Yoga Loft | Yoga Classes Boulder
Here at Yoga Loft, we offer a variety of yoga styles that are further defined and characterized by the instructor who teaches them. However, they all have a few things in common that make it a Yoga Loft practice. Our instructors have a kind, caring approach–never demanding, sometimes challenging, but always providing modifications that allow you to transform your body and mind at a pace that is appropriate for you.
Yoga Loft classes give students time to experience and deepen into the healing effects of the pose. No matter how good something is, if it is done repeatedly or in excess, it will likely have undesirable effects. The body does well with variety. We encourage you to experiment and vary your practice with different instructors and classes.
Yoga classes are grouped below according to style. The upper part of the list is more flowing and dynamic, while the lower portion of the list features classes that take place predominantly on the floor and are less “flowing.” If you are new to yoga, we encourage you to start with these classes, like Yin and Kaiut Yoga. We recommend Vinyasa 1 as a starting point for the more flowing classes. Please let us know if you would like help finding a class that is right for you. We would love to customize a practice that meets your goals and expectations.
Vinyasa 1 – These classes are designed for the student who appreciates a flowing sequence of poses at a slower more contemplative pace. Class often begins and ends with more floor work which helps the body prepare for a flowing practice. While each teacher brings their own flavor to the classroom, Vinyasa 1 is tailored toward the beginning student interested in developing a flowing yoga practice. See when Vinyasa 1 is offered
All Levels Vinyasa – Open to practitioners of all levels and abilities, these classes are the perfect opportunity to meet your practice exactly where it is…and grow! The instructors tailor each class to fit the students in the room, while providing plenty of opportunity for students to find their “edge.” This yoga class combines classical yoga teachings, healthy alignment and breathing techniques that calm the mind and open the heart while providing a physical practice that strengthens the body and promotes overall flexibility. See when All Levels Vinyasa is offered
Happy Hour Yoga – Kick off your weekend with a playful All Levels Vinyasa class set to a different genre of music every week. This rockin’ class will send you into the weekend with a renewed sense of energy and an uplifted spirit. See when Happy Hour Yoga is offered
Forrest Yoga – Forrest Yoga was developed by Ana Forrest. Although it is renowned as an intensely physical and internally focused practice, Forrest Yoga does not require strength or flexibility; it only requires a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. Ana Forrest incorporated traditional yogic teachings with her experience in Native American Medicine to create a modern yoga practice for body, mind & Spirit. The class uses deep, vigorous breathing throughout. Warm-up includes amazing core exercises and, generally, the poses are held longer than in other classes. Basic moves, like relaxing the neck, are included and help to carry the transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. See when Forrest Yoga is offered
Yoga With Weights – Yoga With Weights integrates Vinyasa style yoga with modern strength training techniques. It’s a high energy workout designed to tone your body and increase metabolism. Sandwiched between a traditional yoga warm-up and cool-down is a series of strengthening exercises that use light hand-weights to tone, strengthen and balance the body. Give it a go! You may find it another fun and effective way to stay fit through the mindful practice of yoga. See when Yoga with Weights is offered
Kundalini Yoga – The practice of Kundalini Yoga, handed down by Yogi Bhajan, works to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, and teaches you to harness the energy of the mind and the emotions. While Kundalini incorporates the use asana, mudra, pranayama, mantra (sound current) and meditation, each class has a particular focus which means techniques can vary over time. Suited for all levels, some classes are physically demanding, while others require more mental stamina. The ultimate purpose of Kundalini Yoga however, is to foster deep meditation and to elevate one’s consciousness and awareness. Come move your body, play and laugh! Connect with your breath, clear your mind and elevate your spirit! All are welcome—regardless of age, fitness level and experience. See when Kundalini Yoga is offered
Kaiut Yoga – Kaiut Yoga consists of subtle movements that work to ease the body’s aging process. It is an approach to yoga that specializes in treating injuries, chronic pain, stiffness and even hyper flexibility. From the moment we are born, our bodies begin to age, and we each age differently depending on our karma, life experiences, environment, and genetics. Kaiut Yoga acknowledges this and brings areas of rigidity to light so we can focus our attention on them to slow down the aging process and create more freedom in the body and mind. The goal is simple: to remain healthy and as pain-free as long as possible. This is the central approach to Kaiut Yoga. Best when practiced at least two times per week, it is a system and methodology that pays close attention to each individual body. It works for students of all ages, abilities and degrees of mobility. Kaiut Yoga is truly a yoga for every body. See when Kaiut Yoga is offered
Yin Yoga – Yin Yoga uses the more passive nature of yoga. Each posture is enjoyed for a longer time (typically 3 to 5 minutes) in a nourishing and supportive manner. With breath as guide, Yin Yoga takes the practitioner deeper in to the body’s connective tissue where it can be unwound and released. This practice is appropriate for all levels and is designed to help you slow down and soften. See when Yin Yoga is offered
Yoga Nidra – This mediation practice is a well-researched methodology developed by the Bihar School of Yoga in India. Known to induce deep brain relaxation state, yoga nidra also reduces stress, promotes cognitive capacities and enhances our spiritual journey of self-awareness. It is a guided relaxation practice in shavasana pose (lying down), incorporating body relaxation, visualizations, breath awareness, emotional release, mental harmonizing, and chakra sensitization. The practice begins and ends with the power of a strong intention of manifestation (sankalpa). Join us and enhance your energy, health and self-healing capacity with Yoga Nidra. Class Format: Starts with opening chants, asana movements and a brief teaching/dialogue. Guided meditation in shavasana, ends with silence and closing blessing chants. See when Yoga Nidra is offered
Restorative Yoga – Restorative yoga uses long, nurturing postures along with supportive props to relax and restore the body. This class is appropriate for all levels and body types—perfect for anyone wanting to slow down and soften.
Community Yoga Class – This is a spirited and spontaneous yoga class inspired by recent graduates of Yoga Loft’s Teacher Training Program. These non-heated yoga classes are structured with all levels in mind. This class is free to the public. Come share in the fun and support these new teachers as they practice sharing their passion for yoga. See when Community Yoga Class is offered