Class Levels and Descriptions
Most CYC Classes are mixed levels. If you are not sure of your level or if a particular class is appropriate for you, call CYC or the instructor. Email and phone information are noted in the instructor biographies.
Beginners are welcome in any Level 1 or Level 1 & 2 class in either our Palo Alto or Mountain View locations.
Level 1 For beginning students who are new to yoga or to the Iyengar
Level 2 For continuing students to enhance their basic practice.
Level 3 For students with strong standing poses who want to learn more inverted poses and intermediate backbends.
Level 4 For intermediate and advanced students who are ready for more challenging poses.
Mixed Level All levels welcome. Poses will be modified for experience level.
Back Care - For those with back problems. The emphasis is on postures that increase strength and flexibility. Poses are modified for particular back conditions.
Pranayama - The art and science of rhythmic breathing
Restorative Yoga - Supported postures to induce greater rest and relaxation
Yin Yoga: A challenging sequence of floor asanas that are held for a prescribed period. Yin stretches our deep connective tissue while offering profound relaxation to the nervous system.
Yoga & Meditation - As part of your yoga practice, this class explores the various elements of meditation.
For all classes
- Try not to eat at least one hour before class.
- Wear leotard or shirt with loose fitting shorts or footless tights.
- Mats are provided for new students, however, we do ask that continuing students try to bring their own mats to class. All other props required for class will be provided.
- If you are pregnant or recovering from an injury, illness or surgery please advise the instructor before class