New to Kushala
Are you new to Kushala, maybe new to yoga, but unsure of where to start and what to expect? We have all been there! And we are here to guide you towards an informed decision of how yoga at Kushala can best fit into your schedule, meet your individual needs, and improve your quality of life. Our studios offer many classes suitable for beginners through to advanced levels. Don’t be shy; our studios are welcoming, our instructors and staff are friendly, and our classes are diverse. There is a style yoga that is right for you.
If you have any questions about which classes are suitable for you, please contact us.
Choose the Right Class
Reserve Your Spot in Class
Next to each class on the schedule, you will see a button to “Reserve” the class, or “Notify Me” if the class is full.
When you reserve a class, you will need to purchase a pass to secure your spot. This can be a one-time drop-in pass ($17.50 or studio, $8 for online), a punch card, or another longer term pass.
A confirmation email for the reservation and pass purchase will be sent to you, once your purchase is complete.
If you’re taking a class online, make sure you have Zoom installed. You will received an email with a link to “Join the Class”.
We want to help make your first visit to Kushala comfortable. Please read our COVID-19 Safety Protocols. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to give yourself time to get settled. Come to the front desk, and our friendly staff will help you get familiarized with the studio. You will fill out a short waiver, be shown the facility, and we will answer any questions you have about your chosen class.
Please bring your own yoga mat.
Classes for Beginners
Here you’ll find a description of our recommended yoga classes for beginners.
You can also view our schedule to see the times that these classes run.
Yoga for Beginners – Learn the Basics of Yoga
This course will teach you the basic yoga poses and breathing techniques. You will gain an understanding of their postural alignment and overall benefits and modifications to allow you to practice them with confidence.
- all beginners
- those who would like to tune up their practice and learn the basics of yoga.
This class is pre-registered, and begins every 2 months. Read more about Yoga for Beginners
This class will include an all levels warm-up sequence, and will focus on the breath, encourage a slow pace, guide into gentle movements and stretches, in order to remove imbalances and bring back intelligence to the muscles, postural awareness and physical body.
- People with chronic pain conditions once their doctor has recommended gentle yoga.
- People unable to participate in general all levels Hatha yoga classes
Read more about Therapeutic Yoga
Yoga for Healthy Hips and Back
In this class you will learn and practice a therapeutic approach towards healing acute and chronic back pain. This class is suitable for anyone who is frustrated with back pain; all ages and levels are welcome. Where back pain sufferers may not find general classes appropriate for their needs, this class provides a slow-paced, safe environment to accommodate healing therapies through yoga for each individual.
- People working with injury or mobility issues in the hips and back
- Athletes or active people who need guidance to stretch and re-balance the body from higher impact activity
Read more about Yoga for Healthy Hips and Back
All Levels Yoga
In All Levels Yoga you will be lead through a well-rounded practice of yoga postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. Based in the tradition of Hatha yoga, this class combines elements of the time-tested practice with contemporary awareness of physiology and integrative health.
A special focus will be placed on aligning your body optimally in yoga postures (placement, rotation and engagement) to provide a foundation for good overall health. Props such as blocks, straps and bolsters are often used to enhance the postures and provide more comfort in your body. Our experienced instructors will teach postural variations to suit all levels.
- Individuals looking for a well-rounded class combining strength, flexibility, balance, and mental centering
- Individuals who are at minimum in moderate physical condition
Read more about All Levels Yoga
Deep Stretch Yin Yoga
In this class you will engage in long held passive postures designed to target the joints, bones and connective tissue. By keeping your muscles soft, you are able to release deep layers of connective tissue, greatly increasing your range of motion, and creating more ease in any style of yoga, and your life in general.
- Individuals with at least moderate mobility, who wish to deepen their range of motion
- Individuals in need of myofascial release caused by day-to-day activity or specific injury
Read more about Yin Yoga
Relax and Restore Yoga
Restorative Yoga is the most gentle healing form of Hatha yoga that is practiced with props, in reclined positions, to provide a supportive environment for total relaxation.
- Individuals who need a time and space to stop, breathe and relax in a supportive environment
- Individuals with chronic pain
- Individuals suffering from stress-related illness
Read more about Restorative Yoga
All Levels Pilates
Through various Pilates exercises, you will strengthen and tone your entire body while improving balance and co-ordination. The focus of this class is core stability and postural alignment. This emphasis is especially valuable in the alleviation and prevention of back, neck and joint pain. You will develop greater mobility, improved pelvic floor function and more efficient breathing.
- Individuals seeking to improve core stability, balance and postural alignment
Read more about All Levels Pilates