A message from the owner... What led me to teach Yoga is what I learned about how I was taking care of myself. I have had many situations in my life which have caused severe stress and I thought that the stress wasn't affecting me. It was Yoga that made me realize that it was affecting me more than I thought and the deterioration of the state of my health. When my daughter passed away from cancer, depression took over my life. I needed to find a method of dealing with depression and long standing issues of anxiety that was different from traditional medicine. Not only did I have stress pile up, now I had to deal with depression, anxiety, and insomnia. I had practiced years before but life took me away from my practice. If you could call it that at that time. Yes, I practiced Yoga at a studio...But it wasn't a weekly commitment. Sometimes I would skip weeks..Yeah ok, months! But, this time around after my Dr. suggested I get back into it, my yoga practice and I found that it was helpful in dealing with my depression and anxiety, and a lifelong issue of insomnia as well. I noticed immediately a sense of peace and tranquility. Years back when I did practice, it wasn't the same..I think I was trying too hard and competing with my self and others in the class. Trying to keep up! But I what I did do was push my self to opening old injuries. The biggest of a long standing back issue of disc issues and my Morton's' Neuroma in both feet. So If you think that you can't do yoga! Think again....I had a very bad back problem and still deal with my Morton's Neuroma every day....Effected my balance on many levels...But if I hadn't gotten back to yoga when I did...the outcome would be worse. I am so thankful for my practice of Yoga and it saved my lfe! So getting back to my story here, The very first I noticed, I was able to cope and handle stress so much better. I started to listen to my body and my needs, not what everybody was doing in the class. Even though I was following along with the teacher. I wasn't going off and doing my thing....That's I when I noticed that my strength, flexibility, and concentration were beginning to improve. I was regaining my flexibility that I had in my earlier years. As I continued practicing Yoga again on a consistent weekly bases, I realized I was healing on so many levels with no medications at all. My back issue completely healed. That is when I knew then, at my age I was reversing health issues without meds! I wanted to help others help heal themselves. I became aware of how helpful Yoga is in dealing with certain illnesses. It truly is about the mind, body connection. It changed my life! I hope after reading my story it will change your too! Here are a few examples of the types of classes and why they work. For golfers, core strength, flexibility and balance are required to play consistently. All three diminish over time. As golfers age they lose their flexibly, have back issues, and their balance isn't as dependable. Golfers, just like Yogis, work in 3 planes of motion. There are no programs in Lexington specifically designed to help golfers improve their flexibility, balance, and core strength. Let's talk about our backs!!! Many people experience back care from time to time, whether this pain is severe and chronic or mild and short lived, it often causes misery and curtails everyday activities. The Yoga for Back Care class helps alleviate the symptoms and improve your condition so you can get more enjoyment out of living. Then there is cancer on the rise, I am currently working on my certification with Yoga for Cancer at Kripalu's Center for Yoga & Health with Tari Prinster. This class is the other main reason for opening this Yoga studio. This class is coming from my heart. This class is for the patients, survivors and the caregivers of this disease. Come join me and see what is possible with your life; learn how to breathe, stretch, strengthen, relax, restore, and bring a more peace to your world. No, I am not a thin, young yogi, but a yogi with past injuries, pre-yoga injuries, but I am passionate about helping others dealing with pain, stiffness and other issues in the body and can relate with what going on in your body. Let me guide and assist you with the poses in a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. My goal is when you are on your mat, you feel as if you are on an island, with no one to compete with or push you to do more; being your unique self as it was intended to be, just you and the present moment. Find out how and why, come join me!! This Studio is dedicated to my daughter, Nicole L. Anderson who passed away in 2010 from cancer.

Lunch Time - Hot Align and Flow

Align and Flow - Mindful movement through intelligent sequence. Wakeful alignment coupled with long holds will challenge both body and mind.  A strong, sweaty, soulful class to help create true power and awareness in your asana practice. Students unwind and cool off at the end of class with a complimentary cold wash cloth and dry towel and a relaxing guided savanna. Ready to head back to work or school!   All Levels.

AM Warm  Align and Flow 

Aerial Yoga & Singing Bowl Meditation Class 

WHAT can I expect?

Meditation is the journey from activity to silence. In aerial meditation, you will securely drift just above the floor, creating a feeling of weightlessness and sending external distractions further away. By cocooning into the aerial silk hammock, you may experience therapeutic benefits such as relief from hip or back discomfort sometimes present when we meditate seated on the floor. The aerial silk hammock will safely embrace you in postures both seated and lying on your back during this meditation practice. This 45 min class will include a guided meditation for the chakras with aromatherapy followed by a period of total silence at the end of the class for relaxation where you can remain in a restorative posture (savasana) or perhaps take time for silent meditation, reflection and breathing exercises. 
This practice will relieve stress and create harmony and transformation in your entire being. Come have a peaceful, guided meditative experience in one of our beautiful silk aerial yoga hammocks.

If your not comfortable being in a hammock we have the option to be supported  in a restorative pose with props on the floor.
Registration are required to hold your spot/hammock or take your chances and lay on your mat doing the meditation. All Level

How do I prepare?
Just come willing to quiet your mind, focus on your breath and relax. We will take care of the rest.
I think this class would be GREAT for my kids/teens can they come?
Yes providing they can lie quietly in their own hammock throughout the session. Sessions most appropriate for children ages 10 and up. 
What should I bring/wear?
Feel free to bring socks - anything that will make you comfortable. Wear comfortable clothing - PJ's are welcome. :-) 

NOTE: Please refrain from wearing fragrances, body oils, lotions and/or creams to the meditation sessions as they can damage the hammock fabric. If you are wearing accesories that might snag the hammocks we will provide you with a personal jewelry bag to store them in while you're in the hammock.

Beginners  AM Hot Vinyasa Class

Yoga for Recovery

This is a class designed to support those who are in recovery.  All fellowship affiliations are welcome. The class is not limited to the recovery community,  but to all who  may need a little extra care for their spirits.

The only requirement for participation is a desire to heal yourself from whatever it is that you may be suffering from, or with. It is a place to gather as a community and share in the healing process from the “dis-ease” in our lives.  We will develop self-care and compassion for ourselves on our mats as we go from being burnout to balanced. 

Our dis-ease may take many on forms and has a tendency to affect all areas of our lives. Whether the manifestation occurs in our actions, or in our attitudes, we find ourselves separated from reality and isolated in our own minds. Recovering from drug addictions, alcoholism, sex/love addictions, body image obsessions, gambling, isolation/depression or anxieties, and even co-dependency issues all share a familiar affect to the Self; the disassociation of the body, mind and spirit from itself and from others.

Yoga is the practice of the reintegration of the body, mind and spirit back to itself.
There are many life experiences, stages of recovery, and needs of students in every class.  We will gather together in a supportive and loving environment that is compassionate to all the needs of the recovering spirit.  Beginners are welcome!

It's time to reconnect with your body! It's time to learn to love your body! We as a population come in all shapes and sizes, and so is yoga! Regardless of your body’s shape, size or flexibility, or age we’ll meet you where you are on the mat and focus on helping you on your journey to happiness and well-being. Each week, we will guide you through a practice with thoughtful instruction and support to help you reach your goals safely and most importantly; at your own pace. We’ll use physical movement along with props to help you develop strength, balance and flexibility but also help reconnect the mind and body; all while within a fun, friendly environment and comfortable atmosphere. Join us for a rejuvenating and restorative practice complete with modifications for all body types.

Classes include Non and Hot Classes

Evening Hot Align and Flow 

Yoga​​​​ Class Description for Lexington, KY

Gentle Yoga Basic

Gentle Hatha class include breath work, deep relaxation and meditation and are accessible to students of all levels including current and not limited to only recovering cancer patients, and at any stage of their personal healing journey. If your stiff all day and have a tight hamstrings, lower back pain, shoulder and neck pain, wrist and knee issues, then this class is perfect for you.  Does your job require you to sit at a desk or standing and yet you know that yoga would benefit you then try this class out at 4:30-5:30 pm on Wednesday's. All practices can be modified for the individual's need. Special attention will be given to the  practices which focus on cultivating compassion for self and others while addressing fatigue, immune fitness, insomnia, anxiety and depression and more. 
The class is also adaptable for as we incorporate gentle yoga poses, meditation and music, to create an integrated mind-body-spirit experience.  

This class is a Gentle Yoga class and open to any beginner  or someone that has been away from the practice and wants to start over again wanting to re-learn in a very open loving atmosphere. 
We always end the class with a restorative pose. The use of props and modifications are included. 

Restore & Renew Yoga with Aromatherapy 

Restore & Renew  is designed to help heal the effects of chronic stress due to our fast pace and busy lives. Classes will focus on a series of gentle floor stretches followed by restorative poses using bolsters, straps, and blankets. Special attention will be placed on alignment, and relaxation, through proper use of the breath. Restorative Yoga is used to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for balancing the body. By stimulating this system, you experience a lower heart rate and blood pressure. This also helps stimulate your immune and endocrine systems in healthy way. When you experience stress or feel overwhelmed, it is the parasympathetic nervous system that restores balance. The deep relaxation response elicited by restorative yoga also results in benefit to the internal organs. 
Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total “active relaxation”. The more your body is supported in the poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. Relaxation is a state where there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet. 

Restorative poses are sustained for longer periods of time (five to fifteen minutes); allowing the nervous system to be in a state of relaxation. It’s meditative but not meditation. It’s about opening your body, not stretching your body. Approximately 6 poses are practiced within the hour. Even those with an active yoga practice will benefit from the deep release of Restorative Yoga.​  The use of  Essential Oils are used in the class. 

The perfect class for those who are injured, stressed out, anxiety, depression, and recovering from illness as in a cold or flu, and even recovering from surgery, or those who need a very gentle practice looking to regain quality of life they used to have but lost. Stressed out? Can't relax or shut it off? Can't she'd excess weight around your middle? Stress can be the reason! Then this class is for you! We will guide you through a series of static poses completely supported by props designed to help you unwind, distress, and relax. After class, you’ll feel better than when you arrived.  This class is like a bubble bath with wine, candles, and soft music but on a yoga mat! Reducing stress from your life has a multitude of benefits from better sleep, lower blood pressure, and weight loss! Everyone will benefit from this class. Think of it as a sort of yoga spa experience. Or a mini vacation without having pack a thing. 

All Levels.

Yin Deep Stretch Yoga with Aromatherapy 

​A magical candle-lit slow-paced class in which poses are held long enough to face the emotions that appear. Class will end with a simple guided meditation in savanna. ​Yin Yoga, is a gentle, quiet, and meditative practice that teaches us to relax and accept ourselves just as we are. All poses are done on the floor so that the muscles can relax and allow the deep connective tissues surrounding the hips, thighs, and lower back to be gently stretched. 

Through mindful stretching, Yin Yoga maintains the health of the connective tissue and encourages free flow of qi (energy) in the body. Poses are held for longer periods of time (generally five minutes) and awareness is brought to sensations in the body.

Beginners to Advanced Yogi's are welcome! The Yin practice is a wonderful compliment to Hatha and Vinyasa, golfers, body builders, running, cycling, tennis, swimmers, equestrians, football or basketball, or other Yang activities. Especially those with an active yoga practice will benefit from the deep release of Yin Yoga .​ Essential oils are used in the class. All level.

Beginners Hatha Yoga

​​This beginner’s Yoga class  guide is designed for complete beginners or those that have not practiced for some time. Even wanting to relearn some of the poses. 

  1. Gain confidence and knowledge on how to perform selected beginner poses. 
  2. Understand the importance of your breath, and how it relates to the body and mind. Positions of hand and feet placements and the use of many props.
  3. You will learn to sit, stand, breath, in all basic alignment safe yoga practices. 
  4. The teacher will progressively take the class from a very basic yoga posture along with teaching the breath flow of movement. 
  5. Each week we build from the previous week what we learned and practiced.
  6. This is a very informal laid back class met to have fun and learn in a very relaxed environment. 

Also included in this class: The use of props, as in blocks, straps, bolsters and more.

This class breaks down the fundamentals of the yoga postures and the basics of breath work. We provide clear instruction and individual assistance so that you may build a solid foundation for a strong practice. You’ll learn in safe and nurturing way, how to do the poses and create strength and flexibly in a safe manner. This is a perfect class for beginners, and individuals healing from an injury or for those seeking a more calming practice. This even might be your class and you don't need or want to go to the next level. Or, keep learning and applying that to the other classes we offer at the studio.  These classes are meant to be small to give attention to safety, and learn in a non intimating environment. 

Beginners Level.

Form, Subtle Flow and Restore

Curvy Yoga 

Yoga is for Every Body! ... This is also great class and to prepare for those who wish to move on to the Hatha Yoga Flow or Vinyasa Flow classes.  Hatha Yoga Flow– Links the postures practiced in a regular Hatha class into a sequence of movements that “flow” with the breath.

Align and Flow - Mindful movement through intelligent sequencing.  Wakeful alignment coupled with long holds will challenge both body and mind.  A strong, sweaty, soulful class to help create true power and awareness in your asana practice.

Form, Subtle Flow and Restore ~ In this class we will begin with breath work, meditation practices and self care.  First, we will explore various poses and incorporate them into a gentle flow. This flow begins moving energy around and as we discover holding patterns of tension in our bodies, we invite that tension to release. Once we have released these tensions, we will then settle into supported restorative postures that will nurture the healing of our bodies and nervous systems. I might add that this class would be ideal for the working professional needing to de-stress and restore. Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30. All levels 

Gentle Elemental Flow

“You are neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor air, nor space. You are the witness of those five elements as Consciousness. Understanding this is liberation.”
Ashtavakra Gita 

Elemental Yoga is a natural therapy designed to realign you with the rhythms of your unique inner landscape. Through embodiment of the five elements - earth, water, fire, air, and space - we become more in tune with our world. By bringing greater attention to the role the elements play and the lessons they teach, we find greater balance in our daily living. Elemental Yoga does not rely on conforming oneself to an external authority, not even that of the yoga teacher. It is suitable for all abilities as it is deeply rooted in the acceptance of our imperfectability.
While practicing in the earth element, we gain awareness through paying attention to the foundation of our bodies. You can expect to find yourself in any number of standing poses here. We will work to stabilize the the feet and legs to bring a better connection to the ground on which we stand. 
The water element teaches us to go with the flow, to be adaptable. Poses become connected in a style similar to vinyasa when moving in the water element. Here we can learn to be more expressive and expansive with the way we transition between postures.
In the fire element, we stoke the endless energy of life and ignite the internal flame. We build heat and twists are often incorporated to wring out the toxins that come to the surface as we sweat. 
Understanding the element of air brings lightness and an effortless quality to our practice because here we can use our breath to carry us wherever we wish to go. Students are encouraged to maintain ujjayi breathing the entire class. 
Space is the place where all of the elements dance. Here is the chanting and music, as well as the evolutionary practice of yoga.

Align and Flow - Mindful movement through intelligent sequencing.  Wakeful alignment coupled with long holds will challenge both body and mind.  A strong, sweaty, soulful class to help create true power and awareness in your asana practice.

Hot Flow Vinyasa Mixed Level 

​​Move and flow with your breath in this slow vinyasa class. First half of the class is spent picking up the heart rate moving through a standing series. Then we'll bring it down for some deep stretch to relax and settle in. Level 1 and 2.

Power Vinyasa  Slow Flow 

If your beginning to feel or your realizing your stressed out all the time..Your job has you stressed out. This class might be what your body needs. This yoga class is for stress relief.  Yoga practice is great for a tired body and a busy mind. Try this sequence to calm the nervous system and do a little energetic hygiene as you relieve anxiety and stress from the body.

Connect to your breath and take some time for yourself. Let go of that which is no longer serving you! Open your mind, your heart and stretch & soothe your body. Enjoy!

Wash away daily stress. Soothe tense, aching muscles.  Workout of flowing yoga poses and stretches that will help revitalize your mind and body — refreshing your spirit.  The use of props and modifications are included.