Yoga is not touching your toes. It’s what you learn on the way down.
Novo Yoga offers 58 yoga classes per week, most of which are practiced in our large heated main room. Our second room is used for non-heated classes, as well as seminars and other events.
As the year progresses, we will increase the number of non-heated classes, but If you have never tried hot yoga before, you really should. The heat allows for better stretching of your muscles and promotes profuse sweating, which helps eliminate significant toxins from your body.
A complete and engaging 60-minute practice that will provide the same benefits of our Hot90 practice while saving half an hour of your time. This Hatha Yoga class has more than 20 postures, with some repeated twice for cardio and exertion purposes. This is a great class for first timers, who will enjoy the breaks after each posture, as well as seasoned practitioners, who will use the most challenging asanas to break new ground in their practices. This class is heated.
Discover this beautiful practice of 40 postures and two breathing exercises, performed in a heated room and designed to work your core muscles with an emphasis on the abdominals. Learn new, interesting and challenging sequences in this beginner- to intermediate-level, quick paced, energizing practice that will tone your body and provide stretching, strengthening and cardio in about 70 minutes.
Build significant strength and concentration, as well as flexibility, with this 60-minute Ashtanga Yoga-inspired practice, where postures flow from one to another, connected by the breath. Learn sun salutation and follow the teacher’s intuition and creativity as you are guided through a yoga class that will likely be different every time you take it. This class is offered in both the heated and unheated rooms, depending on the class selected. Beginners are very welcome and can modify the few intermediate postures (level 2) if needed.
A 60-minutes class that combines well known static Hatha Yoga postures that traditionally provide focus, determination and patience, with shoulder-friendly power yoga combinations in which the postures flow harmoniously from one to another, achieving strength, stamina and flexibility. This practice has many elements and moves that will please and challenge beginners and intermediate yogis alike. Time will go fast. A good workout is assured, as all the major joints will be worked on and opened, without being overused.
A classical, 90-minute practice designed to develop strength, balance, poise and flexibility. The heat is useful and effective in stretching the muscles, as well as promote a natural cleansing through profuse sweating. This is a comprehensive class in which internal organs will be gently massaged and detoxified. The glandular system will be stimulated and the cardiovascular system will be challenged. Take this class to detoxify, lose unnecessary weight, and limit the effects of aging.
This 60-minute class combines energizing yoga postures with muscle-toning, calorie-burning exercises inspired by ballet workouts at the wall barre. This class is approachable and challenging for all levels—and no ballet experience is necessary to attend, enjoy and get noticeable results. We will use props to localize and intensify the muscles’ work and, at the discretion of the teacher, time may be spent on the floor strengthening the core with isometric movements that may involve the use of light weights. Challenge your balance, increase your strength, and broaden your flexibility with this unique class. This is a moderately heated class and music plays during this practice.
This 60-minute beginner class includes a great combination of static and dynamic postures performed with light weights. The practice is designed to build strength and tone the muscles, using isometric work found in traditional yoga, as well as isotonic contractions offered in modern workouts using weights. Although the main purpose of the class is to activate and bring definition to the muscles, the practice includes several opportunities for stretching, particularly during the standing series. For safety reasons we use neoprene coated weights of only 1, 2 and 3 lbs. The postures and the sequence is designed so those weights should be more than enough to challenge the muscles. We recommend starting with 1 or 2 lbs. until your body suggests otherwise. You may wear gym gloves if you prefer, but are likely not needed. Music plays during this practice.
A new way of presenting sculpt, Flow Sculpt is a hybrid class that combines the movement of Vinyasa Flow with the use of weights. As with the Novo Sculpt, the weights are low, at only 1, 2, 3 and 5 lbs., but the continuous movement and engagement of the muscles with the weights provides toning, strength, and the general feeling of a good workout. Music plays during this 60-minute practice.
Also known as Gentle Yoga or the Quiet Practice, Yin Yoga is the quintessential relaxing class. Yin Yoga derives its name from the Chinese Taoist concept of Yin and Yang. Yin is associated with calming, soothing, introspection, and an attitude of quiet acceptance. Practicing Yin Yoga is an attempt to gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissue that forms our joints. Connective tissue accounts for 50% of the resistance against our body's flexibility, compared to 40% provided by muscles. Connective tissue does not respond to brief, rhythmical stretches the way muscles do. For this reason, a fundamental characteristic of Yin Yoga is to hold the postures longer than other practices, but with most of the muscles relaxed.
This 60-minute practice is done all on the floor, with low soothing lights and less heat than other practices. Music plays during this practice.
This practice offers a unique and effective opportunity to slow down a frenetic life schedule, counter stressful situations, or just a chance to spend an hour doing quiet, introspective yoga.
Myofascial Release Yoga Therapy (MFR)
This fun and invigorating 60-minute class focuses on the release of painful trigger points throughout the body. The beginning of each class starts with a rigorous 10-15 minute warm-up, consisting of yoga postures combined with corrective exercise techniques. The following 35 to 40 minutes comprises the real work of the class: releasing painful and dysfunctional trigger points. Using a roller and an MFR ball, we will guide you to methodically pinpoint and release problematic areas of muscle tissue, areas that cause improper muscle function. The final 10 minutes is the cool down, with calming and lengthy stretches of the specific areas we focused on during the class. Ultimately, releasing trigger points throughout the body will increase overall functionality of the body and improve well-being. This class has less heat than the others.
This interesting 60-minute practice is focused on the Yang and Yin aspects of Taoism.The practice begins with Yang, 30 minutes of dynamic, external, warming flow postures that are upward in nature. The second half of the practice is devoted to Yin, with 30 minutes of calming, internal, cooling and relaxing postures that are held longer.Yang works the muscles and gets the blood circulating, while building strength and stamina. Yin slows down the pace and works on the dense connective tissues and joints. This is a true energy-balanced practice.
Yoga presented in a child's language can help counter the stress experienced by little ones living in a hurry-up world. Our children often live in a world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports. We usually don't think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. The bustling pace of our children's lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy—and usually not for the better. Yoga can help counter these pressures. When children learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, they can navigate life's challenges with a little more ease. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that's noncompetitive. Fostering cooperation and compassion instead of opposition is a great gift to give our children. Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Yoga brings that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface. Bring your kids (age 5 to 12) to this fun class that is conveniently scheduled at the same time of an adult yoga class. You and your kids will start and finish at the same time. 60 min - Non Heated