A class for those who are new to yoga, or those with experience who wish to refine and review the basics. We'll cover basic postures, breath, and alignment principals, with modifications tailored to meet the needs of every body. We have mats, blocks, and everything that you need to practice with us. (This class will be offered again in Fall 2018)
All Levels Yoga
Beginners as well as advanced practitioners are welcome to take this class, and options will be given to fit various practice levels. Emphasis is on finding proper alignment in the poses and using the breath to find a balance between effort and ease.
This class is a slow-paced combination of gentle postures and flowing movements. All bodies will be accommodated, and no previous yoga experience is necessary.
Woven of asana (postures), pranayama (breath), and meditation, this flowing practice is a moving meditation. Postures move fluidly with the breath, with opportunities for longer holds woven throughout. Alignment cues support whole body integration both within and between postures. This practice invites you to experience yourself with kindness and compassion, while exploring what it means to be integrated in mind and body.
Holistic (Akhanda®) Yoga is designed to inspire students through the diverse aspects of yoga including; asana, pranayama, mantra, mudra, relaxation & meditation. These techniques work synergistically to deepen your exploration of the body/mind connection, release blockages and cleanse outmoded thought patterns. This practice aims to heighten your energetic awareness and to balance and expand the flow of prana. A nice class choice for stress reduction.
During restorative yoga the body is passively supported on props and invited to relax completely, gently stretching while being supported from underneath. A typical class will be comprised of 3-5 long-held postures. The goal of restorative yoga is to bring the body-mind into a deep state of relaxation. Class size limited to 10 people, and no previous yoga experience is necessary.
Prenatal yoga offers women in any stage of pregnancy the opportunity to breathe, stretch, strengthen, and soften. The classes are uniquely designed to support a healthy pregnancy and an empowered birth experience. Connect with your divine creative energy and the miraculous changes your body and baby are experiencing. Share among a community of expectant mommas in a safe and compassionate environment. In our weekly classes you will learn to alleviate many of the discomforts women experience during the childbearing time and you will cultivate tools to calm your mind and to help you with labor and birth. Women at any fitness level, who are new to yoga, or have been practicing for years, are welcome to join. If you have a history of miscarriage, or have had trouble conceiving, please consult with your caregiver to determine the best time to join.
Parent & Baby Yoga
Parent and baby yoga offers caregivers and their newborns a chance to connect with each other and a community of other new parents through yoga. These classes will focus on postpartum healing and poses to help support babies optimal development. Take time to nourish yourself and learn tools to support you on your parenting journey. This class is designed for newborn babies 6 weeks old until the point in which they are crawling. Feeding, walking, bouncing, changing, and soothing your babies are perfectly normal during this class.
Our mission at Great Falls Yoga is to create a space where all are welcome to practice. In an effort to improve the accessibility of yoga and better serve the members of our community, we offer Community Yoga classes free of charge. Donations are gratefully accepted, but not at all required. All levels of experience are welcome.
Free Meditation and Chanting
Every Thursday, join us for a free program from 7-7:30. Most evenings will consist of meditation and chanting, and some evenings there will also be a discussion about yoga philosophy and practice. Folks are invited to bring instruments with the opportunity to offer to lead a chant/mantra or song from any faith or tradition. Free to attend!
Free & Fundraiser Fridays
Join us on Fridays this summer. Learn more!