Mandala's Class Descriptions

An Overview of Classes

Mandala specializes in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and offers other supporting styles of yoga to give you the opportunity to explore yoga in its fullness. We hold a special space for mantra, pranayama, sound current and yoga philosophy, and you will experience elements of these in most classes. We are committed to supporting your practice to be personalized, highly beneficial and deeply rewarding.

Gentle Sat Nam Flow

Gentle stretches and asana flows, followed by a 3-6 minute Kundalini Yoga meditation, and savasana. Experience accessible and prop supported, heart-opening yoga sequences, to relax, stretch and strengthen. Experience Kundalini Yoga meditations to release, reset and renew.

Gentle Yoga

This nurturing class is accessible to all. Deep gentle stretches, grounded asanas, and props are used to explore the various practices of yoga. Meditative, thoughtful movement allows you to gently stretch, strengthen, tone, and restore inner balance. Perfect for those who want a gentler practice, or as an adjunct to an active practice. Safe for those who are new or uncertain about yoga.

Hatha

Hatha encompasses all asana and pranayama practices of ancient and modern yoga. In Hatha classes you will experience the collective consciousness of many great yoga teachers. Hatha classes tend to be alignment-based, with clear physical instruction. These classes build strength, flexibility and understanding of yoga foundations. Hatha is a great way to learn body awareness and good alignment in asana. These teachings can help prevent injury, correct structural imbalances and teach you how to individualize yoga to meet your needs.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga offers all 8 Limbs of yoga in most practices and works all five koshas. Much of the practice is done is a seated position. Using asana, pranayama, mantra, mudras, bhandas, dristi and meditation, stress is released, awareness awakened, creativity nourished and connection with the inner voice of wisdom is supported. This style of yoga originally comes from the Raj Yoga lineage (yoga for the mind) and is known for its potency and effective ability to awaken and support transformation. For many centuries it was guarded as a secret practice only for the privileged, and it was suppressed and misrepresented. In 1969 Kundalini Yoga arrived to the western world through Yogi Bhajan. It is said that Kundalini Yoga awakens our Soul and liberates us by connecting us directly to Source energy, our intuition and the universal wisdom that is within us. Kundalini Yoga releases and rewires old habit patterns, brings forth awakening, cleansing and clarity, and supports our full potential.

Kundalini Yoga for Women

Yogi Bhajan shared an amazing wealth of yogic teachings for women. Over the 35 years he taught, the majority of his teachings were priceless gems of yogic wisdom for women. This vast array of ancient yogic knowledge includes specific Kundalini Yoga and Meditation techniques to empower women to access their inner strength, dignity, and sacredness. Yogi Bhajan taught practical, inspirational lifestyle tips for every step of a woman’s life. He inspired women to break the cycle of duality, doubt and insecurity, and to live as women of character with compassion, nobility and radiance. His teachings covered a wide range of topics including relationships, yogic food and recipes, communication, health and healing techniques, self-esteem, prosperity, pregnancy and child rearing, success in the business world, and the power of prayer. Join us for these special classes and experience the healing that can occur when women practice together.

Kundalini Yoga Meditation

Open with 20-30 minutes of warm-ups, to open and loosen your spine, hips and whole body. Then experience 11-31 minutes of Kundalini Yoga meditation to awaken wisdom within, clear the subconscious mind, enhance intuition, manage stress, and connect you with your inner essence. Kundalini Yoga meditations are usually done in a seated position and often include pranayama, mantra, dristi, mudras and bandhas. The instructor will share the purpose and methodology of each meditation. Class will often include a relaxing gong savasana.

Pranayam & Meditation

Experience a range of pranayam and meditation practices inspired by Kundalini and Hatha Yoga lineages. We begin with 20-30 minutes of yoga warm-ups or asana to open the spine, hips and body. Then we sit and experience a variety of pranayam and meditation practices, using the tools of breath, prana, mantra, mudra, dristi and bandha, to guide you to go within and connect with the neutral mind. Each meditative practice is an invitation to focus inwardly and experience release, awakening, and union. Classes are planned around 11-31 minutes of meditation and pranayam practice, and the teacher explains purpose and teachings of the practices. All levels are welcome. Chairs and multiple meditation cushions are available. 

Sat Nam Flow

Experience an all levels 40-50 minute asana flow practice, followed by a 6-11 minute Kundalini Yoga meditation and gong savasana. Through pranayama, kriyas and heart-opening flow sequences, we connect to our deepest selves and all life. Loosen and strengthen your physical body with asana and kriya, and clear and balance your mind, psyche and energetic systems with empowering meditations.

Therapeutic Yoga

This gentle class makes yoga accessible and offers a healing experience to all, regardless of age or physical limitations. Oriented towards seniors and those recovering from injury or with limited mobility, we will build core strength, balance and stamina. Using breath and other yoga modalities we will work to decrease stress and anxiety, quiet the mind and open to the meditative aspects and wealth of wellness that yoga has to offer everyone.

Vinyasa

Movement connects with breath as you are guided through a variety of postures in this all levels class. Mindful of alignment, pace and integration, teachers offer options in more challenging postures and individual adjustments and modifications. Born of Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa classes are like meditation in motion. They strengthen your body, increase flexibility and support your capacity to move through life with grace and a peaceful mind. Vinyasa practice awakens awareness and deepens connections between body, mind, internal form and breath.

Yin & Gong

A quiet, meditative class, concluding with an Earth Gong sound bath. Yin Yoga targets deep tissue release, present moment awareness and the experience of surrender. In one class you will do 8-10 supported asanas, and hold each for 3-5 minutes. Yin is accessible as an entry level practice and is also an excellent adjunct to an active yoga practice. The additional benefit of a gong bath during savasana deepens this practice.

Why Yoga?

Why Yoga?

Yoga is a complete wellness system, that optimizes health and brings peace of mind. Yoga is for everyone - If you can breathe, you can do yoga. We offer a variety of lineages that support your practice to be personalized. We will help you find or deepen, and love your yoga.

Why Kundalini Yoga?

Known as the yoga of transformation, Kundalini Yoga dynamically engages mantra, pranayama, mudra, bhandas and drishti, as well as asana. It is designed to give you potent and powerful results quickly, which is great in today's modern, busy world!