Chagrin Yoga offers a comprehensive schedule of classes designed to appeal to everyone including men, women, children, teens, and seniors of all experience levels. We encourage you to customize each class to your personal level of experience and to engage our instructors in helping to make the most of each experience.
Experience the power of Vinyasa Yoga! This class heats the body from inside out and allows for physical and spiritual breakthroughs. This athletic practice will appeal to your attraction to intensity. This experience centers, lengthens, strengthens and opens you from head to toe. Be prepared to sweat as our room is heated to at least 85 degrees for increased flexibility and releasing toxins from the body. Sequencing is built around sun salutations. Simple modifications for all levels. “Power Lunch” is a 1 hour Power Vinyasa class held during the lunch hour and “Power Basics” is a 1 hour class that focuses on the basics of our Power Vinyasa classes.
Experience the power of Vinyasa Yoga! This class heats the body from inside out and allows for physical and spiritual breakthroughs. This athletic practice will appeal to your attraction to intensity. This experience centers, lengthens, strengthens and opens you from head to toe. Be prepared to sweat as our room is heated to at least 85 degrees for increased flexibility and releasing toxins from the body. Sequencing is built around sun salutations. Simple modifications for all levels.
Designed for beginners and intermediate students, this class will help establish a strong foundation for your yoga practice. We offer modifications, breath awareness and alignment instruction in order to help you move more deeply into your yoga experience. Reconnecting to your body with a clear and focused mind creates a platform for transformation according to your needs. We recommend Yoga Basics for students just starting out in yoga. It’s a great way to learn the practice in a warm and supportive environment.
Slow Flow Yoga
This is a physically slower paced class. Slow Flow focuses on holding postures and breathing, while at the same time creating a supple and toned body. This is your time to reduce stress, gain flexibility and strength, relax and have fun! This class is for beginners, and for those who already have an established yoga practice. Slow Flow is a great class to try when you want to focus on form, holding postures and deep stretches.
Bikram Style Hot Yoga
This yoga class is based on Bikram Yoga, a repeated sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises in a heated environment (at least 100 degrees with high humidity to make you sweat). This is the perfect class for those starting or maintaining a yoga practice. Beginners with shoulder problems and surgeries are welcome since there are no push-ups or downward dog postures in this class. You will be challenged with an intense, sweaty workout, but the class moves slowly and every posture is beginner-level and accessible to people of all ages, sizes, fitness and (in)flexibility levels. We also offer a Bikram Basics class that runs 60 minutes in 85 – 95 degree heat, which is a perfect way to try Bikram before doing a full class.
Gentle Rejuvenative Yoga
This class will calm the mind and electrify the body. Select poses and stretches will create space and blood flow throughout the body. Students will focus on their breath and the usage of props to enhance proper alignment. The dimly lit room is warm and filled with magical music. This one hour class is equivalent to a one week vacation. ENJOY.
- develop optimal movement and posture for yoga practice and everyday life
- release patterns and habits that cause strain
- prevent injuries (from sports, from yoga, and from the repetitive movements of work and life).
- improve wellbeing while managing chronic conditions.
Sunday Groove Yoga
Breathe. Discover. Explore. Experience. Expand. Using an eclectic blend of asana & music, this class provides a new and different experience each time you practice! Come to move, feel, breathe and jam out a bit! David and Maribeth will guide you through a light-hearted and fun class aimed at detoxifying the body both physically and mentally. This is a grounded, yet fluid, healing flow combined with meditative breathing. Cleanse from the inside out, and feel renewed! There will be plenty of hands-on assists and support with the pair co-teaching the class. This class is the perfect way to unwind at the end of the weekend. Come hydrated, on an empty stomach and ready to groove a little.
Barre is a ballet barre workout that combines the structure of a ballet barre, with calisthenics, Pilates and yoga. It builds strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and core awareness all using the grace of ballet and the subtle wisdom of yoga. Uplift your body to an upbeat playlist!
Relaxation & Meditation
This class is designed for deep relaxation, and to release stress and tension. The entire class will foster a relaxed inner space, seeking a balance between body and mind by dissolving physical and mental tension with asana and meditation.
The class structure will be to start seated or lying down practicing pranayama or breathwork, and setting an intention for the class. Then we move to some stretching poses using props to encourage rejuvenation and healing for the body. Restorative or yin asanas may be practiced. Classes may include use of mantras and mudras (hand or finger positions).
Meditation will last about 30 minutes during the last half of class using different techniques such as yoga nidra, guided meditation, or a silent meditation. There will be time for a brief discussion of the evening meditation. An introduction to meditation will be given for newcomers. The benefits of a daily meditation practice can reduce stress, anxiety and insomnia, as well as increase clarity. This class is for you whether you are an experienced meditator, or new to the practice.
Yoga For Healthy Backs
Let’s decompress, release tension, and find ease. In this class we will bring suppleness, flexibility, and stability in the spine through rhythmic repetitive movements, gentle twists, supported backbends and abdominal strengthening. We will also work on changing bad postural habits and increase mobility of the joints releasing neck and shoulders as well. Low back is the centre of our body, the place from which we feel support. Note: This class is not meant for people with serious low back pathology.
This class teaches children the basic postures of yoga in a fun and creative format, while mom or dad takes a class in the next room. Kids are encouraged to explore their natural love of movement while improving coordination, strength and flexibility. Yoga fosters self-esteem and helps young ones develop self-awareness. Be sure to check the class schedule for recommended age ranges for each class.
This nourishing fluid class is designed for pregnant women to strengthen and increase flexibility, to support body, heart and mind throughout pregnancy and childbirth.