Yoga Studio

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.”

-Sakyong Mipham

Welcome to the Yoga Studio at Pursue Wellness!

The roots of yoga can be traced back to over to 5,000 years ago. 

The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means “union” or “to yoke”. This refers to the practice of yoga as a methodology to unite body, mind and spirit. The practice of postures, breathing, concentration, sensory withdrawl and meditation help lead us to a unified state of awareness and improved vitality.

Modern science is discovering what the ancient yogi’s intuitively knew. The benefits of a regular yoga practice are being recognized by the scientific community to have benefits such as:

      • Improved self-regulation and resilience to stress. This is being found to reduce the impact of stress on our nervous system and can lower blood pressure, reduce feeling of anxiety and depression, and improve relationship with ourselves and others.
      • Yoga helps regulate the endocrine and digestive system.
      • Breathing practices, postures and contemplative practices associated with yoga strengthen and  balance the nervous system
      • Improved cognitive function and concentration.
      • Increases physical balance, strength, flexibility, coordination in activites associated with everyday living as well as athletic performance.
      • Reduces inflammation.

We are committed to helping you develop a consistent yoga practice, whether that means committing to one class a week or incorporating yoga, mindfulness and meditation into your daily life.

We are also excited to have the first Great Yoga Wall in the area to allow you to advance your practice of yoga and correct underlying imbalances that manifest as injuries and chronic pain. Book a class today!

Group yoga class

Weekly Yoga Class Schedule

(Pre-registration required for all classes)

Our classes are alignment-based using props and The Great Yoga Wall. The wall can be an important tool for advancing your practice, correcting underlying muscular skeletal imbalances, cultivating strength, stability and flexibility. By using gravity as a natural form of resistance, the yoga wall allows you to safely create space and release tension. It is exceptionally beneficial for spinal health. Using the straps provides traction and decompression of the spine. All levels.

Classical Yoga with Stacey from 9:00-10:15 am on Tuesdays

Classical Yoga with Stacey from 5:45-7:00 pm on Wednesdays

Classical Yoga with Stacey from 9:00-10:15 am on Thursdays

Drop-in classes are $20. Five Class pass ($90) and Ten Class Pass ($180) are available. Purchase your class pass here.

Please note: Class passes cannot be used for specialty classes or workshops listed below under Special Events. We ask that you pre-register for all classes. If you cannot make your class, please cancel or move your reservation a minimum of 1.5 hours prior to the start of class. This will allow people on the waitlist to be notified in a timely manner. There are no refunds. If you are using a package, the class will be put back onto your package. If you paid for a drop-in class, you will be given a credit towards a future class or class package. 

 

NEW! Meditation with Mark Kent from 5:15-5:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month ($5)

Wednesday, February 21st

Wednesday, March 20th

Wednesday, April 17th

This short monthly class is an invitation to learn about the practice of meditation.  You will learn about the science and benefits of observing your mind and the emotions that arise out of your thoughts.

Each class will include a brief introduction to a specific form of meditation to help you find a practice that suits you. We will discuss ways to develop a personal meditation practice in daily life.

COMING IN MARCH!

Pursue Wellness is happy to welcome back Kim Nietupski to Monday night Vinyasa Flow from 5:45-7:00pm beginning March 4th.

This class seamlessly connects one posture to the next with breath and awareness. A strong and fluid practice integrating the use of props and The Yoga Wall to provide support and alignment. All Levels.

Special Events

Candlelight Restorative with Hot Stone Yoga Nidra

Enjoy fully supported yoga postures using props and the yoga wall. This will allow for longer holds to relieve physical and mental tension restoring balance to the body and mind. We will end class with a guided meditation called Yoga Nidra that brings us close to the boundary of complete sleep and moves us through many layers of awareness. Hot Stones will be offered to provide further relaxation & grounding. All levels $25.

We are pleased to announce we will be adding a second Restorative Yoga class on the first Friday of the month beginning in March! 

Friday, February 16th 6:00-7:30pm

Friday, March 1st 6:00-7:30pm

Friday, March 15th 6:00-7:30pm

Friday, April 5th 6:00-7:30pm

Friday, April 19th 6:00-7:30pm

Yoga with a Pen

Thursday, April 25th

5:30-7:00pm

$30

This playful 90-minute workshop centered around the theme of “Inciting Joy,” a phrase used by the poet Ross Gay, combines the restorative benefits of expressive, narrative writing with a gentle yoga practice. Grounded in the research about the relationship between writing and wellness described in Louise DeSalvo’s Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives, this workshop will offer a series of writing prompts with short yoga sequences in between each one. We will close our workshop with an optional meditative listening practice called dyad listening, a safe and supportive way of sharing one’s writing for those who want to. Come jumpstart your creativity and discover (or rediscover) the restorative power of expressive writing. No writing experience necessary, and no pressure to share any of your writing if you don’t want to. A packet of resources and additional writing invitations will be provided to support your on-going writing/journaling practice. 

To learn more about the facilitator, Ashley Martin, please check her out at https://theteachersanctuary.org/new-page.

 

Private Yoga & Yoga Duets with Stacey Duquette

Private Yoga is a wonderful way for beginners to create confidence, help build a home practice and learn how to tailor your practice to your specific needs physically and emotionally. Private lessons include Pranayama instruction (breathing exercises), Meditation, the use of props and Yoga both on and off The Great Yoga Wall. You may apply the cost of your first single private to a 4 class package.

Our Yoga Duet is another alternative to a private lesson. Sharing a semi-private lesson with a family member or friend provides additional accountability and you will both receive the benefits of highly individualized one on one instruction.

One Hour Yoga Private with Stacey Duquette: $70
4 Class Pass: $260
4 Class Yoga Duet (Semi-Private): $300

By Appointment Only. Contact Stacey at 413-636-2042 to book.