All Levels Hatha
Who: First time yogis and people who enjoy a slower paced yoga practice.
What to expect: This class will focus on specifics of posture and alignment while holding challenging yoga poses. There is plenty of opportunity to scale difficulty to your ability.
Why you should come: As climbers we spend a lot of time moving towards an objective with little thought as to what our body is doing. Hatha yoga is a great way to challenge strength, stability, and balance while keenly focusing on breath and body position.
All Levels Vinyasa
Who: Anyone that is looking for a yoga practice to challenge their strength, balance, coordination, and focus.
What to expect: Flow style class moving from one pose to another and joining breath with the fluid transitions.
Why you should come: Moving from one position to the next while paying attention to breath is fundamental to climbing. Yoga has also been shown to benefit core strength, lower back health, joint stability, and control of body position
Who: Those who have sore muscles and are looking to calm the body and mind.
What to expect: Restorative yoga is the practice of letting go and releasing to achieve physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. During this 75-minute class, poses are held between two and five minutes, and the body is supported by props to facilitate an environment of relaxation. This practice improves body awareness and mental focus which directly carries over to climbing.
Why you should come: Restorative yoga is an excellent way to avoid injury by releasing muscle tension, and relieving stress and fatigue. This quiet practice stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system otherwise known as “rest and digest.” When this system is stimulated, the heart rate slows, the digestive system is aided, and the body is calmed.
Recover and Restore
Who: Those interested in recovery tools, mobility, and mindful movement that is more informal than traditional yoga
What to expect: Recover & Restore incorporates mindful movement, dynamic and static stretching,and teaches self-myofascial release. You can expect to use a variety of recovery tools and restorative techniques to assist in body and mind recovery. While some movements may remind you of yoga, this is not a yoga class with sequenced movements from start to finish.
Why: Recovery is key to getting stronger and training hard. The recovery practices used in this class may aid in reducing stress, improving tissue plasticity, and increasing blood flow.