Classes

Beginner

  • These classes are designed to introduce beginning students to yoga in a safe and supportive way. We begin with the classical movements and breathing techniques, which are the core of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. The original sequence of Primary Series is broken down in a way that is accessible for all fitness levels. We provide modifications and challenges appropriate for each individual. These classes are for anyone who has the desire to learn yoga. The Ashtanga sequences make it easy for students to develop a personal practice and provide a fundamental understanding that can be applied to all yoga. These classes are taught in a relaxed and non-competitive atmosphere for students of all ages.    75 Minute Class Check out our New Student Special!    
  • Yoga is an excellent exercise option during pregnancy. It can help soothe aches and pains, reduce stress, teach you to relax, and help you prepare for childbirth and motherhood. Prenatal yoga provides the opportunity to deepen your connection to your body, your baby, and connect with other pregnant women in the community. Classes are open to healthy pregnant women in the 2nd and 3rd trimester. No previous yoga experience is needed. Jennifer Engleman is a certified Mamaste Yoga Prenatal Yoga instructor. The Mamaste Yoga link is  http://www.mamasteyoga.com Pre-registration for the class is required. Register by calling 405-320-YOGA or emailing prenatalyogaclasses@gmail.com   Price: $16 drop in or $48 per month (4 classes) 60 Minute Class
  • Learn an ancient healing discipline! Thai Bodywork has a strong yoga influence. It is like having yoga "done to you". This form of bodywork is excellent for relieving sore muscles and helping students with difficult areas of their yoga practice. In this class half the group forms a circle with their yoga mats and the other half of the group practices the various techniques as the circle rotates every few moves. It is not necessary to come with a partner. Each student both gives and receives a massage with step by step instruction and supervision. Wear yoga clothes or loose fitting clothing that you can move around easily in. No previous experience is necessary. 90 Minute Class
  • This is a mixed level class for anyone who would prefer to learn yoga in Spanish! The postures will be introduced carefully at a pace that everyone can feel comfortable with. And there is just something elegant and beautiful about a yoga class taught in Spanish! Claudia is from Peru originally, and she is fluent in English as well as Spanish. She is sensitive and compassionate as well as exuberant and full of energy! This class is not only for Spanish speakers but also a great opportunity for anyone who wishes to learn Spanish. Everyone is Welcome!

Intermediate

  • In Level 2 classes we build on the foundation gained in the Intro classes. The aspects of rhythm and internal heat are introduced. Here we link the postures together with breath and the technique called Vinyasa. Vinyasa means literally “discerning placement” Practicing a fixed sequences of postures, in time with breath, and staying in the postures for a given number of breaths, is generally referred to as Vinyasa technique. After learning the fundamentals in intro classes, people with fitness backgrounds and active lifestyles will soon feel comfortable with Level 2. While we encourage students to learn the basics first, those who want to jump right in are welcome to do so as long as they do have some previous yoga experience, or at least an adventurous spirit! Students are allowed to rest or modify postures whenever necessary. In Level 2 with Variations we may focus on a particular area of the practice such as core strength (bandha), backbends, arm balances etc. during the middle portion of the class. 90 Minute Class   
  • This is the classical Primary Series as taught by Sri BNS Iyengar. Previous yoga experience is recommended for this class. Here we begin to breathe with precision and learn to practice without missing a single breath. Primary Series is the "original recipe" that has directly influenced many other styles of yoga. When a student learns these postures by heart and becomes comfortable with the steady pace of movement and breath, there is a strong foundation and the student is assured of having enough knowledge to practice on their own. Knowing this sequence, and understanding that minor differences in technique occur with every teacher, this class will certainly enable students to participate harmoniously in other Ashtanga classes all over the world. 90 Minute Class  
  • This is a led class introducing the Intermediate postures of Ashtanga Yoga. While The Primary Sequence of Sri BNS Iyengar involves only minor differences in technique and Vinyasa count, in this class we are dealing with an entirely different progression of postures. Most of the familiar postures are included but the arrangement is quite different. It can be useful to experience different formats in order to gain a broader appreciation and understanding of the Ashtanga Yoga sequences. Variations will be offered for the more difficult poses. Students who have become comfortable in our Level 2 classes will enjoy participating in this class as it gives variety and fresh material to work with. The intermediate postures often help students to progress in the areas they find most difficult in Primary Series.  90 Minute Class  
  • This is a led class introducing the Intermediate postures of Ashtanga Yoga. The standing postures, vinyasa count, and sequence are taught exactly as Sri K. Pattabhi Jois taught them, to the best of our ability. It is necessary to have experience with Primary Series before beginning this practice. Variations will be offered for the more difficult poses. Students who have become comfortable in our Level 2 classes will enjoy participating in this class as it gives variety and fresh material to work with. The Intermediate postures often help students to progress in the areas they find most difficult in Primary Series.  90 Minute Class  

Mixed levels

  • Mysore classes are taught without the teacher verbally leading of the group. Each student does his or her practice at their own pace. The teacher will give sequences of postures to work with when needed, observe your practice individually and offer specific instructions to help you take the next steps with your practice. Diagrams of the Ashtanga sequences are available in class for those who need them. The teacher is able to work with students more individually in Mysore class, and students can develop their own breath rhythm. In this class we start building a personal practice. For those who already know the sequences, these classes offer great freedom to move at your own pace while still practicing with a group and getting help with the postures. For students with injuries or medical issues, Mysore classes allow students to cultivate a customized practice, designed to facilitate your personal needs. All levels of students are welcome in these classes! 90 Minute Class
  • This class is for all levels, but will be very beneficial for students who already have an established practice. Students who are pregnant or who have high blood pressure should avoid this class as it involves a considerable amount of breath retention. Most people think of hand exercises when they hear the word Mudra, however hand mudras are a very small branch of Mudra. The bandhas, or core contractions, involved in Ashtanga Yoga come from Mudras. This class will be very useful for students looking for ways to strengthen their core. We all enjoy the way we feel after practicing Yoga. Mudras are techniques for prolonging and intensifying the bright, happy feeling we get from practicing yoga postures. These exercises shed a lot of light on how Yoga can change our chemistry and improve our health. Pranayama is the next limb in Ashtanga Yoga after Asana. It requires knowledge of bandha to practice safely and effectively. There are many systems of Pranayama. The one we use is taught by Sri BNS Iyengar and can be safely practiced by students who are familiar with Primary Series. This class is a gentle introduction to these more subtle but very powerful techniques. All levels of fitness are welcome and no one is ever asked to hold their breath longer than feels comfortable! The class will begin with a short round of Mantra chanting and finish with a silent meditation. Mudra and Pranayama Class will resume in the Fall semester of 2016!
  • This is a mixed level Vinyasa class for anyone practicing in either Levels 1 or 2. Although the sequences may vary with this class, the breathing, bandhas and focused rhythm of the class are the same Ashtanga approach we know and love! This class generally follows the outline of primary series, beginning with Suryanamaskar, then standing, sitting, and finishing postures all linked together with breath. Depending on the group, sequences of postures are given to create a fun, energizing, balanced, safe yoga experience. We always take good care of beginners! The class's sequences will offer modifications or challenges to suit everyone in the class. 75 Minute Class
  • Gwen teaches in the traditional format of Yoga Bhajan (the founder of Kundalini Yoga). Her classes always begin with chanting to create a sense of peace and to turn the senses inward. She will then do warm up exercises and move into a Kriya focusing on a particular theme. A Kriya is a certain set of movements in combination with breath work, eye focus, hand mudra, and sometimes a particular sound for a specific effect.  In the winter she likes to focus on immune system Kriyas. Many of these Kriyas are focused on developing intuition and a stable sense of radiant health, and also to become more authentic in ourselves. She finishes with a meditation to complete the experience. Kundalini Yoga can create a great natural high! Gwen is also very happy to help students with instructions for practicing at home. This class is held every Saturday at 4pm. 90 minute class

Meditation

  • Sundays at 9:30am - Zen Meditation is a structured and classical form of meditation as taught by Suzuki Roshi. This is appropriate for anyone who is interested in meditation and willing to sit quietly for an hour in order to explore it. Michael Lee prefers to call it a meditation group rather than a class, and is dedicated to promoting meditation in our community. Everyone is welcome! *This class is offered by donation.  90 Minute Class  
  • A fun, upbeat class that incorporates standing Pilates exercises, Ballet conditioning, and beginner friendly, sensual and sultry Jazz, Latin, and Belly dancing moves.  This class is designed for you to burn calories while strengthening your core, increase your flexibility and coordination, improve your balance and self confidence while you tighten, tone and elongate your muscles to create long, lean, beautiful dancer lines with fluidity and grace!