classes at băl'•ance yoga lounge


balance yoga lounge of Ankeny offers a wide range of classes ranging from vigorous vinyasa and strength training to restorative yoga and meditation led by experienced instructors.

In Zen we say, "You are perfect just as you are, and there is plenty of room for improvement." Your aches, age, anxiety, and arthritis do not diminish you. While the by-product of Aimless Yoga can be improved physical and emotional health, it is not the purpose. Aimless Yoga is about entering the paradox of being perfect and at the same time incomplete. Class includes basic asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, Zen meditation and chanting. All levels of ability welcome.
Practice basic yoga postures, the art and benefits of breathing, gentle stretching and basic flowing movement. Modification of poses and use of props are encouraged to enhance alignment and energy within asana. Beginners welcome!
A moderately paced class appropriate for beginner through intermediate students. Our mixed level class incorporates fluid movement as well as attention to alignment and breathing. Modifications permit each student to customize the practice according to their needs.
Schedule a midday break to reset the breath and stretch the body. 45 minutes of asana flow and attention to the breath to balance your day.
Restorative yoga offers an opportunity for the body to remember stillness. With the physical body supported using blocks, straps, bolsters and blankets the mind slows and we reconnect with our true nature of relaxation. The practice often includes gentle breath work, aromatherapy, sound vibration, guided imagery, mudra, or yoga nidra.  
Interested in expanding your knowledge of classic pranayama (conscious breathing)? Looking for a practice that can help you develop single-pointed focus? We can’t strengthen muscles we don’t have control over… including the primary muscle of respiration- the diaphragm. Somatic practices embrace minimal movement while creating maximum sensation; using the deepest muscles of the core to guide movement of body and breath. All levels of ability can find benefit from somatic movement and conscious breath practice. 
Struggling to quiet the mind in meditation? You're not alone! Sound has been used in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing and balancing mind and body. Connect to the breath and enjoy the sound of symphonic gong, singing bowls, chimes, drums and ting-sha bells. Relax and receive the vibration or join in the creation of sound.
Therapeutic slow-flow yoga. Moderate heat softens muscles and untangles knots of tension without interrupting the effortless flow of the breath. Explore the edges of strength, flexibility, balance and endurance through mindful movement and breath.
A mixed level practice combining rhythmic movements to alternately lengthen and strengthen muscles (Yang) with slower paced, longer static stretches to soften connective tissue (Yin). A holistic Yin/Yang practice that supports patience and observation while giving the mind and nervous system a much needed opportunity to re-balance and relax.
băl•anced breath school of yoga offers Yoga Alliance approved study of therapeutic-style yoga. Our yoga training program provides tools to utilize yoga as a path to total wellness. Upon completion, you will be confident in creating and leading yoga classes with a focus on health and healing. In addition to learning how to effectively lead group yoga classes you will be introduced to the tools of yoga and meditation to support healing; through a student-centered, experiential approach to learning. Upon completion of the program you will be confident in:
sequencing and leading a group yoga class that is a clear reflection of your authentic teaching style
sharing the multidimensional approach to yoga postures through the Five Koshas with students of yoga
modifying asana and breath to meet individual students’ needs
sharing the interactive psychology and philosophy of yoga with students of yoga

Participation is limited to 10 students
Is this program for me? Balanced breath school of yoga’s 200-hour teacher training program is designed for students who want to practice and share yoga as a healing art. It is open to health-care practitioners wishing to expand their holistic knowledge, body workers, and passionate yoga practitioners with a consistent daily yoga practice.
Registrations are currently being accepted for the fall 2018 class beginning Sept 7.

At balance yoga lounge all yoga instructors are Yoga Alliance certified to ensure a traditional yoga experience.

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