Compassion is our priority! Your needs are unique and we want you to honor those needs on your mat!
Take rest, take water, take modifications, whatever you need to feel good is what we want you to experience.
Our practice rooms are gently warmed to a comfortable 82 degrees without any added humidity and we are NOT a HOT yoga studio which in comparison is typically practiced in well over 100 degrees with added humidity.
Being in a cold room can stiffen muscles and we want to encourage ease of movement but without over heating.
We believe heat should be generated from within to burn impurities and open pathways for healing.
Our yoga classes are intelligently sequenced with clear instruction and safety. Each class is well rounded designed to leave you feeling open, balanced, connected and calm.
We play good music to inspire movement!
This Class is perfect for students new to yoga, or anyone who wants to get back to basics! All Yoga Basics classes are designed to give you the time and support to understand the proper alignment of Yoga asanas (postures). You will begin by focusing on the basics, but it does not stop there. In this class, you explore the physical poses and the awareness that builds as you practice them. Yoga Basics class teachers are experts at helping you master form, understanding how to breathe, and helping you build confidence in the postures while exploring the wonders of yoga. If you are looking for some of the best classes for beginner yoga Los Angeles has to offer, be sure to try our this yoga class.
These intermediate yoga classes are designed to build on the foundations you learned in basics classes. You will deepen your understanding of alignment, build strength, flexibility and balance. These classes are always exciting because in every class you learn and do something new. Our teachers hold space for you to embark on an inner journey as you move through the postures you will find a deeper connection to yourself and practice letting go of those things that don’t serve or enhance your life. We suggest taking at least a few beginner classes prior to participating in this class, so you have established a strong foundation.
A little more challenging than an intermediate class, a strong flow practice will get you moving! This class is designed to build heat, energize and strength the body. Poses are instructed with precise alignment and modifications are offered to help students practice within their ability level. Expect core work, twists, balancing postures, back bends, inversions and breath work to round out this deeply invigorating practice. Like all our classes, a strong flow class is intelligently sequenced, and our teachers offer precise instructions to give you the best possible experience both physically and mentally. Yoga experience recommended.
This class complements your regular yoga practice while boosting your metabolism and pushing your strength and flexibility to new heights. A total body workout Yoga Sculpt classes are set to energizing music and designed to tone and sculpt every major muscle group. Free weights are added to a vinyasa yoga sequence, creating resistance and intensifying the results achieved with each pose. Strength-training exercises such as squats, lunges, bicep and tricep curls are incorporated to build lean muscle mass. You will see visible results in your body. It is recommended that you are comfortable practicing at a level 1/2 before taking a Yoga Sculpt class.
Friday Night Flow
Enjoy a mixed levels yoga flow designed to build heat, energize and detoxify the body. Poses are instructed with precise alignment and modifications are offered making this class accessible to students of all levels. Expect core work, twists, balancing postures and breath-work to round out this invigorating practice. All levels welcome but previous level 1/2 experience is recommended.
Yin Yoga With Massage
A restorative yoga class designed to release tension and calm the nervous system. With the gentle support of props, students passively stretch and energize the deep connective tissues of the body, open the joints, and restore alignment. Practiced primarily on the floor in resting postures, Yin Yoga complements a more active (Yang) practice through improving flexibility, ease and balance. The passive physical exploration of Yin Yoga helps to release tension and is also beneficial for those recovering from injury or trauma. Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of deep relaxation. The instructor of this gentle practice and massage assistant will guide each student into deeper surrender with hands-on massage for a truly restorative experience. All levels and abilities are welcome.
This two part yoga class is a combination of a strong flow and a yin practice. You will build heat in the first half of the class with 45 minutes of strong flow including core work, standing balancing, and twists. In the second half of class you will transition to a yin style practice that includes slow deep stretching to open the body and create space in the connective tissue and joints. Enjoy the benefits of both active and passive practice with this well-rounded detoxifying, healing practice. This class best suited for students who are already comfortable practicing strong flow.
$10 Midday Flow
This one hour mixed levels vinyasa class will offer something for everyone. Expect an intelligently-sequenced yoga class that keeps the focus on mindfulness and breathwork as you explore your own limits. You are encouraged to walk the line between effort and ease. This is not a one-size-fits-all practice, and students should feel free to modify!
Yogalates is a synergistic class that pulls from the classical techniques of yoga and mat Pilates. This combination boosts endurance, aids flexibility, leans muscles, and stimulates blood flow and organ function. Pilates focuses on deep core muscles and spinal stability. Generating awareness in these core muscle groups helps students find more control and stability in their yoga poses. Come lift, tone and groove with us!
Dynamic Deep Stretch
This class is designed to release tension, align and create space in the whole body. A slow but deep practice targeting chronically tight areas such as shoulders, back, hips, hamstrings and quads. Deep Stretch is an accessible class that everyone needs – athletes, advanced practitioners, weekend warriors, first time yoga students, and everyone in between. Tight muscles can cause imbalance and pull the body out of alignment which can lead to injuries or chronic pain. Recommended for first time yogis, people who spend hours sitting at work, are heavily involved in weight training, endurance sports, and repetitive motion sports.
Our workshops bring a greater depth of understanding of both the physical and spiritual elements of yoga. Everything from backbends, handstands, core, .myofacial release, partner yoga and meditation is offered brining together the most educated healers, scholars, yoga teachers and members of the community to share knowledge that will expand your practice on and off the mat.
Prenatal yoga sequences are specifically tailored for strength, balance, and renewal in a rapidly changing body. Yogic breathing techniques are included in preparation for labor and delivery. Simple meditations and inspiring reflections on ancient and modern ways of birthing and mothering are offered for increased confidence. Moms are encouraged and supported in building enriching community that they can connect with on and off the mat.
You will experience an intelligent blend of various hatha yoga styles, along with other forms of movement (beneficial for pregnancy). These practices inspire a calm space within the chaos, and are invaluable tools for managing labor contractions. For some of the best healing and beneficial prenatal yoga Los Angeles has to offer, visit our prenatal yoga teachers at Red Diamond Yoga.
Children gain great personal and physical benefits from attending yoga classes. Rather than spending time in front of a screen, they are active, in a group, and learning the basics of the ancient practice of yoga. The movements strengthen their young bodies, keep them flexible, and can be beneficial for children who play sports, dance, or are involved in other physical activities. Kids yoga can also benefit those who need help with focus, discipline, and ways of handling the many stresses they encounter at school and at home. If you are interested in kids yoga Los Angeles children can have fun and feel safe in, be sure to bring your child to Red Diamond Yoga.
Led Half Primary Ashtanga
The Led Half Primary Ashtanga class is a rigorous, accessible, and therapeutic practice that flows directly from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois' Ashtanga Primary Series. This is a vinyasa practice, which means bringing together the breath system and the movement system. It is led by a teacher who calls out the names of the āsana and holds a rhythm for the group. The same sequence is practiced every day—emphasizing the power of repetition to build strength, flexibility and health. Ashtanga is the forerunner of modern "vinyasa flow."
We will open and close the practice by chanting mantra. This is a perfect class for those looking for a more traditional yoga practice that will lead to a deepening and sustainable relationship to Self. While this is an all levels class and open to everyone, some basic knowledge and practice of yoga is recommended.
The method of practice taught in Ashtanga Yoga relies on the linking of yoga postures through prescribed movements and incorporates deep, even breathing and steady gazing with the eyes. The ‘vinyasa,’ or movement between postures, encourages the blood to circulate properly in the body, while the deep breathing supplies a rich source of pure air, oxygenating the blood and allowing the removal of unwanted toxins through the lungs. Internal heat is produced from within, and is described as burning up the impurities in the body, the toxins liberated from the tissues by each posture. Steady gazing in different places during each movement and posture, is an important element of the practice, and over time facilitates the state of meditation, having a profound effect on the steadiness and calmness of the mind.
"Mysore style" is the way that this practice is traditionally taught. This means that it is self-guided and self-paced. The student learns the proper sequence, one posture at a time and follows the rhythm of her own breath. The teacher is present to give individual assistance and instruction. By observing the student's practice overtime, the teacher gets to know each student and can keep pointing them in the right direction. Ultimately, yoga is a journey inward to the self. The goal is to discover the inner guru, the inner teacher, and learn how to confidently listen to that voice alone.
Shala Sunday is a workshop style class that focuses on the classical foundations of yoga, philosophy and alignment. This will be an opportunity to breakdown postures and philosophy on an individual level. Themes that will be covered:
• Sun Salutations
• 8 Limbs
• How to sit
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