In Yoga 15, students experience the health benefits of the practice and discipline of yoga and develop awareness and skills in building and maintaining well-being. The skills learned in this class enable students to balance school, work and other priorities. Through the various yoga movements, students will develop an awareness of their own body, breath, and emotional state and become stronger in each of these areas. The class focuses on both the physical asanas as well as the philosophy of yoga and students are expected to participate in both the physical aspects of the course as well as the philosophical. Students are required to supply their own yoga mat.
Yoga 25 builds on the foundations established by students in Yoga 15. Students will begin exploring more advanced asanas and more advanced breathing techniques. They will learn more about the physiology and anatomy of yoga and which types of asanas are most beneficial for certain aspects of physical and mental health. The yoga sutras will be explored in more depth than they were in Yoga 15, and students will learn about the history of yoga as it moved beyond India and evolved into what it is in North America today. Most classes will involve 40-60 minutes of physical asana practice. Students are required to supply their own yoga mat.