Class Types

Every class at BigToe has a "style" and a "level". These generally just provide an indication of how the class might be but it's ultimately up to the judgment of the teacher how they structure their class. Most experienced teachers vary the style and difficulty level based on the level of class participants.


Styles

VINYASA FLOW

As you move through synchronized breath and movement, these classes will likely leave you sweaty, open and inspired. Vinyasa Flow is typically characterized by sun salutations and a series of flowing standing and seated postures. Vinyasa classes generally consist of interlinked postures and create a movement meditation that reveal all forms as ephemeral.

ROOKIE YOGA

Rookie Yoga is a specially designed Vinyasa flow sequence that provides just enough challenge to those who:

  • Have never taken a Yoga class
  • Have taken fewer than 10 Yoga classes 
  • Want to get back into Yoga after a break
  • Feel it's a good time to explore the basics again

ALIGN & RESTORE

A delicious combination of a series of strength-building postures based on alignment principles followed by inversions and restorative poses to calm and reset the nervous system.

BODY POSITIVE VINYASA

Body Positive Vinyasa classes utilize warming mandala flow, mantra, generous use of blocks and blankets, free movement, and body-affirming meditations and journaling exercises to build strength, flexibility, and confidence in the bodies we have right now. Open level flow, in a judgement-free zone, accessible for most beginners, with a few challenges along the way for more seasoned practitioners.

CLASSIC MEDITATION

 


Levels

Level 1

A Level 1 class is suitable for everyone including beginners.

Level 1/2

Except for absolute beginners, a Level 1/2 class is suitable for everyone. Unless you're an advanced practitioner, you will also find many opportunities to take your practice to the next level in these classes.

Level 2

A Level 2 class is suitable for people with a regular Yoga practice. The teacher generally assumes familiarity with the basic Yoga terms and postures.

Level 2/3

A Level 2/3 class offers challenging poses and variations. Practitioners who have enough experience to go only as deep in a pose as their breath would allow will find this class suitable.

Level 3

Practitioners who have at least a few years of dedicated practice and are confident in their ability to listen to their body will find joy in a Level 3 class.