The purpose of our Enlighten Yoga program is to build strength; strength of body, mind, and spirit. We facilitate an environment where every individual will become the best possible variation of themselves. We blend the ancient philosophies and the foundation of yoga along with fitness to empower the mind, body, and spirit.
Enlighten Yoga has over 20 regular scheduled classes per week, available to members and non-members (non-members can purchase punchcards). We offer a variety of classes for all levels. We also offer fee-based workshops throughout the year to help develop your practice.
*All Yoga classes are INCLUDED in your RAC Membership unless otherwise noted.
Yoga Basics with Jennifer Atkins - Every Friday in September, 12:00-1:15pm
Class Schedules Click for links to downloadable PDF's
|9:15am - 10:15am||Heated Power Yoga (LEVEL 2/3)||Shelly||Studio 2|
|10:15am - 11:30am||Breathing Into Yoga (LEVEL 1)||Kathy||Enlighten Studio|
|12:00pm - 1:15pm||Hatha Yoga (LEVEL 1/2)||Jennifer||Enlighten Studio|
|1:30pm - 2:30pm||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 (LEVEL 2)||Chelsey||Studio 2|
|5:30am - 6:30am||Heated Power Yoga (LEVEL 2)||Shelly||Studio 2|
|8:45am - 9:45am||Yin Yoga (LEVEL 1)||Cat||Enlighten Studio|
|10:00am - 11:00am||Enlighten Flow (LEVEL 1/2)||Shelly||Enlighten Studio|
|10:30am - 11:45am||Gentle Yoga (LEVEL 1)||Marsha||Studio 2|
|4:30pm - 5:45pm||Gentle/Restorative Yoga (LEVEL 1)||Marsha||Enlighten Studio|
|6:00pm - 7:15pm||Hatha Yoga (LEVEL 1/2)||Paige||Enlighten Studio|
|9:15am - 10:15am||Heated Power Yoga (LEVEL 2/3)||Cat||Studio 2|
|9:30am - 10:40am||Hatha Yoga (LEVEL 1)||Shelly||Enlighten Studio|
|10:45am - 11:30am||Youth FIT - TEEN Yoga||Shelly||Enlighten Studio|
|12:00pm - 1:15pm||Hatha Yoga (LEVEL 2/3)||Jennifer||Enlighten Studio|
|4:15pm - 5:00pm||Youth FIT - Kids Yoga||Kathy||Enlighten Studio|
|5:00pm - 6:00pm||Yin Yoga (LEVEL 1)||Jill M||Enlighten Studio|
|5:30am - 6:30am||Heated Power Yoga (LEVEL 2)||Monica||Studio 2|
|9:05am - 9:50am||Yoga With Weights (LEVEL 3)||Shelly||Studio 2|
|10:00am - 11:00am||Enlighten Flow (LEVEL 1/2)||Shelly||Enlighten Studio|
|11:30am - 12:45pm||Yin Yoga (LEVEL 1)||Faith||Enlighten Studio|
|6:00pm - 7:00pm||Heated Power Yoga (LEVEL 2)||Jill/Shelly||Studio 2|
|6:00pm - 7:15pm||Candlelight Inscape Yoga (LEVEL 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 (LEVEL 2)||Lasha||Studio 2|
|9:00am - 10:15am||Prana Vinyasa Flow (LEVEL 2)||Kimberly||Enlighten Studio|
|10:30am - 11:45am||Hatha Yoga (LEVEL 1)||Shelly||Enlighten Studio|
|1:30pm - 2:45pm||Yoga for Parkinson's||Jen||Enlighten Studio|
|8:00am - 9:00am||Heated Power Yoga (LEVEL 2)||Kylie||Studio 2|
|8:30am - 9:45am||Hatha Yoga (LEVEL 2)||Amber||Enlighten Studio|
|9:15am - 10:15am||Heated Power Yoga (LEVEL 2)||Kylie||Studio 2|
|11:15am - 12:15pm||Inscape Yoga (LEVEL 1)||Rotation||Enlighten Studio|
|9:00am - 10:15am||Yin Yang Yoga (LEVEL 1)||Jill||Enlighten Studio|
|10:30am - 11:30am||Hatha Yoga (LEVEL 1/2)||Paige||Enlighten Studio|
|4:30pm - 5:30pm||Vinyasa (LEVEL 1)||Jill||Enlighten Studio|
Click a title below to reveal descriptions
- 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.
- ENLIGHTEN FLOW
This all levels Vinyasa is a non-heated class where you can feel at home as a beginner and as a seasoned yogi. Move intuitively through breath and alignment cues as we use this hour to decrease the stressful pace of our thoughts and reactions. Learn specific breath techniques to help you with your yoga practice as well as your stress response. Expect to explore different themes and ideas beyond the asanas or yoga postures in an effort to learn more about yourself through the practice of yoga. If you are new to yoga please allow time to acclimate, and all yogis can use this class as an opportunity to heal, stretch, calm, and breathe. Please plan to arrive on time and stay through Savasana, or final relaxation, these habits will allow you to truly benefit from the experience of the Enlighten Flow.
- GENTLE/RESTORATIVE YOGA
Restorative Yoga is a relaxing style of Yoga that uses passive postures that restore energy rather than deplete energy. It is beneficial to those needing relief from stress, recovering from illness or injury, needing support during periods of life transitions or just simply want to relax. The class focuses on: (1) Pranayama work – breath techniques that increase lung capacity and help recognize and release tensions held in the body; (2) Gentle repetitive movement – increase circulation to the larger superficial skeletal muscles and to the major joints creating length and space to the structural body and bringing attention to the functional needs of the body; (3) Restorative postures – poses that use props to relax without effort. The more the body is supported with props the deeper the sense of relaxation; (4) Savasana – a final deep relaxation. Join us - body will thank you by gaining an awareness that helps you practice the art of letting go and staying in the present moment.
- GENTLE YOGA
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
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
- INSCAPE YOGA
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.
- 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.
- THE ENLIGHTEN SERIES
This heated yoga class will practice a set series of postures in an effort to increase flexibility in your body, in turn helping you to deepen your yoga practice. Expect to sweat, bring a towel and water as you move through this all levels class. 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. Plan to stay through Savasana; these habits allow you to truly benefit from the class.
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!
- YIN YOGA
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 Faith Brandt in the calming atmosphere of the Yoga Center 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.
- Youth FIT - Teen Yoga
Ages 11-17. 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.
- 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
Small Group Yoga Pricing Per Person (4-5 participants)
Small group lessons give us a chance to develop healthy habits with friends, family, or co- workers. One instructor will provide your group of four to five individuals the attention everyone needs to enhance postures while keeping the environment comfortable and FUN!
- Single Session | $25/members $30/non-members
- 5 Week Session | $90/member $125/non-members
- 10 Week Session | $140/member $200/non-members
- Jennifer Atkins
- Kimberly Bearden
- Faith Brandt
- Kylie Chrisman
- Mary Frielingsdorf
- Lasha Halsey
- Shelly Hodge
- Kathy Kenney
- Marsha Kilpack
- Jill Mollenhauer
- Monica Palomino
- Paige Ryan
- Kate Stephens
- Cat Turner
- 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 as class is in progress. Try to find a space to set up near the back of the room or close to the door.
- If you know you will need to leave class early, please be sure to pack your stuff up and try to leave the room before Final Savasana. This is a time dedicated to total silence and stillness in the room. It can be disruptive if you leave and/or take a drink of water during this time.
- Please respect the Studio as a meditative space and take any conversations outside the room or out into the lobby. You will set the tone for your body, mind and spirit to be ready for the practice of yoga if you practice self-study through personal observation and meditation.
- Be sure to 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 you’re attending a Heated Power Yoga class you will want to bring water to class. The room reaches 90 degrees and you will need to stay hydrated. It is also advised to bring a towel.
- 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. Not only is this more convenient, but it is also more sanitary.
- Please be sure to remove your shoes before entering the studio. We have cubbies and coat racks at the back of the studio for you to store your shoes, coats, etc. during class. This will keep the practice space clean, open and clear.