We are excited to offer a new kind of yoga studio to downtown Bozeman. Of course we offer a variety of classes (from quick to slow, from quiet and contemplative to high-energy and loud), but it doesn't stop there for us. Every one of our classes is built with the student in mind, and all bodies, all abilities, and all backgrounds are welcome here. We know that every student comes to us with a variety of needs, hopes, and expectations—and we're here to deliver an experience tailored to you, as we truly believe that one size does not fit all. Read on to learn more about the classes that we offer, and try something that sounds good to you. Or, try something that sounds terrifying to you. You might just be surprised.
This class is designed for students who have never been to yoga, or students who want to brush up on their foundational postures. This class will be focused on proper alignment by utilizing thoughtful instruction and sequencing. We will explore basic poses and break down intermediate postures to create a class that is both accessible and challenging for students of any experience level.
ALL LEVELS VINYASA
Your one-stop-shop for alignment of movement and breath, if you're looking for a place to start, this might just be it. Our goal is to have a foundation-building yoga class that will work every muscle through movement and breath at a moderate, but intuitive, pace. We will move through a series of heat-building, yet accessible, flows. We encourage you to modify the entire class to whatever level suits you.
By tuning into your breath and turning your focus inward, you will learn to move your body with intention. Uniting your breath with your movement through a flowing sequence of asanas, you will gain strength, balance, flexibility & range of motion. Flow sequences are specifically designed to get you out of your mind and into your body, brining a grace and sensuality to movement that is impossible when your mind is in control. Experience with yoga is helpful but not mandatory for this class, and modifications will be offered to provide students with options to feel comfortable.
Up and Asana! If you want your body to go somewhere, you must be the one to take it. To begin your day with this practice is to choose an intentional relationship with your body and mind. Join us to build heat, to feel the positive effects of a vigorous practice on the physical and mental body. Hands on adjustments will be provided if that is something you would like as a part of your practice in order to explore but not exceed your edges. You will be challenged, you will be encouraged to practice at exactly your level. Ekam means one or first. Each beginning, each ekam inhale, we must be as invested in this first breath as we are in the peak asana of our practice that day. This is unity. This intention throughout, the same focus and gravitas in that first breath as in a difficult arm balance or back bend allows us to create a seamlessness in our mind. And soon enough there are no beginnings and no ends to our practice. We are always just being, just moving on and off the mat with that same awareness.
This class is designed to give you a sixty-minute time-out. A mid-day chance to check out of the day-to-day, and check in with yourself. Tune out the real world, and drop into your practice. Power Hour offers the best of both worlds: a creative flow to heat it up, followed by moments of pause to fine-tune those poses that require a bit more attention...and a lot more patience.
WE FLOW HARD
Looking for a powerful, athletic, leave-it-all-on-the-floor class? This class is truly meant for all levels of yogis, but there will be a quicker pace (and bass) to which we will flow. This will be a more physically demanding class, with some advanced postures thrown in. The goal is to challenge the physical body, but also to encourage a bit more playfulness within the practice. We will be flowing to a hip-hop based playlist, so the faint of ears, be warned.
In Bhakti Vinyasa Flow, we join our heart, mind, breath, and body to find our own devotion and purpose. Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of devotion. This vinyasa style class will take you through a strong, yet accessible, physical asana practice. Chanting will help you find your voice and open your heart. Come embody and practice compassion and love in your physical body so you can take it with you off of your mat and back out into the world.
Slow Flow is meant to challenge you to bring ease into your practice. Let go of the ego and the ‘shoulding’ on yourself. Always changing between flow based and balance based. A commitment of mindfulness, and gentler movement, is honored in this class.
This 75-minute practice is meant to undo the week, and help ease you into the weekend. The class structure is unlike any other at Ekam. The first 50 minutes are dedicated to an all-levels flow, and 20 minutes are spent unwinding with a restorative practice. With the remaining time, we will offer a short meditation (we invite you to take an epic Savasana if you read meditation and thought ‘eww’). What also sets this class apart is the presence of two teachers. One to lead the practice, and another to enhance your experience with hands-on adjustments. If adjustments aren’t for you but the practice sounds rad, come on in, no adjustments necessary!
Connect movement and breath as you flow to smooth, soulful beats. You'll have the opportunity to flow on your own as you move deeper into your practice. Expect a moderate-to-vigorous practice with the volume turned up and the lights down low.