The purpose of our Enlighten Yoga program is to build strength of body, mind, and spirit by blending the ancient philosophies and the foundation of yoga with overall fitness. We facilitate an environment where every individual will become the best possible variation of themselves.
Enlighten Yoga offers a variety of classes for all levels, available to members and non-members. We also offer fee-based workshops throughout the year to help you develop your practice.
*All Yoga classes are INCLUDED in your RAC Membership unless otherwise noted.
Upcoming Yoga Workshops
Moving Into Stillness Slow Yoga & Meditation with Jennifer Atkins – Fridays in December | 12:00-1:15pm
Sooth your body, mind and soul in this gentle workshop series designed to help you glide through the holiday season with grace. Members: $10/class OR $36/4 classes Non-Members: $12/class or $44/4 classes Sign up online via BOOK IT NOW or at the front desk.
Yoga Basics – Beginner’s Series with Jennifer Atkins – Fridays in January | 12:00-1:15pm
This workshop series is designed for those just getting into yoga but also ideal for students ready to refine their practice and get back to the basics. Members: $10/class OR $44/5 classes Non-Members: $12/class or $54/5 classes Sign up online via BOOK IT NOW or at the front desk.
|9:15am – 10:15am||Heated Power Yoga (2/3)||Shelly||Studio 2|
|10:15am – 11:30am||Breathing Into Yoga (1)||Kathy||Enlighten Studio|
|12:00pm – 1:15pm||Hatha Yoga (1/2)||Jennifer||Enlighten Studio|
|1:30pm – 2:45pm||Yoga for Parkinson’s $||Jennifer||Enlighten Studio|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Zen in the Art of Tai Chi||Ken||Enlighten Studio|
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||Heated Power Yoga (2)||Chelsey||Studio 2|
|5:30am – 6:30am||Heated Power Yoga (2)||Shelly||Studio 2|
|8:45am – 9:45am||Yin Yoga (1)||Cat||Enlighten Studio|
|10:00am – 11:00am||Enlighten Flow (1/2)||Shelly||Enlighten Studio|
|10:30am – 11:45am||Gentle Yoga (1)||Marsha||Studio 2|
|4:30pm – 5:45pm||Gentle/Restorative Yoga (1)||Marsha||Enlighten Studio|
|6:00pm – 7:15pm||Hatha Yoga (1/2)||Paige||Enlighten Studio|
|9:15am – 10:15am||Heated Power Yoga (2/3)||Cat||Studio 2|
|9:30am – 10:40am||Hatha Yoga (1/2)||Shelly||Enlighten Studio|
|12:00pm – 1:15pm||Hatha Yoga (2/3)||Jennifer||Enlighten Studio|
|4:00pm – 4:45pm||Youth FIT – Kids Yoga||Wendy||Enlighten Studio|
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||Yin Yoga (1)||Jill M||Enlighten Studio|
|5:30am – 6:30am||Heated Power Yoga (2)||Mary||Studio 2|
|9:05am – 9:50am||Yoga With Weights (3)||Shelly||Studio 2|
|10:00am – 11:00am||Enlighten Flow (1/2)||Shelly||Enlighten Studio|
|11:30am – 12:45pm||Yin Yoga (1)||Faith||Enlighten Studio|
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||Heated Power Yoga (2)||Mary||Studio 2|
|6:00pm – 7:15pm||Candlelight Inscape Yoga (1)||Paige||Enlighten Studio|
|6:30pm – 7:30pm||Zen In the Art of Tai Chi||Ken||Studio 1|
|8:45am – 9:45am||The Enlighten Series (2)||Lasha||Studio 2|
|9:00am – 10:15am||Prana Vinyasa Flow (2)||Kimberly||Enlighten Studio|
|10:30am – 11:45am||Hatha Yoga (1)||Shelly||Enlighten Studio|
|1:30pm – 2:45pm||Yoga for Parkinson’s $||Jen||Enlighten Studio|
|8:00am – 9:00am||Heated Power Yoga (2)||Chelsey||Studio 2|
|8:30am – 9:45am||Hatha Yoga (2)||Amber||Enlighten Studio|
|9:15am – 10:15am||Heated Power Yoga (2)||Jason||Studio 2|
|11:15am – 12:15pm||Inscape Yoga (1)||Rotation||Enlighten Studio|
|9:00am – 10:15am||Yin Yang Yoga (1)||Jill M||Enlighten Studio|
|10:30am – 11:30am||Hatha Yoga (1/2)||Paige||Enlighten Studio|
|4:30pm – 5:30pm||Vinyasa (1)||Jill M||Enlighten Studio|
Breathing Into Yoga
Breathing Into Yoga is not a style of yoga but rather an approach utilizing its tools. This technique, known as viniyoga, uses Asana (postures) and Pranayama (breath work) principles. Through stretching and contracting we find that repetition increases circulation making our muscles stronger and more flexible. This prepares us for holding postures. Most postures are suited for all levels of students and can be modified.
Candlelight Inscape Yoga
This class blends stretching, Pratapan (gentle, simple movements) and restorative poses with a focus on relaxing into the deepest layers of the body. Explore soothing and well-supported poses using soft blankets, blocks, straps, and bolsters, to open the body gently, yet deeply. Improve joint flexibility, free stagnation in the muscle tissue, lubricate the joints and foster a quiet, meditative state. All levels are welcome, no previous experience necessary.
An all levels Vinyasa class where you will move intuitively through breath and alignment cues. Learn specific breath techniques to help you with your practice as well as your stress response. Expect to explore different themes and ideas beyond the yoga postures in an effort to learn more about yourself. If you are new to yoga please allow time to acclimate. All yogis can use this class as an opportunity to heal, stretch, calm, and breathe.
A relaxing style of Yoga that uses passive postures to restore energy. Relieve stress, recover from illness or injury, receive support or simply relax. The class focuses on Pranayama work – breath techniques that increase lung capacity and release tension; Gentle repetitive movement – increase circulation to the larger skeletal muscles and major joints; Restorative postures use props to relax without effort; and Savasana – a final deep relaxation.
This class is geared toward those who want to take it a little easier. Alignment principles, gentle breathing techniques, and basic poses will be taught at a slow pace for all levels of students. As in all classes, modifications will be made, as needed for each student so that everyone, regardless of age or physical ability, will feel the benefits that yoga has to offer.
Hatha Yoga is often slower moving than a Power Yoga practice but it can still be challenging, stimulating or soft, depending on the level of practice. The integration of breath while holding poses for longer periods of time comprise this branch of practice that encompasses and integrates many forms.
Heated Power Yoga
This class is an invigorating strength oriented yoga class. It focuses on breath and will continually challenge your strength, balance and stamina no matter what level you are at in your practice. It is a 60 minute, challenging full body workout designed to make you sweat, utilizing the body for resistance strength training. It would be a great addition to any active lifestyle. **The room is at a regulated temperature that does not go above 90°F
This lusciously slow and meditative practice is the yogic prescription for chronic tension, feelings of overwhelm, longterm physical imbalance, and/or exhaustion. It is the perfect compliment to more vigorous yoga styles, and a great balance for high-stress living. Through the elegant combination of a deeper, slow flow at the beginning of class, paired with a more Yin-style yoga, you’ll deeply stretch and nourish the joints in the body. This will help to generate much greater flexibility and core-level relaxation. This practice can help open up and balance the body’s energetic pathways.
Prana Vinyasa Flow
This is an energetic, creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the ﬂow of yoga. Students of all levels are empowered to experience prana – the universal source of breath, life-energy and conscious intelligence – as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living. Practitioners learn classical and innovative approaches to vinyasa yoga and the state of ﬂow.
The Enlighten Series
This heated yoga class will practice a set series of postures to increase flexibility in your body, in turn helping you to deepen your yoga practice. Expect to sweat, bring a towel and water. We will be holding both upper and lower body postures, as well as hip openers and core work. If you are new to yoga allow yourself time to acclimate to the postures and heat. If you are an experienced yogi, use the timed pacing of this class to amplify your body’s repertoire of postures.
The word “vinyasa” means “breath-synchronized movement”. Vinyasa classes use the flowing vinyasa movement with a variety of postures to cultivate balance, flexibility, strength and endurance. This is a strong and energetic class!
In this class, we will explore how the slow steady stretching of deep connective tissue can increase flexibility and gradually create more depth in poses. We will focus on developing sensitivity to our body’s subtle cues by quieting our minds and looking inward. Join us in the calming atmosphere of the Enlighten Studio as we explore how stretching and releasing our ligaments, tendons and fascia can promote an increased energy flow through the body.
Yin Yang Yoga
Slow flows, working through alignment cues, variations and modifications to best suit your practice. Added to this flow will be yin stretches toward the end to get deeper into the joints and connective tissue allowing for a nice cool down to your practice.
Yoga with Weights
This class is a total body workout set to energizing music and designed to tone and sculpt every major muscle group. This is a complementing class to your regular yoga practice while boosting your metabolism and pushing your strength and flexibility to new heights. You’ll utilize free weights in addition to an intense Vinyasa Yoga Flow. Strength-training exercises such as squats, lunges, bicep and tricep curls, etc. are incorporated to build lean muscle mass. It is highly recommended that you have participated in at least one Vinyasa style yoga class prior to participating in this class.
Yoga for Parkinson’s $
Yoga specially designed to support people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. This program is promoted by The Parkinson’s Association of Northern Colorado, and costs just $5 per participant.
Youth FIT – Kids Yoga
Ages 6-10. In this class we will explore both traditional and creative yoga postures, movement and philosophies that can help kids develop strong healthy bodies, increase focus & attention, foster creative expression, build self esteem, relax/relieve stress and discover respect for the world around them.
Zen In the Art of Tai Chi
Tai Chi, which originated in China as a martial art, is a mind-body practice in complementary alternative medicine (CAM). Tai Chi is sometimes referred to as “moving mediation” because practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently and with awareness, while breathing deeply.
Level 1: Build Your Foundation
The basics and fundamentals of postures are introduced. Learn the process of proper alignment in the poses, breathing techniques, and build confidence in your practice. These classes are designed for both students with no experience (beginners) as well as the seasoned practitioner.
Level 1/2: Half Step Up
These slightly more challenging classes continue to build on poses that are the fundamentals, but requiring a bit more strength, flexibility, and balance. These classes assume some knowledge of the practice and experience. They continue to show modifications of more difficult postures and the sequences are practiced safely and conscientiously.
Level 2: Experience Needed
Level 2 classes start to introduce more intermediate to advanced poses to help take your practice to a new level. Classes generally have a “flow” and “rhythm” to encourage the evolution of one’s practice as moving meditation. They are more vigorous and challenging to help engender mind/body vitality.
Level 2/3: Push Yourself Beyond
2/3 classes assume that students are familiar with intermediate postures and are designed to enhance your intermediate practice. Poses may be held longer as the classes explore advanced and physically demanding postures. Classes are designed to push your practice towards learning more difficult poses and or test your stamina. The pace of these classes is faster, and will allow you to go deeper.
Level 3: The Ultimate Challenge
For advanced practitioners that need very little demonstration of poses. These classes will be mostly intermediate and advanced poses and have a vigorous pace. Take these classes only if you have a serious degree of knowledge, stamina and flexibility. Level 3 classes are great for students looking for the highest degree of difficulty.
- Drop in: $14 per class
- 10-pass punchcard: $110
- 20-pass punchcard: $170
- Senior or Student drop in: $9 per class
- Senior or Student 10-pass punchcard: $85
- Senior or Student 20-pass punchcard: $150
Private Yoga Pricing (one-on-one)
Private yoga sessions offer the opportunity to focus on your specific needs – learning new asanas (poses), healing an injury, or exploring meditation.
- Single Session: $60/members $70/non-members
- 5 Week Session: $275/member $325/non-members
- 10 Week Session: $525/member $600/non-members
Please arrive to class on time.
Out of respect for your fellow Yogis, and your own safety, if class has been in session for 15 minutes or longer please do not enter the room.
If you do arrive late (within the 15 minute window) please be respectful. Try to find a space to set up near the back of the room or close to the door.
Leaving class before final Savasana? Please plan ahead.
If you need to leave class early, please gather your belongings and exit before Final Savasana (a time dedicated to total silence and stillness in the room).
Please save casual conversation for outside of the studio space.
Please respect the Studio as a meditative space and take any conversations outside the room. You will set the tone for your body, mind and spirit to be ready for the practice of yoga.
Come prepared for class.
Wear comfortable clothing to class. Depending on the class you may want to wear more athletic/tight fitting clothing opposed to loose fitted attire.
If attending a heated class (temperature reaching 90 degrees), you will want to bring water to class to stay hydratedand a towel as well.
We do provide props for classes as well as a mat; however, mats are limited in both Studio 2 and the Enlighten Studio. It is recommended to bring your own mat.
Please keep our studio space tidy by keeping coats & shoes stored in cubbies provided.
Please remove your shoes before entering the studio. Cubbies and coat racks are at the back of the studio for you to store your belongings. This will keep the practice space clean, open and clear.