In Sanskrit, TULA means “balance". We are a Vinyasa-based studio that truly believes that yoga, like most things in life, is all about Balance.
Our approach to yoga is a harmony of traditional principles & philosophy combined with modern practicalities & accessibility. We aim to create classes that are a healthy mix of playfulness and exploration, while maintaining mindfulness and respect for the origins and traditions of yoga and attention to the anatomy and alignment of the body.
We believe that through this balance, yoga can help one to develop greater self-awareness, physical strength and flexibility, resulting in an overall sense of well-being and inner peace.
We want to empower our students to find their own path through yoga, to create their own unique balance, both while on the mat at TULA and off the mat into this wild world.
Balanced Vinyasa (All Levels)
An all levels class that is a mindful combination of Vinyasa Flow (breath-synchronized movement) and holding static poses. In this class, instructors will support yoga practitioners in all stages of their practice. Expect a well-rounded practice that includes a warm-up, a combination of strength, balance & flexibility building postures, standing & seated postures, a exploration of arm balances and/or inversions, concluding with a cool-down and a final resting pose (savasana) and/or guided meditation.
Happy Hour Yoga (All Levels, Fridays at 6pm)
Our Happy Hour Yoga class is taught by a different TULA teacher each week and follows a different format each week (it may be a Balanced Vinyasa, a Gentle Yoga or a Yoga Basics class - check our current week's schedule) followed by a social hour with wine & snacks!
Gentle Yoga (Beginners/All Levels)
An all levels class that approaches the practice of yoga in a softer, more sensitive way. Ideal for those that are new to yoga, students seeking a more accessible practice and regular yoga practitioners that just want to slow it down.
High-Energy Vinyasa (Intermediate/Advanced Levels)
An intermediate/advanced level class that is faster-paced, playful and fun. Be prepared to work on arm balances, inversions and/or more advanced yoga postures. Ideal for the regular yoga practitioner that is looking to be challenged further in their practice.
Restorative Yoga (All Levels, Sundays at 9am)
Restoration is an essential piece of any physical practice. In Restorative yoga, the 'rest and digest' part of the nervous system is activated and the body and mind are given permission to relax and recover. Gentle movements, passive stretching and postures supported with props are all components you will find in in this class.
Yoga Basics (Beginners/All Levels, Saturdays at 9:30am)
An all levels class that focuses on mastering basic yoga poses with proper alignment and breathing techniques. This class is recommended for those that are new to yoga and those that want to return to the very fundamentals of a yoga practice. Pose modifications and props are offered to help make the practice of yoga more accessible for all.
Yin, Restorative and Reiki (All Levels, Mondays & Wednesdays at 8:15pm)
Yin, Restorative & Reiki with Rachel Duerkop*. Reconnect to your joy, passion, and vitality in life off the mat! Rachel, who is a Reiki Master, leads supported yoga postures and offers individual healing energy work with a light touch of her hands. Yin postures are deep stretches supported by props and sustained for 2 to 10 minutes. Yin improves joint circulation; lubricates fascia, ligaments, and tendons; and decongests the meridians that run throughout our bodies. Restorative Yoga is also a passive and supported practice of asana to release tension and busy thoughts. Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that involves the transfer of “life force energy,” chi, or prana. Other healing practices may be incorporated. Suitable for the absolute beginner and the seasoned practitioner.
*Reiki is optional and will be offered only when Rachel is teaching (subs will offer a Yin & Restorative practice)
High-Energy/Gentle Yoga (Intermediate, Thursdays at 8pm)
An Intermediate level class. This class will consist of 1/2 of our High-Energy Vinyasa class and 1/2 of our Gentle Yoga class.
AcroYoga (Intermediate/Advanced Levels, Sundays at 1:45pm)
AcroYoga is a creative new take on the yoga practice. Playfully combining yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage techniques, AcroYoga allows the participants to create and explore. Working in teams of three, participants will have the opportunity to take flight, learn to base their fellows, and to advance the practice with solid skills as a spotter. The practice can be either Solar (active and acrobatic) or Lunar (passive and restorative). Feel free to request one or the other! Bring a friend, or come by yourself and make new friends! Be prepared to work with anybody in the room, to courageously attempt to base and fly, and to be comfortable learning to work with inversions.
*AcroYoga is only offered when Certified AcroYoga Teacher, Mara Goldfine, is teaching. If a substitute teacher is needed, class will be changed to a Balanced Vinyasa class.
Prenatal Yoga (Sundays at 12:30pm)
Modified techniques and props make the practice of yoga accessible and comfortable for expectant mothers at all stages of pregnancy. Class explores basics of hatha yoga philosophy, poses and alignment, and centering, controlled breathing and meditation techniques. Emphasis is on providing a well-balanced , physically, mentally and spiritually nurturingyoga practice for expectant mothers —and celebrating their transition into motherhood!