The YMCA of Montclair welcomes you to experience the ancient art of yoga with our experienced, certified teachers. Yoga has many proven benefits including increased flexibility, improved endurance and reduced stress. The Y offers the best value of any yoga studio in the Montclair area. For the price of your Y membership, you can take UNLIMITED classes.
We teach many different yoga modalities, have classes for all levels and convenient class times to fit any schedule. Questions? Contact us at email@example.com or call 973-744-3400.
All Levels Open to all levels of students-beginner to advanced. Poses can be modified to accommodate all levels.
Chair Yoga Focuses on basic yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and supported standing poses for balance and bone density.
Gentle/Restorative Yoga Each week you will explore a different series of basic poses focusing on stretching and gentle transition through the poses.
Iyengar A detailed and refined approach to yoga that emphasizes muscular and skeletal alignment, and creates strength, flexibility, and balance. Deep stretching occurs through holding poses for longer periods while also building strength.
Level I Focus on basic yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), as well as meditation.
Level II An intermediate level class that may incorporate more challenging backbends and inversions.
Power Yoga A challenging sequence of asanas designed to build strength, flexibility, and balance.
Vinyasa A flowing style of yoga, linking one asana to the next.
Intro to Yoga Classes (6 weeks) Spend 6 weeks learning the basics. An emphasis will be placed on learning how to breathe through your practice and how to effectively use props to go deeper in your poses. Open to all levels, but recommended for anyone new to Yoga.
Mindfulness Meditation Meditation is effective for stress reduction and pain management. Promotes inner calm, wisdom, wakefulness and joy. Generally class is conducted with participants in a seated position; however, other variations are used as well.
Yin Yoga and Meditation Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints, improve flexibility, cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.
Other Mind & Body Classes
T’ai Chi This class is a series of precise flowing movements that will help develop balance, mental focus, strength, flexibility, and calmness. No extreme demands are placed on your muscles.
Just Stretch/Stretch Express A variety of techniques will be used to stretch the entire body, finishing with some gentle relaxation, leaving you feeling great!
Pilates-Mat This is a GROUP EXERCISE Pilates class done on a mat with an emphasis on movement quality, posture, and breathing. Exercises are designed and sequenced to strengthen the core.