Welcome to Santosha Yoga! Dina Lang and Katy Nadal are longtime friends who share a love for the practice of yoga. As mothers of now adult children, Katy and Dina have turned their nurturing focus toward the Bethany community. Bringing yoga to people of all ages and abilities is the passion behind the creation of Santosha Yoga. The name, Santosha, is Sanskrit for contentment. Katy and Dina believe that through yoga each person can discover their true self and find santosha! Our Philosophy We believe that yoga has the power to transform lives, and our goal is to make this transformative practice available to people of all ages and abilities. Yoga is an ancient scientific system designed to empower health, happiness and a greater sense of self. The word yoga means union and refers to the oneness of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is not a religion, it is a practice. It supports and enhances all cultural, racial and religious backgrounds. All classes at Santosha reflect this philosophy, where everyone is welcome to find peace and contentment just as they are. Santosha's Sweat Index Designed to help you find the class that's right for you. Cool: These classes are more about stretching (and gentle strengthening) than sweating. A long sleeved cotton shirt would probably suit you fine. Warm: Peel off the long sleeves, you're in for a fairly athletic workout. Hot: You'll be sweating in no time with a vigorous, challenging practice in a room heated to 85 degrees. Gentle Yoga ~ Cool A rejuvenating class with a gentle flow. Focus on balance, range of motion, core strengthening, stretching and relaxation. All levels welcome. This class is appropriate for all stages of complication-free pregnancy as well! Beginning Vinyasa ~ Warm An entry level vinyasa class for those brand new to the practice or with limited experience. A chance to move slowly, focus on breathing, learn basic posture alignment and put it all together in a vinyasa flow. ("Vinyasa" in Sanskrit means "flow," which means you'll be flowing smoothly from pose to pose.) A great preparation for any of our Vinyasa classes! NOTE: On Saturdays at 12:30pm there is a Free Beginning Vinyasa class! ($5 optional donation to Street Yoga if you choose.) Vinyasa ~ Warm A moderately athletic flow class with emphasis on posture alignment and moving with the breath. Creative pose sequencing builds strength and flexibility in the body, mind and spirit. Intermediate level class, fit beginners are welcome. Power Vinyasa ~ Hot A challenging flow class for those who like to practice in the heat. The room temperature is set to 85 degrees. Solidify the connection of mind, body and spirit through an exhilarating and detoxifying practice. Intermediate to advanced yogis bring your towel and be prepared to sweat! Yin ~ Cool A perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) style of vinyasa yoga. Yin targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. A slower moving class focusing on floor postures with longer holds. All levels welcome. Restorative ~ Cool As relaxing as a spa treatment. Using props to support your body, relax and rest deeply with this restorative practice. Improve digestion, elimination and fertility. Reduce blood pressure, muscle tension, insomnia and fatigue. All levels welcome to this 90 minute class! Tai Chi ~ Cool A gentle exercise program that consists of a sequence of slow, fluid movements--Tai Chi is a moving meditation. By integrating the body and mind, it improves immunity, posture, strength and flexibility. Practiced regularly, tai chi can significantly enhance balance, concentration, and relaxation. This Sun-style session class allows participants to deepen as they learn the sequence of movements. All levels welcome. Senior Yoga ~ Cool Using chairs and props to accommodate all levels of mobility.