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Breaking Down the Barre!



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We are offering  a barre workshop on Saturday, June 13th, from 9:30am to 10:30am! Abbie Nordhagen will help you make the most of your barre workout. Abbie trained for 10 years at the Dynamic Dance Academy, taking one to two ballet classes daily. Proper form is vital in barre. In the workshop, Abbie will focus on three areas that are central to barre: arm positions, proper turnout and foot articulation. These three things will tone your back, butt and calf muscles. This is an ideal workshop for beginners as well as for those who have taken barre but want to step up their results! The cost is $15 or $10 for members. Join us as Abbie breaks down the barre!!

Let’s Start From the Top!

It’s me again! Hannah-the-bad-ass’s (sorry for swearing, Mom!) sister. So far, I’ve featured ethically made yoga pants, yoga mats, and yoga bags. But I realized I haven’t done any tops or bras, which is super embarrassing for all of you who started to show up to class without tops on. I’m sorry I haven’t been of help, but we should all be accountable for our own bad life choices. Check yourself.

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Your Mat or Mine?

Welcome back! This post is part of a series written by Hannah-the-yoga-cool-kid’s little sister.

I went to a yoga class this week, and I looked around and got all self-conscious when I realized I was down-dogging on a seven-year-old yoga mat from a big-box store. That has dirt smudges. I’m a sophisticated, competent woman, and I’m happy-babying on a dirty, flowery, cheap yoga mat? What would my sister think! It’s like that recurring dream I have about showing up in a court room to argue on behalf of the United States, only to realize I’m wearing that yellow bumblebee dress I used to love when I was five-years-old. In other words, my gear did not match my commitment to the activity.

That being said, I need a new yoga mat, and I need one that matches my commitment to both the activity and my conscience. So let’s talk some yoga mats that are good quality and that are made ethically.

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Do These Yoga Pants Make My Tush Look Great?

I’m Abbie Joy, Hannah-the-yoga-queen’s kid sister. I like yoga, but I really like clothes. And I really like clothes made for yoga. And I really like clothes that love back. Like clothes that are made ethically–clothing made by people paid a fair wage, in clean conditions, and made in a way that respects the environment. And (shameless plug) I also write a blog about clothes that are made responsibly*. So I’m here today to show some yoga pants that are made by companies trying to do something better. And in the process they will probably show your tush some love, too. Read more

April Intro to Yoga Workshop

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We will be having another Intro to Yoga Workshop in April! Join us Saturday, April 18th from 9:30am to 10:30am! We will break down and explain basic postures and show modifications. If you have ever had questions about your postures, or have been nervous to try a yoga class and unsure of what to expect, this workshop is ideal for you! The cost is $15.00 or $10.00 for members. Please message or email us to save your spot! [email protected]

Let’s Get Upside Down

Join us for an inversion workshop Saturday, April 25th, from 9:30am to 11:00am. Alexa will show us proper alignment of yoga inversions including headstand, headstand variations, forearm stand and handstand. She will cover how to approach these postures in a safe way using partners, the wall, and in the middle of the room. She will also show how to incorporate inversions into sun salutations to spice up your practice! Reserve your spot today as this workshop will fill up fast! Let’s have some fun and get upside down!!

The cost is $20.00 or $15.00 for members.

Hot Yoga, Yoga, and Barre!

Loft Studio is conveniently located in the heart of Helena at 740 Front Street, Helena, MT 59601. We are just down from the Great Northern Town Center in the old distillery building above Triple Divide Spirits.

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