What Class is Right for Me?
Choose a class level appropriate to your experience and a time that works well with your schedule so yoga can become a regular part of your lifestyle. Yoga can become a lifelong enhancement to the quality of your life.
Workshops & Yoga Retreats
We regularly offer workshops and retreat getaway weekends that focus more in depth upon the various aspects of yoga – a great opportunity to delve deeper into your understanding of yoga.
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About Our Practice
Welcome to The Yoga Studio in Magnolia! Whether you are a beginning student or an experienced practitioner of yoga, you are welcome to join our classes at any time. The Yoga Studio has offered ancient practices for modern times – yoga classes, retreats, and events to our Magnolia community since 2001. Our instruction is grounded in the classical teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Hatha Yoga. We teach and practice vinyasa style asana (postures), classical pranayama, and meditation. We’d love to have you join us!
The Yoga Studio owners, Lee and Brooke, teach many of the classes and together have many decades of yoga experience. Along with other dedicated yoga teachers at The Yoga Studio, Lee and Brooke enjoy sharing their deep knowledge of yoga practices with you!
“When body, breath, and mind work together in harmony to achieve a spiritual goal, that is Yoga… Yoga is not a physical exercise. It is finding yourself within yourself.” Baba Hari Dass
Slow Flow I/II
This nourishing class has the same focus as our regular Flow classes but moves at a slower, meditative pace from beginning to end. Leave the class feeling calm and renewed.
Slow Flow I is also appropriate for those newer to yoga.
For those newer to yoga, this class begins with pranayama, then moves into flow sequences followed by a guided relaxation — a moving meditation from beginning to end, all meant to enliven and inspire your inner self.
Building on Flow I, poses are woven together in an energetic, balanced synchronicity, that strengthens the body and mind while awakening the spirit. Come prepared to cultivate your full potential and actualize strength you may not think you have. Backbends and inversions will be taught and practiced regularly. Look forward to working hard, sweating and experiencing the increased energy flow.
Prana Yoga I / II
This inspiring class is designed to nourish and energize you with a resulting feeling of deep peace.
Beginning with pranayama (breathing practices) to purify the prana channels throughout the body, this class will transition to energetic Vinyasa Flow sequences practiced in a meditative union of breath, mind and body (triputhi). Included will be deep stretches, balances and inversions. The class will carry a mood of sukha and sthira (sweetness and ease) throughout.
*Prana Yoga II includes more time for pranayama and meditation for those wishing to deepen their practice. Not suitable for beginners.
Brooke’s 40+ years of pranayama and yoga experience bring an in-depth and firsthand understanding of the subtleties to the practice.
Pranayama/ Meditation / Kriyas
Join Lee for this unique class to deeply calm and relax you from the inside. Kriyas are methods, or techniques, such as breathing exercises, meditation, hand mudras and mantras that are created to cultivate peace within. The classic and timeless methods taught in this class are from Baba Hari Dass — ancient methods for modern times. Lee began meditation as a child and has over 45 years of experience to share with you.
Pranayama II / Meditation
Regular pranayama practice leads to a meditative mind. Join Brooke for a powerful class developing the fourth limb of Ashtanga Yoga. Advance your pranayama practice by learning techniques such a kumbaks (breath retentions), bandhas (locks) and breathing ratios (inhalations / exhalations and holds) that help to increase the flow of prana. A mantra meditation will complete the class.
All practices are from Baba Hari Dass.
Energetic Flow I/II
This class is designed to increase energy and vitality in the body and clarity in the mind. Starting with breathing practices to boost the body’s natural energy reserves, we will move into postures and dynamic flow sequences that promote a feeling of aliveness. We’ll end the class with poses that will deeply relax you and cultivate inner peace – also a wonderful way to recharge your batteries.
This class combines yoga postures, breathing, and meditation and is geared toward students who wish to move at a slower pace. Gentle Yoga provides a beautiful way to softly awaken and stretch the body, while quieting the mind.
This class is for all levels. Prior yoga experience is not required.
(Chairs can be used in this class as an option, so the class is perfect for seniors and those with some physical limitations as well).
Let the previous week melt away in this rejuvenating class designed to ease stress, release deep muscle tension, and revitalize your energy. After a brief warm up, we will focus on prop-supported poses that will facilitate deeper stretches and let gravity and prana do the work. Each pose will be held for approximately ten minutes, allowing the body to settle and stretch, while increasing the flow of vital energy. Although seemingly simple, the class will leave you feeling both completely relaxed and physically re-energized, ready to take on the coming week with a light heart and rejuvenated body.
Private Yoga Instruction
Personalized instruction is a great opportunity to deepen your practice, to work specifically on a particular area of focus, or to have a home practice created just for you. 1⁄2 hour or 1 hour sessions are available.
If you are interested in working privately with a teacher at the studio, please feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors Yoga with Chairs
Attainable yoga for those with some physical limitations. Yoga has many health benefits for seniors such as improving strength, flexibility, mobility, circulation, range of movement in the joints, as well as reducing stress and increasing an overall sense of wellbeing. Learn joyful stretches to keep muscles flexible and joints lubricated, and poses that will help maintain strength and balance. Breathing practices will also be included that can help to increase mental clarity and cultivate inner peace. Seated postures and standing poses using chairs will be an option.
Yoga for Healthy Aging
Build strength, increase flexibility, find your balance and agility on the mat to support yourself in daily life. This class is for those newer to yoga or interested in adapting a practice due to an injury, illness or even just tight hamstrings. With a focus in proper alignment, learn modifications to poses based on your needs to creating an accessible practice from sun salutations to savasana.
Use of props is welcome and encouraged in a safe and comforting environment.
Although this class moves at a slower pace than other flow classes, expect to be challenged both mentally and physically.