Abs & Core
This is a workout focusing on the core muscle groups of the body, utilizing medicine balls, pilates balls and resistance exercises. Class is 45 minutes in Sunnyvale and 1 hour in Belmont.
Abs & Core - PG SF only
Abs and Core is a challenging and fast-paced one hour Pilates-based core conditioning class. This class will not only strengthen the core muscle groups of your body, but will improve your balance and flexibility on the climbing wall as well as in your other athletic pursuits. We utilize foam rollers and stability balls and combine high numbers of reps with very little rest between exercises to ensure that you will sweat and work every minute! Many exercises include modifications for those who are struggling, or those who want an increased challenge, so everyone is welcome, no matter what your level of fitness. You will notice a positive difference in your core strength if you attend consistently for a couple of months!
Ashtanga yoga is a more powerful, dynamic and challenging form of hatha yoga. Each pose is linked to the next through a series of connecting movements called vinyasa. The series of poses allows the body to create heat and thus gain more flexibility. Smooth, deep breathing (ujjayi), is synchronized with the movements. This powerful and vigorous practice purifies and realigns the body.
A power-style yoga based on the ashtanga series of poses. You can expect a vigorous class where breathing (ujjayi), is synchronized with the movements. This powerful and vigorous practice purifies and realigns the body.
This high intensity class incorporates traditional boxing conditioning including punching techniques and bag work (combinations and drills), pushups, jump rope, abwork as well as plyometrics, balance and core fitness for a challenging and fun workout. All levels welcome.
This is an intense 75 minute cardio & weight training program that utilizes our fitness equipment.
A yoga based practice with elements of pilates, corework, and plyometrics to build athletic strength and stamina. All abilities and levels welcome.
CrossFit is a high-intensity, metabolic and gymnastic workout that is
designed to increase strength, flexibility and cardio. CrossFit
Foundations course required for participation. Please see instructor for
Fast Interval Training
This class will help to improve endurance, build stamina and tone up
your legs and core with intervals of high intensity cardio, lunges and
squats, balance exercise and core work. Planks, push-ups and core
exercises will be included, so bring a yoga mat.
This class will teach you how to use the foam roller for myofascial release, self-massage, and as a tool to improve your flexibility and core stability. All levels welcome. We’ll provide the foam rollers. You’ll feel great after this class!
Foundations of Flow
Great for beginning and experienced students alike, this class is designed to give you a language and an understanding of the practice(s) of Yoga. Not specifically an easy class, it is designed to get you feeling stable, balanced, at ease and accomplished in your practice. This class is good for those new to yoga or students looking to fine-tune their practice.
Hatha Yoga describes any of the physical practices of yoga. It is what most people in the West associate with the word “yoga” and is practiced for mental and physical well being. Our Hatha yoga classes will challenge your strength, flexibility & balance. You will also learn to control your breathing in order to focus on the postures. It is a good place to learn the basic poses and can be a gateway to exploring other classes at PG Yoga.
This challenging, safe and supportive class incorporates flowing sequences and principals in the Forrest yoga tradition. Hatha yoga is meant to join together sun (masculine, active) energy with the moon (feminine, receptive) energy, thus producing strength, flexibility and balance.
Iyengar Yoga focuses on alignment and flexibility. Props are used to facilitate precision and alignment in the pose, and poses may be held longer so that participants may pay attention to the precise alignment of postures. Iyengar Yoga is a unique system that teaches the fundamentals of the poses, while cultivating a mind/body awareness for the student. Iyengar is beneficial to all levels of students and a great supplement to an active lifestyle!
Kickboxing is an incredible whole body aerobic workout that helps build strength, stability, and flexibility. This class is full of energy and will get your heart pumping! It combines fun and dynamic music with a great conditioning and cardio intense workout. Movements incorporate proper techniques and exercises that build and sculpt core, upper and lower body muscles. It is a perfect complement to yoga and climbing!!!
Experience the unity of partner yoga. Bring a partner or come by yourself and meet a fellow yogi or yoginni. Explore flow, flight and fun together. Doris will guide you on an enriching journey as she encourages you to tune into the virbrations of your true self, your partner, your community, and your universe. Throughout your practice, Doris will help you explore the possibility of freedom from the constricts of the mind and body through partnering with others. The yoga practice will be light and fun. All levels welcome with advanced options for the adventurous at heart. No yoga experience necessary!
Think “long lean body”. This class focuses on strength and flexibility of the major muscle groups and is based on the traditional studies of Joseph Pilates. If you’re not sure if yoga or Pilates is for you, try mat Pilates. The exercises combine core activities and breathing/relaxation. Instructor may use additional equipment such as stability balls or resistance bands to enhance movements. All levels welcome.
A fast paced class in which the sequence of poses changes with each class. Poses flow from one to the next for a strengthening and calorie-burning workout. This is a challenging class that is open to all levels of students. If you’re new to Power it may take a few times, but you’ll soon catch on to the basics!
Restoratives are meditative poses in which the body is supported with props and held for extended periods of time. Recent neurological research shows that 20 minutes in a well supported restorative pose is equal to 2 hours worth of good sleep in terms of brainwave activity and cell regeneration. From this still place, the body is more able to access its natural ability to cleanse, heal, rest, sleep, grow, and build immunities. Restorative Yoga is open to all levels of students.
In this slower paced vinyasa class, poses are held for longer periods of time to allow for a deeper experience of the pose. Equal emphasis is placed on building strength and balance, breathing mindfully, increasing flexibility, strengthening mental focus, and relaxing into the moment.
Total Body Fitness
This class focuses on toning and strengthening your muscles using plyometrics and various equipment (kettlebells, balls, dumbbells, and more!). A class designed to teach you proper form and execution of different exercises while putting emphasis on tone, strength and cardiovascular fitness. Ideal for cross training, muscle strength and heart-pumping fun! All levels welcome; modifications to exercises are always offered.
Yoga Tune Up®
Fitness Therapy for Everyday Living. This 'whole body' longevity fitness system integrating a blend of innovative sequences derived from classical yoga, calisthenics, and body therapy. Designed to tone, stretch, and strengthen, as well as regenerate and heal damaged or aging muscle fibers, this unique program is focused on keeping you strong, healthy and active. Learn the nuts and bolts of human movement and anatomy in this challenging but accessible practice that's not just for Yogis!
An evolving form of Hatha yoga, this style focuses on integrating breath and movement through steady and fluid asana sequences called Vinyasa. Vinyasa flow is a dynamic and flowing yoga practice. It synchronizes breath and movement using Sun Salutations to connect poses.
Yin yoga opens up the deep, dense, connective tissues and joints of the body which are not often reached in an active yang yoga class. Each class offers a series of poses held for a considerable length of time to allow for complete and passive release. The mind and body are given a chance to relax and unwind. This class is appropriate for students interested in increasing flexibility, releasing tension and preparing the body for longer periods of seated meditation.
Yoga Foundations (Sunnyvale Only)
A slower paced class that focuses on fundamentals of yoga and is taught in the Vinyasa tradition. It breaks down the fast-paced series that you find in a Vinyasa Flow/Power class and focuses on body awareness and mechanics. This class is good for those new to yoga or students who want a slower paced class.