ASHTANGA YOGA TAKEOVER
May
21
9:30 am09:30

ASHTANGA YOGA TAKEOVER

ashtanga yoga is a vigorous, flowing style of yoga developed in the 20th century. founded by krishnamacharya and popularized by sri k. pattabhi jois, founder of the ashtanga yoga research institute in mysore, india, this method has been passed to thousands of students, including our teacher for the day, ross stambaugh! ashtanga involves synchronizing breath with progressive and continuous postures, which produces internal heat while detoxifying the body. it builds strength, flexibility, and stamina, while calming the mind and improving overall health.

ashtanga yoga literally means "eight-limbed yoga," as outlined by the sage patanjali in the yoga sutras. according to patanjali, the path of internal purification for revealing the universal self consists of the following eight spiritual practices: yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi.


full ashtanga primary series
930-11am

join us as ross takes over our high energy sunday morning flow for a 90-minute ashtanga primary series practice! the room will be heated to 85 degrees as this practice is known for building internal heat quickly and will be counted traditionally in sanskrit, so if you don't want to spend the money flying to india to learn the count, this is the next best thing! you don't need to know all the poses, but to get a feel for what you're getting into before you start, ask tori for a hand out and take the plunge! you won't regret it!

drop-in/class pass eligible


sutras, chants, and the rhythm of yoga as a living culture
1130am-1pm

in this workshop students will learn the ever so simple learning style of "call and response" to gather information about traditional yoga. just as it sounds, the teacher says something, student responds (or repeats back). this method will be taught the same way it is still taught in India today!

drop-in/class pass eligible


better your backbends
130-330PM

backbends can be fearfully frustrating even for the best of 'em. this workshop will showcase backbends found in the primary and second series of ashtanga yoga and break them down. learn how to work with what you got to get where you want!

$20, $18 for auto-debit + annual members

REST + RESTORE
May
19
7:15 pm19:15

REST + RESTORE

you've come to know speakeasy as the hottest room in dayton, the sweatiest mats in the land, the vinyasa so powerful you could jump start a car with it... but what if we told you that you could join us here for a special evening of restorative yoga and aromatherapy meant to reset and rejuvenate so you could tackle tomorrow's handstands with more gusto? well that's what is going to happen on friday, may 19! we’re breaking out the bolsters, sandbags, blankets, and straps, mixing up the essential oils, and prepping for some gentle assists. give your nervous system the royal treatment it so greatly needs! and don't worry, the heat panels will be back on in the morning.

instructor: anna

cost: $18 (auto-debit/annual members receive 10% off)

GO W/ THE FLOW // BIKE WEEK EDITION
May
15
6:00 pm18:00

GO W/ THE FLOW // BIKE WEEK EDITION

  • 111 East Monument Avenue Dayton, OH, 45402 United States

it's that time again...join ben, tori, and the speakeasy community as we team up with Five Rivers MetroParks to kick of bike week 2016 with 60 minutes of pure musical, yogic bliss and community connection! 

on the evening of monday, may 15th, bike, walk, or ride over to RiverScape MetroPark where we'll gather under the big top for the 5th annual GO W/ THE FLOW // BIKE WEEK EDITION! this class is all levels, kid friendly, and 100% free to attend. 

byomat, water, and towel. 

bikes encouraged (you can win prizes if you pedal!), additional bike racks will be available for the event.

treats from local vendors present plus GWTF swag to grab.

only once a year, don't miss this unforgettable event! we'll be there RAIN OR SHINE! 

About GO W/ THE FLOW:
GO W/ THE FLOW is an immersive collision of music and movement that is designed to get you out of your head and into your breath. tori’s powerful but playful vinyasa sequence is scored by ben’s guitar and vocals, paced by live-looped beatboxing and dictated by each class’s abilities. Improvisation prevails, reminding us the benefits of good breath and a #gowtheflow outlook on your life and your practice. watch a little diddy about GWTF here ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l3ZU-gFAGY&nohtml5=False

see you on your mat!

regularly scheduled classes will be cancelled in studio. 

FROM THE INSIDE OUT WITH ALEXANDRIA CROW
May
13
May 14

FROM THE INSIDE OUT WITH ALEXANDRIA CROW

ready for your practice to become personal, effective and wise? then spend a weekend with alexandria crow where you'll look at the inner workings of yogic philosophy, the body, and the mind. the practice of yoga is an individual journey that is mostly taught in group format these days. in order to work in a group setting in a safe and effective way, students must look deeply at their body and mind as it relates to each and every class, all with the philosophy of yoga at the root.

we will begin by learning what a yoga practice is all about from a philosophical standpoint, why we're doing asana, and what it aims to teach us. then we'll take a look at the nervous system, the deeper layers of the physical body, and it's structure as a means to asses what's going on both physically and mentally, especially in relation to the fight or flight response most students experience these days and how that impacts the body.

students will then learn from the inside out about how their personal internal structure and range of motion relates to the postures most commonly offered in classes. they will learn their own unique range of motion, how to interpret physical sensation signals, and how their mind interacts the bodily sensations which ultimately can lead to skilled choices which when refined can lead to a productive practice with less injury. each person's skeleton, musculature, connective tissue, lifestyle and injuries cause a unique situation and once uncovered, will create a wiser approach to postures offered in classes.


why pose + how we pose - the deeper layers

why do we do asana? what are we trying to learn and/or access in these postures? in this lecture/discussion we will look at the philosophy behind a yoga practice and how to bring that consciousness and understanding to the physical practice. this awareness when layered upon the poses makes for a complete practice that can bring about transformation and growth both in the physical body and one's approach to how they live.

we will then shift over to the physical and being by looking at how the nervous system affects the body and it's range of motion. students will set a baseline of their personal range of motion and skeletal structure both before and after the transition their nervous system into the parasympathetic system. in addition we will look at the basic biomechanics of all the joint regions in the body in relation to the most common shapes performed in class and discuss the general amount of range that can be expected out of each joint region and what to do if there is limitations.

date: saturday, may 13th, 2017
time: 11am-2pm

cost: $65 (auto-debit + annual members receive 10% off)


feet, legs, knees, hips + spine

the hip and spine perform a biomechanical dance that, when understood, allows a wise approach to postures such as forward folds, arm balances, hip openers and basic backbends. learning ones individual skeletal structure and range of motion in the ankle, knee, hip and spine allows students to approach postures with wisdom and can help prevent unnecessary injuries. understand how the hip's limitation and position impact the spine, learn underlying reasons for the range of motion in the hip and how to keep your lower back and si region safe.

date: saturday, may 13th, 2017
time: 3-6PM
cost: $65 (auto-debit + annual members receive 10% off)


wrists, elbows + shoulders

asana can and does injure students’ wrists, elbows and shoulders far too often, but it’s something that can be avoided. there are some basic skeletal issues that need to be understood in relation to the upper extremities and shoulders as they impact poses where body weight is placed on the hands. Knowing about these issues as well as how the shoulder functions are vital to properly setting up risky weight bearing poses.

date: sunday, may 14th, 2017
time: 11am-2pm
cost: $65 (auto-debit + annual members receive 10% off)


shoulders + spine

in a similar fashion to the hip and spine, the shoulder and spine also participate in a partnership that can help strengthen and stabilize those regions preventing injury when functioning properly. drawing on the information from the earlier modules while adding in newly learned information in this workshop, we will dissect the shoulder girdle and spine as they relate to inversions and backbends that may have previously been out of reach from an understanding of your own unique structure. we will also look at how twists function within the spine and how to approach them with the underlying layers of the body in mind. 

date: sunday, may 14th, 2017
time: 3-6pm
cost: $65 (auto-debit + annual members receive 10% off)


early bird rate: purchase the whole weekend by may 1 for only $225

learn about alexandria crow at www.yogaphysics.com.

 

STARTER: YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
Apr
21
4:15 pm16:15

STARTER: YOGA FOR BEGINNERS

this informative class series is meant for true beginners. so if you're looking to start from scratch, learn the basics, and become confident with a yoga practice, this is the class for you! here you will move slowly to help you gain understanding of the most foundational poses and breathing methods, which will help get you ready to attend any of our regularly scheduled drop in classes! 

*starter will be offered intermittently and be preregistration only, drop-ins are not permitted.

instructor: matt parente

day: friday

time: 415PM-530PM

spring 2017 series dates:
april 21
april 28
may 5
may 12
may 19

cost: $80 (must preregister!)

ASHTANGA YOGA TAKEOVER
Apr
9
9:30 am09:30

ASHTANGA YOGA TAKEOVER

ashtanga yoga is a vigorous, flowing style of yoga developed in the 20th century. founded by krishnamacharya and popularized by sri k. pattabhi jois, founder of the ashtanga yoga research institute in mysore, india, this method has been passed to thousands of students, including our teacher for the day, ross stambaugh! ashtanga involves synchronizing breath with progressive and continuous postures, which produces internal heat while detoxifying the body. it builds strength, flexibility, and stamina, while calming the mind and improving overall health.

ashtanga yoga literally means "eight-limbed yoga," as outlined by the sage patanjali in the yoga sutras. according to patanjali, the path of internal purification for revealing the universal self consists of the following eight spiritual practices: yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi.


full led ashtanga primary series
9:30-11AM

join us as ross takes over our high energy sunday morning flow for a 90-minute ashtanga primary series practice! the room will be heated to 85 degrees as this practice is known for building internal heat quickly and will be counted traditionally in sanskrit, so if you don't want to spend the money flying to india to learn the count, this is the next best thing! you don't need to know all the poses, but to get a feel for what you're getting into before you start, ask the front desk for a hand out and take the plunge! you won't regret it!

drop-in, class pass, and membership eligible, must preregister on schedule tab!


myths + metaphors of yoga: using story to transmit information about yoga
11:30am-1pm

mythology has the magic to pass on a message. more often then not those messages gets lost in the details so we are back asking the same questions again and again.

this workshop will go over the big three: ramayana , mahabharata, and the bhagavad gita.

bring some clarity to traditional mythology with this afternoon discussion. (no yoga asana involved.)

$15 (not class pass eligible)


hidden handstand of the sun salutations
1:30-3PM

ok, we admit it! floating through your transitions looks sooooo cool! but how do you start? you start at the beginning, of course! learn the count, pace, and alignment of the ashtanga yoga sun salutations needed to fluidly fly through your transitions. no crash landings, we promise!

$15 (not class pass eligible)

 

ACRO YOGA
Apr
1
1:30 pm13:30

ACRO YOGA

  • Speakeasy Yoga

join austin and veronica for a 1.5 hour acro yoga class, followed by 1 hour of less-structured acro play time. acro blends yoga, acrobatics, and thai yoga massage into one practice that makes space for participants to explore trust, strength, awareness, and silliness. austin and veronica love acro for its ability to bring communities closer, as well as the opportunity it provides for people to connect with their inner-monkey and play. no experience or partner is required. 

cost: $15 to drop in, class passes and memberships apply!

FLIGHT SCHOOL 102
Mar
25
12:30 pm12:30

FLIGHT SCHOOL 102

subject: high flying feet

kick up your feet and relax! …or something like that. spend an afternoon with matt parente to learn the fundamentals of high flying inversions and arm balances plus a few of the most common ones you can use to spice up your practice! in dolphin thinking you could balance on your arms? yes! maybe a handstand hop in your sun sals? you bet. learn how to fly when you flow. a regular yoga practice is encouraged.

instructor: matt

cost: $20, $18 for auto-debit + annual members

COME TOGETHER
Mar
24
5:45 pm17:45

COME TOGETHER

when we practice yoga, we are constantly striving for balance between effort and ease. did you know that those embody both masculine (strength) and feminine (ease) energies? This class will help enhance equilibrium between the two! join matt and m'le as they bring their own energies together in "come together." this collaborative, 75 minute strong + stretch flow will help you reconnect with your own balance on and off your mat!

no extra cost, lots of extra love.

we recommend preregistration on the schedule page!

JOURNEY INTO AYURVEDA
Mar
19
12:30 pm12:30

JOURNEY INTO AYURVEDA

if you’ve been on the path to better health, you may have noticed it isn’t a “one-size fits all” regimen. ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, shows us just that by tuning in to what each individual needs to find balance and thrive!

ayurveda is a system of health that aims to heal the whole person-body, mind, and soul. during this session with joane wire we will look further than food itself and explore how the seasons, elements, and even time of day can impact your health. we will reveal your personal constitution, or dosha, and help you examine your current state for imbalances and understand how to regain a state of equilibrium.

once you’ve gained this foundational knowledge, you’ll be ready for a gentle 3-day cleanse that will restore balance by drawing toxins from your tissue into the digestive tract where they can be eliminated. this spring reset can help with sleep, improve overall digestion, and have you feeling balanced and energized for the warmer months to come!

*workshop includes 3-day cleanse starter kit. cleanse is gluten free + vegan friendly. 

instructor: joane wire

cost: $35, $31.50 for auto-debit + annual members

ANATOMY 101
Mar
18
12:30 pm12:30

ANATOMY 101

so you’ve been moving your body a lot lately, or maybe you’ve been making other people move their bodies… either way, it is valuable to have a solid, foundational knowledge about how the body fits together, how it moves, and why it’s natural abilities may be different than others! join matt parente for an afternoon where you’ll learn the basics of bones, muscles, joints, and more. wonder what makes up the core and why it’s so important? how about the breath? bhandas… what the heck are those? we’ll cover these questions and more so you understand why and how they can all be of benefit to your practice!

instructor: matt parente

cost: $25, $22.50 for auto-debit + annual members

 

 

CHATURANGA BREAKDOWN
Mar
11
2:00 pm14:00

CHATURANGA BREAKDOWN

if you’re doing vinyasa, chances are you hear your teacher cue “chaturanga” like it’s going out of style. whether you have just jumped onto your mat or have had a solid practice for a while now, it’s valuable to know the breakdown of this popular low push-up move and how it works with your unique body.

join us for a two hour session to study the anatomy, alignment, and variations that make the pose purr like a well oiled machine. through questions you have and group discussion we’ll uncover the dynamic part chaturanga plays in your practice, and put the pose to work through some familiar flows, workshopping, and refining. sure to be of benefit, this breakdown session will help provide a sense of clarity and keep your practice, and chaturanga in particular, safe and sturdy for years to come.

instructor: anna 

cost: $20, $18 for auto-debit + annual members

ACRO YOGA
Mar
4
1:30 pm13:30

ACRO YOGA

  • Speakeasy Yoga

join austin and veronica for a 1.5 hour acro yoga class, followed by 1 hour of less-structured acro play time. acro blends yoga, acrobatics, and thai yoga massage into one practice that makes space for participants to explore trust, strength, awareness, and silliness. austin and veronica love acro for its ability to bring communities closer, as well as the opportunity it provides for people to connect with their inner-monkey and play. no experience or partner is required. 

cost: $15 to drop in, class passes and memberships apply!

 

SET YOUR DRISHTI
Feb
24
5:45 pm17:45

SET YOUR DRISHTI

ever wonder where to focus in class? or how to not fall out of a pose you thought you were doing fine with? if you practice yoga often, chances are you’ve heard your teacher say “set your drishti.” but how the heck do you do that?! that’s exactly what reka will help you understand in this friday night takeover! 

join us for a special edition 75 minute strong class with a block to recenter yourself, align your intentions, and find out what it really means set your drishti.

instructor: reka juhasz

cost: class pass or membership eligible, visit schedule tab to register!

FLIGHT SCHOOL 101
Feb
18
12:30 pm12:30

FLIGHT SCHOOL 101

subject: low flyers

so you feel sturdy on two feet, but what about two hands? spend an afternoon with matt parente to learn the fundamentals of arm balances plus a few of the most common ones you can use to spice up your practice! everything from crow to eight angle pose (ashtavakrasana, anyone?), learn how to fly when you flow. a regular yoga practice is encouraged.

instructor: matt parente

cost: $20, $18 for auto debit or annual members

DEBORAH ADELE WEEKEND
Feb
11
Feb 12

DEBORAH ADELE WEEKEND

Ready to dive deep into your mind? Curious about what's beyond the physical practice and want to connect the dots? We've got just the ticket. Join us February 11th & 12th for an immersive and expansive weekend with the author of The Yamas & Niyamas, Deborah Adele! 

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The Yamas and Niyamas: Re-designing the good life

The Yamas and Niyamas: Re-designing the Good Life [5 hrs]
The moral issues facing the global community today are vast. I don’t want to keep my blinders on while rain forests disappear, species become extinct, and children starve. But I also don’t want to become overwhelmed, depressed, fatigued, or stop believing in beauty and the best that humanity has to offer. The question becomes how do we take yoga from our mats and use it as a tool for moral imagination and social healing?

In this workshop we will explore how a heartfelt conversation with the yamas and niyamas, the foundational building blocks of the yoga path, can be used to address our personal practice as well as our role in the well-being of the planet. Come explore with me how we can use these ten ethical guidelines to become people who make a difference.

When: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 11:30AM-5:30PM
Cost: $60 (members receive 10% off) 

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Beliefs: Gateways or Traps to your Yoga Practice

Ever wonder what role your beliefs play in your yoga practice? Do they facilitate your practice or do they actually impair it? Beliefs are powerful because they hide in plain sight and get mistaken for reality. They can easily lay unseen and unexamined; yet they determine the very fabric of our intention and practice.

Come explore the nature of beliefs, where they come from, why we believe what we believe, the purpose of beliefs, and how to discern whether your beliefs are leading you towards your full potential or standing in the way.

When: Sunday, February 12, 2017
Time: 11:30AM-2PM
Cost: $30 (members receive 10% off)

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The Mind: Where Entanglement & Freedom Meet [2.5 hrs]

Current research and studies confirm what the yogis have understood for centuries: the mind is the key to suffering and to freedom; it alone has the power to orientate in either direction. Left to ourselves, we become ensnared in habits, thoughts, and conditioning that lead us to unhappiness, even though none of us set out to suffer. Without some understanding of our minds, we can easily end up in despair, depression, and addiction.

Yoga offers a rich understanding of the mind and the practices that purify it. In this workshop, we will explore the crucial steps necessary to train the mind to be our friend and partner in setting a course away from suffering towards the joy and fulfillment we long for.

When: Sunday, February 12, 2017
Time: 3PM-5:30PM
Cost: $30 (members receive 10% off)

Sign up for all 3 sessions by February 1st for only $100!

ACRO YOGA
Feb
4
1:30 pm13:30

ACRO YOGA

join austin and veronica for a 1.5 hour acro yoga class, followed by 1 hour of less-structured acro play time. acro blends yoga, acrobatics, and thai yoga massage into one practice that makes space for participants to explore trust, strength, awareness, and silliness. austin and veronica love acro for its ability to bring communities closer, as well as the opportunity it provides for people to connect with their inner-monkey and play. no experience or partner is required. 

cost: $15 to drop in, class passes and memberships apply!

 

MEDITATION 101
Jan
29
12:30 pm12:30

MEDITATION 101

  • Speakeasy Yoga

feeling like your meditation practice could use a little nudge? whether you’ve been meditating for years or have just toyed with the idea, meditation 101 is for you. in this afternoon session with joane wire, we will be discussing what meditation is-and what it isn’t. we will look at the basics of this type of practice, how to apply it to our lives, and its benefits as an antidote to stress. to tie it all together, we will practice meditating together using tools such as guided meditation and mantra.

no yoga or meditation experience necessary! class is unheated.

INSTRUCTOR: joane wire

COST: $20 for non members, $18 for members (for discount purchase in studio) (click for tickets!)

ACRO YOGA
Jan
7
1:30 pm13:30

ACRO YOGA

join austin and veronica for a 1.5 hour acro yoga class, followed by 1 hour of less-structured acro play time. acro blends yoga, acrobatics, and thai yoga massage into one practice that makes space for participants to explore trust, strength, awareness, and silliness. austin and veronica love acro for its ability to bring communities closer, as well as the opportunity it provides for people to connect with their inner-monkey and play. no experience or partner is required. 

cost: $15 to drop in, class passes and memberships apply!

GO W/ THE FLOW
Jan
1
6:00 pm18:00

GO W/ THE FLOW

3rd annual new years day edition, and first GO W/ THE FLOW at speakeasy!

GO W/ THE FLOW is an immersive collision of music and movement that is designed to get you out of your head and into your breath. tori’s powerful but playful vinyasa sequence is scored by ben’s guitar and vocals, paced by live-looped beatboxing and dictated by each class’s abilities. improvisation prevails, reminding us the benefits of good breath and a #gowtheflow outlook on your life and your practice.

after nearly 5 years of sharing GO W/ THE FLOW across the continent, dayton-based yogis (and speakeasy's own) Tori Reynolds and Ben Rivet have brought the project back home. join ben and tori for a new year’s day class that will help set the tone for your year to come! having opened just last winter, they are excited to be with the community that supported their adventure from the start, in the space that is a direct product of all they learned from their travels. 

cost: $20 for non-members, $18 for auto-debit and annual members.

HOLIDAY PARTY: FOOTED PAJAMA EDITION
Dec
17
6:00 pm18:00

HOLIDAY PARTY: FOOTED PAJAMA EDITION

mark your calendars and get out your party pants... or in this case, your favorite footy pajamas. that's right, we're throwing a holiday party, but we ask you come dressed in your finest flannel and footed fleece. we'll provide light refreshments as well as snacks, but please feel free to BYOBeverage and any of your favorite holiday snacks to share. in the spirit of giving, we will not only be raffling off mats, class passes, and more, but this party is also a drive for st. vincent de paul! for each item that you bring from the christmas wish list, you will receive 3 raffle tickets to enter in to win prizes. cash and check in lieu of items listed will also be accepted.

LONG SLOW + DEEP
Dec
4
6:00 pm18:00

LONG SLOW + DEEP

  • Speakeasy Yoga

with the transition into the colder season (and holidays around the corner) it is common for us human beings to be more like human “doings”. allow yourself to slow down, reconnect, and go inward with 90 minutes of long, slow, + deep. this class will incorporate meditation and yin yoga, which targets your connective tissues with longer, deeper holds to help release tension and stress and increase your flexibility and joint mobility. whether your practice is sweaty and powerful or you opt for a gentle set of postures, LSD is the perfect compliment. so grab a bolster and snag your spot, space is limited! class is unheated.

INSTRUCTOR: joane wire

COST: $20 non-members, $18 for members (for discount purchase in studio)

TEACHER TRAINING OPEN HOUSE
Nov
19
12:30 pm12:30

TEACHER TRAINING OPEN HOUSE

on the fence about signing up for teacher training? well then come on by! this 2 hour session is an open house, designed for you to come by and talk with matt parente and tori reynolds about what this whole program is about and if it is the right fit for you. questions highly encouraged. no formal schedule. come and go as you please. 

WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK (your warrior)
Nov
5
1:00 pm13:00

WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK (your warrior)

when rihanna said you have to work work work work work, we all know she was subtly talking about refining your warrior poses. find your inner warrior and get back to basics with this 90-minute class. here you will break down all the foundations to each warrior pose, receive points on alignment to help fine-tune, and move through a challenging yet accessible vinyasa flow. it’s the basics you always wished you knew in class. all levels of yogis are welcome. class will be warm (80 degrees).

INSTRUCTOR: reka

cost: $20, $18 for members (purchase in studio for discount)