Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

Browse through the class descriptions to find the type of yoga class that supports your journey to greater health and well-being!

General Yoga Practice

Gentle Yoga

A slower-paced yoga practice. These classes are perfect for people recovering from injuries, newcomers to yoga, or those who simply enjoy a gentle practice.

Yoga for Back Care

This yoga class is perfect for students who have back conditions and need a gentle modified practice. (Note: This class is not appropriate for acute back conditions.)

Moderate/Morning Yoga

Moderate classes explore intermediate level postures and breathwork, including various modifications to simplify or go deeper into the postures. Some yoga background is necessary.

Morning Flow Yoga

Moderate level flow yoga class to get your energy moving first thing in the morning! Some yoga background is necessary; although all poses can be modified as necessary.

Vigorous Yoga

A faster-paced class, vigorous practice includes more advanced postures and variations. Yoga experience required. Not suitable for students with injuries.

Specialty Yoga

These classes are designed for various populations, from prenatal to children to Seniors.

Yoga Basics

For beginners and ongoing students who want to refine their yoga posture alignment, and dive deeper into breath techniques and meditation. Taught at the easy moderate level.

Senior Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Perfect for Seniors and other students recovering from injuries. The class uses chair support for seated and standing postures.

Active Senior Yoga

A more active class for Seniors that includes both floor and standing postures. Students must be able to get up and down from the floor.

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga

This is a great class for preparing yourself and your baby for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. For mothers in their 2nd & 3rd trimesters. No previous yoga experience is necessary.
**Please email Carla to register for Prenatal Yoga.

Restorative Yoga/Yoga Nidra

Release deep-seated stress and renew your body, mind, and spirit in these special yoga classes. Practiced on the floor in postures supported by yoga props. Open to everyone.

Other MSY Classes


A floor Pilates class taught at the beginner – intermediate level. Strengthen your core and tone your whole body. A perfect complement to your yoga practice! Not suitable for people with back injuries.

Chair Pilates

Strengthen your core and improve your balance while toning your whole body. This version of classical Pilates uses a chair and other props to support and deepen the practice. A perfect complement to yoga.

Sculpt for Strength and Balance

A whole body fitness program that utilizes balance exercises, weight bearing routines, and low impact movements to help maintain and stimulate bone health in a safe way. Strengthens the whole body and improves balance.

Tai Chi

Building strength, improving balance, and increasing self-awareness, this ancient internal movement art form is a great complement to yoga practice.

Tai Chi – Level 1 (for Newcomers) – For anyone new to the practice of Tai Chi. Based on the Yang style of Tai Chi, you will learn short forms to improve strength, balance and mental awareness. No experience required.

Tai Chi – Level 3B (Beginning) – You will learn the short form of the Yang style of Tai Chi. You must have completed Levels 1 and 2 (beginning movements, plus Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail), or permission of the instructor, to take this class.

Tai Chi – Level 3C (Ongoing) – Based on the Yang style of tai chi, you will learn short forms and then the long form. Must have completed Levels 1 and 2, have prior experience, or the permission of the teacher.

“As a 45 year old teacher and a mom of two teenaged girls, what I seek most in my life is balance. Practicing yoga is the key to holding my life in balance. It is something that I practice for myself, my body, my mind, and with my community. Although I practice at home, appearing weekly on my mat at the studio is an appointment that I keep with myself. It’s my check-up: Where am I? What do I need? Am I feeling strong, flexible, scatterbrained, stuck? Taking a weekly class year after year affords me this. Yoga helps me grow balanced.” – Chris