Our inspiration is to share Yoga in ways that are meaningful to you energetically and spiritually.  Kinfolk Yoga is also uniquely grounded in preventing yoga injuries so that you can continue your practice for the rest of your life – we approach yoga not from what’s trendy, but from what’s sacred and sustainable .


BASICS/ FOUNDATIONS

 

Practice your way to better health. Yoga Basics provides a thorough understanding of the mechanics of technique and alignment. Classes are therapeutic. Designed for the beginner student to the more intermediate student desiring to develop a solid foundation.


EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING

Yep! Just like that Lionel Richie song, we've got some sweet sultry moves to sooth you into your Sunday morning. We're giving you a reason to wake up early(ish) to celebrate the day. This all-levels class incorporates delicious asana, transformative breath work, imaginative meditation experiences and restorative rest. Gather with your community to create potent circuities in the body, and settle in so to flourish for the week ahead!


FIRE FLOW

Fire Flow Yoga is a step by step energizing sequence, synchronizing breath to movement, with awareness and focus on the navel center, activating the fire/heat of the body, in order to build strength,stability and willpower, in gradual stages for daily integration. With precision to still know when it’s time to slow down, turn inward, and meditate prior to completing a particular series of postures. 

Combining the wisdom of mindful progression of biodynamics and energetics through various stages (vinyasa krama), students aim to arrive to an understanding for a specific attribute.Using techniques of Asana (posture/alignment), Pranayam (energy cultivation through breath work), Bandhas (energy locks), Mantras (sacred vibrations) and Dyana (meditation) in a methodological way, we align our selves to a deeper healing, personal evolution and a Higher Knowing.


FLOW

A jump start  to begin the day, this morning flow class promotes strength and flexibility to help the body release in a restorative way. This flowing style yoga class is slower paced. Focuses on classic postures and correct alignment in the body. Practice with a renewed sense of focus and commitment. Centered in stillness, you will leave feeling relaxed and ready to start your day.


GENTLE

This class is designed for participants looking for modified, supported, gentle flow yoga yoga class. This class will be more basic in nature, postures will be more foundational with emphasis on breath, alignment, and unwinding tension. Typically classes will end with a few restorative postures. Appropriate for all ages and abilities. 


GENTLE POWER

A Hatha class with a lot of emphasis on the alignment.  Hatha Yoga encourages proper alignment of the body to bring balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. Hatha is also translated as HA meaning “sun” and THA meaning “the moon.” This refers to the balance of masculine aspects—active, hot, sun—and feminine aspects—receptive, cool, moon—within all of us. Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites. In our physical bodies, we develop a balance of strength and flexibility.  A perfect balance between Ease and effort.

This class is appropriate for beginners and injured folks as well as athletes and yoga teachers looking to expand their knowledge of structural alignment and performance acceleration. The tools acquired in this class can be applied to all other yoga practices and life in general!

Learn and refine key actions for a safe and effective yoga practice. Uniting innate intuition with the modern science of biomechanics empowers potent transformation and healing. This Gentle Power class will focus on what your mind, body, and heart need to master your strength, refine your sensitivity and increase your capacity to enjoy life.


HATHA

On Sunday evening at Kinfolk, experience the beautiful bridge between the week past and the week anew. Experience yourself in suspension as you reflect and excite, absorb and release, wrap-up and re-inspire. It’s the week’s final sigh. Be here to feel it.


JOURNEYOGA

JourneYoga is a ritual of body, mind and spirit. Weaving together the ancients rivers of yoga and shamanism with joy and strength of expression. It is at once an intensely physical and internally focused practice. JourneYoga creates a sacred container for movement, meditation and meaning. Movement teaches you to love the skin you live in, calling your spirit back home again. Meditation brings you into connection with your higher self, your inner guru who knows best how to guide you. Meaning facilitates personal breakthroughs to open your heart and let your spirit come through, as you. JourneYoga begins with kryia and meditation, churns with vinyasa and a mandala of asana, then brings you to stillness with the sound of the drum to nourish you. It will take you on an adventure to where you find the sweetness of your soul's nectar.


KUNDALINI

Kundalini is the creative potential of the human being.  Kundalini yoga is known as the "yoga of awareness".  Sacred and thousands of years old, it is a science of angles and triangles.  Kriyas, which are a specifically designed set of exercises to bring about an energetic effect, are taught in each class.  These Kriyas were only taught Guru-to-student in India, until 1969 when Yogi Bhajan brought them to the U.S.  

In addition to these Kriyas, Kundalini uses mantras and breathwork to affect the immune, nervous, endocrine and autonomic systems of the body, connecting us to our souls inner-radiance.  This yoga is known for its healing benefits, since most pain comes from blocked energy in the body.  Come experience the profound effects of Kundalini yoga for yourself and connect to your SAT NAM!


KULA

Kula Yoga  is a creative full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga. These innovative classes are best for students seeking a yoga practice that enhances awareness, inner/outer strength, fluidity and movement meditation.  Kula is the sanskrit word for community. With you in mind, each class offers a love of sequencing, poetry and the energetics needed for the class on any giving day. This class will offer options for both newer to yoga and experienced practitioners alike; please honor your experience as you test your edges in this class. In a nut shell: yoga with an emphasis on creativity + alignment. This class is best suited to intermediate/advanced students. Fridays 9am at Inner Path in Nevada City.


KAULA TANTRA

This Traditional Yoga system comes from the Shiva-Shakta tantra school, Shri Kali Ashram, which consists of practices such as asana, mantra, yantra, puja (ritual), kundalini, dhyana (meditation), samadhi and more. Asanas are taught from a Tantric formula based on the subtle energy system which is essentially Ayurvedic Science. One of the main practices will be a Tri-Dosha Balancing Asana Series which is an overall health series that builds a wholesome being, advancing towards other practices and meditation. The teacher guides a student through an asana sequence in a relaxing flow which allows their mind and body to express in meditation. By approaching an asana in a relaxing mediative state a student develops an intuitive body awareness preventing injuries, removes competitive motives to progress skillfully, allows prana to flow without restriction, cultures the sub-conscious to be free of any stored trauma or clutter and just let go, enjoy and allow their true self to express. This is a complete practice that builds a person to be strong from the inside-out, aligns body structure, balances internal systems which directly influences phycological health and ultimately enriches life, happiness for ourselves and others. Suitable for all levels of practner as modifications will be offered.   


MINDFUL VINYASA

In Mindful Vinyasa, the goal is to create a practice that utilizes the components of Vinyasa yoga class while flowing with more awareness. In Mindful Vinyasa there is time to slow down, tune inward, and hold the space of each posture. Additionally, mindfulness will come into play as there will be a focus on maintaining proper alignment throughout each asana.


RESTORATIVE

Restorative Yoga is a series of supportive poses that allows your body to renew and heal. It is slow, deeply nurturing and suitable for all ages and abilities. With the aid of props, soothing music, guided meditation and long, comfortable holds you are allowing for a gentle opening in the body.  A consistent  practice of restorative yoga will make your body less vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and help you achieve optimal health. This practice aims to balance the nervous system, and achieve deep relaxation. Come shed the stresses of daily life and discover a more relaxed you.  
"Ah I feel like a little kid, that was a much needed yoga nap." - Leanne


RISEnSHINE

As the names says, RISEnSHINE! These 7:30am hour classes are a great way to start your day. When your schedule only allows 60 minutes it's a perfect yoga class for balancing life's demands, while taking some "you" time. The sequences are shorter, but features alignment based sequences of asanas, breath work, and still with a moment to absorb and rest in savasana.


TANTRA YOGA

A COMPLETE approach to Hatha Yoga that emphasizes the principles of wise sequencing (Vinyasa Krama), remembering of our essence (Smarana) and the manifestation of our own radiance of being (Tejas). ParaYoga is a powerful practice that works on shaping and harnessing vital energy through movement, breath, and mantra. It is a classically heated practice that warms you up from the inside out to create a brighter, more balanced practice.  ParaYoga also weaves ancient yogic philosophies into a modern asana practice, so that you empower yourself to take these life changing discoveries into your daily life. ParaYoga elevates your  experience of what Yoga really is.


VICHARA YOGA

"Vichara Yoga is a guided practice through Mindful Self Inquiry, Conscious Training of the Mind, by using techniques of posture(Asana), energy cultivation through breathwork(Pranayam),energy locks(Bandha), sacred vibrations(Mantra) and single point+analyzing Meditation in a methodological way to build up to bring stability to the mind, and to develop wisdom in order to discover the essence of our True Selves by directing the question of "Who/What am I?"

With energizing and restorative components, every class is a unique experience through the self to the Higher Self with precision and playfulness. With consciously directed awareness, we come in contact with those portions of ourselves that have been suppressed and left in the dark for eons, in order to genuinely and effortlessly bring light to ourselves and All that is around us.

To become our Authentic Selves in Wholeness, we must embrace the Whole spectrum of Our Colors. That is the true essence of Tantra."


VINYASA

This class is taught with a particular flavor that each teacher brings to it. Vinyasa classes have the intention to build strength and stamina in the body and mind and strikes a balance between flowing movements and longer holds. Postures are linked with the breath facilitate opening and release by working at their own pace. Foster a deeper connection to your inner wisdom through attention to sensation and alignment. Explore your edge, and open your hips and heart! 


YOGA BRUNCH

Serving up a sweet and savory practice. A class to feast on alignment, playfulness, and poetry.  A brunch to celebrate you. Indulge with extra time to sleep in, leisurely arrive with no waiting lines and leave full, happy, and nourished. No reservations required;)  A perfect weekend yoga class for all levels.


YOGA FUSION

Yoga Fusion integrates yoga, Qi Gong, and Pilates and offers students a doorway back to beginner’s mind.  We can become habituated in our asana practice. Stepping into new movements, sound work, and alignment instruction can awaken us to alternate ways to understand our relationship with yoga.


YOGA NIDRA

Often referred as "Yogic Sleep"  this is a 4000 year old guided mediation technique that leads to a deep and exquisite state of rest where the body and mind can restore and rejuvenate. Yoga Nidra involves a sequence of deeply relaxing restorative postures, followed by guided mediation designed to balance, calm, and repair. The experience moves through the conscious mind into the sub-conscious to affect positive change and healing through deep relaxation, resolve, and meditation.