New to Yoga? You'll Fit Right In, Just Be YOU!
It's natural to feel intimidated the first time you enter a Colorado Springs yoga studio, even at Yoga Studio Satya. Remember everyone in the studio also had a “first class," including your guide! We all start somewhere, and at Yoga Studio Satya we have created a safe, inclusive space for you to BeYOU. One way to gain confidence is to practice at home and slowly incorporate yoga into your lifestyle. You might enjoy our live streaming options or video on demand membership - START by downloading our app for some FREE content. During an in person class, one of our helpful guides will provide adjustments or assists, upon consent, to help you better align your body, prevent injury, and modify the position for an optimal experience. Overtime, your body and mind connection will 'yoke' so that the language and positions become familiar. Show up just as you are and be receptive to training your mind and body in new ways, without needing to 'perfect' anything. This is simply a practice of showing up each day for whatever arises, learning to flow as life comes. Our lessons go beyond the mat so you have coping skills for stress, grief, anxiety, depression; the cacophony of emotions one experiences throughout the day. We hope to help you improve your life and learn to manage yourself in relationship with your nature and the world around you.
Our classes start on time and doors will be locked when class is in session. If you're running late, first BREATHE, then check out our online options (live streaming from the comfort of your own home from anywhere in the world) OR our Video on Demand content with a membership.
Yoga is essentially a philosophy and discipline based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’. As per Yogic scriptures the practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with that of the Universal Consciousness, indicating a perfect harmony between the mind, body, and nature (creation). According to modern scientists, everything in the universe is just a manifestation of the same quantum firmament. One who experiences this oneness of existence is said to be in yoga, having attained to a state of freedom referred to as mukti, nirvana or moksha. Thus the aim of Yoga is Self-realization, to overcome all kinds of sufferings leading to 'the state of liberation' (Moksha) or ‘freedom’ (Kaivalya). Living with freedom in all walks of life, health and harmony, including our planet.
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old discipline from India. It was developed as a practice to unite the mind and body. There are many branches of yoga. All yoga styles can help balance your body, mind, and spirit, but they achieve it in various ways. Some yoga styles are intense and vigorous. Others are relaxing and meditative. No matter which type you choose, yoga is a great way to stretch and strengthen your body, focus your mind, and relax your spirit. Yoga health benefits include reduced blood pressure, increased focus, a deeper spiritual mind/body connection, more energy, and better sleep at night. Many elements of yogic philosophy, such as loving kindness, compassion and non-judgment, may also influence an individual lifestyle as they adopt healthier habits and make more positive, life-affirming choices.
Finding the Right Yoga for You
If you are new to yoga, you may be wondering what practice to try. If you have never practiced yoga before, there are several yoga classes that could be a good place to start; such as Beginner Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Wall, Private Yoga Therapy, or perhaps you fancy a Sound Therapy Session?At Yoga Studio Satya, we are happy to work with new students and help find just the right class to meet you where YOU are. Finding the right instructor is another important part of beginning yoga. Our Colorado Springs teachers are registered with Yoga Alliance and/or have completed 200 hours or 500 hours of training at an approved studio. You can practice with confidence knowing that our teachers are specifically trained to not only help you progress in your practice, but also to help prevent your body from being injured. While some instructors may lead classes in a brief chant, share philosophy, explore mudras (gestures), or guide you through a beneficial breathing practice, come curious and open to try something new. This is how Tantra works; it's through our own lived experience can we truly KNOW. The spiritual part of Yoga is entirely up to you! BeYOU!
With a variety of classes at our Colorado Springs studio, you are sure to find a class and a knowledgable guide at Yoga Studio Satya that can help you grow along your yoga journey.
This class is great for beginners and anyone who is interested in reviewing the essential elements of a yoga practice. We guide with the foundation of philosophy, focus on the shapes of the postures, principles of alignment, utilizing the breath, lines of energy, and the language of the practice. No experience needed, open to ALL
Yoga can be helpful to relieve tension and improve hip mobility, flexibility and stability. This practice can also improve lower back pain, balance, posture and prevent injuries in later life. While most yoga poses involve the muscles around the hips and pelvis in some way, hip openers are a specific group of asanas (postures) whose main anatomical function is to maintain and develop a healthy range of motion in the hips. This offering may vary: vinyasa, therapeutic, somatic and restorative.
Let your guide know if you need to address anything specific so they can weave tools into the class.
During a Restorative yoga practice, you're encouraged to relax fully, with the aid of the props & guided instruction, so that you can release tension and focus on the breath. This helps to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for the rest / digest process), which helps combat that feeling of ‘overdrive’ that we often find ourselves in. When the body and mind becomes softer, you can create the space for new awareness; to get in touch with your natural qualities of compassion and understanding of others and self.
A Vinyasa yoga practice connects individual poses (asanas) with controlled breath (pranayama) in a series of flowing sequences of movement. The term Vinyasa is derived from nyasa, meaning “to place,” and vi, meaning “in a special way.” This indicates that we are not “throwing our bodies around” but are bringing consciousness to each movement in each moment. Learning to flow with life, if you will. This practice can increase flexibility, strength and stability as well as improve mental focus and attitude. We are always flowing and yoking, exploring presence in the mind while witnessing what else arises. Arrive, just as you are, and practice: Steadiness (Sthira), Comfort (Sukha), with presence of breath and awareness in the NOW. We'll see YOU on the mat!
Yoga Wall is a unique tool, using nylon straps that connect to different points on the wall, allowing you to feel supported and recognize the proper muscles to engage while feeling traction and relaxation in other areas. The use of the straps, combined with gravity, invites you to experience a different relationship with gravity and perception. This allows students to experience near-weightlessness as they explore postures in totally new ways.
Here are some of the benefits:
• Allows standing postures, forward and back bends, twists and inversions.
• Can help improve overall flexibility and mobility in the joints and spine
• Builds strength in both the large muscle groups and the core.
• Creates ease in facilitating proper alignment for optimal spinal stability
• Aides in the ability to access various muscle groups in poses they are not yet able to achieve on the mat without support.
• Allows for safe progression of postures from the wall to yoga mat dissolving fear and building confidence.
• Reduces or eliminates back pain.
• Provides gentle spinal traction.
• Increases body awareness.
• Improves circulation and lymphatic flushing.
• Connects back to your inner child facilitating playfulness.
Gong Bath & Sound Sessions - (Sonic Sound Massage can be private or group offering and includes placing Tibetan Bowls on the body as well as surrounding you in sound)
Gong Baths are an ancient, multi-dimensional form of sound healing meditation; a type of inactive meditation, where you “bathe” in the healing vibrations of sound. During a gong bath, participants typically lie down and get comfortable with blankets and pillows. “Gong baths offer a psycho-acoustic gateway to heightened states of awareness and consciousness. It’s an amazing healing tool because the frequencies surpass the intellectual part of the brain and travel to the core of the cellular system where the healing qualities are fully absorbed,” says Hochkeppel (Healthline)
Journeyers who participate in these sacred sound healing meditations often receive (and manifest) experiences that oscillate between the intensely introspective and the extremely cosmic, often fusing into some combination of the two while helping to restore your natural rhythms.
A Gong Bath begins with participants laying down with their heads closest to the gongs, allowing the vibrations of the gongs to wash over them the crown to the root. This allows energy to be discharged from the fingers and toes. Participants are encouraged to lay in complete stillness to allow the vibrations the opportunity to move and restore stagnant energies. Let your guide know if you prefer a chair. Open to ALL.
Benefits include: Boost immune system, Decrease tension & fatigue, Improve sleep, Increase brain function, Reduce stress and anxiety, Enhances mood and feelings of well-being, Elevates integration.
30min Weekly Gong Baths available or Book a private/group sound bath or sonic sound massage (having trouble booking online, call us at 719.203.4525)
Yoga Nidra is a method that is intended to induce full body relaxation, bringing about an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity to the physical body and mind. Yoga Nidra, also known as “yogic sleep,” is a deep meditation that creates proprioception and a deeper state of conscious awareness, through a guided body scan that can aid relaxation and offer balance and healing in the body and mind. Practitioners can expect to leave the practice feeling restored, rejuvenated and rested.
This offering may include sound as well: gongs & crystal bowls.
Wear comfortable clothing, bring warm layers and personal props like pillows, blankets... we have props you can use as well. This practice is experienced lying down, though sitting in a chair is an option as well, just let your guide know what you need so we can support you to find the most comfort. Open to ALL.
Mat Pilates helps build a strong, balanced body and increases flexibility. As you progress in your practice you will notice improvements in breathing, focus, stress management, and body awareness. In this class, you will focus on core exercises to build your muscles and core strength. This includes shoulders, hips and all sides of the torso; training the deep intrinsic muscles that hold us together as we age. Open to ALL levels.
Private Yoga Therapy
These sessions are a full body, personalized assessment; focusing on all aspects of being through the many lenses of yoga: philosophy, energy, optimal alignment and returning to nature of being. We are here to support your process of healing, recovery and integration. It’s encouraged to continue sessions, on an ongoing basis. Together we co-create your custom care plan. The experience of yoga is about returning to wholeness. When we are able to recognize patterns, we can choose conscious awareness and create new pathways to support a better quality of life. Please contact the studio at 719-203-4525 or email [email protected] to schedule private sessions.
Though yoga is most known for physical practice and breath work (asana & pranayama), you may want to know more about Ayurveda, Energy, Neuropathways, Mudras, Sound, Light and more! Yoga is beneficial in recovery & rehabilitation from an injury, managing chronic pain, addressing depression and anxiety, calming neurological dis-ordered affects, feeling your way through grief, gaining mental/emotional health tools, improve lifestyle imbalances and low self-esteem, recover relationships (couples therapy), and helpful to relieve social anxiety/PTSD & trauma while building resiliency. We'd be honored to help guide you in returning to your wholeness, your truth, your deepest self. The light is always there - sometimes it takes someone to walk it with you until you remember. Book your session TODAY! (having trouble booking online, call us at 719.203.4525)
In our one-on-one sessions, you and your instructor can focus on developing the proper alignment and positioning in your asanas, for your body. Private sessions also give you the chance to learn about the philosophy behind yoga and ask any questions you may have. Our certified instructors are educated and experienced enough to bring your skills to a new level. You can use these sessions to complement your other classes at Yoga Studio Satya.
Private Yoga Sessions to Customize Your Journey - Yoga is a very personal journey and we are all in a different place on our path. Experiencing yoga in a class situation is a great introduction to the physical practice and breath, however there are so many layers to this philosophy and practice that can enrich lives in a different way. To truly understand what yoga is, is to explore who we are in relationship to the world around us as well as within. When we choose self study, growth arises and opportunities present themselves in new ways. One-on-one instruction at Yoga Studio Satya lets you focus on areas in more depth -- you can discuss proper alignment for your body, asking personalized questions or work on loosening tight hamstrings; learn about functional movement and how to modify poses to fit YOU. Book your session TODAY! (having trouble booking online, call us at 719.203.4525). Contact us to inquire about setting an appointment and finding the right instructor for you.
PandoraStar Light Therapy
PandoraStar light machine is an innovative kinetic device which invoke a unique visual experience in the viewer’s mind. The experience is controlled by the light flicker rate and brightness to stimulate temporary brainwave states and produce an optical experience. While resting comfortably with the light positioned in front of the face, the user closes their eyes and the viewers’ mind automatically creates a series of dynamically changing images and colors, taking them on their own personal journey while at the same time stimulating and changing brainwave states to desired frequencies which can be used for a range of beneficial states of brainwave activity, which can then be used for the purpose of healing your body, balancing your emotions, training your brain, expanding your mind and inducing dream world brainwaves.
PandoraStar is ideal for facilitating fast reliable brainwave entrainment for a wide range of applications, including:
*Not recommended for individuals with sensitivity to light or are prone to seizures*
Chi Machine Benefits include muscle pain relief, increase in local blood circulation and oxygen via gentle
motion of the entire body, energy increase, mental focus, stable back support alignment (used lying flat),
promotes lymph drainage (as documented in Australian clinical trials), internal massage, physical and mental
release from tension, fatigue and stress, the promotion of deeper, improved breathing, balance of the
autonomic nervous system and relaxation. When the machine stops, a unique rush of Chi energy is felt from
head to toe.
1) Temporarily relieves minor muscle aches, pains and tension caused by fatigue or overexertion.
2) Temporarily increases local blood circulation and oxygen - relaxes muscles locally.
3) Stimulation of Lymphatic System which promotes elimination of metabolic waste and toxins.
4) Promotes Lymph drainage and massage.
5) Healthy back support - used lying flat. No pressure placed on the spine.
6) Promotes both mental focus and physical energy.
6) Induces Alpha waves of relaxation in the brain coupled with stimulation of the spine's autonomic nervous
7) Provides a unique experience, the rush of Chi energy through the body - enhances meditation.
Guided Plant Medicine Journey
Our main goal is education and safety. You may have heard of microdosing, taking a very small amount on a schedule, to help ease anxiety, depression, assist with creativity and productivity. It's a great way to lift the fog and start the journey back to Self, using nature, reconnecting to nature and shifting your neuropathways with conscious awareness. Neuroplasticity is a state in which the brain is flexible and receptive to new types of learning and re-training.
We also offer larger dosing experiences, held in a safe setting. We address the Psychedelic experience through the lens of yoga. With gentle movement, breath work, meditation, sound, and the 6 S’s, we can facilitate an experience that can help someone in their journey to return to wholeness. Let the medicine open the door, the rest of the work is up to YOU. We understand this is not something everyone will want to explore, and that's absolutely ok. It's yet another way to become curious on the journey to Self. Learn more