Moving Mountains Yoga is a modest and contemporary boutique wellness studio offering professional instruction to those seeking balance of mind, body, and spirit
What is Yoga?
The word yoga translates as union or to yoke. Yoga can be defined simply as anything that unites you to the present moment. Yoga asana or yoga poses and meditation is a practice for longevity of optimal health for body, mind and spirit, and can include various traditions and styles. Continue to read to explore the styles we offer. Yoga is not a religion, but can deepen your self awareness, connecting you more to any form of spirituality. As with all people, yoga is diverse and each experience is different, to best define yoga is to practice for yourself.
YIN & GENTLE YOGA
Yin Yoga is a more passive practice of yoga that involves variations of seated and supine poses that are held 1-5 minutes which helps to access deeper levels of connective tissue. Yin Yoga’s emphasis and benefit is on mobility and flexibility of the joints and can be deeply restorative.
Gentle Yoga classes emphasize rest and relaxation for students looking to alleviate stress and fatigue.
Both styles are suitable for Beginners.
VINYASA FLOW & HOT VINYASA FLOW
Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic style of yoga that syncs movement and breath, creating a flowing movement from one pose to the next pose, typically offering more cardio and strength elements to the practice.
Hot Vinyasa Flow is the same style of yoga practiced within a heated room between 90-105 degrees at 40-60% humidity. Benefits of hot yoga include releasing water retention, increased circulation and hormonal balance.
Ayurveda can be translated as the science of life, and is the sister science to yoga, a science based on the five elements. The integration of ayurveda into our yoga practice deepens our self study and self awareness in relation to nature and natural cycles. Ayurveda offers an individualized, and therapeutic approach to health, vitality and joy. It is based upon the tenant that we do not mold ourselves to fit the practice but rather the yoga practice should be unique to who we are and what we need in order to support our health.
HATHA FLOW & GENTLE VINYASA FLOW
Hatha Flow and Gentle Vinyasa Flow are alignment focused styles of yoga, with simple transitions from pose to pose.
STUDIO IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Thank you for visiting our site. Please be advised that the studio is CURRENTLY CLOSED until further notice, in efforts to support our community during the pandemic. Visit the resources below to continue your practice and stay connected:
- Join our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and our YouTube Channel
- Glo.com 15 DAY FREE TRIAL
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- Headspace App
Community Yoga EVERY Friday 6pm DONATION CLASS
Every Friday you can enjoy an all levels yoga class for donation lead by a different teacher each week. This class is an act of seva or service for the teachers who volunteer and give back, and all proceeds benefit Moving Mountains Organization, an organization dedicated to bringing yoga and wellness to underserved populations of West Virginia.
Cost: FOR DONATION
Yoga for Children 5-13yrs old Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays
Moving Mountains Yoga is proud to offer yoga for children 3 days a week to share the wisdom of self care with your whole family. All classes are for one hour, drop off classes and $10 per child. Classes are weekly starting the second week of September through the last week of May. Children 14 years and older are welcome to attend our regular/adult weekly classes.
Monday 4:00-5:00pm Yoga for Children 11-13yrs old
Thursday 4:30-5:30pm Yoga for Children 8-10yrs old
Friday 4:30-5:30pm Yoga for Children 5-7yrs old
Living Yoga Retreat July 30th-August 2nd
During this four day and three night retreat, nestled in the woods cliffside the Potomac River, we will immerse ourselves in the practices of yoga movement, philosophy, meditation, and unplugging in nature. You will be relieved of the mundane daily tasks and engaged in self study and nourishment. All yoga practices, workshops, and excursions are optional, giving you the freedom to tailor the schedule to your needs and desires. Content will include teachings to enrich your home movment and meditation practices, deepen your understanding of Ayurveda, and serve in aligning you to living your yoga. This retreat includes 8 hours of continuing education for Yoga Alliance certified teachers, and an optional juice cleanse for all participants at additional cost. View the Living Yoga Retreat section of this website for accommodations and pricing. Please note that all deposits are refundable due to the pandemic.