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Weekly Class Schedule

Check out Metta Yoga Initiative's full class schedule by clicking on the button below. Students are welcome to utilize Metta Yoga's online scheduling tool, but are NOT required to sign up ahead of class. Additionally, yoga mats and props are available at no additional charge.  

***The Saturday Slow Flow practice and Sunday Community Yoga practices offer a rotating instructor schedule. Please see the current teacher schedule by clicking on the MindBody schedule button below.



Class Fees

*Current through Oct. 31, 2017

  • COMMUNITY YOGA (cy) / $5
  • YOGA CLASS / $10 (Class pass rates available.)
  • PRACTICE SERIES CLASS / $12 (Class pass rates available.)
  • WORKSHOPS / $25 (Class pass rates available.)

*Effective Nov. 1, 2017

  • COMMUNITY YOGA (cy) / $5
  • YOGA CLASS / $12 (Class pass rates available.)
  • PRACTICE SERIES CLASS / $15 (Class pass rates available.)
  • WORKSHOPS / $25 - $35 (Class pass rates available.)

Studio Discount Programs

Birthday Discount: Issued to Metta Yoga students every year in celebration of another trip around the Sun!

  • 10% off Five-Class pass OR 10% off Single Class
  • Client notified via email; email must be presented (digitally or hard-copy)
  • Discount expires 30-days from date of issuance

Near Eastside / Eastside Neighborhood Resident Appreciation Discount: Available to residents living (owning or renting) in designated neighborhoods.

  • $2 off regular-priced, drop-in class rate.
  • Rate provided upon check-in & payment at studio front desk.
  • Unlimited discount for 30-days (purchase & use)
  • Not applicable on Community Yoga, Practice Series or Workshop fees.
  • Not applicable on class passes.
November 2017Little Flower Rivoli Park       
December 2017IrvingtonCottage Home
January 2018SpringdaleWoodruff Place
February 2018BrooksideEnglewood
March 2018Emerson HeightsSt. Clair Place
April 2018Windsor ParkBosart-Brown

*Rotation updates every six months.

Class Descriptions

Chair Yoga - Beginner to Advanced: This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is particularly helpful for those with limited mobility or balance concerns. When practiced regularly, Chair Yoga can also be beneficial to those who sit at a desk and would like to learn ways to ease tension in the office or school.  All levels of yoga experience are welcome and encouraged to participate. 

BASICS & BEYOND - Alignment to Flow (Beginner-level): This purposeful, beginner-level practice combines a focus on alignment with energetic flowing sequences to encourage dynamic movement. By taking time to closely study individual asanas (poses), this class seeks to help students improve flexibility and strength through safe and careful exploration. Detailed alignment cues can help students more fully understand the physical and psychological aspects of each pose, while fluid sequencing can help move energy throughout the body. Meditation and pranayama will also be utilized to offer improved mental clarity and relaxation.

Vinyasa Flow (Level I/II): This advanced-beginner and intermediate practice is structured to include traditional asana (poses) and sequences including sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses, backbends and an opportunity to learn/practice inversions. The practice is designed as a class for anyone who is interested in learning more about traditional Vinyasa Flow (or Ashtanga-style Vinyasa). It is strongly recommended students have basic understanding of asana, linking breath to movement, as the class is not structured as an alignment or beginning student class. Individual modifications will be made available. Students must be able to move on and off the mat with ease.

Warm Slow Flow: Slow Flow is perfect for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Students will be led through a purposeful practice that increases strength, flexibility, balance and use of pranayama (breath work). The practice is designed to allow the body to slowly warm, welcoming presence of the early day and creating energy for the day ahead. *The room will be kept comfortably warm.

Yoga Alignment (Advanced Beginner/Intermediate): Yoga Alignment  offers an on-going practice for those with a basic foundation in yoga alignment. Students should be familiar with props, standing and seated poses, and be ready to explore inversions and back bends or adapted variations. Postures are adapted to meet personal needs as the instructors adjust each class to enhance all student levels. Asana will balance strength and flexibility to aid in better body alignment while breathing techniques are introduced to promote meditation. *Tuesday evening Yoga Alignment practice incorporates the use of the yoga rope wall - a great way to experience more intensity in each pose.

Community Yoga (Gentle Flow & Restorative): Gentle Flow & Restorative practice combines slow and soothing movement with gentle, calming and supported postures. This practice is excellent for those yogis desiring a more relaxed and softer practice. Props including blankets, blocks, bolsters and straps will be incorporated into the class to offer support in the mindfully-designed, gentle sequences and sustained restorative postures. (cy)

Community Yoga (Vinyasa Flow - All Levels): Vinyasa Flow - All Levles practice blends an all-levels Flow practice with fellowship and community building. Instructors rotate each Sunday offering students of all levels the opportunity to practice with a different instructor each week. Students should expect more traditional styles of Vinyasa Flow practice catering to beginners, intermediate and advanced students.(cy)

Mindful Movement (All Levels): Metta's Mindful Movement (All Levels) practice offers students a 60-minute purposeful practice focused on Mindfulness principles applied to drishti (concentrated intention), pranayama (breathwork) and asana (physical postures). This practice is inclusive of all levels, including yogis with limited mobility, hearing and site loss. (cy)