Here at Ebb n' Flow Yoga we regard an advanced yoga practice as a state of harmony between breath, body and mind. However, many students want to be aware of the level of physical rigor in a given class to help them qualify what is best for them on any given day.
Please use the level descriptors as a way to gauge what class is right for you based on your emotional, mental and physical bodies for that day, knowing that you can always choose to dial it up or tone it down no matter what class you choose.
Having a class open that is convenient to our schedule plays a big role in what classes we take. If you are truly concerned that a class may not be right for you, ask an instructor and they will give you an honest and professional opinion.
Level One - Perfect for those with little to no experience with yoga, or those that practiced previously and are coming back after a long break. It also invites experienced yogis that are choosing to simplify their practice that day or are recovering from an injury/physical impairment. If the latter is the case, please notify your instructor with specifics.
Level Two - Great for yogis who have taken a dozen or so classes and are curious to delve deeper. Those that are brand new to yoga can benefit here as well, especially if you are already engaged in a movemt practice or athletic activity (e.g. running, cycling). Be prepared to move a bit more and/or investigate more complex poses.
Level Three - Some yoga experience (*6mos.+) is recommended, as the pace will be moderate to fast and/or a variety of less common/more complex poses will be offered. Yogis that are less experienced but more comfortable in their body and looking to challenge themselves are welcome, as long as they can proceed with compassion for their emotional and physical bodies.
Level Four - Experience with yoga (*1 year) STRONGLY recommended and a desire to do arm balances/inversions encouraged (but not required). Above all, knowing when to dive in, back off, and take the middle road is a great tool to have when entereing a Level Four class.
* Suggested time frame. Doesn't have to be recent; many yogis practice for years and take long periods of time off but know they don't need a beginner class.