About Practice Yoga Austin

Practice Yoga Austin is a donation-based yoga studio offering absurdly high quality yoga classes on a “sliding-scale” – making the practice of yoga accessible for as many people as possible.

We have a recommended minimum donation of $5 cash, or $7 credit and a suggested donation of $15 or more per class. Our teachers are all highly trained professional adults who are here to hold space, educate, and exercise our student body. In order for us to pay them well and to meet our overhead costs we ask only that you give what is within your means to do, but please, find no excuse not to practice and support us as we grow our vision.

Where to Park?

Parking is free all day everyday, up and down both sides of 6th st. and on the side of our building.

What to Bring?

Practice Yoga Austin has fluoride-free, arsenic-free, FREE filtered water on tap. Bring a water bottle and filler-up. We offer hand towels free of charge, and have mats for sale. If you happen to forget your mat we have a loaner for you.

Our Classes

Align I, II, III

Alignment-based yoga, emphasizing precise bio-mechanical alignment and actions. The pace of the class can be moderate to advanced, and can include some vinyasa, but alignment will be emphasized.

Group Practice

This is a 2.5-3 hour advanced alignment-based practice for teachers and seasoned practitioners. A working knowledge of alignment-based asana is required. It is a mostly unassisted practice rather than a taught class and will either be led by the teacher or the teacher will be practicing alongside participants. Permission required.

Vinyasa I, II, III

Vinyasa is a system of yoga in which the breath is coordinated with the movement and the movements or postures are linked together in a continuous “flow”. The system is known for it’s “strong” yet “fluid” approach to yoga, in which strength, agility and flexibility are developed with continued practice. Depending on the level, some yoga experience would be recommended.

Hatha-Raja Yoga

Hatha Yoga is a general category that includes most physical yoga styles. It is one of the classical yogic system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures or seat) and pranayama (yoga breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. Raja Yoga is generally termed the Ashtanga Yoga or the Yoga of Eight Limbs, through the practice of which freedom is achieved. These eight limbs are: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi. We will slowly introduce various aspects of both the physical and the mental practices of Hatha & Raja Yoga in this class, through spiritual focus and challenging, advanced, but also fun asana practice that is accessible to everyone

Mindfulness

Mindful yoga is a meditation of motion and stillness that runs counter to our busy, scattered, fast paced, and anxious modern culture. It is a truly integrated mind body practice that trains patience, steadiness focus and acceptance. In mindfulness yoga we consciously connect to the physical experience of body and breath as a focus to train our awareness to be stable, calm, genuine, and present. We practice making peace with our body, our emotions, and our thoughts. We learn to make peace with, and tame our inner restlessness and anxiety so that we can experience genuine natural presence in the moment. We practice resting in the long burning intensity of poses, learning to experience everything that happens peacefully and openly without judgement or interpretation. With patience, willingness and careful practice this style of yoga can integrate us with our experience of the present moment so that we can truly be a clear, beneficial presence in the world.

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