Unless otherwise noted, studio rooms are kept at approx. 72 – 76°
Slow Flow (Beginner-Friendly)
This slow flow vinyasa class will ease beginning Yogis into the structure of a flow class. Focus on breath and alignment, breaking down poses and providing adjustments to help students translate verbal cues to muscle memory. Props and modifications will be used, allowing each student to find the right version of a pose for their body. “Demystify” and practice flow, preparing students to enter an All Levels flow class with confidence! This class is also ideal for any Yogi wanting to hone their alignment or just enjoy a slow flow, as well… not just for Beginners!
Vinyasa All Levels
The focus is on integrating your yogic breathing, proper alignment, settling the mind, finding balance. Energetic, but with a less intense pace than Vinyasa Power Flow, allowing the student to deepen into each pose. Honor your body and your practice, and flow your own way.
Teen All Levels Yoga (Ages 13-17)
•Build Inner & Outer Strength
•Maintain Emotional Balance
•Experience Deep Relaxation
•Become More Connected to Your Body
•Perfect Complement for All Athletics
Vinyasa Power Flow
Our most energetic Flow class. Warms the body, awakens the spirit, gets the heart beating, helps build full-body strength, and allows the muscles to stretch. Plenty of flow and opportunities to try more advanced poses if you wish. Sweat, breathe, find your edge. Accessible for most levels with self-modification – guide your own practice to intensify or moderate.
60 Minute Power Flow Yoga & Meditation
Jump start and energize your day with 45 minutes of power vinyasa followed by 15 minutes of meditation. This will be a simple meditation where we sit silently and focus on the breath. No previous experience with meditation is necessary. In this stillness, we will compassionately observe as the mind wanders away from the breath and gently guide it back. Each time we notice that the mind has wandered and bring our awareness back to the breath, we strengthen our ability to stay present. In her book, Real Happiness” The Power of Meditation, Sharon Saltzberg quotes Richard Davidson, Ph.D, founding director of University of Wisconsin’s Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) who states that “meditation can remodel the brain to strengthen the qualities that psychologists say are critical components of happiness: resilience, equanimity, calm, and a sense of compassionate connection to others.” You will love what this early morning practice will do for your day!
Power (Warm Room 85-90°)
The class is designed to help you detoxify, enhance your flexibility, and improve your circulation. This invigorating power flow will take place in a room GENTLY warmed to approximately 85 to 90 degrees. Be prepared to sweat your tension out! Bring a towel (a hand-sized towel, and a yoga mat-sized towel if you wish), and water to keep yourself hydrated before and after class. Come bring warmth and vitality to your body, mind and spirit!
Power Flow & Sculpt Fusion (Warm Room 85-90°)
Come try a dynamic fusion of power yoga, body sculpting, static postures with long holds and deep stretching. Strengthen, balance, detoxify, build stamina and exhilarate the body with the emphasis on the unity of prana and movement to create an embodied state of rhythmic flow. This journey allows students to see what their heart will deliver when the practice is deep and unrestrained. Power Yoga Fusion class is a perfect balance of work, sweat, stretch and Ohmmmmmmm! There will be modifications and variations offered for all poses so that the intensity and challenge is up to the individual to explore new boundaries and find the next level of practice.
Breath & Beats – Powerful/Meditative Flow
A Vinyasa-style class with emphasis on alignment and breath… a powerful moving meditation against a backdrop of hypnotic & soothing beat-driven music. This class leans toward the power spectrum while allowing you time to turn your focus inward. You will be challenged physically and mentally as you mindfully enter each pose, live in the pose, and exit the pose while exploring breathwork. The emphasis on breath will initiate and sustain your movement, offering you the opportunity to be with what is. You will leave feeling nourished, supported and prepared to conquer the day!
90 Minute Power Flow w/ Crystal Bowl Sound Bath & Extended Savasana (Warm Room 85-90°)
The class is designed to help you detoxify, enhance your flexibility, and improve your circulation. This invigorating power flow will take place in a room GENTLY heated to approximately 88 to 90 degrees. Be prepared to sweat your tension out! Bring a towel (a hand-sized towel, and a yoga mat-sized towel if you wish), and water to keep yourself hydrated before and after class. Come bring warmth and vitality to your body, mind and spirit! The practice closes with an extended savasana while soaking in the healing sonic landscape of a crystal bowl sound bath.
In this Fluid Yoga® Vinyasa Flow class, we will dynamically link the flowing nature of the breath with mindful, continual movement and creative sequencing. This heat-building vinyasa flow will not only increase strength and flexibility, but also train the mind to be more content and relaxed throughout the most difficult challenges on and off the mat. Using the classical elements as inspiration, we will become grounded and refine our balance with the earth, explore flowing movement and grace in the manner of water, ignite fire within our bodies through core strengthening and detoxification, and empower the air flowing within us through breath control and mind training. All classes end with a guided savasana, to embrace our space element and rejuvenate the spirit. The ultimate goal is for students to leave class feeling peaceful, powerful and full of bliss. Come prepared with an open mind and mindful approach. These classes are ALL LEVELS.
SPA Yoga® is a slow-flow, floor-based, whole-body sensory experience based on Fluid Yoga sequencing. In this all levels class Lia will guide you through a mindful practice engaging all of the senses. Starting with Pranayama, and then moving through postures that progressively open the body and focus the mind. Gently building heat, and offering gentle assists throughout class, we will prepare for longer holds and deeper stretches on the floor. Class will end with an extended guided savasana, as you immerse yourself in newly recovered space in both body and mind. With candlelight, soothing music, and the element of touch, be prepared to feel like you just stepped out of the SPA!
Ashtanga For All
This class is an opportunity for those new to Ashtanga to practice at a slower pace and shorter length than is typical of a full led primary class. Each class begins with Sun Salutations and Standing Poses followed by a selection of seated postures, the closing sequence and savasana. Deborah offers many options in every pose to allow individuals to explore the postures in ways that are most beneficial to their bodies. Every person’s practice can be more or less challenging depending on an individual’s needs and experience. The option of teacher assistance is also available if desired. You can expect to be guided and encouraged in a practice that is centered on your breath and as much as possible, by the mindful connection of your breath to your movements. Deborah invites everyone with some experience in yoga to explore this style of yoga that was designed to foster health and well-being for all. Read the Article “Ashtanga Is Vinyasa!”.
Experience harmony and balance through this mindful practice designed to reduce stress, release tension and promote relaxation. Emphasis on self-awareness, breath, and honoring the body. No Yoga experience is required. Ideal for beginners, and/or those with injuries.
Yin yoga is the perfect balance to our fast-paced yang-style lives! It is a slower, more meditative practice characterized by gentle postures held for several minutes. These postures are designed to release tension and gently rehabilitate the muscles and connective tissues that make up our joints.
Read: What to Expect in a Hatha Yoga Class
Prepare to turn inward. This no-flow style yoga class, provides opportunity for you to spend time in poses to explore greater awareness of the body, play with variations of a pose, and reflect on where the mind goes in periods of stillness. Class begins with a meditation exercise and breath work, then we warm up the body with simple exercises or sun salutations. From there we will work to align body systems through purposeful movement in standing, seated, and supine poses. Time is spent in each posture followed by periods of brief relaxation and reflection. An extended final relaxation provides time to clear the body of any remaining stuck energy or thought-patterns. This class is open to all levels of yoga practice. Variations of poses will be offered, and props are encouraged. The option for hands-on assists is available, but not necessary for the practice. Leave refreshed, recharged, and ready for your yoga off the mat.
Restorative yoga is a practice of slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching, gentle assists and quiet breath. Using blankets, bolsters and blocks to assist in longer holds, restorative yoga gives you a sense of peace and calm in an otherwise busy world. This gentle, therapeutic flow provides students the space and encouragement they need to slow down and allow the breath to support the body. Give your body the safe space and downtime it needs to calm the nervous system and find a sense of peace in stillness.
Increase your flexibility and soothe your nervous system in this Yin Restorative class. With no standing poses, Yin Yoga offers similar pacing to Restorative yoga. Yin challenges you to cultivate a meditative mind while holding deep passive stretches that don’t just stretch the muscles, but give the fascia, ligaments and tendons a chance to open and restore the natural flow of energy (prana). This class ends with the bliss of several supported and restorative poses and is appropriate for the beginner to the most advanced student.
Candlelight Gentle/Restorative Yoga w/ Extended Savasana
Come back to your center and rediscover your natural inner peace with yoga by candlelight. This rejuvenating practice will ease you gently from your day by shifting your focus inward through a grounding opening meditation, followed by gentle movement to warm the body before releasing into healing restorative postures, and concluding with an extended savasana to seal in the bliss.
Whether you are a regular yoga practitioner or trying it for the first time, prenatal yoga is a beautiful way to connect with yourself, your health and your baby at any stage of your pregnancy. Build strength, confidence and peace as you ease common discomforts of pregnancy and prepare yourself for childbirth through dynamic flows, restorative poses and deep breathing.
Roll With It: Myofascial Release
A self-maintenance practice that complements your Yoga practice!
This class was designed to explore our myofascial system. Our bodies have a covering of connective tissue called fascia. This fascia wraps and connects the muscles, organs, nerves, and blood vessels. Restrictive movement, sedentary lifestyle, injuries/disease and/or stress on the body can be demonstrated in the fascia and underlying muscles. This empowering therapeutic practice can alleviate chronic pain and help establish better postural balance, release deep muscle tension, aid in lymphatic drainage, raise tissue oxygen levels and release endorphins, increase joint range of motion. In this 60-minute class, students will learn how to use therapeutic balls, blocks, props and functional movements to release tight fascia, increase blood flow, and circulation to the soft tissues. We will also break up trigger points that individually cause restrictions, and discomfort. The outcome is similar to the effect of a deep tissue massage. The goal is to soften and lengthen the fascia, and break down scar tissue or adhesions leaving you feeling lighter, energized and more fluid. The exercises for these sessions are practiced on the floor seated, lying on the back, and the belly. We welcome all Students from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages and degrees of flexibility. From beginner level to more experienced, we hope you leave the class inspired to continue the practice on your own!
Deepen your connection to the teachings of Classical Yoga. Usually translated as “non-harming” or “gentleness,”Ahimsa is not a style of practice, but a foundational element of Yoga philosophy. With Ahimsa as the over-arching theme, each week we will focus on a different teaching from the Yoga Sutra as we move through a slow, meditative sequence of postures, designed to calm the mind through cultivation of a compassionate relationship to self and to other beings.
Y12SR Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (this class runs once monthly)
Y12SR (http://y12sr.com/) combines the practical tools of the 12-step program with the ancient wisdom of Yoga. Combining the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental & spiritual dis-ease that it is. Y12SR is a 12-step based discussion and Yoga practice open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group. All A’s are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. Meetings are by donation. All levels of yogis welcome as the yoga portion is done at a slower, restorative pace. This is in no way a replacement for 12 step programs, a sponsor or any other addiction therapy. It is offered as another “tool” to help and support us on the path of continued recovery.
Revolution Community Yoga
537 Massachusetts Avenue
Acton, MA 01720