Any practitioner is welcome to Estes Park Yoga. All of our classes integrate movement with mindful breathing in order to tune in to our higher Self. Modifications and props are available. Our instructors are certified and knowledgeable in a variety of styles and lineages. Our experiences include: Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Acro, Kids, and Prenatal.
BEGINNER: Introduction of yoga principles. Slow-paced, guided instruction with a great level of detail of basic postures, with an emphasis on alignment, and breathing techniques. A great way to begin your yoga experience or reinforce your current practice.
LEVEL 1: For those who have had some exposure to yoga, including an introduction to basic poses and proper alignment. Foundations of alignment, use of the breathe, primary poses, sequences, and variations will be practiced. Flow elements, synchronizing breath and movement may be incorporated. Ideal class for a beginner or seasoned Yogis who may not have practiced for awhile.
LEVEL 2: For those who have a good understanding of basic yoga postures and would like to explore a wider variety of poses and styles. Yogis understand the relationship between breath and movement. Classes will include more challenging balances, inversions, sequences, and invigorating flows. Note: Wednesday night class is the primary series and lasts 75 minutes.
YIN: All Levels: 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.
COMMUNITY YOGA: All Levels: A fun combination of creative vinyasa flows and balancing sequences in an inclusive environment that is equally welcoming to the new and the advanced Yogi. Donation-based class.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: All Levels: Attunes the mind’s attention to the present moment through concentrating on the breath and other sensations of the body. Please arrive 10 minutes early if it is your first time attending. Benefits: Stress relief, improved concentration and increased self-awareness. Donation-based class.
PILATES w/PROPS: All Levels: Stretch, strengthen, and breathe deeply to connect deep core muscles with fluid movements, for an overall conditioning and aligning of the body’s structure. Focus will be on stabilizing and balancing of the spine’s natural curves, pelvis, and shoulder girdle., by strengthening the intrinsic muscle system that allows the body to balance, stand tall, and move more efficiently. Class will include basic Pilates and Post-Rehab exercises, the addition of Pilates Props like balls, bands, and foam rollers for variety and dynamic challenge, along with alignment education. This class is a great support for any yoga practice, dance or sports activity, or recreational hobby, and will help improve physical and mental performance, build confidence in your body’s abilities, and reduce injury.
"Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit."
- Joseph Pilates