Students reach his or her highest potential
with the help of a certified teacher like Marcee... proper alignment,
directed by Marcee, helps students get the best results.
Pueblo is a yoga town, and it is enjoyed by people of all ages
and physical condition.
Classes are 1 ½ hours long, beginning with 15 minutes of yogic
breathing techniques, one hour of postures including warm-up and
cool-down, and 15 minutes of deep relaxation. Students are taught
the fundamentals and personal modifications for classical Hatha
Yoga in the Anusara Yoga style. students learn postures, and breathing
techniques in a clear and understandable way.
Yoga mats, blankets, belts, blocks and bolsters are provided for
you at the studio. You will be most comfortable wearing a t-shirt
and shorts or leotards under a sweatshirt and sweatpants. Yoga
is practiced with bare feet, and shoes are not allowed on the hardwood
yoga floor. Avoid eating anything more than a light snack a couple
of hours before class.
Classes begin and end on time. If you come to class after the breathing
technique has begun, please practice your breath while sitting
on the bench near the front door. Wait to roll out your mat until
the teacher begins the postures. Hand cream and foot cream shouldn't
be used before class because it may cause you to slip on the yoga
Because everyone is busy, classes are conveniently available to
students on a drop-in basis, 3 different size punch cards or a
This level is for beginners and students who need or prefer a gentle
yoga class. Level one classes introduce the student to Anusara
Yoga and the traditional principles of body alignment, scientific
breathing techniques, and deep relaxation skills. These classes
are geared more towards mindful, slow and gentle stretching, emphasizing
the value of breath while working with gentle variations and modifications
to the full posture.
Students generally choose level one classes because they wish to
get a solid foundation of alignment, are physically challenged
from illness, injury or inactivity or because they want to take
time refining their yoga techniques.
Level one intro: These classes are designed for the beginner or
the experienced yogi who wants to renew and review the elements
of Anusara Yoga. We will go over in-depth all the basic elements
of 'the universal principles of alignment'. The student will learn
basic hatha yoga breathing techniques.
Level one restorative: This class is the gentlest class that I
offer. We use postures and breathing techniques that will deeply
restore your energy and help you to release stress. The postures
are supported and held for longer periods of time.
Meditation class: Students will learn and explore ancient and
modern scientific meditation techniques for gaining deep rest,
decreasing stress, anxiety and blood pressure, improving health,
and creating true peace, happiness and understanding.
Students do not need experience with meditation or to have taken
any yoga classes. The class is open to students any age or physical
condition. All religious faiths are welcome, and chairs and mats
Without meditation where is peace? Without peace where is happiness?
Glenn Ballantyne leads this class.
LEVELS ONE AND TWO
These levels are for students who are able to take his or her yoga
practice to a stronger degree. Beginners can start in these classes
at any time if they are in fair to good physical condition. Students
are always encouraged to practice at his or her own pace. Classical
Hatha Yoga breathing techniques are emphasized and back bends and
inversions such as head and shoulder stands are introduced to students
who feel ready.
This level is a Vinyasa format and includes moderate to strong
yoga routines. Sun salutations A and B flow from pose to pose.
Level three classes are lead with some guidance and not taught.
The student needs a familiarity with a wide variety of postures.
It is suggested that an additional teaching class be included during
the week so that the student can then concentrate mainly on proper
form and alignment and build strength and endurance in each pose.