Practitioners will learn to mindfully integrate
breath with movement to develop and enhance body awareness, core stability, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and
concentration. Practitioners will also learn to make self-adjustments that accommodate their specific postural needs and support
their safe transition through dynamic sequences (vinyasa).
Classes may range in intensity from gentle to dynamic, yet are taught with compassion and an appreciation
for the diversity of body types. Relaxation and meditation techniques are incorporated to encourage self-study and well-being.
Yin + Yang Yoga ~
This class balances the deep and slow (yin) with the vibrant and dynamic (yang) into a flow centered in mindfulness
of breath, body and movement.
Mindfulness Meditation takes a simple, "mellow out" approach to the practice of meditation, making it more accessible for beginning
practitioners: steady breath, steady mind, steady body. Combining guided meditation with silent
practice, practitioners will learn to cultivate and sustain the gentle and relaxed moment-to-moment, non-judgmental, non-reactive
awareness that defines mindfulness. Instruction given for breathing/relaxation techniques as well as meditation postures
and modifications to suit the individual.
Sit + Study ~
This open hour of meditation and group reflection intends to nurture and support the collaborative learning community
("sangha") that organically arises whenever we come together to practice yoga. Here, we will share breath and mindfulness
through 10 minutes of silent walking meditation, 30 minutes of sitting meditation, and 20 minutes of group
Dharma/Sutta Study Circle + Study
~ In this monthly gathering,
we connect the threads of our daily life and practice with readings and group discussions of contemporary and foundational
texts on the teachings of yoga/meditation. Meets the1st Sunday of each month.
Big Sky Yoga ~ Enjoy the fullness
of breath and the freedom of movement under the open sky. Classes scheduled in spring and summer.
Candlelight Yoga ~ Honor the season of transition with mindful blend of dynamic and restorative yoga, meditation, and relaxation techniques.
Classes scheduled in fall and winter.
|fruits of practice
Yoga is the ultimate contact sport—strengthening the body, calming the spirit and focusing the mind in a non-competitive environment! An excellent complement to dance and athletics, adolescents will begin to develop body awareness through a special
combination of basic poses and relaxation techniques.
|Yoga for Girls at As You Are Yoga studio
|photo credit: r. ford
Currently offered by special arrangement only.
These special workshops are an unique
opportunity for children and teens to bond with
family and friends through yoga poses to stretch and strengthen the body, yoga play ("lila")
to nurture the spirit, and relaxation exercises to quiet the mind:
Mom/Pop + Tot Yoga at play.
Family + Friends Yoga (4 & up)
Yoga for Youth (9 & up)
Yoga for Teens (13 - 17)
Special sessions designed to address the specific interests and needs of individuals, small groups, or corporate wellness