All are welcome to Estes Park Yoga!
Classes integrate classical yoga teachings that include movement, breath, and focus in order to steady the mind, calm the nerves, increase strength, improve balance, and improve flexibility. Modifications and props are available. Our instructors are certified and knowledgeable in a variety of styles and lineages - experiences include: Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Acro, Kids, and Prenatal.
YOGA BASICS: For students who are new to yoga and those who have yoga experience but are looking to strengthen the foundation of their practice. The class has a relaxed atmosphere where questions are welcome at all times. Slow-paced, detailed instruction of basic postures, an emphasis on alignment, and breathing techniques. We spend time learning the foundational components that weave in and out of the practice from the beginner to the advanced.
DYNAMIC YOGA FUNDAMENTALS: Students focus their attention directly on the sensations of their body, while staying aware of their thoughts and emotions. Practice progresses gradually in both effort and complexity, in movement and in stillness. Students are guided to continuously monitor their levels of effort and stability to find the right balance for them. Each class is unique, based on the abilities and needs of the students, and is suitable for all levels of experience and fitness. This style of yoga practice can be very relaxing and meditative while still providing effort and release of physical tension.
OPEN FLOW: Asana, pranayama, and philosophy are woven together for a creative practice that builds a greater understanding of the yoga limbs. Drop into a still and sacred place with focused awareness on the breath and inner light of wisdom. 90 minute class.
YOGA for RELAXATION: Postures gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints. In this practice, we hold passive floor postures that mainly work the lower part of the body - hips, pelvis, inner thighs, and lower spine. A wonderful experience if you are tired or over-stimulated, when your energy is erratic or your mind is overactive.
DEEP STRETCH: Use the breath to move with intention and intelligence through self assessment within our own body’s range and end of range of motion. This class varies week to week. We focus on different joints, muscles and tendons and apply different methods like myofascial release, self massage, stretches and a variety of yoga postures to find areas of restriction or that have atrophied over the years or need strengthening. Through discipline and focus we can improve our range of motion, work on balance, flexibility and strengthen our bodies to achieve homeostasis.
VINYASA YOGA: Creative class that flows breath with movements that may include arm balances, inversions, and heat building postures. A combination of sustained and flowing poses offer students a chance to challenge physical and mental limits in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. This class assumes that students have cultivated prior training in yoga.
COMMUNITY YOGA: A fun combination of creative vinyasa flows, balancing sequences, and restorative postures in an inclusive environment that is equally welcoming to the new and the advanced Yogi. Class structure is tailored toward the students in attendance. Suggested donation $5-10.
HOLY YOGA: This is a gentle flow or gentle Hatha yoga class with a little bit of other disciplines tossed in and lots of stretching. Good for anyone new to yoga and those who have a general knowledge of postures. Classes have prayer, scripture, and positive thoughts intertwined, ending in meditation. Donations only.