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.
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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.
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 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.
We offer family fitness, family fun and family relaxation. It is a place where families can connect with each other and their community through partner and group centered yoga poses, games and creative activities. Only $10 a family! Next Family Yoga: September 2017
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.
KIDS + TEEN YOGA
Tuesday | 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Friday | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday | 5:15pm - 6:30pm
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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.
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: 6/11/17 at 12:45pm
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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200 HOUR RYT EDUCATION PROGRAM | LEVEL 1, TEACHER TRAINING
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.
300 HOUR RYT EDUCATION PROGRAM | LEVEL 2, TEACHER TRAINING
Teaching Yoga is a craft, an artform. Like any good art, it is only for those who are willing to do the work. Our training starts from the premise that consistency over time creates potency. What we practice, we embed in ourselves and our students. Industry dictates that you are a full blown Yoga Teacher with just 200 hours under your belt. Respectfully, we disagree. In what other career is only 200 hours enough training? We look at those first training hours as your foundation and more education is absolutely necessary. No matter what style of Yoga you teach, this training is a deepening course purposefully created to empower teachers with practical and effective teaching tools. We will offer you a rich set of skills to feel grounded in a seat of leadership with integrity and context.
The Yoga Mechanics 300 Hour RYT | Level 2 Teacher Training is designed to make you a more effective teacher. No matter what your background of Yoga is, you will improve radically. Broken down into 7 modules, each part builds on the previous. For this reason, this is a closed training. Once we begin, the group is contained and will develop together.
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.