Gentle Yoga & Yoga Nidra with Anita Sorensen on Mondays at 7:15pm
Power Yoga with Dynelle Rinkes on Wednesdays at 5:15pm
Sunrise YOGA now 5 days a week, Mon - Fri. Check schedule for start times.
Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Hall now every Saturday, 4-5:15pm
First Time $10
Drop In $16
5 visit card $75
10 Visit Card $140
1 Month Unlimited $125
Automated Monthly Unlimited $85 --6 month minimum commitment (available under the contract tab in online store).
ASHTANGA SHORT FORM/60 MIN.
Ashtanga short form was developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and is a specific series of Sun Salutations, standing and seated postures that are linked together through breath and movement. The benefits of this style of yoga are increased strength, flexibility, and inner peace. This is a wonderful class to familiarize you with several of the postures that you will find in other yoga classes. All levels are welcome.
Mon 10:45am, Wed. 12:15pm, Sat 8:30am
ASHTANGA FIRST SERIES/75 MIN.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind
Tues. 9am is now 60 min ashtanga/15 min Yin
ASHTANGA SECOND SERIES/75 MIN.
Second series focus on opening the chest and stimulating the spine. Our spine is the housing for our nerve center. By bending and twisting the spinal column, we are encouraging and maintaining suppleness on a physical level as well as opening energy channels to allow prana (life force) to flow freely. There are many asanas “postures” within second series which are readily accessible to the practitioner that is coming to it for the first time.
WHAT IS MYSORE?
Mysore is a format of Ashtanga Yoga. Mysore style yoga class is a tradition passed down from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois as taught in the southern Indian city of Mysore. Instruction is not “led” as a group but individualized for each student. Students practice their own portion of the Ashtanga asanas at their own pace. The teachers assist each student individually by giving physical and verbal adjustments. Students are encouraged to memorize the sequence of asanas and as strength, stamina, flexibility, and concentration builds, additional asanas are added.
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF A MYSORE CLASS?
At the beginning of class the teacher leads the students in the opening chant. Sometimes students come a bit early to class and begin warming up with sun salutations before the class begins. However when the teacher announces the opening chant, they come back to standing and chant with the group. If you don’t want to chant no worries! Just stand with hands at heart center or by your side and feel the vibrations of the room.
IF THERE IS NO TEACHER LEADING THE POSTURES HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO DO?
Everyone begins with the Primary Series and students gradually work through and memorize the postures. In this way, yoga becomes a “practice” which is done individually (like meditation, running or playing the piano) while noticing your breath, feelings, thoughts and sensations.
The practice always begins with 3-5 of both A & B sun salutations. This is followed by the same sequence of standing postures. Next the postures are seated postures. At this point you may see students skipping postures or going to second series. Remember it’s an individual practice. But no matter what series the student is following, closing starts with a backbend/bridge and the same sequence of postures shoulder stand, headstand etc. Finally there is a 10 minute corpse pose. If a student finishes their practice early, they practice at least a ten minute corpse pose before quietly leaving. Most students practice for 1 1/2 hours however students who are on a tight schedule or have an injury often practice a partial part of the sequence which may take 45 minutes or so.
HOW AM I GOING TO REMEMBER ALL OF THAT?
Don’t worry you do not need to know the sequence (a perfect class for beginners). Cheat sheets are available. Never hesitate to call a teacher over that’s what the teacher is there for. Just sit quietly if you need a teachers attention and they'll see you and come over to answer your questions, concerns or help you get into a posture.
A Mysore class can seem confusing; like everyone is just doing their own thing or are doing random postures. But once you understand the basic structure of the series, it starts to make sense. With a little patience and commitment, you will be amazed at how quickly you can learn to do yoga as a self practice.
Third Sunday of the month, 2-3:30
Mar. 18th, Apr. 15th, May 20th
$20 class fee/go to enrollments page to register
ALL LEVEL VINYASA
Vinyasa (pronounced "vin-yah-sah") is the Sanskrit word for "flow," and these classes are known for their fluid, movement-intensive practices. Vinyasa teachers choreograph their classes to smoothly transition from pose to pose, and often play music to keep things lively. The intensity of the practice is similar to Ashtanga, but no two vinyasa classes are the same. All level vinyasa begins with a centering/breathing, warm up, then moves towards an energetic practice with many modifications so all can participate.
Mon 6pm, Fri 9am, Sat 10am
This class is a wonderful fusion of yang and yin styles of yoga. We begin with yang through a diverse and energetic Vinyasa Flow emphasizing the connection of breath with movement for greater bliss and harmony. We then focus on yin with long held, mainly seated postures, which target healing through gentle stretching for the connective tissues around the hips, the pelvis, and the lower back. All levels are welcome.
VINYASA WITH YIN
Gentle Yoga is a slower paced practice that is open to all ages, all sizes, and all fitness levels.
Thurs 10:30 (gentle flow)
Sat. 11:15am (30 min gentle, 30 Yin)
Gentle FLOW--is a slower paced practice that is open to all ages, all sizes and all fitness levels. This practice will flow more than Gentle Yoga so it's a Level 2
Do you have stiff joints, poor balance, or TMBs (Too Many Birthdays) keeping you from yoga?
Very Gentle Yoga is for you. We’ll use props like blocks, walls and chairs to make yoga poses attainable for even the least flexible.
Chair available if needed.
Space Limited 10
Call the studio for more info: 901.277.7136
VERY GENTLE YOGA
Sunrise Yoga is a 45 min class to start your day. Class begins with sun salutations, a vinyasa flow, and closes with a few seated poses.
Mon, Wed, 6:15am
Tues, Thurs, 5:45am
"WINE" DOWN CLASS
This is the perfect way to do YOGA and hang with a friend or two. The class will offer a FREE and optional wine tasting in our very own pike yoga cups!
Wine Down: TBD
THIS IS AN ENROLLMENT CLASS: 6 week class. Fee $85
This 75 minute class is 25 minute cardio intervals, 5 minute transition, and 45 minute vinyasa yoga. This class is designed to increase both your physical and mental strength. Class participation is both outdoor and indoor. Go to enrollments/workshops page to view upcoming classes and to register.
Next Session: TBD
6 Week Session: $85
This class will target the connective tissues such as ligaments and fascia. Most poses are done while seated or lying down and are held 3-5 minutes. This class is the perfect addition for your off training days to bring your body into balance and increase range of motion. All levels welcome.
Sat. 11:15 (gentle & yin)
THIS IS AN ENROLLMENT CLASS: Fee $50 for the 5 week series.
This class is for the, "I have never tried yoga." These classes offer introduction to breathe technique, alignment, asanas (postures), stretching and more.
Go to enrollments/workshop page to view upcoming classes and to register.
Next Session in March: March 8th, 6-7pm
Register on enrollments page, 5 weeks = $50
(Pre-requisite Yoga 101 ) This class is designed to give the Yoga 101 or beginner yoga student additional feedback in the poses and a more in depth look into the 7 limbs of yoga.
5 week series: $50
RELAX, RESTORE, & RENEW
Restorative is a delicious way to relax and soothe frayed nerves. These classes use bolsters, blankets, and blocks to prop students in passive poses so that the body can experience the benefits of a pose without having to exert any effort. A good Restorative class is more rejuvenating than a nap, is a way to lengthen your muscles and is good for ALL levels. Class limit: 15
Restorative postures melt away physical and mental tension and deeply relax the mind and body. They also assist the body’s ability to heal injuries and recover from illness by releasing tension that would otherwise impede recovery.
No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing.
CLASS LIMIT: 15
Yoga Nidra is a systematic approach to complete relaxation. Yoga Nidra is often referred to as yogic sleep, where the student hovers between sleep and wakefulness. This state of deep relaxation is reached by letting go of external awareness and turning inwards, following the guidance of a teacher. The students comfortably lie down on their backs, and there are no physical movements involved.
First Time $10
Drop In $16
10 Visit Card $140
1 Month Unlimited $125
Automated Monthly Unlimited $85 --6 month minimum commitment (available under the contract tab in online store)
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