This full-spectrum practice is for the people – just as you are! In this Integrated Vinyasa™ class, we explore the dualities of effort and ease, contraction and release, fortification and expansion, will and surrender, strength and softness as a way of acknowledging the full spectrum of being human and knowing that only in celebrating our wholeness do we know who we really are and how to connect with each other. Let’s kick off this festival as a community of unique individuals each making an essential contribution! All Levels welcome.
Rock'n Roll Yoga : Get your yoga poses moving with music from David Matthews, Aerosmith, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, and Florence + The Machine. The tempo of the class goes along with the music, parts "high octane" beats and other parts sweetly fluid. Your learning mind gets to take a break from the "study" of yoga and just let go into the flow of the body, heart and music. This can be a very physical class, so come prepared to sweat, but, also be prepared, in the heat of the moment, to meditate. All things are possible. Hasn’t music profoundly moved you before in life? Take a ride into the sound and vibration of yoga in this happy class.
Smoothie bowls are what they sound like, but much more fun than you would think. You can create pretty much any combo of flavors that you want and top it with your favorite goodies. Come experience the easiest and healthiest way to turn a smoothie in to a meal with Natural Grocers' Nutritional Health Coaches!
A Vinyasa Flow class to focus on the fascia using trigger point release to create a sensory explosion both in the body & mind. We will target common areas of tension and utilize the fluidity of the practice and myofascial release techniques with tennis balls to hydrate the body, giving our muscles greater capacity to fire more efficiently. Not only can this type of practice reduce pain and increase range of motion, but with the incorporation of props we will also experience a natural down regulation of the central nervous system leaving you in total bliss.
An all levels Ashtanga class with Andrew Eppler, the person who brought Ashtanga Yoga to Oklahoma. Andrew will speak briefly about the foundational elements of this influential style of practice and then lead an Ashtanga Vinyasa style class that everyone can enjoy.
Native Movement is a combination of ecstatic dance and yoga. It is a shifting movement fundamental to self-love, self-expression, & self-healing. No dance experience is required. We each have our own unique, instinctual, wild and NATIVE movement within us. Each individual will set their intention and establish their release to create a practice rooted in connection, authenticity + embodiment. Native Movement helps us to align with our core desires to create the life we were meant to live!
My Granny Lester always said, "When you start to pray, move your feet." All levels are invited to this flow based practice. Each new breath is an opportunity to practice the art of letting go. Within each new breath of this class, we will reawaken the flame of our core as we tend to the flame of our heart. We will ground, we will move, we will sweat all to the rhythm of Gospel Music and our own heartbeat.
Experience a different approach to hip opening! This class will focus on creating space in the pelvis, strengthening inner thighs, and opening the lower back. Students can expect a strong, slow and engaged session that will provide a new understanding of this area of the body. No hype, just hips!
Much of modern life is indoors and as technology evolves, without intentional effort our relationship to Nature diminishes. Gina will begin this session with a brief introduction on where we and the natural elements intersect according to Yoga and its sister science, Ayurveda, and how to use asana practice therapeutically to restore holistic balance in your life. Through deliberate sequencing and complementary music, this full-spectrum Integrated VinyasaTM practice will restore your sense of connection to Nature and the 5 elements both within and around you. All Levels welcome.
A balance of opposites - explore rhythm and movement through a mindful flow and soak up the benefits of stillness through yin. This 60 minute class is designed to calm the nervous system.
Yoga focuses on developing one's core, balance, clearing the mind, breathing, overall strength and discipline with regular practice. All of these capabilities are needed in self defense. In addition, many yogis adopt Ahimsa meaning "not to injure" and "compassion." Being able to protect oneself in ways that inflict the least harm possible is a common goal. When it comes to protecting yourself, the focus is not to fight violence with violence, the focus is survival. This is a low impact class that is focused on how to survive an attack by applying specific survival strategies and learning how to create escape opportunities while at the same time preserving our energy; full of practical advice back up by psychological studies of predatory behavior and is designed to help you remain calm during an attack, teach you how to set healthy boundaries, heighten your awareness, create a personal safety plan, and how to avoid the fight at all cost.
Join Merideth for a dynamic Vinyasa flow practice, influenced by the moderate pace, arm balancing postures, and inversions of the Ashtanga Vinyasa (Rocket) yoga practice. In this energetic class, you can fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting with your body and calming your mind for a sweaty, moving meditation. Merideth incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio, and physical and mental stamina in one practice, challenging both the aerobic and anaerobic systems of the body so that you finally have the capacity to relax in a non-competitive, judgement-free environment.
Discover the gratifying experience of creating your own mandala! The process of drawing a mandala is a meditative one that enhances focus and cultivates creative expression. This one hour workshop will offer step-by-step instructions with tips and techniques for you to explore and create a unique design. No artistic experience necessary! Come with an open mind.
Raven Yoga for Freedom: Ever met anyone who didn't have something they wished to shed, release, or change? Me either. This class works with music, breath and movement to encourage change on a level that moves from the mat and into lifestyle choices. Beginner level yoga postures are practiced to express feelings, beliefs and old paradigms. Enjoy familiar music, prepare to release "the issues from the tissues"(Nikki Myers) and get inspired to retrieve the passion, purpose and dreams that may have been left behind. Prepare for the great SHIFT.