At Tejas Yoga, we embrace a variety of yoga traditions and methodologies; therefore we do not ascribe to a particular “style” of yoga. You will find our classes rooted in Hatha Yoga (the foundation of today’s popular styles of yoga). In addition to asana (physical postures), you will experience pranayama (breath work) and meditation in each of our classes. Yoga philosophy, tantra and ayurveda are also incorporated. We aim to give you a safe, challenging, balanced and complete practice in whichever class you choose.

Introduction To Yoga Series

This is a four-class series beginning on the first Sunday or first Wednesday of each month. You’ll be introduced to basic postures (asana), breath work (pranayama), meditation techniques and yoga philosophy. Elements of the practice are explained more thoroughly–with emphasis on proper breathing, alignment and mindful movement. If you have any flexibility/strength limitations, special conditions or injuries, you will learn modifications that enable you to practice effectively and safely. This series is appropriate for those who have never been to a yoga class before, those who have completed the series and would like to continue their educations or those who desire a refresher on the fundamentals.

Foundational

After the Introduction To Yoga Series, you will continue to lay the groundwork for your asana practice. You will become more familiar with your own limitations and strengths. Through repetition of the basic poses, you will be able to build more complex poses. This class prepares you for deeper physical and mental work by spending additional time on standing postures, backbends and prep work for inversions and arm balances. Emphasis is also placed on breath awareness and focusing of the mind. This class is appropriate for those who already know the basics of yoga or the more experienced student who wishes to refine his or her practice.

The Sunday 12 p.m., Monday 6 p.m., and Tuesday 7:30pm  Foundational classes are designed as an 8­-week cycle. Each class we’ll break down a different complex posture and demonstrate how to apply the basic knowledge you’ve acquired into working on more challenging poses and sequencing, preparing you for a more moderately ­paced class if you desire. The classes are in a non­sequential order so you have the flexibility to start any week.

Functional Movement

Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, this class is appropriate for anyone with limited mobility due to injury, ailments, the aging process, or if you are a person interested in trying yoga but feel a general class may be too physically challenging. You will experience movements which help us function in everyday life. Chairs are available for those unable to get up and down off the floor. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please note: We are located on the second floor and unfortunately do not have an elevator.

Gentle

Basic postures, simple movement, and accessible strengthening exercises are elements of this class. You’ll find slow, controlled movement, some standing postures, supported postures, and some passive stretches. More time will be given to breathwork, visualization and meditation. Emphasis is placed on de-stressing the body and mind to help the student find a deep calm. This class is appropriate for all levels.

Open

This class offers options for the experienced beginner as well as the seasoned practitioner. During asana practice, several variations or options are presented to allow each student to feel challenged, physically and mentally. You’ll find new ways of discovering boundaries, strengths and effortlessness. Although parts of this class may be demanding, you will be supported in finding a posture/movement that leads you to discovery of your own personal edge. It is recommended that students have at least 6 months of asana practice before attending this class.

Pranayama

The Pranayama class is devoted to breathing techniques designed variously to build energy, calm the nervous system, and clarify the focus of the mind. Visit our pranayama page for more detailed information.

Prenatal

Our Prenatal Yoga Program is designed to support pregnant woman in our community. Prenatal yoga helps to ease common discomforts during pregnancy including: back/hip pain, water retention, constipation, leg cramps, and fatigue. Meditation and visualization reduce anxiety and fear of labor and delivery. Although this class is geared towards expectant mothers, Tejas promotes a collective experience and encourages husbands/partners, family members, and friends to join. By practicing yoga alongside pregnant women, loved ones will not only provide support for expecting mothers, but will also experience their own physical and emotional benefits.

Vigorous

More complex asana and intricate pranayama techniques are offered to you in the vigorous class. This class is for the experienced practitioner who is looking to explore more challenging sequences, postures and subtle practices. Be prepared to work on inversions, arm balances and incorporate the use of bandhas. This class is suitable for those that have at least one year of steady asana practice and are in good health.

Monthly Freestyle

This vigorous practice – held once a month and taught by Jim or James – is a led class with little to no physical adjustments. The teacher practices with class and calls out the name of the asana or pranayama while keeping a mindful pace. This class is appropriate for more experienced students and teachers. Expect sun salutations, strong standing poses, arm balances, inversions, deep backbends, twists and forward folds. The day and time of this class changes monthly; be sure to sign up for our newsletter to find out when the next one is happening.

Restorative

This class is designed for deep relaxation. It involves gentle yoga stretches to open joints and stretch muscles, as well as restorative poses, breath work and guided imagery to soothe the nervous system and calm the mind. This class welcomes students of all levels.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a form of conscious relaxation. During a Yoga Nidra class, all you need to do is wear comfortable clothing, lie down, be at ease and listen as you are guided through systematic relaxation and visualization techniques.

Community

A free, all-levels class taught by recent graduates of the Tejas Yoga Teacher Training & Mentorship program.