Class Descriptions

Solace Yoga Studio is voted the #1 place to practice yoga in Michiana since 2011. We offer many yoga styles including:

  • Hatha Yoga in all forms: power yoga, vinyasa, yoga sculpt, hot yoga, gentle yoga, kids yoga classes, meditation, and more.
  • Fitness Classes by figureFIT!  
  • Nutrition Classes and holistic educators
  • Specialty Workshops 
  • Yoga Retreats 
  • Yoga Teacher Traing School: a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program for students looking to become yoga teachers.

Solace Yoga feature’s well-trained, professional instructors, a non-competitive and encouraging environment, and a peaceful facility. Solace is conveniently located in Mishawaka, Indiana wasily accessible from South Bend, Notre Dame, Granger, Osceola, Elkhart and Goshen.

You may start your yoga journey in one of our beginner’s classes and to find out more about upcoming workshops, see our Events Calendar.

Class Descriptions

Beginners Classes

Solace Yoga 1.5

Now that you have finished Solace Yoga 1 the next step in your yoga journey is Solace Yoga 1.5 where you will be introduced to new yoga asanas (poses). Yoga teachers will lead the class at slow-but-steady pace with a focus on alignment and breath. This class is ideal for all fitness levels, first timers to yoga, or those who have a basic understanding of yoga. This is an interactive class and students are encouraged to ask questions and explore the asanas (poses) as they are ready. A meditative aspect may be introduced in Solace Yoga 1.5.

H-HOT!

H-Hot is Hatha Yoga done in a hot environment. This all-level hot yoga class is taught in a room heated to 100-104 degrees. The heat will provide for a detoxifying sweat while you flow through postures that are suitable for beginners who want a challenging class in the heated room with the basic yoga poses. This class is led at a slow but steady pace with a focus on proper alignment and breath. Students are encouraged to ask questions as they explore the poses.

Intermediate - Advanced

figureFIT! Body Sculpting

This is NOT a yoga class. figureFIT! is a class that focuses on building strength, power, and speed. In this high-intense class. You will use dumbbells as resistance in order to build your strength and tone your entire body. The workout burns up to 750 calories per class (average is 500-600). Since you are working your body's anaerobic system, you will literally be burning calories for up to 36 hour post workout. 

Beginners are welcome. This class is perfect for athletes looking to get faster, stronger, and build endurance. 

Warning: Excess bodyfat tends to fall off after doing this class consistently for 3-6 months. 

Power Yoga

Take your practice to a new level with a strong practice incorporating a dymanic flow, static holds, inversions, core strengthening, and pranayama. This class demands your attention. You will build a lean and strong body with Power Yoga.

Hot Yoga

Hot Yoga is a challenging series of postures performed in a precise order, in a room heated to 100-103 degrees. This program systematically works the entire body, concentrating on the essence of every organ, bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, and lymph node while developing strength, balance, and flexibility. Yoga instructors will teach students how each pose stimulates the mind, restores and shapes the body. This is an intermediate level class.

Hot Power Yoga

This is an advanced power yoga class taught in a room heated to 100 degrees. The heat will provide for a detoxifying sweat while you flow through an athletic and dynamic sequence of poses.

Vinyasa

The word Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement.” The yoga teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. This technique is also called Vinyasa Flow, or just Flow because of the smooth way that the poses link to the breath and become like a dance. This class is diverse and sequencing will vary by instructor and in general is a vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga. Vinyasa will connect the body to the mind and spirit through intense flow and Ujjayi breathing techniques.

Yoga Sculpt

Yoga Sculpt is a combination of yoga inspired movements with the addition of free weights, strength training moves, and light plyometrics. Class is designed to work every major muscle group, building strength and greater depth in yoga postures. This fun and energetic class is a full body workout and will bring your regular yoga practice to new heights. Knowledge of sun salutations is recommended.

All Level Classes

Senior Yoga

Senior Yoga classes are offered to meet the needs of seniors. Yoga for Seniors is a gentle class incorporating range of motion exercises, alignment, stretching, strengthening, awareness, breathing and relaxation to refresh, energize, improve posture, deepen breathing and improve sense of well-being. This class can be done entirely sitting in a chair, standing, or standing by the wall for support. Yoga has been shown to: - Improve sleep quality and improve depression - Reduce stress - Help control blood sugar in people with diabetes - Enhance respiratory function - Help alleviate arthritis pain - Increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis - Improve balance - Moderate chronic pain Better together? Yoga is also something that an older person and their caregiver may want to do together.

Pure Solace

The ultimate in stress relief! This all-level hatha yoga class will flow through basic yoga poses and sequencing to help reduce stress, bring deep relaxation, increase flexibility, and promote a sense of well-being and balance. You will become aware of the stress in your body and you will be able to release it. This class is designed specifically to calm you down and relieve tension. This is an all-level class.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga welcomes all levels from beginners to advanced. Experience deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and healing by experiencing restorative yoga. In this style of yoga, each pose is supported by blankets or bolsters and held for several minutes. The student achieves poses without much muscular strength, facilitating deep release in the connective tissues while allowing the nervous system to completely quiet and return to a state of balance. Instructors may offer a meditative reading or focus to help guide and relax the mind. Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing way of practicing yoga.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga is a great class for beginners or those who prefer a more gentle yoga class. Basic yoga asanas (poses) and warm up exercises will gradually increase strength and flexibility while allowing you to experience the body-mind connection. Instructors will focus on correct alignment and the benefits of the poses. Gentle Yoga is for all fitness levels.

figureFIT! Fitness

This is NOT a yoga class. figureFIT! is a class that focuses on building strength, power, and speed. In this high-intense class. You will use dumbbells as resistance in order to build your strength and tone your entire body. The workout burns up to 750 calories per class (average is 500-600). Since you are working your body's anaerobic system, you will literally be burning calories for up to 36 hour post workout. 

Beginners are welcome. This class is perfect for athletes looking to get faster, stronger, and build endurance. 

Warning: Excess bodyfat tends to fall off after doing this class consistently for 3-6 months. 

 

Core Power

Condition your core with intervals of core training, yoga, isometrics and resistance work. A strong core reduces your risk of injury through movement. Strengthening the core muscles will naturally improve your posture, which will also help to alleviate or prevent back pain. This will help you in your daily life by reducing the risk of injury and in performing everyday tasks.

Hot CORE Flow

A perfect flow of movement combining the principles of Pilates and Yoga to build core strength, flexibility, balance, confidence, and stability. Through the Pilates method you will strengthen, lengthen, and tone your entire body focusing on dynamic core based movement. The practice will be balanced with the yogic philosophy that strength in our core governs our personal power and ability to flow with life. Room is heated to encourage detoxification.

Morning Yoga

Join us for a morning practice that is designed to wake you up and get your day started on the right foot. A perfect opportunity to establish a clear and focused mind and awaken your body before the demands of your day crowd in. You'll find yourself meeting those demands with more grace, poise and energy. This all-level class will meet you where you are in your yoga practice while incorporating yoga sequences of invigorating yet calming poses, woven together with breath. Good morning!

Candlelight Yoga (Donation)

Enjoy a mid-week escape in the tranquility of our candlelight class. This intimate class is heart-oriented, spiritually connected, with a focus on body awareness and breath. We will focus on relaxing into the deepest layers of the body to help us return to a state of calm and balance in mind and body. Melt the day away with the simplicity and beauty of this gentle healing practice. All levels are welcomed and encouraged. No experience needed just come, wear something comfortable, and enjoy the benefits of letting go.

Sun Salutations

Sun salutations are a common sequence of Hatha yoga poses. This sequence of movements and poses can be practiced on varying levels of fitness. The physical base of the practice links together twelve asanas in a dynamically performed series. Sun salutations are a part of the modern yoga tradition performed at sunrise, which the orthodox consider to be the most 'spiritually favorable' time of the day.

Parent & Me (Kid Yoga)

In this class, children and their parent will learn yoga by imitating animals and nature and using creative expression, games, music, art, and storytelling. Yoga is a discipline that can lead kids on the path toward a calm and balanced mind. Yoga can also help them develop better body awareness, focus, self-control, flexibility, coordination, and confidence. This class is for children 3 years of age and over. 
*If you have children under the age of 3 years and would like to take a class, please consider our private appointments.

Pilates

An innovative system of mind-body exercise evolved from the principles of Joseph H. Pilates. Pilates is an isometric exercise developed to simultaneously stretch, strengthen, tone and align the body, while eliminating excess tension and strain on the joints. Pilates will increase your core strength and stability while improving posture and helping to correct posture problems.

Prenatal Yoga

This class is specifically for pregnant women. You'll learn safe stretching and strength-building prenatal yoga exercises to help increase energy and stamina. Prenatal Yoga can also help develop concentration for labor and delivery. 60 minutes.

Meditation

Group meditation classes offer students of all levels a chance to integrate conscious relaxation into their practice and to learn a variety of accessible meditation techniques.

Slow Flow Vinyasa

Slow Flow by candlelight. Take it slow with this gentle, but deep approach to Vinyasa yoga where you will become aware of the stresses in your body – the tight neck and back, the achy shoulders or inflexible hamstrings. The yoga poses will give you the opportunity to work out the tension of these tight and sore muscles allowing you to let it all go.

Yin/Yang

This is an all level class that starts with a fiery power yoga session to build heat in the body and ends with a relaxing yin yoga session. Yin Yoga is a restorative approach to practicing yoga. Yin Yoga uses long, relaxed floor asanas (poses) to stretch and stimulate the deep connective tissues of the body. With a focus on the area of the hips and sacrum, releasing stress and tension throughout the entire body, creating structural and mental balance.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a restorative approach to practicing yoga. Yin Yoga uses long, relaxed floor asanas (poses) to stretch and stimulate the deep connective tissues of the body. With a focus on the area of the hips and sacrum, releasing stress and tension throughout the entire body, creating structural and mental balance.

Solace Yoga Studio does not prescribe the worship of or to any specific "deity”. Yoga is not a religion. The word divine is defined (in dictionaries) as coming from, or connected with God or a Supreme Being. Yoga does not tell you where to direct that devotion, or the specific methods by which you should do it. That is left to personal preference.

Morning Vinyasa (Heated)

In this all level energizing morning vinyasa flow practice, prepare to awaken the body and take on the day! The room will be gently heated.

Knowledge of sun salutations is recommended for this class. You can learn the sun salutations in our beginners workshop or our Solace Yoga 1 or 1.5 class.

Breath Focused Flow w/ Meditation

In this awareness based vinyasa practice, you will consciously link breath to movement. Quiet the mind, reduce tension and stress in this 45 minute asana practice followed by a 15 minute guided meditation. Take your practice to a deeper level. All Levels. 

Community Classes

Donation

This class is open to the community and taught on a donation basis. A donation is the sacred act of giving. The class taught is our Solace Yoga 1.5 class for beginner to intermediate levels. Suggested donation is $15 and means that if you can put $15 in the box, please do. If you are not in a position to do so, contribute what you can. Nobody will be keeping track of individual donations. There will be a box at the front desk for your donation.

*Reminder – yoga mat rental is $1.00 please take this into consideration when deciding on your donation.

Kids Yoga

Kids Yoga classes at Solace Yoga Studio are fun and meant to help children in all areas of life. Physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

When they stretch like a dog, balance like a flamingo, breathe like a bunny, or stand tall like a tree, they are having a blast. This also gives them enourmous benefits as it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. It also, improves their concentration and self-soothing abilities.

** All children must have a legal parent or guardian sign our waiver before they may participate in any of our kids yoga classes.