Yoga Next Door Class Schedule & Class Descriptions

Weekly Class Schedule

All of the Yoga Next Door studio classes are 60 minutes and live streamed through Zoom. Your health and well being are our top priority if you practice at the studio. In addition to cleaning between classes, a HEPA air purifier has been installed and doors and windows will be open as much as possible. Vaccinated students are currently allowed to practice in the studio without a mask. Non vaccinated student are expected to practice with a mask in the studio. Students are encouraged to bring their own mats and props. Studio yoga blocks & blankets are available.

Sunday4:30pmSlow Flow with Jessie
Monday6:00amWake Up & Flow with Jessie
Monday8:30amOnline Chair Yoga with Carmie
Monday5:45pmYin with Aleksandra
Tuesday9:00amVinyasa Flow with Jessie
Wednesday9:00amBeginner Hatha Yoga with Kasey
Wednesday5:45pmVinyasa Flow with Jessie
Thursday5:30amEarly Wake Up & Flow with Jessie
Thursday9:00amAdvanced Vinyasa with Kasey
Friday9:00amGentle Flow with Jessie

90 Minute Restorative Yoga classes are offered monthly. “Deep Rest Restorative Yoga” is the third Thursday of each month. For more information and to sign up go to the News & Events page.

Class Descriptions

Slow Flow

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Slow Flow combines the best aspects of Vinyasa Flow and Gentle Yoga. Slow Flow includes many of the same postures and transitions as a traditional Vinyasa Flow class but the pace is more moderate.  Slow Flow classes include longer holds with more time to work on alignment and strengthening.  Depending on the pose, longer holds also facilitate deeper stretching. Like Gentle Yoga a lot of emphasis is put on focusing on the breath in a Slow Flow class, which helps soothe the nervous system. The Slow Flow classes will leave you feeling limber, refreshed and calm.

“Jessie is the real deal as far as yoga instructors. She practices regularly and incorporates her knowledge to create a better experience for her students. She offers a variety of classes for students of all levels. Highly recommend. ” – TS

Gentle & Beginner Yoga

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Some teachers say, “Gentle is the new advanced yoga.”  In the Yoga Next Door Gentle and Beginner Yoga classes we slow everything way down.  Moving through yoga postures or asanas more slowly allows students to turn inward and focus on breath work and concentration.  The Gentle class is great for beginners because we move at a pace that facilitates attention to alignment and learning the key poses of Vinyasa yoga.  Each Gentle class provides a mix of supine, seated and standing postures with transitions that are accessible to most bodies regardless of age or flexibility level.  The variety in these classes provide opportunities for stretching, strengthening and balance work with prop supports and modifications as needed.

“Love the classes and the beautiful serene studio setting that we get to enjoy during our yoga practice. I have learned so much from Jessica during the last year and have gained strength and balance from our weekly sessions. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great yoga experience.” – PP

Wake Up & Flow

You will not regret getting up early for this yoga class! The Wake Up & Flow classes incorporate stretching and opening postures to get the body moving in the morning and progress in to a moderate flow to get the oxygen flowing and your heart rate up.  This class is open to all level students and the flows incorporate modifications and challenges as needed. Starting the day with yoga, breathwork and meditation will enhance your energy and focus all day long.

“Instructor with skills! Every class is unique and thoughtfully planned. I’ve attended morning yoga flow, gentle, restorative and special offerings. The studio is close by but Through zoom have practiced from my home and away when I visited my parents out of state.” -TP

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa style yoga involves flowing through a series of postures or asanas. The Vinyasa classes are the most physically challenging Vinyasa classes offered at Yoga Next Door.  The pace of the Vinyasa classes is faster and designed to build more “heat” in the body while maintaining the ability to synchronize breath with movement.  These classes incorporate more transitions from the floor, or grounded positions, to standing positions; for example kicking into Warrior one from Downward Facing Dog.  The Vinyasa classes also incorporate balance poses and more advanced modifications and postures as students are ready for them.

“I love Yoga Next Door!! Jessie’s Vinyasa Flow classes are well-paced and offer the perfect mix of strength, balance, and stretching. Her instruction is great and setting is beautiful.” – JS

Advanced Vinaysa Flow

Our Advanced Vinyasa classes involve a lot of core work and strength building. This class is for students looking to grow their practice and try more challenging poses. In this class you will safely learn and practice inversions, arm balances and other advanced Vinyasa poses all while increasing your flexibility and building a foundation for a strong and powerful body.

“The first class I took with Kasey she said we were going to do headstands and I thought she was nuts. A couple months later I can not only do a headstand easily, I also love them. Kasey has a way of pushing me to do things I didn’t think I was capable of . Her classes leave me feeling so empowered.” – LL

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a great way to continue to stretch, strengthen and work on alignment while being mindful and smart about our limitations. Doing yoga in a “chair provides a stable support allowing you to hold poses longer resulting in a deeper flexibility and strength.” – Delia Quigley. Chair Yoga classes include Cat, Cow and the motions of a Sun Salutation sitting in the chair or standing behind it and using the chair for balance and support. Poses usually done standing like Warrior 1 & 2, and Side Angle pose can also be done seated in a chair. Balance and strengthening poses like Warrior 3, Half Moon and Dancer can also be done using the chair as a support. These classes will incorporate some warm up and cool down stretches seated or supine on a yoga mat. These classes will mostly avoid table top position poses (on the hands and knees) and making lots of transitions on and off the floor.

“I’ve been doing Gentle Yoga and Chair Yoga classes remotely for several months. I can see that they are giving me much needed flexibility, as I can squat and bend in ways I couldn’t before. My husband always comments on Jessie’s calm, encouraging explanations. It is a lovely way to start my day!” – MC

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slower-paced, more meditative type of yoga. In Yin Yoga, the poses are typically held for three to five minutes or longer to target the connective tissues (such as the fascia & ligaments) rather than focusing on the muscles. All Yin poses are held on the floor. A Yin practice is a wonderful compliment to the active Yang Vinyasa classes offered at Yoga next Door. A Yin Yoga practice: calms the mind and body, reduces stress & anxiety, increases circulation, releases fascia which improves flexibility and improves joint mobility.

In the Yin yoga class “I get the stretching I need to counteract the hours of sitting at my desk and physical stress from running. The teacher guides us through postures with a calm demeanor, providing options for different poses, and makes everyone feel comfortable no matter what their level of expertise is. By the end of class, many aches and pains are gone. You feel refreshed and renewed.” – NN

Reiki Energy Work (offered in some Studio Restorative Classes)

Reiki is a form of energy healing. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a “universal energy” is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the client in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.