Yoga & Fitness Classes

We offer multiple group classes per week at our Studio at 582 Fisher Street, Shop #3 in Matagorda, Texas. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early as all classes start at the scheduled time, and all participants need to be signed in with completed liability waivers & payment prior to class start time. Yoga mats are available for all classes & there is no charge to use them in the studio. No advance reservation required for public group classes, but space is limited. Go to our Calendar page to reserve your spot. Price is $20 per class (cash or credit card) or buy a 5 class package for $85 ($17 per class) or a 10 class punch card for just $150 ($15 per class, expires 1 year from purchase). If you are interested in a private yoga &/or fitness instruction, please contact us

 

Yoga at the Studio

Tuesdays 5:30pm, Thursdays 5:30pm & Saturdays 9am

Indoor 1 hour Vinyasa flow class which normally consists of 10 minutes of warm-up/stretching, 35 minutes of faster moving flow yoga with some core focus (guaranteed to get your heart rate up), and a 15 minute cool down of deeper stretching & relaxation. We move you through the routine with many options to increase the challenge, but easy enough for the first time yoga practitioner. Scroll down for 10 Tips to Make your Yoga Practice Great!

Chair Yoga

Wednesdays 10am with Carolyn

Chair Yoga is a 45 minute gentle form of Yoga done while seated or using the chair for balance. Chair Yoga enables you to practice Yoga with safety, security & confidence while encouraging the body to stretch & lengthen, improve posture, breathing & flexibility. Class is LIMITED to 7 persons.

EVERYbody Strength & Cardio

with Christina Treybig at 4:30pm

Join Christina for a 1 hour heart-pumping high-intensity interval training (HIIT) whole-body workout utilizing resistance bands, dumbbell weights & more! Beginner friendly with personalized options for each person. She will inspire you to work hard before the weekend. No advance reservation required for public group classes, but space is limited & reserving your spot by clicking RSVP below is recommended!

Mat Pilates

Wednesdays 9am with Carolyn

Pilates focuses on what Joseph Pilates called “The Powerhouse, ” also known as the trunk, torso, or core of the body. In this indoor 45 minute mat class, we will focus on strengthening the deep internal supporting muscles as well as the exterior, superficial muscles of the core. We will work on flexibility, core strength, & body awareness.

Beach Yoga Class 

**Available on Request as a Private Lesson **

Beach yoga is hard to beat! Come enjoy a 1 hour yoga class on Matagorda Beach.  The class takes place near Jetty Park on the beach just east of the pier. We guide you though a 1 hour relaxing flow with focus on letting go from all worries & embracing the beauty of being in the moment, and moving the body to release tension & gain greater mobility in our daily lives. We do all this with the magnificent view of the ocean as our backdrop & the roar of the waves as our background music.

 

10 TIPS TO  MAKE YOUR YOGA PRACTICE GREAT!

Yoga Tip #1: Yoga for the People
We believe all persons can benefit from yoga & design our classes so that even someone who has never taken yoga or hasn’t exercised in a while can participate. Yoga practice creates strength and flexibility in the physical body, but it also creates a sense of total awareness, promotes mental clarity, and aids in relaxation. We do recommend you talk with your doctor before starting any exercise program. Generally speaking if you can sit on the floor, okay being on your hands & knees, & can get up & down from the floor without help or climbing furniture you are fit enough for our public Yoga classes.
Yoga Tip #2: Focus on Your Breath
The goal of yoga is to breathe and work in a pain-free zone to gain strength & flexibility. Your teacher will use breath cues for different postures to help you achieve the maximum benefit. Generally speaking…
When going deeper in a pose or stretch, exhale. When you exhale, the lungs empty, making the torso more compact, so there is less physical mass between your upper and lower body as they move toward each other. The heart rate also slows on the exhalation, making it less activating than an inhalation and inducing a relaxation response.
When expanding the body, inhale.In a heart-opening backbend, for instance, you increase the space in your chest cavity, giving the lungs, rib cage, and diaphragm more room to fill with air. And heart rate speeds up on an inhalation, increasing alertness and pumping more blood to muscles. Poses that lift and open the chest are often the practice’s energizing components, so synchronizing them with inhalations takes optimum advantage of the breath’s effects on the body.
When twisting, exhale. In twists, the inhalation accompanies the preparation phase of the pose (lengthening the spine, etc.), and the exhalation is paired with the twisting action. Posturally, that’s because as your lungs empty there’s more physical space available for your rib cage to rotate further. But twists are also touted for their detoxifying effects, and the exhalation is the breath’s cleansing mechanism for expelling CO2.

Yoga Tip #3: Listen to Your Body
Listen to your body. It will tell you when to push forward and when to slow down. Let your teacher know before class if you are pregnant or have injures. Modified poses that keep you comfortable and avoid strain can be recommended.It’s OK to take a break. Feel comfortable doing so and remember everyone’s yoga path is unique.
Yoga Tip #4: Wear Comfortable Clothing
Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. From sweats to shorts and t-shirts, make sure your clothes won’t get in the way and offer the most mobility. You’ll sweat for sure, so synthetics are generally the best bet.
Yoga Tip #5: Show Up to Class!
Our energy levels & motivations can vary by the day & that’s quite ok. Just show up on your mat & do your best! Your body will thank you. The more you practice the faster you will see results, even if today’s practice isn’t as strong as last week. It’s about PROGRESS, not perfection.
Yoga Tip #6: Embrace Bare Feet
Yes! Many beginning yogis come to their mats wearing socks. You’ll be less stable in the standing poses with socks — so take those suckers off!
Yoga Tip #7: Non-comparison and Non-judgment
Don’t compare yourself to other yogis in the room and don’t judge yourself for not being able to do all the poses. Take things at your own pace. Really! This isn’t a competition. Take a break anytime you need to catch your breath by taking Child’s Pose (this relaxation pose will be covered in every class).
Yoga Tip #8: Bring a Sense of Humor
You may over exert yourself or completely fall out of a pose. No worries! That’s part of the process and the fun of it. Laugh it off, kick back into Child’s Pose or give it another shot.
Yoga Tip #9: Arrive on Time and Stay Until the End
Yoga is a progression, so you don’t want to miss the warm-up by arriving late or skip out early and miss the most important (and yummy) pose of them all: corpse pose. looks like adult nap time, but its feels wonderfully relaxing. It is designed to give the body a chance to regroup and reset itself after a practice.
Yoga Tip #10: Bring a Water Bottle & Stay Hydrated
It’s okay to take sips of water during class. The importance of hydration cannot be overemphasized, as a hydrated body allows the joints to move more fluidly & can help prevent injury. Drink water both before, during & after class.

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