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No matter if you’re a regular practitioner or someone who just takes the occasional class, switching up your yoga routine can have a profound impact on your physical abilities, mental clarity, and quality of life. We all get stuck in ruts. When that rut is your yoga routine, there are several ways to address the problem – and we offer a range of classes to help you do just that.
Want to learn more? Visit our Midtown Ft. Collins yoga studio to try Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Anusara, Ashtanga, and Yin classes during your 20-day trial. This trial includes access to the gym and all group classes, and is a great way to familiarize yourself with our highly trained instructors* and welcoming community.
Some Like to Flow
If you love movement, try Vinyasa or Ashtanga. Both of these classes will include sun salutations (A, B, and/or C) in addition to longer-held postures. Our Ashtanga classes follow the Primary Series with modifications for beginners and Second Series options for more advanced practitioners. Our Vinyasa classes are all-level and designed to invigorate and challenge yogis both seasoned and new.
If you’re looking for something extra, try a Hot Mix class. This class seamlessly blends flows with carefully selected postures from the traditional Hot Yoga series. While it stands well on its own, the Hot Mix class is also a great introduction to Vinyasa for people who have only practiced Bikram-style yoga, and a great introduction to the Hot Series for people who have never stood still in a heated room.
Our Vinyasa teachers come from different backgrounds and offer unique yet cohesive styles of instruction. Compassionate, adept, and capable of teaching to the skill level of each class, our Fort Collins yoga instructors are often sought out by businesses and individuals for specialty classes as well.
Some Like Stillness
All of the classes at Elan Yoga will have some longer-held postures. In Ashtanga, those postures are held for the traditional 5-breath count. In Vinyasa, poses may be held a bit longer, though flows are still the focus.
If you truly desire stillness, Yin Yoga or Hot Yoga may be your best option.
In Yin Yoga, postures are held for one to five minutes. These gentle postures are often supported by props, allowing you to ease into them and slowly open deep into muscles and fascia. Calming, meditative, and foundational, Yin Yoga is restorative and ideal for people recovering from serious injury.
Hot Yoga consists of 26 postures, each held for a specific amount of time. We offer three traditional Hot Yoga classes at our FtC Yoga Studio:
- Hot 60 – One set of each posture
- Hot 70 – One set of opening and floor postures, two sets of balancing and standing postures
- Hot 90 – Two sets of each posture
While we follow the traditional 26-and-2 format for Hot Yoga classes, we offer modifications for all second set postures. Many of these second set modifications are drawn from the 84 postures that comprise the “Advanced Series” on which Bikram Yoga† was initially based. Modifications are never required, but they do offer an opportunity to deepen your practice and become a well-rounded practitioner.
Find What Fits You. Then Mix it Up
We encourage all of our students to explore and find the style of yoga that speaks directly to their needs and desires. We also encourage our students to challenge themselves and try styles they may be intimidated by or hesitant of.
Some Hot Yoga students fear the movement of Vinyasa or have been told that flow classes are too difficult. Some Vinyasa students may fear the heat of Hot and Hot Mix classes or feel intimidated by the longer-held postures. We are here to help you address those fears and misconceptions – both about yoga and your personal abilities – and will work to help you overcome the barriers that stagnate your progress and limit your potential.
We hope you’ll take a moment to check us out and see for yourself why Elan Yoga has been selected one of the Best Yoga Studios in Fort Collins.
Have questions? Give us a call at (970) 223-9642 to talk to one of our staff members or stop by the studio (directly across from the CSU Vet Hospital, next door to Cuppies on Drake) to talk to an instructor in person.