Yoga Classes

INTERIOR Yoga Classes

Yoga classes at the Green Bay Y will lead you to stretch, breathe, focus, and feel better. Millions of people do yoga because they love what it does for spirit, mind, and body. All Mind & Body Instructors are certified with our yoga instructors completing 200 hours of training.

An exercise discipline that dates back to ancient India, yoga involves moving the body through a series of positions and stretches, while focusing on breathing or specific thoughts. The practice will help to release tension from the mind and body. Yoga delivers unique and vital benefits which include increased energy levels, lower blood pressure, improved memory, better balance and sense of calm. All skill levels are encouraged to participate. You can challenge your muscles, bones and joints using safe and gentle poses to encourage stronger posture and core.

Schedules Yoga ButtonWant to try yoga but not sure where to start? Take our FREE Beginner Yoga Workshop, offered once monthly*. Beginner Yoga is a 75 minute workshop geared towards the absolute beginner. The goal is to learn the fundamental yoga postures and gain the skills and knowledge to attend the variety of yoga classes offered at the Y. *Not offered in June, July or August

True relaxation can become a reality in your life. Join us for many yoga offerings in our Mind & Body Studios at the Green Bay Y by purchasing a $ Punch Card/Drop in Pass. Open to both Y Members & General Public. Please review instructor biographies for teaching philosophies.


$ Power Flow Yoga  ages 14+

Power Flow Yoga is a 60 minute fast-paced athletic based class to get you moving, sweating, and breathing! This class emphasizes the physical postures learned in the Vinyasa Flow and Slow Flow classes making it the highest intensity yoga class offered. Come to class prepared to challenge yourself as you strengthen your body with Utkatasana (Chair Pose) and Chataranga’s (push-ups). You will leave class feeling fantastic! Hot class offered (room temperature between 80-85 degrees). 


$ Restorative Yoga  ages 14+

Restorative Yoga is a 60 minute practice composed of mainly seated and lying poses. The class focuses on stretching and breathing while offering a nice relaxed Savasana (Corpse) as a closing. This class is for anyone seeking the benefits of a gentle practice. This class is open to all levels. Hot class offered (room temperature between 80-85 degrees).


$ Slow Flow Yoga  ages 14+

Slow Flow Yoga is a 60 minute practice moving purposely from one pose to the other. This class is about strengthening and stretching while moving at a slower rhythm of movement. This class allows the opportunity to observe each pose, connect with the breath, and focus on alignment.  Slow Flow Yoga is a mindful, grounded, and balanced practice. This class is open to all levels. Express (40 minutes) and hot classes offered (room temperature between 80-85 degrees).


$ Vinyasa Flow Yoga ages 14+

Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a 60 minute practice in which the body-breath-mind is in a constant flow.  It is a continuous sequence of postures steadily moving from pose to pose synchronized with the breath. Each class offers variation in sequence of poses and themes. This class is open to all levels. Express (40 minutes) and hot classes offered (room temperature between 80-85 degrees).

Want to try Vinyasa Flow Yoga for FREE? Learn how!


$ Yin Yoga  ages 14+

Yin Yoga is a 60 minute class composed of seated and lying down poses with an emphasis on relaxing the muscles, stretching the connective tissue around the joints and encouraging mental calmness. Poses are held anywhere from 1-4 minutes to train the mind to remain calm and ignore distractions while relaxing the muscles. Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to more strenuous types of exercise. This class is open to all levels.


For more information regarding our Mind/Body programs, please contact Desiree Schmidt at 436 1254. You can also visit our Mind & Body Studios and meet our Mind & Body Instructors.

Looking for more Mind & Body options? Check out our Pilates Classes and get our Mind & Body Workshops & Special Events on your calendar!

My Y Story...

Magdalene

One month shy of her 3rd birthday, Magdalene was diagnosed with a severe speech and language delay. When asked what my main motivation was for having her assessed, my answer was simple; her safety. Magdalene couldn't even say her own name or tell you who her parents are if she were lost. We were her support, her interpreters and her words, as she literally could not speak for herself. At the same time, Magdalene started swim lessons with Hailee at the Y. Hailee knelt down and spoke directly to her at the first lesson. Magdalene said nothing. I interrupted the pause, as I always do, to tell her our challenge. Hailee gave me suggestions as to how I could help and I watched as my daughter began to trust her. By the end of that session, Magdalene wanted to swim. I was thrilled to hear that Hailee would be teaching the summer classes and signed Magdalene up, knowing the continuity would be a blessing for her learning. Hailee was one of the first "strangers" I entrusted my daughter to. As Magdalene walked up the pool deck at the end of class, I began to cry. I thanked Hailee for all she had done for Magdalene. It could have been anyone we met that first day and she could have treated our child just like anyone else, but she wasn't and she didn't. As a parent of a child with a speech disability, I want the YMCA to know how grateful I am that Hailee gave my child a voice during such an important time in her life. - Anne