Yoga Special & Challenge

16 for 10 Yoga Class Pack and Challenge for the New Year

In honor of 2016, we’re offering a 16-class yoga card for the price of a 10-class yoga card. Jump start your yoga practice for the new year and feel good! That’s not all–Use all 16 punches in January and you’ll get half off a monthly unlimited yoga card in February.

Yoga has many benefits on mind, body, and spirit. You’ll gain strength, confidence, peacefulness, flexibility, increased immunity, stress relief, fitness, better posture, mindfulness, connectedness and more good side effects. Establish a regular yoga practice and make 2016 your best year yet!

The purchase period for the special 16 for 10 yoga class card runs from January 1 – Janury 15th. Use all 16 punches in January any time and get 50% off the unlimited yoga card for February! Easy peasy!

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

New Student Yoga Specials

New Student Yoga Specials:

New Student Yoga Specials in Jackson Hole
Did you know? If you’re new to the Teton Yoga Shala and you’re an area local, your first class is free. Come on in and try a yoga class with one of our many highly qualified yoga teachers and see what you think and how you feel afterward!

If you’re a Teton Yoga regular (we thank you!), please share this news with your friends or family who might benefit, or better yet, bring them in with you!

We also have a Monthly Unlimited New Student Special for All New Students that you can take advantage of. It’s only $75 and you can come to any/all yoga classes that you want in one month. It’s the perfect way to jumpstart your yoga practice and it’s a great way to find yoga teachers and yoga classes that suit your needs.

अथ योगानुशासनम्॥१॥

Atha yoganuśasanam

And now begins (atha) the instruction (anuśāsanam) regarding Yoga (yoga)
–Patanjali Yoga Sutras

Yoga Special & Challenge

yoga special jackson hole

16 for 10 Yoga Class Pack and Yoga Challenge for the New Year

In honor of 2016, we’re offering a 16-class yoga card for the price of a 10-class yoga card. Jump start your yoga practice for the new year and feel good! That’s not all–Use all 16 punches in January and you’ll get half off a monthly unlimited yoga card in February.

Yoga has many benefits on mind, body, and spirit. You’ll gain strength, confidence, peacefulness, flexibility, increased immunity, stress relief, fitness, better posture, mindfulness, connectedness and more good side effects. Establish a regular yoga practice and make 2016 your best year yet!

Yoga Special Details:

This New Year’s special purchase period begins January 1st and ends January 15th! Use all 16 punches anytime in January and get half off a monthly unlimited card for February. DON”T DELAY! Resolve to find yoga for 2016!

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

July Yoga by Donation Month

Pay What You Want for Yoga Classes in Jackson Hole

Yoga in Jackson Hole by Donation in July
Yoga is all about TRANSFORMATION! This month, we are offering a special here at the Teton Yoga Shala, so you can experience our new yoga classes and teachers! It’s simple, for the whole month all yoga classes will be offered by donation, which means you can pay what you can afford or feel is appropriate.

Ignite a regular practice or simply try a new yoga class that you’ve been wanting to check out, and experience first hand the transformational benefits of Yoga.

Here are some of the fabulous, new yoga classes added:

  • Relax Deeply Class with Natasha
  • Therapeutic Yoga Class on Wednesdays with Max Friedman
  • Ashtanga Primary Series Research with Angela (Now 8:30 – 10:30 am!)
  • Sunday Donation Class with Ainslie (Now at 9:00 am!)
  • Adi Teaching the Saturday Yoga Flow

Yoga by Donation For a Good Cause, Too

Yoga by Donation in Jackson Hole to Benefit JHCCC
Also, 10% of all proceeds of the yoga classes during July will benefit the Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center. If you don’t know much about the Counseling Center, I highly recommend you look into what they offer to our Jackson Hole community. They make counseling affordable to everyone! No one is ever turned away, and the therapists there have dedicated their lives to helping people from all walks of life. See you in yoga class!

Spring Kundalini Yoga Series

New Kundalini Yoga Series for Spring Begins Sunday, March 9th

Kundalini Yoga Series
A new Kundalini, meditation, and yoga series taught by Connie Wieneke will begin on March 9th and runs through April 27th every Sunday.

This will be an all-over kundalini, kriya, meditation practice. We will work through the chakras, and tune the body, mind and spirit for the returning sun and spring.

As usual, one of the intentional benefits of this meditation and yoga series will be a balanced endocrine system. We are only as healthy and joyful as our glands. Open your heart and mind to opportunity.

Our kriya set will wake up the endocrine system and balance the energy centers in your body. “Love every breath that comes, and love all things, known and unknown.” You may be surprised by what comes to you.

As Gurarattan Kaur Khalsa writes: “Start realizing that opportunities and prosperity can come in different forms than you have previously imagined. Believe that you deserve prosperity.”

And a good dose of laughter and fun in our practice goes a long way toward that state of spirit.

About Connie Wieneke

Connie Wieneke completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance yoga teacher training from Adi Amar and Angela Tong for Vinyasa Krama. Connie has practiced Kundalini under teacher Sarah Kline for four years, incorporating it into her life on a daily basis. In addition to Kundalini, she teaches workshops in meditation/writing and two regular Level 1 Yoga Basics classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm. Learn more about Connie here.

Spring Kundalini Yoga Workshop Details:

When: Sundays 9:00 – 10:15 am, March 9th – April 27th
Where: Teton Yoga Shala
Who: Connie Wieneke
Cost: $85 for the whole series, OR 1 punch on punch card, OR $19 drop in

Check out the Spring Kundalini Yoga Series Flyer HERE.

“The purpose of this live is to live it, to taste to the utmost, to reach out eagerly without fear for newer and richer experiences.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

Yoga Workshop: Arm Balances

Arm Balance Yoga Workshop Sunday, March 9th

Ainslie Fagan - Yoga Teacher in Jackson Hole is teaching a Yoga Workshop: Arm Balances

Ainslie Fagan in a yoga arm balance

Join yoga teacher Ainslie Fagan for a special Arm Balance Yoga Workshop on Sunday, March 9th from 3pm-5pm.

In the two-hour workshop, you will work on hip openers and core exercises to safely and intelligently learn some basic arm balances. No experience is necessary for this all levels workshop.

For some people, yoga arm balances can seem intimidating and scary at first, but they are doable and beneficial, so come give it a try in a safe environment. Ainslie will provide instruction and tips to build a good foundation in these challenging yoga poses right from the start.

Some of the benefits of Yoga Arm Balances:

  • Strengthen the wrists, arms and shoulders
  • Tone the abdominal muscles
  • Tone the inner thighs
  • Improve the sense of balance
  • Strengthen and tone the arms and shoulders
  • Engage and improve muscles of the core
  • Test your balance and focus
  • Improve confidence
  • Help to increase hand strength and wrist articulation

Arm Balances Yoga Workshop Details

When: Sunday, March 9th from 3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Teton Yoga Shala
Who: Ainslie Fagan
Cost: $25

About Ainslie Fagan

Ainslie Fagan is a Yoga Alliance Registered yoga teacher who teaches several classes here at the Teton Yoga Shala including an All Levels Yoga Flow on Fridays from 12:00 – 1:15 pm and an All Levels Yoga Flow class on Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:15 am. Learn more about Ainslie here.

Yoga Workshop: Arm Balances at Teton Yoga Shala in Jackson Hole

Bakasana, or crow pose, works on many muscles. Come give it a try!

Habits of a Yogi Talk

Two Free Talks at the Shala about the Habits of a Yogi

Natasha to speak about the Habits of a Yogi

Natasha Krochina image credit: Breathe Daily Bliss

Join Natasha Krochina for a free talk to learn about Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga.

Discover how daily habits (like those of a Yogi) can help you feel better, have more energy without relying on caffeine and sugar, feel less overwhelmed, and have less stress while getting a better night’s sleep.

About Natasha:
Natasha is a yoga teacher and a student of Ayurveda who “loves nature, learning, storm day skiing, self-care and caring for the planet.” Through her yoga classes and Ayurvedic teachings and programs, she hopes to shift unhealthy patterns into healthy ones for people interested in making the healthy shift.

Natasha teaches two yoga classes here at the Shala on Wednesdays: an All Levels Yoga Flow from 12:00 – 1:15 pm and an All Levels Healthy Backs therapeutic yoga class in the evening from 7:15 – 8:15 pm. She also teaches yoga at other studios and places around the Jackson Hole Valley.

Learn more about Natasha here and at her website Breathe Daily Bliss!

Habits of a Yogi Details

When: Two Different Sessions Available
Monday, March 10
— or —
Friday, March 14

Where: Teton Yoga Shala

Cost: FREE!

Click here for the flyer. Please share with friends and family who might benefit from this event.

Winter Yin Yoga Class

Find Peace with a One-Evening Winter Yin Yoga Class

Polar Bear by Lauren Harris

Polar Bear by Lauren Harris

Celebrate the solstice by nurturing and celebrating yourself with beautiful yoga teacher Lauren Harris and a special Winter Yin Yoga Class.

Take time out. Take an hour to breathe, to practice calming forward folds and supported asanas, to find the peace residing within.

On the shortest day of the year, we will focus on winter wonder yin while much of the world around us is in yang mode. Dissolve the dissonance that arises from this seasonal disparity and remain centered and balanced.

Seasonal Yoga Session: All levels Winter Yin donation class
When: Friday, Dec. 20, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: Teton Yoga Shala
Who: Lauren Harris

About Lauren:

Lauren has practiced yoga and related arts for 15+ years. She completed Nicki and Eddie’s Maya Yoga 200-hr teacher training held at TYS two years ago. She has studied with numerous teachers including Bhavani Maki and Anna Forrest, along with her favorites, Angela Tong and Adi Amar, and taught intro yoga classes in southern Maine. Continually amazed by the ever revealing nature of yoga as well as its centering and grounding qualities, she loves the adage, “do enough yoga, and yoga does you”. Some of her other passions are photography, travel, her two dogs, and especially her two children.

Yellowstone Wolf by Lauren Harris

Yellowstone Wolf by Lauren Harris

Happy Winter Solstice, Yogis!

Ski Fitness Yoga

Why Come to Ski Fitness Yoga?

Ski fitness yoga in Jackson Hole
Ski fitness yoga has such an important place in Jackson Hole, as most folks here love some sort of snow sport, or two or three. The winter season here is long and the terrain and conditions demand skill and stamina.

Ski fitness yoga will challenge and develop your strength, stamina, flexibility, balance, breath, attitude, and awareness to help you be at your best on the slopes this winter. It can also help heal and prevent injuries so you can love this magical place that we live in to the fullest!

Whatever we happen to occupy ourselves with during the summer and fall such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing, sitting on the couch or child rearing, it’s not adequate preparation for the ski season and that first powder cycle that challenges even the strongest of hamstrings and quads on skiers and snowboarders.

Thereʼs nothing like that first endless powder run down the Hobacks or top to bottom Glory to humble even the fittest. In my honest opinion, no matter what you do or donʼt do to prepare, the ultimate training for skiing is…skiing. But might I add, skiing skillfully.

Ski Fitness Training or Skiing: It’s Not What You Do, But HOW You Do It

Coming from the yogic perspective, itʼs not really what you do, but HOW you do it that really matters, with everything in life.

  • What is the quality of your physical posture? As you work are the muscles that need to be working, working and the ones not needed (like your jaw and face) relaxed?
  • Are you aligned skeletally with gravity to prevent injury and for optimal biomechanics?
  • What is the quality of your effort, are you gripped and forcing yourself aggressively or is there some essence of ease present within your effort?
  • Are you working in accord with your energy level today, do you need to push yourself today or ease off or take a rest day?
  • What is the quality of your breathing, are you breathing and how? Is the breath non-existent and erratic or calm and even?
  • What is the quality of your presence? Are you stressed about what happened an hour ago or what you want to happen tomorrow or are you right here, right now? Can you turn off your music and your phone, stop talking and pay attention to whatʼs going on right now?
  • What is your intention for being here? Are you here to be better than the next person, or are you here to be your best and to have fun and love life? Are you here to do what you were able to do ten years ago or to do what is appropriate for you now?

These are the questions that the yogic skier asks everyday, every time we put our ski or snowboard boots on.

Ski fitness yoga and maintenance at Teton Yoga Shala
As an acupuncturist, I treat a lot of injuries from every kind of sport and workout (including yoga!) and it always comes down to one of the above issues which all boil down to being out of alignment in some form or fashion with regards to our body, mind or breath.

Yoga is all about balance: balanced action and technique, balanced mind and attitude and balanced breath. And discovering for ourselves our own unique and personal definition of what that balance is for who we are today. Sometimes in our attempt to get fit or to perform athletically, we push ourselves or are pushed by others to a point that brings us out of balance, instead of into balance, and this inevitably leads to injury.

As yogis and athletes, part of the fun is to push ourselves and rediscover our limits all the while staying in balance. And the important perspective here is to grow slowly and remember the big picture. The tortoise wins the race! Slow and consistent efforts to improve on all levels mind, body and breath will absolutely improve your athletic performance in the long run so that you can absolutely be a better skier 20 years from now.

So, in whatever ski fitness class you choose, it is your responsibility to pace yourself.

Even if the focus is pushing limits quickly, it is up to you to remember this responsibility and that your alignment, your breath and your attitude will always guide the way. Also, the safest and most effective training will include all of these elements.

May the force and the snow be with us all this season! And please join me for Ski Ftness Yoga on Thursdays 5 – 6 pm, starting November 7th and through December.



New Yoga Class Schedule Begins Nov. 4th

November Yoga Class Schedule

The schedule for November will be slightly different than usual for the off season starting November 4th. Additionally, Thanksgiving week classes are canceled on November 27, 28, 29 and 30thHere are a few of the changes:

  • Some of the early morning classes are temporarily unavailable
  • There’s a Kundalini Workshop Every Sunday through Dec. 22nd
  • The Ashtanga Primary Series class is temporarily canceled until January
  • Angela is teaching a Ski Fitness Yoga Class on Thursday evenings
  • The Friday Noon Class is temporarily unavailable
  • Thanksgiving week classes canceled on November 27, 28, 29 and 30th

Check the details in the November Yoga Class Schedule HERE. Please come on in and keep up on your yoga practice!