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


Cardio for WeightLoss and Sports Specific (CWS)

Train with Ben Turrieta,  a certified trainer with NASM through his "Cardio for WeightLoss and Sports Specific program (CWS).

CWS is specially designed to burn the most amount of calories and maximize weight loss while challenging sport specific objectives. As a professional in cardio workout programs, Ben has developed a workout system that will maximize the effectiveness of the 45-minute workout format. 
If you are focused on weight loss, you will find yourself burning a greater number of calories. You will also benefit from the effects of Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). EPOC will allow you to continue burning more calories even after our morning workout is done. 
If you are an athlete (high school, college or recreational) and looking to improve your performance, this workout will build your endurance. This cardio program will allow you to tap into that 6th gear on game or race day. 


PURPLE 70

Take your practice to another level in Purple. Students are encouraged to use an intelligent and intuitive approach to find their unique expression of the postures. This class is lead with very little instruction, so intermediate and advanced students only. 

  • Levels: Intermediate & Advanced

  • Duration: 70 minutes

  • Temperature: 90

  • Music: Yes


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


$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.


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


Restore and Relax

Restore and relax is an extension of Yoga Nidra. The practice would include light joint movements, and restorative postures. Further you will experience to relax and rejuvenate in the lying down posture with breath awareness.

This practice has been found to help reduce stress and strain, better sleeping quality and lower fatigue. Try this class after asanas class and enjoy the relaxation.


STEEL MACE

In the real world, loads are rarely ever perfectly balanced. You juggle kids, your groceries, and imperfectly balanced boxes. Steel maces were originally developed by the Persian Warrior Elite for real world combat and wrestling. Thanks to the disproportionate weight displacement, you’ll be optimizing your stabilizer muscles, joints and primary power centers.

*This class is currently only taught in Fullerton.


open mat

Take your practice further using one of the largest tools available, yourself. In this self directed class, we provide an open space to allow you to practice what you want, how you want. Open Mat is designed to cater to your individual needs, with an instructor at hand available for guidance and assistance to help further advance your practice.

  • Levels: All

  • Duration: 60 minutes

  • Temperature: 100

  • Music: Yes

This class is currently only offered in Long Beach.


$5 Purple Protege

$5 classes from the top graduates from our recent Teacher Training classes. Our Proteges will have four classes (one a week) to hone their skills as a teacher in front of a real audience. Our Yoga Proteges will be teaching a Blue 60. For Pedal, our Proteges will be teaching a regular 45 minute class.

Check the schedule frequently as these classes will change often.


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