Yoga Class Descriptions for Mammoth Lakes Studio

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 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga  This dynamic, physically demanding practice synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Ashtanga yoga, with its many vinyasas, is great for building core strength and toning the body. Prepare to sweat as you briskly move through a set sequence. Previous yoga experience recommended.  Ashtanga Yoga was founded K. Pattabhi Jois.

Community Meditation  Help relax the mind, reduce stress, and build awareness of the moment with guided movement & meditation. The last 15 minutes (Sundays only) will address a key meditation/mindfulness practice, allow for questions and sharing, or a brief, inspirational reading. No experience necessary; techniques will be taught. All levels are welcome. Bolsters, blankets, & chairs are available to ensure that everyone is comfortable while sitting for meditation.  For more information, please email Cheryl at (Range of Light Meditation). Donation offerings appreciated as teacher is donating their time.

"Deepen Your Practice" Ashtanga  A practice to help focus on alignment and deepen progressions of poses within the Ashtanga system of yoga. Recommended for intermediate to advanced practitioners.

The ELDOA Method  Exercises and Myofascial Stretches that are specific techniques developed by world renowned osteopath Guy Voyer, DO. ELDOA excercises are a postural self-normalizing technique designed to increase the space at a specific joint. ELDOA postures use fascial chains, which are put into tension above and below a specific joint or level on the spine, relieving pressure, pain and allowing for healing. ELDOA will improve posture, relieve chronic and acute back pain, increase disc hydration, increase strength and flexibility, and improve recovery time from injury.

Gentle Yoga  Great for beginners and advanced yogis, gentle yoga is a slow paced, gentle practice to help revive the body, bring awareness to the breath and ease tension and stiffness.

Hatha Yoga  An all levels Hatha practice. Hatha is also translated as ha meaning “sun” and tha meaning “moon.” This refers to the balance of masculine aspects (active, hot, sun) and feminine aspects (receptive, cool, moon) within all of us. 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.

Kids' Yoga  Choose from an All Ages and 5-10 yrs old. Fun filled exploration of movement and breath awareness.

"Play and Precision" Vinyasa Flow  A playful mixed vinyasa practice that hones in on the subtle movements and alignment of postures.

Prana Vinyasa™ Flow Yoga  Prana is the universal source of breath, life energy and conscious intelligence. Prana Flow Vinyasa yoga is designed to be the transformational path to vital living. Founded by Shiva Rea and the Global Vinyasa Collective of Teachers, Prana Flow Vinyasa is a creative and holistic approach to finding, and embodying, the dynamic flow of yoga. Practitioners learn both classical and innovative approaches to Vinyasa yoga and the state of flow. With inspiration from Tantra, Ayurveda, Bhakti and the teachings of modern yoga’s unofficial founder, Krishnamacharya, classes are taught to upbeat music and inspired poetry

Prenatal Yoga  Yoga tailored to the changing needs of the pregnant body with a focus on breath awareness, tension and stress reduction. Move through asanas safely with modifications for pregnancy while taking the time to nurture and restore oneself during pregnancy. Help prepare for labor while continuing to build strength and flexibility while decreasing stress/anxiety and aches/pains associated with pregnancy.

Relax & Restore: Aromatherapeutic Yin Yoga  Restorative Yoga is a series of poses in which practitioners are effortlessly and completely supported with bolsters, blankets, pillows and other props. Inspired by the healing effects of aromatherapy and light Thai Massage, this yoga class is designed to promote deep relaxation and provide a healing and meditative experience.

 Restoratives A restoratives based class great for injury recovery or anyone needing to restore and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit that may incorporate the relaxing ambiance of candles and essential oils.

Sunrise Yoga  An energizing, morning practice with playful music focusing on getting the body and mind ready for a day in Mammoth and the surrounding Eastern Sierras.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga  A practice that involves synchronizing the breath with a continuous flow of postures. The fluid movements increase flexibility, strength, and stamina, as it calms the mind and improves overall health. All levels welcome.

Yoga with Your Baby  All parents, caregivers and babies/toddlers welcome! Baby can relax on a blanket by you or interact and be part of your practice. Movement and breath awareness to reduce tension and stress, rebuild core strength, and re-energize new parents. Spend time bonding with with your child and building their cortical movement skills.

Yin & Yang Yoga  A class of half Hatha and half Yin. Focus on building strength and stability and then start to open along the body's meridian lines with passive restorative and deep stretches to relax and repair the body. Yin yoga targets the connective tissue, which usually does not get reached through a more dynamic practice.