Our Current Class Program and Schedule
The following classes are currently available at Studio 8:
Monday Hot Yoga 5:15- 6:15pm with Joan
This class is brought to you by popular demand. The benefits of hot yoga are extensive: increased flexibility of the muscles, increased range of motion, reduced chance of tearing a muscle, detoxification through perspiration, increased immune function, tension relief, increased athletic performance... and the list goes on.
Be sure to bring two towels, do NOT eat 2-3hrs prior, be properly hydrated when arriving and rehydrate during and after class with room temperature water, dress in cool, breathable clothing. This class is open to all experience levels. Modifications of postures will be offered to make the class challenging and accessible to all.
Monday 6:30-7:30: Warm Core Flow with Brittany
Tuesday/Thursday 8:15 am Beginner Hatha Yoga with Joan
Blossoming yogis will learn the basic postures and the benefits of those postures. This class will incorporate breath work with asana (postures) and a short meditation at the end of class. Modifications will be provided to allow students the option to take most postures to the next level. Hands-on assists will be offered to achieve proper alignment.
Tuesday/Thursday 10:00am Gentle Hatha Yoga with Joan
For those who may feel insecure about stepping onto the mat due to body issues, age, weight, etc. This class moves slowly and offers many variations for each posture to acknowledge the differences in each body. With the use of props, the walls and modifications, yogis will be mindfully guided through physical postures, breathwork and meditation.
Tuesday 5:15-6:16 Wild & WonderfulYoga Dance with Brittany
Groove to the flow of yoga postures in this fun and energetic yoga dance class. No yoga or dance experience necessary.
Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm Yoga Foundations with Katie
Just as you can’t build a strong building without a solid foundation, you can’t build a strong body in yoga without a foundation of knowledge about how the body moves and works. That’s what this beginner-friendly Hatha yoga class will do for you—build a solid foundation for a lifelong yoga practice. In this gentle, yet challenging class you will learn how to stretch, strengthen, and relax your mind and body. You will be guided through the proper execution of postures with focus on anatomy, alignment, and breath work. The knowledge of alignment and of your own body gained in this class will translate to a safe, effective practice anywhere your mat takes you. This alignment-based teaching is great for beginners, those who prefer a more gentle practice, and even the experienced practitioner who would like to learn more about their body within the expression of the asanas. Modifications of postures will be taught as well as full postures, and students will be encouraged to find the perfect expression of each posture for their unique body. Each class will incorporate physical postures, breathwork, and meditation/relaxation. Students in this class will utilize blocks, straps, walls, partners, and various other props.
Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm Yoga for Strength and Endurance with Sara
In celebration of the Summer Solstice, this 8-week segment of 90-minute sessions will be dedicated to building the strength and endurance needed in preparation for completing the 108 Sun Salutations on Friday, June 21st. Often referred to as the 5K of Yoga, the 108 Sun Salutes are preformed in celebration of the change in seasons, more specifically solstices and equinoxes. During these times of change it is said that the movements of the sun salutation reflect a perfect balance between body, mind and spirit and serve as a means of surrender and letting go of attachment and fear. Come join us as we prepare to achieve this yogic milestone!
What if I don’t want to participate in completing the 108 Sun Salutations? It’s ok, this class is designed and centered on the basic foundation of yoga, is open to all levels and is a great addition to any practice.
Wednesday 9:15-10:30 Beginner/RestorativeYoga with Gina
This class is tailored to welcome beginners to the mat as well as provide Restorative practice elements a seasoned Yogi can enjoy.
Wednesday Hot Yoga 4:15- 5:15pm with Joan
This class is brought to you by popular demand. The benefits of hot yoga are extensive: increased flexibility of the muscles, increased range of motion, reduced chance of tearing a muscle, detoxification through perspiration, increased immune function, tension relief, increased athletic performance... and the list goes on.Be sure to bring two towels, do NOT eat 2-3hrs prior, be properly hydrated when arriving and rehydrate during and after class with room temperature water, dress in cool, breathable clothing. This class is opento all experience levels. Modifications of postures will be offered to make the class challenging and accessible to all.
Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm Yoga Mix with Gina
Experience various styles of yoga set to various of styles of music from week to week. This class provides a fun, relaxed way to get acquainted with yoga postures and philosophy while strengthening the body and mind.
Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm: Moving Toward Balance: Ashtanga with Sara
A more meditative and structured class, this session will be visiting the Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series and exploring the benefits of an unbroken flow of breath,and movement. This guided practice is open to all those seeking a deeper understanding of the meditative quality of Ashtanga yoga and is open to all levels. No matter your experience or knowledge of the Primary Series, this class will bring a greater sense of true union between body, mind and spirit to all who practice.
Thursday 5:30 - 6:30pm PowerYoga with Gina
Power Yoga is an opportunity to focus on toning, strength and flexibility. Some experience with Yoga would be helpful but is not required for participation.
Thursday 6:30 - 7:30pm Restorative Yoga as Therapy with Sara
Rest and Relaxation, Rejuvenation and Revitalization:The focus of this class is just that. We will be striving to ‘reset the system’ through the support of props, longer held postures and by bringing conscious awareness and focus to the breath. This will allow the body to open in a deeper and more passive way, encourage the mind to rest and the spirit to be revitalized.
Thursday Hot Yoga 8:00-9:00 pm with Joan
This class is set later in the evening to allow you time to get home from work, grab a light dinner and put the kiddos to bed. You'll head home content, relaxed and ready for bed. The benefits of hot yoga are extensive: increased flexibility of the muscles, increased range of motion, reduced chance of tearing amuscle, detoxification through perspiration, increased immune function, tension relief, increased athletic performance... and the list goes on.
Be sure to bring two towels, do NOT eat 2-3hrs prior, be properly hydrated when arriving and rehydrate during and after class with room temperature water, dress in cool, breathableclothing.
This class is open to all experience levels. Modifications of postures will be offered to make the class challenging and accessible to all.
Friday 6:30- 8:00pm: Happy Hour Yoga: Vinyasa Flow with Sara
Although alcoholic beverages are not permitted in this class, the idea of light-hearted fun prevails. End your workweek and kick-start your weekend with this lively and energetic yet relaxing and rejuvenating class. This Vinyasa Flow, aka “willy nilly” yoga, can take you anywhere. Just as you may never know what truly lies ahead in life, this class challenges you to be present, completely open and ultimately accepting to whatever may happen. Come prepared to work and play hard, only then can the true benefits of your practice be revealed! This class is open to all levels.
Saturday 9:00am FREE Community Class
Experience various styles of yoga & meditation and various methods of instruction as instructors alternate to provide free classes to the community. This class is open to all levels. Donations will be accepted each week for the charity of the instructor's choosing. The free community classes are taught at the beginner level and generally include a short meditation.
Sunday 2:00-3:00pm Sunday Funday Yoga with Katie
This “beyond beginner” class is a bridge connecting foundation poses to a more moderately-paced practice. We will focus on building heat, flexibility, and strength while transitioning accurately between poses. With a focus on alignment and sound structure in postures, students will continue to build awareness, skill, and focus. Modifications and props will be offered as needed. This class is appropriate for any student with beginner-level experience.
Sunday 3:30-5:00pm: Primary 101: Intro to Ashtanga Yoga with Sara
This 8-week beginner series focuses not only on learning the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, but also learning Alignment, the use of Props, posture Modifications, and body Mechanics that make Ashtanga Yoga accessible to everyBODY. This series will also be exploring the heart of Ashtanga Yoga...Ujjayi Pranayama, and the three primary bandhas or energy locks of the body. This series is open to all levels and is a great precurser to Barbara Stanley's Workshop: Exploring the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.
Sunday 5:30-6:45pm: Yoga for Runners and Athletes with Joan
Using props, the wall, assists and partnering techniques runners, athletes and yogis in general, will move through various postures to lengthen and strengthen the muscles and bring balance to the body, sometimes lost by repetitive movement of running and sports. Breathwork will be practiced to increase lung capacity and improve posture. Through a regular yoga practice, runners and athletes can avoid various body issues and injuries caused by over use and repetitive movement.
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Huntington, WV 25701
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