Yoga at awake BOULDER
Check out the yoga classes currently available at awake BOULDER! Our offerings constantly evolve as we receive feedback from our blossoming community. Please join us in co-creating a studio you feel at home in!
Feel-Good Vinyasa Yoga
This is an all-levels vinyasa yoga class. We will flow through sequences intended to open the body, free the breath, and inspire the heart. Expect plenty of juicy warm-ups. A slower, steady pace to help focus the mind. A strong emphasis on safe alignment. Also a healthy dose of savasana. Spontaneous laughter strongly encouraged 🙂
Flow Yoga (All levels)
Suitable for all levels, from novice to advanced. This is a fluid yoga class that connects postures and movement to the breath, bringing awareness within. Amanda teaches a slower flow with a pace that makes beginners feel comfortable. Meanwhile, she also provides a chance for more advanced students to deepen their practice. This yoga class includes: breathing techniques, warmups, sun salutations, standing, balancing, and twists. Classes also include optional backbends, inversions and core work. Finally, class concludes with the promise of a luscious Savasana. Undoubtedly, you will leave class energized and restored.
Hatha Yoga (All levels)
Perfect for any level of student, beginner to advanced. Mel teaches the fundamentals of the postures, breathing, and relaxation in a safe and nurturing environment. Using a slower blend of vinyasa, this class moves through all the main postures. There is a focus on correct alignment and ease of purpose to warm up the body. Bring flexibility to all muscles and joints. And wake up the nervous system. Mel’s yoga classes are classical in nature with a meditative and flowing manner. The postures are performed with slow graceful movements. Feelings of inner calm and self-control are felt right away. This class is a meditation in motion. However don’t be fooled. The body will get all it needs!
Mindful Movement Yoga
Students of any level are welcome to join in this nourishing Hatha class. Especially appropriate for those seeking emotional wellness as well as physical restoration, Shawn will guide you through gentle poses with extended Savasana. This class places great emphasis on awareness meditation and may include instructions for self-massage and self-Reiki. In a fast-paced world, this class is perfect for those looking to slow things down! mix of slow vinyasa, meditation and breath play. This class will awaken the intelligence of the physical and subtle body.
Subtle Flow Yoga
A mix of slow vinyasa, meditation and breath play. This class will awaken the intelligence of the physical and subtle body. In particular, each class will explore techniques that encourage our various parts of self (physical, emotional, mental and beyond) to find greater harmony, relaxation and resource. Beth offers plenty of focus on each student. To this end, she is always willing to follow what is needed for the group.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga w/ Danielle
An all levels flow, this class will to get your heart beating, breath flowing and challenge you. Students move from one posture to the next in a continuous flow linking movement to breath. This physical yoga builds strength, flexibility and stamina. You will leave class refreshed, energized and inspired to meet challenges off your mat!
Vinyasa Flow Yoga w/ Julia
A creative, soulful, and energetic all-levels flow which is rooted in safe, smart alignment. Inspired by her background in dance, Julia incorporates playful sequencing where students can explore their unlocked creative potential. While the practice is movement and flow-based, students have an opportunity to wind down and spend time in juicy, deep-muscle stretches later in the practice. Students can expect to leave the class feeling equal parts energized and rejuvenated.
Tai Chi & Qigong at awake BOULDER
These classes include practices from both Tai Chi and Qigong.
Tai Chi (or more correctly, Tai Chi Chuan) started as a martial art first. However, hundreds of millions of people now practice it for its health benefits and mindful aspects. It is a gentle form of movement that promotes relaxation, flexibility and balance of body and mind. Consequently, tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion.” It is deeply rooted in Daoist principles. Because of this, at the core of the practice is its observance of nature. As well as the natural flow of life. Indeed, it is from this harmony we can discover our very essence. That of inner peace and stillness. With this intention, Tai Chi at awake BOULDER has a focus on health and wellness.
The first type of Qigong taught at awake BOULDER is of an “active” kind. Gentle movements blend with mindful and calm breathwork. Accordingly, this promotes the movement of blood and qi (life force energy) throughout our bodies for health and healing. Qigong can help ground us by quieting the mind. And bring our awareness back to the present moment. As well as into our bodies. Our practice is open to all ages and abilities. Lastly, they can be adapted to meet the needs of each student.