Yoga Basics

This class is great for brand new beginners as well as continuing students to get acquainted with yoga. Students practice proper alignment in a relaxed, non-competitive setting. This class will help you learn yogic fundamentals and develop a solid yoga foundation.

  • Benefits
    • Learn proper alignment in a non-competitive setting
    • Improve strength, balance and flexibility
    • Learn to breathe deeply and relax through discomfort
    • Reduce stress
  • Schedule
 

Mommy & Baby

No previous yoga experience is required. Suitable for newborns to crawlers, ages 0-9 months.

This class provides an opportunity for you to regain strength and flexibility, to bond with your baby, and connect with other moms. Postures will pay special attention on strengthening the back, abdomen and pelvic floor, as well as relieving tension in areas such as neck, shoulders, and back.

This class will help you understand your baby's physical development, needs and abilities through yoga. Babies enjoy this one-on-one interaction with their mom's and other babies. Moms have the opportunity to bond and gain supportive friendships with other new moms.

No previous yoga experience is required. Suitable for newborns to crawlers

See also: Prenatal Partner Yoga Workshops with Ashley Walburn »

  • Ashley Walburn
    • "As a mother of four sons, yoga has helped guide me to a more peaceful, loving way of birthing and parenting my children. Teaching mothers yoga gives me an opportunity to share that part of me with them."
    • Ashley's Bio
    • http://www.mamayoga.net
  • Benefits
    • Help your baby sleep better
    • Improve your baby's digestion
    • Bond with your baby in a relaxed environment
    • Bond with other mothers
  • Schedule
    • Friday10:30am-11:30amAshley
    • Last Sunday each month1:00pm-2:15pmAshley
 

Pre/Post Natal

Your journey through pregnancy is the perfect time to experience the benefits of yoga. This class will teach you positions for both birthing your baby as well as common discomforts of pregnancy and post-natal healing. Postures are modified for each stage of your pregnancy.

Classes are on-going; you may join at any time. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

See also: Prenatal Partner Yoga Workshops with Ashley Walburn »

  • Ashley Walburn

      "As a mother of four sons, yoga has helped guide me to a more peaceful, loving way of birthing and parenting my children. Teaching mothers yoga gives me an opportunity to share that part of me with them."

    • Ashley's Bio
    • http://www.mamayoga.net
  • Benefits
    • Keeps you limber while toning your muscles
    • Improves your balance and circulation
    • Helps you learn to breathe deeply and relax through discomfort
    • Reduces stress by slowing heart and breathing rates and lowering blood pressure
    • A great way to meet other pregnant women
  • Schedule

    Starts 3/28

 

Kid's Yoga

Please note that our Kid's Yoga class will be canceled 12/8 due to Teacher Training conflict.

In a non-competitive environment kids learn techniques to develop focus, confidence, strength, and flexibility while having fun.

Kids will learn traditional yoga poses such as tree, frog, downward dog, and lion through movement, stories, games, laughter and silence. Using interactive games and animated postures, kids will learn about animals, nature and basic anatomy through yoga. The practice of yoga helps improve concentration and body awareness, physical and emotional balance, coordination, flexibility, strength and overall health. Yoga also helps to improve confidence and self-esteem, relieve stress and encourage cooperation in children.

Read here for more on the benefits of yoga for kids.

Classes are on-going; you may join at any time. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Our kid's yoga teachers are certified through Yoga Kids/YogaFit for Kids.

Please note that in the rare case of there being only one student in attendance the class will be canceled.

 

Relax & Restore

Indulge in the ultimate yoga experience! Our Relax and Restore classes feature soft music and gentle supportive postures to soothe your soul as you relax and breathe deeply. The serene setting allows you to slip into a deep state of peace and relaxation. Open to all levels.

  • Benefits
    • Relief from back pain
    • Relief from physical and mental exhaustion
    • Relief from chronic stress-related conditions (insomnia, headaches, digestive problems, acne)
    • Better resistance to injury
    • Improved range of motion
    • Release of lactic acid and other toxins from areas of accumulation
    • Improved circulation, metabolism, and immunity
    • Lower cholesterol levels
    • Greater sense of calm
    • Lessening dependence on medication
  • Schedule
    • Sundays11:30am-12:45pmEmily
    • Mondays7:00pm-8:15pmSusan
    • Tuesdays9:30am-11:00amMonica
    • Wednesdays7:00pm-8:15pmSusan
 

Traditional Yoga

For scheduling information on the Traditional Yoga classes, please contact Victor Roberts directly at oceavic@yahoo.com or join the open Traditional Yoga Facebook Group. Although this class typically meets on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, it runs 3 weeks on, 1 week off.

Today the breadth of techniques taught in the ancient scriptures are not found in any single school of contemporary yoga. The traditional schools, in which these techniques are preserved, are unfamiliar to many modern and western yoga practitioners. Today’s hatha yoga generally consist of practices originating from traditions less than a hundred years old. Traditional methodologies are often changed and adapted, slowing progress.

The aim of Traditional Yoga is to restore an understanding of the relationship of the different limbs of yoga and to present this knowledge in its original, whole and undiluted practical form for the benefit of all practitioners and teachers. Both hatha yoga (the science of body) as given by the Nath gurus and raja yoga ( the science of mind) as given by Patanjali.

Time permitting, each session will end with a seated meditation. Class duration is 2 hours long with meditation at the end, however students are free to leave when they need to if they are unable to stay for the full duration. In order to fully understand the practice and to honor the other participants it is strongly recommended that students are a bit early - preferably on your mat 5 minutes prior to the start time.

This class will incorporate the Namaskaras (Sun Salutations) as well as basic to advanced poses, and is suitable to a range of levels. Novice students are encouraged to join and do what they can do and the teacher will provide modifications for beginners.

The intention of the class is to create an external to internal, or gross to subtle body to mind awareness. Creating a path to a more focused meditative state. Starting the day this way will create happiness and bliss inside you and help you carry that through your day.

  • Benefits
    • Incorporate the various limbs of yoga into your practice
    • Restore balance to your being both on and off the mat
    • Advance your asana practice by incorporating theory and pranayama techniques
  • Schedule
    • Thursday12:00pm-1:30pmVictor
 

Mixed Level Flow

This class blends the alignment principles from Yoga Basics with the flowing aspects of a vinyasa class, building strength as well as a sense of well-being and inner stillness. This practice is joyful, therapeutic, and inspiring. This class is open for beginners and continuing students. Variations are offered to support the new student while challenges are encouraged for the more skilled as all postures are refined.

  • Benefits
    • Learn to flow from one pose to another with breath-linking movement
    • Modify poses to your ability
    • Develop your own inner yoga voice
    • Build strength, flexibility, and balance
    • Improve circulation, metabolism, and immunity
    • Prevent injury by improving range of motion
    • Balances metabolism to aid weight loss
    • Reduce stress
  • Schedule
 

Advanced Vinyasa

Please note that the Saturday Advanced Vinyasa class will start at 8:00am (instead of 9:00am) on Saturday, 12/5 due to Teacher Training conflict.

Previous yoga experience is recommended. Build heat, stamina, and flexibility through challenging yoga flows. The pace is vigorous, so be prepared to sweat!

  • Benefits
    • Builds muscular strength, flexibility and balance
    • Learn advanced yoga philosophy
    • Balances the metabolism and aids weight loss
    • Improves cardiovascular health
    • Increases endurance
    • Increases overall fitness level and health
    • Cleanses and detoxifies the body
    • Develops coordination
  • Schedule
 

Yin/Yang Yoga

A deep stretching Yin yoga practice for the first half of the class, with traditional, flowing Yang yoga to balance your practice. This class will invite you to begin your day slowly, with deep introspection, transitioning into a mindful and meditative flow to ground and prepare you for the day.

This class will start at 8:30am (instead of 9:30am) on 12/6 due to conflict with Teacher Training

  • Benefits
    • Relief from joint pain
    • Increases range of motion
    • Creates balance and peace of mind
    • Balances the metabolism and aids weight loss
    • Improves cardiovascular health
    • Increases endurance
    • Increases overall fitness level and health
    • Cleanses and detoxifies the body
    • Enhances one's ability to perform in other types vinyasa yoga and other forms of exercise
  • Schedule
 

Power Hour

In just one hour, stretch your muscles, build strength, and get upside down. This class uses moderate heat to help you detox in this invigorating practice that will nourish your body, mind and spirit. Leave feeling rejuvenated, awakened and refreshed to take on the rest of your day!

  • Benefits
    • Builds muscular strength, flexibility and balance
    • Balances the metabolism and aids weight loss
    • Improves cardiovascular health
    • Increases endurance
    • Increases overall fitness level and health
    • Cleanses and detoxifies the body
    • Develops coordination
  • Schedule
    • Mondays12:00-1:00pmBrad
    • Wednesdays12:00-1:00pmBrad
 

Deep Stretch

A series of stretches held for several minutes each to encourage flexibility through the progressive release of connective tissue (fascia). Stress and injury restrict blood flow causing both physical and emotional stiffness and pain. This class will focus on the large muscle groups that commonly hold stress such as the hips, lower back and shoulders. This is a great class for both beginners and advanced yogis and is a recommended compliment to an active practice.

  • Benefits
    • Relief from joint pain
    • Creates balance and peace of mind
    • Increases range of motion
    • Enhances one's ability to perform in other types vinyasa yoga and other forms of exercise
    • Often used as a rehabilitation treatment for various conditions including alcoholism, drug treatment and eating disorders
  • Schedule
    • Thursday9:30am-11:00amJessica
    • Thursday6:15pm-7:30pmNancy
    • Saturday7:00am-8:30amKory
 

Ashtanga

Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient system of yoga popularized by the late K. Pattabhi Jois. This is a dynamic set sequence of postures practiced in a flowing sequence integrating breath and fluid movement. Ashtanga employs a multitude of techniques, such as postures, breathing, concentration and meditation exercises as well as advancing principles such as the use of bandhas (internal locks), drishtis (focused gaze), and mantras. Empower yourself both internally and externally through this exhilarating practice. This class is not recommended for beginners.

  • Benefits
    • Builds muscular strength, flexibility and balance
    • Learn advanced yoga philosophyAdvanced Vinyasa
    • Balances the metabolism and aids weight loss
    • Improves cardiovascular health
    • Increases endurance
    • Increases overall fitness level and health
    • Cleanses and detoxifies the body
    • Develops coordination
  • Schedule
    • Sunday9:00-10:30amEmily
 

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra means yoga sleep. You'll find yourself completely nurtured as you recline on your yoga mat with blankets and bolsters while you are guided into the deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra. Once the body is completely at ease, breathing and visualizations take your mind and heart to a place of pure stillness.

This practice is for anyone who is able to comfortably lie on the floor in supported Savasana. Contact Sami Aaron at samiaaron@beingontosomething.org with special needs, questions or concerns.

  • Class Notes
    • This will be a reclined practice, so dress comfortably
    • No experience required
    • No need to pre-register; regular Darling Yoga class rates apply
    • Please contact us if you have questions or special needs
  • Benefits
    • Sleeping issues
    • Pre & post-surgery
    • Chronic pain
    • Chemotherapy or other ongoing medical treatments
    • Deep grief
    • Stress reduction
    • Post-traumatic stress symptoms
    • ... And so much more
  • Schedule
    • Sundays4:30-5:45pmSami
 

Yoga in Chairs for MS

This class is specifically designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Come join us for “Sit Down and Feel Better" - a chair yoga program for people living with MS Designed by Liz Franklin©
Thanks to MS Heartland Borderwalk in partnership with Darling Yoga we are able to provide this class to MS patients for FREE. Please wear loose clothing, shoes that can be removed, water and towel and prepare to be dazzled with just how much you can work your core, glutes, arms and legs from a chair. If you participate in 6 classes you’ll receive a ONE OF A KIND—“Sit Down and Feel Better T-shirt.” For more information and questions please contact: www.msborderwalk.org

 

Satsang

Please note the October Satsang will be held one week early on Friday, October 25th.

We offer a donation-based Satsang the last Friday each month, unless otherwise noted on our website due to a holiday or other conflict. Satsang belongs to the branch of Yoga known as Bhakti or Devotional Yoga and is literally translated as "Being in the company of Truth". This event will include a mix of Yogic breathing, chanting, and meditation. You will leave feeling uplifted and light hearted.

Unless otherwise noted, our Satsang also includes complimentary Kid's Yoga for ages 4+ in studio B. Kids and babies under the age of 4 are also welcome, but must be supervised by an adult.

No charge; Donations accepted

As always... bring the family - we will offer Kid's Yoga in Studio B!

Satsang is about remembrance
It's as if you forgot you were this openness and thought that you were something. Humans have spun endless mythologies of how we forgot, but it doesn't really matter how. The heart of satsang is not to change and alter yourself, but to remember what you are. Truth is about just remembering, recognizing, or realizing your true nature. Do you know the experience of forgetting something even though it was right there in your mind a moment ago? The mind may struggle to remember, but this just makes it more difficult. What finally helps? You relax a little bit. You forget that you're trying to remember, and you relax. "Oh yes, that's it!" The answer comes out of nowhere. Self-realization is just like that -- just now. It happens in the willingness to relax and not know.
~ Adyashanti, from: Emptiness Dancing

  • Benefits
    • Delve deeper into yoga philosophy
    • Develop friendships and connections with others in your yoga community
    • Develop a greater sense of peace
    • Quiet the mind on the path to divine consciousness
  • Schedule
    • Last Friday of each month7:00-8:30pmEmily
 

Doula Support

Our Doula Support Includes the support and wisdom of two experienced doulas who both specialize in prenatal yoga, Ashley Walburn and Jessica Sexton. You will have a primary and a secondary doula and have many opportunities to meet and interact with both of us. This includes access to our bi-monthly support group where you will learn and connect with doulas and other expecting families as well as unlimited email, text and phone contact with both doulas.

Because we are a partnership, you are guaranteed to have a well-rested and enthusiastic doula at your birth. When we need fresh energy and ideas we can call in each other for extra support. We are both equally here to support you. We are able to provide our clients with exceptional care with many extras. The community of clients as well as the doulas will provide you with comprehensive care and support in this precious year.