How do I decide which class?
ABOVE ALL ELSE, a consistent practice is better than none at all. Note the inner circle of the picture below: One class can make a difference. A regular practice makes a BIGGER difference!
FIRST: What time and day can you commit to your practice? We have classes every day of the week…almost. We have AM and PM classes. If you do NOT see a class you can attend, let us know! We have been known to modify our schedule.
SECOND: What is your level of practice? All of our classes welcome beginners. Some will be harder than others…at first. But every teacher remembers being the “new kid in class.” This said, the class descriptions will give you a guideline as to what level is best suited for each class. So, go to the day and time you are able to attend and then click on THAT class. This will get you to the appropriate class description.
THIRD: If all of this is still confusing, give us a call (937-869-4515) or send an email: Ihavequestions@livekai.com.
Types of Yoga at Kai
Hatha Yoga (basic yoga or foundational yoga) is alignment–based movement of the body coordinated with the breath. Students start and end at the same time and are guided through a practice. Great for beginners and is versatile enough for all levels.
Ashtanga Assisted Practice is a group class where students are provided individual instruction. Students can arrive and start their practice any time between the times posted. Great for beginners as well as experienced practitioners.
Ashtanga Led is a one-hour, twenty minute class where students are led through all the poses of the Primary Series, or half Primary, using the traditional Sanskrit count. This class is not for those new to Ashtanga. 'Mysore' experience is a must before coming into this class.
Aerial Yoga (Ascension–Alignment or Swing Ascension) is a style of yoga that uses the swing, or hammock, as a prop. If you are new to this class, arrive about 25 minutes early for an introduction. Not for those with a detached retina, glaucoma, current menstruation, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, pregnant, or have heart problems.
Yin Yoga is a slow–paced style of yoga in which students are guided through mostly on-the-floor postures. These postures will be held a little longer than in a Hatha yoga setting with a strong focus on Pranayama, or breath work. Promotes flexibility and strengthens the joints by applying moderate stress to the connective tissue while increasing circulation. (Learn more about YIN YOGA)
Vinyasa Yoga class moves through and between postures on a fast pace in a warm room. No prior yoga experience is necessary, but is helpful. We encourage new students to begin with Hatha Yoga.
Meditation/Sangha is the practice of turning your attention to a single point of reference. It can involve focusing on the breath, on the body, or on a word or phrase (known as a mantra). A class for all levels of students.