Class Descriptions

We’ve created a class schedule and a teaching staff with the intention of meeting anyone wherever they are. We offer classes ranging from classical to contemporary approaches, beginning to advanced levels, and styles that are gentle and meditative to vigorous and athletic. If you need help finding the class that is right for you, don’t hesitate to call us! We love helping people find the perfect yoga class to meet their needs.

Ashtanga 
The ashtanga practice is an athletic one, with a deep historical lineage. In this 75 minute class, our expert instructors lead students through the traditional primary series with attention given to ujjayi breathing, bandhas and drishti. Level 2.

Detox Flow
Inspired by Seane Corn, this class starts with sun salutes then moves through a flow to free your hamstrings, low back and warm your hips for opening. In a room heated between 85-90 degrees, expect to be challenged as you rinse toxic substances from your body and toxic thoughts from your mind. Levels 2-3.

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® Lessons
Would you like to experience more comfort and ease in your posture and movement? With The Feldenkrais Method®, we explore basic movements to discover neuromuscular patterns and rigidities in order to expand our options for new, more efficient ways of moving, thinking and feeling. Whether you are an advanced yoga practitioner or have no prior experience, this class will enhance your self-awareness, sensitivity and ability to move with more ease and efficiency. All Levels. Click here to receive weekly emails announcing lesson themes and other Feldenkrais event news.

Forrest Yoga
Forrest Yoga is an intensely physical and healing practice designed to deepen your relationship with your true self. You will learn to transform physical, mental and emotional blocks, creating aliveness and empowerment, on and off the mat. It doesn’t require strength or flexibility, just a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. The practice is founded on four pillars — Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit. Heated to 80-85. Levels 2-3.

Gentle Hatha
A slow, meditative style of practice, Gentle Hatha includes time on the floor and may use a variety of props. A fantastic choice for beginners, for yogis with injuries, and for more advanced students who want to create space for restoration in body and mind. All Levels.

Hatha 2
Taking classical yoga postures one at a time, Hatha 2 classes focus on mindfulness and alignment as a means to build strength, balance and flexibility. Hatha 2 is a great fit for the beginner who wants to build confidence and solidify their self-awareness before broadening their practice to include more strenuous practices. Hatha 2 is also the beloved home of longtime yogis who simply crave a slower practice. All Levels.

Power Vinyasa 
Our Power Vinyasa teachers create physically challenging practices that endeavor to connect our community with their inner strength, passion, and the transformative power of breath. Classes are heated to 90-95 degrees and accompanied by music to encourage us all to go with the flow as we release toxins and quiet our minds. Level 2-3.

Prenatal 
At this magnificent time of change, bring ease and relaxation to your mind, stretch and strengthen your body, while you learn sensation coping techniques, tools to accept change and self-care for pre- and post-natal life. Appropriate for all stages of complication-free pregnancy. All Levels.

Vinyasa Basics
Learn the fundamentals of vinyasa in a safe and supportive environment that emphasizes good alignment. Vinyasa basics will teach you how to “go with the flow” and prepare you for vinyasa, power vinyasa and ashtanga led primary classes. All Levels.

Vinyasa 
Vinyasa classes incorporate a creative flowing sequence of poses. Some classes are heated to 80-85 and all are accompanied by music. Our vinyasa teachers richly infuse their classes with both challenges and recuperation, detailed alignment, meditation, and spiritual inspirations for us all to take off the mat. Level 2.

Vinyasa and Yin
This uniquely blended class begins with 45 minutes of Vinyasa yoga designed to build warmth, mobilize joints and get energy flowing. The class then evolves into 30 minutes of yin yoga and therapeutic breath work designed to stretch the connective tissues and release the hips, hamstrings, shoulders and back. Levels 1-2.

Yin 
Through the practice of staying in each shape for 3-5 minutes, Yin Yoga not only stretches the muscles, but also the connective tissues. The practice often targets the hips, pelvis and lower spine in a simple practice, appropriate for all ages, levels of fitness and flexibility. This deep practice of stillness is a beautiful, if sometimes challenging, opportunity to connect with our mind and heart. All Levels.

Yoga Basics
This class focuses on the basic yoga postures. Fundamental breathing techniques, postural alignment and yoga philosophy will also be introduced. We all begin at the beginning and sometimes it’s valuable to visit our roots well into our journey. Yoga Basics is always available to the returning students and teachers are always prepared to meet the levels in the room. All Levels.

Yoga & Pilates Progession
With a focus on deep breath and proper structural alignment, this class combines functional anatomy and mobility, Pilates mat exercises and Yoga postures for a complete movement and conditioning workout. You’ll learn to move from your core with more grace, strength and balance. Modifications and variations are offered to make this class accessible for all levels. All Levels.

Yoga Pearl · 925 NW Davis Street · Portland OR 97209 · info@yogapearl.com · 503-525-9642