Restore (Gentle Yoga)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am
Leave your ego outside the door and join us as we instruct with modifications to accommodate those with aging bodies or those recovering from health issues. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on breathing techniques, balance and stretching all areas of the body while releasing stress and slowly building strength. Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, chairs and straps are often used for safe practice, and modifications. Teacher: Joan
Replenish (Beginners Yoga)
Mondays and Fridays 9:30am
This class is designed for beginners. Classes introduce the student to the basic principles of alignment and technique, while slowly stretching and strengthening the body with the use of props. We emphasis stretching the hamstrings, hips, shoulders and spine. Teacher: Joan and Melissa
Rejuvenate (All Level Yoga)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm
Students of all levels are invited to join these classes, including new students and especially anyone who has never been on a yoga mat! Clear instruction is given in breathing technique, warm-up and posture flow. New students will develop body awareness, posture alignment and core strength in basic poses, while experienced students are encouraged to explore advanced variations in familiar postures. Everyone works to his or her own ability and comfort level. Teacher: Melissa and Sati
Recenter (Pilates Mat)
Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that create and maintain core strength, engage the mind, and condition the total body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles without bulking up. Teacher: Melissa
This class incorporates the principles of Pilates, yoga, and strength training with weights in a smooth and continuous workout. It builds core strength, tones and develops endurance in major muscle groups, and ultimately helps to strengthen bones. Teacher: Melissa
Class and Package Pricing
Single (Drop-in ) Class = $12.00
Eight Class Pass = $80.00
30 Day Unlimited Pass = $58.00
About our Teachers
Looking for a way to build strength and flexibility after raising her two children, Joan began practicing yoga in 1998. She soon discovered that yoga was not just a fitness routine but also an easy and enjoyable way of releasing stress while developing mindfulness. In 2006 she became certified as a yoga instructor so she could share her love of yoga. Over time, through continued study and experience, Joan developed her specialty: teaching yoga to those over 50 and to those limited by arthritis. In 2011 she completed a comprehensive teacher training program through a Yoga Alliance 210 hour school.
Presently, Joan teaches Vinyasa, a yoga style that requires linking the breath with asana (yoga poses). Her classes are appropriate for students of all levels, including those with limitations typical of many senior adults. Joan also incorporates deep stretches and pranayama (conscious breathing techniques) in her classes. Having also been a certified Pilates instructor since 2003, Joan knows that both disciplines will always be part of her life and she looks forward to continuing to help others to make them a healthy part of their own lives.
Although Melissa spent many years in the fitness field as a personal trainer and aerobics instructor, it was Pilates that enabled her to heal and reconnect with her body after a health crisis in the early 2000s. The discipline built much-needed strength and flexibility, but more importantly, it enabled her to be in tune with her body in a more holistic way. In 2007 she trained and became a certified Pilates instructor through the classical training program Power Pilates.
In 2009 she expanded her training to become a Breast Cancer Post-Rehab exercise specialist, certified through the Pink Ribbon program. Currently she’s pursuing her RYT 200 yoga certification.
Melissa enjoys combining her training in fitness, Pilates, and yoga in creative ways. What she hopes her students experience in her classes is not just physical and mental conditioning, but also the development of a deep knowledge, love, and trust of their own bodies.
A heart condition brought Sati to yoga in the late ‘90’s. Her spiritual “Guides” (who helped her extremely busy psychic business) advised her to practice yoga to heal her heart. Colorado’s yoga scene was simultaneously expanding, and nationally renowned teachers headed annually to Estes Park to give massive yoga workshops. That’s where Sati first studied with the incomparable Shiva Rea.
Entering the teaching path in ‘99, Sati completed many yoga teacher trainings over a 14 year period – her favorites being with Shiva, whom she later assisted for a while. During that time, Sati’s burgeoning interest in Sri Vidya Tantra grew, and now is mainly what she studies (with Panditji Rajmani Tuiguniut) – Tantra being the spiritual and energetic depths of yoga, which Sati continually self-applies.
Sati’s yoga classes are fun because she always brings an element of play into whatever she does. Her classes also always have a theme, an inner teaching, pranayama (breath work), and a steady progression towards the deeper aspects of asana (poses) and philosophy. Each week balance, flexibility, and strength are practiced. Students learn rarely taught key points that improve the yoga experience itself. Yoga is a transformational practice, and Sati has actively been practicing personal transformation for over 30 years. Come to the heart of yoga…find it at Ahlara!