A Brief Introduction to Bluestem Classes

New to yoga or want to revisit the basics? We offer Yoga for Beginners on Saturday mornings, and it's discounted because we love introducing people to yoga! Also, check the calendar for our free, one-time Introduction to Bluestem Yoga. And consider the slower-paced classes described below. Visit the For Beginners section of our website for more information and opportunities.

Looking for something vigorous? Choose Vinyasa Flow or OmTree Sun Flow. Vinyasa yoga is a flowing style of yoga that links movement to breath. Sun Flow is a much-loved vinyasa practice created by Sharyn Harley, owner of OmTree Shala. Those who teach Sun Flow at Bluestem practiced and studied at OmTree. These are mixed-level classes, and teachers will cue a variety of options, but vinyasa classes are faster-paced than other classes on our schedule. Our Thursday evening class (nicknamed Vinyasa Flow & Fly) includes arm balance prep work (fun!), but there are options for everyone, so don’t shy away if arm balances aren’t your thing. Also check the schedule for Power Yoga (coming soon) to challenge yourself with a fast-paced flow and some less-common poses. And watch our Special Events page for asana workshops.

Want to slow down? Our Yin Yoga classes cue seated and reclined poses with long holds. Teachers will show you how to use props to find ease. Restorative Yoga adds even more props and aims for deep relaxation and restoration. Slow Flow Yoga combines mindful movement, balancing poses, and stretching, without the long holds of Yin and Restorative.

Looking for something in between vigorous and slow? Try VinYin Yoga (a blend of Vinyasa and Yin) or Hatha Yoga. Our early morning classes (coming soon) will also fit this description.

Interested in a meditative experience? Look for Yoga and Sound Bath, which combines meditation, mindful movement, and an extended Savasana (corpse pose) accompanied by live sound healing instruments. Also consider the slower-paced classes described above and check out our Special Events. We hope to add meditation classes soon!

Looking for a class for older adults? Join Susan Rieger for Ageless Yoga and Susan Pomeroy for Tai Chi for All, and read the class descriptions to see if Slow Flow and Functional Flexibility: Stretch and Release are a good fit for you.

Not interested in this thing called “yoga,” but want to feel less stiff, tight, and sore? Functional Flexibility is for anyone, young or old, active or sedentary, who wants to improve range of motion and bring ease into everyday movements. It combines targeted stretching with self myofascial release (aka “rolling” with tennis balls or other massage tools). Also consider Tai Chi, a series of simple, slow, focused movements accompanied by deep breathing. Tai Chi originated in ancient China and has been embraced in the west because of its many health benefits, especially for older adults.

Looking for something to complement your other physical activities, like running, cycling, or weight training? The combination of stretching and rolling in our Functional Flexibility class is designed with you in mind.

Read longer class descriptions on our “Offerings” page. Many of our teachers also offer private yoga lessons, tailored just for you.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Still have questions? Email or call us. We love to hear from you!

785-274-9774    bluestemyogaKS@gmail.com