|Yoga: Unite your mind, body and spirit.
The word “yoga” literally means “yoke,” or to join or unite – the Mind-Body-Spirit. Combining gentle exercises (asanas) with specific breathing (pranayama) and relaxation techniques, our Yoga participants gain:
- Improved flexibility
- Muscular and postural balance
- Decrease in stress
- Improved diaphragmatic breathing
- Calmer, more focused sense of self
The Rochester Athletic Club offers many different styles of yoga several times a week, so you can find a class that will meet your needs and your schedule. Download the Group Fitness Schedule or determine which class is right for you:
Aerial Yoga - Deepen stretches, find proper alignment naturally and receive the benefits of inversions without strain on the joints with this advanced, flowing yoga practice. Completed health history form is required before joining class (available at the Activities Desk). The Rochester Athletic Club yoga program is the ONLY place in SE MN to experience this amazing yoga format. Check out this video link to see first hand the amazing excercises Aerial Yoga provides.
Gentle Yoga - A gentler, slower version of Hatha Yoga that induces a calm, cool and relaxed state of being.
Hatha - Translated as sun/moon, this class offers a balanced sequence of active and passive poses with a focus on breath awareness and self-discovery. Open to most students, including beginners.
Hatha Vinyasa - A gentle flowing style class that balances active and passive poses. open to most students, including beginners with healthy joints and/or the ability to self-modify.
Advanced Hatha - This practice offers a balanced sequence of active and passive poses, with a specific focus on alignment in active poses to build heat and breath awareness. Some yoga experience required.
Prana Flow - A flowing vinyasa style that focuses on breath-initiated movement and the awareness of prana/energy within the body to create empowerment, centeredness, and relaxation.
Power Vinyasa - Focused on the breath, practicing asanas (poses) safely and with stability through alignment, this class will challenge participants to find their own edge, building stength and equanimity that will extend into life "off the mat."
Dharma Vinyasa - An intense combination of vinyasa yoga (breath combined with a graceful flow of standing postures) and classical yoga which re-integrates the continuous flow of prana deep into all areas of the physical, metabolic and inuitive body. Classes include asana, breathing exercises, meditation and deep relaxation.
Questions about the Yoga Program? Please
the RAC’s Yoga lead instructor.