$10 Community Flow 1-2: Affordable Vinyasa flow class taught by Kava’s newly certified teachers from the Kava Teacher Training program. (Teacher rotates occasionally). Helps to have 3-4 classes under your belt before joining this class, just so you’re familiar with some of the posture names and shapes. Pace moves consistently but gently. Come hang out with us for only $10.
Yoga Strap Wall: Spend the entire 90 minutes working on the Yoga Strap Wall. Designed with safety, alignment and fun in mind. The amazing Yoga Strap Wall is one-of-a-kind in Long Beach and is built to support the back safely while creating traction & stretching tight muscles. It helps you discover new ways to find the proper “actions” in each posture, and it makes inversions more accessible and more fun. If you haven’t experienced it yet, you need to. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Smooth Flow1: The concepts in this class are simple, but we will still ask you to move. We instruct alignment of the body, and keep a flowy, continuous pace. The idea is to connect your breath to each posture, i.e. “Inhale arms up, exhale fold forward.” Instructive, with modifications offered. Rests encouraged. Helps to have 3-4 classes under your belt before joining this class, so you’re familiar with some of the postures.
Vigorous Flow 2: Work hard and keep breathing! Vigorous Flow is more of a workout than Easy Flow. More sun salutations and intermediate postures typically including an inversion, arm balance, back bends and lots of Warrior poses. Vigorous Flow teachers don’t expect perfection, but we do hope you are willing to be playful. Instructive, with modifications offered. You will sweat, and hopefully smile while you’re at it. A few months’ prior yoga experience is helpful.
Gentle Healing Yoga: A safe and nurturing space for each individual, regardless of physical ability, to draw awareness inward and meet our ever changing needs with kindness and compassion. Chairs are provided if you have trouble getting down onto the ground. Each class carefully and gently explores what's possible through the conscious linking of movement with breath. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Gentle Restorative Yoga: Trouble sleeping? Feeling anxious? It does take some effort on your part to get to Kava and sit on your yoga mat. But once you do, this class will settle your nervous system. Teachers create a calm environment with candles, music and very gentle yoga poses that are held for several minutes at a time. Perfect for beginners. Give yourself permission to relax!
Basic Hatha 1: Perfect for beginners! Basic poses are explained and proper alignment is taught to keep your body safe. If you’re recovering from an injury or just haven’t been active in a while, this is your class. The pace is slow, and our instructors know how to create modifications for anyone dealing with low back pain or other physical conditions. If you’re trying to just “start” – start here!
Strong Hatha 2: Beyond basic: If you've been doing yoga for a while, Strong Hatha will introduce more intermediate postures including inversions, arm balances and more Warrior poses. Moves at a slower pace than Flow, but includes the same challenging postures and focus on subtle actions in the body. Instructive, with modifications offered. Teachers are challenging but supportive. Come find out what your body is capable of!
Prenatal Flow: This is not your Mom’s prenatal class. You will move your body in this Flow-style class, but with all the modifications that make yoga appropriate for pregnancy. Taught by Long Beach’s only specially trained Prenatal Yoga teacher, even yoga beginners will be safe as you build strength, stretch all those muscles that feel tight and connect with your breathing (really important as you prepare for labor and delivery). Connect with other moms-to-be and ask our knowledgable instructor your questions about aches-and-pains that come along with pregnancy.
Yoga for Kids (Ages: 8-12): Yoga for Kids is a safe place to explore how kids can use body and breath to focus the mind. Emphasis will include proper alignment of postures, self acceptance, kindness, and fun.
Mindfulness and Yoga for Kids (Ages 5-8 yrs): Benefits of yoga include improved mind/body awareness, improved self confidence and self-esteem, respect for oneself and others, increased flexibility and strength, increased balance and coordination, increased focus and concentration, and increased calm and relaxation.