Yoga Styles

Moving Mountains Yoga offers a diverse blend of yoga styles and practices. Every teacher has a unique background including training and experiences in various traditions of yoga. Read more below and inquire for advice on the where to begin.

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. 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.

Private Individual & Group Sessions

Moving Mountains Yoga offers private sessions for individuals, groups, bachelorette parties, and work places for beginners or advanced practitioners. Our certified and insured instructors offer professional sessions at our studio or onsite, tailored to meet the needs of each person or group. Private sessions can be useful to introduce you to yoga basics to build confidence in joining a class, yoga parties, as weekly self care, for team building and more. Contact us to for rates and details at movingmtnsyoga@gmail.com

In Studio Classes

We offer classes 7 days a week within our waterfront and sunlit studio overlooking Harpers Ferry Wv. See our schedule page on this site to view our weekly offerings. All classes are suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga: a dynamic style of yoga that syncs breath with movement, adding a cardio component to the practice. Vinyasa is sometimes translated as “to place the breath in a special way.”

Yinyasa: yin yoga is a series of poses with a focus on the hips and pelvis, poses are held for 1-10 minutes creating a deep stretch for the joints and connective tissue. Yinyasa is a combination of gentle vinyasa flowing movement with yin poses to release tension and emphasize relaxation.

Gentle Yoga & Restorative: gentle yoga moves at a relaxing easeful pace, and restorative yoga is a series of poses using comfortable props to enhance rest with a focus on restoring our nervous system.

Outdoor Yoga

Practice within a wide variety of venues with pretty sunrises and sunsets, among gorgeous views in historic Harpers Ferry, Charles Town and Shephersdstown. We offer weekly outdoor classes May-September, overlooking the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah River and outdoor events on Saturdays. All classes are all levels and scattered at different locations within Jefferson County Wv. There is no better way to experience aligning with nature than to take your yoga outdoors. View our schedule page for weekly classes and weekend events.

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MMY Youtube Channel & Virtual Classes

Enjoy class from the comfort of your home with Moving Mountains Yoga Founder, Whitney Ingram. Subscribe by visiting YouTube and choose from various classes uploaded as a free resource to the MMY Community, inspired by continuing our practice through covid. Email a class request with the subject “Virtual Class Request.”

View schedule page for various live streamed virtual weekly classes. Preregister and receive a Zoom Link to view class.

Trauma Informed Yoga Workshop

Moving Mountains Yoga is dedicated to serving our communities with the competence of yoga as an addition to therapy. We are passionate about sharing the knowledge and research on somatic healing and how to apply it to the complexities of life. Our workshop is lead by Whitney Ingram, 500 E-RYT, Ayurvedic Specialist and trauma survivor. She teaches this workshop from a 15+ year background in using yoga as her main modality of therapy. Her approach is from a lived experience, dedicated practice and advocacy, as well as continued mentorship from Kath Meadows, yogi and mental health therapist. Each workshop MMY supports offering attendance for two people at no cost, ensuring the exposure of this knowledge to all populations.

In this workshop we invite yoga teachers, therapists, and the curious to explore and learn how trauma lives in the body and how yoga can assist in healing. We discuss the prevalence of trauma, practice trauma informed yoga, and gain an accessible understanding of the science of trauma and learn about the role of yoga as a practice for healing and self care.

For yoga teachers and therapists we explore trauma informed techniques for growing your sensitivity to make your teachings more inclusive. For people seeking yoga or already practicing, these techniques may give insight to the style of yoga your body may appreciate. Additionally, we will provide guidance in self care to inspire your personal practice and support those working in the field of trauma and yoga activism.

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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda can be translated as the science of life, and is a 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 and this science is woven into the mission and theme for Moving Mountains Yoga. Ayurveda 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. You will naturally learn more about this ancient science and medicine by practicing yoga with us and can schedule Ayurvedic consultations to learn more about what Ayurveda can do for you and your lifestyle. Email movingmtnsyoga@gmail.com to schedule your consultation.