Advanced Group Practice

This Level 2/3 practice is open to experienced practitioners who want to practice with a group of their peers in a collegial, rigorous environment. The practice will revolve around a more-or-less set vinyasa flow sequence that incorporates familiar and more challenging postures. The instructor will be calling out instructions and practicing with the class. The practice assumes basic knowledge of pose names and general form of the postures. Itʼs a do-what-you-can kind of practice with lots of options to take it down or up. The sequence is designed to build strength, remove toxins, and develop a deep level of flexibility. Watch your practice grow over time!! Students should have at least one year of prior yoga experience.


Align & Shine

This exciting and fun-filled All Levels yoga class offers an opportunity for new and experienced yogis to challenge bodies and uplift spirits. Students will practice energizing sun salutations and breath work with an emphasis on proper alignment. Modifications are offered as well as variations for encouraging student growth and self confidence. Accompanied by fun music and a light hearted spirit, this class is a great way to start your day!


Alignment Flow

This class is designed to help you “work in” to body, breath, mind and heart. Expect a practice that challenges you by noticing the nuances of asana (posture) alignment and the connection to breath and mind-heart. Sequences blend the alchemy of flow and form and build a foundation that honors nuance. This approach allows students to weave the threads of advanced practice with mindful understanding and attention to the subtle. Modifications offered for all levels and abilities.


Birthing From Within® Childbirth Education

Birthing From Within® classes offer a balance of practical information and creative exploration for childbirth preparation. Through group discussion, breathing and mindfulness practice, videos, and sample scenarios, the class will prepare you with both technical information and the mindset necessary to allow your unique labor experience to unfold. The approach of recognizing that we can influence, but not totally control, how birth happens offers parents the tools necessary to handle pain and intensity as well as to approach birth mindfully.


Breath & Flow (Level 1/2)

Awaken your Sunday morning with the synchronization of breath and movement! The first 20-30 minutes of class are spent gently waking up the body before moving onto the foundations of asana + flowing postures that integrate breath work, strength, balance and awareness. This class is best for students who are new to yoga, moving through injury, or looking to develop a more mindful connection between breath and body.


Breath, Form, and Flow

This is a medium-hard class with a focus on breath (beyond just the mention of it), integrity of form (posture), and flow (transitions) – all in order to develop an awareness of purpose that then informs our practice, and by association, our lives off the mat. Let’s make each practice count, while maintaining a strong sense of humor/wonder. Students should have at least one year of prior yoga experience.


Candlelight Yin

Under the soothing glow of candles, this Candlelight Yin class is designed to open the heart and ground the soul. This class is open to everyone and offers long, passive holds (usually 3-5 minutes) in poses that are practiced on the floor. Props are often used to support the body in various positions. This class is a great complimentary practice to those who are accustomed to faster-paced (yang) classes as well as for students who want to enhance their sense of ease and wellbeing. We also recommend it for students with chronic back pain and injuries. Each class will include pranayama (breath work) and will fully support the dynamics between movement, stillness, and acceptance as a gateway to releasing tension and stress.


Childcare

We invite your child to a yoga playdate! Recognizing the importance of play in the life of every child, Luma is thrilled to offer lightly structured childcare for ages 6 months – 6 years. The childcare is designed to support those parents wishing to take advantage of other services offered at Luma. We are a license-exempt childcare center, meaning that parents of those children in childcare must be on site at all times. Our childcare philosophy is play-based, honoring the child’s need to explore their environment, engage with other children, and develop trusting relationships with adults outside of their family.


Community Prenatal

Community Prenatal Sessions offer various prenatal, birth, and postnatal topics held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Luma. Please check our Family Workshops Page for current topics!


Core Vinyasa Yoga

Get ready to sweat! This class will challenge your strength and have you moving, breathing, and sweating. We will focus on building and engaging our core strength to support more advanced postures. Set to energizing music, these 50 minutes will strengthen, balance, and detoxify your body and mind and set you on a path for a clear and steady day ahead.


Crawler & Me

Is your baby on the move? Take advantage of this unique opportunity to keep your yoga practice going and engage your little mover. Crawler + Me yoga class enables the parent or childcare provider to practice yoga in a supportive environment. Squirmy, exploring babies are incorporated into the class through interactive exercises and songs. It only sounds impossible, we promise! This class is appropriate for any level of yoga experience. Beginners welcome!


Creative Yoga for Kids (3-7 yrs.)

Based on the Luma Kids Yoga Teacher Training model, each class offers age appropriate yoga, music and exploration of movement. Classes will have consistent themes each month and will also include activities such as literature, non-competitive games, dance, art and appreciation of nature. Guided visualizations, breath work and deep relaxation will be offered to promote a sense of calmness and well-being. By learning how to use their bodies and their breath to both relax and energize themselves, students gain a sense of empowerment in their bodies and life.


Flow & Yin

Part Flow, part Yin, this class will begin with breath-initiated movement and asana with an emphasis on ways of establishing steadiness, building strength, moving energy and efficient use of breath. Transitioning from the flow practice, you will ease into the passive Yin portion, holding supported postures for 3-5 minutes and accessing the deeper tissues, such as fascia, joints, ligaments and connective tissue. Each restful Yin pose is an opportunity to go inward and find an appropriate balance of effort and ease, allowing you to gently transition into evening. This class is suitable for all levels of experience and stages of flexibility as modifications will be provided.


Friday Night Flow

Clear your body of the week’s stress and tension with this playful Friday evening class. We will begin with a heating, invigorating flow followed by a final deep cool down designed to facilitate relaxation and help you unwind. Breathing practice, playful and creative sequencing, and a deep Savasana will leave you feeling rejuvenated, and ready to take on the weekend.


Gentle Flow

Promoting the profound benefits of breath-linked movement, Gentle Flow will integrate slow sun salutations with postures that encourage ease, balance, and stability. This class is well suited for those students who are looking for a slower practice, new to yoga, moving through injury, or looking to develop a deeper breath/body connection.


Gentle Yoga

Promoting the profound benefits of breath-linked movement, Gentle Flow will integrate slow sun salutations with postures that encourage ease, balance, and stability. This class is well suited for those students who are looking for a slower practice, new to yoga, moving through injury, or looking to develop a deeper breath/body connection.


Hatha Flow

Hatha Flow explores classical Hatha yoga techniques that integrate mindful transitions, breath, and steady postures to encourage ease, balance, and stability. This class is well suited for those students who are looking for a slow to moderate practice, newer to yoga, or working with injuries.


Kids Yoga: 3-5 years

These classes are based upon the comprehensive Kids Yoga™ program created by childrens’ yoga pioneer, Marsha Wenig. Each class offers a creative mix of yoga, music, art, literature, non-competitive games, and appreciation of nature. Classes are age-appropriate and encourage the development of the whole child. Classes include guided visualizations and deep relaxation to promote a sense of calm and well-being. By learning how to use yoga to both relax and energize themselves, students gain a sense of empowerment in their bodies.


Inner Fire Flow

Inner Fire Flow is an all-levels vinyasa flow practice that will help you to build heat from the inside out through breathe work and a strong flow. Classes are inventive and thoughtful sequences of sun salutations, standing & seated postures, core work (there’s that fire!), back bending and inversions – guided by a steady breath to tone and calm the mind. Repeating shapes and skill builders will lead up to a peak posture (with lots of options and stages to practice), all anchored in alignment work that will help grow your overall yoga practice. Wind down with some stretchy goodness and a great savasana (final relaxation), and leave with a deep connection to your own interior landscape. Challenging, yet easeful, this practice will get your day started with inner awareness and outer glow!


Kids Yoga: 3-5 years

These classes are based upon the comprehensive Kids Yoga™ program created by childrens’ yoga pioneer, Marsha Wenig. Each class offers a creative mix of yoga, music, art, literature, non-competitive games, and appreciation of nature. Classes are age-appropriate and encourage the development of the whole child. Classes include guided visualizations and deep relaxation to promote a sense of calm and well-being. By learning how to use yoga to both relax and energize themselves, students gain a sense of empowerment in their bodies.


Kids Yoga: Ages 3-7

These classes are based upon the comprehensive Kids Yoga™ program created by childrens’ yoga pioneer, Marsha Wenig. Each class offers a creative mix of yoga, music, art, literature, non-competitive games, and appreciation of nature. Classes are age-appropriate and encourage the development of the whole child. Classes include guided visualizations and deep relaxation to promote a sense of calm and well-being. By learning how to use yoga to both relax and energize themselves, students gain a sense of empowerment in their bodies.


Kids Yoga: Ages 6+

These classes are based upon the comprehensive Kids Yoga™ program created by childrens’ yoga pioneer, Marsha Wenig. Each class offers a creative mix of yoga, music, art, literature, non-competitive games, and appreciation of nature. Classes are age-appropriate and encourage the development of the whole child. Classes include guided visualizations and deep relaxation to promote a sense of calm and well-being. By learning how to use yoga to both relax and energize themselves, students gain a sense of empowerment in their bodies.


MELT & Restore

Bring balance to your hectic week with this soothing class. We’ll practice a blend of myofascial release using the MELT® balls and rollers for 30 minutes, followed by 50 minutes of blissful restorative poses done primarily on the floor to help release the effects of daily stress. Areas where the body normally holds tension, including the neck, shoulders, and hips, will be given particular attention. Come away feeling relaxed, recharged, and renewed. This combination class is a great fit for individuals with chronic pain, injuries, or for those who simply want to enhance their sense of ease and well-being as they transition into the weekend. Click here to learn more about the Melt Method®.


MELT, Move & Meditate

This class we will begin with rehydrating the connective tissue in the feet to increase an over all sense of being grounded, flexible and balanced. From this new state, we will move into a flow of postures combined with breath awareness that will release stress, stimulate the movement of energy in the body and calm the mind. MELT rollers will be used to bring the neuro-fascial system of our bodies back into balance before we drop into a long guided relaxation.


MELT®

This class is open to everyone and will integrate Melt Method® techniques to work with the fascia and nervous system to gain greater stability, flexibility and mobility in our yoga postures. The pace is medium slow to invite awareness of body and breath and to encourage a deep sense of calm for the mind and nervous system. This class is a great fit for individuals with chronic pain, injuries or just who want to enhance their sense of ease and wellbeing. Click here to learn more about the Melt Method®.


Natural Labor: Comfort Express

In this express workshop, parents will experience each phase of labor through movement, breath-awareness, massage, and partner support. You will learn how your baby, your pelvis, your mind, and a support partner can work together in bringing your baby earth-side.

Our 2-day workshop is designed for:

  • parents who want more exposure to tricks and tools that can support natural childbirth after taking a hospital class, but do not have the time for an additional full series
  • parents who are birthing and want a chance to connect with this pregnancy in preparation for growing your family

Registration for this class includes a free birth rebozo to be used in pregnancy, labor and the 4th trimester. A rebozo is a long, woven fabric used for comfort in pregnancy, progress in labor, and baby wearing.


New Mom + Baby Connection

Get together with other new moms in a group setting facilitated by our lactation specialists to explore and discuss the tips and tricks of successful breastfeeding and much more. Everyone is welcome no matter how you feed your baby. Our weekly meetings on Thursday from 1:30 – 2:30 pm are fun and interactive and offer a great opportunity for new moms to build lasting relationships. Our facilitators are Virginia and Vanessa, two mothers, lactation specialists, doulas, and active peer counselors with the Nursing Mothers Counsel.


Postnatal Community Dance

Tailored for caregivers with babies from 3-18 months (or as long as baby is comfortable being worn), our GroovaRoo baby-wearing dance classes are appropriate for all levels of dance experience, including beginners. We’ll be doing easy dances with a emphasis on creating a safe, sacred and soulful dance experience for you and your baby. We welcome you to arrive in your own ergonomic, 2-shoulder carrier where baby can face in, heart to heart. If you need help with your carrier or would like to use a demo carrier from our library, please arrive 15 minutes early so that you can be wrapped and ready to begin. This is a time to connect with other caregivers, bond with your baby, and get down with your bad self. We invite you to feed, soothe, and change your baby as needed during class.


Postnatal Yoga

Tailored for mothers who have recently given birth, this class is appropriate for women with all levels of yoga experience, including beginners. Babies who are not yet crawling are welcome in the room with you. This is a time to come together with other mothers, bond with your baby, and sneak in a little yoga too. We invite you to feed, soothe, and change your baby as needed during class.


Pre-Tween Yoga

In this class, kids in Grades 3 & 4 are invited into the enchanting world of yoga through inspired age-appropriate themes. Pre-tweens will practice poses, play, and delve into relaxation and meditation. Come discover how yoga can connect you to peace, play, healthy living, and supportive communities.


Prenatal Community Dance

Tailored for pregnant mamas, our GroovaRoo pre-natal dance classes keep you active and fit during your pregnancy while you bond with other expecting mothers through soulful movement and dance. This low-impact dance class utilizes gentle, rocking movements to help strengthen your core while keeping your hips open and flexible for birth and recovery. All levels of dance experience welcome, including beginners. Let’s bond with our babies in utero through song, laughter and dance.


Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga focuses on developing strength and flexibility, learning how to relax, and increasing breath awareness in order to experience a comfortable pregnancy, and prepare for birth and recovery. Moms-to-be with little or no yoga experience as well as those with an existing yoga practice are equally welcome. Many of the teachers at Luma have experience teaching pregnant women and will accommodate expecting mothers in any class. The prenatal classes, however, are specifically designed to address the unique physical and energetic needs of women who are either trying to conceive or currently pregnant.


Tall Toddler & Me

This class is designed for parents and their children ages 2, 3 & 4. Classes combine kid friendly yoga, parent and me partner poses, songs, stories, visualizations and deep relaxation to create an enriching experience for both parents and kids. Each class is designed to create a comfortable environment for your child to engage in social interaction, move their body, and play! Parents also get to do a little yoga. No yoga experience required.


Teen Yoga: 13-17 years

In this class, teens explore yoga poses, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation so as to develop strength and flexibility in their mind and body. Teens will learn about the physical and philosophical practice of traditional yoga through journaling, group discussions, and activities. These classes are designed to create an optimal environment to support the development of positive self-esteem, body awareness, and stress management skills.


Tiny Toddler & Me

This class is designed for parents and their little ones ages 1 – 2. Here’s a great opportunity to have fun with your energetic toddler! These classes offer tot-centric songs, poses and activities that enhance a fun-loving relationship. Parents model the use of music with movement which encourages and supports toddlers’ mobility and exploration. During class, early walkers playfully practice yoga postures while sitting, standing, crawling, walking, and jumping. Parents also get to do a little yoga. No yoga experience required.


Tween Yoga

In this class, kids in Grades 5-7 are invited into the enchanting world of yoga through inspired age-appropriate themes. Tweens will practice poses, play, and delve into relaxation and meditation. Come discover how yoga can connect you to peace, play, healthy living, and supportive communities.


Tummy Time™

This is a special light-hearted and relaxed series of classes for parents and infants (4 weeks – 4 months). Tummy Time™ classes are designed to teach parents hands-on skills they can use at home. Classes incorporate infant massage and baby yoga as a way to help babies explore movement and get comfortable being on their belly. Rest assured that all parent/child duos move at their own pace, and breaks are welcome and encouraged for feeding, changing, and resting.


Tween Yoga

In this class, kids in Grades 5-7 are invited into the enchanting world of yoga through inspired age-appropriate themes. Tweens will practice poses, play, and delve into relaxation and meditation. Come discover how yoga can connect you to peace, play, healthy living, and supportive communities.


Vinyasa Yoga - Level 2

Vinyasa yoga is the traditional form of yoga in which the coordination of movement with breath is integral. Postures are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Additional breathing techniques and meditation are also commonly practiced. Each of our instructors shapes the focus, pace, and structure of the practice with their unique teaching style.

Level 2 is an intermediate class. This class is not appropriate for beginners.


Vinyasa Yoga- All Levels

Vinyasa yoga is the traditional form of yoga in which the coordination of movement with breath is integral. Postures are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Additional breathing techniques and meditation are also commonly practiced. Luma’s Vinyasa classes are taught for All Levels – at an beginning to intermediate pace that is appropriate for students who have been practicing for at least one year. Alternative poses will be suggested during class so that students can tailor the practice to match their comfort and level of experience. Each of our instructors shape the focus, pace, and structure of the practice with their unique teaching style.


Yoga - Level 1/2

Hatha Yoga is the traditional form of yoga in which postures are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also commonly practiced. All classes on the Luma schedule are hatha yoga in nature, and each of our instructors shape the focus, pace, and structure of the practice with their unique teaching style.

Level 1/2 is a beginner-intermediate class. Those students brand new to yoga are welcome, as are those with a regular practice.


Yoga + Mindfulness for Cancer

Sponsored by Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), Tuesday is a women-only class while Saturday is for all survivors. Whether you’re newly diagnosed, receiving treatment, in remission, or cured, we invite you to join us. The goal of the class is to provide an opportunity for all participants to feel a sense of peace, power, and strength. The class features a healing combination of yoga postures, deep breathing, and meditation designed to enhance both physical and emotional wellness.


Yoga Flow

Yoga Flow embodies a comprehensive flow yoga practice along with opportunities to explore transitions and unique movement possibilities. This class features moments of silence, and guided meditations along with postural flows. This class is for anyone who desires a more authentic ways of moving and have some fun in the process.