Yoga and Movement Classes

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Breathe offers a diverse array of yoga and movement classes to fit multiple moods and skill levels.

See below for descriptions on each of our class styles, and click here to register for classes!

Back Care Yoga

Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm

This gentle class will focus on concrete and specific ways your yoga practice can address common symptoms like muscle tension, pain, weakness and restricted range of motion.

In each class we'll emphasize a breath-oriented approach, focusing on bringing well-being to the spine by linking conscious breathing to fluid movements in sequences designed to increase your strength, flexibility and core stability.

The class is great for people with previous back injuries or for those that want to prevent them. If you have a previous back injury, please consult your doctor before taking the class.

Level 1 = Gentle

Intensity/Exertion = Low

Core-Breath Yoga

Thursdays 9:00-10:00am

This class utilizes postures to increase strength and stability of the core muscles – abdomen, back and booty – along with breath work and influences of kundalini (using breath and movement from the base of the spine to stimulate the pineal and pituitary glands) while still providing space for relaxation and stress reduction.

Level 2-3 = Intermediate to Advanced

Intensity/Exertion = Moderate

Flow Yoga

Tuesdays 9:00-10:00am | Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm | Fridays 9:30-10:30am

Flow Yoga, also known as "Vinyasa", sustains the main concept of connecting breath with movement by allowing the breath to guide the body's physical practice. Flow combines elements of other types of yoga and focuses on overall flexibility, strength and mindfulness.

Flow Yoga is easily customized to the individual, allowing you to choose your own level of exertion while learning poses that will assist you in finding more flexibility, strength and endurance. You will begin to let go of tension and relax through breathing techniques and basic meditation.

Level 1-2 = Gentle to Intermediate

Intensity/Exertion = Low to Moderate

Friday Night Fusion

1st and 3rd Fridays | 6:00-7:15pm

Friday Night Fusion holds a space for our community to take a journey through creative and unique approaches to yoga, breath-work, meditation and healing. Join us on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month for an experience that ventures beyond the typical yoga class!

These community events are guided by an instructor and designed for everyone. Enjoy complimentary props to help you find comfort during your class and expect an intriguing experience that dives deeper into your yoga or meditative practice, offering contemplative moments and life-enriching realizations!

Try something out of the ordinary... Join us for Friday Night Fusion!

For details on upcoming Friday Night Fusion classes, check out our Facebook events page, Instagram or give us a call at 360.604.1226.

All Levels = modifications offered to suit everyone

Gentle Flow

Mondays 9:30-10:30am | Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm | Fridays 5:30-6:30pm

Gentle Flow combines elements of many other types of yoga, focusing on a gradual progression towards strength and flexibility while giving extra care and attention to students. The flow is practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and emphasizing the connection between body and breath. Recommended for beginners or those looking for a calming flow experience.

Level 1 = Gentle

Intensity/Exertion = Low

Guided Meditation | FREE Community Class

Sundays 7:00-8:00pm

This class comprises a small, informal group that meets each Sunday evening to share in meditation together. The goals are to have an opportunity to learn meditation practices from several traditions, to experience the energy of meditating in a group and to build encouragement for our own individual practice.

There are many possible reasons for wanting to meditate. It is true that meditation can help us relax, help us cope with stress, encourage healthy balance and build calm and equanimity. Above all, meditation helps us understand the process of our mind, and through that understanding, we can begin to experience the true nature of the world and our place in it.

Whatever reason you have for wanting to meditate, we hope that you will join us on the path. Absolute beginners or seasoned meditators welcome! This class is offered free to the community as a gift from Breathe Yoga & Massage and meditation instructor, Chris Robson.

All Levels = modifications offered to suit everyone

Hatha Yoga

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm | Saturdays 9:30-10:30am

Join us for Hatha Yoga, an all levels class that focuses on holding poses for a longer period of time. This class will provide you with an opportunity during each posture to find your fullest expression of the pose. Hatha Yoga is particularly fantastic for building strength, increasing balance and opening up the joints, all while providing the stress reduction of mindful yoga.

All Levels Class (modifications suited for everyone)

Restorative Yoga

Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am

Restorative Yoga provides a wonderful opportunity to practice relaxation by rejuvenating the physical and mental body using the support of props (blankets, blocks and bolsters) to feel at ease and find bliss in each pose. It is a softer practice designed to bring the body to it’s natural state of wellness. The class will restore the body from head to toe, leaving you completely relaxed and rejuvenated.

This class is particularly good at stretching the connective tissues and opening the joints.  Postures are supported by props and held to allow time for the connective tissues to relax into the stretch.

Level = Gentle

Intensity/Exertion = Low

Yin Yoga

 Sundays 9:30-10:30am

Yin classes consist of a series of longer held poses that passively stretch the body. The practice encourages the inner muscles to relax so that the outer connective tissue (fascia) might expand. A regular yin practice increases flexibility, circulation and cultivates a healthy bone structure. Energetically, yin yoga balances the body systems which can reduce stress and anxiety in the body. It’s the perfect compliment to any active movement practice.

Level 1-2 = Gentle to Intermediate

Intensity/Exertion = Low to Moderate

 

Yoga Basics

Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm

Yoga Basics is the perfect class for beginners or those who want additional guidance for growth in their practice. All are welcome - no prior knowledge of yoga is assumed, and extra attention is paid to teaching the proper and healthy way to do poses. We provide all the tools (mats, blocks, blankets, straps) and guidance to begin or strengthen your successful yoga practice.

Throughout each class, students explore essential facets of asana (movement), pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation (connecting with the mind). You will learn the basics to develop a sound foundation for building strength, flexibility and endurance.

Level 1 = Gentle

Intensity/Exertion = Low

Student Guidelines

Our doors open 15 minutes before each class. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early so that you have ample time to settle in and relax before class begins. For your first class at Breathe, please arrive at least 10 minutes early as we will have a short waiver for you to read and sign prior to class.

Please remove your shoes upon entering the yoga room (symbolic of leaving your troubles at the door) and bring clean, bare feet to your practice time. Wearing socks is optional, but please remove them during standing poses for safety.

Many students prefer to have their own mat, but we do have community mats in our studio that you're welcome to use. Please wipe down mats with provided cleaner and cloth after each use. (Note: We have mats and other yoga accessories available for purchase!)

Feel free to wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move and stretch without restriction, such as yoga or sweat pants and t-shirts or tank tops.

Some students are very scent-sensitive; therefore, we ask that you kindly not wear perfume, cologne or heavy scents in class.

You may want to avoid eating anything except a light snack/meal for about one hour prior to your class.

You may also want to bring a water bottle into the classroom (we have fresh well water available in our lobby!)

Consideration: Please help us provide a calm and stress-less environment for our community by leaving cell phones in your vehicle or at least by turning off your phone prior to class.

We can't wait to meet you and practice with you! Please call us at 360.604.1226 if you have any questions!

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Breathe Yoga and Massage
17030 SE 1st Street, Suite 102
Vancouver, WA 98684

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