Erika Wolfe, Owner/ERYT200
Welcome to Yoga Mat.
My name is Erika Wolfe, ERYT200 Yoga Teacher and co-owner of Yoga Mat. My yoga journey fell into my life when I needed it most and didn’t know it. A last minute invite to a class in Sept. 2012, was all it took for me to fall in love with my mat.
I didn’t understand how an hour of a yoga practice could quiet my “monkeymind,” calm my Self, and make me feel so good. Yoga became my new life. Stress melted away. Finding confidence, strength, belief in my Self, and becoming the change I needed. Curiosity and a thirst for knowledge led me further on my journey of Self and to find the “magic” behind Yoga.
My definition of this magic is: Able to practice at a studio that is filled with love, kindness and open hearts. Learning how my practice is reflected in my life. Becoming aware of all aspects of Yoga; that it’s not just about the asanas. It’s the journey of finding yourself in Self-awareness. Taking the time to take care of you. Letting go of challenges, obstacles, worries, ego and so much more, and just BE in the present moment. Using your breath to move thru asanas, becoming stronger in mind and spirit, the body will follow. Yoga is the practice of mind body connection, always learning and growing.
I look forward to meeting you where you are at on your mat.
Erika Wolfe, Owner/ERYT200 instructs the following:
Sweat, breathe, go with the flow! This fun, flowing class combines postures and sequences from various styles of yoga. With a dynamic flowing sequence of yoga postures linking breath and movement, you’ll cultivate awareness while building core strength and flexibility. Learn ujjayi pranayama breath work. It can get nice and toasty to ensure your muscles are warmed up and ready to stretch. You WILL sweat. This class will offer many incredible benefits including; increased endurance, stamina, strength, and flexibility. The heat aids in warming the body and increasing detoxification through sweat. This class is open to all levels of practitioner. We encourage anyone to try. Keep in mind you might want to take it easy your first several classes as you get used to the heat.
Heat 90-100 degrees, Humidity 30-40 %
All levels welcome, modifications available
This is a Vinyasa Flow Class geared for yogis that have a few or more classes under their belts. You will be given an opportunity to try some fun asanas that can be a little more advanced. Creative sequencing that can challenge you both mentally and physically. The main focus, like all of our yoga classes, will be on linking your breath with movement and moving with good form and proper alignment to the best of your ability. While this class is structured for students that have a little more experience, we would love to see all students try any of our classes. If you are new to yoga and would still like to take this class, plan to slow it down or take breaks when you need to. This class is done in a room that is heated to about 75-80 degrees with 30-40% humidity.
Restore with Rose
Taking time to pause in the middle of the week is like taking a mini vacation to reset the body mind releasing tension areas.
Restorative yoga focuses on relaxing the body in restful postures. Note that "rest" is different than sleep. Rest provides the body an opportunity to renew and heal. Countless studies have proven the physical and emotional benefits of this.
75 minute cass. Warm room 75-80 degrees. Music to enhance the relaxation response. Occasionally incense or oils may be used to help calm the body mind
This is a slow flow beginner yoga class. Focus is on introducing pranayama techniques, mindful stretching and meditation.
Expect to feel refreshed, calm and centered after this class, which takes a gentle approach to practicing yoga. In this class we emphasize cultivating mindfulness as we integrate postures, body alignment, breath awareness, and meditation.
While this class is a wonderful class for beginners to learn and practice the basics, it is also a great for seasoned practitioners. Exploring the internal nature of the yoga poses--how they feel, rather than how they look.
Temp 70-75 degrees
Props and/or chairs will be offered