Class Description

Breathe to Move

Connecting Mind, Body & Spirit through movement & breath, a gentle flow with emphasis on pranayama.  The breath is a powerful tool for training mindfulness, engaging the muscles & both gathering & releasing energy.  All classes begin and end with attention to this detail, just as all movement depends on it.  Breathe to Move is gentle to protect the joints, slow to strengthen muscle groups, deep to encourage blood flow for healing, and breath-led to facilitate a mindful practice.

Rise & Shine

Get an early start and set the tone for the rest of the day.  An easy awakening of the body. Connecting movement with breath.

Straight Outta Savasana

Restorative Yoga will calm and reset your entire body & mind.  Supported resting poses with the aid of props can allow the body to hold passive stretches longer giving us time and space for ourselves, allowing us to just be.  Entire body relaxation can help slow breathing, stills busy thoughts, reduce blood pressure and increase well-being. 90 minutes of self-care is topped off with a delicious piece of chocolate.  This sweet treat contains antioxidants that may increase your heart health. Vax pass class.

Mindful Moments

Are you looking to reduce stress or find stillness? This is a meditation practice for you. In mindfulness lessons you will be guided through simple and effective techniques that will help bring self-awareness, awareness of others, and the ability to self-regulate with calm and focus. Paying attention to your thoughts as they pass through your mind with breath, movement and mantras (words or phrases). Meditation helps lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, decrease pain and depression.

Heart of Yoga 

The purpose of yoga is to unify the body, breath and mind.  This class will meet each person’s concerns and interests using asanas (poses and counter-poses) linked to the rhythm of the breath (pranayama).  The goal for this class is to deepen our self awareness and to bring harmony and order in our bodies and minds.  If anyone can breathe they can practice yoga.  Be inspired to work toward your personal practice; a practice that will help give you inner awareness and clarity to their life.

Midday Motivation

Join us for an invigorating practice to help strengthen your mind and body.  This power hour will be full of energizing poses that will be sure to heat you up and have those muscles working.  Class will end with a relaxing savasana to leave you feeling more grounded as you head out to finish your day. 

Y12SR: Yoga for 12-Step Recovery

Y12SR is a holistic guide to address the physical, mental and spiritual disease of addiction. Informed by the latest research in neuroscience and trauma healing. Just as the practice of yoga help bring us into right alignment. The cognitive approach of the 12 step recovery model helps bring us into right alignment with something greater than ourselves. Working the 12 steps & having a yoga practice are keys to recovery to maintain sobriety of all addictions. Anonymous meeting followed by yoga (donation based), all Anonymous Members welcome.

Down Dog Yoga 

This class is designed for all abilities and fitness levels.  Students will be lead through a flow style class, intended to be gentle and non-intimidating.  Yoga is not a competition.  We all look different in our poses due to the way our bodies are built and our varying levels of flexibility.  Mixed level flow ending with healing touch, hot rocks and guest appearances by Henry, Karyn’s Heeler dog! Vax pass class.

Lunch Break Yoga

No excuses, you don’t even need to change your work clothes, or get wrinkled sitting on the floor, we have chairs.  Not only is it good to get away from your work to freshen your brain and de-stress, it’s even more important for your physical health.  Movement during your lunch break increases your metabolism for the rest of your workday.  From your office chair to yoga and back, this 50-minute power hour is an efficient workout, where you will stretch, move and walk away feeling centered and grounded. 

Take a Seat

Chair Yoga is suitable if you are new to yoga, confined to a desk at work, or unable to participate in a traditional yoga class because of aging, injury or disability.  Chair yoga is a gentle and can be done while sitting, some poses can be done standing using a chair for support.  This seated flow class will help improve your flexibility, concentration and strength, all while boosting your mood, and reducing stress and joint strain.

Align with Alli

Through aligning your body you can bring your mind and soul into alignment.  This class focuses on alignment of the body first so that we may use that structure to fully relax and release into each asana.  Each class will focus on a different part of the body, the topics can be found on the schedule.  This class is perfect for beginners and avid practitioners alike.  Whether you’re just getting into yoga and want to ensure you’re practicing safely, or you’re as bendy as they come and want to add to your practice while learning something new this class is for you! 11/4: Align with your power and purpose. This class will focus on activating and clearing the root and solar plexus chakras. We will do a short meditation and asanas to empower you to step into your full authentic power and purpose. 12/2: Balancing the Body, Mind, and Spirit – Physical balance is important. But so is balance within your body and mind. In this class we will talk about the proper alignment of balancing asanas and the benefits of those asanas. We will also balance the body, mind, and spirit by a breathwork exercise suitable for everyone. Physical adjustments will not be made in this class. 12/9: Shouldering responsibility –  Ever hear the phrase “they carry the weight of the world on their shoulders”? There’s actually some credence behind this phrase. In this class we will discuss the emotional anatomy of the shoulders, back, and chest. After that we will move into asana practice to alleviate “the weight of the world”. Physical adjustments will only be given with explicit permission. 12/16: Heart Chakra – Open up that heart chakra so that you can step into the holiday’s with an abundance of love. During this class we will open up the chest through movement and gentle backbends. This class is suitable for all levels and no adjustments will be made. 12/23: De-stress Fest -Enter the holidays feeling calm and collected. We’re going to take it easy in this class by focusing on the breath, rewiring the nervous system, and finding supportive asana’s. Physical adjustments will not be made in this class.

EF-FIT Yoga

This Yoga Workshop is offered monthly to help you release anything in your life that no longer suits you.  It is a focused Yoga flow for building mobility, strength, and balance while you are encouraged to swear, drink and flex your way through different sequences.  This workshop is a safe environment to release any built-up anger or tension, to process grief or loss. This time on your mat will be a safe space for you to “let it out” while reconnecting with your body.  Sometimes you just need to groan, sigh and swear.  You should expect there to be foul language, laughter and shenanigans.  If these offend you, EF-Fit Yoga is not for you. Class begins with writing down what you may be ready to let go of, and we will end with a Burning circle, to let it go in a mindful manner. Please stay for complementary beverage, snacks and as always, community.

TGIF at the Barre 

YogaBarre is a great complement to your Yoga practice and 55 minutes of serious FUN!  Engaging, low impact total body workout that will lift your seat, tighten your thighs and sculpt your shoulders and calves in record time.  This Lotte-Berk inspired class is a unique fusion of Yoga, Ballet, Pilates and muscle sculpting.  This will be a safe efficient and effective workout.  Never boring, always fun! There will always be a savasana to end each class.

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Booty Buster 

All about strengthening glutes and lower back while giving some love to the sciatic nerves.  By training the muscles you don’t regularly see, your body becomes stronger and more defined.  This routine is stacked with multi-joint movements that strengthen and sculpt every muscle in your posterior chain.

 

Reflow

This low impact (Zen like) dance is designed to help you to release your mind through the movement of the body.  It is fun, energetic and safe, allowing you the freedom to move and the space to let the music take you on a ride!  Build stamina and strength as well as increase flexibility.  Absolutely no dance experience is necessary to participate.  Beginner to advanced, this class will allow you to feel the joy of continuous flow and movement.

Yoga Yoga & Cider

Begin your Sunday with a morning of yoga and cider! Join us for a 1 hour all-level yoga flow class that will energize, strengthen, tone, and connect the mind, body, and spirit. Then enjoy your favorite cider at Meriwether Cider House, Chinden location.  Includes a 60-minute Yoga session, and a glass of Cider afterwards.  Bring your own mat, doors open at 11:00 am.

 

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