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.
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.
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.
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 the final 20 minutes are spent unwinding with a restorative practice.
Queer Flow is an all-levels vinyasa class specifically created as an affirming space for queer folks, in partnership with Queer Bozeman. This calss is donatin based and all proceeds will go to Queer Bozeman. Suggested donation is $10. Changing areas will be all-gender.
This class offers the students an opportunity to explore a more challenging and dynamic Vinyasa class than a traditional beginner or multi-level class. Students will practice a structured sequence of poses that incorporates breath and core work with the practice of Ujjayi Breathing and Uddiyana Bandha. The class will follow a traditional transition from Sun Salutations to standing and balancing poses to seated and supine poses. Each practitioner will find the Asana sequences to be challenging and invigorating.
This class uses breathwork, props, restorative practices and hands on adjustments to increase range of motion and improve body funtion. Allow you body to rest and restore for optimal body outcomes.