Styles of Yoga
Appropriate for all levels of experience, viniyoga is a therapeutic yoga practice that benefits every student. The repeated movements of this yoga style release tension in the upper, middle, and lower back and focus on relaxing the neck and shoulders. Every student is able to discover movements that benefit their body. Many students report a release of stress and a general sense of serenity and peace after the practice of viniyoga at Dragonfly 360 Yoga & Wellness.View Schedule
Based on the traditional style of yoga, hatha incorporates different techniques of directional breathing (pranayama), meditation, and a smooth sequencing of postures (asanas). Classes begin with several minutes of meditation and pranayama to calm and center the mind. The practice includes gentle to deep stretches at the start, progressing in a manner that offers many poses together in the seated, reclined, prone, and standing positions. Hatha builds warmth and strength incrementally in the body by slowly inviting the muscles and connective tissues to respond. Reaching the final resting posture of savasana — the bliss state of yoga (also known as the 8th limb) — and feeling relaxed from the energizing effects of the practice is the goal.View Schedule
Yin yoga is a practice that benefits the joints and connective tissues of the body with long, steady holds of poses. The student is asked to come into the posture and relax the muscles and is then invited to hold the pose for several minutes. Yin yoga is a slow and deliberate practice and is a wonderful complement to the quick, fast-paced, energetic (yang) systems of yoga. All levels of experience are welcome.View Schedule
In this gentle, all-levels practice, Dragonfly 360’s yoga instructors will explore a variety of dynamic and static yoga postures that increase flexibility, enhance relaxation, and recharge the spirit. Props are an integral part of restorative yoga, allowing the body to be supported in ways that allow it to “melt” into a posture. We will also hold many postures for several minutes at a time, connecting with the breath and encouraging the release of chronically tight areas of the body. Other techniques we will explore include visualization, guided meditation, and breathing techniques for relaxation and stress relief. No prior yoga experience is necessary for this class, and it is suitable for practice following your favorite morning yoga session.View Schedule
Vinyasa is an ideal moderate-level yoga style — connecting the postures (asanas) with breath-synchronized movements and building a great deal of beneficial heat. A special audible & focusing breath (ujjayi) is used to flow through the practice. The term vinyasa refers to the way this style keeps you moving from asana to asana — linking each pose to an inhale and an exhale. This therapeutic yoga style is sometimes also called flow yoga because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance.View Schedule
Hatha is an old system that includes the practice of yoga postures (asanas) and yoga breathing exercises (pranayama) — helping bring peace to the mind and body and preparing students for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. When combined with vinyasa, hatha-based postures (asanas) are intensified with a special audible & focusing breath (ujjayi) as you flow through the practice. This style is relatively gentle, slow, and great for beginners or moderate level students who prefer a more relaxed style where they hold poses longer. All levels of experience are welcome.View Schedule
Open to beginners as well as moderate and more advanced yoga students, ashtanga yoga is a physical and athletic vinyasa practice. Dragonfly 360’s ashtanga yoga instructors will help you practice a prescribed set of poses (asanas), channel energy through the body using locks (bandhas), and concentrate on singular points using gaze (drishti) in asanas. Handed down from the ancient teachings of yoga through K. Pattabhi Jois in India, ashtanga is designed to methodically open the channels of the body and mind by linking breath, posture, and concentration in a consistent practice.View Schedule
Hot vinyasa offers the same inner focus that is the core of yoga and the same spiritually uplifting attitude you will find in any Dragonfly 360 yoga session — but at about 95 degrees! Moderate to advanced yoga students can appreciate that hot is good when it comes to practicing yoga. Sweating is healthy and cleansing, and the high heat also helps increase the flexibility of muscles. Our instructors do a nice flow of basic yoga postures with a focus on purifying the system and increasing flexibility.
Unlike our other classes, drinking water at room temperature is encouraged in this class. We want to keep the body hydrated, but not cool down our core temperature, so NO ICE! Also, please bring a beach towel and of course your own mat. As you can imagine, most of us perspire heavily in this style of class. Please be sure that before attending a hot vinyasa session that you consider yourself “fairly fit”, with normal blood pressure and near your healthy weight. Your health and well-being are our primary concern; if you are unsure about joining a session, give us a call at (317) 344-9840, and we can help you make a confident decision.View Schedule
Called the “Yoga of Awareness,” kundalini yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that awakens your body, mind, and spirit. It accomplishes this by combining yogic postures and movements (asanas) with meditative focus, breath work (pranayama), and chanting (mantra). Kundalini yoga encourages self-acceptance at whatever stage you are in life. What’s particularly appealing about this style of yoga is its speed — kundalini yoga works very fast.
“You can either be above the energy of your life and ride it, or you can be below the energy, and it rides you. This is where Kundalini yoga fits in. It teaches you how to ride the energy.” –Yogi Bhajan
By using its techniques for only a few minutes a day, you can change your body, feelings, and thoughts noticeably and positively. Eventually, the entire patterns of your life can transform deeply. You’ll experience the benefits from your very first class, and everyone can do it!View Schedule
For expecting mothers with any level of yoga experience and at any stage of pregnancy (with physician consultation), prenatal yoga offers mothers an opportunity to surround their pregnancy with positive energy. Classes involve posture practice (asana) to build strength and stamina as well as breath work to increase the ability to focus and relieve tension. Prenatal yoga is the perfect preparation for labor.
Learn to be at ease in your body — as well as at ease in your mind — as you prepare for the intensity of childbirth. This holistic approach to pregnancy encourages prenatal bonding with other moms-to-be in the community as well as a rapid postnatal recovery. Prenatal yoga has also been known to help ease nausea, fatigue, ankle swelling, backaches, leg cramps, and depression. Check out a session, and embark on a journey to improved health and increased comfort levels before, during, and after the birth of your child. As with all of our yoga styles, we also offer private yoga lessons.View Schedule