We connect body and mind
A beautiful mountain Yoga studio nestled behind Two Brothers Deli in Idaho Springs, Colorado. We offer dynamic and therapeutic Yoga classes, retreats, workshops and private instruction for all levels and abilities seven days a week!
All classes are open to any level of practitioner.
5:30-6:30 PM, Vinyasa Yoga with Cherie Ebert
5:30-6:30 PM, Vinyasa Yoga with Makayla Guy
Laura Reem replaces Makayla Guy starting January 7.
9:00-10:15 AM, Vinyasa Yoga with Cherie Ebert
5:30-6:30 PM, Vinyasa Yoga with Cherie Ebert
9:00-10:00 AM Gentle Yoga with Lisa Pettitt
First Thursday of the month
5:30-6:30 PM, Yin Yoga with Cherie Ebert
Check the home page for special events or workshops.
5:30-6:30 PM, Vinyasa Yoga with Zoe Downing
9:00-10:15 AM, Vinyasa Yoga with Cherie Ebert and Sarah Street
9:00-10:00 AM, Restorative Yoga with Lisa Pettitt, Laura Reem and Laura Huxley
Private or semi-private instruction
Wednesdays or Fridays $65/hour with Cherie Ebert by appointment: [email protected] or (303) 905-2205
DROP-IN, ALL CLASSES $10
TEN PACK CLASSES $85
FIVE PACK CLASSES $45
ONE MONTH UNLIMITED $95
PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE CLASS $65/hour
KIDS K-12 ANY CLASS $5!!!
Located in Two Brothers Deli:
1424 Miner Street
Idaho Springs, Co
Deli: (303) 567-2439
Cherie: (303) 905-2205
Cherie Ebert 500CYT
Cherie is a senior Prajna Yoga instructor who’s dynamic and therapeutic teaching style illuminates Yoga through intelligent sequencing, skillful hands-on adjustments and broad knowledge of the Yoga system. She has the unique ability to keep her finger on the pulse of every student in the room while being intuitive to their individual needs.
Cherie earned her 500-hr certification with Tias Little and Prajna Yoga and assists them in workshops regularly around the country. In 2008, she founded The Yoga Room where she teaches ongoing classes, workshops, private sessions, and retreats.
She integrates her knowledge of anatomy, alignment, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, essential oils, and the wisdom of Yoga along with a sense of lightness and exploration.
Her classes are fun, challenging and uplifting, taking you places you never thought you could go!
Lisa Pettitt 200CYT
Throughout her years of yoga practice, training, and teaching, Lisa has experienced the beneficial effects of joining mind and body in the present moment. She aspires to guide students toward creating these experiences for themselves through explorations of yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana). She believes that the well-being of individuals and collectives is nourished by the development of both strength and flexibility, mentally, physically, and emotionally. Lisa has spent over two decades studying and practicing meditation and mindfulness in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. She completed her 200-hour yoga teaching certification in 2016 with Asana Studio’s Connect Yoga Teacher Training in Arvada, Colorado.
Zoe Downing 200CYT
Zoe had the amazing opportunity to receive her yoga teacher training in Kerala, India during January of 2017. Her journey with yoga initially began a couple of years before-hand, and like so many others she eventually started to feel the benefits of practice overflowing into her everyday life. The quality of peace and wholeness Zoe has found within herself through the many aspects of yoga motivate her to share it with others as well. As a new teacher, she hopes to create a welcoming classroom environment that’s open to everyone from all walks of life. She intends to help others experience an authentic connection with the mind and body that allows them to feel whole and empowered.
Makayla Guy 200CYT
Makayla completed her 200 hr YTT program in April 2017. She is a new, eager, and passionate young yoga teacher. She began her practice at age 15. Yoga was the one thing that helped with her pain caused by scoliosis. After getting a spinal fusion at age 17, she had to modify her yoga practice. She decided she wanted to bring that to others with similar disadvantages or injuries, so she began to teach others how to simplify or modify their practice. Makayla makes her classes personal, comfortable, and open to all ages. She says, “It’s not about getting into a headstand, it’s about doing what’s good for your body with mindfulness.”
Laura first came to yoga in 2013 during a time of personal turmoil and later rediscovered it during another rocky period. She completed her 200-hour training through Outlaw Yoga Littleton in 2019 and is grateful to be a new teacher at The Yoga Room. Yoga has helped Laura practice self-acceptance, embrace growth through challenge, and let her inner unicorn shine! She aims to help others do the same with her playful and empowering classes.
Rebecca Carson 200CYT
Rebeccas passion for teaching is connected to her commitment to service and learn. The study and practice of yoga have captured her being in such a complete way that it is imperative that she continues to share; guiding, supporting, and challenging others to join the collective of awakening beings. In 2013 Rebecca received her 200hr certification with Samadhi Yoga and is currently working towards another 200hr with Tias Little and Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, NM.
Sama Dukha: To do all things with love.
Each day we are a seed becoming a bud becoming a leaf, and a flower. Beneath this lives the root. Just as a flower has roots, we do too. How can we stay connected to our root each day? Allow yourself to be all of it... the root, the bud, the leaf and the flower.
The Eight Limbed Path is the foundation of a complete yoga practice. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the eightfold path is called ashtanga, which literally means “eight limbs”. These eight steps basically act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. They serve as a prescription for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline, they direct attention toward one’s health, and help us to acknowledge the spiritual aspects of our nature. The sutras or threads are laid out in steps but are actually more like spokes of a wheel, or limbs of a tree.
The first step of Patanjali’s eight-limbed yoga system deals with one’s ethical standards and sense of integrity, focusing on our behavior and how we conduct ourselves in life. Yamas are universal practices that relate best to what we know as the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
The five Yamas are:
- Ahimsa – non-violence, non-harming
- Satya – truthfulness
- Asteya – non-stealing
- Brahmacharya – continence or moderation, moral use of the senses
- Aparigraha – non-clinging, non-possessiveness
Has to do with self-discipline and spiritual observances. Developing your own personal meditation practices, or making a habit of taking contemplative walks alone are all examples of niyamas in practice.
The five niyamas are:
- Saucha – cleanliness, purity
- Santosha – contentment
- Tapas -spiritual austerities, heat creating change
- Svadhyaya – self-study
- Ishvara-pranidhana – devotion to a higher power, surrender to the infinite
The science of controlled breath. Consists of techniques designed to gain mastery over the respiratory process while recognizing the connection between the breath, the mind, and the emotions. The literal translation of pranayama, “life force extension,” Yogis believe that it not only rejuvenates the body but actually extends life itself.
These first four stages of Patanjali’s ashtanga Yoga concentrate on refining our personalities, gaining mastery over the body, and developing an energetic awareness of ourselves, all of which prepares us for the second half of this journey, which deals with the senses, the mind, and attaining a higher state of consciousness.
The physical poses. In the yogic view, the body is a temple of spirit, the care of which is an important stage of our spiritual growth. Through the practice of Asana, we develop the habit of discipline and the ability to concentrate, both of which are necessary for meditation..
Withdrawing of the senses. It is during this stage that we make the conscious effort to draw our awareness away from the external world and outside stimuli. This provides us with an opportunity to step back and take a look at ourselves. Allowing us to objectively observe our cravings. Habits that are perhaps detrimental to our health and which likely interfere with our inner growth.
Concentration, or single-pointedness. As each stage prepares us for the next, the practice of pratyahara creates the setting for dharana, or concentration. Having relieved ourselves of outside distractions, we can now deal with the distractions of the mind itself. No easy task! In the practice of concentration, which precedes meditation, we learn how to slow down the thinking process by concentrating on a single mental object.
Meditation or contemplation. Dhyana is ultimately a state of being keenly aware without focus. At this stage, the mind has been quieted, and in the stillness, it produces few or no thoughts at all. The strength and stamina it takes to reach this state of stillness are quite impressive, but don’t give up. While this may seem difficult if not impossible task, remember that yoga is a process.
Absorption or completeness, the final step, “enlightenment”. Patanjali describes this eighth and final limb, samadhi, as a “state of ecstasy”. At this stage, the mediator merges with his or her point of focus and transcends the Self altogether. A profound connection to the Divine is attained, along with interconnectedness with all living things. With this realization comes the “peace that passeth all understanding”; the experience of bliss and being at one with the Universe. What Patanjali has described as the completion of the yogic path is what, deep down, all human beings aspire to….PEACE
Benefits of Yoga
Asanas (poses) have profound physiological, neurological, and even psychological benefits.
- Twists promote digestion and elimination, tone the abdominal organs, and quiet the nervous system. They keep the spine supple and flexible and can stir up your creative juices.
- Forward bends and restorative poses offer you a safe haven, calm the central nervous system, relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Stimulate the liver and kidneys and calm the negative thought patterns.
- Backbends energize and open the area around the heart, promote confidence, courage and counter fatigue. They stimulate the kidneys (the seat of emotions) and adrenals (stress glands).
- Inversions help balance your endocrine system and stabilize blood pressure, they arrest the flight or fight response, build strength and help with balance. Best of all they get you to look at the world with a different perspective perhaps seeing more clearly when your feet return to earth!
- Standing poses help build the strength you need to stand on your own two feet. Teach us to face life head on with confidence.
- Balancing poses remind you that you can stay focused and balanced in the midst of chaos.
- Pranayama is the science of controlled breathing. The mastery of our life force, known as Prana. It boosts the immune system, enhances circulation of the blood and massages the heart muscle.
- Meditation lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and calms the emotional mind. It is scientifically proven that people who meditate are happier!!!
This barely touches the surface of what Yoga offers. It is self-healing at the highest level. It is as much internal as it is external, creating a balanced and healthy body allowing your mind and heart to open to the joyful possibilities of life. It has the ability to affect all aspects of your life!!!
Powerful medicine with only transformational side effects!!!