Our studio is warm and welcoming to people of any amount of experience. We welcome beginners to yoga, those returning after some time away, and people aiming to deepen their yoga practice. We teach yoga for everyone!
In addition to drop-in yoga classes below, our schedule includes workshops and events, awesome yoga courses as part of our school’s curriculum, private individual and group lessons scheduled at your convenience.
“New to Yoga? Start Here!” – A Four-Class Introductory Series
This four-class beginner yoga series is led by Christopher, and is designed to give you a safe, fun and accessible introduction to yoga.
“Discover the simple, practical joy of yoga” – Christopher, Yoga Farm Director
We are offering this 4-class series twice, once starting in May, and once starting in June, both on 4 consecutive Saturday mornings at 10am.
This is not a drop-in class, pre-registration is required: view details and series dates/times.
Easy, Light and Fun Yoga with Christopher
Easy, Light and Fun Yoga is designed to create a safe and supportive environment to meet students of all body types and levels of ability right where they are.
Each class combines gentle yoga, beneficial breathing, easy stretching, and deep rest. We minimize transitions from standing to the floor and back up, and stay clear of poses and activities that could inflame injuries or trouble sore joints. This class is ‘Yoga TLC’ for your body.
As we gradually quiet the mind and embrace the present moment, as it is, we find greater ease and joy in life. In today’s busy world, this isn’t very easy to do! The ancient practices of yoga, meditation and mindfulness give us practical tools to bring the body and mind together, in the present.
When is this class: Wednesdays 4-5pm [reserve your next class now]
Who this class is for: Class is perfect for people new to yoga, older adults, people of all shapes and sizes, or anyone who seeks an easy to learn, playful, refreshing basic yoga class. Great if you think you ‘aren’t flexible enough for yoga’.
What are the results: Our low-impact yoga improves health, circulation, flexibility, physical, emotional and mental well-being.
Testimonial: “I’ve been an “Easy, Light and Fun” attendee for many months. I always look forward to coming to class and enjoy the relaxed peaceful feeling I go home with. This class has done an amazing job loosening my stiff joints and aching back. Christopher is an amazing teacher and a gift to Lansing. If you haven’t been to the Yoga Farm yet, I recommend you check it out.” – C.N. Lansing, NY
Kundalini Yoga for a Radiant Body & Smile with Christopher
Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic blend of physical postures, breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, mantra and relaxation, the combination of which activates the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, expands the lung capacity, and purifies the bloodstream. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.
This class will give you an experience beyond the limits of time and space—an experience of the depth of your soul and true identity. This direct experience of your higher Self builds a platform of strength, radiance, and security on which to build your life.
When is this class: Some Saturdays 10:30-noon – (Upcoming dates: April 29) [reserve your next class now]
(Also available as a private session for your and friends, Kundalini yoga inquiry)
Who this class is for: This is a challenging class, yet is suitable for anyone with some amount of fitness, and a willingness to push themselves.
What are the results: Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. Kundalini Yoga is a yoga for householders, for people who have the daily challenges and stresses of holding jobs, raising families, and managing businesses. It is a path for everyone who wants the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of our times. (See an example of one of the practices from a recent class)
Mindful Warrior Yoga with Jeannie
(Graduates from our teacher training program lead happy hour yoga on Fridays)
This is yoga for every body. This is yoga for life, for YOUR life. This class teaches foundational practices and observances to assist you in standing strong and bright when you walk off the mat into work and relationships.
Mindful Warrior Yoga teaches you variations on our Mindful Warrior Yoga Set and incorporates mindfulness practices into each class. If you are curious about mindfulness, yoga that speaks to everyone, and feeling empowered as you unify your body and mind, this is the class for you!!
When is this class:
Tuesdays 5:30-6:45pm with Jeannie [reserve your next class now]
Fridays 5:30-6:30pm (starts May 5) – donation-based class with our yoga teacher training graduates
Who this class is for: Mindful Warrior Yoga is appropriate for students of all levels of experience.
First Class Free! – For those new to Mindful Warrior Yoga with Jeannie, come try out a class – on us!
Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Christopher
Our dynamic intermediate yoga class brings together vinyasa flow yoga, energizing breathing, and other dynamic exercises to generate and sustain energy, clarity and radiance. Imagine waking every day living with a steady flow of energy and a capable body.
This Yoga Farm class is a unique variation of vinyasa (flow) yoga which links breath and movement in a dynamic yoga set sure to leave you energized and peaceful.
When is this class: Wednesdays 5:45-7:00pm [reserve your next class now]
Who this class is for: This is a challenging class. It is appropriate for students with some yoga experience and a body that moves well. This class includes inversions, arm balances, deep hip openers and backbends giving a power yoga experience.
What are the results: This class gives you an experience beyond the limits of time and space—an experience of the depth of your soul and true identity. You’ll notice increased flexibility, expanded lung capacity, a strong core, and stress alleviation.
Sacred Geometry Yoga with Taryn
Sacred Geometry Yoga is a practice of mental presence and consciousness accompanied by thoughtful, intelligent movement. Sacred Geometry Yoga offers insight into the artful nature of our bodies and how they were designed to move. Our purpose is to stretch, strengthen, and tone the body while respecting its ever-changing needs and capacities.
When is this class: Mondays & Fridays 10am-11:15am [reserve your next class now]
Who this class is for: This is a mixed levels class with options for expanding or softening each time. Great for those with some yoga experience.
What are the results: Regular yoga practice enhances all of the systems in the body: Skeletal, muscular, skin, circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory, endocrine, elimination, and reproductive! It can also provide greater mental clarity, emotional balance, and overall wellness.
Slow Flow with Emily
Our slow flow classes begin by warming up and invigorating the body through a sequence of gentle active postures, soothing stretches, then move towards more passive postures and stretches that relax and rejuvenate the body and mind.
Classes are different each week, and variations for many postures are given to tailor to each individual’s practice and needs. Classes hold a focus on the breath and body awareness and offer attainable goals for students.
When is this class: Sunday 9-10am (Christopher) / Wednesday 9-10:15am (Emily) / Thursday 10-11:15am (Emily) [reserve your next class now]
Who this class is for: Do you want supple strength and composed calm? Do you find that some classes move too fast for you? Do you yearn to be able to fully feel what is happening in your body? Would you like to have more understanding of proper technique so that you are safe and gain the greatest benefit from your yoga practice? Join the Slow Flow revolution!
What are the results: When we are able to move slowly on our mats, we are able to feel our bodies in every asana, to feel our breath in our bodies as we move, twist, lengthen and extend, creating more depth and space in our bodies, hearts and souls. Improve your range of motion, balance, strength and overall flexibility.
Testimonial: “I’ve found the studio at the Yoga Farm to be a warm and inviting space. The instructors listen to the needs of the students, then craft a session with those needs in mind. As a beginner I’ve enjoyed the consistency with which the Yoga Farm has provided me with a peaceful and positive yoga experience.” – W.S., Ithaca, NY
“Thank you for over a year of weekly yoga classes. I appreciate your lighthearted approach and your attention to each of us as individuals. The poses and stretches are new for my husband and me, and fun. Class has been relaxing, restoring, rejuvenating, and can be physically demanding if we push. I would recommend your instruction to anyone interested in yoga or anyone who has specific goals.” – Maryanne B.
Yin Yoga with Christopher
So what exactly is Yin yoga? It is a more meditative approach with a physical focus much deeper than Yang like practices. Here the student is accessing the deeper tissues such as the connective tissue and fascia and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). As one ages flexibility in the joints decreases and Yin yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility.
This intimate practice of yoga requires students to be ready to be open to feelings, sensations, and emotions, more than in a fast paced yoga practice. Our space is prepared with candles and quiet music. The room is warm, and students will be kindly guided into an experience of their true Self.
When is this class: Thursdays 5:30-6:45pm [reserve your next class now]
Who this class is for: Class is suitable for everyone: older adults, people of all shapes and sizes, those who have practiced vigorous yoga for years — anyone who seeks a slow, meditative, deeply relaxing and renewing practice.
What are the results: Deep rest, healing and hydration of the connective tissues, reduction in joint pain, increased flexibility, peace of mind
If our schedule doesn’t work for you or you’d prefer a custom session tailored for your needs, take a look at our private yoga and meditation instruction sessions scheduled at your convenience, at Yoga Farm or your home / office.