MIND/BODY WELLNESS

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The health of our Spirit, Mind and Body has always been the core of what we work for at the YMCA. While physical health is important, our mental and emotional health is vital to a healthy, happy life. Instructor-led classes and private practice can greatly enhance our mind and body connection. Our heated yoga studio provides a warm, quiet space to decompress, quiet our minds, build our strength and improve our lives. For a list of class options, please visit our group fitness page.

YMCA HEATED YOGA STUDIO

The Altru Family YMCA is pleased to offer heated mind/body class options to our members and guests.

 

Thanks to many Grand Forks area businesses and individuals, an unused space was renovated to a warm, wonderful mind/body practice area that is suitable for heated and non-heated classes, stretching and meditation.

 

Heated options mean that the temperatures range from approximately 90 to 100 degrees with the humidity at approximately 40%. Non-heated temperatures range from approximately 75 to 85 degrees.

 

Self Practice

Our Heated Yoga Studio is open to members for the self-practice of yoga, Pilates, stretching, or mediation.  Open to Y/Choice Members Only. A key is available for checkout at the Fitness Center Desk.

 

Heated Yoga Guidelines may be downloaded hereheated yoga guidelines 2

 

For a list of Benefits of Practicing Yoga download here: Benefits of Yoga

 

Yoga on the Greenway

Enjoy outdoor yoga every Saturday morning at 10:00 am on the green space behind the Toasted Frog. Bring your own mat, water, insect repellent, sunscreen, towel, and anything else you may need. Class will be held indoors at the YMCA in case of inclement weather. Bring a friend – this offering is free and open to the public. Classes are scheduled to run June, July and August. This schedule may change so please stay tuned to current published schedules.

Yoga

Class begins with breath awareness and a few moments of quiet reflection. Gentle stretching opens the way to a practice of yoga poses to build strength, flexibility and awareness. A great way to start your day!

Heated Yoga

Y Heated Yoga is a traditional Hatha yoga class at a warmer temperature, currently 90 degrees with 40% humidity. Some of the benefits of heated yoga may include: efficient fat burning/increased metabolism; detoxification; safe and easy stretching and opening of musculoskeletal structures; and more.

Yoga Therapy

Therapeutic yoga is an inherently holistic approach, simultaneously working on the body, mind and spirit. Various yoga practices systematically strengthen different systems in the body, including the heart and cardiovascular system, lungs, muscles, and nervous system.

Sleep Meditation Yoga

Yoga Nidra is an ancient method of healing backed by modern research with healing benefits. Warm up with simple, dynamic posture sequencing that will tone, strengthen the body, balance energy, stretch the muscles and connective tissues, and ready the body to lie comfortably through a guided sleep meditation.

SilverSneakers® Yoga

SilverSneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

LIVESTRONG YogaFlex

This yoga-based class incorporates sitting and standing poses for improved balance, posture, strength and flexibility. Additional balance and core exercises are included. Equipment used include chairs and occasional light hand weights or SilverSneakers balls. This class is ideal for those who do not want to get down on the floor or take of their shoes. LIVESTRONG Alumni are welcome to attend at no charge.

Pilates

Improve your posture, strengthen your back and abdominal muscles, increase flexibility, prevent stress and back pain, tone muscles and sharpen your mind/body connection: with simultaneous stretching and strengthening in a non-impact balanced system.

Pilates Hybrid Flow

A low impact, intermediate-intensity total-body workout combining mat Pilates exercises with the flowing movements and poses of yoga.

 

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We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous gifts which helped to make this yoga space a reality:

 

Kurt & John Eickhof – Construction Engineers

Jim & Mary Dale Hansen

Joe & Jenna Zavoral

Karin Brewster

Annie Gerszewski

Arch & Mary Simonson

Windseth, Smith & Nolting & Associates

Simonson Lumber

Lunseth Plumbing & Heating

Northern Plumbing