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YOGA CLASSES

ALL LEVELS DONATION-BASED VINYASA FLOW

This is a moderately paced class where students will continue to build strength and flexibility through a series of postures. The sequences will build from basic to complex, and students are encouraged to modify poses based on their own abilities. Some yoga experience is encouraged but not required, and the instructor will give detailed verbal cues to assist you. Use your pass or bring a cash donation - pay what you can.

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM

Saturdays, 9:00 AM (+Livestream)

BEGINNING BASICS YOGA

The focus of the Beginning Basics class is to provide a foundation for Vinyasa Flow classes. You will learn the basics of each pose while building strength and flexibility at a slower and steadier pace. Alignment and breathing are important in this class, and the instructor will provide detailed verbal cues to help you find modifications that work best with your own body. Beginner Basics will prepare you to explore other classes and styles at the studio. Although this class is geared towards beginners, those with experience can also benefit from revisiting the basic principles of yoga flow and breathwork.

Mondays, 8:00 AM (+Livestream)

Mondays, 6:00 PM

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM 

BREATHWORK

Pranayama is the ancient practice of controlling the breath, helping to connect the body and the mind. Breathwork can reduce stress and high blood pressure, improve both lung function and sleep, and promote mindfulness. This accessible, guided breathwork class will start with some brief stretching followed by coming into the breath. It will include multiple rounds of strong yogic breathing, or Wim Hof breathing, followed by a calming pranayama technique. The class will end in a meditation. This class will be 60 min and will benefit both beginners and those with an existing breathwork practice. Nothing is needed, but please wear comfortable clothing and arrive at least 5 minutes prior to class start.

Thursdays, 8:00 AM (+Livestream)

GENTLE FLOW

A gentle class focusing on flowing from pose to pose and linking the movement with the breath. The instructor will offer a variety of modifications to encourage a class suited for all levels. Beginners and experienced practitioners will enjoy this class!

Fridays, 8:00 AM (+Livestream)

HEATED RELAXATION

Our Heated Relaxation Yoga lass at Flex is specifically designed to help students quiet and mind and rejuvenate the body. Heat allows for you to settle a little deeper into relaxation and stretches. Class will consist of a relaxing sequence to help you set yourself apart from the stressful pace of the day. Breathwork, meditation, deep stretches, and relaxation poses will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the week ahead.

This class will return for the winter!

HEATED SLOW FLOW

Heated slow flow allows you to experience the elements of a vinyasa flow but with a slower pace. The addition of heat in the room allows the class to build challenge without a fast pace. This class moves slowly through a vinyasa flow practice offering time to focus on awareness, alignment, and breath. You can expect longer holds in postures, and options to modify or amplify. Whether you’re looking to slow down your regular vinyasa flow or practicing with the addition of heat the first time, this class is for you. Beginners and experienced practitioners welcome.

Thursdays, 5:30 PM (+Livestream)

Saturdays 10:30 AM

HOT POWER VINYASA FLOW

The use of heat increases your flexibility allowing you to move through your practice more freely. Heated environments increase your pulse rate and metabolism and coupled with the vinyasa style postures creates an ideal environment for detoxification of the body as well as increased blood flow to the limbs. Faster paced sequences with advanced postures may show up, modifications will be offered. Some yoga experience recommended. Be sure to bring lots of water to stay hydrated throughout the practice. 

Mondays, 8:00 AM (+Livestream)

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM

Thursdays 9:30 AM (+Livestream)

Thursdays, 6:30 PM

Sundays, 8:00 AM

KIDS YOGA

Drop your kiddos (of all ages) off in the wellness room, and then take your class in the red room (or head downstairs for a much deserved coffee break). Kids will learn Yoga through activities, books, and a flow. Parents are asked to keep their cell phones on them during class. Children must be potty trained. Select Saturdays 9-10 AM (Please check the schedule ahead of time). This class is FREE! NOTE: Please pre-register. If not children are signed up by 8:15 AM, class will be cancelled.

Select Saturdays, 9:00 AM

MEDITATION

Meditation is an ancient practice of focusing the mind, cultivating both awareness and equanimity. The goal is not to empty the mind, but to notice what arises without fixating or ruminating. Meditation can enhance concentration and memory, reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and pain, and improve sleep. This accessible, lightly guided meditation will start with a breathing exercise before bringing attention to the breath and will include periods of silence. The meditation will end with metta, or loving kindness meditation, directing positivity to oneself and others. This class will be 45 min and will benefit both beginners and those with an existing meditation practice. Nothing is needed, but please wear comfortable clothing and arrive at least 5 minutes prior to class start.

 

Mondays, 7:00 AM (+Livestream)

MUSCLE RELEASE

This class is for anyone with tight muscles looking for that extra stretch and release. We will offer longer holds (along with heat) to promote a deep stretch, tension release, muscle recovery, and improve flexibility. This class can be a supplement to any current movement practice or a way to being a yoga or exercise journey in a slow intentional way. Deep stretch paired with breath work will decrease stress and prepare you for the week ahead as you walk out feeling renewed. Heat panels will be used to warm the room on cooler days.

Sundays, 6:45 PM (+Livestream)

OUTDOOR VINYASA FLOW

Vinyasa is literally translated from Sanskrit to mean “connection”. In terms of yoga asana, or poses, we can interpret this as a connection between movement (asanas) and breath (pranayama). These classes are designed to help each yogi begin to find a deeper connection to their body and their breath as they begin to build heat in their vinyasa flow and find their own personal edge in each pose. Join Kate Frichtl at the OARDC/Secrest Arboretum, 1680 Madison Ave, every Tuesday at 5:30 PM for 45 minutes of feel-good fresh-air movement. 

Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, @ Secrest Arboretum, Discovery Pavillion

Weather-Related Cancellations will be texted/emailed/posted on Mindbody.

RELAXATION YOGA

Our Relaxation Yoga class at Flex is specifically designed to help students quiet the mind and rejuvenate the body. Class will begin with breath work as we set ourselves apart from the stressful pace of the day. A gentle flow will then be followed by deep stretches and relaxation poses that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the week ahead.

Mondays, 8:00 PM (+Livestream)

Tuesdays, 5:30 PM (+ Livestream)

Sundays, 10:00 AM (+Livestream)

RESTORATIVE SOUND BATH

Restorative Sound Bath is a deeply-immersive, full-body listening experience that intentionally uses sound to invite gentle yet powerful therapeutic and restorative processes to NURTURE YOUR MIND AND BODY. More than anything, a restorative sound bath is an opportunity to let yourself slow down, rest and do nothing. Simply tune into the sounds around you and give yourself permission to just be there in the moment. A sound bath is all about comfort and support. After a few minutes of guided focus on the breath, the remainder of the experience is filled with different sounds and frequencies being introduced in succession. The sounds are created by a variety of overtone-emitting instruments including chimes, Native American Flute, sea drum, gongs, crystal singing bowls, and even voice.

When you sink into a Sound Bath and guide your awareness to your listening, you allow your brain waves to slow, shifting from a more active state to a more relaxed state, or even a dreamlike state.

One Saturday per Month

Next Session

Saturday, July 16, 3:00 PM

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Restorative yoga is gentle, restful, and for some a healing yoga experience. It enables deep relaxation as you surrender to supported poses for longer periods of time with the help of props to completely support you. The pace is very relaxing and slow paced. Props, like blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps are used so that you are supported in your pose comfortably in such a way that you can completely relax and let go. These supported poses allow the nervous system to calm. These poses allow the mind to slow down, and the body to achieve deep, restorative relaxation.

Thursdays, 5:45 PM

RISE AND FLOW

A morning class to start your day right - 

A gentle class focusing on flowing from pose to pose and linking the movement with the breath. The instructor will offer a variety of modifications to encourage a class suited for all levels. Beginners and experienced practitioners will enjoy this class!

Tuesdays, 8:30 AM

SLOW BURN

This heated 45 minute flow will focus on using static holds to create slow progressive sequences. This will be perfect for those looking for a heated class that builds strength, stability and internal heat with longer breath cycles rather than faster movements.

Wednesdays, 4:30 PM (+Livestream)

Fridays, 4:30 PM (+Livestream)

VINYASA FLOW

Vinyasa is literally translated from Sanskrit to mean “connection”. In terms of yoga asana, or poses, we can interpret this as a connection between movement (asanas) and breath (pranayama). These classes are designed to help each yogi begin to find a deeper connection to their body and their breath as they begin to build heat in their vinyasa flow and find their own personal edge in each pose.

Mondays, 9:30 AM (+Livestream 1st Monday of the Month)

Mondays, 5:45 PM (+Livestream 1st Monday of the Month)

Wednesdays, 6:00 AM

Wednesdays, 12:00 PM

Thursdays, 12:00 PM (+Livestream)

Fridays, 9:30 AM (+Livestream 1st Monday of the Month)

Fridays, 5:30 PM (+Livestream 1st Monday of the Month)

YIN YOGA

Yin Yoga is a slow, meditative practice in a non-heated room that gives you space to turn inward and tune into the sensations of your mind and body. It targets your deep connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones, by holding supported, seated and reclined postures for two to five minutes, or even longer. Staying in poses for longer helps to stretch those infrequently targeted connective tissues and teaches you to breathe through discomfort and sit with your thoughts. Our Yin yoga classes are designed to accommodate all levels of practice, from those who have never practiced Yin Yoga before to seasoned Yin Yogis on a quest to deepen their practice.

Wednesdays, 5:30 PM (+Livestream)

Thursdays, 10:45 AM 

YOGA SCULPT

Yoga Sculpt combines Vinyasa Yoga with weights choreographed to fun, upbeat music. A huge benefit of Yoga Sculpt class is that it provides an opportunity for both the beginner and advanced student to strengthen specific muscles needed to have a strong and safe yoga practice. This class will offer you the option to increase or decrease the amount of weight you use. You may even choose to do this class without any weights at all. The incorporation of Savasana at the closing of class will grant you the opportunity to tune inward; restoring and revitalizing the mind, body, and spirit.

Mondays, 12:00 PM

Fridays, 12:00 PM

26 & 2: HOT YOGA

This challenging series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises is designed to improve overall health and flexibility while increasing stamina and cardio vascular health. This asana practice has meditative and physical benefits and is done in a heated room for a detoxifying effect. All experience levels are welcome!

Sundays, 1:00 PM