Yoga Classes for the Community...
We offer donation-based yoga classes with certified instructors.
Our goal is to make yoga more accessible for everyone. We strive to offer a safe, un-intimidating space where one can practice yoga with no worries or judgment.
If you would like a suggestion for a drop in class, a $5-$10 donation is sustainable, but anything and nothing is okay!
Our weekly schedule:
12/5 Wild Card Yoga will be a Vinyasa Flow lead by Stella Bermejo.
12/9 Wild Card Yoga will be a Root Chakra Flow lead by Izzy Nalley.
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Frequently asked questions:
Do I need to sign up? No need to sign up, just show up! Classes are first come first serve. You may sign in at the front desk once you arrive.
Can a beginner attend? Beginners are more than welcome, they're encouraged! These classes are for all levels of practice.
Your yoga practice is your own, everything our instructors say is just an offering for you. You do not need to do anything you don't want to. Just remember to honor your body & to always have fun!
What does “donation-based” mean? We are a 100% community funded & supported yoga space. We offer free yoga classes accepting any donations. We rely on all our donations to provide the space & services for the yoga classes. Every little bit counts! Please DONATE HERE.
What does “rotation” mean? We rotate certified yoga instructors from all over town. Each instructor has their unique way of teaching, so style of classes may vairy from week to week. If you are a certified instructor, and would like to teach a donation based yoga class in our space, click here to sign up for one of our rotating classes.
Where is the class? The Inner Warrior Yoga & Boutique: 600 Distillery Commons, Suite 250. (Above Weightless Float Center)
What to bring? Yoga mat & a reusable water bottle. (If you don't own a yoga mat, we have a limited supply of extra ones, as well as some for purchase!)
Vinyasa Flow: A progression of postures linked together with breath for an intense, yet relaxing physical practice. This class is great for beginners to gain familiarity with Vinyasa classes, but also a solid workout for experienced practitioners. Vinyasa Flow brings the entire body and mind into balance and is appropriate for all levels and a great place to begin and deepen your Vinyasa practice.
Mindful Yoga: An intentional vinyasa class using the practice of mindfulness to connect with and move deeper into the body and the breath.. Feel encouraged to move patiently and mindfully, while being guided through yoga poses, and perhaps some gentle flow.
Slow Flow: This pleasant yoga practice could be thought of as your Daily Body Maintenance practice. We'll intend to move through the major points of the body through gentle yoga and restorative postures with intention.
Hatha Yoga: (HA-THA) (HA)- Prana, Vital force (THA)- Mind, Mental Energy; This class is a traditional yoga class a structured yoga class focusing on balancing the sides the mind and body through breathwork (Pranayama), physical practice (Asana), and chanting with intention. Stretch and strengthen your body, deepen your breath and begin your day with clarity and rejuvenation. The goal is emphasizing the importance of listening to your inner teacher, true self and creating a space to honor the collective journey.
Wild Card Yoga: We rotate yoga instructors from all over town, as well as out of town! This class style can vary week to week. From vinyasa, to gentle yoga & nia to bowspring, leave it up to the universe! We will announce the style of class one-two days before hand, however sometimes it's great to just keep it a surprise & know that you are always exactly where you are meant to be. All levels welcome.
Meditation Exploration: Learn how to begin and sustain a practice at home, methods to try & misconceptions. This is also a great time to ask any questions about meditation or mindfulness!! This class is for everyone. “Life is a mystery — mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery. — Amit Ray
Warrior Yoga: In this class you will learn to strengthen and deepen your yoga practice. Learning advanced postures as well as different types of breathing techniques. Always remember your practice is your own. You never have to do anything you don't want to. That being said, if you are not sure if you are ready for this class, you're always welcome to come & just observe!
Qi Gong: An art of great renown and ancient history, Qigong heals by creating internal harmony and balance within the practitioner, leading to a myriad of powerful, amazing benefits. While the modern world may tear us apart, leaving us lost, drained and confused, Qigong brings us back to natural peace, strength, and clarity. Grounding Qigong emphasizes an identification with and awareness of the body in order to re-balance the mind-body connection and bring greater harmony to the self. By accepting the body and its sensations, we deepen our awareness of Qi (Vital Energy). In this class, students will learn a basic Qigong routine with a variety of different applications tuned toward grounding and recentering. The program is easy to learn but offers depth for devoted students. No special equipment is required. Beginners welcome and encouraged! Come as you are!
Yin Yoga/Nidra: This 90 minute dreamy combination begins with a full yin yoga practice and is followed up by yoga nidra. This class offers space to restore ones mind, body, and spirit. Yin Yoga is a style of yoga that focuses deeply on meditation, clearing energy blockages, and stretching your joints and connective tissues. As opposed to a "normal" yoga class which would be considered yang (active and outward practice, stretching and strengthening the muscles). This style of yoga is based on the ancient Chinese philosophy of Doaism. Noticing and bringing balance to both yin and yang energies. In this class we will hold the postures for 3-5 minutes and most will be seated. Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between being awake and sleeping. It is a state where the body is completely relaxed. This will be created by withdrawing all of your senses besides hearing. This class includes breathing exercises, a full body scan, and healing imagery. Yoga Nidra gives you space to set an intension and help manifest it into your life. This practice is deeply healing and has been known to help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and heart problems.
Compassion Meditation: To be a truly balanced individual, one must develop both wisdom and compassion. Compassion practices help us to develop empathy towards others and work towards freedom from suffering, for ourselves and all creatures. Compassion, or Metta mediation is the practice of tuning the mind towards love and away from judgement. There are lots of ways to practice this, forgiveness, loving-kindness, gratitude, self-love ect. Each Sunday we will explore a different one!
We make sure our classes are good for all levels of practice & encourage beginners to come! We know that everyone is different & unique, so we strive to offer many different Yoga practices incorporating body, mind and spirit. Please feel free to ask us which classes may be good for you!
Contact us: If you have any questions feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sincerely with open arms,
Sabine & Gabriella Gaona
The Inner Warrior LLC
Yoga & Boutique