Yoga Classes

Whether you already to call Grace Yoga And Pilates your home away from home or if you are visiting us for the first time, we are so glad you are here!

Class Descriptions

This class offers a traditional Hatha yoga class utilizing asana (postures), breathing practices, deep relaxation, and guided meditation appropriate for both new and experienced students.

 

This class introduces individuals to Pilates and the series of exercises performed to lengthen and stretch all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion.

 

Experience many of the same benefits from yoga during this 45-minute chair class designed for seniors. Our practice will include gentle yoga movements and stretches both in a chair and standing using the chair as a prop, as well as yogic breathing, deep relaxation and guided meditation.

A Hatha yoga class appropriate to all levels and ages that incorporates stretches, strengthening, and gentle flows to increase mobility, flexibility, and strength. Props and modifications are offered to help individuals feel the full benefit of the pose. Meditation and breath work are included to reduce stress and improve feelings of equanimity. 

Join us for this empowering, transformative experience, and together lets rise above the chaos of the “new normal” and intentionally design the life you want now. Intentional living is a lifestyle based on your conscious attempts to live according to your values and beliefs. Compassionate latitude and gratitude are the lubricants for living a well designed life. 

This systems approach is for those who want to:

Feel the flow of life when your actions and your intentions are in alignment with your core values.
Unplug from old stress patterns, attitudes and habits that are getting in the way of living the life you want now.
Experience more moments when your heart comes alive, relationships deepen, and you give time to your passions.
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future, it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn

Join Michelle as she continues her yoga education with this 20 week series. Michelle and her students will explore elements of yoga nidra, yin yoga, restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, as well as deeper relaxation and meditation. Feel free to join for the full twenty week offering or drop in when you can. Questions and comments are welcome to deepen Michelle’s exploration into these areas. This is a free weekly class for all levels.

 

Yoga postures are linked together with breath creating the flow. Students are encouraged to investigate each pose for several breaths, allowing adequate time to make adjustments that help deepen their practice or align the physical body with their breath. Beginning poses are then linked together to create a flow that each student can take at their own pace, in tune with their breath. 

 

Emphasizing core strengthening, postural alignment, and the breath, this class helps students balance the physical body with a combination of strengthening and stretching for a practice that complements a cardiovascular exercise program. 

 

This energy driven yoga class is the perfect start to your day. Flow poses, designed for all levels, awaken the body and stimulates you for the day ahead. Modifications are offered for added balance and comfort. Walk away feeling centered and invigorated for anything that comes your direction. 

 

Often times our focus is on what is going on outside ourselves: our family, work, the to-do list, or the news and ones’ self-care needs get postponed or go unmet. Enjoy nurturing yourself through the balance of movement and breath, effort without tension, stability with comfort, and stillness with equanimity. Your self-care practice moves off the mat as an expression of love in action. 

This class will help you navigate the stresses of life and come into a better balance through focused yoga postures, breath work, and meditation. Each class also includes a short discussion on how to use your practice to gain inner strength and peace and counter the physical, neurological, mental, and emotional effects of stress. All experience levels welcome. 

This class combines light weights (2 or 3 lbs.) with a strength building sequence which is great for core stability, endurance, bone density & balance.  Fun, upbeat music.  Includes mindfulness and a relaxing, guided meditation.

 Grace Yoga And Pilates is a yoga studio in Roanoke that offers a variety of yoga classes. Our studio is primarily a breath and movement yoga studio that can add more to your existing yoga practice or create strong foundations for beginners. We believe breathing and moving together is one of the best ways to get the most out of your yoga practice. We offer a variety of yoga classses:

Moving With Intention

Every single one of our yoga classes begins with a specific intention that will help you work on yourself. Sometimes this means focusing on body awareness, other times, it’s about learning how to reframe your thoughts, and sometimes it’s merely about pausing to be in the moment. Yoga offers many benefits, including physical benefits like improving strength, balance, and flexibility, mental benefits like increased relaxation and decreased stress, and spiritual benefits like increased energy and improved mood.

We offer all of our yoga classes in the yoga studio as well as online in order to provide these benefits to our entire community, no matter where they are in the world. Our community is an essential part of our yoga studio as we love connecting with one another before and after each class. We aim to help each and every member of our community grow into the person they genuinely desire to be. 

Come As You Are

We also pride ourselves on our humanism. We don’t expect perfection from any of our students because we are all on this journey together. Nobody comes to yoga because they’re already perfectly zenned out. We are here because we know how wonderful it is to work towards that inner calm. 

Think our studio sounds right for you? Learn more about our class types.

Get The Most Out of Your Yoga Class

  • It is best to do yoga on an empty stomach or to have eaten something light a couple of hours prior to class.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can move and relax in.
  • We sell yoga mats at our studio. We also have mats and props that you rent long term  if you wish — please contact us to make arrangements.
  • Please honor each other’s sacred space by avoiding walking on another’s mat
  • Class will start promptly so please try and be on time. If you must enter late, please enter quietly.
  • Yoga is about acceptance. Kindly accept your body and any limitations you may be experiencing. These yoga classes will help you honor the body you have. Try not to compare yourself to others during class or push yourself through poses.
  • Please let your instructor know if you are experiencing any pain or limitations before or during class. We will modify postures and/or use props to individualize the postures for your.
  • Please let your instructor know if you are pregnant before class. We will modify postures and/or use props to individualize the postures for you and keep you and baby safe.