News

Community Supported Yoga with NAMI of Dane County

Community Supported Yoga with NAMI of Dane County

Community Supported Yoga: with NAMI of Dane County and Cass Hanson   Community Supported Yoga is The Studio’s newest initiative to making yoga more available for all people, so that we can grow not only as individuals, but as community. This class is an all levels, donation based class with a rotating beneficiary. The upcoming beneficiary  is NAMI, The National Awareness on Mental Illness of Dane County. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of those effected by mental illness. In honor of NAMI, we will hold a...

Read More

Yoga: Union of Mind, Body & BREATH

Yoga: Union of Mind, Body & BREATH

  Why do instructors cue breath during a yoga class? Did you know that physiologically not only is your breath different on inhale and exhale, but your ability to focus is also enhanced or inhibited depending upon how you breathe and hold your posture? As a Respiratory Therapist and Yoga Instructor, Ken will explore these ideas with you while we practice yoga to unlock the diaphragm, ribs and shoulders. Come prepared to transform your yoga practice, breathe a little easier and learn techniques to focus your thoughts strengthening your mind-body connection. After all, the word yoga comes...

Read More

The Great Conversation: move your DNA

The Great Conversation: move your DNA

The Great Conversation: move your DNA   One of the most frequent conversations in the world of yoga, circles around bringing our yoga off the mat and into our daily lives.  For many of us, we realize pretty quickly that our modern western lifestyles are not naturally supportive of a particularly yogic lifestyle and what is more, yoga itself isn’t the complete picture.  But just as we look into the past to understand the teachings of yoga and apply what we learn to understanding ourselves more fully, so can we likewise look toward our ancestors as a means for understanding natural...

Read More

Upcoming Master Class: Chakras 101 with Cass

Upcoming Master Class: Chakras 101 with Cass

Upcoming Master Classes at The Studio (Each: $10/Members, $25/Non-members)   Master classes are an invaluable way to grow and enrich an existing yoga practice. The teacher will demonstrate, breakdown and workshop designated postures and sequences—including alignment, benefits, and contraindications. This allows each practitioner to go into chosen postures with more depth and instructional detail than in a regular class. Master classes tend to focus on subtle, finer points within a pose, and can change one’s entire practice with a single A-ha moment.   Master Classes are held...

Read More

The Up Side of Stress: Yoga principles to create balance in life

The Up Side of Stress: Yoga principles to create balance in life

What’s the magic word? Balance.   We need stress in order to survive however unchecked chronic stress is bad for our physical health, our mental well-being and significantly increases risk of having a heart attack. Rushing to get it all done at home, work, in the community and for ourselves can leave us feeling “super-stressed”. Unmanaged, stress can wreck havoc on concentration, weakens the immune system, makes us cranky, damages personal relationships and can lead to burnout and depression. The magic word is balance. Experience exercises, introspective prompts and...

Read More

Postnatal Yoga Series

Postnatal Yoga Series

Yoga for the Postpartum Body and Mind   Every mom deserves to care for herself as she transitions into life with a newborn. What a transition it is! Physically, mentally, emotionally. A yoga practice not only gifts one with necessary ‘you’ time, but the return on investment is presence. Presence to your new babe, your partner and/or existing children. Presence and awareness to yourself and your body as you move through recovery. This series is dedicated to new (and new again) mamas looking to return to yoga/exercise safely and with more awareness to their new bodies.  ...

Read More