Classes

Beginner

  • These classes are carefully designed to introduce beginners to this classical form of Yoga in a safe, supportive way. We begin with the classical breathing techniques and movements which are the core of this approach to Yoga. The original sequence of Primary Series is broken down in a way that is approachable for all fitness levels, as well as providing modifications or 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 give a fundamental understanding that can be applied to all yoga. These classes are taught in a relaxed and noncompetitive and generally include students of all ages. 75 minutes. 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 oppertunity to deepend 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)
  • Tai Chi has many health benefits and is apporpriate for all levels of fitness and all age groups. This is a donation based community class open to everyone. For more information call Chock Petchpron at (405) 445-2475.

Intermediate

  • In Level 2 classes we build on the foundation gained in the Intro classes. The aspects of rhythm and internal heat are introduced. This class is meant to serve as a middle step from Intro classes to practicing with full intensity in Primary and Intermediate Series classes. Here we begin to link the postures together with breath and the technique called vinyasa. After learning the fundamentals, people with fitness backgrounds and active lifestyles will be comfortable with this level of practice right away. 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!  90 mins  
  • This is the classical Primary Series taught in many places around the world. Previous yoga experience is recommended for this class. Here we begin to breath with great precision and learn to practice without missing a single breath. Primary Series is the "original recipie" that has directly influenced many other forms of yoga. When a student becomes fluent in these postures, there is a strong foundation and the student is assured of having enough knowledge to practice on their own. Knowing this sequence also enables students to participate harmoniously in other Ashtanga classes all over the world. 90 mins  
  • This class is an introduction to the Ashtanga Intermediate series. It is meant to provide a safe and supportive environment for students to explore the fun, but also challenging, intermediate series postures. Variations will be given for the more difficult poses. Students who have become comfortable in our Level 2 classes will be able to begin participating in this class as well. The intermediate postures often help students to progress in the areas they find most difficult in Primary Series.  90 mins.  

Mixed levels

  • Our Hot Yoga classes are taught between 90-95°F. While all of our classes are taught at about 80° to encourage sweating, our hot yoga classes are good for those who enjoy working with extra heat. We offer our own blend of progressive sequences based on our teachers' collective experiences. Heating the body, whether it is done with external or internal heat, is a very effective way of detoxing and improving flexibility. Safety is a consideration, please be sure to hydrate before class and bring water. Hot Yoga is a mixed level class and offers modifications and challenges for all levels of students. Special Note: We ask that students bring their own yoga mats because of the intense sweating. 75 mins.
  • Mysore is a traditional teaching format where students practice at their own pace. The teacher will analyze your practice individually and offer specific instructions to help you overcome your challenges and realign your body. The name Mysore refers to a town in South India where Ashtanga Yoga was first taught to Westerners. This approach teaches students to memorize the sequences very quickly and diagrams are available in class for those who need them. There is no need to try to keep up with the class. It may sound a little daunting to beginners, but this is actually a very comfortable way to learn. For those who already know the sequences these classes offer a great freedom to move at your own pace while still practicing with others. For those with injury's or medical issues, this class is a great way to cultivate a customized practice, designed to facilitate your recuperation. All levels of students are welcome in these classes!
  • This is a mixed level Ashtanga class for anyone practicing in either Levels 1 or 2. The class's sequences will offer modifications or challanges to suit each student. 75 mins.

Meditation

  • Sundays at 10am - 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 minutes.