Yoga

Whether you’re an advanced student or a beginner, many studies have shown that yoga helps with posture, flexibility, strength and focus, among other benefits. At Sunrise Ranch, we offer a couple of different yoga classes each week.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Sunrise Ranch offers a Vinyasa Flow yoga class every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. Vinyasa, also called “flow” because of the smooth way that the poses run together, is one of the most popular contemporary styles of yoga. It’s a broad classification that encompasses many different types of yoga, including Ashtanga and power yoga. In contemporary yoga parlance, vinyasa stands in opposition to hatha.

Students will focus on linking conscious breath with a vigorous and mindful flow. In a power yoga class, students will build strength, flexibility and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind. This class is an all-levels class, but it’s not appropriate for the novice yogi. A strong basic yoga foundation is strongly encouraged as a prerequisite.

Hatha Yoga

Sunrise Ranch offers a hatha yoga class on Sunday afternoons. Call the Front Desk for location and time: (970) 679-4200.

The word hatha in Sanskrit literally means “effort” or “force” or “exertion.” The word yoga has several different meanings but is most commonly understood as “union.”

Over time, hatha yoga has come to be associated with the idea of balance, as in balancing the masculine and feminine energies, or solar and lunar elements, of the body.

During hatha yoga sessions at Sunrise Ranch, participants move through a series of poses that increase both flexibility and strength. The class is led with many cues, making sure that breath, alignment and awareness are present throughout the entire practice. Attention will be brought to the spiritual realm, awakening and aligning this aspect of ourselves within the body.

Participants of all levels are invited to attend, as the class is taught based on the abilities of the participants in the room.


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