Sometimes the hardest part is starting. This slower-paced class introduces you to foundational yoga postures, teaches you how to breath and helps you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice. No yoga experience necessary. You don't need to be able to touch your toes, you just need to be willing to try.
Yamuna Body Rolling™ is a revolutionary approach to health and fitness using balls designed exclusively for this practice. Unlike other ball exercises, YBR goes far beyond random movement and stretch. It allows you to work specific muscles in detail, to create suppleness in tight areas and optimize range of motion. It reeducates muscles and stimulates bone, creating positive, permanent changes in the body. YBR works the way a hands-on practitioner works, only using a ball. The ball replaces hands as it moves on muscles to stretch them, dislodge tension and discomfort, increase blood flow, and promote healing.
For those who need a little more assistance, but really want the movement Yoga can bring in their life, Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing, using a chair for support. Anyone, including seniors and beginner students, can benefit from this class. No yoga experience necessary.
$5 Community Class
A mixed level class with lots of modifications. Teachers may rotate, especially from January to June when students in the Yoga Inspired 200-hour Teacher Training Program will teach the class.
Functional Exercise for Life
Activities of daily living require strength, flexibility and proper movement patterns. Put the FUN in FUNctional with this series of six weekly classes. Stabilize your back with a stronger core. Gain strength with body weight exercises. Try new leading edge ways to stretch. Use creative methods to relearn basic, functional movement patterns, like squatting, stepping, twisting, and lunging. Surprise yourself with what you can do. No experience necessary.
Gentle Yoga (appropriate for prenatal)
Gentle movement tied to the breath allows the body to open slowly, regain flexibility, and increase balance. No yoga experience necessary.
This Postnatal yoga class is geared to help women regain strength and energy that may have been lost during pregnancy. We specifically focus on rebuilding strength in the abdomen, back and pelvic muscles, through slower, targeted movement. We also provide a safe place to address the emotional and spiritual aspect that comes with becoming a mother. Babies under one are welcome to join and mother’s are encouraged to arrive early to nurse babies if needed.
This class is designed to help prepare moms-to-be for labor and birth by toning and strengthening the body and deepening the mind-body-baby connection. It will also provide much needed relaxation and restoration, helping to relieve some of the physical discomforts of pregnancy. We work together to create a community of support, while celebrating the joys and journeying through the difficulties of pregnancy.
In restorative yoga, props are used extensively to support the body so that you can rest in poses for longer periods of time. Postures are usually adapted from supine or seated yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate unnecessary straining. This class is relaxing and renewing. No yoga experience necessary.
This gentle flow class led by Trauma Sensitive Certified Instructor, Meredith Phipps, is geared towards survivors of physical and emotional trauma and those who desire to reconnect with their breath, body, and mind in a calm and safe environment. The goal of this class is not to dredge up old memories or intentionally trigger emotions, but rather to reconnect the student to their body. Trauma-informed yoga creates a safe, non-judgmental environment where everyone has an opportunity to safely explore movement, breath work, and mindful meditation at his or her own pace. Each person may explore a variety of options throughout the practice that fits their individual needs and comfort level. Accessible to all levels. Props such as chairs, bolsters, blocks, and blankets will be used as needed.
Strength in Movement
Try some fun and unique ways of adding strength into your yoga practice in this early morning class. Some yoga experience recommended.
Strengthen to Lengthen
A mixed level class to balance strength and flexibility, effort and surrender. Modifications throughout the practice will meet you wherever you are.
A fun class for all levels that rotates between standing postures, forward bends, and back bends with movement variety from different movement sources, including karunta or rope suspension training.
Yoga for Wellness
No yoga experience is necessary for this class that will focus on how yoga can help you maintain a strong body and mind. Seasonally the wellness focus will change. For the summer, we will learn to use both breath and yoga postures to relax and strengthen the pelvic floor. If you suffer with pelvic floor pain or bladder disfunction, this class will give you tools to move toward wellness in this area of the body.
Teachers and styles will vary in the Saturday morning class, but you can be sure it will be a great way to begin your weekend. Check the Facebook page to see who is teaching each week.
Welcome to Yoga Inspired
A few things you should know to enhance your learning and practice of yoga. We’re glad you’re here. Thanks!
- Come early to class. If you do arrive late, enter quietly.
- Remove shoes at the door; we practice in our bare feet. (Unless we have talked ankle/feet issues.)
- Place your “stuff” in the back office.
- Please turn off your cell phone or leave it in the car.
- You’ll feel better if you practice on a near empty stomach.
- You are welcome to keep a water bottle beside your mat.
- Wear comfortable exercise clothes. Loose t-shirts can be distracting when you turn upside down.
- We are on a concrete floor. Feel free to use exercise pads underneath your mat. You are welcome to bring your own mat.
- If you use a chair, please make sure at least two legs are on the mat unless the teacher specifically instructs you to keep them on the floor for movement.
- Ask questions about anything that is not clear to you. You may ask during class when appropriate or after class.
- Refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or strong essential oils.
- If you have a health issue (injury, illness, or medical condition), please notify your instructor before class.
- Let go of the competitive mind set. Yoga is not competitive. It is not just a workout, it is not just techniques for relaxation, and it is not just cross-training. It is a spiritual practice that makes the body stronger, more flexible, and generally much healthier. The purpose is to calm the mind, open the heart, and poise ourselves to hear God’s ever-present voice.
- No experience or flexibility is required to practice yoga. Yoga is for everyone.
- Stay for the entire class. If you need to leave early, tell the teacher beforehand and exit before final relaxation.
- In some classes you may hear the teacher begin class with three “ohms.” The word means one. As a Christian you may experience this word as being one with Christ or as bringing all aspects of your being into order/oneness in God’s presence.
- Most classes finish with a bow forward and either an “amen” or the word “namaste.” As Christians we interpret this word to mean “the Holy Spirit in me honors the Holy Spirit in you.”
- Please park behind the wall in the Village on 13th parking lot or across the street in the Dinglewood Park lot. During work hours, the lot in front of our building is for the BGP architecture firm.