The practice of yoga has been around for thousands of years—and through the ages, it has branched out into a myriad of unique techniques and styles.
Here at Kindness Yoga, we seek to provide you with a diverse class roster that will support you through a lifetime of practice – from your first Downward Facing Dog to plumbing the depths of the soul in seated meditation, sweating and flowing like a pro, or even gracefully soaring into handstands. We feel blessed to be living in a time of rich evolutionary growth for this ancient practice. We are dedicated to providing the Denver community with a rich diversity of experience that honors yoga’s sacred past and looks to our community’s bright future—while helping us fully embody the present. To learn more about the kinds of yoga we practice, click on any of the names below.
AcroYoga classes at Kindness are a combination of yoga, acrobatics and therapeutic massage. You will learn the three main roles of AcroYoga (base, flyer and spotter) through a wide variety of poses, transitions, inversions and dynamic group exercises. AcroYoga is a fun and exciting practice that builds trust, communication and community through play. No partner or experience needed to attend.
- Align and Flow
Align and Flow is a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes the forms and actions within yoga postures. Classes progressively and safely sequence towards more complex poses, and spend time breaking down techniques for honing awareness and skill on and off the mat. This practice emphasizes cultivating adhikara (devoted studentship) and draws upon a wide range of postures that build strength, flexibility, and highly-refined awareness in body and mind.
Anusara literally means “stepping into the flow of grace,” or “living out of your heart.” First founded in 1988 by John Friend, a senior Iyengar yoga teacher, Anusara brings the most sophisticated alignment understandings together with a lineage of tantric philosophy. Anusara teachers dedicate themselves to many years of study with the highest-level scholars in yoga philosophy and practice present in the wold today. An Anusara class guides the student into their own heart, helping them to find and manifest greater meaning in their lives, while opening the body to its fullest potential of strength and suppleness. These classes teach from genuine, centuries-old yogic understandings, and speak to the physical and spiritual realizations that come from a disciplined continued yoga practice.
- Forrest Yoga
Forrest Yoga is renowned as an intensely physical and internally-focused practice that emphasizes carrying a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. The practice challenges students to access their whole being, and to use Forrest Yoga as a path to finding and then cleansing the emotional and mental blocks that dictate and limit their lives. Expect challenging flow sequencing, unique posture variations, and a strong emphasis on breath awareness.
- Foundations Yoga
Foundations Yoga classes are perfect for both the true beginner and the experienced student who wants a simple, impactful, accessible practice. Expect to build strength, meditative focus, confidence, and knowledge of yoga in a safe, supportive, well-paced environment. Learn and practice the fundamentals with instructors skilled at guiding poses and sharing modifications that work for all sorts of bodies.
Each Foundations Yoga class is uniquely designed by the instructor. They all feature detailed instruction of a breathing technique, a movement strategy, and several shapes from our syllabus of fundamental yoga postures. By returning to Foundations again and again, you can expect to develop a well-rounded and refreshing practice grounded in the most essential elements of yoga—mindful movement, classic poses, and conscious exploration of body and breath.
- Kindness Hot Yoga
Our popular signature series, Kindness Hot Yoga (affectionately known to many practitioners as Kinda Hot) is a comprehensive set of yoga postures specifically designed to strengthen, heal, and transform. As its name suggests, Kindness Hot Yoga is practiced in a moderately heated, humidified room and leads students through a detoxifying mixture of strengthening, lengthening and balancing poses that is both challenging and relaxing. This practice is truly all-levels; it’s beneficial for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Bring a towel and a water bottle!
- Restorative Yoga
Restorative Yoga is a floor-based practice of sthira (steadiness) and sukha (ease). Use blocks, bolsters, and blankets to sustain postures that facilitate relaxation and release. This form of yoga aims to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which supports immune function, stress relief, and balanced regulation of all bodily functions. Restorative practice is preventative and healing, as well as an ideal complement to more fiery yoga practices. It is also perfect for those experiencing anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, and digestive issues. Wear comfortable clothes and dress warmly!
- Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa is a flowing, dynamic yoga practice that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath. Most classes feature several elements of traditional Ashtanga yoga—including sun salutations, standing poses, preparation for arm balances, dynamic stretching, and pranayama (breathwork). Our diverse family of teachers creatively sequence these elements to reflect their unique personalities while building heat, exploring energy and intention, and fostering greater self-awareness. This practice will build strength, improve balance, aid weight loss, reduce stress, and increase vitality.
- Yin Yoga
A cooling, patient, and deeply intense practice, Yin is a perfect complement to dynamic and muscular styles popular in America today. Yin stimulates and targets connective tissues by working gently into the edge of postures through long holds (between one and ten minutes). By emphasizing actions of ligaments, bones, and joints rather than muscles, these classes encourage an entirely different sort of openness from more active and movement-oriented practices. Suitable for all levels, Yin promotes a sense of slow, deep unwinding and release.
- Yoga Nidra
Using a series of guided visualizations and deep relaxation techniques, this “inner body yoga” is designed to help practitioners move beyond the conditioned mind into a state of expanded self-awareness. By entering into an ultimate rest state and gaining access to the deeper realms of the mind, students can more effectively release tension, anxiety, unwanted habits and self-limiting beliefs—awakening to their greatest potential. Each class begins with several minutes of gentle, meditative movement, with the balance of the practice experienced lying in Savasana.