~ Yoga for the Community, Supported by the Community ~

We offer donation-based yoga classes with certified instructors.

((No need to sign up, just show up & sign in at the front desk upon arrival.))

If you would like a suggestion for a drop in class, a $5-$10 donation is sustainable, but anything and nothing is okay!

If you'd like a suggestion for a continuous practitioner, a monthly donation of $50-$100 is sustainable.

All donations go towards providing the space & services for the yoga classes. In return, supporting your community by making yoga more accessible for everyone.

 

Our weekly schedule: 

 

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!

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!)

 

Class Descriptions:

Fundamental Yoga: This class is designed to help the student learn how to establish his/her basic knowledge of yoga and build a safe and sustainable practice.  Building on a basic foundation of yoga asanas, this class will teach you how to connect the postures together to create a gentle flow. We will focus on understanding proper alignment, therapeutics, and development of conscious breath work and inner body awareness. The student will notice an increase in flexibility, balance, and strength which will improve their posture, circulation and general wellbeing. This class is suitable for everyone.


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.


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. Learn how to pay attention to the breath, which helps calm the fluctuations of the mind. Become more present in the unfolding of each moment, resulting in more awareness of your body and your surroundings. 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.


Mindfulness Meditation: Learn the basics of meditation including: benefits, posture, 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


Hula Hoop Vinyasa: Reshape your traditional yoga postures using hula hoops to open the heart and find strength and ease like never before. Discover new shapes and means of movement to tap into your inner alignment, balance and playfulness. All ages & levels welcome!

Advanced 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!

Yoga/Pranayama:  Pranayama is the practice of controlling the breath, which is the source of our prana, or vital life force. In this class we will focus on yoga postures to help with our breathwork. As well as collectively engage in practical breathing exercises & techniques anyone can incorporate into their daily lives. “Controlling the breath, is a prerequisite to controlling the mind and the body.” - Swami Rama.

Kundalini Yoga combines breath, postures, dynamic exercises, mantra, meditation, and deep relaxation to awaken the body, mind, and soul.  It relieves stress, clears your mind, and opens your heart. This class meets you where you are and takes you where you want to go!  Intervals of action and relaxation balance the nervous system and condition the body to respond to stress. This practice helps you to awaken your intuition and your highest creative potential. Research shows that Kundalini meditation is especially good for improving memory and cognition, lifting your mood, and assisting the healing process.  Kundalini Yoga can bring fast, powerful, and positive change. “In Kundalini Yoga, the most important thing is your experience.  It goes right to your heart. No words can replace your experience.” – Yogi Bhajan


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.


Yoga Nidra: Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In Meditation, you remain in the Waking state of consciousness, and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake. While Yoga Nidra is a state that is very relaxing, it is also used by Yogis to purify the Samskaras, the deep impressions that are the driving force behind Karma. - swamij

Compassion Meditation: To be a truly balanced individual, one must develop both wisdom and compassion. Mindfulness practices allow us to develop more insight and wisdom, but they only make up half of the picture. Compassion practices help us to develop empathy towards others and work towards freedom from suffering, for ourselves and all creatures. Each Sunday, meditation teacher Amanda O'Bryan will lead a different type of compassion meditation. Join to learn more about this beautiful practice. 


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Our goal: To make yoga available and approachable for everyone.

We strive to create a "feel good" space, offering many different forms of yoga incorporating body, mind and spirit. We believe everyone should have the chance to practice Yoga freely, with no worries or judgment.


Contact us: If you have any questions feel free to email us at theinnerwarriorlou@gmail.com.


Sincerely with open arms,

Sabine & Gabriella Gaona

(Co-Owners, Founders)

The Inner Warrior LLC

Yoga & Boutique