Class Descriptions

Tadasana Mountain Yoga offers classes that both challenge and restore the body through physical asana practice. However, yoga is not only a physical experience. It is a practice that unites one’s body, mind and spirit by quieting the mind and creating a sense of peace through physical movement. We offer a wide variety of classes to appeal to students at all levels of practice. We understand the challenges of finding a teacher and a class style that is right for you and your practice so we invite you to come in and check out all that we have to offer.  We look forward to meeting you on your mat.

Ashtanga

In keeping with the Ashtanga Vinyasa system of yoga, this class typically begins with Sun Salutations and Standing Asanas (postures).  We then move into the Seated Asanas and end with Finishing Poses, which are held for longer periods of time.  Movement is linked to the breath as we focus on precision and alignment to explore the various postures of the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga.  Questions are always welcome in this class!

Candlelight Restorative Yoga:

This class focuses on poses that promote relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation. Restorative poses help relieve the effects of chronic stress, including weakness and fatigue brought on by our daily fast paced activities. Each restorative sequence is designed to move the spine in all directions by practicing backbends, forward bends, twists and inversions using props allowing for deep relaxation. These poses teach us how to cultivate awareness by bringing our attention to the areas we hold tension and consciously releasing and letting it go.

This is an all levels class, appropriate for beginners and those new to yoga.

 

Happy Hour Yoga:

A fun way to end your week and start the weekend! This is a multi-level yoga class for all.    All ages encouraged and welcome to attend.

This is an all levels class, appropriate for beginners and those new to yoga.

Hatha:

An invigorating and accessible class designed to encourage students to strengthen their bodies and stretch their minds. Each class is unique and includes breath and meditative awareness throughout. A Hatha yoga practice focuses on purifying the body, calming the mind and opening the heart.

This is an all levels class, appropriate for beginners and those new to yoga.

Intro to Yoga Workshop:

Curious about Yoga? Each quarter we offer a 4 week Introduction to Yoga Workshop.  This course meets once a week for four weeks.  Learn basic poses and receive guidance on proper alignment and breathing techniques. Leave feeling confident to attend our classes and experience the joy of yoga.  Don’t want to wait for next workshop?  Schedule a private one on one introductory session or attend one of our classes that are appropriate for beginners.  To schedule a private session, please call us at 303.258.9642.

 

Kids Yoga:

A fun and engaging class for kids age 5-10. We tell yoga stories, sing songs and play yoga games. Kids gain flexibility and strength all in a supportive, non-competitive environment.

Nia Workout:

Nia is the art of movement the body’s way. Nia is a cardio-dance workout, a movement practice, and lifestyle based on the intelligent design of the body. Nia tones your mind and tunes your body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Nia is practiced barefoot, non-impact, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Mountain Flow:

Designed with the Mountain Yogi in mind this class emphasizes all that we love about living in the mountains. Serenity. Strength. Simplicity. Each class is a thoughtful sequence that begins and ends with meditation. The flow incorporates strong standing asanas to build strength for all outdoor mountain activities whether it be chopping wood, shoveling snow or skiing black diamonds. Only an hour long this class is the perfect mid-day break to restore you for whatever your afternoon holds.

This is an all levels class, appropriate for beginners and those new to yoga.

Power Vinyasa:

Vinyasa is a unique style of yoga where postures are linked together in a continuous, challenging and creative flow that combines strength and flexibility while toning the body and clearing the mind. Students are encouraged to move at their own pace with intention and to listen to their body as they explore their own edge and discover inner strength. These classes are in a warm room and set to upbeat, thoughtful music. Power Vinyasa is a dynamic and energetic Vinyasa class that synchronizes breath with movement. Level 1 is intended for those who like a more challenging class while still learning the fundamentals of yoga postures. Level 2 is for those with a consistent practice who enjoy experimenting with advanced postures.

Restorative Flow:

Restorative flow is designed for all levels and EVERY BODY. This class will start with a short meditation and a restorative posture quieting the mind and slowing the nervous system, providing an opportunity for reconnection with oneself. We will intentionally flow slowly holding postures longer to cultivate strength, integration and alignment. Each class will be intelligently sequenced leading to a peak posture designed to strengthen and challenge both body and mind. Class will end with a gentle restorative pose integrating body, mind and spirit encouraging harmony and balance on and off the mat.

Roots-Rock Vinyasa:

This vinyasa class flows to a fun and funky playlist. Breath synchronized movement makes this style of yoga an energetic and rejuvenating experience. Each class is different but every class guarantees challenging asanas! It is recommended that students have an understanding of Level 1 poses before joining this class.

Slow Yoga:

In a world of fast pace everything, Slow Yoga takes the time out to find peace and harmony within our mind and bodies. It promotes efforts to find your edge and deepen your practice. Benefits from Slow Yoga include;increased strength and resilience.greater awareness of postural fundamentals and more focus on mind-body integration.

Each class includes:
10 minute meditation initating a centered and mindful practice.
Slow Asana sequences-created for each class with modifications for all levels. 
Time to focus on finding each asana and let it sink in.
Deconstruction of one or more asana for personal improvement.
Management of breath(pranayama) for better integration on and off the mat.

This is an all levels class, appropriate for beginners and those new to yoga.

PIYO Fitness:

No weights. No jumps. Just you! PIYO combines the flexibility of Yoga with the muscle sculpting of Pilates. Poses and exercises are sped up creating dynamic, flowing sequences that burn calories, lengthen and tone your muscles, increase your flexibility, and test your balance. No matter your age, no matter your body type PIYO will help you feel your best. 

Slow Flow:

This all-level class is 90 minutes of mindfully transitioning asanas meant to release stress and build body-mind-spirit awareness. An exploratory warm-up is followed by flowing asanas that dive deep into your embodied experience. We will be holding postures that cover the entire body, and focusing on the breath which will help to create a supple and toned body. This class is soft and smooth but always challenging.

This is an all levels class, appropriate for beginners and those new to yoga.

Vinyasa Flow :

Vinyasa is a unique style of yoga where postures are linked together in a continuous, challenging and creative flow that combines strength and flexibility while toning the body and clearing the mind.   Students are encouraged to move at their own pace with intention and to listen to their body as they explore their own edge and discover inner strength.  These classes are in a warm room and set to upbeat, thoughtful music.

Yin Yoga:

Yin Yoga focuses on the connective tissues of the body through postures that are held in stillness and mindful awareness for several minutes at a time. A perfect complement to more yang styles of exercise (such as flow yoga, running, skiing or biking), Yin Yoga addresses tightness and toxin buildup in the joints and connective tissue through poses that are equally challenging for the mind and body. The result is not only more lubricated and flexible joints, but also a greater sense of balance, peace, and calm. Props make the practice accessible to people of all abilities.

This is an all levels class, appropriate for beginners and those new to yoga.

Zazen Meditation:

Zazen is a chance to pause and let the stillness catch up. It’s so easy to get entangled in how things were, how things are, how things will be, how things should be, what others think, how we look, how much money we have, how old we are, that we miss the fundamental wonder of being alive. It’s easy to lose ourselves in a slot canyon of preoccupation. When I’m at the bottom of this slot canyon, I’m convinced that I’m here and everyone else, and the world, is out there. I’m mostly interested in what serves me or confirms my beliefs. Zazen is a way of climbing out of the canyon and realizing, more and more deeply, the wonder of this sky, the beauty of this family member, the preciousness of this breath. With continued practice, one begins to see how inside and outside are not so different, how self and other are not so different. We begin to feel at home in the world and in this body, because we begin to see that the world is not separate from us.

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