We offer quality yoga classes and a variety of yoga tradition, levels, and times to help you live a healthy lifestyle.
Rest and restore yoga is simply that: a practice that leads the yogi 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.
Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions.
Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends.
In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, reduction of stress, better sleep, and a sense of well-being.
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A purposeful and playful practice of yoga that is meant to empower you from the inside out. During class, we will focus on alignment, flexibility and building strength all while calming the mind. Strengthening Flow is a safe and lighthearted environment appropriate for all levels of students to grow their practice. This practice is for the beginner and beyond.
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.
Hatha yoga 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.
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 in the class 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. In this class you will definitely practice breath work (pranayama) build strength, flexibility, cardiovascular wellness, and mindfulness.
In Slow Flow, we coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next. Practicing Slow Flow will generate internal body heat, get the heart rate elevated slightly and help rinse the body of toxins while developing flexibility, strength, and endurance. Slow Flow is also able to help relax the mind and release the blockage of energy throughout the body. We encourage an emphasis on alignment in this class to prepare you for the ease and sensations through the flow. This class will offer modifications for the beginner who can easily get up and down.
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. Radiant is usually added to one of the classes and will be listed on the schedule.
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.
We are so excited to be offering KIDS yoga classes here at Abilene Yoga House! Come and join us for this dynamic class that will always be fun and balancing. Our goals for each class will include mindfulness, equilibrium, physical activity, mental focus, meditation, and most importantly having fun! No two classes will ever be the same. The basis of the class will always depend on what kiddos show up for that class, that day, and be built on what they need most. What you can count on are age appropriate ways for children to learn how to take the time to connect their bodies and their minds. Each class will be a sensory experience that helps each child feel centered. This class is open to children of all ages and all abilities and we cannot wait to help your children grow and ground and build within and upon themselves in a wholesome and strengthening way! Come have some fun and gain some strength and confidence all at once, what more could you ask for?
Drop off for kids 5 & above