Yoga East offers yoga classes for all levels.
Our studio is inviting, relaxing and easy-to-find in downtown Cape Girardeau.
You will find a class and time that is right for you.
Hatha Yoga Flow
This yoga class is good for all-level students who are active any healthy. Static postures linked carefully together with mindful movement for stretch and strength. The Saturday class offers a 15 minute Dharma talk to incorporate philosophy and lifestyle into everyday practice.
Gentle Yoga All Levels
This yoga class is good for anyone wanting a slower flow, prenatal, or stress reduction. Basic postures and pranayama (breathing) are acompaied by a mindful eye of our skilled teaching staff and one-on-one assistance. New students welcome!
Awakening Energy Kundalini-Style Yoga
Based in the Bahkti, Raja, and Shakti traditions, this class is taught by a Kundalini trained yoga practitioner wishing to advance to their KYT training. Having studied for many years from the best energetic yoga practitioners, the instructors who incorporate Kundalini-style postures, breathing and reflection offer a deep and insightful practice.
Yin yoga moves past the stretch of muscles into the soft tissue for a steady deep stretch with focused relaxation. This is a slow, floor-based practice focusing on the meridians of the body, the organs, as well as incorporating bandhas and pranayama.
Yoga postures and practices tailored to your specific needs, good for anyone with limitations, injuries or restrictions. Offered in both private and class format.
We also offer Private Yoga Classes for those wanting individual instruction.
Explore the Body
This is an anatomically-based class exploring specific joints and muscle groups in each class, actively targeting areas such as shoulder and upper back or hips and pelvis. Pranayama (specific breath work) is explored in each class. Sue received her certification in self-massage with her 500 hour YTT and shares the basics in this comprehensive class. Come explore what your body needs!
This class combines the powerful practice of mindful movement (vinyasa flow) with yin (static and deep stretch) postures to restore and rejuvenate.
Traditional movement-based yoga practice exploring both sun and moon salutations and their variations as well as creative movement infused in these traditional standard flow sequences.
Pavanmuktasana is a new class beginning August 20th, 2018 and is for anyone concerned with overall joint health, flexibility, mobility, and strength. Based on Mukunda Stiles’ Structural Yoga Therapy Program. Sue Greenwood was certified by Mukiunda himself before his death and is the only person in the region to teach this integral therapeutic series. Designed around the 45 specific possible body movements as outlined in the science of kinesiology, this class has many therapeutic benefits.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and MBSR Express!
Mindfulness meditation practices have been clinically shown to reduce both acute stress as well as daily stressors of life. Developed and researched by Jon Kabat-Zinn since 1979, this important series, conducted in 8-week cycles covers grounding techniques, mindful eating, body scanning, and other implemented tools for daily living. Come join us for this important life skills journey!
This is a slow-paced class with each position carefully cultivated and propped to be safely held for several minutes. These poses help restore the central nervous system, intercept the stress response, and incorporate stretching and breathing (Pranayama). Our restorative teachers have all studied with and been certified by Judith Hanson Lasater.
Join the instructor on a journey of beginnings through the 8 limbs of yoga, with a focus on asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing) to learn more about yoga and it’s benefits. If it’s your first class or you’ve taken some time off, a wonderful way to immerse yourself into the practices in a practical way.
Also Great For Beginners
Gentle, Restorative, Therapeutic, Joint-Freeing Series, chair yoga, MBSR.
Renew and Restore
This class combines aspects of therapeutics as well as Restorative Yoga for healthy body and mind. Typically we wind down the busy day with 30 minutes of standing poses, then 30 minutes of deeper Hatha sstretch, then 30 minutes of Restorative.
Warm Yoga: October – February
Experience the stretch and release of muscles in a warm (92 to 96 degree) environment. Work up a sweat and burn stress away while releasing toxins. Incorporates Flow and Hatha stretching styles.
With only 8 registered students or less, this class offers individualized attention for a rewarding and challenging class using the chair for sitting and as a standing prop. Address individualized concerns or imbalances. Great for beginner, people working back to full mobility, and those striving to keep the strength and flexibility they already have.
Means “Yoga Sleep”. It is the state of consciousness between sleep and wake where one can relax the body and focus on the inner world through specific instruction.
See our class schedule to register.