In Classic Yoga, poses are held for an extended time, allowing the body to adjust to the stretch and releasing any underlying tension. As a result, the poses are done slowly and mindfully, using the breath to help relax into them. The poses are also sequenced so that every area of the body – internal as well as external – is covered. The class ends with “Yoga Nidra”, an extended deep relaxation, allowing the body to assimilate the benefits of the poses. And clear instructions are given, both to assure the safety of the poses and to enable people to learn how to do them on their own. People at all levels of ability are welcome.