Jiva offers Yoga classes 7 days a week at two locations on Hilton Head Island.
Make sure to double-check location (north or south end) when viewing schedule or signing up for classes online.
Please bring a mat, sweat towel, and a water bottle to class. For heated classes bring a YogiToes or mat towel. We rent mats and mat towels for a small charge, and have water bottles, mats, and mat towels available for purchase at the studio. A filtered water source is provided at both locations.
FIRST TIME AT JIVA? Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class, or create an online profile to expedite check-in process. Classes fill up on a first come, first serve basis and reserving a class online is not required.
Community Yoga (Donation $5.00): This class follows the same format as our All Levels class. We established these classes as a way to make Yoga available to students of all economic levels, and the proceeds are donated to a local charity each quarter. Cost: $5.00 Cash Donation
All Levels: Our most invigorating class, a practice that moves organic from pose to pose - utilizing the principles of alignment, the practice of personal awareness and breath, in a heated room (80 degrees).This class is recommended for the yogi who wants to torch some calories. Be prepared to sweat, elevate your heart rate, and have FUN. Although this class is open to yogi's of all levels, we recommend that beginners attend our Basics class to familiarize themselves with the flow.
Alignment Yoga: Iyengar Yoga features hatha yoga asanas (postures), done in a deliberate, sequential fashion, rather than as a flow, in order to emphasize precise body alignment and internal awareness. Instruction is provided with use of blocks, straps, and blankets as needed to achieve correct alignment.
Slow Flow/Deep Stretch: A mindful, soft flow with breath awareness to promote mobility and healing in the body. Excellent for developing flexibility, core strength, balance, muscular strength and stress reduction. Find release from stiff muscles in your back, neck, shoulders and legs. A therapeutic, yet invigorating class for those who are new to yoga, athletes, or for those searching for a relaxing Yoga experience while exploring the details of breath and alignment. Good for all levels.
Basics: This class is designed to give you a language and an understanding of the practice(s) of Yoga. Basics moves at a slower pace so you feel the pose with balance, alignment, and flexibility. Modifications are offered. This class prepares you for any of our All Levels vinyasa flow classes. Recommended for beginners as well as experienced students interested in a lower intensity flow and heat level.
Gentle Yoga: Perfect for those seeking the gentle side of Yoga. Praynama (breath work), seated stretching, and balancing poses are explored. Motifications are offered. Gentle Yoga is a great place to start if you have a knee or hip replacement, or any issues with your back. Recommended for beginners as well as experienced students interested in a lower intensity flow and heat level.
Yoga Therapeutics: Yoga therapy is derived from the Yoga tradition of health care, and the adaptation and application of Yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing health challenges at any level. Manage your condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality, and improve attitude. Open to students of all levels.
Hot Flow: Our All Levels class with the heat turned up 90+ degrees! Please bring a sweat towel, yogi toes (mat towel), and a water bottle. You don't want to miss this chance to detoxify.
Yin/Stretch: Opens up the deep, dense, connective tissues and joints of the body which are not often reached in an active yang yoga class. Each class offers a series of poses held for a longer lengths of time to allow for complete and passive release. Open to students of all levels.
Beach Yoga: Join us for a fun outdoor freedom of expression on Hilton Head's sandy beaches. A one hour eb-and-flow practice using your ocean breath honoring our native sun. Feel stress gently wash away with the outgoing tide, and a new relaxed you arrives with every salty wave that comes ashore. Bring a beach towel to practice on (mats not necessary), water, and dress in comfortable clothing. We meet at Coligny Beach, to the left of the end of the boardwalk. Parking is available at the public lot across the street. DONE FOR THE SEASON
Barre: What is Barre? Infusing Yoga, Pilates and Ballet, Barre literally works from head to toe to strengthen you mentally and physically. By isolating specific muscle groups and meditative concepts, this effective form of exercise will: Help you prevent injuries, ease existing injuries, tone your body, increase your flexibility and endurance level and help you to feel calm and empowered. Open to students of all levels.
Pranayama - The Art of Yoga Breathing (ANY OF OUR CLASSES)
When the breath wanders, the mind is unsteady, but when the breath is still, so is the mind still." - Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Breath is life. Breathing is one of our most vital functions. One of the five principles of Yoga is Pranayama, which promotes proper breathing. In a Yogic point of view, proper breathing brings more oxygen to the blood and to the brain. To control Prana is to control vital life energy. Pranayama Yoga also goes hand in hand with the Asanas. The union of these two Yogic Principles is considered as the highest form of purification and self-discipline, covering both the mind and body.