styles of yoga
we have something for everyone!
Yoga provides space for an incredible journey. These practices are generous and healing. We recognize their potential to increase health, happiness and ultimately, freedom - all we have to do is show up… just as we are.
Whatever your reason for showing up, we are so glad you have – we welcome you with open arms and are ready for this beautiful adventure to begin! If you have more questions about what style is right for you - please feel free to call us at 614-291-4444. We are happy to help you find the right fit!
There is a great deal of variety in Hatha classes. Classes at all levels start with warm-ups and end with deep relaxation, but the body of Hatha classes varies. Some classes move rapidly from pose to pose, others move slowly through gentle joint manipulations. Hatha classes are generally slower than Ashtanga and Vinyasa classes, with more focus on relaxation and alignment. At the advanced level, they are equally challenging. Our Hatha yoga classes have evolved from classical poses and practices that are at least 1000 years old. To this ancient practice we have added information about anatomy, physiology and optimal body alignment. These classes are not heated and do not have music as an element.
Ashtanga is a vigorous practice which invites students to move through sun salutations and a set sequence of poses linked by the ujjayi breath, a specific breathing technique that heats the body. The combination of breath, posture and movement helps to stretch and strengthen the body, release impurities, and focus and calm the mind. The practice of Ashtanga yoga was introduced to the modern world by Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois allowing students to experience this ancient and powerful discipline for cultivating physical, mental and spiritual health. New students are introduced to the practice during a 6-week Foundations Series or Mysore Beginner Drop-in classes; then they can move to either the Half Primary Series or the full Primary Series or a Mysore class. Mysore is assisted self-led practice as taught traditionally in India. We invite all students at all levels to attend our Mysore classes. Although Ashtanga has a reputation for being a demanding discipline, every pose can be modified so that this style can be practiced by anyone. All Ashtanga classes are taught in a warm room.
Yoga on High offers a creative, graceful and intelligent yoga flow that blends the wisdom of Hatha Yoga with breath-linked movement and a deep understanding of the physical and energetic body. Students will be taught Vinyasa sequences that build strength, flexibility and mindfulness. Check the individual styles to meet your needs. Classes vary in length, speed and temperature. Our classes are led by highly trained teachers who will share their own mix of poses, music and inspiration, taking you on a journey where you’ll never have to leave your mat!
Sekoia™ is your invitation to a vibrant multi-sensory yoga experience. Walk through the door and into a sanctuary where your body, mind and spirit will be uplifted and energized. Sekoia's holistic approach blends smooth vinyasa flows with music, essential oils, meditation, restorative poses and reiki. These elements are richly woven into themed classes and designed to activate Prana, restore balance and awaken a deeper connection to yourself and your body.
Meditation is a mental discipline which attempts to go beyond the reflexive, thinking mind into deep states of relaxation and awareness. Through practicing meditation, you can achieve greater focus, higher states of consciousness, or simply a more relaxed and peaceful frame of mind. In the West, meditation is associated with stress reduction. It is also practiced to develop compassion and a sense of right action in our dealings with others, but its potential for awakening is even broader. There are various approaches to meditation. Yoga on High offers many styles, including iRest Yoga Nidra. A Zazen meditation practice is held at our Grandview location every Sunday. For more information about Zazen click here.
+ Specialty Classes
Yoga on High offers a number of specialty classes. These include classes for people with special physical needs (Yoga for MS, for example) and classes that address specific interests other than asana practice (yoga breath practices, meditation, Urban Zen, for example). They also include series that run from time to time, focusing on a particular issue like yoga for back pain or how to develop a Mysore practice. Be sure to check these offerings as they may address a topic you haven’t thought to explore.
+ Aerial Yoga
Aerial Yoga combines traditional mat yoga with postures suspended in soft fabric hammocks. With the help of gravity and the hammocks, we can playfully explore floating, fluid movements and create space in our bodies without compressing our joints and spine. With practice, the feeling in the body is exquisite.
Aerial Yoga is a wonderful complement to your mat practice. It unwinds fascial knots and tangles, quiets the mind, builds core-strength, and leaves your body feeling integrated. The basic yoga principles of ahimsa (non-harm) and mindfulness are woven throughout the sequences. The hammock, like other props in yoga, is intended to assist alignment and deepen your awareness. The fabric becomes a learning tool and students often find "Aha!" moments that bring new life and understanding to poses they previously feared or fought to achieve. In our classes we will alternate between practicing with the hammock and practicing on the mat to play with gravity in different ways and to stay energetically grounded.
+ Prenatal & Kids
Yoga on High offers Prenatal yoga, Mommy & Baby and Kids Yoga classes!
Prenatal yoga adapts traditional yoga postures for the specific needs of pregnancy through gentle yoga movements. It helps to relieve tension and teaches you how to remain calm and balanced.
Mommy & Baby classes focus on poses that help to restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. You’ll also learn exercises that gently stimulate your little one’s body and coordinate basic motor skills and vision. Our teachers will create a warm and calming experience for both you and your baby.
Our Kids Yoga class is a fun, safe and gentle way to be physically active. Your child will learn about body awareness, breath control and relaxation techniques that may help increase concentration.
+ Free Classes
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