A slow meditative practice focusing on breath and body awareness, holding poses for 2-5 minutes allowing you to get out of the muscles and into the deeper connective tissues (tendons, fascia, and ligaments). Benefits of this practice includes stronger muscles, increased flexibility and blood flow to our joints. Yin Yoga is more of a work in, not a work out. It forces you to tune inward to your mind and the physical sensations of the poses. Focusing on your breath allows us to activate our parasympathetic nervous system which calms both the mind and body. Learning how to let go makes this practice useful in everyday life and is the ultimate self care practice. Learn to connect with yourself on a deeper level with Yin.
This is a structured and disciplined practice that focuses on breath with movement. It is a highly active and dynamic form of yoga that develops physical strength, rejuvenates the body, making it stronger, toned, more flexible and controlled. When practiced correctly, Ashtanga demands a high degree of focus and concentration, generates an internal heat that cleanses and purifies, creating a strong mind, supple body, and brings clarity to the mind. In this practice you will learn how to use your breath with your movement as you flow through the sun salutations A and B to warm up the body as you stretch and strengthen the muscles. Once you start to rejuvenate the heat in your body, you will transition into the standing postures holding for 5 breaths. You will not only learn how to hold and breathe through the postures correctly for your body but bring awareness to what you are stretching and strengthening in each posture.
Inspired by Ana Forrest’s Forrest yoga. This class emphasizes breath, strength, integrity, and spirit. Forrest inspired is a modern style of Hatha yoga, meaning, each pose is paired with breath work. Commonly known for its emphasis on core work and its holding of poses, this class will ignite your mind, body, and spirit. Each class will vary with new and exciting sequences that will target different areas of the body. If you’re looking to explore your yoga practice, as well as strengthen yourself physically and emotionally, this class is for you.
Slow paced and gentle practice with seated postures. This class brings your attention and awareness inward to both mind and body. In Unwind, you will not only be holding dynamic stretches, which will gain you flexibility in your muscles, but you will also be holding static stretches. Static stretches will allow you to bring awareness to your body and breathe in stillness in a relaxed state. This class will target the deep connective tissues to strengthen your joints and gain mobility. Unwind will end in a meditation and savasana to bring your attention more inward to a physical, emotional, and mental state of mind. It’s a great class to “Unwind”.
This class is taught in a warm room. Based off Bikram yoga with foundational yoga poses to strengthen your yoga practice. Warm 60 is recommended to yogis of all levels. The heat of the room will allow your body to safely stretch, as well as detoxify your body and build up your immune system. This class will leave you sweaty, but with a burst of energy afterwards. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
9:45am Warm 60
5:00pm Forrest Inspired*
9:45am Forrest Inspired
$80 (1 month expiration)
$150 (2 month expiration)
I am a 200 hour Lifetime yoga teacher certified in asana, pranayama and meditation directed by Jonny Kest. I teach the Yin and Ashtanga vinyasa classes at Embolden Yoga and have for a year now.
I take pride in teaching and helping those in my class that deal with mental and physical sufferings. I am all to familiar with the toll that stress puts on our bodies. Learning how to identify your stresses and the awareness of what causes your body to stress both mentally and physically is what I hope you will learn in my classes as well as be able to take your practice home with you.
Yoga has helped me so much in so many areas and has been a true blessing to me. I have learned so much and try to continue to learn more where I can. I am thankful not only for the practice, but the opportunity that the Embolden family has given me to teach here. I hope to be the type of teacher that I needed, but more importantly the one that my students need. I hope that we as teachers teach you what you need to be safe in your practice, to strengthen your practice and your knowledge of why and how to practice.
I began my yoga journey in 2017 while taking classes at a local yoga studio in Conroe during high school. Since that time, yoga has had a tremendously positive impact on my life. Yoga has not only transformed my body - making me stronger, more flexible, testing my boundaries - it also has transformed my mind and my way of living. I aspire to share the many fruitful gifts that yoga has given me with my community, showing everyone that yoga is not about getting into the exact same pose as the person on the mat next to you. Rather, it’s about knowing your body, loving your body, and accepting where you are now.
This spring, I completed my 200-hour Brave Branches yoga teacher training and have been teaching studio classes since June of 2020. Teaching yoga has quickly become my passion. I plan to attend additional instructor training courses to expand my knowledge to use both while teaching in the studio as well as in my own personal yoga practice.
I teach hot classes as well as hatha and vinyasa type classes. My vinyasa and hatha classes are active and core based, further strengthening your yoga practice. I love to keep my classes playful and lively by putting my own twist on things. My classes revolve around breathwork: learning to let go of your everyday breathing habits by (or) through connecting to your breath and using your breath to nourish your body. My hope is that everyone will leave their mats feeling refreshed, strong, and grounded.