Alphabetical List of Class Descriptions


We cater to a wide variety of students by offering different types of classes and levels. We offer Yoga, Pilates, MELT Method, Barre, Fitness classes and more.

Please email (info@sellwoodyoga.com) or call us if you have questions about which classes to try and why.

Align Bootcamp Drop-In

Align Bootcamp is our signature bootcamp class: a high-intensity mixture of strength training and cardiovascular exercises. You’ll work your heart, muscles, and mind, getting stronger and leaner while while also honing your balance, coordination, and flexibility.  You will use a variety of equipment and modules in each class, including TRX Suspension Trainers, kettlebells and total bodyweight exercises to work the entire body over the course of one hour. Our energetic bootcamp drills will sculpt your body, push your limits, and help you achieve any fitness goal you’ve set for yourself.

Our experienced Bootcamp instructors are passionate about wellness, and each brings their own personal training style and fitness philosophy to their classes.

Candlelight Yoga

Unwind, relax, and chill out. Candlelight Yoga is a soothing blend of deep, slow moving stretches with supported restorative work.  Candlelight Yoga is suitable for and beneficial to all levels of practitioners.

The classes are designed to help you:

  • melt away tension
  • decrease feelings of stress and anxiety
  • increase a sense of calmness and peacefulness

Our Candlelight Yoga classes might also include some time using foam rollers, and massage balls to further and expand the opportunities for therapeutic release, rejuvenation, and healing. By the end of your practice you will feel recharged, replenished, and relaxed.

Family Yoga

The whole family is invited to play, laugh, and explore yoga. Come and share an afternoon of joyful Family Yoga. Through fun partner poses, creative breathing exercises and simple relaxation techniques, parents, caregivers and children create the roots for a lifelong practice together. No prior Yoga experience necessary. Recommended for kids ages 2-10 years and their families/caregivers.

Gentle and Restorative Yoga

Soothe your stress with this healing, calming and rejuvenating class. The first half of our practice will focus on slow movement, stretching and strengthening postures while the second half will be completely supported, quiet and restorative. In all parts of this meditative practice, we will connect mindfully to the breath, body and spirit. Yogis of all ages, sizes and levels are welcome to attend, as are those with injuries and therapeutic needs.

Hatha Yoga

Drawing on principles of Iyengar (alignment-based), Vinyasa (flow) and classical Hatha yoga, Hatha classes move through a variety of postures, themes and focuses. The content of the classes will be chosen to suit those present and energy of the group, working toward a balanced body and mind: aware, powerful, and present. The pace may be slower than that of a Vinyasa Flow class, which makes Hatha classes valuable for both beginners and experienced practitioners; providing time and attention to the foundation, alignment and subtleties of each posture. Students are guided out of their trouble spots so they can express each pose in a way that suits and addresses their individual needs. The class will include asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing practices) and meditation in order to address health and well being on all levels.

Heart Healthy Boxing

In this cardio conditioning class, take your fitness to new levels by learning the fundamentals of boxing. You will learn how to throw a cross, a jab, and move like a boxer. Train your mind and body to learn new combos and movement patterns, and find the joy of focusing on the moment, digging deep to test your mettle. Your endurance will be tested as you put all your effort into rounds of 3 minute intervals. This class is for everyone with a focus on having fun and working hard.

Mellow Flow

This class has a balanced mix of vinyasa and restorative yoga, integrating fluid movement and restful postures with a strong focus on breath, awareness, and alignment. This nourishing practice provides both active and passive poses, supporting the body in deeply relaxing, unwinding, and melting away stress.

Mellow Vinyasa with Restoratives

This class combines the creative form of Vinyasa (flow) yoga with rejuvenating, supported and restorative poses. In all parts of this meditative practice, we will connect mindfully to the breath, body and spirit. Yogis of all ages, sizes and levels are welcome to attend, as are those with injuries and therapeutic needs.

Mellow/Restorative Flow/Vinyasa

These classes provide a balance of flowing movement and breath awareness with a slow and steady pace, intended to induce deep relaxation. These classes are for all levels and provide a perfect way to unwind or for a new student to try yoga in a slow, supportive and welcoming environment.

MELT

The MELT Method® is an innovative science-based self-treatment program. Learn simple self-care techniques you can use every day to make your body feel better and function more efficiently. In this class, you will:

  • Relieve aches and pains brought on by aging and active living Reduce inflammation
  • Ease chronic neck and low back strain
  • Improve alignment
  • Learn how to keep your whole body working better

As a massage therapist, I was wildly impressed with the results from your class.  I keep telling my clients that they need to try it – it is that good!  Releasing fascial restrictions in areas nowhere near my “problem” area and having my “problem” area resolve was the most fun as it demonstrated everything I know about connective tissue and talk about to be true – but to feel it in my body was a joy.  – MELT Student

MELT Performance

*This is a more advanced class that builds on regular MELT classes. At least 5 regular MELT classes, MELT private session(s), or permission from the instructor, is required to participate. If you are unsure of which MELT class is best for you, feel free to contact Sharie with questions at shariemoss@mac.com.

MELT Performance is about stabilizing the shoulder girdle, core and pelvis using specialized cues, props, positions and movements based on the concepts of neuromuscular therapy. These specialized movements allow you to access your unconscious neurological pathways and influence your own muscular timing. From these movements you will be able to simulate specialized hands-on therapeutic techniques that are used to reintegrate optimal joint motion, erase compensatory patterns, and help you not only live pain free, but also improve athletic performance. Also discover how to reduce post-exercise recovery time, as well as aches and stiffness brought on by the repetitive patterns and impact of activity. Please be sure to bring a full water bottle. All equipment will be provided for the class.

Morning Vinyasa

An alignment based Vinyasa Flow class that focuses of using awareness and breath to drop deeply into a variety of poses. Classes place a strong emphasis on each student finding an authentic practice that fits their current needs. The class is appropriate for practitioners of various levels. Modifications and variations will be offered in a supportive way for each person to practice being where they are. Most classes will include sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses and inversions.

Pilates Mat

Mat work is the core of Pilates training. The precise exercises developed by Joseph H. Pilates in the 1920’s are tried and true in building core strength, increasing flexibility & range of motion, improving coordination, control of movement, alignment, and deep full breathing. With practice and intention, building strong abdominal and postural muscles – also known as the powerhouse – is invaluable in the support of the skeletal system. Pilates exercises focus on using the breath to channel core energy into the center of the body and out to the limbs. (Each Pilates exercise can be modified to suit most people, of any age or fitness level. At the same time, Pilates is widely recommended by doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors for older people and those undergoing physical rehabilitation. If this is the case, however, please let the studio and your instructor know so that we can help direct or accommodate your concerns safely and effectively.)

Pilates Fusion

Open to all levels of experience, this class combines Pilates mat work and props. You will lengthen, sculpt and tone your body while having a blast!

Pilates/Barre Fusion

Open to all levels of experience, this class combines Pilates mat work, weights, and Barre work. You will lengthen, sculpt and tone your body while having a blast!

Restorative and Reiki

This restorative Yoga and Reiki class pairs gentle postures with energetic healing. Our yoga series concentrates on poses intended to help attain deeper levels of stretch and healing. Reiki practitioners will assist by flowing a special form of subtle energy through their hands and into your postures. Reiki involves minimal physicality and will always work with your comfort level. All experience levels encouraged to participate!

Restorative Yoga

This is a great all around class for those looking to deeply relax, unwind and melt away stress. Calming breathing exercises and a series of restful postures, using bolsters and and other props, will help to fully support the body and refresh the mind. Newer students will learn gentle approaches to poses and experienced students and athletes will benefit by adding restoratives to their practice and/or training program.

Strong Vinyasa

A more challenging and faster paced Vinyasa Flow practice aimed at developing strength and stability, endurance and focus, as well as balance and mobility. Familiarity of Sun Salutations (A and B series) is recommended.

Strong and Stable – Hybrid Yoga

This class uses a combination of TRX yoga, weights and resistance bands, emphasizing strength training with less intense cardiovascular work. Using slower, more mindful movements you will build & tone muscles such as arms, core and booty, for a stronger more stable yoga practice and overall health

Vinyasa Flow

An evolving and creative form of yoga, Vinyasa Flow classes integrate breath and movement, awareness and alignment. Vinyasa is a logical arrangement and placement of asana (postures) where the intelligence is guided from within. Each class is unique, influenced primarily from hatha yoga traditions as well as other healing and expressive arts.

Yin Yoga with Reiki

Enjoy this all levels Yin with Reiki class designed to be the perfect compliment to strength building Yang practices, such as Vinyasa. Yin utilizes a series of longer held floor postures to help improve flexibility and target the connective tissue, or fascia of the body – it’s a great class for men and women, and perfect for athletes! Yin Yoga is designed to literally open the body up, peeling away layers of stress, injury, and tension that reside within. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. Additionally, Reiki (a system of energetic healing) is used as a therapeutic tool during class to allow for deeper levels of opening and clearing of energetic blocks. Take practice to the next level as we target your deepest foundation!

Yoga Basics

This is a great class for beginning and intermediate students as well as those looking to further their understanding of the foundations and subtleties of yoga poses and breathing techniques. Yoga Basics focuses on alignment, adapting poses, working with breath and increasing flexibility, strength and balance. Assistance by way of props may be utilized to allow greater access, opening and awareness throughout the body, and to allow students of various levels to practice safely and comfortably.

Self exploration occurs through discovery and release of physical tension, habitual patterns and psychological resistance. As individual practice continues, a student’s ability to relax and concentrate improves and self understanding is enhanced. Different techniques and instructions will be explained in order to adapt poses to fit the needs and experience levels of each student.

Yoga Basics (Mixed Levels)

Combining and using techniques, tips, and formats from a variety of yoga styles the “Yoga Basics (Mixed Levels)” classes are designed to be adaptable to a wide range of students from beginners to more seasoned practitioners.

These classes are slower moving and more detail oriented then the Vinyasa Flow classes. Emphasis is on alignment with skillful instruction as well as time for exploration to see and feel how yoga poses differ by design, body type and approach. Most “Yoga Basics (Mixed Levels)” classes revolve around a particular theme (making for a mini-workshop style class) or are set up to look at a few specific poses. Each class involves time for relaxation, breath awareness, and stress reduction.

Different techniques and instructions will be explained in order to adapt poses to fit the needs and experience levels of the class. Assistance by way of props, hands on adjustment and demonstration is often included to help students of various levels practice safely and comfortably.

Yoga for Athletes

*Improve balance and flexibility
*Build muscular strength and stability
*Increase mental alertness and focus
*Prevent injuries
*Enjoy deep relaxation
This class is not just for athletes and is suitable for most people even those who are new or newer to yoga. Come in and give the class a try. Besides traditional yoga poses, the Yoga for Athletes classes sometimes includes myofascial release techniques.
In the Yoga for Athlete’s class you will:
  • increase your breath awareness to stay centered and present
  • practice with good alignment to help prevent injuries and to repair and recover from overuse and training.
  • try some challenging poses to build overall strength and improve balance
  • work with longer more passive holds, in certain poses, to help open tight or sore muscle groups
  • experience deep relaxation that is important for integration and restoration.

Yoga for Vibrant Maturity

Yoga for Vibrant Maturity is specifically designed to support healthy body and mind for the 55+ age person. While all ages are welcome, the practice emphasizes increasing bone density and enhancing balance on and off the mat with variations of classic standing poses, sensible stretching and relaxation. More active than restorative yoga and yet still slow paced and supportive.

Yoga with TRX Suspension

Build core strength using your body weight to advance your yoga practice through the challenge and assistance of the TRX Suspension trainer.

These classes will incorporate TRX suspension training along with Yoga poses to help you:

  • Build overall strength
  • Develop better alignment
  • Improve your balance
  • Increase your confidence in more intermediate to advanced poses like inversions, arm balances and backbends