Could you use some deep rest and relaxation? Are you looking for “relaxation yoga”? This is it! You’ll be profoundly calmed by spending an hour in resting poses, with the help of your teacher and well-placed yoga props. This class is soothing for your body, breath, and mind. It is beneficial for your nervous, digestive, endocrine, and other body systems. Let go of your cares and worries, slow down, breathe deeply, and let your brain slow down. It’s like pushing the reset button at the end of the week. Please note that there is a class limit of 15 participants, and we ask that you pre-register online. If you have your own yoga props (blanket, bolsters, eye pillow) then you are welcome to come without pre-registering. We want to make sure there are ample props for everyone to have a wonderful experience.
An hour of gently probing the limits of our flexibility. In many ways, a Yin class by another name, expect long holds in mostly seated poses for anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes. But we will on occasion introduce some standing poses and flowing movements into the sequence. This will be a deeply invigorating and relaxing but challenging class all at the same time. Props are available for use and the more a student chooses to use, the more accessible the holds will be. The difference between this class being an advanced one or a beginner’s class (in terms of physical ability) is exclusively in terms of how many props a student chooses to use.
This class is designed for those with injuries or chronic conditions which steer them toward a slower, mellower class. We will strengthen, stretch, and relax our muscles in a calm, peaceful, and supportive atmosphere. In this class, you will be guided through breathing exercises and relaxation in order to help the body heal. This class is different from Lifetime Yoga in one important way: Gentle Yoga is for all, regardless of age– whereas Lifetime Yoga is for people who self-identify as seniors or elders. Please note that this class is also open to people who simply desire a gentle approach, for whatever reason.
This robust all-levels class will stretch and strengthen you. There is little to no weight-bearing on the wrists in this class, and all poses can be modified to accommodate physical limitations. This class consists of a breathing exercise or other centering exercise, a series of standing poses followed by a series of floor poses, and finally a long, deep rest in savasana. Hatha is challenging enough for the seasoned practitioner, yet its slow pace makes it accessible to those who are new to yoga.
Dynamic asana! This class is built on movement and is very cardio. You’ll sweat, and you might not be able to do all of it, but we hope you’ll have a good time trying. This is not an alignment-based class. The building blocks of the class are breath of fire, yoga poses, and core work, with lively music to help us along. This is an all-levels class, but moves along at a good clip. You are of course welcome to take breaks as needed. Savasana will be sublime after working this hard.
In this class you will learn non-dogmatic approaches to understanding how your mind works, and how to befriend it. In any class you might do both sitting and walking meditation. There will be discussion and Q&A. Sitting postures are taught. Chairs are available; you don’t have to sit cross-legged on the floor. This class is taught by a long-time meditator, Rob Kovacevic.
Prenatal yoga incorporates asana with breathing techniques and meditation to support women through their pregnancy. It is a powerful tool to relieve aches and pains associated with pregnancy, at the same time building strength and stamina to prepare for the birth process. Students will also enjoy restorative poses and other tools to prepare physically, mentally and emotionally. The class also offers the support of other moms in a safe, non-judgmental environment to cultivate a sense of bonding and community. This class is appropriate for all students, with modifications to fit each person. We suggest you bring a blanket and a supportive pillow to class. This class is included in RBY memberships (6 month, annual, and monthly autopay). You may also drop in or use a discounted class card.
A fun, vigorous flow designed to build core, endurance and muscle strength all the while focusing on breath, alignment and opening up mind and body.
Slow Flow Vinyasa
Holding poses makes you stronger! Moving slowly and mindfully, we have time to learn and apply all of the alignment technique that is explained with such clarity and precision. You’ll never experience yoga the same after this incredibly effective class. Learn proper alignment and relax your mind in a congenial atmosphere.
30 minutes of upper body and core work with Rob Kovacevic. This class is meant to push you to your limits of endurance and strength and then slowly, month to month, go past them. You’ll find yourself able to enter into advanced poses easier, begin to define the upper body musculature and burn fat – all in 30 minutes! Rob will do the class with you to make sure he doesn’t go past what’s reasonable but you should expect to need to take breaks, modify and practice intelligently in order to make it through the sequences. Expect long holds in plank, side plank, yoga push ups and the like.
Also called “flow,” vinyasa is a moving style of yoga, where poses are linked together and movement is linked with breath. We pay attention to alignment and learn transitions, so the movement from one pose to the next becomes a part of the practice. Students are taught how to work within their own abilities and limitations for a safe but invigorating practice.
Yin yoga focuses on stretching poses practiced with a meditative mind and rich awareness to create a very deep, integrated, and harmonizing practice. This is a slower-paced class where stretching poses are held for longer periods of time – usually 3 to 5 minutes. Complementary to a more active (yang) style of practice, yin yoga targets the deep, connective tissues of the body, with a focus the hips, pelvis, lower back, and knees. This style of class is based on Chinese Taoist theory and focuses on the movement of Chi (or prana) in the body. Improved flow of Chi boosts organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being. This class offers an opportunity to surrender, slow down and come back to balance. Guaranteed, you will leave feeling stretched-out, grounded, and very deeply relaxed.
Yoga for Healthy Aging
For Seniors by Seniors
No matter your age, you can still gain strength, achieve better balance, and enjoy more movement. Studies show that yoga can help reduce stress, combat fatigue, and decrease pain at any age. This class is taught by seniors for seniors. Our goal is a casual, fun class at a pace set for you. No yoga experience needed. Drop in, buy a discounted class card, or become a member! Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
An RBY tradition!
Noon to 1 p.m.
June 17th until late September
Rain or shine.
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
Join us for a super-fun all-levels vinyasa class in the great outdoors! All levels are welcome. New students and drop-ins are welcome.