Choosing a Yoga Class

Choosing a yoga class and deciphering the differences between styles of yoga can be intimidating. At Danja Yoga, we often receive questions from students asking what kind of yoga we recommend for them. There's many different types of yoga. Some are physically intense, while others can be relaxing and meditative. At the studio, we teach a variety of styles. Each individual style can be slightly different depending on the teacher. Like you, our teachers are also students and we encourage them to experiment and have fun with yoga. Our helpful guide removes the mystery and helps you choose the class that's right for you.

We have a buffet of choices for your yoga and mindfulness practice. What feels spicy to some may be mild to others. Choosing a milder class will generally require less effort and yield less intensity. Going spicier will heat things up and add increased effort. We use these terms instead of denoting levels because how you practice yoga and mindfulness is completely dependent on your tastes. Descriptions of each class are provided for clarity.

Class Descriptions

Yoga Basics

Yoga Basics

Learn the basics of yoga without fear! This class is to ease you into yoga and is open to everyone who is curious, wants to move a little, and wants to break down poses to truly understand yoga. This class focuses on bringing the body and mind into balance. Ignite a passion for yoga in a non-judgmental environment where exploration is encouraged, and modifications are offered for all body types.
Challenge: 3/5
Chill: 3/5
Slow Flow

Slow Flow

Come over to the slow side! Slow Flow emphasizes postures for strength, flexibility, and balance, while allowing your breath to help you relax and tone the nervous system. Each class is designed to promote peace and healing in both body and the mind, while cultivating awareness, strength, and flexibility. These moderately-paced classes are open to everyone who likes to move, breathe, and ease safely into yoga. The focus is on how the poses feel and heal - and not how they look.
Challenge: 3/5
Chill: 3/5
Flow

Flow

These upbeat classes are designed to progressively open the body—while linking movement with breath into an invigorating flow. Combine sublime music, breathwork, and savasana, easing you into a state of utter relaxation, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for bliss. In this class, you may sweat, tumble around playfully, and enter a serene state of self-connection, mindfulness, and ease. You’ll experience flexibility, strength, stability, and overall calmness and clarity.
Challenge: 3-5/5
Chill: 2-3/5
Core Flow

Core Flow

Working on your core strength is one of the most important things you can do for your body, but it should never feel like a chore. Whether it’s holding your balance or moving smoothly from one asana to the next, a strong core plays a big role in supporting and stabilizing your spine and pelvis. Through short, friendly, and approachable yoga-based sequences, you’ll build strength and stability in your abdominal muscles, glutes, obliques, and beyond. You’ll leave walking a little taller and smiling a little wider!
Challenge: 4/5
Chill: 3/5

Yoga Sculpt

Yoga Sculpt

Build strength and achieve fitness goals. This challenging practice combines the balance and focus of yoga with the strength of weight training. Each class incorporates weights and yoga to work your arms, shoulders, chest, back, and core. The result is a full-body toning and sculpting routine. In each class, your legs are active, and your core is engaged while each weight training movement is controlled by the breath. Each powerful class takes yoga to the next level to benefit you physically and mentally.
Challenge: 5/5
Chill: 1/5

Power Flow

Power Flow

Deepen your yogic practice while challenging the body and taking your fitness to a higher and more challenging level. Power Flow fuses challenging movement with breath. This class will ignite your practice and take it to a higher level with a perfect blend of cardio and strength. This class takes the athlete out of the gym and into the yoga studio for a fitness-style class with all the perks and joys of a yoga class.
Challenge: 4/5
Chill: 2/5

Hot Power Flow

Hot Power Flow

Burn it up! Explore your physical edge with our Hot Power Flow class. This heated (90 - 95 degrees) class blends heat with the athleticism and enticing movements of a vinyasa class. Teachers offer modifications to either intensify or make the postures more accessible depending on the student's level. Prepare to sweat, move, and breathe. You’ll walk out of class glistening and glowing!
Challenge: 4
Chill: 2

Morning Flow

Morning Flow

Cock-a-doodle-doo! Wake up to a yoga class for all levels of ability, designed to get your day off to a great start from a physical and mental perspective. Classes move at a moderate pace, incorporating flexibility, balance, and breathwork to improve endurance, strength, fitness, and focus for all ability levels. This class is guaranteed to get you out of bed in the mornings with fewer aches and pains!
Challenge: 4/5
Chill: 3/5

Deep Stretch

Deep Stretch

Deep Stretch is a great complementary practice for all other classes. Each class consists of poses held for a longer period of time with deep breaths to target connective and deeper tissues. The muscles stay relaxed throughout the class while focusing on sensations in the body, in order to make slight adjustments to discover your own personal edge. These gentle, long-held postures bring a feeling of lightness in the body--a deep release of the connective tissue.
Challenge: 3/5
Chill: 3/5

Restorative

Restorative

Yogis of all levels will ease into relaxation and release with this gentle, still, and slow style of yoga that includes long, passive holds supported by props. Restorative yoga is a great recovery tool for those overcoming illness or injury and the perfect supplement to the more active classes. Restorative yoga helps relieve tension, improve the immune system, stretch deep fascia, and increase flexibility while balancing the mind and body. Classes may include a combination of therapeutic elements, including essential oils, touch assistance, guided meditation, and soothing music.
Challenge: 1/5
Chill: 5/5

Long Holds

Long Holds

Long Holds is a class consisting of active standing postures and flowing with your breath for the first half of the class in a heated room. The second half of the class features floor postures held for 3-5 minutes yoga practices as the room gently cools to room temperature.This class can provide you with a practice that starts with energizing and uplifting yoga and evolves into deep, introspective and quiet yoga that develops strength and flexibility in body and mind. This class is suitable for all levels of practitioners from beginners through advanced students.
Challenge: 2/5
Chill: 3/5

Ashtanga

Ashtanga

Ashtanga is a very dynamic and athletic form of hatha yoga, made up of a fixed order of postures that become more challenging through progression. While it is a very physical practice, Ashtanga also promotes mental clarity and inner peace. All levels can practice Ashtanga yoga. Instructors skillfully lead students through each posture of the Primary Series while offering modifications and gentle encouragement.
Challenge: 4/5
Chill: 2/5

Kundalini

Kundalini

Kundalini is an invigorating style of yoga that works both your breath and core. You’ll cultivate deeper awareness through a precise combination of dynamic physical movement, breath work, mantra, mudra, and meditation. Expect the unexpected as you activate and move energy throughout the body using these ancient yogic techniques. Kundalini yoga powerful and transformative practice that will leave you feeling relaxed, uplifted and more connected to your true nature.
Challenge: 4/5
Chill: 3/5

Pilates

Pilates

Get ready for a focused Pilates workout that will strengthen the core and tone muscles. Pilates is a mat-based form of exercise and body conditioning developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, mostly as a method of recovery for dancers. Classes encourage concentration on each movement while engaging the abdomen and low back muscles. The focus is on flexibility, muscular strength, breath control, and alignment. This is an active class, approachable for all levels, and you won’t leave sweaty!

Challenge: 4/5

Chill: 2/5

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Getting Here

We are located in The Gemma Building at the corner of Ohio and Oak in Olde Towne East. Our studio is a 3 - 5 minute drive from Downtown Columbus

Parking

There's ample parking on the streets around the studio. Please avoid parking in the lot directly next to the studio as it is for residents of the building

Bikes

There's a bike rack outside in front of the left side of our building. We also won't object to you bringing your bike inside.

 

Traveling from Out of Town

If you’re traveling from out of town, you’ll find Olde Towne East is charming and walkable. A number of hotels are a short drive from the studio. There's plenty of AirBnBs as well. Dozens of restaurants, coffee shops, gastropubs, and microbreweries are in a few blocks’ radius from the studio. We’re happy to  make recommendations.

Contact the Studio

info@danjayoga.com

614.946.0629

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