Class Descriptions

Purple Yoga offers classes for all levels of students. Our goal is to help you realize your full potential whether you’re trying yoga for the first time or you’ve been practicing for years. The classes are physically challenging, so it's important to work at your own pace and be patient. Remember, progress comes with practice. Our classes include the vinyasa form, which integrates breath with movement. This dynamic flowing style is a powerful system that utilizes asana (postures), pranayama (breath), and meditation that will leave you feeling revitalized and relaxed.


Blue 60

Build your foundation in Blue. This set sequence includes classic poses with a slower pace. Teachers give detailed instructions on each pose to provide a better understanding of its key components. The first part of class includes longer-held standing and balancing poses; the second part includes seated and twisting poses.

  • Levels: All
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Temperature: 78
  • Music: Yes

Blue 70

Expand your practice in Blue 2.0—10 minutes longer than the Blue Series and incorporating more of a variety of poses.

  • Levels: All
  • Duration: 70 minutes
  • Temperature: 78
  • Music: Yes

Red 70

Challenge yourself in Red. This intense and energizing workout builds on the Blue Series and includes inversions and arm-balancing poses. This class is great for weight loss and will help improve strength, stamina, and flexibility. Be prepared to work hard, sweat, and have fun.

  • Levels: All
  • Duration: 70 minutes
  • Temperature: 100
  • Music: Yes

Red 80

Everything you love about our Red Series only this one is 80 minutes.

  • Levels: All
  • Duration: 80 minutes
  • Temperature: 100
  • Music: Yes

Green 70

Stretch and strengthen in Green. This demanding series of postures works the muscles, ligaments, and joints in a specific sequence, acting synergistically and cumulatively. No Sun Salutations, more Iyengar style than flow.

  • Levels: All
  • Duration: 70 minutes
  • Temperature: 100
  • Music: No

Gentle Flow

A slower flow compared to our Blue, Red and Green series. A wonderful place for beginners to introduce themselves to a steady yoga practice and build a thorough foundation.

  • Levels: All
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Temperature: 78
  • Music: Yes

Restorative

Restore the mind and body in this gentle series. Class will incorporate the use of blocks and blankets and include a luxurious final relaxation.

  • Levels: All
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Temperature: 78
  • Music: Yes

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation exploring various aspects of our existence, starting with the physical body then moving to more subtle layers as breath, feelings, and thoughts. We practice welcoming ourselves as we are while learning to stay at ease during the experiences. When we connect to our awareness, the unchanging part of us that is aware of our changing experiences, we get some distance to the thoughts and emotions and realize that they are not who we are, they don’t define us, they are temporary experiences that comes and goes. Practicing yoga nidra will show you that there is a part of you that is always well and at ease, no matter what comes and goes in our lives.

  • Levels: All
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Temperature: 78
  • Music: No

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures (asanas) that are held for longer periods of time--2-5 minutes or longer per pose is typical. Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues--the tendons, fascia, and ligaments--with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. 

  • Levels: All
  • Duration: 70 minutes
  • Temperature: 78
  • Music: Yes

$10 Community

Get more bang for your buck—select classes are offered at a special rate of $10. View our online schedule for community classes.

Community classes can be purchased online or at the studio.


Mindfulness Meditation

Franz guides you through mindfulness of breath, bodily sensations, thoughts, and emotions to ground the racing mind in the here and now and penetrate the nature of your precious human life. 

This class will help those new to mindfulness meditation establish a regular practice and learn the basics. Suitable for first-timers as well as more experienced meditators. Bring a cushion or whatever you need to sit upright for 45 minutes in comfort. 

This class currently only offered in Long Beach.