Yoga & Fitness
Yoga is proven to reduce stress while increasing strength, balance, flexibility and overall well-being. Our yoga classes are fun and effective for all ages and levels of flexibility. Choose from open-level Yoga classes, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Yoga + Barre.
Fitness & Barre classes will help you burn fat and develop a sleek, toned body. You’ll love these fun, energizing workouts.
Choices include Total Body Conditioning, Cardio, and Barre Strength classes. Equipment - Based Pilates utilizes specially designed equipment including the Reformer, Trapeze Table (or Cadillac), Combo Chair, Magic Circle, Swivel Disc and foam rolls. Working with equipment provides a safe foundation to strengthen, lengthen, and rehabilitate your body.
Class titles that include a + sign indicate that a balance of both workouts will be included. Attending a variety of classes is highly recommended to maximize strength, weight-loss/maintenance, flexibility & overall fitness
This class builds a safe, comfortable environment for participants to be guided into deep relaxation poses – designed to stretch and open your body at a deep level using longer supported postures and breathing techniques. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, inspired and restored.
Yoga Nidra, or ‘yogic sleep’ is a deeply relaxing, meditative and healing practice. It has been used for centuries to achieve the deepest possible state of physical relaxation while maintaining consciousness. Said to be yoga’s best kept secret, regular practice of Yoga Nidra is a mentally and physically stress-releasing tool for positive change while employing the power of intention to manifest well-being. The class consists of brief, gentle movement to get the energy pathways open with the majority of the time spent in deep physical relaxation while consciously aware. While the body is in this deepest conscious ‘sleep’ the mind is guided into meditation techniques that relax the nervous system and use the deep brainwave state’s creative power of manifestation. This is the ultimate relaxing, healing and manifestation tool!
Total Body Conditioning
TBC: Total Body Conditioning
This conditioning class targets the common problem areas and incorporates a mixture of core strength work, stretches and exercises for the legs, thighs, buttocks and stomach areas. If you want to get a firm core and tone deeply, this is a great workout for you!
A perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin poses are held for a period of time during which we apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation and mobility in the joints.
In this open-level class you’ll experience all the benefits of yoga. We practice poses (asana), breathing well and sequencing to bring balance to your mind, body and spirit.
This gentle-paced yoga practice outlines the basics of proper alignment of your body, proper breathing and proper relaxation. This workshop (2-3 times per year) is ideal for beginners and for regular practitioners looking to remind themselves of the fundamentals.
Barre + Strength
With the use of light hand weights and the barre, train your legs, arms, and core toward the look and alignment of a well-defined athlete or dancer.
Using the same micro movements to deeply tone and shape your muscles as in our standard Barre class and adding calorie burning, heart rate inducing cardio along with it.
Yoga Philosophy Flow
(Vidyā Vinyasa Yoga)
Vidyā is the Sanskrit word for knowledge and learning = philosophical knowledge. (Moreover, vidyā is an epithet of Sarasvati, the Hindu Goddess of Wisdom. Sarasvati purifies and uplifts each individual with her divine, spiritual, and feminine energy.) Vinyasa may be translated in many ways. However, from the Sanskrit Vi means: variation or in a special way and, Nyasa means to place. Hence,Vinyasa may be understood as: the sequential movement, or placing, of postures in a continuous flow, linked with the breath. Yoga means union. Thus, Vidyā Vinyasa Yoga means asanas practiced with yoga philosophy that link Body, Breath, and Mind together allowing each student to feel their own divine, spiritual energy. Vidya Vinyasa Yoga will incorporate a full range of yoga techniques, such as: asana, pranayama, bandhas, mudras, and psychic sleep – together with yoga philosophy drawn from classical and contemporary sources. Our practice will purify and uplift the student with the divine, spiritual, and feminine energy of the Goddess of Wisdom.
• Classes suitable for those 14+ years old
• Full-time college students /
co-habiting partners / veterans / 65+ receive 10% discount
• Equipment - Based Pilates punchcard holders receive 50% OFF Unlimited Class monthly membership
• Yoga Therapy: first Saturday each month. Pre-registration and prepayment required. $25 for members / $30 for non-members
• 1st week FREE for area residents
• $13.50 | drop - in
• $110 | 10 class punch card
• $200 | 20 class punch card
• $65 | monthly - unlimited classes
• $70 | monthly - unlimited classes (Regular Payment)
• $715 | unlimited annual membership (Auto Pay & One Month Free)
Our Yoga & Fitness Team
Julia is co-owner of Body & Soul, founder of Body & Soul 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training & Personal Transformation and founder/producer of Dubuque Yoga & Oneness Festival. With more than three decades of experience in the healing arts and thirteen years of teaching yoga, her passion is to help others be more fully themselves and to practice yoga and exercise from a place of freedom in mind-body-spirit. She has published 4 yoga CDs.