Yoga Classes are Free for Members - $15 for Nonmembers

Practice yoga with us! Our classes cover all skill levels and interests - from beginners to partner acro enthusiasts! Yoga is a great crosstraining tool for rock climbing - but you don’t need to be a climber to enjoy our yoga program! We have a beautiful new space, loads of qualified instructors, and classes 7 days a week! Come get flexible with us!


Instructor Bios

Anita
Anita's passion is to get you moving in fun and creative ways so that movement doesn't feel like an obligation, but rather, something you WANT to do. Her emphasis is on creating classes that not only help you become a better mover, but that are also exciting, build confidence, community, and are filled with opportunities for improvisation and play. Focusing on one motion at a time, her ability to break down movement makes complex skills achievable for anyone and everyone. Her attention to detail and willingness to tailor exercises to each person leaves everyone feeling confident in their abilities, and offers a platform for constant personal growth and progress.

Anita's movement journey began at an early age with Dance and Martial Arts. Having since lived in four different countries and studied movement across the world, her teaching incorporates a variety of global techniques from various disciplines. Beyond teaching movement at Hoosier Heights, Anita's focus is on running her local aerial fitness and dance studio, Wild Orchid.

Neci
Neci began her yoga practice in her mid-20's after a back injury she received while waitressing. The chiropractor helped but, after trying out her first yoga class ever, she left feeling completely renewed. This new practice of yoga helped her to see her own potential of overall mind-body health .Her interest and excitement to learn more about yoga and how to practice brought her to complete a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in Summer of 2018 at Vibe Yoga in Bloomington Indiana. Neci has begun to work on her 500 YTT and has completed a few trainings including: Waking up-Astrology and Kundalini yoga, The Art of Hands-On Assisting, Restorative Yoga, Rad Roller Self Myofascial Release and a Meditation Retreat. She has intention to continue her yoga trainings and is going to back to school for a health and science degree.In each of Neci's classes she intends to create a space for participants to feel safe moving, breathing and exploring their practice. Having found more peace of mind and happiness through her own yoga practice she intends to share that secret power with her students.

Quinn
Quinndalyn sought out yoga as an alternative to physical therapy after he first knee surgery. The practice offered a much gentler healing approach that helped alleviate not only her knee issues, but helped with her anxiety levels as well. Yoga has helped her tune into her physical and emotional needs, leading her to embark on a journey of self discovery and self care. Quinn completed her 200 hour YTT with Ekah Yoga in July 2018. She is a certified Reki Master and Young Living essential oil representative, both of which she incorporates into her practice and teaching.

Sarah (Skip)
Sarah began practicing yoga regularly in 2011. She enjoys the challenge of a Vinyasa class with the balance of asanas, physical postures, and pranayamas, breathwork. Yoga has helped her keep her stress and anxiety in check. As her passion of yoga grew with each class she confesses she fostered a slight addiction to yoga. Her love for travel brought her to complete her 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification from Yogalinda in Barcelona, Spain with certification in Hot Vinyasa Yoga in 2016. Since then she had a wrist injury unrelated to yoga and underwent two surgeries. Yoga has given her the tools to rebuild strength and increase mobility mindfully with patience and awareness. She brings an understanding that every body is different and yoga can be adapted to fit specific needs. She enjoys the creativity of Vinyasa flow and all the possibilities for personal expression. More recently, she began practicing and instructing Acro Yoga and loves the new challenge this practice presents. While yoga is a very introspective practice, Acro Yoga requires clear interpersonal communication. She hopes to cultivate a continual awareness of mind and body with each breath as it guides you throughout your own practice so you can live mindfully on and off the mat.

Peyton
Peyton is a Vinyasa, Yin, and restorative yoga teacher. She believes that yoga is for everyone, and she aspires to create a safe space for beginning and experienced students to explore what yoga means for their unique lives and bodies. Her personal yoga practice centers on the power of yoga to heal the mind and body from stress, illness, and injury. Her classes focus on personal expression, creativity, and playfulness, and she spends time each class helping students understand the reasons and benefits of specific poses and sequences. Off the mat, she loves to be outside, and you can find her rock climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, and building giant campfires.

Brian
Brian J Boucher has been practicing Qigong for the past six years and has experience with other “energy arts” such as Yoga and Taiji. He devotes most of his free time to furthering these practices along with climbing at Hoosier Heights, participating in Writer’s Guild of Bloomington events, and enjoying the company of friends and family. During the day, Brian works at the Kelley School of Business as an Educational Video Producer and in the evenings, he bartends and serves at Bear’s Place Pub. He is currently writing in third person and feels uncomfortable about it…Come to this class, it’s all love.

Mallory
Mallory (RYT 200) found a regular yoga practice in 2011 as a way to stay more grounded, physically and mentally, after a serious rock climbing injury. She continues to use yoga as a form of movement to find balance in everyday life. Mallory enjoys both vigorous flows and mindful alignment. Her intention with any class is to create physical energy and mental calmness through intentional movement and breath. She earned her 200 hour teacher training certification under the study of Marsha Pappas, Nikki Meyers, and Dave Sims at CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health. When not practicing yoga you can find her exploring the aerial arts or buried in a pile of cats.

Suzie
Suzie was first drawn to yoga to treat minor back pain she was having. She quickly fell in love with the practice. At first she was drawn to the physical aspect, but soon realized it helped with her anxiety and mental health which drew her to the practice even more. Suzie has been practicing for about three years, and loves Vinyasa, Slow Flow, and Yin. She finished her 200hr Teacher Training a little over a year ago, and loves sharing this practice with others. Yoga has helped Suzie in numerous ways and she wants to be able to help others have the chance to feel and experience all that this practice can provide.

Meghan
Meghan began her acro yoga practice in August of 2017. She has a movement background in figure skating and dance. Meghan loves to perform and share her love of movement and flow with others. When she’s not teaching acro yoga or figure skating classes, she enjoys spending time with her many animals.

Sharon
Sharon McGuire, RYT-200, completed her yoga teacher training with Nourishing Heart Yoga in Bloomington. With an extensive background in training and development, Sharon is dedicated to facilitating opportunities for students at all levels to experience personal “ah-ha!” moments and grow in their yoga practice. Combining gentle yoga and meditation, Sharon creates a loving, compassionate environment that encourages students to accept who they are and find inner peace. By guiding students to move mindfully with the breath, she creates space for students to slow down, relax, and focus on being present in the moment, ultimately providing them with tools to live mindfully in everyday life.

Adam
Adam discovered acroyoga and partner acrobatics in 2014, and in it, away to synthesize his partner dance and juggling, by throwing other humans around! He completed certification with LIFT School of Acrobatics in 2017, and is always stoked to share a framework for safely exploring movement challenges and creativity in a wholly collaborative setting.

Class Descriptions

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Yoga Fusion tends to include slow, intentional movements and postures. It activates slow-twitch muscle fibers, which give us longer holding power and endurance-based strength. We ground through breath practices and mindfulness activities to create both mental and physical balance. HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, intense, is rooted in fast-paced bursts of cardio. It activates fast-twitch muscle fiber activation. HIIT is what defines, tightens, lifts and sculpts our muscles. It challenges our body and breath. Achieve the benefits of both yoga and HIIT through this Yoga Shred inspired class.

Movement & Yoga for Climbers
Climb harder and decrease your chance of injury. This class focuses on conditioning the body to improve your climbing agility, increase strength along with flexibility and give relief for the muscles and joints most utilized during a climb. This class is for all levels, including those new to yoga and or climbing.

Vinyasa Flow
This class emphasizes proper alignment in the fundamental postures of the Surya Namaskar series. While staying true to the basics, the class is also varied and challenging. All levels.

Slow Flow
Slow Flow is a mindful, slow-paced yoga class that focuses on connecting the breath with the movement of the body. This class will build strength, flexibility, and range of motion while flowing through poses. The class includes foundational yoga poses and sun salutations with attention on breath and alignment. 

Yin Yoga
Yin is the opposite of a yang class each pose is held for much longer and fewer poses within an hour. An introspective and relaxing hour where breath work, meditation and other yogi techniques will be introduced. The poses will be grounding, comforting, opening, stretching, and finally relaxing. Open to all levels, feel free to bring and eye mask or face pillow. Come to this class to relax

Slow Flow
Join us for a practice focused on breathing and release. This all levels slow flow class will begin grounded, slowly building our way to sun salutations, and finding our way back down to the mat for hip and spinal release. Aromatouch will be offered during savasana.

Acro Foundations
Acro Foundations provides the basics for beginners or those completely new to Acro. You will work in small groups to learn the foundations of an Acro Yoga practice. You might fall, you might laugh, you might find yourself trusting someone you've never met before. Acro Yoga builds strength, increases your awareness of your body in space, and improves balance.  You do not need a partner to sign up for the class. Acro Foundations is a prerequisite to Intermediate Acro.

Power Vinyasa
Vinyasa is the union between breath and movement. Practice an awareness that links each action to the next with Power Vinyasa. This challenging class requires you to stay present and focused throughout. It will begin with a warm up, flow through Sun Salutations and then build to more difficult postures and variations, eventually leading you to a deep meditative state. Open to all levels.

Intermediate Acro
Intermediate Acro is a mixed-level class for those who already have the foundations of acro and are motivated to continue their practice at higher levels and challenges.  Content offered each week includes a range of skill options centered around a theme, a washing machine, and/or a flow.  Intermediate Acro encourages you to keep building strength, developing balance and flexibility, and improving communication through acro and for acro—and it’s fun!  You do not need a partner to sign up for the class.  

Metal Yoga
If a regular yoga class setting is daunting to you but you would still love to practice or learn yoga, Metal Yoga is the class for you! Expect an ambient atmosphere of drone metal music to bridge you from normal life to your practice. In this class we breathe, stretch, engage, flow, and relax all the while of course... listening to metal music!

Yoga for Climbers
This class is designed for yogis and climbers at all levels. Come to increase strength, flexibility, and range of motion on the mat, on the wall, and in your day-to-day life. Classes include foundational yoga poses with extra emphasis on the muscles and joints used during climbing to strengthen, stretch, decrease your chance of injury, and improve your mental clarity.

Candlelit Yoga
Candlelit Yoga is a gentle, all-levels class that balances movement and stillness. This class incorporates pranayama (breathwork), deep tissue stretching, some foundational yoga postures, and meditation to leave you relaxed and centered. Come to slow down, to de-stress, to restore, and to experience yoga in our candlelit studio!

Qigong
Qigong is a health practice developed in China 3000+ years ago, passed down through word of mouth for generations and finally brought to the United States in the latter half of the 20th century. It is a slow-moving standing meditation designed to align the body in a way that achieves a state of homeostasis, optimizing the relationship between what is referred to as Human Qi and Nature Qi. Through cultivating this practice, one may gain greater mental clarity and cure disease. Although the class is centered on the “Lift Chi Up Pour Chi Down” method, elements of Yoga and Taiji will be borrowed for warm-ups and grounding techniques.