Gentle, All Levels & Moderate Yoga

Heartsong Yoga, Kripalu  Yoga, Sheila Magalhaes, East Longmeadow, Springfield, Massachusetts Yoga Studio

Our Gentle, All Levels and Moderate Classes are taught in the tradition of Kripalu Yoga,
known as the "yoga of compassion". Our teachers have all been immersed this style of yoga, accessible to everyone and every-body. Many of our teachers are certified at the advanced level of this tradition.

All of our Kripalu teachers are influenced and inspired by a variety of teachers as well as other styles of yoga, and all maintain their continuing education in yoga asana (the physical practice) as well as yogic philosophy and history, or the "deeper practices" of yoga. Some of our teachers received their training somewhere other than the Kripalu Center, but are steeped in the essence of Kripalu Yoga, which we call "The Heart of Heartsong".

Beginners are always welcome to this class. Gentle classes are not just for new students, but are the perfect place for anyone looking for stress reduction, relaxation and ease. Classes offer postures guided as a "meditation in motion" with detail and support. They emphasizes adaptability and acceptance, and are especially welcoming for those who feel like they might not be “able” to “do” yoga or those who have injuries or other physical limitations. (Please contact us if you are concerned about any health challenges or have any questions picking out a class.) We offer Chair Yoga for those who want to practice yoga but are nervous about sitting on the floor.

All Levels:
An instructive sequence of creative warmups, followed by a variety of postures, breathing and relaxation techniques. Appropriate for all students, and beginners who are in good health are always welcome, as you will be led and guided throughout! 

A strengthening practice which includes longer holding times, more inter-connective flow between postures and an emphasis on internal awareness. New students who feel fit and strong are welcome to try Moderate Yoga any time, but remember that there may be less detailed instruction in these classes.