what to expect


before class

The studio opens 15 minutes prior to class beginning. If you arrive early, please try to be as quiet as possible as class may be ending in savasana and there are many massage rooms in the lobby.

Sign-in at the desk, and if you’re a new student, fill out a waiver and notify the teacher of any injuries or things you’re working through in the body.

When entering the studio, we ask that you leave your phone, shoes, and belonging right outside the door or in the cubbies right inside the door and not in the practice space.

during class

At times, yoga classes can become very challenging. We ask that you observe the body and listen deeply. After all, yoga is about injury prevention and listened to the sacred body wisdom within… and should not be that which causes injury! Listen to what’s going on. Vary the practice to fit you each day.

after class

Carry the practice with you. Our practice begins when we leave the mat, so bring all the lessons you’ve learned on the mat and spread them!

You will always feel welcome here, and leave your classes feeling glad that you came. So thankful to have a yoga studio like this in Sioux City!
— Shannon

Where is your studio located? Where should I park?

We are located in historic downtown 4th Street above the Diving Elk!

Our address is 1101 4th Street, 3rd floor, Suite 3E. There is metered parking Monday – Friday, 8a – 5p, on the streets surrounding, but free parking behind the building in a large parking lot!

Go in the big white doors to the right of the Diving Elk!


What should I wear and bring with me?

Wear comfortable, moveable, and depending on the class, breathable clothing. 

Bring water and a mat.

If you don't have a mat, we some some available for use for free at the studio!


I am injured/hurt/etc, can I still practice?

For major injuries ask that you consult your doctor first, but for the most part, yes!

There can be so much freedom to explore in the body post-injury, post-pregnancy, and post-whatever! As long as it feels good in the body, do it! We do ask that you alert your teacher to any previous or pre-existing conditions you have in the body so that they can make sure you stay safe through the practice.


I'm new to yoga.... where should I start?

Most of our classes are layered, meaning they are accessible for the beginner, the intermediate, and sometimes the advanced yogi. Don’t worry- we were all nervous the first times we practiced!

We do offer a basic class at 9:30 a Saturdays and often host a beginners series. Other than that, check out our schedule, read the class descriptions, and find something that suits what you're looking for.

 

other offerings

We offer several special classes designed to help the community and bring awareness of the body/heart/mind within. We each have our own stories and life experiences, and as such, our yoga practice can help move us through our journey! Alongside our regular classes, we also offer:

Prenatal Yoga + Wombyns Gathering

Jackie offers this class weekly on Saturdays for women to gently move their body, interweaving of connection, community and movement. We begin with circle, an open space to be heard and share stories, before moving into gentle yoga that is conducive for the pregnant body and will foster the connection between mother and baby. We finish with breathwork and meditation to enhance relaxation and build your confidence for the big day when baby makes their arrival! 

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

We are walking around carrying invisible wounds no one else can see. Traumatic experiences, whether as the victim of a crime, a soldier on a battlefield, or a first responder answering a call for help, all carry with them potentially toxic residues that can imprint us deeply in our lives and in our relationship to others. Designed for those individuals who want to stop coping with life and start living it and/or for those who work and serve and love others who struggle to live out their life’s passion and purpose, like mental health professionals, counselors, teachers, parents, for example.

Mindful Resiliency is about reconnecting to the divine within, rediscovering the wisdom the body possesses, recapturing a magic we may have felt we’ve lost, and reclaiming our control of our choices. We come together to be mindful in our breath, thought, movement, and rest. We'll gently bend and fold, twist and stretch, meditate, and find gratitude. We'll live out this mission by promoting whole body wellness, fostering safety, predictability, and control, and by creating an inclusive, caring community of bonded brothers and sisters sharing in support.

 

Yoga for Cancer

A strong yet gentle physical practice which considers the unique needs of this population, this yoga class will allow the student to face their changes and challenges in a safe physical and social environment, and to become comfortable with their “new normal.”  Focus on breath and relaxation to help control the chaos of the mind. As part of a wellness plan, yoga strengthens all the body systems, including the immune system, and gives the student a sense of control and community. This class is donation based. All proceeds go to alternative therapies at June E. Nylen Cancer Center, such as art therapy.