bhakti in motion portland maine yoga class descriptions 

Find Out More About the Yoga Classes Offered at Bhakti in Motion

Not sure which yoga class you’d like to attend? Take a look to find the perfect style! All classes take place at our studio in Portland Maine’s West End.


Vinyasa, aka Flow, intentionally links poses with one another and with breath. Exploring your fullest potential in each moment, each pose, each breath, these classes encourage you to stay fully tuned in to the wisdom within you and care for yourself in anyway that’s appropriate in your practice. Vinyasa is a moving meditation that teaches acceptance of ourselves in the now. Although there are some similarities in the different vinyasa classes, each teacher has their own style and way of teaching.


All levels welcome!

Lunchbreak Slow Flow

Recharge and rebalance for the rest of your day. Come build flexibility and confidence with this slow-flow class that uses conscious, meditative movement to stretch and strengthen both body and mind.

Community Hatha

Community Hatha is for all levels and everyone, from first time practitioners to experienced yogis, is welcome!  We practice moving meditation, building strength and flexibility in mind, body and spirit as we move slowly and consciously through asanas (postures) while focusing on pranayam.

Gentle Hatha

This is a gentle and empowering class for students who want to take it slow. The focus will be on grounding, balancing and emotional healing through physical movement. Paying attention to breathing provides a portal to the present moment, in turn allowing the body to move closer to its natural state of relaxation and clarity. This class will include pranayama (breathing exercises), guided meditation and gentle asana (movement and postures) as tools for healing to help you clear old patterns, nurture yourself, honor your power, and come home to YOU.


All levels welcome.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga with Reiki Touch ~ Delve deeply into the self as you meditate in long-held seated postures, lengthening and strengthening those oft-neglected connective fibers of the joints. Feel supported and held while instructor Christy McKinnon applies gentle energetic reiki adjustments in each pose. As opposed to the more common yang yoga – like vinyasa flow, which focuses on stretching and strengthening the muscles in the body through quick repetitive movements, yin yoga uses long-held postures (anwhere from 3-7 minutes) on cold muscles which moves the opening into the connective tissue of the joints.

How important is connective tissue to your bodies health??? When broken down by percentage, it is the connective tissue at 47% that restricts movement even more than tight muscles at 41%. So, sink deep into those joints to enjoy more ease in your daily movements.

Buti Yoga

BUTI is a high-intensity workout that fuses yoga and dance with circuits of plyometrics and conditioning. Classes consist of deep stretching, BUTI shaking and heart-pounding cardio. BUTI dance moves are taken from various styles that focus on an intense shaking of the hips (and BUTI) including Miami Booty Dance, Brazilain Baile Funk, Hip Hop, Crunk and African Tribal. BUTI is sure to get your energy high and your abs tight!

Check out the Studio Calendar to find out when each class is offered.