Svaroopa® Yoga is known for its compassionate approach to the body and specializes in releasing the layers of tension that run along your spine. This inner opening supports a wide variety of physical benefits that include stress reduction, relief from chronic or acute pain and increased flexibility. Svaroopa® Yoga works with your body in a radically different way than other styles, providing support so your body can find a deep internal release. Using Hatha Yoga poses with precise alignments, props and gentle hands on adjustments, each class is designed to lead you gently into a new relationship with your body and your mind.The inward-focused, meditative approach creates and supports healing and personal transformation. Classes are 90 minutes to allow for a long relaxation (Shavasana) at the beginning and end of each class. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Limit the use of perfumes or scents that people may be sensitive to. For this course, you should be able to get up and down off the floor without assistance.