Classes

26 Hot 90: A sequence of 26 beginning yoga poses traditionally practiced in a heated studio between 100 & 105 degrees and 40% humidity to increase flexibility and flush toxins while stimulating all systems of the body. This practice is suitable for all ages, those new to yoga, recovering from injury or surgery  or looking for a practice that is challenging both mentally and physically. This class will promote steady physical progress of strength and flexibility, cultivate mental focus and discipline, and create a foundation for stillness and meditation in motion. This class is fully guided 90 minute class with specified water breaks.

What’s the difference between Santosha’s 26 Hot classes and Bikram yoga? Our hot classes use a different kind of heat than traditional Bikram yoga. The far infrared panels heat the body rather than the air around it. So, rather than a “blowing” heat, the panels generate a gentle heat that deeply penetrates the body. 

Far infrared panels heat the studio to 100-105 degrees, with 40 percent humidity. It’s not the kind of heat that knocks you out with intensity; rather it’s a gentle, nourishing heat that penetrates the body deep beneath the skin. Great for beginners and perfect for all levels. You will definitely sweat so arrive well hydrated.

26 Hot 60: These classes have the same poses as the 90 minutes with adaptation by the instructor for a little faster paced class. 100-105 degrees

Family & Kids: We currently do not have any family & kids classes, please check back. A perfect outlet for tuning in and unwinding. Kids will learn challenging postures and a more flowing type of yoga that will help them calm their minds and strengthen their bodies. Partner poses and group games encourage kids to make new friends and sense a feeling of community. We work on building self-confidence and self-awareness. A great class for gaining tools to help deal with stressful situations and everyday life.

Gentle: For students of any age and experience, who wish to practice gently and relax deeply; recommended for ‘bad backs’ and injuries and ideal for beginners. 75 to 80 degrees.

Meditation and Mindfulness: This class is devoted to both teaching techniques for meditation and mindfulness as well as the skills for developing your own meditation and mindfulness practice as you live your day to day life. It is also a place that you can regularly sit with others in the Gig Harbor community as an act of connection and devotion to walking in this world more peacefully. 75 to 80 degrees.

Prenatal/Post-Natal: We currently do not offer any Prenatal specific classes. Feel free to join us in any other classes we have, our instructors will be happy to offer you modifications to keep you and baby comfortable during your practice. If you have any further questions please feel free to email Rachel, who enjoyed a regular practice through 4 healthy pregnancies @ santoshayogapnw@gmail.com

Sculpt: Set to energetic music Yoga sculpt is a total body workout. Sculpt complements your regular yoga practice by working to tone and sculpt every major muscle group. Sculpt blends traditional strength training moves by adding free weights to yoga postures - think weighted squats in chair, warrior 3 tricep press and eagle with chest flys to name a few! Class temp varies - check schedule!

Vinyasa: Energetic Flow Yoga is a dynamic and energizing class linking breath and movement in creative flow sequences designed to support students to safely approach the next level of postures (inversions, arm balances, more advanced standing balances and back bends) depending on each student’s own individual abilities and interests. Pose options and variations will be provided for students as we move through sequences and core-strengthening poses to help prepare and open the body toward more advanced postures. Our vinyasa classes are set at 80-85 degrees, some are a little warmer due to the carry over from Hot classes. Hot Vinyasa - 95-100 degrees.

Workshops: Check the Workshop page for our upcoming events. Workshops are a great way to explore your yoga practice a little further or explore a new style.

Yin Yang: Yin Yang Yoga incorporates the sweetness and strength of yoga; creating a balance within ourselves through pranayama (breathing techniques), mindful therapeutic movements and Hatha Yoga Asanas (poses). A great class for anyone from new to experienced yoga practitioners. 75-80 degrees.

Yin: In Taoist philosophy, the qualities of Yin are dark, calm, passive and deep. Based on these principles, Yin Yoga uses passive postures held for longer periods of time to allow for deep opening in the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and spine. Meditation may be used. Yin Yoga can be practiced by any level of student. The Yin Yoga brings necessary balance to our Yang lifestyle. 75-80 degrees.

Yoga Nidra: What is Yoga Nidra? The word yoga means conscious connection to Self. Nidra means sleep. Yoga Nidra, therefore, is a yoga meditation technique that allows you to relax, recharge, rejuvenate and awaken higher consciousness.