Spinning DESCRIPTIONS (all spin classes at the okemos studio)
Spinning (group cycling) is a great cardio workout to work on speed or build endurance. At Yoga State, we combine a variety of music styles, tempos, resistance settings, and choreography to give you a full body workout and to challenge your muscles in a variety of ways. No prior indoor cycling experience needed!
The instructor will assist new students in proper bike set-up, class structure, and appropriate Modifications for the class. Bring your water and sweat towel and come prepared to sweat! Bike pedals work with regular gym shoes or SPD shoes. Sign up in advance to guarantee a spot, we have 17 bikes, spots are limited.
Our cancelation policy is before 9 pm for morning classes, or 9 am for evening classes. You may be charged a late cancel fee if you cancel outside of these listed times.
30/30 or 45/30 Spinning/group cycling & yoga/stretch
Get sweaty in a rowdy 30 or 45 minute spin class followed by a 30 min slow flow yoga stretching class aimed at taking care of those muscles that are fired up on the bike. Class consists of foundational poses and generous stretching. Bring your own yoga mat to transition off the bikes to the yoga room floor. (or we rent mats for $2).
YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS (both ys studios have yoga)
Warming Up to Yoga
This Vinyasa styled class is tailored towards individuals starting their yoga journey. The room is cooler than a normal Hot Vinyasa class, however, it is still warm to relax and loosen the muscles. The class will move through a series of warm-up flows and each session will incorporate a challenge pose to keep students growing and learning. Poses are described in great detail while the teacher moves throughout the room giving verbal and hands-on adjustments to guide students into more proper alignment. The class will move at a slower pace, inviting students to explore and unearth the impact of movement with purposeful breath. Although Warming Up to Yoga is fashioned for beginners, more advanced yogis can benefit from a calm and tranquil environment to yoke fundamental breathing and alignment together within their practice.
This class is designed for those looking for a non-heated, simplified Vinyasa practice. There will be three main yoga flows, all with easy-to-follow transitions through the poses. Just because the flows will be more basic in nature, it does not mean this class will be easy! Simple challenge is the name of the game in this class. This class provides a safe and non-judgmental environment for all students to explore and learn the vast benefits of yoga.
Hot Vinyasa is a challenging heated flow of postures connected with breath. The teacher will start you slow, opening muscles and guiding you with directive cues as well at introducing pose names, teaching alignment and allowing you to hold poses to build a solid foundation. As the teacher builds and repeats the flow the pace will increase. You will be learn the flow by breathing and connecting it to the transition between poses. After the teacher leads the room together several times then you will continue to flow using your breath as your guide. You will build integrity, awareness, listening skills, strength, flexibility, and balance. You will learn to feel less stressed, less anxious, more grateful and satisfied.This style of yoga is exceptionally good for your metabolism and organs. This class is taught using inspiring, fun, upbeat music. Each teacher has their own expression and all levels are welcome.
Mindful & moderate Yoga
A class that is accessible to all levels focusing on breath and alignment first. Giving focus to micro movements and what the body might be feeling, while providing an atmosphere that is challenging to beginners and moderate to the most seasoned yogis. Composed of fast and slow flows, allowing an awareness of the body, but also of the mind. Giving all students a deeper understanding of themselves, inside and out. The room will be lightly heated.
Soft & slow
A class that is accessible to all levels designed to help you completely unwind. Easing into the practice with deep breathing and static floor postures. Moving on to one main flow by doing longer holds in postures, slow and controlled transitions allowing more time to really tune into breath and tap into self-discipline. Ending with some more static postures, empowering you not only to soften muscles in your body but some of the thoughts in your head as well. Class is ended with a 10-15 minute span of Yoga Nidra; A Guided meditation to help detach from the outer world and experience the inner calm that resides with in us all
This is an all levels hot vinyasa yoga class with a set intention of letting go. Letting go of your stress from the work day, releasing your worries from day-to-day life, and giving your mind a break from all of the anxiety and over-thinking. Come prepared to move quickly, find creativity and expression through flowing to loud music. There will be a warm up flow to awaken the body and set the tone for the class followed by one or two vinyasa flows to create space for vulnerability, gratitude and self-love. The movement will be followed by some grounded poses to really utilize the space you’ve created to get just what you need out of your practice before finding complete relaxation in savasana. This class will bring balance to your day and leave you feeling lighter, loved and strong- a perfect way to gear up for the weekend!
intuitive flow yoga
Intuitive flow is about embodying your experiences and insights. The class begins with a meditation of stillness. Next students are guided through their practice, step by step. They will be shown colorful and dance-like transitions and learn how to build or modify postures. At the end of class they will have 5-10 minutes to build their own flow based on what they've been taught or intuitively feel (I will give them lots of ideas to work with including exercises to target and workout muscles). There is no memorization, or set flow. At the end we will reunite to do finishing postures and end with savasana. They should leave feeling more confident in themselves and their creative abilities.
Core Power Yoga
This class will be tailored to the group of students in the room, but will always include a focus on core.After a slow warm up expect to focus on alignment, gradually building speed as we move through several flows focusing on all parts of the body. We will end the class with some extended stretches and hip openers before savasana. Come prepared to focus, sweat, and laugh as we balance together.
stand up paddle board classes
SUP Progressive Series
This class is designed for all level of paddlers and yogis. This class is longer than our other SUP classes and is intended to be taken as a full session as opposed to drop-in, as each class will build on the previous one. The first class is deeply rooted in the foundation of both paddling technique and yoga skills. Subsequent classes will then build from this foundation as you dive deeper into more advanced paddling. The yoga follows the same flow with every practice becoming more detailed with challenge of both breath and movement. All classes end with a relaxing float in savasana. After class is an open session for questions and trying new poses.
sunrise SUP Saturday
This class awakens you with a brisk morning paddle as the sun warms your body, mind and soul. Once you have finished your paddle, you anchor out on the boards for the yoga. Class begins with deep breath work that flows into a slow stretch to restore and rejuvenate. You will then challenge your body with a strong standing sequence. Class ends with finishing stretches to preparing the body for rest. As you relax into a meditative float, you will become connected to nature and find a deep peace within your savasana. Listen to the sounds of nature that surround you, feel the waves eb and flow beneath you and just let go.
Open Paddle and Play
This instructional class begins by teaching you the foundation of paddling on the shore. We detail out the different paddle strokes to keep you controlled and confident when you take your new skills to the water. If you have paddled before you can begin with a refresher or head out on the water to begin our open paddle session with one of our instructors. This format complements all levels of paddlers. Once all paddlers are on the water, we will paddle together for a bit and then the second half of the class will be a yoga play! During the yoga play we will explore different postures on the board, how they differ on the water versus land, and just enjoy exploring yoga on the water. This class is fun and the format gives our student an opportunity to ask questions, feel comfortable on the board and take your paddling or yoga to the next level.
-All level yogis and paddlers welcome.