At the Yoga NoHo Center we care about your total wellbeing! We offer over 55 classes a week in both non-heated and far-infrared heated 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, super you programs, workshops, holistic educational trainings, retreats, and our international study courses. We are proud to team up with our wellness team and offer massage therapy, chiropractic, hypnotherapy, and naturopathic services. Have a question about your yoga practice? Please email Donna Davis at
Most styles of yoga originated from Hatha Yoga. In fact we don't use the word Hatha on our schedule because all of our classes come from a form of Hatha which is a foundation in deep alignment. Hatha is a sanskrit word that means "force", and translates to "movement or meaning."The word Hatha also represents, Ha (sun) and tha (moon), so you can think Hatha as representing the balancing of two opposite energies. According to the 15th century yogic text, the Hatha Yoga Pradipka, to be defined as a hatha class, the practice must include there elements: physical poses (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dyana). This means many types of yoga such as Bikram, Ashtanga, or Iyengar is a form of Hatha Yoga. The Hatha Yoga Class consist of holding postures to perfect alignment and heat in the body. This is a perfect all levels class.
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. At Yoga NoHo Center, we pride ourself on offering this powerful yoga practice to complete your yoga experience.
Gentle yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga that will guide you through a more gentle practice. At Yoga NoHo we honor the individuality of our teachers so you will get a different approach to each gentle class with the common goal of deep alignment, breath work, meditation. Some gentle classes will have some flow, but the focus is on alignment without vigorous flows, advanced inversions and arm balances. This class is perfect for the beginner or the experience practitioner looking to move slower and deeper to refine their alignment.
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 been around for hundreds if not thousands of years. But the 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.
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 we can keep the hardwood floors for a cleaner experience, the heat is so efficient that the radiant heat doesn't have to be at extreme high temperatures, so no need to be exhausted to obtain the benefits, and 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 Therapeutics 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 98 degrees.
Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy. Please join Nicole Marre' (certified Reiki master, and conducts Reiki teacher training) and her team every other Sunday night for a $10 Reiki class.
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.
Breath Work &Sound
Reiki & Sound
What is a Sound Bath? Sound Baths are on our schedule twice a month as a special event class. We offer a Sound Bath on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. We also offer Breath Work & Sound Bath on the 2nd Saturday of the month, and Reiki & Sound Bath on the 4th Saturday of the month. So what is a sound bath, you may ask? 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 Karen at .