We offer quality yoga classes and a variety of yoga tradition, levels, and times to help you live a healthy lifestyle. We bring all ways to the house.
Rest is simply that: a practice that leads you toward a more healing and recuperative experience. Restorative practice relies on the use of props and prolonged holding of a few poses to achieve a deep level of relaxation. The benefits of this type of yoga are to disconnect from the frenetic activity of daily life and to let your speedometer return to zero miles –per- hour. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your heart/mind/ body at a steady natural tempo. This class soothes the nervous system, encourages mindfulness, cultivates heightened body awareness, strengthens acceptance/detachment, and can help you feel safe and nurtured.
Ageless Yoga is a great place to start your yoga journey no matter what age. This class is specifically geared for students whose mobility, balance, flexibility, and strength limitations require a more supported class. Postures are broken down and instructors lead with a deliberate pace and emphasis on alignment and breath. Props are used to establish stability and access to the poses. Regular practice of Ageless Yoga is guaranteed to improve overall health, flexibility, strength, and balance.
This class is good for the practitioner who can easily get up and down from the floor. Beginners are encouraged in this specific class as well as the practitioner that would like to deepen their understanding of this ancient practice. Props are encouraged and the instructor takes an intuit perspective to gauge the class and what level it will be for all. We will explore the “why” we do the poses not just physically but mentally. Also there is an emphasis on alignment for your specific body type and what you should be feeling in the poses. A purposeful and playful practice of yoga: a mix of balance, building strength, flexibility, and mindfulness. Balance is a safe and lighthearted environment appropriate for all levels of students to grow their practice.
Yin yoga targets the connective tissues such as ligaments, bones, and the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of yoga practice. It is suitable for almost all levels of students. Yin is the perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin general targets the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. The poses are held passively for some time to go past the superficial muscles and target the denser tissues. In this class you will go on an internal journey listening to the body and the breath. Beginners are welcomed and encouraged. Poses are usually all seated or lying down.
Hatha yoga (aka ALIGN) refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body-especially the main channel ,the spine-so that energy can flow freely. Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites. In our physical bodies we develop a balance of strength and flexibility. We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose. Hatha is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment. We welcome beginners with the ability to easily get up and down off the floor.
LEVEL 1-2: During class you will be building an internal heat while the outside radiant heat takes it a step further. Warming the muscles allows you to go a bit more deeply into poses while coming safely into postures. Infrared heat has been discovered to have potential health benefits beyond relaxing in a sauna. This type of heat warms you directly and can help with cardiac health problems, stress and anxiety reduction, and even cellulite and skin improvement. This fun class is definitely for someone with experience with a cardiovascular practice or yoga practice. It is important to stay well-hydrated before, during, and after this class.
LEVEL 2-3: This yoga class is designed for the inversion-and arm-balance -curious yogi. You will be mindfully led to your edge and taught to work in that delicate space with curiosity and compassion. Handstand, headstand, forearm stand and shoulder stand can be expected, as well as a host of arm balances and transitions. A basic-level practice or above is recommended in order to truly enjoy this session safely. Inversions and arm balances raise the heart rate and cause the body to naturally generate heat.
A slow flow class with the CrossFit athlete in mind or anyone that would like to elongate and hydrate their muscles. Classes will be tailored to compliment the workout of the day worked during the week to strengthen the body. Appropriate for anyone and all levels of yoga. Accessibility to easily move off the floor would be best for this particular format. As in all of our unique sequencing and highly trained instructors, we will incorporate breathing exercises, practice cultivating the art of calming the inner chatter and strengthening our minds to be nutrient rich. We welcome beginners to this class that can easily get up and down off of the floor.
The postures in yoga are designed to open the many channels of the body – especially the spine – so that energy can flow freely. Beginner yoga is designed to slowly introduce you to new movements and maybe some body parts that have begun to stiffen and tighten. In this class we are promoting our physical bodies to develop a sense of balance, strength, awareness and flexibility even for the inflexible! We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose. Yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment. We welcome beginners with the ability to easily get up and down off the floor.
Get your weekend moving at happy hour yoga! This class will be a moving hour designed to invigorate while allowing practitioners to release the week’s stressful energy. Students can expect a warm flow designed to realign the body and balance the mind for the weekend ahead. We welcome beginners and accessibility to easily move off the floor would be best for this particular format. As in all of our unique sequencing and highly trained instructors, we will incorporate breathing exercises, practice cultivating the art of calming the inner chatter and strengthening our minds to be nutrient rich.
This class has a new format designed to marry ease, strength, and compassion. The teacher will take an intuit approach for what the students need and design a sequence that best suits the individuals as a whole. We will spend time working with some front and back support and stabilizing the central body at the beginning. Time in some awareness movement, holding poses, effort and ease, inducing mild internal heat and then 10-15 minutes of bringing the body back to a restorative state. We will be using props to cultivate a sense of foundation and stability in our busy world. This class is meant to aid in slowing down and coming back to paying attention to the here and now. We welcome beginners to this class that can easily get up and down off of the floor.
Abilene Yoga House will offer this unique Yoga Nidra class once a month!
Yoga Nidra is a deep, relaxing practice that rejuvenates the body, mind and soul. Sometimes referred to as “Conscious sleep”. Using guided meditation and relaxing each part of the body, we can slip into this deep healing bliss. Yoga Nidra balances both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, releases physical tension and by relaxing the brain waves, it also brings balance to the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
Join us for this deeply healing and blissful practice
In this free offering, we will come together as a community to view various documentaries and movies that will inform and challenge us to grow, become aware and see things from others perspectives. This will be followed with a discussion of the subject covered. Movie night will be a once a month get together. This will be a safe, open and respectful environment.