This class is currently canceled. Meanwhile, please check out some of our other class offerings and teachers.
A donation based yoga class for those in 12 Step Programs. Proceeds will go to Sprout Yoga, a non-profit organization aiding in the healing of PTSD and Eating Disorders by working to integrate yoga and traditional mental health therapies.
Bellydance is an ancient art form that is both a celebration of the female spirit and a physical display of the strength and beauty of a woman's body. Its roots can be traced back to rituals of past matriarchal cultures. These beautiful movements evolved with strong links to womanhood, sensuality and even fertility. Bellydancing is also one of the safest, simplest, and most effective ways to achieve lasting fitness. Students should wear pantaloons or a skirt (a black skirt is recommended) and bring a hip scarf or belt (no coin belts, please).
Bellydance is an ancient art form that is both a celebration of the female spirit and a physical display of the strength and beauty of a woman's body. Its roots can be traced back to rituals of past matriarchal cultures. These beautiful movements evolved with strong links to womanhood, sensuality and even fertility. Bellydancing is also one of the safest, simplest, and most effective ways to achieve lasting fitness. Students should wear pantaloons or a skirt (a black skirt is recommended) and bring a hip scarf or belt (no coin belts, please). This class is suitable for continuing students.
We are not currently offering this series. Please check out one of our other class offerings.
Thought about doing yoga but canâ€™t quite drag yourself into a class of mostly women who could probably kick your butt? Have holiday slumps, football season couch-surfing, and thinning hair made you realize youâ€™re not getting any younger? Do you want to effectively get stronger, more flexible, improve your sex life and become a more dynamic individual?
~Come join us for Bro-yoga, no spandex required.~
We are not currently offering this class, but check back soon for a similar offering.
Any body can find grace, strength and beauty in yoga, regardless of size or physical limitations. Buddha Body, Yoga Mind is a slow-paced class geared toward the plus-sized or props-intensive practitioner, with modifications for bodies of varying strength and flexibility.
Join Hamilton Walters for an introduction to Classical Hatha Yoga.
â€śStrength without rigidityâ€ť is the focus of the class.
Training begins by developing a mastery of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). The Pranayama (breathing practices) portion of the series includes Kapalabhati and Sectional Breathing.
Asana (posture) training proceeds according to the needs and comfort level of the student. The goal is to provide each student with a foundation, so that they may conduct their own home practice.
We will hold these free classes on Saturday, January 21 and Wednesdays, February 1, 8, & 15 to help prepare students to participate in the Yoga for Non-violence event benefitting the Center for Violence Prevention.
This class is donation-based and open to all levels of yoga students.
For your midday class, we are currently offering a free class from the online site, Yoga Glo.
Gentle Yoga is a class designed for people who want a slower pace and the extra support of props for added stability and balance. It is suitable for all levels as well as those with specific conditions or injuries. Each person will be accommodated where they are. No prior experience is required. Basic yoga postures and breathing techniques will be introduced in a stress-free, non-competitive, and supportive environment.
This challenging class is offered to any level of yoga student, the emphasis is on GROOVE! Have fun practicing asana to an eclectic mix of music, specifically chosen to enhance the yoga experience. From blues to ambient, classical to jazz, reggae to rock; music unites us all as we get into the flow and connect with the Universal vibration.
When weather permits, an outdoor class will be offered in a surprise location with one of our highly skilled teachers. It is open to everyone so we can all enjoy this ageless practice in connection with the outdoors and the rhythms of nature. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out each week's surprise location!
Every time you come to the mat, be a beginner with fresh eyes and an open mind. The experience of yoga is one of expanding awareness and exploring the relationship of mind, body, and spirit. Transform your life and you transform the world around you.
This is a great class for those newer to yoga, as well as experienced students looking to refine or go deeper into the roots of his or her asana practice.
Deepen your practice as we explore more challenging postures. Students entering this class should be comfortable making skillful attempts of headstand, shoulderstand and pushing up into a backbend unassisted.
Does this class fit your schedule? It may also fit your level! This class accommodates the basic level student as well as the continuing student. Multiple variations are given by the instructor to meet the needs the student. Not recommended for first time yogis.
A challenging class, it is open to all students who have a working knowledge of the 5 Universal Principles of Alignment, Surya Namaskar, and all Level 1 & 2 standing postures. Students entering this class should be comfortable with handstand, headstand, & shoulderstand and can push up into a backbend with straight arms. Pranayama and meditation become increasingly important and students should have a regular personal practice outside of class to attend.
Mixed Level Vinyasa is an all inclusive flowing class that is appropriate for all levels. Basic knowledge of Level 1 poses will be helpful, but not required for this class. Apex poses may be more challenging than those presented in Level 1 classes, but appropriate modifications are always available to make every pose accessible to all yogis. Expect instruction to be more subtle than in a Level 1 class. Poses will be connected smoothly to create an energetic class experience.
We are not currently offering a pre-natal yoga series. Please check back.
This class is suitable for pregnant women. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Gentle stretching, back & pelvic floor strengthening, & hip-opening postures are practiced to provide a nurturing environment for a growing baby. Relaxation and visualization techniques are practiced to aid labor and delivery.
6-week Series begins Thursday, January 14th
Meets Thursdays, January 14-February 18, 2010
$60 for the Series
$15 Drop-In Fee
We are not currently offering this series. Simple, effective self defense techniques can save your wallet, your kids, and your life. Learn to recognize and avoid dangerous situations, and how to mentally prepare yourself to respond to an attack. This series of classes is geared toward people with no previous experience in martial arts.
Join Terry Sullivan as he leads a class through 45 minutes of intense cardio training. Tabatas, or high intensity intervals, have been shown to not only increase cardio strength but to also increase daily calorie burn while at rest. The cost is $60 for 6 sessions and we promise that you will leave the studio soaked in your own sweat! This is not for the faint of heart but anyone can try it. Terry is able to modify the moves so that everyone can participate in each set.
Join Terry and Scotta for an early morning kick start! We don't know of a better way to start your day than some high intensity intervals and deep yoga stretching for quick recovery...all before 7am! If early morning is your thing or even if it's not, come check out this fat incinerating combo class!
Teachers of all styles get together for a seriously playful practice. Scotta shows up to open the door and practice, but everyone contributes and learns from each other as we practice together.
Learn to unwind and embrace the weekend with a stress free body and a clear mind. This class will focus on stretching and working our bodies to release the tensions of the work week. Through yoga and breathe work (pranayama), awaken your inner spirit and replenish your energy. Good for beginners as well as advanced yogis.
An invigorating mid-day teacher led practice followed by an optional 15 minute meditation. Come enjoy the space and community we create together while taking your practice to the next the level. Suitable for yogis who are interested in cultivating a self-sustained practice.
This is a faster-paced class linking breath with movement, usually with a specific focus on a class of postures on any given night. It is open to all students who have a working knowledge of the 5 Universal Principles of Alignment, Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations), and all the Level 1 standing postures. Students entering this class should be able to do or have a skillful and fearless attempt of both unassisted backbend and handstand at the wall. A regular personal practice outside of class is recommended.
This is a great way to get your cardio exercise in! Meeting at Butterfly Yoga, we will begin with a brisk 30-40 minute walk (intervals optional) through the historic Fondren neighborhood. Our walk will return us to Butterfly Yoga where we will cool down and stretch out our muscles with a few yoga exercises to center us for the rest of the day. During inclement weather, we will improvise.
A great way to put your best foot forward! Great for beginners and experienced students with a desire for detail. You can expect a dynamic warm-up with a super specific break down of a different level 1 pose each week. Learn how to connect more deeply to each pose through alignment-based instruction filled with grace and power!
We all know stretching is good for us, especially us athletes, but it's hard to fit it into our already busy training regimen. This is an hour class to introduce you to yoga and its many benefits which include muscular endurance, overuse injury prevention and decreased recovery time, not to mention it will help flush lactic acid so that you are less sore after your long runs or intense workout sessions.
A class for new beginners and anyone interested in creating a solid foundation for their yoga practice and knowledge base. This class will cover all the basic yoga postures, proper alignment principles, basic pranayama or breathing practices and basic theory about why we practice yoga.
4 week session:
January 8, 15, 22, 29.
Space is limited. Please pre-register.
Cost is $60
By strengthening your core/abdominal muscles the grace of your yoga poses will shine. This class will intensify your abdominal region and work to build up your core muscles, increase your flexibility and endurance. Coupled with proper alignment, we will have a challenging exploration of yoga poses. While this class is ideal for advanced yogis, newer students to yoga can find strength and beauty through the poses we practice.
You're only as old as your spine (and knees, hips, shoulders, etc.). As we age, it's more important than ever to maintain our strength, flexibility and balance. With yoga, it's not only possible, but probable that you will not just maintain, but increase those capabilities over time. This level one class concentrates on yoga's inherent benefits for physical and mental well being for mature and maturing people, but all are welcome. Classes will offer variations for different physical capabilities.
*and for those who just feel like they are.