Starting January 1st, we will change our studio's name to Novo Yoga. Our website will be novoyoga.com
and our email will be email@example.com
On January 8th we will start the new and expanded schedule
(please check out the schedule pages above)
Happy New Year everybody.................Novo Yoga
1820 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310 540 2023
Yin Yoga : Known as gentle Yoga or the quiet practice, Yin Yoga is the quintessential relaxing class. Yin Yoga derives its name from the Chinese Taoist concept of Yin and Yang where Yin is associated with calming, soothing, introspection, and an attitude of quiet acceptance. Practicing Yin Yoga is an attempt to gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissue that forms our joints. Connective tissue accounts for 50% of the resistance against our body's flexibility compared to 40% provided by muscles. Connective tissue doesn't respond to brief, rhythmical stretches as muscles do. For this reason, one of the fundamental characteristics of Yin Yoga is to hold the postures longer than other practices and with most of the muscles relaxed. This is a 60 minute class, all on the floor, that will be taught with low, soothing lights. The heat will be a little less than other practices offered at our studio but still felt. Come in to try this unique and effective class that will give you an opportunity to slow down a frenetic life schedule, a way to counter a stressful situation or just a chance to spend an hour doing quiet, introspective yoga. This is a “less heated” class. Expect about 95°-99°. This class is offered with music.
MFR (Myofascial Release)Yoga Therapy
A fun and invigorating 60 minute class that focuses on the releasing of painful trigger points throughout the body. The beginning of each class starts with a 10-15 minute rigorous warm-up, consisting of yoga postures combined with corrective exercise techniques. The following 35-40 minutes will be the real work of the class, releasing painful and dysfunctional trigger points! Using a roller and an MFR ball, you will be guided to methodically pinpoint and release problematic areas of muscle tissue, areas that cause improper muscle function. The final 10 or so minutes will be the cool down, calming and lengthy stretches of the specific areas we focused on during the class. Ultimately, releasing trigger points throughout the body will create an increased overall functionality of the body and a much improved well-being.
This is a “less heated” class. Expect about 95°-99°
Vinyasa Inversions: If you have taken several Vinyasa flow classes and you feel ready to explore more complex and challenges postures, try this class and bring your practice to a different level. As with the Vinyasa All Levels, the postures will be presented in a flow style and they will work all muscles, strength and stamina proposing, here and there, a few more vigorous postures. Because of that and the inversion asanas included, we would classify this practice as intermediate but, considering that the inversions are optional (it’s up to you what and when to try them), this practice should be available to most.
60 min class with music
Alignment & Fundamentals: Bring vitality to your body and stillness to your mind as you build your yoga practice from the foundation. This 60 minute class offers a new sequence of postures every time that build on one another and allow you to gain the strength, stamina, and concentration to develop a deep understanding of asana. This class focuses on precision and alignment of postures, offering individual adjustments or modifications as needed, so that everyone, regardless of experience or physical limitations, can experience the benefit of the poses. Yoga belts and blocks might be used to enhance the benefits of some asanas.
60 min, non heated
Yang-Yin: Take this interesting 60 min class that includes both Yang and Yin aspects that comprise the Taoist concept.
Yang you will start with 30 min of a flow of postures that will be dynamic, external, warming and upward in nature (Yang), followed by 30 min of postures that are held longer and are calming, internal, cooling and relaxing (Yin).
Yang will work the muscles and get the blood circulation going while building strength and stamina. Yin will slow down the pace and work on the dense connective tissues and joints. A true energy balanced practice.
Kundalini: This is a unique and one of the most spiritual practices still available to students.
The word literally means ‘the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved’, a poetic way of describing the flow of energy and consciousness that already exists within each one of us. In yogic teachings, kundalini is the vital force that lie dormant at the base of the spine.
We raise our kundalini by awakening the flow of energy within the body through breathing exercises, movements, and focused awareness.
At the discretion of the teacher, in class you will do breath work, engage in Mantra sounds, dynamic movements (kriyas), inward gazing, energy focusing and a few minutes of meditation.
Everything you do in class is designed to open up the flow of energy within the body thus allowing you to become more physically fit, release stagnant emotions, and open up to new levels of vitality and creativity.
60 min. Non heated
Hot60 : A complete and engaging practice of 60 minutes that will provide the same benefits of our Hot90 while saving 1/2 hour of your time. This Hatha Yoga class has more than 20 postures with some of them repeated twice for cardio and exertion purposes. The room will be at about 105 degrees.
Novo Core : Discover this beautiful practice of 40 postures and 2 breathing exercises performed in a heated room of approximately 105 degrees, designed to work your core muscles with an emphasis on the abdominals. Learn new, interesting and challenging sequences in this beginner, quick paced, energizing practice that will tone your body and will provide stretching, strengthening and cardio in about 70 minutes.
Vinyasa All levels : Build significant strength and concentration as well as flexibility with this 60 minute, Ashtanga inspired practice performed in a heated room of approximately 100 degrees where postures flow from one to another connected by the breath. Learn sun salutation and follow the teachers' intuition and creativity as they guide you through a yoga class that might be different every time you take it.
Fusion: A 60 minutes class that combines well-known static Hatha Yoga postures that traditionally provide focus, determination and patience, with some shoulder-friendly Power Yoga combinations where the postures will flow harmoniously from one to another achieving strength, stamina and flexibility. This practice has many elements and moves that will please and challenge beginners and intermediate yogis alike. Time will go fast, a good workout is assured and all the major joints will be worked on and opened without being overused.
Hot90 : A classical, 90 minute practice designed to develop strength, balance, poise, and flexibility. The heat of about 105 degrees, is useful and effective in stretching the muscles and promotes a natural cleansing through profuse sweating. This is a comprehensive class where internal organs will be gently massaged and detoxified, the glandular system will be stimulated and the cardiovascular system will be challenged. Take this class to detoxify, lose unnecessary weight and limit the effects of aging.
Yoga Barre: This is a 60 minute class that combines energizing Yoga postures with muscle-toning, calorie-burning exercises inspired by ballet workouts at the wall barre.This class will be approachable and challenging to all levels and no ballet experience is necessary to attend, enjoy and get noticeable results.
There will be props used to localize and intensify muscle’s work and, at the discretion of the teacher, time could be spent on the floor strengthening the core with isometric movements that can involve the use of light weights. Challenge your balance, increase your strength and broaden your flexibility with this unique class.
This is a “less heated” class. Expect about 95°-99°
This class is offered with music.
Novo Sculpt : Novo Sculpt is a 60 minutes beginner class that includes a great combination of static and dynamic postures performed with light weights. The practice is designed to build strength and tone the muscles using both, isometric work found in traditional Yoga and isotonic contractions offered in modern workouts with weights. Although the main purpose of the class is to activate and bring some definition to the muscles, the practice includes several opportunities for stretching, particularly during the standing series.
For safety reasons we decided to use neoprene coated weights of 1, 2 and 3 lbs. We designed the postures and the sequence so that those weights would be more than enough to challenge the muscles. In fact, we recommend to start with the 1 or 2 lbs. until the body suggests otherwise.
Gym gloves are not necessary but you can bring it and wear it during the class if preferred.
60 min. Music.
Flow Sculpt: A different way to present Sculpt, FS is a hybrid class that combines the movement of Vinyasa Flow while using weights. As with the Novo Sculpt, the weights are kept at a low load (1,2 and 3 lbs) but, the continuous movement and engagement of the muscles with weights in hands, will surely provide toning, strength and a general feeling of a good workout. 60 min with music
Hatha All levels: A foundational class that will help you to set this and other practices on the right path. Whether you are new or a well versed Yoga student, this class will offer you a broad range of postures for you to work on and master. At the discretion of the teacher, the practice may start with a short Sun Salutation sequence (a few minutes of slow flow) just to warm up the body, followed by a series of static postures (no flow) that will engage you for the majority of the time you spend in the Yoga room.
This is a “non-structured” class where the teacher will pull from her/his repertoire of asanas and propose them according to a pre prepared plan, guided by the energy of the group or inspired by personal creativity. Each asana will be held for a few long breaths.
Every class may be different and every teacher will put their own imprint on the practice.
60 minutes. Music