Sōl Yoga Collective gives practitioners and teachers alike a chance to come together through donation based classes.
To breathe. To move. To live.
We're a community of yogis and newbies, of real people with real bodies and real desires to live this life to the fullest; every moment of it.
We wanted to create a place where all could come, feel accepted, and express themselves through a mind/body connection. We wanted a space that wasn't a stereotypical or intimidating setting. We wanted to bring yoga to the people- to all the people. We provide a space, time, and teachers, and leave the rest to you.
Peace. Love. Yoga.
Learn more about our classes:
Ashtanga Inspired: Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. This therapeutic yet challenging sequence will help you build strength, improve flexibility, and tone up. Regular practice can also reduce chronic pain and rehab injuries, all while providing 60 minutes of peace of mind. *the instructor is not a certified ashtanga teacher
Core & Breath: Morning is wonderful time for purification! Begin your day with active cleansing breath work, Hatha Yoga and core strengthening. We will include modern movement exercises to maintain joint heath and awareness. Our ultimate aim is to cultivate lightness of body and stillness of mind.
Dynamic Flow: [dahy-nam-ik] adjective: pertaining to or characterized by energy or effective action. noun: a basic or dynamic force, especially one that motivates, affects development or stability. This class will be a dynamic exploration of yoga asana (postures) that any level of practitioner will enjoy and benefit from. Questions and discussion welcome, new-to-the-mat and experienced students alike will find something to share and and something to take away.
Energizing Flow: In this class, we'll start slow, bringing awareness to physical body. Then we'll warm things up with sun salutations and balancing poses. Come challenge yourself and leave feeling energized! All levels welcome.
Essential Oils + Yoga: Learn about the amazing benefits of essential oils & yoga. Essential oils can enhance the uplifting experience of asanas, relax the mind, and invigorate the body. Each week will focus on a new & different oil. A brief tutorial will be covered on the benefits of the oil, which will be applied at the beginning of class and then again at the end. Enjoy the heavenly aromas of essential oils as you relax, rejuvenate, and release.
Friday Delight: A rotation of teachers and class styles to send you into your weekend with a spring in your step. Come to have fun, explore and discover!
Functional Flexibility: Focusing on the areas of the body that carry life's stress and are overly tight, which can lead to injury and pain. The focus will be on low back rehab and core conditioning for herniated disk and lumbar pain. This class will improve how your neck, shoulders, hips, hamstrings and spinal column feel and improve range of motion in each area making life's activities less "ouchie" and potentially getting you into a deeper yoga pose. PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) complements every day activities and a yoga practice.
Gentle & Therapeutic Yoga: This 60 minute class focuses on calming the body and treatment of stress. We start each class with a check-in to see what everyone needs to work on and build a practice around that information. We'll focus on using the breath and gentle poses to transition into a restful, relaxed state.
Heated: A few of our classes are heated (not hot). We shoot for a room temperature of around 80-85 degrees. Since our room is very large with tall ceilings, there are cooler pockets for those who want a little less. If you crave more heat, place yourself under one of our therapeutic FAR infrared heaters. The benefits of practicing in a heated room (especially with this type of heat) include: pain relief, detoxification, weight loss, improved immune system, stress reduction and better sleep.
Integrative Yoga: Integrative Yoga is based in classical Hatha Yoga with a focus on the spine and moving from your center. This class is an interplay of Yin and Yang, energizing and restoring. Our ultimate aim is to cultivate lightness of body and stillness of mind.
Introduction to Yoga: Consider this Welcome to Your Mat 101! We'll focus on the breath and begin slowly working through poses that come together into a flow sequence. If you've ever been intimidated by yoga, this is the class for you! We practice compassion for ourselves and our fellow students in this basics class.
Kids Yoga: Children's classes follow the same pattern of warming, working and savasana but are not as quiet as adult classes because we are having FUN! Based on themes, the class is filled with wonder, exploration, laughter and spontaneous expression. Through the practice of postures and breathing, your child will learn how yoga can help them to relax, concentrate, reduce anxiety and enjoy stillness.
LGBTQ + Community: A class to let the members of our community who are LGBTQ know that Sōl Yoga Collective is a safe and accepting place for them to come and practice anytime. It is an all levels class, from beginners to experienced, that is open to anyone who identifies as LGBTQ or who stands in support and solidarity with their LGBTQ brothers and sisters. At Sōl we believe that love is love. Come practice together and feel the love.
Mixed Level: This class is designed to be open accessible to any level of yoga practitioner. If you are new to the mat, you will receive tips and pointers from the instructor as you learn and grow in your practice. If you are a more experienced student, you will be encouraged to advance your practice pose to pose.
Noon Yoga: Specifically designed for those who need a break from the grind! For 40 minutes, let the stress of your workday go and simply be in the magnificent presence of your body, mind and spirit. Skip the drive-through and grab one of our wholesome bars to take back to your desk. Enjoy a productive afternoon after you've refreshed your mind and re-energized your body!
Open Studio: Students will practice independently while the instructor offers guidance, modifications and support. Come to flow through your own chosen practice, whether that is a series of Sun Salutations, your own seated meditation or following what others are doing. We have printed sequence cards if you'd prefer a little self-guided direction. A great opportunity for asking questions and learning from one another. This is "come and go" style. Begin and end at your chosen time, within the scheduled time frame. All levels welcome.
Props & Modifications: A basic class focused on personal attention with instruction on alignment and the principle of each pose. Students will learn the poses and how the pose works in their own body. This class is perfect for those new to the mat and those with years of practice.
Real Evolution Yoga (REY): REY is a unique yoga methodology that builds power through flexility and strength. This practice incorporates an invigorating hatha based vinyasa flow in a warm environment designed to enhance vitality on every level. You will develop core strength, upper body strength, flexibility in the shoulders, legs and spine plus improved concentration in this class. Challenging, therapeutic and fun. A 75-90 minute class, accessible to all levels of practitioners. If the class is noted as "heated" on the schedule, expect 80-85 degrees.
Relax & Release: A time to come to your mat and let it all go. Enjoy 75 minutes of mindful movement that inspires deep relaxation and release. The setting is quiet and dark, with candles and soft music to support your experience. A great way to spend your weekend evening!
Sōl Sunday: Spend 90 minutes of your Sunday morning in reverence with and for yourself. Come to be with your body, your breath and your heart - creating the practice that best honors what you need that day. An opportunity to slow down, get present and re-connect.
Strong & Centered: A slower paced, strength based class with a focus on core strength. An exploration into the relationship between a strong center, stability in movement and openness in the body.
Qigong: (chee-gung) Qi = "energy" Gong = "work". Classes will include a variety of qigong exercises that utilize movement, stretching, breathing, visualization and meditation. Through the use of these methods, students will learn to cultivate, move and develop their awareness of the energy known as qi.
Yin Yoga: A slow and deep practice perfect for anyone seeking balance in a constantly moving world. Yin yoga is a practice of floor work, fewer poses, held for a longer duration of time to target connective tissue and facilitate deep release. It is also based on the philosophy of using compression and gentle therapeutic stretch to allow free flow movement of energy through the organs and energy meridians in the body. Through a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and yoga asana (postures), we work with balancing and unblocking those energy meridians. Find relaxation, stress relief and a deeper connection to yourself.
Yoga for Educators: This class is open and available to anyone! We wanted to offer a convenient time of day for those teachers who are also parents and have a small window of time to practice between work and picking children up from daycare. The instructor is a retired educator who will support, nurture and speak to experiences that educators (and likely ALL humans) can relate to.
Yoga for Men: A little less heart-centered, a little more chest centered, Yoga for Men focuses more on the physical and less on the ethereal. Although geared toward men, women are also welcome! Bring your sweaty self, no deodorant required, shaving optional.
*Teacher in Training & New Teacher Classes: It is important to us here at Sōl to provide a platform for teachers to get out there and begin teaching. The biggest hurdle that a new teacher faces is to simply begin! Sōl Yoga Collective is unique in their support of new teachers by removing the obstacle of "auditioning" before being allowed to lead a class. True learning comes from doing. This is our aim here. We hope you will come to show your support and cheer our new teachers on. Every talented and impactful teacher was once brand new.
Please remember, our vision is to bring yoga to (all) the people (of any means), but our facility isn't free and we have several expenses to keep Sōl going. Donation based yoga means giving what you can, what feels right for you. Some days that may be less than others, and we understand that. When possible, remember that your donation can make it possible for someone else to participate at little cost. If you're able, pay it forward!