BLACK CAT YOGA

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

All of our classes are taught following an intelligent sequencing model and infused with time-honored yoga philosophy. This established teaching methodology not only ensures the physical body is prepared to safely move and transition through a thoughtfully planned asana (physical) practice, but it enriches all our students with a holistic yoga experience of movement and meditation. All students in our studio are encouraged to practice at their own pace and modifications and variations are always offered, which makes each class a unique opportunity for beginners and longtime practitioners to practice as a community.

WHAT DOES "VINYASA" MEAN?

"Vinyasa" is a Sanskrit word which translates into “to place in a special way."  It is style of yoga that links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. Vinyasa aligns an intentional sequence of postures with the breath to achieve a continuous flow of movement and energy while inducing a higher level of awareness, stillness, and contentment in the mind.

MIXED LEVELS

VINYASA

Beginners and longtime practitioners welcome.

 

This Mixed Levels Vinyasa class is a perfect class for all levels of students. Our teachers are comfortable teaching to multiple levels of practitioners and are experts at offering safe, knowledgeable, and consistent instruction to both beginners and longtime practitioners. This flowing breath-centered practice is a well-rounded and energetic

holistic yoga experience consisting of meditation, breathwork, and asanas (seated, standing, and reclined physical postures) designed to benefit all levels of students. Optional opportunities may be offered to explore deeper expressions and more challenging variations of the physical postures to build strength and stability, improve balance, and connect to the breath.

Pre-registration for classes is highly recommended!

All students are encouraged to move at their own pace and modifications are always offered in our studio.

FOUNDATIONAL FLOW

The perfect class for beginners.

 

Foundational Flow is accessible vinyasa flow class designed with the intention of learning and experiencing basic key postures in a yoga practice and receiving guidance on proper alignment, breathing techniques, and modifications. With an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement, this class is intended to empower both beginners and long-time practitioners with confidence in your own ability to safely modify so that you can attend classes and explore your practice according to your own personal needs.

Pre-registration for classes is highly recommended!

 

All students are encouraged to move at their own pace and modifications are always offered in our studio.

yIN YOGA WITH

CRYSTAL BOWL SAVASANA

Beginners and long-time practitioners welcome!

A passive, relaxing, and contemplative practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes. With a focus on stillness, yin influences the subtle energy in the body and targets mostly the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, and lower spine. Longer holds work to unwind and release the deeper, less flexible, and taut connective tissues underneath layers of muscle, making it an effective complement to a more dynamic Yang practice. Every Wednesday, enjoy an extended 15-minute sound meditation during savasana immersed in the soothing vibrations of 7 quartz crystal bowls and several other calming and meditative instruments as a perfect complement to your yin yoga experience.

Pre-registration for classes is highly recommended!

 

All students are encouraged to move at their own pace and modifications are always offered in our studio.  

YIN YOGA

Beginners and longtime practitioners welcome.

 

A passive and contemplative practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes. With a focus on stillness, yin influences the subtle energy in the body and targets mostly the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, and lower spine. Longer holds work to unwind and release the deeper, less flexible, and taut connective tissues underneath layers of muscle, making it an effective complement to a more dynamic Yang practice.

Pre-registration for classes is highly recommended!

All students are encouraged to move at their own pace and modifications are always offered in our studio.

TGIF VINYASA

WITH GONG MEDITATION

This flowing and breath-centered Friday evening practice is a

well-rounded and energetic holistic yoga experience consisting

of breathwork and asanas (seated, standing, and reclined

physical postures) designed to benefit all levels of students.

We offer both modifications and optional opportunities to explore

deeper expressions and more challenging variations of the

physical postures to build strength and stability, improve balance,

and connect to the breath.  Your practice will conclude with

an impeccably relaxing sound meditation immersed in the deep

and resonant vibrations of a large gong so that you can move

into your weekend feeling both rejuvenated and relaxed.

 

Pre-registration for classes is highly recommended!  

 

All students are encouraged to move at their own pace and modifications are always offered in our studio.

Beginners and longtime practitioners welcome.

CANDLELIGHT

RESTORATIVE

Yoga

Beginners and longtime practitioners welcome.

 

Candelight Restorative Yoga is a relaxing, soothing, and healing yoga experience which takes place immersed in the warm glow of candlelight. This very gentle yoga practice will encourage your entire body to melt into a state of deep relaxation through the use of longer-held passive postures which are fully supported by blankets, bolsters, straps, sand bags, and blocks. The entire class takes place on the floor  and is an ideal class for someone who may be recovering from illness or have injuries that need an even higher level of mindfulness and extra gentle movement.

All students are encouraged to move at their own pace and modifications are always offered in our studio.

Pre-registration for classes is highly recommended!

 

RESTORATIVE

Yoga

Beginners and longtime practitioners welcome.

 

Restorative yoga is a relaxing, soothing, and healing yoga experience. This very gentle yoga practice will encourage your entire body to melt into a state of deep relaxation through the use of longer-held passive postures which are fully supported by blankets, bolsters, straps, sand bags, and blocks. The entire class takes place on the floor and is an ideal class for someone who may be recovering from illness or have injuries that need an even higher level of mindfulness and extra gentle movement.

Pre-registration for classes is highly recommended!

All students are encouraged to move at their own pace and modifications are always offered in our studio.

New class time of 11:00 a.m. beginning March 2nd!  

 

PEACEFUL MORNING FLOW

Beginners and longtime practitioners welcome.

 

Peaceful Morning Flow is a slower-paced and refreshing vinyasa yoga experience.  If you are looking for a way to cultivate more peace and a greater sense of well-being in your life, this is the perfect class for you. Enjoy a meditative flow practice that calms the mind and creates balance throughout the physical and energy system of the body. Move mindfully through a well-rounded and accessible sequence of reclined, seated, and standing postures designed to create steadiness and ease in the body. The smooth-flowing breath-centered nature of this class will leave you feeling lighter and more relaxed as you move forward into the moments of your day.

Pre-registration for classes is highly recommended!

All students are encouraged to move at their own pace and modifications are always offered in our studio.

GENTLE YOGA

Beginners and longtime practitioners welcome.

 

Invite the rejuvenating energy of a softer approach in this gentle yoga class.  Nourish your body with mindful movement consisting of accessible reclined, seated, and standing postures which promote healthy range of motion and cultivate a greater mind-body-breath awareness.  Focus on releasing tension and cultivating a greater sense of well-being by nourishing your body with intentional and gentle movement with an appropriate amount of time to establish proper alignment and explore modifications.

 

Pre-registration for classes is highly recommended! 

 

All students are encouraged to move at their own pace and modifications are always offered in our studio.

KEVIN'S MORNING PRACTICE

Beginners and longtime practitioners welcome.

 

Kevin's Morning Practice is a specially created sunrise class that is designed for those who like to begin their day bright and early.  In the yogic discipline, the morning is considered a “divine time” when an individual’s spiritual energy is at its peak. Clarity, creativity, and peace of mind and body are benefits of a sunrise yoga practice due to fewer distractions prior to starting your day. The format of this class is different than our other classes as Kevin will be practicing on his mat alongside everyone.

 

This class is only being offered through the end of February 2020.

 

All students are encouraged to move at their own pace and modifications are always offered in our studio.

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1512 King Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204

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VINYASA FLOW - YIN YOGA - RESTORATIVE YOGA - JACKSONVILLE YOGA STUDIO - FOUNDATIONAL FLOW - GENTLE YOGA - YOGA NIDRA - SOUND MEDITATIONS - KIRTAN