At the Yoga NoHo Center we care about your total wellbeing! We offer our Traditional non-heated and Far-Infrared Hot class styles. We go beyond the classes and provide personal assistance to you as you continue to enhance your mind, body and spirit. We offer classes seven days a week, workshops, teacher training, special events, sound baths, and retreats. We are proud to team up with our wellness professionals offering massage therapy, chiropractic, holistic counseling, and naturopathic services. Have a question about our offerings? Please email Donna Davis at
Hatha Yoga is the foundation for all of our classes. The word Hatha means sun / moon, referring to the solar energy or masculine principal. and lunar or feminine principal which brings union, and balance to your mind, body and soul. Known as the forceful yoga, all Hatha yoga classes include, postures (asana), breathwork (pranayama), mudra (hand seals), mantra (chanting such as Om), and in some cases cleansing techniques. We don't label our classes as Hatha because all of our classes are rooted in this foundation. Our classes of course will vary in style such as a power yoga class will have perhaps more speed and challenging arm balances than our gentle yoga class. At the Yoga NoHo Center all of our teachers are certified professionals with years of experience and can teach all levels in one class with the offering of assists, adjustments, and props. You will receive the attention you need to enhance your practice with knowledgable, caring teachers.
Hot Yoga Classes
Hot Yin Therapeutics
Hot Gentle Flow
Our Far Infrared Heated system is the optimal detoxifying experience. This type of radiant heat is cleaner, anti-bacterial, and super beneficial to the body because it heats the room with radiant panels. There is no forced air which causes dust to blow, no need for humidity so no chance of mold, and we can have hardwood floors for an optimal experience. Far Infrared heat has been used for over 20 years as a purification program for many illnesses. The Hot Flow class is a dynamic, linking breath with movement. The Hot Yin (deep stretch) will start with some spinal movement standing and then allow the body to stretch and strengthen the joints while holding yin postures for up to 5 minutes. This is great for flexibility and anyone with injuries. Our Hot Gentle Flow is usually conducted in candlelight and combines some flow with gentle movements. All hot classes do not exceed 103 degrees.
Kundalini yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, and was brought to the west in 1969 by Sikh leader Yogi Bhajan. This class is perfect for all ages and level of practitioners and is a nice compliment to the Hatha practice because Kundalini focuses more on the subtle body through deep breath work, meditation and the use of sound healing. The goal is to awaken the energy centers (known as chakras) though out the body to clear us from physical, mental and emotional blockage to protect us from disease and suffering. Join Chutney Berry who has been teaching for over 20 years and studied with Yogi Bhajan to guide you through this life-changing practice.
Vinyasa is derived from nasa, meaning "to place" and vi, meaning "in a special way." Although no two Vinyasa Flow classes are the same, our teachers at the Yoga NoHo Center carefully design their classes by carefully bringing consciousness to each movement and the transition of each posture into a smart flow. This class can be taught as an all levels class, but it is suggested to have some yoga experience so that you can move with ease. Vinyasa is from the Ashtanga lineage developed by Sri Krishnamacharya, who taught Patthabi Jois, who taught in Mysore, India in the first half of the 20th century. Vinyasa Flow is one of the most popular forms of yoga in the west and is becoming very popular in the east. Ashtanga is a set series of postures, while the vinyasa flow will vary with teacher.
Power Yoga is described as a vigorous, fitness-based approach to a vinyasa style yoga. This style of yoga is considered to be more of a workout but was originally modeled on the Ashtanga Yoga method. This term "Power Yoga" became common during the 1990's by Bryan Kest and Beryl Bender Birch who studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois as a way to make a practice more accessible to the western students. Each class may vary widely from teacher to teacher, but you can expect to find some intense flowing yoga, inversions and arm balances with minimal amount of meditation and chanting. Right now we don't have power classes on the schedule, but our Hot Flow Classes are powerful and will give you that extra feeling of power with the Far Infrared Heat.
Restorative yoga is the complete opposite of any form of a yoga workout. To create balance, calm our nervous system, and restore our mind, body and soul to live a balanced life, one must practice restorative every week. This amazing all levels class will completely rejuvinate you as you go through a serious of postures supported by props, held for a period of five to even 15 minutes long to passively open your body. The development of these poses is credited to B.K.S. Iyengar, author of the classic "Light on Yoga.". Judith Lasater, who studied with Mr. Iyengar and has been teaching since 1971, is credited for making this style of yoga popular in the west.
Yin Yoga has it's roots in Hatha Yoga, but the distinct style of Yin Yoga today was founded in the late 1970's by martial arts expert and taoist yoga teacher Paulie Zink. Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers studied with Paulie and made the Yin Yoga even more popular today. The goal of a yin practice is to go deep into the poses and stay for several minutes to access joints, connective tissues and bones rather than muscles. Both Yin and Restorative yoga are a softer practice; however, restorative allows the body to completely relax deep into the postures with the aid of many props, as for yin the practice considered more passive than a regular yoga class but your body is more active and you may or may not use props. This is an amazing strengthening and recovery class, a complement to your regular yoga classes, and you should add this to your weekly calendar.
Our Gentle or Gentle flow classes are a great class for all levels of yoga. Whether your brand new or a skilled practitioner, gentle yoga will give the student time to understand the alignment of each posture. In fact, the traditional Hatha style of yoga was to focus on holding each postures for at least 3 to 5 breaths to receive strength, flexibility and deep breath which enhances the practice. This is how you will build a deep foundation to build into the flow classes. The Gentle flow classes will have the same foundation and then add a bit of flow to the experience. All of our flow classes move through the flow with a focus on breath and alignment.
12 Step Yoga
Chutney Berry (K+12 Step Class) has been teaching her 12 step yoga class for many years. She just recently moved to the Big Bear Mountain area but still conducts her 12 step classes online. Please contact us and we can connect you with Chutney. Heathor Kulber teaches our weekly sound baths and is also a master at drum circles and teaching drumming. If you are interested in a private sound baths, drum circle or drum lessons contact us at email@example.com.
Our Master Class is taught by one of our senior teacher, or a guest teacher who is respected as a master of yoga. This class is ninety minutes long and will take you deeper into your practice.through advanced breath work, and asanas (postures). It is recommended that you have some yoga experience to take this class. This class isn't on our regular schedule, but from time to time you may see the Master Class as a class option.
Weekly & Monthly
Breathwork & Sound
What is a Sound Bath? We offer a Breathwork with Sound Bath on Wednesday night for the cost of a regular class and then Monthly specialty Soundbaths. We offer a Sound baths vary in several ways as far as the instruments used, there may be some breath work or a restorative yoga component to it, but the most important aspect of a sound bath, is to heal your body through the vibrations of sound. Used for thousands of years, we are now understanding that sound can be used as a healing tool. Expect to completely relax to the sounds of Singing Bowls, Gongs, Harp, Flute, and Drums. There have been many cases of people feeling the benefits for days after the Sound Bath. We also offer private party sound baths and healing sessions. Go to events to book the sound bath, for private events contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org.