Yoga

Yoga is an important exercise that allows for relaxation, while also lengthening and strengthening muscles. If you’re looking for a low-impact way to improve your fitness and health, try our Yoga classes at select Harrisburg Area YMCA branches!

The Harrisburg Area YMCA offers classes with modifications for a variety of skill levels, so you can feel refreshed and at ease whether you’re a beginner or an expert in the areas of Yoga. Bring your tired muscles to a class to stretch away the stress with us! See our variety of Yoga classes available, below.

 

Ashtanga

Ashtanga Yoga, is a vigorous practice that helps build stamina, flexibility and concentration through various stretching exercises. This class can give you a workout and help you de-stress. Note that for Ashtanga, posture work is vigorous in order to keep correct form and keep the body in shape.

Hatha

A gentle, focused practice using meditation, poses, and breathing exercises to help you lengthen and relax. Beginner Level (Gentle Hatha Yoga) is appropriate for those new to Yoga, active older adults, or people recovering from injuries.

InBeTween

This class is for youth members ages 11-15 without parental supervision. Unwind in a peaceful setting with a balance of fun, following the Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) methodology.

Intro to Yoga

45-minute class taught by a monthly rotation of instructors and designed for the brand new student. The instructor will guide you through the essential aspects of Yoga, including breathing techniques, basic poses, and more.

Kids

This free Kids Yoga class is taught by Erika Malorzo at 10:00AM for kids ages 6-10. Erika is a certified Kidding Around Yoga teacher. Through yoga, she educates children about positive thinking and living a healthy lifestyle. A typical Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) class incorporates singing, jogging, limbo-ing, dancing, games and so much more. KAY is designed to:

  • Motivate children to be active
  • Build confidence
  • Develop mindfulness
  • Manage the spectrum of emotions children experience

Mixed

A version of Yoga combining Hatha Yoga (focused on individual postures) and Vinyasa (focused on the flow between postures).

Personal Training

The West Shore YMCA offers Yoga Personal Training sessions one-on-one or with a buddy! To submit a request for a personal Yoga session just stop by the Welcome Center or give us call. If further information is needed you will be contacted by Angelica Ried, our Group Exercise Coordinator. One of our Yoga instructors will then be in touch with you to set up your instruction time.

Personal Sessions

Perhaps you would prefer 1 on 1 instruction in Yoga. Personal instruction can be set up with any of our certified Yoga instructors. All sessions are an hour in length and can be purchased in 1, 5 or 10 sessions.

FeesFacility MembersProgram Members
1 – One-Hour Sessions$40.00$55.00
5 – One-Hour Sessions$180.00$247.50

Buddy Sessions

Don’t want to go it alone? Personal instruction for you and a friend can be set up with any of our certified Yoga instructors. All sessions are an hour in length and can be purchased in 1, 5 or 10 sessions.

FeesFacility MembersProgram Members
1 – One-Hour Sessions$55.00$85.00
5 – One-Hour Sessions$247.50$425.00

Vinyasa Beginner

This Vinyasa flow class is appropriate for students who are new to yoga. The class is designed to give detailed instruction and explanation of poses, and to be less physically challenging than the regular Vinyasa class. This allows you to gain strength and flexibility at your own pace with safety and alignment as the main focus.

Vinyasa

Vinyasa is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity of athletes or individuals interested in improving their level of fitness. Performed at a faster pace than Hatha, the focus is on the flow between postures, and blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format. Not ideal for those new to yoga.

Yogalates

Yogalates combines the Yoga-Power poses and Pilates techniques to increase flexibility and core strength. Lengthening and strengthening muscles is the goal of this program.

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