Yoga

Yoga at Climb Cleveland is based in the Ashtanga practice. Our teachers are Ashtanga practitioners and the Ashtanga series of poses lend themselves to fitness from basic training to highly athletic powerful focused poses. These same words, athletic, powerful, focused, are the very words we use to describe climbing. Ashtanga is built around a defined and ordered series of poses. As you gain ability in the poses you have been taught more difficult poses are added a little bit at a time in a gradually lengthening stream of poses. The order sets up a series from easier poses to the more difficult to the seemingly impossible that you can practice on your own when you are not free to come to visit the studio.

We also incorporate the Mysore open studio concept where the studio is open for a three hour block in the morning, and another three hour block in the evening. You can come and go any time you want in that time block to work individually through your Ashtanga series with your teacher. Other yoga poses outside the series can also be practiced. The open studio fits with our modern changing life schedule. You don’t have to be there at a particular class start time with the worry of coming in some minutes late or needing to leave early. There is no late. The key to this and to climbing and fitness is that you just have to show up.

The ashtanga series can be used in conjunction with other training by taking a slice from the Ashtanga series that compliments another kind of climbing workout. That way one can work on front levers while using a section from triangle to tree pose as an active resting period. For example a front lever workout needs a break between sets and the Ashtanga series can fill that break with complimentary body motions that relax the front lever muscle tension to reduce injury tendency and keep me from just sitting there.

Schedule

Monday
6pm to 7:15p
Led Half Primary Series

Tuesday
6:00pm to 7:15pm

Wednesday
No class

Thursday
6pm to 7:15pm
Led Half Primary Series

Friday
6pm to 7:15pm
Led Half Primary Series

Saturday
No class

Sunday
No class