Class Etiquette:

AGE POLICY: Yoga classes are for all students to find peace and quiet. Students must be 16+ to attend class. Please leave children and pets at home.  Thank you for your understanding.

Other things to consider when attending class:

  1. Remove Your Shoes
  2. Silence Your Cell Phone
  3. Arrive On Time
  4. Respect Others’ Mat Spaces

Class Descriptions:

At ShantiOm Yoga we offer several different classes, styles and levels so that students can easily select a class that suits their skill level and interest. Class intensity and challenge vary according to teacher. Please browse our instructor bios to learn more about each instructor’s teaching style and influences. Feel free to ask for guidance at the front desk when selecting a class. When choosing, be mindful of the level of class that is listed beside the style.

Hatha Yoga (various levels)
Shanti Om’s Hatha Yoga classes are based on the classic and ancient practices with attention to alignment and the deeper layers of yoga. Hatha Yoga uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. There are many styles and levels of Hatha Yoga. Some use a specific series of postures; others use a flow of movements, while some may use props such as blocks or belts to assist a posture or maximize a stretch. All styles of Hatha Yoga, however, encourage proper alignment of the body and bring balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. 

Gentle Yoga
Our signature Gentle Yoga classes lead students into a calming and mindful practice. Great for beginners, people with physical limitations/injuries, or those who are looking for a relaxing or meditative yoga experience. These classes include detailed instruction on breath, body awareness, and alignment along with guidance on using props for support in postures. Classes are designed to help students gain more body awareness in order to facilitate a deeper experience of health. Gentle Yoga classes leave students feeling balanced, centered and peaceful.

Vinyasa Yoga (various levels) Vinyasa classes focus on flowing from pose to pose and linking the movement with the breath. These classes are used to build endurance, stamina, strength, and flexibility, while calming the mind.

Chakra Meditation & Yin Yoga In this class we will practice chakra meditation using the Bija mantras both out loud and in our inner voices. We will also practice Yin Yoga a little more deeply then you would expect in a normal yoga class. This class is perfect for people who want to start exploring the spirit and practices of yoga and meditation more deeply.

Restorative Yoga Please, come on in, find a comfortable seat on your bolster, smell the aroma, feel the vibration of the singing bowls. BE in your body. This restorative class offers the opportunity for you to FEEL your body. Using Singing Bowls, Aromatherapy, Sound and Breath, you will begin to explore parts of your SELF that have yet to be discovered. We hold poses for longer periods of time. The result is deeper flexibility, better awareness and an overall ability to just let go. Cozy Comfortable clothing is welcomed.

Slow Flow is a mindful and gentle introduction to the style of Vinyasa yoga. We will move through flowing sequences, such as sun salutations, at a slow and steady pace connecting movement with breath and utilizing props to support our practice. This class is ideal for those who are looking for an accessible Vinyasa class, students who are new to yoga, or anyone looking for a yoga class that moves at a gradual pace. Variations will be offered to support all levels and abilities. Everyone is welcome!

Mantra Meditation A special half hour of  sound meditation and silence. Take time to explore nada yoga, the yoga of sound, through group chanting and mantra repetition. Emphasis will be placed on opening the body in order to ground our sound and deepening the breath. All are welcome, no singing or yoga experience necessary. This morning sangha is by donation. All proceeds go to support ShantiOm Yoga center.

Community Yoga
These classes are offered as an affordable option for the varying levels and needs of the united yoga community. As in all level classes, we focus on linking breath with movement. Intensity and style vary by Instructor.

Sunday morning Community MeditationOur meditation class is open to all, no experience required. This 40-45 minute meditation class is based on the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda. Class starts with a short chant followed by guided Pranayama (breath practice) 3 rounds of Kapalabhati and 3 minutes of Nadi Suddhi which will lead you into 20 minutes of silent meditation. The class will end with a meditation reading from ‘The Golden Present’ and a peace chant. Donations go to Families for Children Orphanage-Combatore, India

Class Levels

LEVEL 1

For beginning students to learn correct alignment and breathing in basic yoga postures, ideal for those students who have completed the Beginner Yoga series.

LEVEL 1 & 2

For students who have attended Level 1 classes and are ready for a more advanced beginning class. The basic postures are presented in more challenging ways with a focus on the fundamentals of yoga.

LEVEL 2

Designed to take students to the intermediate level. More advanced postures and sequences are introduced requiring a bit more strength, stamina, and flexibility.

LEVEL 2 & 3

Students must be familiar with intermediate yoga postures, including inversions and backbends. More challenging and vigorous sequences are typical in these classes.