ABOUT OUR YOGA CLASSES
The ancient tradition of Yoga, which means union or harmony, is both a philosophical system and a science that offers us the opportunity to deepen our self-awareness through physical movement, breathing and meditation. The practice of Hatha yoga can lead to physical benefits such as improved cardiovascular functioning, stronger muscles and bones and increased flexibility. The benefits to the mind and soul are endless – the experience of quieting your mind and connecting with your breath leads to a deeper sense of well-being and balance. The yoga classes we offer in San Francisco Spa and Yoga Studio are endless in their possibilities.
Our San Francisco Spa and Yoga Studio, IO, offers our community grounded yoga classes, in the Vinyasa, or flowing style of Hatha yoga, which synchronizes movement with breath. We balance this with Restorative Yoga options as a compliment to more vigorous, flowing practice. With this pairing, IO students are encouraged to sweat, enjoy and challenge themselves, as well as begin to explore their inner life on the mat, which inevitably echoes into life off the mat. Please refer to the class descriptions below to find the class that is right for you.
YOGA CLASS LEVELS
OPEN Students of all levels can enjoy this class.
LEVEL 1 A great place for beginners as well as experienced students who want to get back to basics.
LEVEL 2 Previous yoga experienced required: At least ten Vinyasa classes prior to entry. Appropriate for intermediate students who are familiar with the Sun Salutations, standing and seated postures, and feel comfortable in twists, backbends, and inversions.
YOGA CLASS STYLES
An energizing power Vinyasa class with abdominal and back strengthening exercises to create a toned, balanced and strong center. Expect to tighten the core, heat the body, and challenge your edge!
Hatha Yoga uses postures (asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) to develop awareness, mental focus and relaxation. Through proper alignment and mindful movement of the body, Hatha Yoga facilitates balance, strength and flexibility. This class often includes holding postures for longer and deepening into those postures with breath and attention. It is also a class where students can learn more advanced postures with a slower, step by step process.
Power Hour / Power Vinyasa
An invigorating flow practice that will challenge your mental and physical limits. The sequencing is similar to a traditional IO Vinyasa class with breakdowns of advanced poses. Recommended for yogis who have taken 10+ Vinyasa classes.
This practice enables deep relaxation. Bolsters and blankets are used to support the body in various poses for extended periods of time. Especially good for stress relief, injury, pregnancy, and meditative purposes. Imagine these benefits as well as feeling at ease in the relaxing and mind opening city of San Francisco.
In this practice, students flow from one posture to another, synchronizing breath and movement. Often the class begins with sun salutations, standing poses, and balancing postures, then moves to seated forward-folds, twists, backbends and inversions. Exertion may range from mild to vigorous and emphasis may vary depending on each teacher. (For a perfect fit, please read the teacher’s biography).
Please send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Orange offers unique educational workshops and events focusing on various yoga and movement practices in the San Francisco location. Please visit our website or the bulletin board in the yoga lobby for a schedule and description of IO’s workshops.
60 minute Single Class for $14
75 or 90 minute Single Class for $18
5 Class Card for $75
10 Class Card for $140
20 Class Card for $230
Monthly Unlimited $140
60 Minute Private Yoga $105
90 Minute Private Yoga $155
New IO Yoga Students One Month for $49
All class cards are valid for 6 months, are non-transferable and non-refundable
WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS
Please bring your own yoga mat and hand towel. Yoga accessories and clothing are also available for purchase in our retail shop in San Francisco.