For beginners and those who wish to reinforce the basics.
A more varied and vigorous vinyasa (flow) class for those with a grasp of the basics.
Integrates the basics with a physically energetic approach. Beginners welcome.
An all-levels class open to everyone, and just $10!
Inner Fire Yoga:
An artful balance of postures, yoga teachings, mantra and meditation for all levels.
Learn to relax, release and feel healthier through breathing, meditation, and yogic postures focused on moving energy.
Combines abdominal strengthening, spinal alignment, stretching and breathing as it integrates body and mind. Beginners welcome.
Yoga Postures and breath awareness to support the needs of expecting mothers. Open to all levels.
Happy Hour Yoga
This class is a combination of Inner Fire fundamentals with light, fluid movements to create a breezy yet stimulating class before you start your weekend. With flowing sequences, this yoga practice will bring energy to the body before a relaxing weekend. It's light and fun with good music, so everyone come for happy times at happy hour yoga!
Nalandabodhi Buddhist Meditation Group:
Nalandabodhi Philadelphia offers opportunities for students to study and practice Buddhism under the guidance of The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. We are a small but vibrant group, with members living across the Delaware Valley. We meet weekly to practice mindfulness/awareness meditation and study Buddhism. You can find more information on our website,www.phil.nalandabodhi.org. Free of charge, beginners welcome!
A great way to learn the Ashtanga Primary Series. Beginner Ashtanga breaks down the postures and breathing system more slowly and gradually. It is still a vigorous, athletic class, but suitable for all levels.
Ashtanga Yoga Vinyasa / Mysore:
Mysore Ashtanga Yoga refers to a place in India where this style was developed and established through the teachings of Pattabhi Jois and Krishnamacharya. The teacher leads the student through the series individually and pose by pose. This allows each student to experience the sequence at their own speed or pace. It also allows the student to slowly memorize the series and eventually practice on their own.
The Mysore class is best suited for beginners who want to commit to at least 3 days a week of practice, but optimally 6 days a week excluding full and new moon and Saturdays. This gives the teacher and student a chance to learn the strengths and weaknesses in the student’s body and for the student to memorize the sequence.
Mysore is intended to be a daily practice.
Is Mysore 3 hours long?
No, not to worry! You can come to Mysore any time after the start, just make sure you leave yourself enough time to practice.
I’m a beginner, can I do Mysore?
Mysore is the perfect way for beginners to learn Ashtanga! You will develop your own practice at your own pace and according to your ability. Plan for about 30 – 45 minutes for your first class. A teacher will work with you one-on-one to teach you your routine.
I have practiced Ashtanga before, but I’m not sure if I remember the sequence – is that OK?
Of course. A teacher will work with you one-on-one to help remind you of the sequence. Your first practice might be a little shorter than you are used to, but the bonus is you will be developing your own practice and memorizing the correct movements and breathing technique.
What are Moon Days?
In the tradition, we do not practice on new or full moon days. We believe that the moon has an influence on our bodies. During the new moon, students are often too tired and heavy to practice. During the full moon, the energy is too frenetic and students are thought to be more prone to injury. Also, synchronizing our practice with the phases of the moon keeps us more in touch with our own natural cycles.
All Yoga on Main classes can be attended on a drop in basis and you may start at any time without a reservation.