Class Descriptions


At the heart of CCY are our yoga classes. We’re proud to offer a wide range of styles, including everything from fluid Vinyasa to strength-building Forrest to releasing, therapeutic Yin to slow-it-down Gentle. We also offer specialized classes for kids and pre- and post-natal mommas. Unless specifically indicated, our classes welcome and cater to students of all levels, from first-timers to yoga veterans.

Not sure where to start? Looking to mix it up and try something new? Here’s the scoop on each of our class types. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need a recommendation.

 
$5 CASH-ONLY Vinyasa
$5 CASH ONLY Vinyasa - Community Class. This is a vigorous yoga class that moves through poses with the pace of your breath. The class is designed for all levels with modifications offered to take the class at your own level and ability on any given day. The sequence of each class will build towards a challenging a peak pose(s) to stimulate both the beginner and advanced practitioner as well as the kid at heart. This class will be sweaty and fun and will challenge students of all levels. (Class cards and credit cards not valid)

Core Flow
Core Flow will restore and strengthen all muscles in the core. The class is suitable for all levels and will consist of breath work to engage deep abdominal muscles, yoga poses linked to breath which activate and condition the core, as well as deep stretching and strengthening of the muscles that work closely together with the core to achieve maximal benefit.

FUNdamentals
New to yoga, or looking to get back to the basics? Yoga FUNdamentals provides both the beginning student and the seasoned practitioner a place to focus on common postures and transitions, that lay the foundation for Hatha yoga. Classes will focus on alignment and will include imaginative strength building exercises to prepare the muscles for the intensity of the major yoga asanas included in a vinyasa flow class. Expect clear instruction and individual assistance, as well as music to keep the environment light and playful. You don't need to be able to touch your toes in this class… all you need is an open mind & heart.

Flow and Restore
Flow and Restore combines the best of Vinyasa and restorative yoga, resulting in a practice that will leave you simultaneously peaceful and renewed. This class begins with a grounding lunar flow to unwind the body and build heat in the muscles and ends with a restorative sequence with a deliciously long savasana, thus preparing the body and mind for a night of good sleep. Whether you are recharging for the week ahead or looking for a mid-week break, you do not want to miss this! 

Forrest Yoga
Forrest Yoga is a deep, inspiring practice that integrates different styles of yoga to build strength, gain flexibility, and awaken the core. Its intent is to create a sense of liberation in one's body, along with a powerful sense of self. Forrest Yoga emphasizes: activating the core to become strong and centered; intentional and focused breathing to oxygenate the body and engage the senses; and creative and intelligent asana sequencing to invigorate the body and nourish the spirit. All bodies and all levels are welcome. This class is heated to 80-85 degrees.

Forrest-Inspired Vinyasa
A vinyasa class drawing from the Forest practice to heat up the core and bring alignment and awareness to your asana postures. Forrest Yoga focuses on activating the core to become strong and centered; intentional and focused breathing to oxygenate the body and engage the senses; and creative and intelligent asana sequencing to invigorate the body and nourish the spirit. All bodies and all levels are welcome.

Foundations of Forrest
Foundations of Forrest both prepares new yoga practitioners for an all-levels Forrest yoga class and is ideal for the practitioner in need of a slower-paced class to aid in healing injuries and reducing chronic pain. Through careful, intelligent sequencing, this class offers tools for releasing tension in the neck and shoulders, building core strength to relieve back pain, and generating an overall sense of well-being and self-awareness. The attention paid to breath and sensation will leave you feeling energized, focused, calm, and renewed.

Free Outdoor Yoga at Minot Rose Park
What better way to celebrate summer than by greeting the day with an hour of yoga in the sunshine? Every Saturday this summer from July 12 through August 30, Coolidge Corner Yoga and The Brookline Departments of Health and Parks and Open Space will be co-hosting a free all-levels Vinyasa flow at Minot Rose Park in front of its beautiful rose garden. Don’t miss out on this chance to practice with your favorite CCY teachers, bond with Brookline community members, and enjoy the opportunity to practice yoga in the great outdoors. Wear comfy clothes, bring a bottle of water, and come prepared to start your weekend with movement and fun!

Freedom Flow
Cultivate and celebrate freedom through movement by coming to your mat in honor of the holiday. This mindfully-aligned class will be inspired by the sweetest parts of modern vinyasa, traditional hatha, and Forrest Yoga, promoting decompression, opening, strengthening, and lengthening, ultimately allowing us to live more freely in body, mind, and spirit.

Gentle Flow
This class is designed to use a combination of breath, meditation, asana, and gentle movement to aid in healthy aging, to gently introduce yoga movement to the body post injury, and for anyone generally looking to introduce gentle yoga movement into their life. Gentle Flow will encourage students to direct their focus inward while practicing accessible standing, seated, and reclined postures that support a connection to the breath, healthy range of motion, balanced nervous system, and greater mind/body awareness. Students will experience less vigor in this class than in other flow classes, while being offered more movement than purely restorative and yin practices.We hope that students will leave each class feeling grounded and renewed, with a deeper sense of connection to self. All levels and abilities are welcome.

Kids Yoga Lab
Yoga Lab (ages 4-10) is space where children can investigate and explore yoga, breath and movement. Every class will include flowing sequences, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and a closing circle. The addition of music, storytelling, art, and group games will be sure to capture and hold kids attention. Age and intensity level variations will be suggested throughout the class to accommodate all of the students.

Mindfulness Moment ($5 drop-in)
Ever thought about trying meditation, but have felt overwhelmed or unqualified? According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, a restless body, wandering mind, and out of control emotions are all you need to get started. Which means that most of us are more than qualified! Here, students will learn and practice the foundational elements of mediation, in addition to other techniques that can be easily implemented into daily life for more peace and presence. We will practice the same technique for four-week increments in order to really engrain these ideas into our meditation practice and into our lives. Drop-ins of all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Prenatal Yoga
Prenatal Yoga is geared toward expecting moms and will offer a safe yoga class during this time of tremendous change in the body. This class will offer a workout, focus and connection on breath for relaxation, as well as support and community during this exciting time for expecting moms.

Restorative Yoga
In this class, students will focus on longer-hold postures that are supported by bolsters, blankets, and yoga blocks to help sustain them. This class aids in slowing down, restoring the body’s natural rhythms, and physically and mentally grounding.


TriUne Master Class ($20 Drop-in)
TriUne Yoga is the unification of ballet, pilates and yoga asana, all in one. It integrates the flowing transitional movements and attention to detail and alignment found in ballet with the athleticism of fitness and the core focus found in Pilates, all captured within the framework of yoga asana and breath. It is the unique union of the underlying Truth found in all classical physical disciplines. Just as we are three part beings, Spirit, Soul and Body, so does TriUne mirror that three part reality. As it is in the natural so it is in the spiritual.

Urban Beatz
This invigorating, all-levels Vinyasa flow is set to loud, upbeat music ranging from hip-hop to deep house. Held in a heated room, the sequences will work into deeper back bends, inversions, and arm balances. This moving and inspiring class will foster a fun and light-hearted atmosphere in which students can build strength and explore more advanced asana.*Please note that some songs in this class may include profanity.

Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga is a vigorous yoga class that moves through poses with the pace of your breath. The class is designed for all levels with modifications offered to take the class at your own level and ability on any given day. The sequence of each class will build towards a challenging peak pose(s) to stimulate both the beginner and advanced practitioner as well as the kid at heart. This class will be sweaty and fun and will challenge students of all levels.

Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is a quiet, meditative practice that uses long-held passive poses to enhance and renew the body’s vital energy, prevent joint rigidity and immobility, and nourish the body at the cellular level. Yin aids with digestion, muscle repair, organ detoxification and emotional processing. The long held postures allow the connective tissue (ligaments, tendons, joints, and fascia) to strengthen, and with a consistent practice you will notice postural improvement, increased ease in movement and an overall balanced being. This is the perfect complimentary practice to any strength building or cardio exercise as well as an active Yang or vinyasa practice. It is also great for anyone recovering from injury or illness and pre or post -natal. Please note that this class is held at room temperature to increase the effectiveness of the practice - socks are welcome.

Yoga for Athletes
Looking to take your training to the next level? In this yoga class designed for athletes you will learn useful tools to further your training and compliment your existing athletic endeavors. We will use yoga to improve strength, flexibility, range of motion, mindfulness and determination, resulting in better performance in your sport pursuits, a cleared mind and an overall transformation in how you can use yoga as a tool to provide success everywhere else in your training, and in life.

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