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Class Levels

All Levels: Open to all students regardless of experience.  (Form and Formless- Yoga with Assists; Gentle Yoga; Restorative Yoga; and Wise Yoga- Recommended for Ages 50+ are All Levels classes.)

Level 1: For beginners to learn the fundamentals of yoga practice.  (Note:  Strength, Alignment, & Balance is a Level 1 class.)

Level 2: For students with some Level 1 experience who have an interest in refining the fundamentals and deepening their practice. Sirsasana (headstand) and sarvangasana (shoulder stand), backbends, and introductory pranayama are taught.

Level 3:
Solid knowledge of Level 2 postures. Regular practice of inversions and backbends. Students should be able to hold sirasasana headstand and sarvangasana shoulder stand for five minutes. Pranayama is also taught. People are expected to be developing their own practice.

Level 3/4:  Permission to attend required.

Private Sessions:

At Karuna we also offer private yoga lessons and Shiatsu treatments. Please call for further information or to set up an appointment. (413) 584-5054

Other Class Offerings and Events:

In addition to yoga, we offer meditation, Vedic chanting, and yoga philosophy study. All of Karuna’s offerings promote healing, growth, well-being, and emotional, physical, and spiritual integration.