Yoga Sunné Classes

Cottonwood Heights Classes

Anusara

Generally translated to mean flowing with grace and following your heart, Anusara is an inclusive, accepting yoga style where students are encouraged to find the practice that best suits them. Weaving philosophical concepts with modern movement science (kinesiology), this class intends to improve the quality of daily life activities, including the efficiency and longevity of the physical form.

(approx 80 degrees)

Ashtanga

Classical, led Ashtanga primary series; this foundational Primary Series is also known as Yoga Chikitsa, which translates to “yoga therapy.” This is a series of 51 postures that is practiced sequentially following sun salutations, or Surya Namaskar A & B. With dedicated, consistent practice, this series purges toxicities and prepares the body for a deeper practice, both mental and physical. A vigorous and althletic practice, but all levels are welcome and invited!

(approx. 105 degrees)

Awaken Wild Flow

Experience a unique combination of movement, breath, and sound that is connective, grounding, and revitalizing. Come infused with intention; this practice meets you where you are to help alchemize tension into truth and presence into possibility. When we become aware of our authentic nature, we move through that which impedes our growth and we learn how to stand strong in our authenticity. All are welcome to ‘level up’ here.

(approx. 80 degrees)

Candlelight Flows

Set to music and lit by candlelight which helps to allow the mind to achieve a deeper meditation. Candlelight flow is a soulful Vinyasa class that builds heat to increase flexibility and strength while attention is focused on alignment as well as the subtle energy body.

(non-heated)

Centered Flow

Create health from the inside out by focusing on the center— breath, core, & intuition— in this gentle flow class sure to rev your system for whatever the day holds. Anchor in the present moment while building good posture, alleviating lower back pain, and strengthening the body’s ability to balance.

(non-heated)

Flow-Zen

A practice in cultivating balance. We begin by warming up with movement synchronized with breath to engage awareness and build strength. Then we slow down and settle into deeply restorative postures that release stress and tension as they quiet the body and mind.

(non-heated)

Hot 60

This class is based on the traditional 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, but condensed down into a 60 minute format; it is designed to therapeutically work the entire body and it’s systems. All the major muscles, ligaments, and internal organs are addressed in a comprehensive and consistent manner to create and maintain optimal health and functionality.

(approx. 105 degrees)

Hot 90

The original hot yoga; this class consists of a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises designed to therapeutically work the entire body and it’s systems. All the major muscles, ligaments, and internal organs are addressed in a comprehensive and consistent manner to create and maintain optimal health and functionality.

(approx. 105 degrees)

Hot Flow

Let your breath guide you in this heated class. Flow through a sequence of postures linked together with the breath in a dynamic, rhythmic, flowing series.

(approx. 95 degrees)

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is sometimes called breath yoga. Unlike Bikram or Ashtanga Yoga that are very physical in nature and utilize a sequence of postures, Kundalini Yoga is an active form of meditation. We will take you through a series of specific breathing exercises, mantras (chanting), mudras (hand movements) and eye focus all designed to heal your mind, spirit, and body.

Come experience peace, mental clarity, connection to your inner and higher self and develop your intuition. You will leave feeling in alignment with yourself, with a clear mind and renewed energy.

Example meditations: reduce anxiety and stress, clear your chakras, release addictions, increase energy, and improve your health. Each class will be in tune with the energy and the astrology of the month.

(non-heated)

Restorative

Let us help you relax. Utilizing slow movements and gentle, restorative stretches to release tightness and blockages in the major muscle groups and energy lines, the intention of this class is to assist you in releasing the deep-rooted tensions and stresses stored in the physical, mental, and emotional bodies through the practice of supported postures, mindfulness, and meditation.

(non-heated)

Vinyasa

Learn how to synchronize breath with movement and energize the body while gaining greater self-awareness. Connect to your inner strength and power. A dynamic class with fundamental asana sequences throughout. Whether you’re looking to build strength, working to alleviate back pain, or striving to elevate your practice as a whole, this is the class for you. Enjoy a traditional Savasana at the end of practice to restore the subtle energies of the body.

(non-heated)

 

Vinyasa/Power

A lively and energetic class where you will build heat and get your heart rate up as you flow from posture to posture, linking breath and movement. The intention here is to build strength, flexibility, and balance, while also heightening mental clarity and improving well-being. Designed for all levels of practitioners, this class will meet you where you are and help you develop your practice, but will offer you options to build onto postures for a more challenging sequence, as well.

(approx. 95 degrees)

Yin

Yin yoga works deeply into the body’s connective tissues; it targets our ligaments, tendons, and the fascia networks of the body. With a series of long-held, supported postures we gently stretch the body’s relatively stiff, connective tissues. When we do this the body responds by making them a little longer and little stronger.

The length of time we hold these postures also has a profound effect on our minds. Yin provides us space to reclaim the balance between body and mind as we settle in and explore our physical sensations while observing the thoughts and feelings that arise throughout the process. It is here that we can find a sense of openness and ease with all that we are.

(non-heated)

Yogalates

This fusion class is an exercise method combining the strength of Pilates with the flexibility of Yoga. Utilizing the inherent connection between mind and body, we can strengthen and improve our physical, emotional, and subtle body energy. Come prepared to sweat, to strengthen your core, and to activate your major muscle groups using bands, blocks, and lots of work on the mat.

(approx. 95 degrees)

Sugarhouse Alley Classes

Ashtanga

Classical, led Ashtanga primary series. This foundational Primary Series is also known as Yoga Chikitsa, which translates to “yoga therapy.” This is a series of 51 postures that is practiced sequentially following sun salutations, or Surya Namaskar A & B. With dedicated, consistent practice, this series purges toxicities and prepares the body for a deeper practice, both mental and physical. A vigorous and athletic practice, but all levels are welcome and invited!

Awaken Wild Flow

Experience a unique combination of movement, breath, and sound that is connective, grounding, and revitalizing. Come infused with intention; this practice meets you where you are to help alchemize tension into truth and presence into possibility. When we become aware of our authentic nature, we move through that which impedes our growth and we learn how to stand strong in our authenticity. All are welcome to ‘level up’ here.

Chakra Flow

Yoga targets more than just the physical body. Our Chakras live within the subtle body and are responsible for elements in our consciousness such as stability, satisfaction, activation, love, expression, intuition, and enlightenment. The intention of this class is to target specific chakra centers and work toward removing blockages within them using physical asana, pranayama, meditation, and mantra. This multidimensional class will leave you overflowing with awareness and harmony.

Muladhara Chakra: The first Chakra within the energetic body, located at the very base of the body in the pelvic floor. Mula means “root” and dhara means “support” or “base,” so this chakra represents the foundational aspect of our consciousness. The Earth element rules this chakra and allows us to ground down and connect to that which we build upon. When we work with this chakra, we clear out fear and build support, stability, and confidence.

Svadhisthana Chakra: The second Chakra within the energetic body, located at the reproductive organs. The word Svadhisthana translates to “one’s own seat” so this chakra represents the space within ourselves that we call home. The Water element rules this chakra and allows us to explore creativity and creation. When we work with this chakra, we clear out feelings of guilt and shame and build curiosity, inviting the pleasures of life in.

Manipura Chakra: The third Chakra within the energetic body, located at the navel. The word Mani means “jewel” and Pura means “to fill with/full of” so this chakra represents the space within the body that is filled with the glistening, powerful luster that is our Agni – the digestive fire of the body. The Fire element rules this chakra and allows us to digest and metabolize all things that we take in – food, emotion, information, etc. When we work with this chakra, we build our Agni and replace sluggishness, indecisiveness, and lethargy with the power of activation and initiative.

Anahata Chakra: The fourth Chakra within the energetic body, located within the heart space. The word anahata translates to “unstruck,” reminding us that underneath emotion and broken hearts lies the pure, untouched spirit of Love. The Air element rules this chakra and allows us to have compassion and acceptance to others and ourselves. When we work with this chakra, we clear out ignorance and feelings of grief, inviting understanding and forgiveness into our relationships.

Vishuddha Chakra: The fifth Chakra within the energetic body, located in the throat. The word Vishuddhi translates to “purity” so this chakra represents the clear, translucent space through which communication happens. The Ether element rules this chakra and allows us to explore proper expression of our wants, needs, and thoughts. When we work with this chakra, we break through the confusion and discomfort of confrontation and assertion, and cultivate authentic connections with others.

Ajna Chakra: The sixth Chakra within the energetic body, located at the third eye. The word Ajna translates to “beyond wisdom” so this chakra represents the inherent, deeper knowledge that guides us. There is no element that rules this chakra because it is extremely spiritual in nature, asking us to set down sense perception and cognitive thought, and rely on the deeper wisdom that continues on after we’ve left our physical forms. When we work with this chakra, we explore Trust as a guiding practice, honoring the Ego by setting it aside and allowing our nature as Spirit to shine through.

Dynamic Flow

A fun, integrative sequence that moves the body in new directions. Each class will incorporate postures, stretches, and movements that help you work toward the more challenging asana that is the focus of the day.

Dynamic flow asks the practitioner to release old patterns and reimagine their physical practice as pure expression. This class offers opportunities for creative movement that challenges boundaries while keeping awareness within our limits. Play with your practice!

Emerge

This class is a meditative space for an exploration and journey of self through presence.

We are delighted to have a selection of skilled teachers guiding us through different meditations here; Kundalini Yoga, seated meditation, grounding through movement, and more will be explored as this class unfolds and we see what emerges.

Flow-Zen

A practice in cultivating balance. We begin by warming up with movement synchronized with breath to engage awareness and build strength. Then we slow down and settle into deeply restorative postures that release stress and tension as they quiet the body and mind.

Gentle Ashtanga

A shorter version of the 90 minute Primary Series. Gentle Ashtanga is perfect for the yogi just discovering Ashtanga or for those who need a break from the full primary series practice. This class focuses on breath and alignment within the foundational postures of the Ashtanga series and will leave you feeling grounded and rejuvenated.

Heart

When you connect to within, you never have to go without. Find presence within the body as you stretch, breath, heat up, and connect to your heart space.

With heart-opening postures and meditations that ground your energy in the heart center this class will help you strengthen your connection to that boundless space of abundance that dwells within us all. Bring an open mind and you’ll leave with an open heart.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan combines kriyas, meditation, pranayama and mantra. Kundalini Yoga is sometimes called breath yoga. Unlike Bikram or Ashtanga Yoga that are very physical in nature and utilize a sequence of postures, Kundalini is an active form of meditation. We will take you through a series of specific breathing exercises, mantras (chanting), mudras (hand movements), and eye focus all designed to heal your mind, spirit, and body.

It is referred to as the yoga of awareness and mother of all yoga because it includes all yoga within it. Kundalini is the flow of energy and consciousness that exists within each of us and enables us to merge our individual consciousness with the universal consciousness. Kundalini Yoga allows our fullest potential to flower and has the power to unleash and unlock barriers within ourselves that no longer serve us.

*We have bolsters to sit on and some blankets at the studio, but if you have a meditation cushion or a blanket that you love, please feel free to bring them to use!

Kalari

Kalaripayattu is an ancient martial art form that is from the southern state of Kerala, India. It is the oldest form of martial art known to mankind and is said to have its origins in the Gods. Sweat, stabilize, and focus in this unique class that reaches for more than just the physical. Learn and practice ancient movements that connect you to your deepest roots, and understand the energetic aspects of the body how it relates to others and the Earth.

Strength/Power

Increase awareness in your body and mind. This class shifts your perspective to that which stabilizes and builds strength in the total system. Flow through a series of grounding postures that warm and invigorate the body, while activating the core for maximum balance. Take the strength you build here with you off the mat; allow it to support you as you move through life.

Vital Root

A beautiful place to start your yoga practice and to deepen it. With a Hatha yoga lineage, the intention of this class is to help you find union between the body and spirit through breath, balance, and awareness. This class is slowly paced with a strong emphasis on building solid foundations in mindfulness and steadiness. Learn the breakdown of essential postures all while strengthening the body and softening the mind.

Yin

Yin yoga works deeply into the body’s connective tissues; it targets our ligaments, tendons, and the fascia networks of the body. With a series of long-held, supported postures we gently stretch the body’s relatively stiff, connective tissues. When we do this the body responds by making them a little longer and little stronger.

The length of time we hold these postures also has a profound effect on our minds. Yin provides us space to reclaim the balance between body and mind as we settle in and explore our physical sensations while observing the thoughts and feelings that arise throughout the process. It is here that we can find a sense of openness and ease with all that we are.

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