Yoga means the union of body, mind and spirit. Hatha yoga is a special branch of yoga designed to bring balance and harmony to the physical body which is the foundation and catalyst for vitality of mind and evolution of the spirit. Thousands of years old, it is the perfect exercise for a lifetime of fitness. “Hatha’s true translation is: “forceful yoga”. This doesn’t mean you are forcing the practice, or struggling, it means you are practicing with intention.
Hot 90 – Original Hot Yoga
Original Hot Yoga is based on the Bishnu Gosh Linage of 26/2 which is a demanding series of 26 specific postures and 2 breathing exercises suitable for all levels. The series is designed to work the entire body in 90 minutes with postures practiced in 105 degrees. The sequence of the postures works synergistically and cumulatively, each preparing the body for the next. This energizes a sedentary lifestyle, heals damage from high impact sports, and slows normal deterioration that comes with aging. The body returns to a more balanced state of health. Instructors teaching the Original Hot Yoga method have attended an intensive 9 week teacher training and have graduated with full credentials. yQ is the ONLY studio in Tulsa that offers this healing style of yoga.
Hot 60 – Hot Yoga
A condensed Hot 90 class for those times when life prevents you from practicing for 90 minutes. Class sequence may vary depending on teacher.
Why is the room heated?
The temperature increases blood flow to all areas of the body, which is essential in distributing oxygen and removing toxins. The heat facilitates deeper stretching and reduces the chance of injury. A persistent practice strengthens the cardiovascular and immune systems, improves skin appearance, and reduces joint pain. Although the body has many organs to help move toxins out of the body, the sweat glands move 80% of the load! Don’t let the heat deter you from trying this yoga. You live in Oklahoma, it’s not a big deal and your body will love it!
Hot Vinyasa / Vinyasa
“Vinyasa” is a Sanskrit word meaning “to place in a special way”. The most common definition is “linking movement to breath.” Generally, Vinyasa is used as a noun to describe the sequence of poses that are performed between Adho Mukha Svanasanas (downward facing dog) as part of a Surya Namaskara (sun salutation) sequence. Hot Vinyasa is ideally practiced in a room heated to approximately 78 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the teacher. Hot or not hot; you can expect a flowing class that contains Pranayama, sometimes music and a variety of different poses, all teacher’s choice.
A class designed for the new student based on the same principles as above. This will be a non-heated class.
Mixed Level Vinyasa Flow
Is a mixed flow class that utilizes gentle and strong movement with breath that gives tools for students to explore and develop their practice in a creative safe environment. The class is taught in a bilingual setting with a heavier emphasis on the Spanish language, and the class is inviting for all who want to learn Spanish in a yoga setting or practice in Spanish.
Vinyasa Flujo de Mixto Niveles
Es un clase mixto que utiliza movimientos suaves y fuertes junto con la respiración para dar las herramientas por los estudiantes de investigar y desarrollar su practica en un espacio de seguridad. La clase es ensenada en español y ingles con mas énfasis en español. Es una oportunidad para aprender y practica en español a todo niveles de estudiantes especialmente los principiantes.
Vinyasa flow yoga with emphasis on strength and alignment. You will improve body awareness and learn functional movement patterns, and sometimes play with arm balances or inversions. This class is challenging but good for all levels.
Yoga for the joints, not the muscles. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Postures may be held for as long as 5 minutes. Music is a part of this practice.
Yoga For Every Body
A gentle blend of yoga, tai-chi, and other practices, combining simple and effective movements to maintain and enhance our wellness. Easy, casual and accessible to all levels of ability, with modifications for each individual’s needs, we focus on flexibility, balance, relaxation, and stress relief.
A gentle flow class, evenly structured and non-heated. Everyone is welcome! Props are available to accommodate most needs. Music may be used.
It’s about slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching. During these long holds, your muscles relax deeply. It’s a completely different feeling from other types of yoga classes since props are used to support your body instead of your muscles. Restorative classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress. This class is not heated and music is used.
All Yoga Classes in Studio A $10 (Exception – Restorative Class $15)