Yoga Classes

Align & Connect

A hatha class focused on finding alignment between mind, heart, and body, and connecting to inner peace. Class uses active yoga in the form of strong hatha, therapeutics, flow, and restorative to create a well-rounded, ever-changing and expanding sequence. Focus on alignment builds strength in the healthiest way possible. Good for all levels. Good for active yogis and yoginis going through minor injuries.

Ashtanga Led

A yoga class that leads you through the warmups and fundamental postures of the Ashtanga sequences. This class is a fun opportunity to explore more challenging poses from any of the first 3 Ashtanga sequences established by Sri Pattabhi Jois. Come on in to learn more about the Ashtanga practice as it is broken down and led in an effort to help you understand your practice better! Mixed levels.

Ashtanga Led Primary

Ashtanga Led Primary is a led, flowing practice that includes vinyasas and connecting breath to movement, while balancing strength and flexibility in a fun, invigorating atmosphere. The Ashtanga Primary Series is a pre-established sequence developed by Pattabhi Jois. Basic understanding of yoga required.

Ashtanga Mysore

New students are taught individually small amounts of a set sequence (Ashtanga Primary Series) that increases over time, depending on how frequently the student attends the class and the capacity of the student (based on strength, flexibility, focus, and stamina). When practiced consistently, the poses reveal strength, purification, and alignment in the body, breath, and mind. Once the portion of the sequence given has been memorized, new postures are introduced and added to the sequence. A teacher is present to offer guidance, assistance, modifications, and to answer questions. Mysore is a simple, effective, ancient method of learning yoga. As a beginner, you can expect to be in class for 20-30 minutes. As you advance, your practice will increase to 1-1.5 hours. All Levels. ***NEW STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: During weekday morning Mysore, please arrive at 9:30am***

Basics

Class will move through basic yoga postures giving Sanskrit names in an effort to introduce students to yoga terminology. This class is great for beginners, and for students who are familiar with yoga and want to take a closer look at alignment and breathing within poses they may have done many times before. Beginners are encouraged to take this class.

Basics Plus

Focused on the basic alignment of the pose while working towards more fun and interesting poses. All Levels.

Breathe Practice Meditate

How do you, in this very busy world, give yourself space to find a quiet mind? In this class we will practice three different yoga modalities that will serve you in dropping out of your mind and into your body. Breath work, Asana and Meditation are the three elements that we will play with. These three areas of yoga lead the individual to a greater sense of well-being and strength in body, mind and spirit. Use this class to refresh or begin working with these modalities in your daily practice for happiness and deep connection to self and others. Basic knowledge of yoga suggested.

Cacao Ceremony & Sound Bath • Sun 4/21

Sunday, April 21, 7:30-9pm • Led by Christine Aprile and Madre Jaguar // We all have our own cyclicals of growth, ebbing with some seasons and flourishing with others. What are you releasing and what are you resurrecting this spring? With the help of Grandmother Cacao, we'll dive into our heart centers, allowing the medicine to help us release our old branches to make way for new growth. / Since ancient times, Cacao has been used by the Aztec and Mayan cultures in sacred rituals to commune with Creator, access Divine Wisdom and amplify the power of our prayers. This sacred plant medicine when used with intention acts as a catalyst to shift old patterns, expand the heart center and activate the higher chakras. / Madre Jaguar will lead a heart opening Cacao ceremony, while Christine of Receptive Tarot provides an energetically aligning sound healing. We'll be setting intentions for this spring and summer while releasing all that we've outgrown. // Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat and blanket, and any offering you would like to charge on the altar. // Offering: $30 • tinyurl.com/CacaoShaman

Candlelight Flow

*Temporarily Moving to THURSDAYS at 9-10pm (2/21-4/25)* A classical Vinyasa Flow class with attention to alignment to build strength and awareness. You’ll also connect movement with breath to develop a moving meditation. Some Yoga experience preferred.

First Fridays - Yoga, Meditation and Community Gathering • 5/3

May 3, 7:30-8:45pm $10 / Spiritual growth can be hard and lonely. That’s why it’s important to actively step out of isolation and to regularly celebrate how far we’ve come. And that’s exactly what we’ll be doing at Siesta Yoga on the first Friday of every month. First Fridays at Siesta Yoga is all about connecting to our true selves through yoga and meditation, and connecting to fellow travelers on similar paths of awakening and healing. When we practice in community, the group energy helps us to go beyond our perceived limitations and we leave feeling connected and uplifted, with a deep sense of “I got this, no matter what life throws at me”. We’ll start off with an opening circle to activate the group energy. Then we’ll do an uplifting yoga set to release the stress of the week, followed by a centering meditation and a deep relaxation. And it’s going to be a very special kind of deep relaxation! Because we are lucky to have sound healer DeeAnna as part of our community, and she will be playing her gong as we comfortably lie on our mats letting those ancient, healing vibrations wash over us. After closing the circle, we will celebrate community with homemade yogi tea and snacks (gluten-free and vegan options will be available). So come to First Fridays and let yourself be seen, held and understood. We are all in this together, and now we have a space where we can actually BE ourselves together. / What do you need to bring? A yoga mat and a cushion, if you have them. If you’d like to share a snack or dish, feel free to bring that, if you don’t no worries, we’ve got enough for everyone. And bring yourself, just the way you are. Even if you’re nervous or anxious or you had a bad day, just come, all states of mind are welcome. I’m looking forward to sharing this special evening of connection and celebration with you. Sat Nam! ~ Charisma

Focused Vinyasa

A traditional Vinyasa Flow class with a focused attention on form and stillness. Slowing down doesn’t mean going easy! It means becoming more present and aware of how our bodies respond to the practice. Prepare to move with more control while building heat and strength. Some Yoga experience preferred.

Hatha 1-2

$10 community cash class. Hatha 1-2 uses a sequence of basic postures that take you on a journey through the body. You will learn names, benefits, and alignment techniques for each pose. Each movement will follow a breath, giving students a point of focus to swiftly move through the practice. 1-2 = Beginner to Intermediate basic movement.

Intermediate to Advanced

Experienced and dedicated yogis look no further! E.J. will take you through a unique and methodical sequence as she practices alongside in this workshop style class. It’s challenging, it’s thorough, and it’s fun. Recommended for open-minded students with a strong yoga foundation and who are eager for a new challenge. *Not advised for beginners*

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is considered the most transformative of all yoga traditions because it combines physical exercise with breathwork, meditation and mantra. This ancient system of yoga works on your muscular, glandular and nervous systems, leaving you with increased flexibility, energy, strength and a sense of well-being. You will notice steady, sustainable progress in your healing and personal growth. Each class consists of a tune in, a warmup, breath exercises, physical movement, a meditation, and a relaxation period where the effects of the exercises can be integrated. The physical and mental discipline experienced in class will cultivate a flexible and strong mind, making you radiant, peaceful and confident so you can meet life’s challenges and stresses with grace and ease. Kundalini Yoga is for everyone, regardless of body type, gender, ethnicity, religion, age or fitness level. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Modular Sound Bath: FULL MOON • Sun 5/19

Sunday, May 19 • 6-7:15pm // Christian and Brandee take you on a sound journey using Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls and Modular Synthesis. // A sound bath is used as a meditative healing technique, using the vibrations from sound to "communicate" with the vibrations of each individual's body and mind to shake out discomfort and tension. // Includes: easy breathing, chanting, guided meditation, and sound journey. // $25 HERE: https://squareup.com/market/siesta-yoga/item/chakra-sound-bath

Moonshop with Mackie • Mon 4/22

A Special Workshop-style class taught by Mackie! Monday, April 22, 7:30-9:15pm // JOIN MACKIE FOR A FULL MOON PRACTICE + RESTORATIVE YOGA + YOGA NIDRA // Some of the benefits you may access: • a good night’s sleep • decimation of stress • a sense of ease • increased body awareness • improved mental clarity • a little fun // $25 / $20 PRE-REGISTER: tinyurl.com/MackieMoonshop

Release & Restore

This class is a combination of gentle styles of yoga offered with the intention of letting go of a long week while simultaneously rejuvenating in preparation for the weekend. Release & Restore mixes Gentle Yoga (grounding, accessible, simple poses), Yin Yoga (deep passive stretching), and Restorative Yoga (passive yoga poses with prop support) to accomplish the goal of releasing and restoring our bodies and minds. All Levels.

Restorative Yoga

Class will consist of breathing exercises along with passive, relaxed, supported poses that create space for deep meditation. Restorative Yoga is meant to activate the Rest & Digest reaction in the body by igniting the parasympathetic nervous system in a supportive, easeful environment. All Levels.

Self-Led Practice

The room is open to practitioners who have a set sequence that they are able to complete on their own. Please note: a teacher will not be present.

Vinyasa Flow

This class is based on intentional movement and graceful flow sequences. Be prepared to work, but don’t be daunted: all people at any level are welcome. Each class is themed based on a body part, pose, or sequence. Breath work and spirituality will be involved in the class, but a majority of the practice will be centered on the physical body. All Levels.

Yoga Class

This class warms you up with a series of Sun Salutations, and continues to build strength and balance through mostly standing postures. This style of class synchronizes breath with movement to create internal heat, thereby purifying the body while calming the mind. It also increases endurance and will test the edge of your balance and flexibility. This style of class is appropriate if you are already physically active, comfortable with the basic yoga postures, and appreciate a healthy sweat. All Levels.

Yoga Fusion

A combination of styles of yoga offered with the intention of letting go of a long week while simultaneously rejuvenating in preparation for the weekend. This class is a fusion of stimulating Hatha Yoga, deep stretch Yin Yoga, and fully relaxing Restorative Yoga. All Levels.

YogaHour

YogaHOUR is a fun, accessible, affordable and expertly-taught flow class that offers clear specific alignment instructions for each pose in order to promote safety. It is designed to be both difficult and doable and to offer students access to greater strength, flexibility and overall confidence. Come early. Bring a mat and a towel. Cash only please. $5. All Levels.

Yomassage • Begins Fri 5/10

A special event led on Fridays 12:30-1:45pm. Perfect for a lunchtime reboot! Starts May 10. Limited to 5 students due to the nature of the class. Talk about getting some personal attention in your yoga class! // Rest in Restorative Yoga poses while receiving hands-on massage! 75 minutes of pure bliss. // Led by Dori (bio in Teachers section of this site). Please contact her for payment. $55 healingthrufood@gmail.com