Get in the groove with our wide variety of group fitness options.
Yoga classes are rooted in Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on mind, body and breath. Yoga is a discipline of uniting the body, mind and soul. Simple, yet effective yoga postures and breathing techniques help restore balance by helping to strengthen the body, develop a strong core, calm our mind, and regain focus and flexibility. This results in improved self-confidence and quality of life. It can be a challenging total body workout for all levels of experience and has something for everyone. It can also greatly reduce stress, tension and anxiety. A regular practice can lead to lifestyle changes, relief of symptoms of chronic illnesses, reduced insomnia and improved mindfulness. The breathing techniques taught help bring more oxygen to the blood and brain and help to still the mind and down regulate the nervous system.
All yoga classes are included in your membership. We have a convenient schedule offering many different styles of yoga classes designed for all levels of experience and abilities. These classes are offered throughout the day and taught at the MACAC and MAC for Women.
The goal of our certified Yoga instructors is to create a friendly, accepting, safe, effective and educational experience for every student. The professional experiences, unique personalities and teaching styles of our Yoga instructors allow for varied approaches to the common goals. Our instructors bring years of training, passion and experience to our students and are happy to guide our students with modifications and props as needed. Trying multiple instructors and classes will help you identify what style and perspective on Yoga appeals most to you. These options leave you with the power to transform yourself with more energy, freedom and strength, both in and out of the yoga classroom.
To ensure a positive experience in your Yoga journey, we recommend arriving to class early to meet the instructor and let them know about any physical limitations you are dealing with. We also recommend wearing comfortable, non-binding clothes that allow you to move freely, stretch and sweat. Although you are encouraged to practice barefooted, it is always your choice. Yoga blocks, knee pads and straps are provided in every studio for your convenience. We recommend that you bring your own mat but have extra mats on hand. Please wipe clean and return all equipment neatly back into its place at the end of class.
Silencing your cell phones ensures a distraction free environment for yourself and fellow students. Strong fragrances/perfumes are discouraged in the class as some members may have sensitivity or allergic reaction to fragrances.
Yoga Classes & Descriptions in Ascending Order of Physical Intensity:
MACKids Yoga: Kids will be challenged in fun environment while increasing concentration, lung capacity, flexibility, muscle tone and balance. We will work to decrease anxiety, potential depression triggers and unhealthy self-judgement with exercise and laughter. Ages 5-11
Restorative Relaxation Yin Yoga: You can expect to feel deep relaxation, releasing stress and tension, while slowly stretching connective tissue to your range of motion, with the support of straps and props. You will combine breathing with awareness of your current limitations in mobility due to injury, inactivity or sport related issues. This leads to deeper self-awareness and self-acceptance. This practice is a healing journey for all levels, and complements all activities and vigorous classes.
Hatha Yoga: Hatha Yoga is a gentle, slow paced, basic yoga class. This is also a great place to learn beginner's poses, breathing and relaxation techniques. Hatha Yoga practice is cultivating awareness of mind, body and breath with a foundation of all of these.
Yoga Basics: Open to all students regardless of experience, yet structured for beginners. Whether you are new to yoga or reviewing the basic foundations and joint alignment, our certified instructors break down postures, teach and demonstrate modifications, transitions and options to increase the difficulty in each pose. Results include improved strength and flexibility, calmness, awareness and finding your own personal edge. Props such as blocks and straps are provided and encouraged.
Ashtanga Yoga: (Intermediate/Advanced) This class involves following a set of yoga poses sequences throughout the session which include forward bends, standing balances, twists, inversion, back bends and more. Each pose is held for 5-10 breaths and ends learning to relax and recover.
Vinyasa Yoga: (Intermediate/Advanced). This class is recommended for the intermediate or advanced yoga practitioner. This is a progressive series of challenging asanas that flows one into the other, typically including Sun Salutations. These classes improve strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, breathing and concentration. This helps to still the agitation of your mind while disciplining and strengthening your body.
Yoga Lab: Perfect class for both beginners and more seasoned yogis looking for more stretching. Expect to start with a slow warmup that will proceed to moderate heat building poses priming the body, especially the lower back, hips and hamstrings for more flexibility work to follow.
SOULfusion™ (intermediate) is a creative blend of yoga-inspired flows, short cardio bursts, balance sequences, and bodyweight and weighted strength training exercises all set to crazy fun music. It offers modifications for all levels in the group exercise environment. SOULfusion™ trains strength, balance, and flexibility, and can help improve overall fitness levels. It is driven by music, movement, and motivation. SOULfusion™ is all of your favorite workouts wrapped into ONE!
Power Yoga: (Intermediate/Advanced) Power Yoga is a fitness-based yoga practice that challenges your mind and body through yoga poses that increase stamina, build strength and flexibility and can help reduce stress.