CLASS DESCRIPTIONS: FIND YOUR INNER ZUDA

All of our classes will challenge you, but not always in the way you think. We want you to view your class time as a chance to take a daily break and spend time with yourself. If you’re hesitant to dive in, we recommend starting with the Rookie Program or Yoga 101. These “newbie-only” programs are a great way to start your journey. If you’re already comfortable, feel free to jump in to any class.

BASICS

Basics class is a place for people to begin their yoga practice or to reconnect with their yoga roots. But let’s be clear, a Basics class is no less challenging than any of the other classes. In fact, because the poses tend to be held and felt longer, it can be even more challenging.

  • 75-minute class that moves slowly — poses are held for 5 breaths or more
  • Teacher suggestions for modifications to increase or decrease intensity
  • Focused breath and movement — some portion of class will link one breath, one movement

ALL LEVELS

Zuda’s signature class: vigorous, dynamic, flow-based yoga where variance and creativity are the norm. Each class differs from the last to help you find your edge.

This is the full expression of vinyasa as moving meditation. When linking breath with movement, the practice become dancelike — an interplay of motion and stillness. Strength, flexibility, balance and cardio come into harmony. Described as “an awakening,” the only way to truly understand is to do it.

We suggest you have previous experience or have a familiarity with Sun Salutations A & B before tackling an all levels class.

KARMA CLASSES: DONATION BASED

Karma classes are our same Vinyasa-style classes, but we only accept donations for them. No class passes will be accepted. Each quarter a new recipient is selected, and receives ALL PROCEEDS.

This quarter, donations support one recipient for a Zuda teacher training scholarship.

ASHTANGA

Explore the roots of our Vinyasa practice through a special Ashtanga Americano class. The teacher leads the class through a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga, with Sanskrit woven in throughout the flow. This practice will challenge your concept of Vinyasa, bringing new and greater awareness to your personal practice and life. An excellent class for experienced students interested in deepening their practice.

YOGA NIDRA

Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is a powerful practice of guided relaxation that offers great healing potential for the body, mind and spirit. First, prepare the physical body through pranayama (conscious breathing exercises) and a few yin postures to ground and create inner awareness. Once the body is ready for rest, experience a 30-minute meditation while lying in savasana. Explore this opportunity to exist between wake and slumber — where all things are possible. Bring any props (blanket, eye pillow, bolster, etc.) that create a comfortable and safe space for you to practice with ease and go deep within.

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YIN YOGA

Zuda offers yin yoga in Sacramento! Bring some balance to your yoga practice by incorporating yin.

Whereas Power Vinyasa Yoga (yang) emphasizes activity, muscular strength and stamina, Yin Yoga focuses on stillness, lengthening the connective tissues and allowing gravity to do the work. By holding a yin pose for a long time, the body responds by making connective tissue longer, stronger and more pliable.

Zuda’s yin yoga classes are held in a non-heated, cool, room. This practice is still and quiet — there are minimal standing postures and little talking or music. This space provides students with the opportunity to listen closely to the messages the body has to offer. This class is accessible to all levels, including first timers.

KIDS PROGRAM

What a wonderful gift to give your child — the ability to embrace their true selves. Through breathing, playing, body awareness and community, children establish the unity of yoga and daily life.

This program is for children, ages 5-11. Parents are required to remain on the Zuda Yoga premises during the Kids Program and are encouraged to attend the accompanying Vinyasa class.

  • A deeper understanding of simple to complex yoga poses
  • Engagement of children’s yoga games, stories and partner play
  • An introduction to the body and mind connection
  • A breath-centered practice that encourages calm energy

SLOW FLOW

Zuda’s newest class: slow, flow, centered yoga in a warm, not-so-hot studio. Each class connects you to the foundations of the vinyasa practice: breath, drishti and flow. The asana is built from the ground up with options for more challenging variations. The slower pace creates more time to get into shapes and uses alignment cues to allow you to find the shape in your body. Come to this class with an open mind, from a place of inquiry and discovery. Slowing down can create an even greater opportunity to connect to the whole, complete, real, authentic you. It’s time to take time for YOU.

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“We need Zuda because we need a place to let go of all the things that happen in the rest of our world and to feel good.”
- Student