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Yoga Del Mar's classes are held in an open, serene studio space. Come by and visit anytime.

Classes

We offer yoga and MELT classes suitable for beginners to more advanced students.

Yoga Del Mar is now offering In-Person, Livestream, and Outdoor classes!  Please visit the SCHEDULE page for more information and to sign up.

All of our classes are uniquely and intelligently sequenced to provide you with opportunities for consistent progress and refinement in your yoga practice. Our teachers and staff are experienced, caring, and available to assist you in making the most out of your time at the studio.

Types of Classes Offered

Type of Classes Descriptions

Ageless Yoga

Ageless Yoga is a gentle class incorporating stretch, balance, and range of motion exercises with breathing and relaxation to refresh, energize, improve posture, deepen breath and improve your sense of well-being. Props are provided to keep everyone safe and supported.

Candlelight Yoga

Unwind with candlelight yoga, in an atmosphere of enchanting, soft light. This evening class is ideal for all levels - beginners to advanced yogis. The benefits of gentle, deep stretch and restorative practice apply to all. This class is a combination of gentle hatha with longer holds, and prop-supported, restorative poses with an emphasis on breath awareness and loving self-care.

Chakra Flow

All-levels Vinyasa flow practice that will connect movement with breath and incorporate multiple poses to create a fluid, smooth and rhythmic sensation. The class will include breathing techniques, energy healing, and meditation to help you experience your subtle life force energy. Each week emphasizes a different chakra. Come to learn about your chakras and balance yourself!

Dynamic Asana

Are you looking for a yoga class that can help you advance your yoga practice? This class is for you! The Dynamic Asana class is open to all levels except very beginning yoga students. In this workshop-style class, we will get creative and learn the steps needed to accomplish more advanced asanas. Come with an open mind, an open heart, a willingness to learn, and you will not be disappointed.

Evolving Yoga

Consider this class a laboratory of free movement within the container of Yoga. We will utilize breath & movement, our minds & emotions and will put aside what is the right or wrong way and search for an individual practice that feels true to self. Learn movement options that will respect individual ranges of motion and abilities in order to avoid future injury and awaken an awareness that will deepen connection to self.

Flow

(Also known as Vinyasa class) Emphasis on connection of movement with breath, connecting multiple poses to create a long, fluid, smooth and rhythmic movement. Faster than non-flow classes.

Hatha

Progressive, systematic yoga practice with precise alignment instruction.

Intro to Ashtanga

Ashtanga is a structured, routine, vinyasa style of yoga tying breath to movement into a strong flow. This dynamic practice is challenging and rewarding, and we will break it down so you can learn the steps to practicing it effectively. All levels welcome.

Iyengar

Systematic practice emphasis on precise technique of poses with detailed alignment instructions, adjustments and focus on correct anatomical alignment.
The Iyengar schedule rotates each week of the month:
Week 1 - Standing Poses
Week 2 - Backbends
Week 3 - Forward Bends & Inversions
Last week of month - Restorative
If there are 5 weeks, then Week 4 - Wild Card (Teacher's Choice)

Living Yoga

Living yoga is an intermediate Hatha yoga class that is designed to increase our mobility, strength, awareness, nervous system regulation, and relationship to self and others. Classes encourage variations that respect each student’s unique body. They are designed to enhance our everyday living.

We use asana (postures), breath, awareness through movement and subtle energy practices to become more intimate with our bodies, patterns, habits and beliefs. We build strength, flexibility and a deeper awareness of our lives. The journey of yoga is a journey of remembering our Heart of hearts, our inner guiding essence and allowing our authentic nature to express and live as fully as we are able. Asana assists us in this embodiment. Yoga is a journey of healing and growing. It is both an ancient and living practice.

MELT Class

Class for all levels - not a yoga class or exercise class! No previous MELT experience is necessary. Integrates the use of small balls and SOFT foam rollers to rehydrate connective tissue, balance the nervous system, relieve pain and increase flexibility and strength.

MELT Performance

Take your MELT practice to the next level! MELT Performance is perfect for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and MELT'ers who want to improve joint stability and longevity. Class integrates the use of soft foam rollers & stretchy bands to rehydrate connective tissue, balance the nervous system, relieve pain and increase flexibility and strength. Class moves at a faster pace, knowledge of basic MELT moves is extremely helpful.

Mindful Movement Flow

This vinyasa flow practice will challenge you to stay in the moment, finding stillness between poses. It will incorporate the attitudes of mindfulness: non-judging, patience, beginners mind, trust, non-striving, acceptance, and letting go. Within our stillness we can discover our authenticity and greater sense of peace. This evidence-based approach leads to structural changes in your brain! All levels are welcome.

Movement Medicine

An approach to healing body/mind and experiencing ourselves from an internal perspective that combines a unique blend of longer held Yoga poses (sometimes dynamically), Somatic’s (an experiential practice that enlivens internal physical perception), meditation, and breath work.

Movement Medicine is a gentle, integrative practice that creates a sacred space where time expands and slows down, allowing our deepest sense of self to be revealed.

Restorative Flow Yoga

This all-levels yoga class is a combination of active flowing hatha yoga including longer holds, followed by prop-supported, restorative poses or meditation with an emphasis on breath awareness, mindfulness, and loving self-care. The benefits of gentle, deep stretch, restorative practice, and meditation apply to everyone!

Restorative Yoga

Resting poses designed to deeply relax and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Wear warm clothes. Blankets and props are used to support the body. Poses are held longer than in other classes.

Slow Yoga

Slow yoga is a gentle posture and awareness through movement practice that helps us to slow down and unwind. This practice moves slowly and is gentle enough for those recovering from injury, just beginning their yoga posture journey or simply want to settle into deeper experiences. We incorporate restorative yoga practices using props to allow our physical system space to let go. Restorative poses are supported and held longer than in regular classes.

We use gentle asana and mindful movements to increase strength, flexibility, awareness and rejuvenation to our entire system. Slowing down and supporting our bodies allows us to soften our hearts and become more receptive. These classes offer students a space to restore body, mind, heart and soul.

Yoga for Healing

Are you in treatment for an illness or injury, living with pain and stress, or recovering from a broken heart? Yoga for Healing is a combination of physical and mental yoga practices to help you maintain or recover strength and stamina, cultivate emotional balance, and harness the healing power of your mind. In addition to a sustaining practice in class, you will get individual attention and learn simple tools to use in your daily life that will empower you to get hold of your mind each time it slides into anxiety and negativity. The class is gentle, appropriate for all levels of yoga experience, and caregivers are encouraged to join.

Levels of Classes Offered

Class Levels Descriptions

Level 1 Beginner

Ideal for beginners of all ages, includes basic yoga poses and breathing. Gentle pace, emphasis on detailed alignment instruction.

Level 1-2

For continuing students and beginners who want to challenge themselves, includes detailed alignment and focus on the breath.

Level 2

More challenging practice for continuing and intermediate students.

Level 2-3

For intermediate to advanced students.

Level 3-4

A practice class for advanced students. Teacher practices with class. Includes advanced poses with longer hold times.

“I was struck by how accepting and even inviting yoga instructors are, from the first class I felt I was part of the group. “

- Jim

“Yoga has provided a foundation for me to approach life in a positive, balanced, healthy way. It’s my rock!“

- Joyce