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Yoga is for every body and every age. We bring a wide variety of classes, workshops, trainings, and private sessions led by highly skilled instructors to guide you into this practice that affords you numerous physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits.  All classes focus on breath as a path to healing and link breath with movement to bring that healing into the body, mind and spirit.

With over 30 classes a week ranging from chair, gentle, and therapeutic, to vinyasa flow, heated/hot power, and astanga, we have a class that will meet you exactly where you are and take you where you need to be. Led by our instructors, you will journey into a practice that blends your level of intensity with mindfulness and breath to create the perfect alchemical reaction that restores balance & strength, steadiness & ease.

Beginner Classes

From brand new practitioners to advanced yogis needing to reset and calm, beginner classes are for everyone. Our classes will always offer you ‘kramas’ or stages of a pose that you can customize with the use of props to make it more accessible for your body.  All classes, with the exception of chair and meditation, require the ability to get on the floor and from that space offer gentle opening to the body and mind.

 

Yoga Nidra

This restorative “inner-body” class uses a series of guided visualizations and deep relaxation techniques to move beyond the conditioned mind into a state of expanded self-awareness. Access to the deeper realms of the mind allows us to release the sources of tension, anxiety, unwanted habits, and self-limiting beliefs and to awaken our greatest inner potential. It is widely touted that 30 minutes of yoga nidra is the equivalent of 2-3 hours of deep sleep and its efficacy is currently under review in government clinical trials.

Chair Yoga

This is a great option for those who struggle with getting up and down from the floor. The chair will be used for seated poses and as a balance point for standing postures. The practice is especially beneficial to those who are suffering from the aches and pains of age, from the symptoms of chronic disease, or recovering from illness with arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer recovery, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, post-op rehabilitation, and others with limited mobility.

Therapeutic Yoga

This class is designed for those who are recovering from or living with chronic pain, experience high levels of stress, are recovering from an illness, or experience physical limitations. The class is a blend of gentle and supported poses, (physical) practice, breathwork, and guided meditation.  In this class we work through the many layers of yoga to cultivate ease, compassion, and clarity in living life more openly, less reactively, and with increased contentment. Perfect for beginners!

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga is a breath-centered, therapeutic yoga practice that is adapted to individual needs. Whether you are in need of time to reconnect with your breath and your body, or you are a brand new student looking to relieve pain or symptoms of a chronic illness, Gentle Yoga has something to offer you. Relieve stress, boost your immune system, decrease pain, relax and renew!  1 hour can be practiced with or without props.

Yin

This class explores a practice that is primarily stationary and seated. Yin yoga offers you the opportunity to allow your body to yield and open by holding supported poses for 2-5 minutes. This highly meditative class enables you to reflect and listen to the slow and steady surrender of the body. The asanas in this session will target the gentle stimulation of connective tissue, joints and ligaments in a quiet and supportive class that is perfect for beginners.

Yoga 101

Designed to be an introduction to yoga to learn the basics of yoga poses (asana) and breathwork (pranayama). This class will show you how to access the foundational poses through the use of props and assists from the instructor that work with your body.

Advanced beginner to intermediate Classes

These classes are designed for those who can move easily from the floor to standing and can move through Sun Salutations with relative ease.  These classes will continue to build on the foundational poses while offering some more advanced kramas or stages to always take you to your edge. You can expect a blend of balancing poses and backbends together with the possibility of arm balances and inversions. Intermediate to advanced can expect longer holds, core, inversions, arm balances, breath, awareness and heat in these highly invigorating classes. Understanding of foundational poses is expected.

Sunrise Yoga

This vinyasa flow class will evolve as the sun rises. You will open the body slowly, and gradually begin to increase vigor working toward Sun salutations. Poses will be added that will leave you emerging radiant and ready to embrace your day. This is an all levels class and is good for beginners who can easily navigate from the floor.

Faithful Yoga

All are welcome to this faith-inspired practice of praise connecting with your breath, the Bible, meditative prayer, and yoga. Movements will be in a gentle awakening vinyasa flow fused with Christ-centered music. We are one, united in God's love, mercy, and grace.   All levels, for those who can move easily navigate from the floor

Slow Flow

This is an all levels class that offers the opportunity to build strength and opening, deep flexibility and balance. Poses can be refined and strengthened, without feeling rushed into the next move, next breath, or next pose. Designed as a moving meditation, slow flow allows a person to become familiar with his or her body, create a reflective pause, and create the time to go inward. This class is for advanced beginners to intermediate or anyone who can easily navigate from the floor.

Vinyasa Flow/Heated Vinyasa Flow

With a foundation of Surya Namasakar ( link to short video?) A & B (sun salutations ) poses are linked with breath and dynamic movement, allowing the body to open in a way that increases the flow of energy through the body and helps to improve circulation and reduce stress. With varying levels of intensity, this class will instantly invigorate the body and calm the mind all while challenging you to move toward your edge. This is an all levels class for those who can easily navigate from the floor.

O.F.G. (Old Fat Guys)

Can you say yes to at least 2 of these statements?

  • I am a dude
  • I am old (aka seasoned)
  • I am fat (or skinny)

If so, you are pre-approved for membership to the Old Fat Guy Yoga Brotherhood. This class is made of stretching and core work mixed in with a few yoga poses. Our goal in this class is to help our bodies remember their full range of motion and stability. It's a laid back, fun, and manly approach to yoga. Grunting and flatulence may occur. This is an all levels class and is good for beginners who can easily navigate from the floor.

Hatha

Appropriate for a first-timer or advanced yogi. This class is slower-paced and likely to include holding of poses, which is intended to bring integrity and strength into the practice. There is a strong emphasis on breath and mind/body connection. Expect bumping, feel-good music and the room temp to be at a cozy 80°. This class is for advanced beginners to intermediate.

Astanga

Astanga is a highly structured, challenging sequence that builds pose upon pose linking sun salutations, ujjayi breathing, and vinyasa.  Astanga literally means “eight-limbs” and by practicing each of the limbs, all of the impurities in the body and mind are cleansed. This class is an introduction to the Primary Series and considered an intermediate practice. Ability to move seamlessly through sun salutations is required. This class is for advanced beginners to intermediate or beginners who are ready for a new challenge.

Hot Yoga

A challenging vinyasa flow class that will take you to your edge and assist you in arriving at your fullest potential. We’ll mix it up with arm balances, challenging asana, inversions, meditation & pranayama. Expect killer playlists, sweat and challenging fun! Room will be heated to 90 degrees.  The ability to move seamlessly through sun salutations required. This class is for intermediate to advanced.

Donation Based Classes

Seva

At Evolve, we want to share the joy of yoga with everyone. We offer this class every Sunday, free of charge. Join us to meet new teachers and spend time on your mat. All Seva classes will vary, but will focus on Vinyasa Flow style yoga with a very beginner friendly feel.

Mondo Zen Meditation

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one's physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.  The practice of Mondo Zen meditation allows you to come together in the strength of community to quiet the mind with the practice of meditative, compassionate awareness and mindful stewardship. Practice consists of

  • Brief check in.
  • Followed by a short instruction.
  • Sit in silence for around 20 minutes
  • Do some qigong - gentle martial arts practice (meditation while moving)
  • Sit some more.
  • Close with a final check in.

How much does it cost? Free will offering. ($10 suggested).

Who should come? All are welcome - especially beginners! You can’t do it wrong.

Summer Outdoor Yoga Series

Join us for outdoor yoga!! These classes will be held in various parks and locations throughout the Siouxland area on select days. Please check our real time schedule and Facebook page for updates on when and where these will be held. These classes will be a free will donation or donations for a specific charity.  

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