There is something for everyone at Bala. We’re sure of it, and work hard to bring a wide variety of classes, approaches and instructors to both of our Seattle-area studios. Whether you’re brand new to yoga or an advanced practitioner, whether you’re seeking relaxation or toning and strengthening, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our spacious studios, morning, noon and night. Check out our Class Schedule and Class Descriptions below for more detailed information.
While all levels are welcome in any of our classes, it’s always helpful to have some information on how our classes differ from one another, and what you’ll likely encounter in each one. In addition to trying out new classes, each instructor brings something fresh and unique to the studio, so be sure to experience a range of instructor’s styles as well.
Select a class below to learn more.
Bala Vinyasa - All Levels
* All Levels classes will offer the most advanced variations, students of “all levels” are welcome to take class at their own pace. Our vinyasa or “flow” classes seamlessly link breath and movement while building balance, strength, and flexibility. Students will find this practice of flowing from one dynamic pose to another both energizing and grounding. All levels welcome.
Bala Vinyasa - Level 1
In Level 1 Yoga, we take a bit more time in the beginning to set the foundation for proper alignment within the poses, good form and technique and possible modifications. Then we work our way into a balanced, well-rounded and invigorating vinyasa flow class. A level 1 will move slower than an all levels class but won’t necessarily be “easier,” All levels welcome.
Yin yoga calls for practitioners to stay relaxed in a pose for several minutes. It is gentle enough for students of all levels and gives them a chance to focus on the oft-overlooked, deep connective tissue that comprise the Yin parts of the body. Yin Yoga stretches the deep tissue that tightens when one overworks, stresses, or ages. Presence, breath, relieving tension, and mindfulness are all part of the class.
Bala Vinyasa - Slow Flow
In this slowed down version of a vinyasa class where you will cultivate strength, balance and physical & mental flexibility. There is a strong emphasis on safe transitions, core strength and breath work so all participants can develop a sustainable practice.
This class will challenge your core in a very unique and effective way – you will not only engage your abs and hip flexors, but also work your obliques, lower back, and glutes. expect nothing but sweat, fun and results.
LSD: Long, Slow, and Deep
Are you ready to experience your body in a new and insightful way? A practice built around freedom of movement, personal expression and sustenance for the Soul. We’ll give our body what it’s been calling for through this gentle but deep practice. Simple movements, restorative postures, deep awareness. You’ll leave feeling taller, brighter and more aware than ever before.