Kripalu yoga uses classic poses(though not a particular set or routine), pranayama(breathwork), development of a quiet mind, and the practice of relaxation. What defines Kripalu Yoga is its emphasis: following the flow of prana(life-force energy), practicing compassionate self-acceptance, developing witness consciousness(observing the activity of the mind without judgment), and taking what is learned “off the mat” and into daily life. Class begins with the introduction and discussion of a theme or topic for contemplation during and beyond the class.
A mixed level class is suitable for students of various experience levels. Offerings and explorations will move beyond that typically found in a beginner class, and may include arm balances as well as inversions. Modifications of postures will be available to make asana more accessible, and more advanced variations will be offered for those seeking an appropriately challenging practice.