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Class Descriptions

We’ve designed our classes and teaching team specifically around the intention of meeting you where ever you are on your mat. No prior yoga, fitness, or spirituality practice is required to join the #grassrootsyogafam. We offer classes that range from traditional to contemporary approaches, beginner to seasoned levels, and styles that range from gentle, meditative, and static, to high intensity, athletic and flowing.

VINYASA aka “FLOW”
Derived from Ashtanga yoga, vinyasa yoga synchronizes the breath with movement, creating internal heat, sweat, and detoxification of the muscles and organs. The fluid like transitions between poses create a flow from one pose to the another, developing strength, stamina, flexibility, and inner awareness.

Please be advised that many of our flow classes are heated and kept between 90-95 degrees. Our unheated classes are around 80 degrees. All classes below will be marked as *heated* or *unheated*. For more information on our heated classes check out our FAQ page.

GENTLE FLOW – unheated
Easy does it! Gentle Flow is a nurturing, slow-paced, and well-supported practice. Our Gentle Flow classes include carefully controlled movements, extra mindfulness, and mellow music. Postures are approached in gradual steps, with plenty of time to focus on breathing and repetition so that the practice is simple, yet stimulating as you gently work the body’s range of motion. These classes are limited in size and the temperature of the room is carefully monitored and controlled. This class is perfect for those that need more movement than Yinfusion, but not as much as 101 Power Flow.

MEDITATION FLOW – unheated
It has been said that the body needs to move to be healthy and the mind needs to still to be calm. Meditation Flow teaches us how to integrate meditations in to the physical body through graceful, dynamic and spiritually inspired movements that will assist in healthy joints and blood flow. Expect to gently move the body in ways that create energetic flow, with moments of pausing for focused meditation and dharma talk. Modifications will be offered for all poses so that every body is able to participate. This class is perfect for those that need more movement than Yinfusion, but not as much as 101 Power Flow.  *please note that although this class does not add heat, it’s possible that you may still feel warm and break a small sweat as the movements are intended to generate healthy heat within the body.

101 POWER FLOW – heated
In numerology, the number 101 signifies the beginning of a spiritual journey and infinite potential. 101 Power Flow focuses on the basic postures found in a Power Flow sequence, fundamental breathing techniques, crucial alignment, and simple yoga philosophy. Teachers are always prepared to meet the levels in the class by offering modifications, assists, and enhancements. This class is energetic, chock full of information, and will acclimate you to the power found in our Power Flow class! Our 101 teachers love to answer questions!

POWER FLOW – heated
Power Flow is a faster paced, high energy, strength centered practice that targets the whole body and emphasizes one breath per movement. More challenging variations of poses are introduced with appropriate modifications along the way to help you find your edge. Prepare to sweat, move, and have fun! If you are new to Power Flow, we highly encourage you to explore a 101 Power Flow class before attending Power Flow.

CANDLELIGHT POWER FLOW – heated
Flow to all of the powerful movements of our standard 60 minute Power Flow class by candlelight, smooth beats, and a longer cool down. This class will invite you to burn away anything left of your day, guiding you into to a deep savasana preceded by yoga nidra. Yoga nidra is otherwise known as “yogic sleep” and is an incredibly relaxing meditation technique.

FIT FLOW – heated
Fit Flow adds a unique element of concentration to powerful pranayama (breath work) and mindful movements to your vinyasa practice. This invigorating class offers innovative sequencing, mantra wisdom, and poses that awaken and strengthen the entire core. Discover empowerment in your warrior flow as you sweat, fortify, and charge your day with positive energy.

DEEP FLOW – heated
Go deeper into your practice with Deep Flow. This class is based on highly sophisticated and creative sequencing, focusing on the energetic body as it relates to our physical body. It incorporates various aspects of philosophy, spirituality, and vinyasa styles, inviting you to hold poses longer as you foster more fluidity and creativity in your practice.

PRANA FLOW – heated
In yoga, prana is viewed as the force behind all life. Prana Flow is a life-realization, embodiment practice and global collective based on the roots of yoga, evolutionary pathways, and the art and science of flow. Discover wellness tools for your inner vitality and sacred earth through artistic movement, breath work, and chanting. Build the strength of your practice with movement lead by your breath, and spending time with each pose long enough to fully experience all of it’s inherent elements. 

FASCIA FLOW – heated
Myofascial release is the rolling out of muscle tissue, to increase the length and strength of that muscle group. Fascia Flow is designed to work the body systematically, targeting the major joints and muscle groups through specific flow sequences and release techniques using myofascial tools. By opening those “stuck” areas through movement and release, you will discover more spaciousness and freedom in your flow while learning the anatomy of poses and ways to apply trigger point therapy on your own.

BHAKTI FLOW – heated
Bhakti Flow seamlessly weaves together the practice of Bhakti Yoga, yoga of the heart, and Vinyasa Flow. Join together in this slow, mindful, breath centered practice that incorporates chanting, harmonium, and poses based on specific yoga philosophy. Expect to move your body through beautiful shapes, sweat your worries away, learn a lifetime of knowledge, and sing your heart out. No singing experience required! Silent practices are honored as well in this class.

SACRED SUNDAY – heated
Sacred Sundays offer 90 minutes of deeper insight into the lunar & seasonal aspects surrounding us, and how we can apply those qualities to our practice. This Prana Flow class will provide you with an opportunity to fully embody the essence of the peak asana (pose) and leave you feeling clean, clear, and ready for the week ahead. We always invite you to bring sacred offerings for our community altar at the studio, but Sundays are when it really shines! Feel free to offer anything that you personally connect with or would like to share with the community. You are welcome to leave your offering, or take it home with you any time you wish. 

YINFUSION – unheated
This class invites you to slow down and create more space in your mind, body, and soul through stillness and introspect. Designed to cultivate deep inner awareness, Yinfusion draws our attention to areas in our body that we most often hold tension, then consciously releasing and letting go. End your day in complete relaxation as you are guided through your poses by candlelight, soothing music, aromatherapy, and yoga philosophy.

FULL MOON CHANTING CIRCLE – unheated
Join us once a month as we gather to chant under the full moon! During our hour long chanting circle we will experience the yoga of the heart through chanting ancient sanskrit mantras in the original language of yoga. This vibrational language that awakens the feeling “Bhava”, of peace and union. Singing is good for the soul and is a valuable practice that helps integrate and ground the teachings of yoga. Handouts with the simple sanskrit mantras will accompany the chanting along side the beautiful instrument, harmonium. No previous musical experience is necessary to participate in this devotional practice! All walks of life are welcome to explore this joyful practice. This Bhakti practice connects us to a frequency of love and healing!

SEVA COMMUNITY FLOW – unheated*
Seva in sanskrit means the act of serving from our hearts with no expected outcome. Seva Community Flow is a way for the community to be able to practice at Grassroots Yoga on a donation basis, and for new teachers in our community to gain experience through interacting with a public class in a studio setting. Please offer what works for you! This donation class is cash only, with 100% of the proceeds donated to our non-profit partner RAKlife, who focuses on spreading random acts of kindness through out the Ventura community.
*please note that while this class does not specifically add heat to the room, natural heat might occur depending on the class size and amount of physical movement involved in class, expect the temperature of the room to range from 80 – 85 degrees

If you need assistance finding the right class for you, please email us at hello@grassrootsyogaventura.com or give us a call at 805.628.3676. We love to help!