Squaw Valley’s breathtaking mountain scenery and positive energy makes for a truly unique and inspiring place to practice yoga. Squaw Valley was the original birthplace of the Wanderlust Festival, which has now expanded to seven locations around the world. A dedicated yoga studio is a natural, exciting extension to the original festival that is still held here every year. Unique to Squaw, some classes incorporate the extraordinary landscape, taking the practice outside on the mountain as well as classes that start in the studio and wrap-up with a hike, bike ride, run, swim in Lake Tahoe or, come winter, skiing and riding on the mountain. Through Squaw’s partnership with Wanderlust, the studio offers classes taught by some of the most recognized yoga instructors both regionally and nationally, as well as multi-day retreats incorporating yoga, activities and accommodations.
Vinyasa Flow: This class links body movement with the breath. Each sequence utilizes breath-synchronized movements to transition between sustained poses. In Sanskrit, the term Vinyasa means to place in a special way. This type of yoga focuses on the idea that the way we place our breath, our bodies, our minds and our hearts has a profound effect both within and throughout.
All levels, 60 minutes.
Power Vinyasa: This is a powerful and energetic class where students fluidly move through sequential poses while connecting their breathing to their movements. It is a vigorous and revitalizing form of yoga with modifications to make each movement accessible to all levels. Each class blends breathwork, strength, flexibility, balance, cardio and physical and mental stamina to challenge your body and help to develop steadiness of mind and freedom of vital life force energy. The term “Vinyasa” means to “flow with breath.” There will be regular sequences that become familiar to students with variations to modify, intensify, and challenge the body and mind.
All levels, 60-75 minutes.
Iyengar/Ashtanga Fusion: This type of yoga is a blend of Ashtanga Yoga, a vigorous, breath-centered flow of increasingly advanced poses; and Iyengar Yoga, a steady practice of precise alignment through long-held poses focused on the individuality of the student and the therapeutic benefits of each pose. This practice is therefore a balance of breath, flow, staying power, focus, specific alignment, intensity, surrender and the unique variations that promote health and healing of the body, mind and heart.This type of yoga is a blend of Ashtanga Yoga, a vigorous, breath-centered flow of increasingly advanced poses; and Iyengar Yoga, a steady practice of precise alignment through long-held poses focused on the individuality of the student and the therapeutic benefits of each pose. This practice is therefore a balance of breath, flow, staying power, focus, specific alignment, intensity, surrender and the unique variations that promote health and healing of the body, mind and heart.
All levels, 60-75 minutes.
Hatha: This practice incorporates breathwork with standing poses, seated poses, inversions, twists, core work, arm balances, and backbends to deepen and cultivate the awareness of the body and mind. The use of basic props and modifications enables students to work through physical limitations, stiffness, or strain with comfort and ease. Postures are practiced mindfully and with detailed awareness of alignment to create stability and balance. The cumulative effect achieved by practicing specific sequences allows the body to open and develop energetically. The timing of movements and holds affects the individual on an organic, mental and spiritual level. You will leave feeling grounded, rejuvenated and refreshed! “Ha” literally means the sun and represents energy (prana or life force) and “tha” means moon and represents the mind. Traditionally it is said that if one can calm the moon (mind), then the sun (prana) can be made to rise. Hatha Yoga, in actuality, is the grandfather of all of the physical movement-based yoga that is practiced in the world today. It is focused on bringing balance to the body and the mind for optimal physical, mental and spiritual awakening.
All levels, 75 minutes.
High Fives $5 Donation Class: This Wednesday evening Community Class with rotating Wanderlust teachers will offer a variety of yoga styles accessible to all levels. Please bring a cash donation for our local charity, High Fives, and support your local community through yoga!