MEL-O-YOGA Class Descriptions

All Levels

All Levels classes are well suited for all students.  The instructor will give modifications for the poses that allow the student to tailor the class to honor his/her body.

Vinyasa Flow & Gentle Flow

Vinyasa Flow classes tend to move at a quicker pace and incorporate more vinyasas than All Levels classes.


Gentle Flow classes are perfect for winding down and chilling out after a busy and/or stressful week. The operative word here is "gentle" so everyone is welcome, from complete beginners to well-seasoned participants.

Gentle/Beginner, Beginner Alignment & Beginner Flow

Gentle/Beginner classes are a great place to start if you are new to yoga or are looking for a slower paced, more meditative focused class.


Beginner Alignment classes may appeal to beginners as well as anyone who wants to practice slowly and methodically with attention to the details of the poses.


Beginner Flow classes teach the basics of Vinyasa Flow. You'll learn the poses & the sequences of Sun Salutations as well practicing them with a slow flow. 

Back Care

Yoga practitioners of all levels – including absolute beginners - are welcome to this class specifically to care for your lower back and hips. You will learn how to appropriately stretch and strengthen these areas as well as how to strengthen and stabilize your core and improve your postural alignment.

  • Learn a basic routine you can practice daily
  • Practice yoga alignment principles 
  • Begin to retrain your body away from poor postural patterns
  • Create balanced strength to maintain alignment

"Karma" FREE - Restorative, Yin & Meditation

Restorative, Yin & Meditation classes are taught as "Karma" (or free) classes on Sunday afternoons.  These classes are meant to rejuvinate, relax and open up the body.  Students hold poses longer in more gentle positions, sometimes using props to better support the body.