Class Descriptions

Teacher Training Vinyasa Class

Get ready to go with the flow! These classes will be varied and offer not only detailed instruction but an array of modifications and variations to suit each individual’s practice at that moment. Questions are encouraged. These classes will run between 60-75 minutes each week, and the floor will be shared with Ananda’s teacher trainees for the 2018-2019 program.


Yoga for Stiffer Bodies

This class is specifically designed for those who currently have tighter muscles. You will learn how to safely move into poses despite any tightness you may have. This is a slower paced class with more instruction on modifications and variations for each posture to best suit your body.


Wake Up and Flow

Wake up and start your day right with a 60-minute energizing Vinyasa-style class.

This is a level 1/2 class, which means it will be beginner friendly with options for more challenging postures and transitions. There is room for growth while you maintain your stable foundation.


Yin Yoga and Meditation

Suitable for all levels, a slow practice to improve joint health, increase muscular flexibility, and aid in injury prevention. With the help of time, gravity, and props students will remain in postures on their mat for 3-5 minutes or longer, and explore the relationship between effort and ease to mindfully and appropriately target connective tissues. While yin is a relatively simple practice, it is not easy. Students will work at the threshold of sustainable sensation to move through deeper and deeper layers. The practice is not about achieving a shape, it is about turning your attention inward and responding to the present reality of your body.


Restorative Yoga

Suitable for all levels, this gentle class uses comfortable, prop-supported postures to restore your mind’s and body’s ability to relax and release. Purposefully very slow, you will usually only be in 3-5 postures to prepare for Savasana, a place of potentially infinite inner peace. Guided breath work and meditation will encourage you to draw your attention inward to heighten your self-awareness and to let go of external distractions. With consistent practice you will learn to nurture presence, acceptance, and stillness inside yourself.


Yin and Restorative Yoga

A combination of yin and restorative postures to open you up and calm you down. A deep subtle exploration and practice of physical sensations, breath, and mental focus.


Ashtanga Align & Flow

Ashtanga Yoga is a style of modern yoga created by Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century, often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga. The Sanskrit word "Ashtanga" or "eight limbs" is representative of the eight-fold path of yoga outlined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The primary series is the foundation of the Ashtanga Yoga practice. It plants the seeds that will grow into the other sequences. In Ashtanga Align&Flow, we’ll break the primary series down into the following parts:

Surya Namaskara A/Surya Namaskara B—June 7, July 5, August 23

The Standing Sequence/The Seated Sequence—June 21, July 12, August 30

The Finishing Sequence—June 28, July 19, July 26

This will supplement the full Primary Series to be taught on certain Saturdays throughout the summer - be sure to check MindBody!


Vinyasa Flow (Level 2)

Come enjoy moving your body in alignment with your breath. Each class contains creative renditions of Surya Namaskar A and B, and typically works towards a peak posture. This is a level 2 class, so some experience with yoga postures is recommended.


Meditation

Donation-based. A 30-minute seated practice of silent meditation in a group setting. Sometimes the teacher will share their own contemplations, or the contemplations of other meditators or meditation teachers to incite inspiration for practice. Everyone is welcome, even if you have never meditated, done yoga, or once stepped in a studio.


Yoga at the Wall

All levels welcome. Yoga at the Wall will deepen your practice through exploring variations of traditional yoga poses with the support of the wall. Practicing at the wall provides grounding and stabilizing energy while offering increased awareness of alignment and exploration of the body's subtler energies.


Yoga in the Park

An all-levels Vinyasa-style class in City Park, Lander.


Kundalini

Kundalini is a class focused on stimulating and effecting your energetic state. Donation-based, and done each week with Annie Reber.

Updates to this class' schedule will be on Facebook or posted on Ananda's door.


Pilates for Cross-Training

Learn mat Pilates exercises to increase strength in the core and build the mind muscle connection between your brain and belly. This will help you engage your stabilizing muscles and lengthen your limb muscles simultaneously, giving you more versatility in daily movement and athletic endeavors. This class is meant to be rigorous and elevate your heart rate. Prior experience with mat Pilates is suggested.


Wisdom Series

Includes a Wisdom Yoga and Wisdom Pilates class each week. Intended for beginners over 50, each class is catered to your body as it changes with age. We will focus on common age-related ailments and movement concerns, and focus heavily on proper (read: appropriate) and strengthening alignment for the reality of your body in each moment.