FTY&W offers classes that are suitable for anyone interested in yoga – from brand new beginners to lifelong practitioners. In addition to the class descriptions below, classes on the schedule are assigned a number designation:
I = Beginner II = All Levels III = Intermediate/Advanced
Some classes are studio staples while others are spotlighted throughout the year. Visit our Schedule to see what’s on offer this week.
HOT class – purple | COOL class – turquoise
Barkan is a style of Hatha yoga practiced in a heated room, promoting upper body strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health. It is designed for students of all levels seeking a challenge. Postures are linked together and move smoothly from one pose into the next. You will develop increased strength, flexibility and concentration while reducing stress, anxiety and depression. The Barkan method combines many of the familiar Bikram Method poses with Vinyasa flow.
Join Astrid for an hour of FREE All-Level Vinyasa at West Meadow Beach in East Setauket. Classes meet during late spring through autumn, temperatures permitting.
Foundations of Yoga
This class includes Yin (static poses to improve joint and connective tissue elasticity) and Yang (poses using balance, strength and alignment) yoga postures, breathing techniques, guided meditations and Yoga Nidra. Postures are broken down in great detail and props are used to demonstrate a variety of modifications for all levels of ability and flexibility. Each class offers postures relating to specific anatomy. This is a great class for refining your practice, for newcomers and for using yoga to recover from injuries in a safe and accessible way.
Hatha Yoga concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses body postures, breathing techniques , and meditation to help you develop a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. There are hundreds of postures and variations which work to make the spine supple and to promote circulation in all the organs, glands, and tissues. Hatha yoga postures also stretch and align the body, promoting balance and flexibility.
Hot yoga is a therapeutic sequence of Hatha yoga postures practiced in a heated room. It is considered a stationary sequence which means that you come back to a stationary stance between postures. It is ideal for beginner and advanced students as the focus is on building a solid foundation and understanding proper body alignment. The benefits are similar to those of Barkan and Bikram.
Using movement, breath and mindful practices, kids work on cultivating body awareness and emotional self-regulation. Yoga games, songs and group activities help kids build confidence as they explore their physical and emotional bodies. This fun and engaging class helps kids gain flexibility and strength in a supportive, non-competitive environment. This class is for kids ages 5 to 9 years old.
Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It harnesses the mental, physical, and nervous system energies of the body and puts them under the domain of the will, which is the instrument of the soul. It precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, postures and meditation to anchor the vibration of health and wholeness. It brings balance to the body, mind, and spirit.
Prenatal Yoga uses postures, breathing, and meditation to help you connect to yourself and your baby. A regular prenatal Yoga practices creates a feeling of well-being in your blossoming body and eases pregnancy, delivery, and the after effects of birth. The classes create strength, focus, flexibility and awareness through a gentle practice designed especially for the pregnant woman’s needs. Mindful meditation and breathing exercises help to prepare for birth and beyond on your journey into motherhood.
Restorative yoga is a delicious way to relax and soothe frayed nerves using bolsters, blankets, and blocks to prop students into passive poses so the body can experience the benefits of a pose without having to exert any effort. More rejuvenating than a nap, Restorative Yoga uses the power of the body and breath – coupled with positive affirmations – to rest the mind and restore the body.
Vinyasa yoga is a flowing practice in which the breath, mind and body are consciously connected. Yoga sequences smoothly transition from pose to pose, with the intention of linking breath to movement. No two vinyasa classes are the same, and a great practice for those who crave variety and expanding personal physical limits.
In a Warm Vinyasa class, each movement is synchronized to a breath in an 80 degree room. The breath anchors you as you move from pose to pose. Heat allows for muscles to ease through their full range of motion, improves circulation and metabolism and strengthens the cardiovascular system. Sweating aids in detoxifying the body and rejuvenates the skin.
Yin Yoga focuses on the connective tissues of the body through postures that are held in stillness and mindful awareness for several minutes at a time. A perfect complement to more yang styles of exercise – such as flow yoga, running, skiing or biking – Yin Yoga addresses tightness and toxins in the joints, connective tissue and fascia through poses that are equally challenging for the mind and body. The result is not only more lubricated and flexible joints, but also a greater sense of balance, peace, and calm. Props make the practice accessible to people of all abilities. Yin Yoga is appropriate for beginners and those new to yoga.
Yoga with YOU in Mind
Family Tree Yoga & Wellness strives to serve ALL facets of our community!
Seniors, Business Development groups, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and other organizations will learn about wellness, flexibility, positive body image, cooperation and stress management through yoga. Classes are offered for every AGE and ABILITY level and include music, movement, relaxation and group activities. Classes can be designed to compliment any theme or as an introduction to yoga.
To book a yoga class, series or workshop for your group, please call the studio at 631-656-0718 or email us at email@example.com.