Yoga Tree’s daily schedule includes English, Japanese and bilingual classes. Our focus is Hatha Yoga drawn from traditions that emphasize practicing with precise alignment. Our classes combine elements of classical yoga with a modern sensibility and continuous inquiry into the nature of mind.
Hatha Vinyasa (All-levels)
Suitable for beginners and everyone else seeking a better understanding of the foundations of hatha yoga, these classes introduce the concept of vinyasa, teach proper alignment — what Chuck Miller calls the “blueprint of asana” — and teach aspects of proper breathing, and basic pranayama and meditation.
Hatha Vinyasa II
In Level 2 classes, more difficult poses, including headstand, arm balances, and deeper twists and backbends, are introduced. Students are assumed to have a good understanding of proper alignment and to be in good physical condition. Longer pranayama and meditation practices are sometimes included.
Hatha Vinaysa III
At this level, students should have a solid understanding of alignment in standing and seated postures, as well as inversions and arm balances. It is assumed that students have a regular asana practice and are comfortable practicing headstand for at least 5 minutes and shoulder stand for more than 10 minutes.
Our Ashtanga classes are half-primary series classes. Classes taught by Maneesh employ the “blueprint of asana”as taught by Chuck Miller. For more information about our Ashtanga classes, please write to us via the Contact button on this page.
Occasionally Yoga Tree holds special series of yoga classes for kids. For information on upcoming classes, please write to us via the Contact button on this page.
Early morning “mysore-style” practice. Each student is free to do their own yoga practice, be it in the style of Ashtanga, Iyengar or others. Maneesh oversees the room in the hands-on style of his teachers, Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty. For students that want it, Maneesh offers extensive assistance and guidance.
Yoga Tree’s Prenatal Yoga classes are taught by Ronna Fujiasawa. Her classes teach how yoga is vital for a healthy pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and finally, the transition to a new stage in life as a mother. For information on Prenatal classes, please write to Ronna via the Contact button on this page.
Based on the teaching methods of Judith Lassater, our Restorative Yoga classes encourage a gentle opening and thorough relaxing of the body through long-held, prop-supported postures.
Focusing primarily on the hips, Kazuya Yanagimoto’s Stretch Yoga classes are a fluid combination of mellow muscle elongation and intense effort to hold deep stretches.
Yin practices target the connective tissue of the body rather than muscles, which are the usual focus of yogic asana practices. In yin classes, postures are held still for up to 5 minutes, allowing stretches to move beyond the muscular level to that of connective tissue, while encouraging the mind to reach a meditative state.
Yoga for Runners
Not only for runners, this class is for anyone seeking a rational use of yoga postures for maintaining a healthy balance of strength and flexibility.
Chae’s Yogalates class combines the practices of yoga asana and pilates for a complete workout. Each class is divided about equally between yoga and Pilates. For information on Yogalates classes, please write to Chae via the Contact button on this page.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the class starts to give yourself plenty of time to change clothes and prepare to practice.
In consideration of the teacher’s and other students’ time, please arrive to class on time and make sure your mobile phone is turned off.
Feel free to challenge yourself. Never feel forced to attempt poses you are not comfortable practicing. Remember: Yoga is intended to alleviate pain, not induce it.