Yoga Class Styles
⇒CLINIC LOCATION (acupuncture, massage & wellness): 807 14th St., Golden CO
⇒YOGA STUDIO LOCATION: 2600 East St., Golden CO
We offer a variety of yoga styles.
We believe “Every Body is a Yoga Body” – there’s no special requirements to come and practice yoga here. Although, if you would read our yoga etiquette guidelines we’d be grateful. But, you don’t have to know Sanskrit (the ancient language of India) be a pretzel body or even have a special pair of yoga leggings (although if you do, feel free to rock ’em). All you need is a desire to move, breathe and create greater harmony within and around you. You can borrow one of our yoga mats for free! 🙏
What is Vinyasa Yoga?
Vinyasa is a flowing style of yoga linking movement with conscious breath. Each class is a unique sequence of poses designed to uplift, inspire and challenge. Sometimes more complex postures or vigorous movements will be included with variations available to all levels of student. In Vinyasa 2 classes, more challenging poses are explored. Due to the faster pace of this class, some yoga experience is recommended.
In Sanskrit, the ancient language of India, the word Vinyasa means “to place in a special way”. For Vinyasa Yoga this refers to placing your body parts into yoga postures or transitions in time with your breathing.
In this yoga practice you will move with mindfulness from asana (posture) to asana in order to deepen your ability to stay present, even in the midst of a challenge.
What is Gentle Yoga?
With a slow-pace and simple movements, Gentle Yoga sessions can benefit everyone from seasoned athlete to senior citizen (not that those are mutually exclusive!) Props such as bolsters, blocks, and straps are utilized to make the postures more accessible. You will experience mindful, deliberate movement of all your muscles.
Gentle yoga doesn’t mean “not challenging”. This class is on the calm side and inspires beginners and experienced students alike to find the calm in their practice no matter what the activity level.
What is Hatha Yoga?
The word Hatha (“Hah -ta”) means “forceful” in Sanskrit, the ancient language of India. (wait – I thought it meant sun and moon?!)The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, composed in the 15th century by a mysterious author called Swami Swatmarama, is one of the texts thought to be most influential to the way yoga is practiced today. It describes the practice of asana or yoga postures.
—-from Hatha Yoga Pradipika, translated by Pancham Sinh, , at sacred-texts.com
Each Hatha Flow session at PranaTonic will be unique to the instructor and the participants present. Hatha Flow sessions have a moderate pace and an emphasis on alignment, or correct execution of the postures.
A positive and nurturing environment for all, focusing on breathing techniques and calming poses. In class we work on poses that aid in a positive birthing experience, such as stretching the shoulders/neck, lower back and opening up the hips. This class is gentle enough to be a perfect post-natal class as well.
Safe for all stages of pregnancy and ability levels. Join us for a relaxing class and get to know other moms-to-be! Dads are welcome too!!
Restorative Yoga/Yoga Nidra
“We live in a chronically exhausted, overstimulated world,” says Rod Stryker.
“Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of complete relaxation, holistically addressing our physiological, neurological, and subconscious needs.”
Yoga Nidra brings a sense of calm, stillness and clarity into your busy world. This practice is supplemented with restorative poses, supported by bolsters and blankets, to open your body in the 7 directions of spinal movement. The relaxation techniques and guided awareness will bring you into a meditative state to nurture a physiological response that counter body and mind stress and tension and allows you to actively-rest, replenish and rejuvenate.
FUNctional yoga – ready for a light hearted yoga class that will challenge you, but keep you smiling?
This class will focus on movements that strengthen the core, improve balance, as well as increase range of motion & flexibility.
FUNctional yoga is not your traditional yoga class, so get ready to giggle and guffaw in this unique style class.