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Yoga for anyBody.

The application for EACH individual WILL be different.


GET YOUR 1ST MONTH OF UNLIMITED YOGA FOR ONLY $75.

Try out as many classes and teachers as you would like.

For more information + some FAQ’s about our studio, click here.

 

We start from the premise that Yoga should be accessible and relevant. Yoga Mechanics teaches alignment yoga based on the foundations of anatomy and biomechanics. Each class is approachable and challenging all in one. We aim to educate you about your body and empower you through action. Our classes are woven with rich and contemplative content that draws you deeper into the physical practice. We hold a healthy space for you to consider your body and mind through a physical practice.

Yoga for anyBody and the application for EACH individual WILL be different. Our staff is highly trained to facilitate movement in your body, encouraging both strength and flexibility. Health begins one movement at a time. Let's do it.

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

Because Mechanics work. Having some tools, rules + principles about our bodies facilitates a deeper understanding of our experience in the world. We have witnessed how simple education about our anatomy leads to major transformation. Our focus is beyond the poses themselves as we believe in the benefit of movement AND thought woven together. We hold a space for this, everyday. So that you, we, everybody has a place to practice being themselves. To us, there is nothing more empowering.  

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

ADVANCED [TEACHER’S] PRACTICE

This class is for yoga teachers looking to deepen their asana practice.  We will explore the more advanced peak poses that are usually not appropriate for a mixed level class.  Strategic sequencing will allow us to play with deeper backbends, more challenging arm balances, away from the wall inversions and more!  If you are a teacher or in our/a teacher training program and want to take your practice to the next level, this class is for you! Please note, this is not just for teacher’s but anyone also looking to deepen their practice.

BASIC

We suggest this class to anyone who is NEW to our studio. Ideal for those who want to learn the basic forms, and build a strong foundation for your Yoga practice. Everyone is welcome in this steady paced, level one class. Basic does not always mean easy, rest assured, this class is approachable throughout.

BEGINNER'S SERIES

The Beginner Class is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental principles of alignment, breath work, and basic yoga postures.  Emphasis is placed on knowledge, understanding, safety, and stability within each pose.  This class is great for those who are new to yoga or for the practitioner who can benefit from going back to basics.

CHAIR YOGA

Chair Yoga offers students a gentle way to move through yoga poses with support. Tonia will lead students through a series of poses on chairs that promote movement without over effort and extra strain. This class is perfect for anyone with injury, arthritis, limited range of movement or for those just looking to move slower. 

FREE MIXED LEVEL COMMUNITY YOGA

Join our 2018 200 Hour Teacher Training Grads as they hold down our 2019 FREE Mixed Level Community Classes. Everyone is welcome in this multi-level class.  They will teach to who is there, respecting limit and encouraging each student’s capacity. This is a full spectrum class where every category of pose will be taught in each class. Energizing and Expanding and a time for growth.

Come out and support these new teachers. All classes (listed below) are FREE and run from 4:00pm - 5:15pm.

  • July 28, 2019, Patrice Dlugos

GENTLE

The first 45 minutes of this class is a slow and specific sequence designed to create warmth in the body through synergistic holds in each pose.  In the last 30 minutes, restorative poses and deeper rests are held. This class is designed to give space for release and thought. Everyone is welcome.

MIXED LEVEL (MIXED LEVEL PRACTICE*)

Everyone is welcome in this multi-level class.  Teachers teach to who is there, respecting limit and encouraging each student’s capacity. This is a full spectrum class where every category of pose will be taught in each class. Energizing and Expanding.

*Please note schedule, some Mixed Level classes are specifically designed to be a led practice.

YOGA + [RESTORATIVE]

This class is made up of 7-10 restorative poses, held for longer periods of time. Props will hold you up in deeply rejuvenating postures, leaving you feeling renewed and clear in your body, mind + heart. This class is perfect for beginners and those who are a bit scared to try yoga. Everyone loves it AND needs it. Every Thursday morning at 8:00am + one Sunday a month. 

Next Sunday/Monthly Restorative Yoga with Joe: TBA

Yoga Tune Up®

Yoga Tune Up® helps with the three P’s: it eases pain, improves posture and enhances performance. It is a way of working with the body using integrated embodied anatomy, breaking down the nuts of bolts of human movement with anatomical awareness, conscious relaxation and proper breathing techniques. Bring your self into an intimate understanding of your native architecture with this challenging, but accessible practice that incorporates movements from classical yoga, calisthenics, and body therapy.

While we do our best to keep everybody informed regarding changes, please be advised that schedule and teacher availability are subject to change without notice.

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NEW STUDENTS

Get your first month of unlimited yoga for only $75! (WILL NOT roll into a recurring monthly autopay charge)

Enter promo code UNLIMITED! to get your first month of unlimited yoga for only $75 (This option WILL ROLL into a recurring monthly autopay charge of $150 after your first month at $75, No Contract, Terms + Conditions Apply)


CLASS CARD OPTIONS

Single Class / Drop-In: $25

5 Class Card: $120 (3-Month Expiration / $24 per class)

10 Class Card: $220 (6-Month Expiration / $22 per class)

20 Class Card: $400 (9-Month Expiration / $20 per class)

30 Class Card: $540 (12-Month Expiration / $18 per class)

GO UNLIMITED. | Unlimited Yoga $150 per month / month-to-month (No Contract, Terms + Conditions Apply) 

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YOGA: AN INVITATION TO WHOLENESS WITH CHRISTINA SELL

Saturday, October 5, 2019, + Sunday, October 6, 2019

While the postural practice is clearly a physical practice, there is no reason it to limit its scope to physical-only. Hidden in every cue, alignment protocol and posture is an invitation to greater self-knowledge and self-understanding. As we examine the poses and learn to observe ourselves in them, an interior world of energy, insight, and clarity emerges. This weekend workshop is a dynamic foray into asana practice, inspiring philosophical teachings and simple mindfulness techniques to help you connect more deeply with yourself. Christina Sell's teaching style is progressive, clear, and fun. Expect demonstrations, explanations, and practices designed to meet you where you are.

The Breakdown

Saturday AM: 10:00am - 12:30pm, Standing Pose Emphasis
Saturday PM: 2:30pm - 5:00pm, Arm Balancing Emphasis
Sunday AM: 10:00am - 12:30pm, Backbending Emphasis
Sunday PM: 2:30pm - 5:00pm, Forward Bends, and Twisting Emphasis

Single Session: $60
Any 2 Sessions: $110
Full Weekend: $200

Christina Sell has been practicing yoga since 1991 and teaching since 1998. She is the author of Yoga From the Inside Out: Making Peace with Your Body Through Yoga, My Body is a Temple: Yoga as a Path to Wholeness, and A Deeper Yoga; Moving Beyond Body Image to Wholeness and Freedom. Known for her practical wisdom and down-to-earth teaching style, Christina travels nationally and internationally leading workshops, trainings, and seminars on yoga and spirituality. She resides in Buena Vista, CO with her husband, her aging father, two affectionate cats and the world's best dog, Locket.

NEW WORKSHOP REGISTRATION POLICY: Christina Sell registration window will be from, Monday, August 5, 2019, through Thursday, September 5, 2019. Anyone interested in registering after this window must email daryl@yogamechanics.com prior. We have this new window in place to ensure the success of a weekend workshop and to give anyone coming from out of town the opportunity to make travel arrangements.


THE MECHANICS OF YOGA WITH OMNI

Webinar Launched, Thursday, August 15, 2019

Study ONLINE with Omni! After many years of studying movement, Omni has learned to break down the shapes into digestible actions that help students succeed at Yoga. We have literally named our studio after this process: Yoga Mechanics. For us, mechanics refers to the functional details or procedure behind every yoga pose.

This 2-hour webinar will absolutely offer you more clarity in yoga poses. It will give you the tools to grow and advance your practice.

How? Omni will decode 15 of the most common yoga poses by telling you joint-by-joint what is required. In short, she will give you a map or trail guide to clearly make each of these shapes. Omni will use the body as the guide to access these movements.

Students will also learn how to do this decoding process themselves, as well as, how to deal with roadblocks you may encounter in making the shapes. This webinar will empower you with education and equip you with tools and procedure to bring it into action!

Who is this for? Anyone who is practicing or interested in starting Yoga. If you are a yoga teacher and are still struggling with ways to make the shapes more accessible for your students.

Investment: $160 | We know the value of this information and we hope you join us. Students will have this 2-hour webinar video to download and have forever. Students will also receive a comprehensive PDF of the material we will be covering to support the learning experience.


FALL YOGA IMMERSION WITH OMNI

Friday, September 13, 2019 - Sunday, September 15, 2019

An immersion is a deeper dive into Yoga. This weekend-long workshop is a way to fully immerse yourself into the topics and tools of Yoga.

Over the course of the weekend, we will learn about 4 major Yogic practices:

  • Asana (Physical Practice)

  • Meditation (Mind Practice)

  • Pranayama (Breath Practice)

  • Philosophy (Contemplative Practice)

Students will walk away with a much richer sense of the practices they have already begun studying. This immersion inspires any level practitioner with wonderful techniques of self-inquiry.

Who is this Immersion for?

  • Those who are interested in the Teacher Training Program. This Immersion will prepare you for our longer program of study and give you a sample of what you can expect.

  • Those who want more information but do not want to commit to the longer program just yet.

Hours: Friday 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday 1:00pm - 7:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Investment: $500

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INDIA 2020

In India, pilgrimage has always meant to bring all that is inside our hearts out and into view. This practice is called Darshan and it is one of the most important ways we discover more about ourselves. 

For the past 12 years, Vishali has led trips to south India to visit temples and see shrines at the center of the Indian culture. It is with great privilege and honor that Yoga Mechanics is happy to announce our first trip to India in July of 2020. Vishali, along with Omni and Donna, will take you on a special journey into the heart of Indian spiritual culture.

We will spend ample time in Chidambaram with Natarajar and Tillai Kali. On this trip, we will explore the practices of the Indian spiritual tradition that are at the foundations of yoga but are impossible to translate into our western culture. This trip will give you a context for your own practice that allows us to see the lineage we have embraced and continue to pay forward.

Join us as we journey to a few of the great Shiva temples of south India. That represent the elements of earth, water, fire, air, and ether. We will visit the temples of the amazing goddesses like Thillai kali and some of the more local goddesses to experience how spirituality is expressed on a personal local level. This will be a remarkable, beautiful pilgrimage that will bring you close to your own essential self. 

Read below for the next steps, dates, and details.

With great respect, 

Omni, Vishali + Donna


Trip Dates: July 7, 2020 - July 19, 2020

Investment: $5795, includes round-trip coach airfare from New York to Chennai, accommodations, donations and tips, transportation, breakfasts, lunches, and entrance fees. Does not include: Additional money necessary for clothing, souvenirs, dinners, alcohol, and additional donations. Hotels will be double occupancy. If you need a roommate we will match you with someone, and all rooms have air conditioning and private western bath. A price without airfare can be arranged for those who live outside the US and Canada. 

Payment Plans: Once your application has been accepted, Vishali will contact you about making payment arrangements. The terms of the payment plan are: Initial deposit is $1295. After that, monthly payments will be due to cover the balance before May 2019.

Preparation: There will be extensive ongoing preparation provided throughout the remainder of the year so you will be completely prepared for your journey. Vishali coordinates all the preparation and will start sending you information as soon as you register. 

Application: Please see the questions below. Send your answers to vishali@vishalivarga.com. After you return your application Vishali will let you know if there is space within 5 days. At that point, you will receive details on how to complete your registration, an outline of instructions for logistics and preparation, and cancellation policy. Please get your application in early, as we expect to sell out.

Please copy and paste these questions into a document or into the body of an email.

  1. Full Passport Name

  2. Home Address

  3. Email Address

  4. Cell Phone #

  5. Date of Birth

  6. Passport Number and Country

  7. Is there someone you would like to room with who is also applying?

  8. Do you have any medical or physical issues, or have you had any in the past 5 years? 

  9. Do you have any dietary issues? 

  10. Have you ever traveled in a developing country? If yes, where and for what purpose?

  11. Have you been to India before?  If yes where and for what purpose?

Answer the questions and email omni@yogamechanics.com and vishali@vishalivarga.com. Or if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING + YOGA STUDIES PROGRAM  

The Yoga Mechanics 200 Hour RYT | Level 1, Teacher Training will give you the tools you need to be an effective and confident Yoga Educator. We know the depth of becoming a leader in the Yoga Community. We believe that when you invest in education, you are investing in yourself, which is why we have worked to create a program that honors your time + investment. Learning new things takes time to assimilate. You will have the space to learn and grow in this 12 month program.

Becoming a Yoga Educator involves more than just learning names of poses. We will cover each facet of the 4 Yogic formulas: Asana, Meditation, Philosophy and Pranayama. Each provide skills that open avenues for self-reflection. Honoring context and history, we will study the Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads + Yoga Sutras. We will discuss at length, Tantric philosophy, its differentiation from a dual/classical perspective and the ways it is applicable today. We will learn to engage with ourselves from a place of wholeness and study how this is mirrored in our body through Anatomy, Kinesiology and Biomechanics.

In terms of all Teacher Trainings, the $1,500 deposit is non-refundable. Once trainings start, participants have a 2-week window to withdraw from the training. We ask all trainees to consider this commitment seriously. We hold to these policies to ensure the success of all trainings.


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300 HOUR ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Great Teachers are Great Students. Always. Teaching takes a deep love of learning. Although the Yoga industry standard is just 200 hours of training to begin to teach, we know that great teachers are made through more information, more practice, and consistency of effort.

Keep going.

300 hours more offers you a better understanding of the tools to teach effective Yoga classes. It means better language, better observation skills, better ethics. It grants you the ability to teach mixed level classes and truly TEACH, not just instruct or call out poses. 300 hours equates to more confidence and artistry.

In our Level 2 Yoga Training, we continue to embed our trainees with the most current information about the body and movement. Not just in Yoga, but in all aspects of physical literacy and autonomy. We feel very proud to offer a scientifically based, neurocentric approach to teaching Yoga. 

Trainees will also learn more about philosophy, myth, and metaphor. We, unlike the vast majority of Yoga approaches in the West, teach from a philosophic lens that affirms life and honors the fullness of the human experience. We are not selling some snake oil of transcendence and abnegation of life. We turn towards life and excel in the virtuosity of the self, grounded in the world. 

It is our incredible pleasure to witness the growth that our teachers experience. It certainly takes work to improve but it happens every year. We grow leaders and are committed to that tenacious process.

In terms of all Teacher Trainings, the $1,500 deposit is non-refundable. Once trainings start, participants have a 2-week window to withdraw from the training. We ask all trainees to consider this commitment seriously. We hold to these policies to ensure the success of all trainings.

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Almost all of our teachers are E-RYT 500, which is the highest level recognized by the Yoga Alliance. Our staff far surpasses industry standards when it comes to continuing education (many have over 3000+ hours of study) and have between 3-10+ years of teaching experience.

We believe that well educated / well practiced teachers make better teachers, hands down. We are here to provide a safe and structured class that offers you a mechanical advantage for success.