Class Levels

At Yoga Tree, we know our students are at different stages in their practices and we encourage you to grow your practice through selecting a class that’s appropriate for you. By finding the correct class, you will leave with greater body awareness and unlock greater benefits from your yoga practice.

If you need more guidance, one of our Yoga Advisors can guide you through selecting the right teachers and classes at your local studio.

Level 1
Our teachers create these classes to be suitable for beginners and students of all ages and fitness levels, no experience or flexibility required. You will begin by focusing on the basics guided by detailed instructions on how to perform each posture and improve alignment. Each class is dynamic and you will be encouraged to challenge yourself and try something new. Options are given throughout the class for varying degrees of strength and/or flexibility. Most of the postures are easily modified to fit the individual needs of the practitioner. You will be encouraged to work at your level, honour your body and limitations, and go deeper when you feel you’re ready in a non-competitive environment. These classes will help you become familiar with the foundation poses and flow of a yoga class.
Level 1-2
This is a multi-level class focused on developing synchronization of breath and the logical flow of movement to build strength and balance in your practice. You will dive deeper into all asanas with a non-aggressive approach and modest pace for a more open, graceful body and greater self-awareness. The teacher will begin to link postures and guide you through flows of movement incorporating two or more asanas. You will also be introduced to inversions, taking your body upside down and feeling the great effects. This class is open to all levels, but due to the slower tempo it is appropriate for beginners with a good understanding of the foundation postures as well.

Level 2
A more vigorous approach than our level 1 yoga classes, these classes will keep you moving at a moderate pace and hold strength building poses longer to create internal heat, while still leaving time for practitioners to refine alignment. You will explore deeper variations and more advanced asanas to challenge your strength and flexibility. Our teachers are always looking for new and creative ways to keep you on your toes and offer something new to keep these classes interesting and fun and leave you feeling like you worked hard. Level 2 classes are geared towards intermediate students wanting to take their practice to the next level.

Level 2-3
This intermediate/advanced level class blends our integrative style of yoga with more challenging poses and breathing techniques. Students should be familiar with inversions and backbends and ready to challenge their body and take it to the next level. The pace of these classes is faster and you will explore dynamic flowing sequences, deeper backbends and advanced inversions. The creative flows and complex postures offered by the teacher will help you to challenge the limits of your strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina. The teacher will help you to achieve breakthroughs in your practice and invigorate your body.

Level 3
These classes are geared towards advance students, yoga teachers and teacher training graduates who have an established practice. This advanced level class will take you beyond the intermediate postures. You will be challenged with advanced twists, inversions, backbends and arm balances to increase internal strength and create deeper openings in the body. These classes are created to help you find ease and grace in the asanas as all aspects of your practice are challenged. You will be directed by subtle alignment cues to integrate with your own deep understanding of how to engage your body to intensify your mind-body connection.