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The Climbing Yogi

The Climbing Yogi

By Elyssa Candal

There is a vast world of mountains that await to be summited, each with their own level of difficulty. There’s a challenge to those who seek out the thrill of the climb, the thrill of life. Like any challenge, there are also underlying fears:  fears of not being able to accomplish the task at hand or of being hurt.

The Climber’s Dilemma

There comes a point when a climber either finds that they are not flexible or strong enough to get to the next move on a route or they are so high up on a route, their mind starts to play games with them and let their fear get out of control. But there is hope!  Many climbers have found the practice of yoga to help overcome those obstacles.  Yoga physically and mentally transforms the way you climb by gaining strength and flexibility.  Through mental strength, you will conquer your fears.

Yoga to the Rescue

Yoga is a powerful tool that can be used to maximize your climbing performance in every way. Through the practice of yoga, you will enhance your strength to make those big moves you thought you weren’t capable of. It will help you become flexible enough to hike your leg up high on a foot hold and to balance on your feet while you let go of one hold to reach for another. Your joint mobility will also increase the range in your body’s movements. Not only will it improve your climbing, but it also has many benefits to your physical and mental well-being. The awareness you bring to the route you challenge will give you the courage to face any of the obstacles set before you, to have control with every hand and foot placement. Your breath and movement will work together as one. You will become The Climbing Yogi.

New Cypress Yoga Classes

We are excited to announce that as of Monday, October 22nd, our yoga program has officially kicked off at our Cypress location! At the Cypress location, we have a few classes with limited spacing, so signing up and reserving your spot each week is encouraged and potentially necessary.  Make sure you sign up early to get a good spot!  Yoga classes, like always, are free for members and $15 for non-members.  You can also purchase a 10 Session Yoga Pass for $125. Here’s a quick look at our schedules.

Cypress Yoga Schedule

Reserve your spot each week in order to guarantee your space. Click on a yoga class for more information and booking.

  • Rise & Shine Yoga

    Time: Monday 6 AM – 7 AM
    Instructor: Elyssa Candal

    Start your day with a calming routine that will help you to “rise and shine”. Let the sounds of nature and asanas warm and soothe your soul. This class will gently wake you up creating a relaxing energy that is for all levels.

  • Vinyasa Yoga

    Time: Monday 6 PM – 7 PM
    Instructor: Liliana Tanil

    In this class poses are linked with breath to slowly build a fluid and energetic flow. Sequences will combine dynamic movement with static poses and students can expect to feel strengthened, stretched, relaxed and happy.

  • Yoga for Climbers

    Time: Wednesday 6 PM – 7 PM
    Instructor: Elyssa Candal

    Yoga for Climbers focuses to strengthen your body, expand your range of motion, balance and flexibility. You’ll be guided through various asanas, or poses, to help you on your journey of becoming the best climber, or yogi, you can be. Beginners through Advanced students welcome.

Spring Yoga Schedule

Reservations aren’t necessary for weekly yoga classes.  Reservations are strongly encouraged for monthly yoga clinics.  Click on a yoga class for more information.

  • Sunrise Yoga

    Time: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6 AM – 7 AM
    Instructor: Jennifer Foudy

    Sunrise Yoga is for all skill levels. This alignment-based class will include sun salutations, standing and balancing poses, twists and forward bends to get you energized for your day. Beginners welcome.

  • Medley Yoga

    Time: Monday 7 PM – 8 PM
    Instructor: Nev Arsekin

    All levels yoga class with differing focuses from week to week. Playful yet challenging, this class allows you to level-up or down-level in any way to suit your unique body and level of practice. Beginners through advanced students welcome.

  • Yin Yoga

    Time: Tuesday 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
    Instructor: Tayler Gyug

    In this all levels class, we use specialized poses to open up the ‘yin tissues’ of the body (joints, ligaments, tendons, and fascia) with the goal of increasing range of motion, maximizing healthy circulation, decreasing stress, and improving flexibility. Beginners through advanced students welcome.

  • Integrative Flow Yoga

    Time: Tuesday 7 PM – 8 PM
    Instructor: Tayler Gyug

    Integrative Flow is an all levels class. This class begins by opening up the body through yin concepts and transition into a movement-based flow used to reinvigorate and energize! With a focus on alignment and breath, you’ll always leave feeling your best. Beginners through advanced students welcome.

  • Power Vinyasa Yoga

    Time: Wednesday 7 PM – 8 PM
    Instructor: Vanessa Williams

    Power Vinyasa brings focus to building heat from the inside, rather than imposing it from the outside. Core, strength, balance, and breath work are all challenging components to this energizing practice. The fast-moving flow style leaves you feeling strong, rejuvenated, and ready for any challenge. Beginners through advanced students welcome.

  • Yoga for Climbers

    Time: Thursday 7 PM – 8 PM
    Instructor: Elyssa Candal

    Yoga for Climbers focuses to strengthen your body, expand your range of motion, balance and flexibility. You’ll be guided through various asanas, or poses, to help you on your journey of becoming the best climber, or yogi, you can be. Beginners through Advanced students welcome.

Ready to become The Climber Yogi?

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Thursday, 11/22 -- CLOSED
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