Three Levels of Avita Practice

Avita Yoga® is the only yoga that takes a consistent multi-level approach that works for people of all ages and abilities. It works because it relies on time-tested principles that span three different levels of  Avita® practice: Green, Orange, and Red.

Avita Yoga Green Classes

Avita Yoga® Green

The magic happens in the Green classes. They make up most of the Avita practice because this is where most people get the most benefit. Green classes take a reductionist approach to yoga so that neither the body nor the mind is overwhelmed. The soothing pressure induces healing in the body and mind for anyone who practices. In many ways, the Green classes are all we need. People are drawn to the simplicity because it's not fancy. It works.

Many students are naturally drawn to the Avita Orange classes with time and practice, but there's no rush. Please don't rush. Avita is a potent "undoing" that resolves the physical and mental impact of conflict and trauma in the body and mind. You may practice Avita daily if you have the time and desire, but 3 to 4 days a week is enough until then. Green Classes are the essential starting place for anyone with injuries, chronic pain, stiffness, or general issues that come with the aging process.

Avita Yoga® Green

Avita Yoga Orange Classes

Avita Yoga® Orange

As mobility and health improve, confidence increases, and the student is naturally ready for more time, pressure, and complexity in the shapes and movements. By now, the student has developed an understanding of Avita and understands the difference between pain and healing sensation.

Avita Orange classes allow the advancing student to experience these additional elements safely. Remember to reduce pressure and time if you are ever in doubt. When ready, the recommended formula is two to three Green classes per week and one Avita Orange class per week.

Avita Yoga® Orange

Avita Yoga Red Classes

Avita Yoga® Red

The assumption is made with Red classes that the student has worked through chronic pain issues and the compensatory patterns that accompany them (which can take months if not years). It does no good to push the body if the hidden pattern remains because when we push the body, we fall into the very pattern (and pains) that we're trying to resolve. This is an important concept, and it is often overlooked in most yoga traditions and fitness paradigms. We've fallen into the trap that we have to accomplish the things we cannot yet do, to improve. The underlying belief is that once I achieve this or that shape and get it "right," all will be good and healthy. Not true. We can get away with it in our youth, but there are often consequences in later years. 35 to 40 years of age is a good time to start rethinking ambitions. There's a reason professional athletes don't compete past their mid 30's.

The demand is high, but for those who have honestly worked through Avita Green and Orange progression of classes, the Red Classes will be experienced as nurturing and sustainable. If this is not the case, then please return to the Green and Orange classes. Remember, there is a difference between strain and yogic effort. For the time being, the Red classes are only available as replays on Live Stream.

Yoga should always be about the benefits and not the accomplishment of it. We don't practice to impress others or ourselves. Regardless of age or ability, the benefits are simple: increased mobility and circulation, improved joint health and function, and long-lasting peace of mind.

Avita Yoga® Red

 

Three to four classes are recommended per week.

A bolster and a strap are needed for most classes, while two 9.5 pound sandbags and 2 blocks are sometimes used regardless of the class, Green, Orange, or Red. You can learn more about Avita Yoga props and purchase them here.

Avita Yoga® brings areas of conflict and rigidity to light where they can be resolved. It is a sustainable practice that generates long-term results with more freedom in the body and more peace in mind. If you’ve ever thought that you are too stiff for yoga, then Avita is for you. Start with the Green Classes!

The goal is simple: to remain healthy, mobile, and happy for a lifetime.

As such, Avita Yoga is a no-frills, results-driven practice. It is a systematic, long-term approach that pays close attention to each individual’s body and unique needs. It works for students of all ages, abilities, and degrees of mobility. Avita is the yoga for a lifetime™.

Avita Yoga® takes a systemic approach that resolves the restrictions, pains, and compensatory patterns that uphold them. It comes in three levels: Avita Green, Orange, and Red.