Yoga

The Studio at Cloud Peak Chiropractic & Wellness

Classes begin August 6, except the for 9 am Tuesday & Friday classes which begin the following week of August 13

 Danni Chambers, Darcy Axtell, Alli Rainey, Valarie Anderson

Danni Chambers, Darcy Axtell, Alli Rainey, Valarie Anderson

We are so excited to offer 11 classes a week with 4 instructors, right here in Worland!  Come take a deep breath in our beautiful studio space. The Studio is located in the rear of our new building at 618 Coburn Avenue - use the rear entrance on the parking lot side.  Our instructors are Alli Rainey, Valarie Anderson, Darcy Axtell, and Danni Chambers.

$10/ class to drop in, or you can purchase a punch card to use at any of our classes. Punch cards can be purchased at the front desk at Cloud Peak Chiropractic- $50 for 6 classes or $90 for 11 classes. Senior discount available.

What is yoga?
Yoga is often looked at as a more holistic form of exercise, but this ancient practice offers so
much more than a simple way to work up a sweat. Yoga is a comprehensive approach to
physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being that was developed in India about 5,000
years ago. During your class, you’ll learn a series of asanas, or physical postures, along with
techniques for breathing and finding your connection with your body, your mind, and nature.

How can yoga help me?
Regular yoga practice can help with everything from stress relief to overall physical fitness.
Some people report greater levels of mental clarity, spiritual growth, increased flexibility, pain
relief, more energy, and feeling more connected to the people and world around them. Yoga may help you with back and neck pain, balance, strength, posture, bone health, blood flow, cardio health, immunity, digestive concerns, insomnia, anxiety, sinus trouble, and postoperative pain, too. Like so many things, yoga is a practice in which the output, or benefits, very much mirror the input, or effort.

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Yoga Classes

Vinyasa Slow (beginners welcome) Slow-Flow followed by gentle stretching. Slow-Flow involves a slow-paced flow of supine (lying down), seated, and kneeling postures (alternatives offered if kneeling presents an issue), plus several standing flows and poses. These sequences aim to encourage gains in agility, coordination, strength and balance. After warming the muscles, the final portion of the class will provide gentle seated/supine stretches to improve range of motion and encourage greater flexibility. Suitable for almost any level of practitioner and almost any fitness level, so long as lying down, sitting/kneeling on the floor, and standing up from lying down/seated/kneeling do not present any issues.

Vinyasa Flow Level I (beginners welcome) A moderately-paced, alignment-oriented Vinyasa flow class featuring an active warm-up, sun salutations, standing/balancing sequences, optional arm balances/inversions in some classes, backbends, forward bends, twists and hip openers, with attention to yogic breathing, staying present, cultivating steadiness and ease in each posture, and staying respectful of your body’s limits and edges throughout this mindful, flowing practice. Suitable for those with previous yoga experience and/or those with an established basic fitness level and a willingness/open mind toward trying something new.

Vinyasa Flow Level II A faster-paced/more difficult alignment-oriented Vinyasa class featuring an active warm-up, sun salutations, standing/balancing sequences, optional arm balances/inversions in some classes, backbends, forward bends, twists and hip openers, with attention to yogic breathing, staying present, cultivating steadiness and ease in each posture, and staying respectful of your body’s limits and edges throughout this mindful, flowing practice. Suitable for those with previous yoga experience and/or those with an established solid fitness level and a willingness to “go with the flow” and be okay with not having as much visual guidance/demonstration of poses.

Stretch and Refresh (beginners welcome). A slow-paced, hour-long practice featuring roughly half an hour of Yin poses followed by roughly half an hour of purely restorative poses. This class begins and concludes with a guided meditation/relaxation. Yin yoga works to gently and persistently strengthen, lengthen and nourish the body’s deeper, less elastic tissues – fascia, ligaments, joints and bones. Restorative yoga involves the use of passive poses (asanas) to help relieve stress and promote a greater sense of overall relaxation and wellbeing. Yin yoga and restorative yoga are suitable for almost anyone, so long as lying down on the ground does not pose health issues. This cooling class provides a great complement/counter-practice to the active Vinyasa flow class taking place just before it.

Rise & Shine Yoga (beginners welcome) This practice will warm the body and fuel the soul for your day! Wake up with some gentle stretches and get in touch with your breath. Hatha style with sun salutations, ending with guided meditation. A great way to start your day - come as you are! All levels welcome.

Yogalates (beginners welcome) A combination of yoga and pilates. Wake up your body and mind, with focused breath and movement, build strength and balance working on the core, and looking at your health from the inside out. Guided meditation techniques will be at the conclusion of the class. Learn to breathe from the top of your head to the tip of your toes, learning to do the best you can with what you’ve got (acceptance and gratitude). All levels welcome.

Yoga Instructors 

Valarie Anderson
I moved to Ten Sleep, Wyoming to slow down my pace of life and enjoy the amazing, world class rock climbing. Yoga helps to keep my body and mind in balance from all the physical ways I love to enjoy the outdoors. I like teaching to those beginning their yoga journey, or continuing their practice even after years of being off the mat. There is room for everyone, no matter abilities or strengths, in my classes. 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance.

Darcy Axtell                                            
I grew up on a cattle ranch in Thermopolis Wyoming. The wide open Wyoming expanse created a love for the freedom of movement in my spirit. My passion for using movement as a tool for self-expression, calming the mind, and healing the body came from this beginning. After experiencing some serious injuries from several “horse wrecks” I began my journey into alternative healing modalities including acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, and yoga. I am thankful every day for the gift of movement in all its forms and hope to reach this out to other people.  I delight in planting a gentle seed of the joy of movement into the heart of the beginner yogi. I work a lot with spinal health and injuries. I’ve received well over 500 hours of training and certifications in personal fitness training, yoga instruction, massage therapy, Thai massage therapy, yoga therapy, CPR/First Aid, dance and Zumba.

Danni Chambers
My name is Danni Chambers. I was born and raised in Worland. Always seeking a warm place, I landed in Maui, Hawaii where I spent the last 30 years teaching a variety of group fitness classes up and down the beaches of Kaanapali for the hotel industry. I was employed by the Westin Maui Spa and Resort for 15 years as a health club attendant, personal trainer, and a group fitness instructor. I provided and trained instructors, coordinating all classes for the Hyatt Regency and Spa Moana in Maui for 13 years. While there I had the honor of training with world renowned Yogi Gary Kraftstow in body alignment and Yoga Away for corporate Hyatt. Life has taken me full circle and I am back as a senior, ready to share and educate my class participants on moving safely (not just in class but the other 23 hours in the day), focusing on mind and body awareness and building strength and balance. I look forward to being back in Worland and connecting with the community here in a positive healthy environment.

Alli Rainey
Yoga has been a part of my life since I found an illustrated book of yoga poses in a used bookstore when I was 10 years old. Three decades later, I decided to move beyond just having a personal practice by becoming a yoga instructor. In December 2013, I earned my RYT 200 certification (certified through Yoga Alliance). In April of 2018, I taught my 1000th hour of yoga, earning my E-RYT 200 certification. I teach both private and studio yoga classes in Worland and Ten Sleep. I specialize in alignment work and in staying centered in the present moment by linking breath with movement. I enjoy helping others to start their practice or to deepen and enhance their current practice by refining even the most familiar asanas (poses). In addition to more active flow and fitness yoga styles, I also enjoy teaching Yin and restorative yoga.