Before entering the yoga studio, please make sure to check-in with the front desk. You will not be allowed to take a class if you arrive more than 5 minutes late. Please allow 5-10 minutes if you are a first time visitor to fill out our waiver.
Climbing can put more intense stress on a body than any other sport. Yoga balances out the intensity of climbing by stretching the muscles, promoting balance, increasing core strength, and teaching you how to be in your body and understand its cues. Additionally, yoga teaches climbers how to calm their mind – helping them after a fall or even in the middle of a crux.
At Crux we provide a variety drop-in yoga classes and styles for climbers and yogis alike. All yoga classes are included with a Crux membership.
Yoga Class Descriptions
**New to Yoga? Let your instructor know. They are there to support you!**
V1 Vinyasa is meant for anyone looking to work on the fundamentals and strengthen their understanding of yoga. It is perfect for any level of practitioner to build a strong foundation and knowledge of a flow-based class.
This class will begin with a check in, an exercise in mindfulness through breath moving into a flow that connects each movement to the next with smooth transitions. Focus will be on safe alignment with options to modify postures while offering space to connect with your breath and explore new movement in your body. End with savasana (resting posture) to integrate the hours’ work.
Keywords: alignment, fundamentals, all levels, flow
V2 Vinyasa provides a deeper exploration into the connection of breath and movement. You’ll find that these classes offer opportunities to explore more challenging postures and transitions while still offering modifications to cater to any level of practitioner. Mindful movement and balance are a big focus and playfulness is always encouraged!
If you are looking for a stronger and more rigorous style of practice similar to a power class, V2 will deliver. The only detour would be that the speedier nature of power isn’t necessarily present.
Keywords: posture exploration, modifications, balance
Unwind & Flow classes begin with a slow-paced flow focusing on slow transitions through postures involving balance and mobility. The end of class takes it down a notch with yin-style postures to encourage relaxation and a deep stretch.
Depart from your day and prepare for the one ahead, with this renewing, strengthening, and restful class.
Keywords: slow flow, deep stretch, breath work, warm up and then relax
Stretch & Breathe
Learn to release tension in your body through breathing practices and yoga-informed stretching. This class includes intelligent postural progressions to warm up then relieve stress in commonly tense areas of the body. The hour concludes with a set of breathing exercises (also called Pranayama).
Share your injuries or stretch requests with the instructor before class if you’d like the class structured with your needs in mind.
Keywords: stretching, breathing, not flowing
Yin Yoga is a slower, quieter practice that can help to calm and balance the body and nervous system. Yin yoga draws upon yin elements such as receptivity, passivity ,and introspection. This class focuses on tractioning and releasing the ‘Yin tissues’ of the body i.e. the connective tissues (fascia) and bones. These postures are held longer (3-5 mins) to stretch and unwind the body leaving one feeling balanced and grounded.
All levels are welcome.
Keywords: relax, slow, hold position
Cyoga provides a way to approach a class with a particular focus. The class works with a specific area of the body to prepare and explore the mobility of that area with the intent to work into a more demanding posture at the peak of class. You’ll see this class approach in some Vinyasa and Unwind & Flow Classes.