Current Class Schedule

Day Time Class Location
Monday** 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Prenatal Yoga Studio Gaia
Monday** 8:00 - 8:55 p.m. Beginner/Intermediate Yoga Edwardsville YMCA Esic Center
Tuesday** 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. Beginner/Intermediate Yoga Edwardsville YMCA Esic Center
Thursday** 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. Beginner/Intermediate Yoga Edwardsville YMCA Esic Center
Thursday** 7:00 - 7:55 p.m. Beginner/Intermediate Yoga Edwardsville YMCA Esic Center
Saturday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Hatha Yoga Studio Gaia

**session class, requires advance registration

 

Class Descriptions

ॐ Prenatal Yoga

Get in touch with your baby and your changing body through yoga. Prenatal Yoga prevents and alleviates many common pregnancy discomforts. This class will prepare the body for childbirth by stretching and strengthening the lower back, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, as well as opening the hips and sacrum. It teaches proper breathing and relaxation techniques so pregnant women are able to relax more easily. Come meet other moms-to-be while learning postures that help prepare the body for labor, delivery, and motherhood. Prenatal Yoga is now offered in monthly sessions so each session begins the first Monday of the month and finishes at the end of the month. Also, class now begins right at 6:30 p.m. and runs for an hour.

 

ॐ Beginner/Intermediate Yoga

These classes are open to all who wish to learn Yoga basics and refine their practice. Classes are open to all levels, beginning to advanced. We will practice Yoga breath (pranayama), dynamic postures (asanas) and the flow of breath (vinyasa). Through the practice of integrating breath and refining postures, participants will increase flexibility, strength, and balance while feeling relaxed and restored.

 

ॐ Hatha Yoga

This is the basic style where all yoga begins. In this class, principles of alignment are combined with your controlled breath to increase strength, flexibility, awareness, and joy. By slowly moving through a flowing set of postures, you will increase your stamina as you go deeper into each pose. One of the best rewards achieved from this class is that you will welcome a more relaxed and open state of mind as you align your body, mind, and spirit. Each student?s abilities and challenges will be honored by offering variations to support all ability levels.

 

Locations and Prices

All classes are located within 25 miles of downtown St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Studio Gaia

  • www.studiogaiaedwardsville.com
  • 201 Hillsboro Ave., Edwardsville, IL 62025
  • (618)779-5378
  • Drop-in $13, Ten Classes $105. Discounts for students and Senior Citizens. Prenatal: $13/week payable the first night of each monthly session.

Edwardsville YMCA Esic Center

  • www.edwardsvilleymca.com
  • 1200 Esic Dr., Edwardsville, IL 62025
  • (618)656-0436
  • Price varies by length of session (about $5/class for Members and $8/class for Non-Members)