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Sun Breath Yoga

1700 S College Ave, Unit B

Fort Collins, CO 80525

Tel: 970-682-4826

hello.sunbreathyoga@gmail.com

Class Descriptions

Just like each person, each class is unique in its own way. Find the class that meets your style and energy.

Relaxing & Rejuvenating

 

Gentle

Give yourself the best type of care out there... self care. Slow gentle movements help you drop into your body, while the focus of the breath helps calm the mind. This class is great for people of all levels and abilities who want to feel a little less busy and a little more calm.

Mental Wellness

Explore a slow, gentle, and balanced flow through forms and postures designed to reconnect the body with the mind. Experience the value of choice and empowerment as you are offered a variety of options and modifications, creating a safe space to be fully present in each moment of this class. Designed from the trauma sensitive yoga model, sequences are similar each week so you can focus on breath, slowing of the mind, and re-connecting with your body. Recommended for beginner to advanced practices. 

Restorative

Allow yourself to experience complete relaxation. Class begins with slow, gentle movements to help release any held tension and create softness in the body, breath, and mind. Then props such as blankets, blocks, and bolsters are used to support your body as you rest in stillness for 3-10 minutes. (You'll be so relaxed, that time won't feel long at all.) This class is perfect for people of all levels who need a little more rest and rejuvenation in their life.

Restorative Flow

Looking for a little movement before settling into total relaxation?  The class begins with breathing exercises before working into a slow flow set low to the ground. The gentle linking of these movements will stretch and warm the body, allowing you to release tension and unplug from that busy head space. The last half of class focuses on restorative postures held for 5-10 minutes, so you can have the space and time to let the body relax and rejuvenate. This class is great for you if you just want to feel refreshed and calm.

Vinyasa Based

 

All Levels Vinyasa

Show up ready to move, breathe, and be. This class is designed to leave you feeling welcomed, supported, and just the right amount of challenged. This moderately paced vinyasa based class links movement with breath and gives you time to move mindfully from one posture to the next. Teachers provide space for you to take rest and explore different variations of a pose, so you can choose any option that's just right for you. The only thing that's not optional is breathing. It's fun to see what's possible, while at the same time knowing that whatever variation you choose to practice in is absolutely perfect. 

Slow Flow

Move slow and notice. Notice the transition, the breath, and the reaction. Yoga postures such as standing, balance, and seated variations are weaved together with the breath, creating a moving meditation. The body becomes strengthened, the mind becomes calmed, and the slow pace gives you the space to cultivate awareness. This class is suitable for students of all levels and experience, and can be a fun challenge for a person with a busy mind.

Mindful Flow

Take your practice inwards. This slow flow goes deep to awaken, release, and restore. You even have the opportunity to take the practice a little deeper through the sharing of ancient wisdoms and yoga contemplation. This class is perfect for students of all levels and experience who want to feel connected and grounded.

Flow into Yin

Practice the balance of yin and yang. This class combines a mindful vinyasa flow (yang) with a floor sequence of yin postures to activate yin meridians and leave you feeling balanced. Students of all levels and abilities are welcome.

Grounding Strength

This isn't your typical power class. We move slow. Instead of throwing your body around with momentum, we intentionally move into postures with control. We give you the space to tap into the body and really feel which muscles are being engaged. Postures are held for 3-5 breaths to allow you to feel subtle differences with each adjustment you make. Work into your practice and into your strength. Previous experience with the postures is helpful, but not required.

Power Vinyasa

Come ready to work up a sweat and feel powerful!  This moderately paced vinyasa style class focuses on linking breath with movement and creating heat in the body. We begin with breathing exercises and a warm-up, followed by a strong vinyasa flow mixing static holds and fluid movements. Class ends with a cool down and peaceful savasana. Class is recommended for students that are familiar with the yoga postures (at least a seasoned beginner) in order to have more lease when linking postures together.

Hatha-Vinyasa Fusion

Treat yourself to the best of both worlds: hatha and vinyasa yoga. This moderately-paced class borrows from the vinyasa practice and links movement with breath, creating a moving meditation. Then we mix it with longer holds (anywhere from 5 to 15 breaths) of traditional hatha postures (both standing and resting), giving you the opportunity to invite a deeper awareness into your practice. Over time, you can feel the strengthening of your muscles, increased flexibility, and steadier focus. Previous experience with the postures is helpful, but not required.

Hatha Based

 

Hatha

This traditional sequence emphasizes strength, balance and breath and invites students to practice full-yogic breathing and meditation. Each posture focuses on full body alignment and spinal integrity, and is held for an extended period of time, from 5 breaths to several minutes. This class is suitable for students of all levels and abilities.

Hatha-Vinyasa Fusion

Treat yourself to the best of both worlds: hatha and vinyasa yoga. This moderately-paced class borrows from the vinyasa practice and links movement with breath, creating a moving meditation. Then we mix it with longer holds (anywhere from 5 to 15 breaths) of traditional hatha postures (both standing and resting), giving you the opportunity to invite a deeper awareness into your practice. Over time, you can feel the strengthening of your muscles, increased flexibility, and steadier focus. Previous experience with the postures is helpful, but not required.

Alignment Based

 

Beginner Yoga

Start your yoga journey with a strong foundation. We break down the yoga postures (aka asana) in a safe and fun way that leaves you feeling confident in your ability to move. Each class focuses on the exploration of different types of postures (ie forward bends, twists, back bends, etc.) or different muscle groups (ie hamstrings, hip flexors, etc.). Learn what it means to "use the breath" and "listen to your body".  Allow yourself to get curious, and feel free to ask questions. This class is great for both beginners and those practicing for a while who want to go back to the basics.

Yoga for Backcare

Show your back a little more love with this alignment based class that focuses on creating a healthy spine.  Attention is given to posture, lengthening, and gentle strengthening of the back muscles to support daily movement.  Meditation and breath work are incorporated to release stress-related tension in the body and mind. This class is intended for students of all levels.

Practice Outside

 

SUP (Stand Up Paddle board) Yoga

Take your practice off the mat and onto the water!  We'll get you sized up for your board and paddle before briefly going over the fundamentals of paddle boarding and water safety. Then we'll head out onto the water for some fun and time out in nature.  One of the most interesting parts of class is when you get to flow through a full yoga practice designed for the board. Notice what happens in the balance and the mind before we slow things down and float in the deep relaxation of savasana. It makes the paddle back to shore more like a moving meditation.  This class is great for students who want to explore their practice in a new way and connect with nature while thery're at it. Pre-registration is required.

Yoga Hike

Take a hike!  Move your yoga off the mat and rediscover the world outside: hike along trails, practice yoga in a scenic location, and hike back. Hikes are intended to be easy to moderate in order to allow students to take in the beauty of the outdoors and reconnect with nature.

Charity & Donation Based

 

Donation Based

We don't want money to be the reason holding you back from the practice. Show up ready to move, breathe, and be. These all levels classes give you the space to take rest or increase the intensity by offering a variety of options that allow each student to practice in a way that's beneficial in this moment. Recommended donation is $10, but it really is pay what you can. If you give less, no worries. If you're in a place of abundance, feel free to give more to reaffirm how abundant you are. Either way, we thank you for showing up and being in community with us.

Charity Classes

We believe in being part of the community and giving back. Each season, we introduce you to local charities, and you get to vote on who we support. Then, we host an all levels, donation based yoga class where ALL proceeds go directly to the charity that won your votes. Get ready to feel even better about doing something you already love.