Alignment Yoga: This class is an exploration into the art and movement of yoga asana. An extension of a level 1 foundations class with an expansion into a wider variety of poses. Provides a highly attentive and supportive environment rooted in a sequence of postures that flow from one pose to another in harmony with the breath yielding greater strength and flexibility. This class is appropriate for new to yoga, beginners, and ongoing students.
Candlelit Yoga: Introspective and grounding, these classes incorporate breath work, meditation and focus on form with long holds and attention to alignment. Every session is different, each exploring some facet of our subtle body, the anatomy of our physical body and the bio mechanics of asana technique. All levels are always welcome.
Chair Yoga: Chair yoga is a class structured for practitioners that have physical challenges preventing an easy transition from floor to standing. The class focuses on gently opening of the body and strengthening the muscles surrounding the joints, as well as a strong emphasis on breath work. Suitable for joint replacement clients and post surgery/injury (out of the acute phase and with healthcare practitioners’ approval).
Enhancing Fertility Program: This program is for anyone who is having difficulty conceiving, or is undergoing fertility treatments, or is simply looking to increase consciousness and enhance their reproductive health with yoga and other complementary modalities. Join us for yoga, meditation, support, relaxation and connection during what is often a lonely, discouraging journey. We decided to offer our fertility students the opportunity to purchase special class passes and "fertility packages" that incorporate discounted sessions of massage, somatic talk therapy, and restorative yoga for added support. http://www.mindbodyyogaaustin.com/Upcoming-Events.html
Again, classes may also be taken on a drop-in basis, though we ask that you register for them in advance; please contact the instructor prior to attendance. You may also want to pay an additional $30 for a photocopied "fertility resources" packet and CD that Liz put together for her students.
Flexibility Focus: (aka "my wife makes me do Yoga" class :) Years of playing sports, running, or working hard without stretching sufficiently, causes muscles to tighten and shorten, making the body prone to injury. Shortened muscles put stress on the joints, leading to chronic issues. This 1 hour, therapeutic class focuses on lengthening the muscles slowly and safely.
Foundations of Yoga Series: This series is perfect for beginners, but also appropriate for practitioners that feel that they are missing the basic foundation or fundamental understanding of yoga. The series will prepare practitioners to join our more advanced classes when completed.
Gentle Yoga: This class is great for beginners, including seniors, pregnant women, people who are recovery from injury, and those who simply want to have a relaxing practice.
Mindfulness n' Motion: This all-levels class invites participants to deeply explore the poses of Hatha yoga with close attention to form. Any level of experience welcome. Those who have chronic pain or are working with injury are encouraged to attend for the therapeutic benefits of a mindful, alignment-based class.
Mindfulness Yoga: Mindful Yoga is meditation in motion. In order to achieve the full benefit of the practice we must truly engage our attention and heart energy so that we can stay fully present. In mindful yoga we use the physical experience of body and breath as a focus for our awareness. We practice experiencing everything that happens calmly without judgment or interpretation. With patience and careful practice this style of yoga will gently guide us out of our heads and into our raw unfiltered experience of being alive in the here and now.
Nia: Nia is a dynamic cardiovascular workout that stimulates and integrates your body/mind/spirit and leaves you feeling recharged, rejuvenated and fully alive. Nia is for all levels, from the person who wants to start moving their body to the avid fitness buff. Each class has options for all students, from beginner to advanced. experiencenia.com
Pilates: Pilates Mat Class is an excellent way to improve breathing, body awareness and posture. The exercises are non-impact and focus on strengthening the muscles of the midsection and back also known as the core. The exercises are coordinated with the breath to help focus the mind while balancing muscle flexibility and strength. The Pilates series are run by Raquel Currah, a physical therapist and certified Pilates instructor: email@example.com
Restorative Yoga: Yoga's antidote for stress. Very slow moving, emphasis is on relaxation and deep stretching. With the use of props, the body is gently opened while fully supported. Breath-work and meditation are integral parts of our Restorative classes. This class is beginner friendly in the physical sense, but we do not recommend you try Restorative as a beginning class, since its focus is different than regular asana practice. Quieting the mind is the focus, beginners are welcome.
Yin Flow: This is a slow yoga flow class that moves with more attention to longer fluid holds, moving meditations, moon salutations and breathing practices. Both silence and music are used to enhance your experience. Taoist theory of Yin Flow will also be explored through the body and breath. You will cultivate fluid mobility and deep strength while tuning into subtle levels of energetic awareness. This class is open to all levels of experience.
Yoga Basics: All levels welcome. No experience necessary. Class with a gentler approach to yoga asana. "Gentle" does not equal "easy"; the classes focus on strengthening and opening the body without vigorous activity. Extra time and consideration are given to modifications to suit whatever you bring to the mat.
Yoga for Dudes: Hatha yoga for dudes is an introduction to this age-old system of physical fitness and mental awareness. Core-strengthening, muscle-toning, stress-reducing, clarity-enhancing yoga postures strung together in an hour class. You will experience a diverse mix of strength, flexibility and breathing.
Yoga Nidra/Gong: During Yoga Nidra students lie or recline in a comfortable position while the teacher guides them to a state of deep relaxation using verbal instruction. This is a meditative yoga practice. Participants can expect very little physical movement. The teacher plays the symphonic gong gently during part of the sequence to enhance the experience.
Yin/Yang Yoga: The first half of the practice are postures that represent the masculine (Yang), which are more powerful postures, such as Warriors I, II, etc. The second half of the class is a slower, more subtle practice of the feminine (Yin). The postures are held longer in a passive manner. Intermediate level.