Please consider each level description. Not all studios are alike! Yoga is best experienced when you are neither under nor overwhelmed.
Hatha Yoga at Island Yoga Center
Introduction to Yoga – see workshops/events page
Learn the basic poses step-by-step in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. This class is for the absolute beginner or for those who desire a refresher course. This course is the perfect place to begin and to continue. Register early. Please note there are no refunds after the course has begun.
Hatha Beginning/Level 1
Students can start here. Learn basic poses and short sequences of flowing poses. Includes Ground Floor Yoga on Wed pm for $5!
Hatha General/Level 1 & 2
Six months experience recommended. Basic poses mixed with more challenging poses & longer flow sequences.
Hatha Intermediate/Level 2
One year experience recommended. For students who flow easily from pose to pose and like the challenge of working more deeply.
HathaAdvanced/Level 2 & 3
Two – three years experience recommended. For students without injury who are ready to move on to more advanced posture.
Basic poses, slower pace, will focus on core strength.
Keep moving with this flowing sequence of poses combined with breath awareness. 6 months and ease in basic poses
Be ready to move with challenging flow of poses combined with breath awareness. 3+ years and ease with level 1-2 classes.
In this unique meditative style of yoga, postures are gently held for longer than usual allowing muscles to relax and stimulate connective tissues. As energy meridians flow through these connective tissues, Yin Yoga is deeply healing and restorative in a meditative way. All levels welcome.
Hatha Yoga For Young Adults (ages 13-18)
This class has a focus on gentle stretches, flow for strength and relaxation. This age group has a lot going on and they need a place to gather, find center and breathe. The $5 drop in rate or $20 for 5 class pass is made possible by a generous donation by Vashon Natural Medicine.
Therapeutic Yoga at Island Yoga Center
We have classes and teachers that specialize in providing yoga and its healing qualities to specific populations or a community of yoga practitioners with a common goal. Please take a look and consider which community may serve you best, and do not hesitate to email us with your questions or more information.
Yoga for Whole Body Wellness:
Posture, Strength & Flexibility with Irene Tokar
Are you looking for a yoga class that teaches you how to care for your back, hips, shoulders and overall postural health? For all ages and abilities, this class focuses on yoga as it applies to every day tasks and pain-free living. Using core awareness, stretching and therapeutic techniques, Irene personalizes each class using her 12 years as a yoga teacher and 9 years as a massage therapist. All levels.
Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
This yoga class is perfect for those seeking a gentle, restorative practice that uses breath, alignment-technique and restoratives to revitalize the body. Students experiencing fatigue, injury, stress/anxiety or any situation that requires a supportive, inspiring and an absolutely non-intimidating atmosphere are welcome. For all ages and abilities
Yoga For Movement Challenges
Parkinson’s, M.S., Arthritis & others
This class is for those experiencing movement challenges and limitations. Yoga poses are taught using the wall, props and floor at a pace that is suited for those with Parkinson’s, M.S., arthritis, balance issues or any challenge that requires a chair-based yoga class. We move slowly, with great care and patience – but with a lot of laughs and fun too! Requirements – our studio is up a flight of stairs and we do go down to the floor and up again one time per class, with assistance is just fine!
Advanced Study at Island Yoga Center
Description coming soon!