Class Descriptions

SoulPlay Yoga features over 59 classes each week in 15 different styles. Whether you’re in the mood to sweat or relax, whether you’ve been practicing for years or are brand new to yoga, we’ve got something for everyone.

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All Levels Flow

Mixed level Vinyasa based classes that emphasize linking movement and breath. Expect creative sun salutations, dynamic movement and fun sequencing. A comprehensive practice with a slower warmup and cool-down. Classes may offer an exploration of inversions and arm balances. These classes are open to all levels but basic experience with yoga is helpful (beginners, consider trying Yoga Basics first).

Perfect for when: You want to move, breathe and flow, or you're new to yoga but you're adventurous and willing to be a little lost (don't worry, we'll help you!)

Goal: Get your heart pumping, move a lot, bliss out!

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Better with Age Yoga

An inclusive yoga class for seasoned practitioners, 50 and older, who want to practice in a way that honors and celebrates the changes in their bodies. The class includes warm up, attention to joints and connective tissue, and positions that improve strength and flexibility. Personal attention and modifications will be offered based on each student’s specific needs.

Perfect for when: You want to move a little more slowly and learn to take appropriate care of your changing body.

Goal: Honor your body's innate intelligence, and ultimately embody the rich wisdom of this stage in life!

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Body Burn

A fun, upbeat class with elements from yoga, dance, barre and sculpting workouts. Set to exciting beats, you'll tone and sculpt abs, buns and arms and work up a sweat! Use your own body weight, exercise bands and cardio drills to fuel that sweet body burn and feel strong, capable and ready to conquer the rest of your week!

Perfect for when: You're feeling fired up and want to step out of your yoga zone for that little extra love.**

Goal: Tone, sculpt, sweat, laugh and burn those glutes, abs and arms! Feel strong all year long!

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Candlelight Yin

This relaxing candlelit evening class is slow and juicy. Poses are held for several minutes to facilitate deep release, increase flexibility and are often supported with props. This class incorporates Mindfulness with deep, intense sensation as you stretch into your connective tissue and fascia. You’ll leave feeling loose and with a peaceful & tranquil mind!

Perfect for when: You need to tune in and quiet down.

Goal: Quiet your mind. Reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, improve your life!

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Level One

A class for ongoing and strong beginners looking to challenge themselves. Emphasized instruction for sequencing together of poses, transitions between postures and basics of the salutation practice.

Perfect for when: You’re newer to the practice and want something more challenging than a Basics class, or you’re looking for specific instruction on poses but are ready for a little more flow.

Goal: Start to explore new possibilities in your practice and gain confidence on your mat.

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Mama & Baby Yoga

Join a supportive community of other mothers as you explore yoga postures and breath work to help strengthen and stabilize your amazing postpartum body. Your baby is welcome to accompany you to this class and can even be included in your practice. Join us when you have been cleared by your doctor (usually 4-6 weeks postpartum) and practice with us until your baby starts toddling.

Perfect for when: You want to increase your energy and stamina, as well as manage stress and anxiety.

Goal: Pregnancy and delivery recovery, rebuilding strength and control in your core and pelvic floor, closing diastasis recti, correcting postural alignment, and relieving back and neck pain.

* This class is open to all mamas - whether you birthed your baby yourself or not.

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Mat Pilates

A mat pilates class designed to strengthen your core from top to bottom and side to side.

Using bodyweight exercises only, you'll lengthen, tone, breathe and walk out feeling strong and steady from the inside out! All levels welcome.

Perfect for when: You want to work hard in a focused, low impact way.

Goal: Strengthen your core, improve posture and reduce back related pain.

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Metabolic Effect

A high intensity self-paced workout that torches calories, gets your heart rate up and works up a sweat!

In only 30 minutes, this workout will get you burning fat for up to 48 hours after with body weight movements (squats, lunges, etc), dumbell and resistance band exercises to make you feel strong and accomplished!

Perfect for when: You want to push yourself a little. Sweat, move, squat, lunge and BURN! Perfect for ALL LEVELS! No prior experience necessary.

Goal: Sweat, improve your conditioning and get fit! Shoes optional.

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Power Hour Vinyasa

An all levels vinyasa class based in the Ashtanga and Power yoga traditions.

Expect to flow, to hold postures for their full 5 breaths, sweat, work on your core, jam out to loud rock music and feel like a million bucks!

Perfect for when: You’re looking for a short and efficient class to get you sweating and moving with your breath.

Goal: Leave feeling well-rounded, rocked out and blissed out!

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Primal Coding, Breath & Mobility

Your breath is your powerhouse! This class will help you transform yourself through your breath. Explore breathing patterns to improve focus, calm your mind, decrease pain, strengthen your core and improve your ability to move and use your body to its full capacity. The breath takes the lead and the movement follows.

Perfect for when: You're up for a challenging but low-movement class, or curious about how your engrained patterns of movement are holding you back.

Goal: Get clear, get strong, improve focus and learn tools to help your physical yoga practice, and to gain a deeper understanding of yourself.

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Pre & Post Natal Yoga

An all-levels yoga class (beginners welcome) with supplementary instruction on safe, nurturing, prenatal self care.

This class emphasizes strengthening key the pelvic floor, back and arms for an easier delivery and quicker postpartum recovery. Babies are welcome in the class up to 6 months (or when your babe is mobile).

Perfect for when: At any stage of your pregnancy, or if you've delivered and are cleared to resume exercise.

Goal: Strengthen key muscles for delivery and recovery, ease muscle soreness from pregnancy, relax, breathe and feel supported by a loving community.

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Restorative Yoga

A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends as you deeply relax your central nervous system. This is a a passive class - you will release and surrender into postures without any physical exertion.

Perfect for when: You adore the art of relaxation, you need some gentle self-care and quiet time, or when you need to take it easy but still want to connect with your body and breath.

Goal: Relax deeply and let gravity increase your flexibility slowly.

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Slow Deep Stretch

Yin style yoga with long holds to facilitate deep release and increase flexibility. Poses are held for several minutes and are often supported with props.

A slower class with deep, intense sensation as you stretch into your connective tissue and fascia. This class will leave you feeling loose and blissed out!

Perfect for when: You want to dig deep into those muscles and really feel the stretch, when you need to slow way down or when you're new to yoga and want to start with something a little less active than Basics.

Goal: Release and breathe deeply, build flexibility.

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Slow Flow

Slow down the flow to maintain conscious control of your breath, build resilience and intensify your practice. Slow Flow links unhurried breath with movement and mindfully holds postures to awaken the body and observe/clear the mind. Class includes an intelligent warmup, core work, vinyasa, and a luxurious closing in deep stretches. Fine tune each posture at a pace that allows you to deepen into a stretch or pause in strength building poses. For intermediate students who know their physical limitations and enjoy more complex sequencing, and the basics of inversions.

Perfect for when: You want to warm up slowly and have time to dig a little deeper.

Goal: Experience the poses deeply and luxuriate in a full-spectrum class.

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Strong Flow

These classes are similar to the all levels vinyasa flow classes, but take it up a notch for those who want to work, sweat and build strength.

These classes may include creative, more complex (and exciting!) sequencing and transitions. These classes typically include working on your arm balance and inversion practice.

Perfect for when: You want to challenge yourself with new postures and transitions, you're in the mood to work hard and have fun or when you're someone who doesn't take things too seriously!

Goal: Sweat, strength, flow, play.

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Unwind & Release

This all levels class is the perfect way to end your day, with a combination of fluid movement and restorative held postures. Relax your body completely with dynamic stretches set to calming ambient beats.

A strong start allows you to unwind and move through any built up stress, followed by a slow deep, releasing yin practice.

Perfect for when: You've had a long day and you need to unwind before bed, or you want to move but also to marinate in slow, deep, yummy stretches.

Goal: Balance your energy and soothe your soul.

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Yin & Yoga Nidra

This class begins with a yin practice to release tension held in your body and help you melt into your mat, followed by 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra; also known as dynamic or yogic sleep. Yoga Nidra is a progressive guided meditation that takes you deep into the center of your being. A powerful healing and restorative practice, it works as a reset button for your nervous system, bringing you to deep states of calm and relaxation.

Perfect for when: You're in need of a good night's sleep or a deep relaxation reset. 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equal to 3 hours of sleep!

Goal: Rest deeply. Transform, transcend and awaken.

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Yoga Basics

These classes cover the fundamentals of yoga for beginning students, those returning to yoga, or anyone who is looking for a gentler approach and a review of the basics of the physical practice.

Emphasized instruction on the basics of poses, breathing and relaxation of the body and mind.

Perfect for when: You're brand new to yoga, you want to review the basics to improve your foundation or you're just in the mood for a structured, foundational class.

Goal: Learn or review the basics while taking it slow.

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Yoga Sculpt

SCULPT YOUR ZEN. The yoga postures you know and love, enhanced with weights added for activation of muscles groups that don't get much attention in yoga. Structured as a slower vinyasa class, you'll explore a full spectrum of postures and flows with pulses, squats and fitness movements added in. The weights are always optional and make for an amazing burn!

Perfect for when: You want to add a little extra tone to your yoga practice, you're someone who likes working out but isn't sure about yoga, or when you're up for a hybrid workout that is equal parts zen and fitness.

Goal: Get your flow on but feel a burn as if you'd hit a class at the gym.

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Yoga for Kids 3-7

All humans need yoga, so why not start them early?
We are passionate about sharing the amazing practice of yoga at the earliest of ages while guiding children into the awareness of body, mind and spirit connection.

Classes emphasize individual attention while accommodating a variety of ages, needs and personalities. Let your youngest family members begin a life of healthfulness and balance while learning yoga and having fun.

Classes take place on Tuesday afternoons at 3:30. Drop your kids off and go wander around the Culver City Farmer's Market!

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Yoga for Exceptional Kids

A fun and playful class designed specifically for children with special needs to improve strength, flexibility, focus, confidence, motor coordination and body awareness as well as connection to self and others. The class is designed for children with a variety of diagnoses including Autism, Down's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities as well as other developmental disabilities. It is also for children without a formal diagnosis who are having difficulties with sensory processing and/or attention to tasks as well as follow through and task completion. Each session will be specifically guided to benefit each child. The material is based on Yoga for the Special Child (the Sonia Sumar method - www.specialyoga.com)

Please contact us to determine if our program is the right fit for your child. The class meets on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:25 pm