Classes

OUR CLASSES INCLUDE:

Hatha Yoga – beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes
Meditation – Informal, Mindfulness, and Study Group
DoveCapoeira – Brazilian Martial Arts
Sun 9:00-10:30    Int. Yoga Energy Flow & Balance Monica 11:00-12:30 Meditation Sunday Sangha
Mon 5:30-7:00
Beg Yoga Diane
6:30          2nd Mon.
Study Group Jaime
Tue 5:30-7:00 Beg YogAlign Liz 7:30-9:00 Capoeira David
Wed 7:30-9:00
Beg
Gentle
Fitness
Yoga Jule
6:30-8:00 Beg/Int Traditional Yoga Jeanne
Thu 12:00-1:30 Beg YogAlign Liz     7:30-9:00 Capoeira David
Fri 6:00-7:30 Int Spanish Energy Flow & Balance Yoga Monica
Sat 9:30-11:00 Int Yin Focus Yoga Mimi 11:00-11:30 Unguided Meditation Mimi 1:00-3:00 Capoeira David 3:30-5:00 Beg/Int Restorative Gentle Yoga Sally and Ella alternate Sats.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

DIANE

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Diane

Eclectic Solar Hatha Yoga

The beginning/intermediate Hatha class on Monday evenings is an eclectic collection of Traditional Solar Hatha Yoga, and other styles gathered from a hatha yoga teaching practice of more than 40 years.

ELLA

Restorative-like Hatha Yoga

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Ella

As a post-menopausal mom, Ella has toned down her Saturday afternoon class somewhat, focusing on a vigorous warm-up followed by restorative-like poses.  Her aim is to create an atmosphere of divine unconditional love for all of her fellow practitioners to bask in, and she attempts to melt stress and self-criticism away with a deep peaceful feeling that “all is forgiven, and all will be well.” Peace, Pax, Namaste.  Ella teaches this class  on the 2nd, 4th, and occasional 5th Saturdays of the month.

Family Hatha Yoga

Come join us Sunday afternoons for Family Yoga!  All ages of children and parents are welcome.  We will start off class with some dynamic warm-up activities, and quiet our bodies and minds by the end of class.  All levels of experience are welcome for this fun and experiential class!  Ella will be teaching, with the assistance of her 12-year old son, Luke.  This class is on hiatus.

JAIME

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Jaime

Ashtanga Hatha Yoga and Yogic Study and Meditation

The Wednesday morning Ashtanga yoga is known as a difficult practice, but beginners can practice it. One of the most important things about Ashtanga yoga is balance. Without balance, you’ll have difficulty with the more advanced moves of Ashtanga yoga. Balance in yoga as a state of mind. Once your mind is balanced, the balancing required for yoga positions comes naturally as a physical manifestation of a balanced mind.  This class is on temporary hiatus.

Study and Meditation class meets upstairs on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Enter through the middle front door (6004 Pershing Ave.) 

JEANNE

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Jeanne

Traditional Hatha Yoga

The beginning/intermediate Wednesday evening class is a traditional Hatha Yoga approach with an emphasis on slowly assuming and then holding a posture while breathing deeply in stillness.

JULIE

Julie

Gentle Fitness Hatha Yoga

Julie’s early Wednesday morning yoga class is a beginning hatha class. Most classes include some Pilates, along with restorative poses and a brief meditation. She uses humor and acceptance coupled with gentle expectations in working with varying ages and ability levels. Julie emphasizes personal strengths to guide students toward stillness, awareness and finding the strength within.

KAREN

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Karen

Original Classic Hatha Yoga and Prenatal Hatha Yoga

The intermediate level Friday afternoon class is an Original Classic Hatha Yoga class from the 1970s as was taught in the Yoga Center of St. Louis on Big Bend, the first Yoga Center of St. Louis on South Grand, the Ferguson Yoga Center, and the Aquarian Community Center. All of these centers consolidated into the Solar Yoga Center. Class begins with psychophysical warm-up exercises, and then moves to asanas that include inversions.  This class is on temporary hiatus.

The Prenatal Hatha Yoga class is arranged on an individual basis. Please contact Karen at 314.822.9108 to register and schedule a class time.

LIZ

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Liz

YogAlign Hatha Yoga

This beginning YogAlign Hatha class is offered Tuesday evenings and Thursdays at noon. Toning from our inner core outwards, we are attentive to the natural curves of the spine, and to balanced alignment. Using self-massage and proprioceptive exercises, we help our bodies remember the pain-free posture we had as children.

Fascia – the connective tissue that stabilizes muscles and organs – receives much attention. We realign our unbalanced adult postural habits and ‘green’ our bodies to function more effectively in daily life.

MIMI

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Mimi

Yin-focused Hatha Yoga and Informal Meditation

In her Saturday morning class, Mimi teaches a gentle Hatha Yoga class with a focus on Yin Yoga. The poses are held for longer periods of time (3-5 minutes), and connective tissues – joint ligaments and tendons – relax and stretch. This slower pace of Yin complements the more active yoga practices taught at the Solar studio. An informal meditation practice immediately follows this class for those who wish to participate.

MONICA

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Monica

Iyengar Hatha Yoga and Spanish Language Iyengar Hatha Yoga

Iyengar strongly influences Monica’s teaching style during her Sunday morning and Friday afternoon intermediate classes. The Sunday class is taught in English and the Friday class is taught in Spanish. She focuses on breathing while holding asanas, and emphasizes toning and building strength in the muscles of the torso.

SALLY

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Sally

Restorative/Gentle Hatha Yoga

Sally’s emphasis in class is one of a gentle, oftentimes, restorative nature. Class typically begins with warm-ups, which are followed up with a practice of hatha yoga at a slower, more restorative pace.  Sally teaches this class on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.