Mandala's Class Descriptions

An Overview of Classes

Mandala specializes in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and offers other supporting styles of yoga to give you the opportunity to explore yoga in its fullness. We hold a special space for mantra, pranayam, sound current and yoga philosophy, and you will experience elements of these in most classes. We are committed to supporting your practice to be personalized, highly beneficial and deeply rewarding.

Gentle Hatha Flow

Breath and body connect as one, as you flow through gentle stretches, strength building and mindful relaxation. Designed to be safe and accessible for everyone, prop instruction and modifications are used to explore various postures. Meditative, thoughtful movement allows you to connect with breath, gently stretch, strengthen and connect inwardly. Renew and restore balance, and leave feeling more centered and harmonious. 

Gentle Sat Nam Flow

Movement connects with breath as you are guided through a 30-40 minute all levels gentle flow or kriya, followed by a 3-9 minute Kundalini Yoga meditation and gong savasana. These classes are accessible to all and offer prop supported yoga sequences to support modifications, release stress and increase flexibility. Relax into heart-opening, gentle flow sequences that open the body and increase awareness. Experience Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations to recharge deep body systems and strengthen your capacity to move through life with strength and grace.

Gong Meditation

Decompress with yoga warm-ups and all levels Kundalini Yoga, then surrender into an extended gong bath savasana. You will be guided and prepared to deeply relax and receive the healing energies of the gong. Gong vibrations can clear the mind, reduce stress and anxiety, organize emotional energies, revitalize the glandular, nervous and immune systems, open and align chakras, and clear the magnetic field. Gong carries you into a meditative state, and supports integrative healing of the whole self. The more gong sessions one attends, the better the results. Gong is excellent therapy for all stress-related issues, depression, fatigue, feelings of separation or loneliness, and many other conditions caused by a lack of balance and harmony in the body or mind.

Hatha Flow

Movement connects with breath as you are guided through a variety of postures and holds, building strength, flexibility and stamina. Mindful of alignment, pace and integration, the teacher will offer options in more challenging postures, including individual suggestions and modifications. Movement series are linked with breath, as you nurture inner wisdom and connection to self. A live singing bowls savasana at the end of class deepens feelings of well-being and capacity to move through life with grace and ease.

Kundalini Meditation

A 60 minute Kundalini Yoga class dedicated to longer meditations. Open with 20-30 minutes of warm-ups to open and loosen your spine, hips and whole body. Then experience 11-31 minutes of Kundalini Yoga meditation to awaken wisdom within, clear the subconscious mind, enhance intuition, manage stress, and connect you with your inner essence. Kundalini Yoga meditations often include pranayam, mantra, dristi, mudras and bandhas. All levels are welcome. Chairs and multiple meditation cushions are available.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan, includes warm-up movements, asana, kriya, pranayam, mantra, meditation and relaxation. It offers all eight limbs of yoga in each practice. Much of the practice is done in a seated position, although dynamic standing movements are also included. In this practice stress is released, awareness awakened, creativity nourished and connection with your infinite nature is revealed. The inner voice of wisdom is empowered and experienced. This style of yoga was developed for people who live full and demanding lives, and want quick and real access to stress relief, spiritual connection and greater capacity to fulfill their inner calling. Kundalini Yoga is known for its potency and practical effectiveness. For many centuries it was guarded as a secret practice only for the privileged, and it was suppressed and misrepresented. In 1969 Kundalini Yoga arrived to the western world through Yogi Bhajan. It is said that Kundalini Yoga awakens our Soul and liberates us, by connecting us directly to Source energy, our intuition and the Universal wisdom that flows within us. Kundalini Yoga releases and rewires old habit patterns, brings forth awakening, cleansing and clarity, and supports your full potential.

Kundalini Yoga for Women

Yogi Bhajan shared an amazing wealth of yogic teachings for women. Over the 35 years he taught, the majority of his teachings were priceless gems of yogic wisdom for women. This vast array of ancient yogic knowledge includes specific yoga and meditation techniques to empower women to access their inner strength, dignity, and sacredness. Yogi Bhajan taught practical, inspirational lifestyle tips for every step of a woman’s life. He inspired women to break the cycle of duality, doubt and insecurity, and to live as women of character with compassion, nobility and radiance. His teachings covered a wide range of topics including relationships, yogic food and recipes, communication, health and healing techniques, self-esteem, prosperity, pregnancy and child rearing, success in the business world, and the power of prayer. Join us for these special classes and experience the healing that can occur when women practice together.

Pranayam & Meditation

Experience a range of pranayam and meditation practices inspired by Kundalini and Hatha Yoga lineages. We begin with 20-30 minutes of yoga warm-ups or asana to open the spine, hips and body. Then we sit and experience a variety of pranayam and meditation practices, using the tools of breath, prana, mantra, mudra, dristi and bandha, to guide you to go within and connect with the neutral mind. Each meditative practice is an invitation to focus inwardly and experience release, awakening and union. Classes are planned around 11-31 minutes of meditation and pranayam practice, and the teacher explains purpose and teachings of the practices. All levels are welcome. Chairs and multiple meditation cushions are available.

Sat Nam Flow

These classes are centered around asana flow, similar to a Hatha Flow or Vinyasa class, but also include sound & mantra, meditation or Kundalini Yoga, in addition to a core asana flow practice. Each teacher will teach this class a bit differently, depending on their background and training. In Sat Nam Flow you will experience meditation in motion, awakened awareness, and opportunities to merge with the Infinite within, and deepen internal connection and awareness through breath. Mindful of alignment, pace and integration, teachers offer options in more challenging postures, individual adjustments and modifications, to make these classes for all levels. Seasoned yogis, those new to yoga, and everyone in between are likely to find meaning and satisfaction in these unique, complete practice, universal spirt yoga classes.

Therapeutic Yoga

For new or returning yogis, this class makes yoga accessible. Oriented towards seniors, those recovering from injury or managing limitation. Also great for anyone wanting a yoga asana experience that feels grounded and safe. Props and modifications will be explained and encouraged, and breath awareness and relaxation will be supported. You will build core strength, balance, stamina and flexibility. Using breath and other yoga modalities, we work to decrease stress and anxiety, quiet the mind and open to the meditative aspects and wealth of wellness that yoga has to offer everyone.

Yin Yoga

A quiet, meditative class, concluding with an Earth Gong sound bath. Yin Yoga targets deep tissue release, present moment awareness and the experience of surrender. In one class you will do 8-10 supported asanas, and hold each for 3-5 minutes. Yin is accessible as an entry level practice and is also an excellent adjunct to an active yoga practice. The additional benefit of a gong bath during savasana deepens this practice.

Yoga Terms Key

Asana - Posture, pose or position
Bhanda - Muscle contractions to direct energy flow within the body
Dristi - Eye gaze or focus
Kriya - Yoga set done for a specific desired outcome or effect
Mantra - Specific sounds that take the mind to a deep state of meditation
Mudra - Hand posture or gesture
Prana - Life force energy
Pranayam - Breathing techniques to harness life force energy
Savasana - Final integration and resting pose

Why Yoga?

Why Yoga?

Yoga is a complete wellness system, that optimizes health and brings peace of mind. Yoga is for everyone - If you can breathe, you can do yoga. We offer a variety of lineages that support your practice to be personalized. We will help you find or deepen, and love your yoga.

Why Kundalini Yoga?

Known as the yoga of transformation, Kundalini Yoga dynamically engages mantra, pranayama, mudra, bhandas and drishti, as well as asana. It is designed to give you potent and powerful results quickly, which is great in today's modern, busy world!