restorative, Urban Zen, or any combination thereof.

We no longer have "break weeks," which means our Open Class Schedule is continuous throughout the year!  And we have added even more Open Classes that you can drop into at any time.

Series Classes

Series Classes are pre-registration classes and are limited in size. They are not open to drop ins and are not listed on our Open Class schedule. These classes are priced individually and in general run for 10 weeks from the first week of each quarter. Often we have late start and short run classes so please visit the Series Class schedule to pre-register. If you are currently enrolled in a Series Class and are looking for make-up class times click here.

Student Etiquette

Be on time: Please allow yourself plenty of time to find parking, sign-in, and settle into class. On our first visit to Yoga on High please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out paperwork prior to the beginning of class.

Sign in: If you have a class pass you may go directly to your classroom and sign in. If you are paying an Open Class fee you must pay at the desk first and then sing in on the sheet in your classroom. Please write clearly.

Turn off electronics: Ensure you turn off cell phones and electronic devices as you enter the building.

Practice good props management: Please return all props to their appropriate place at the end of class. Refold blankets to their original “trained” fold.

Noise control: While in the reception area, please hold your conversations away from the studio doors.

Props: We provide some props and clean them regularly, and we ask you to buy and own others. If you sweat a lot please bring a towel and your own blanket.

Eye pillows: Due to hygiene reasons we do not provide eye pillows. We recommend (but do not require) that you purchase your own.

Rental mats: We have mats for rent for $2, but if you practice regularly you will want to own one. Please spray rental mats with cleaner and dry them with paper towels before returning to the bin by the front desk.

Other Recommendations:

Refrain from wearing scents & chewing gum in class.

Yoga clothes should be stretchy and invite movement within the body. Practice in bare feet in class.

Ashtanga students may wish to wear layers of clothing because Ashtanga is done in a heated room.

For all yoga classes, try not to eat for two hours prior to class.  If you need to eat closer to class, chose something light like a piece of fruit. Feel free to bring water to class, however Ashtanga students are not encouraged to drink cold water during class.

Practice at your own comfort level and let the teacher know if you have any injuries or would like modifications for any pose.

The more you practice yoga, the greater the benefits.

Have fun and enjoy the class.

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