Are you looking for a movement class that’s fun, challenging, and makes you feel rejuvenated?

Ready to try something new and exciting?

Join us for our weekly steel mace yoga class. It’s a supportive, judgment-free zone where we’re all discovering our strength and vitality. Your body (and mind) will thank you!

Yoga instructor Shuva Rahim has started introducing clients to the world of steel mace yoga in her Yoga For Every Body small group session (5:30 p.m. Wednesdays).

Why should you give steel mace yoga a try?

Here are three compelling reasons:

  1. Boost Your Functional Strength
    The steel mace adds gentle resistance to traditional yoga poses, helping you build strength in a way that translates directly to everyday activities. Whether it’s lifting groceries, playing with grandkids, or tending to your garden, you’ll notice the difference in your capability and confidence.
  2. Enhance Your Balance and Flexibility
    As we get older, maintaining balance and flexibility becomes crucial. Steel mace yoga challenges your stability in new ways, improving your overall balance and keeping you nimble. You’ll be amazed at how this practice can help you move more freely and gracefully.
  3. Sharpen Your Mind-Body Connection
    The unique movements of steel mace yoga require focus and coordination, providing a wonderful opportunity to strengthen the connection between your mind and body. This mindful practice can help reduce stress, improve mood, and keep your brain sharp.
testimonial from a student of Shuva's Steel Mace Yoga class at Rivercity Pilates.

You’ll be surprised at how quickly you adapt and grow stronger.  

Yoga For Every Body small group meets 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Rivercity Pilates. For the you can purchase any small group Yoga package for 30% off using the code steelmace!  

This is a short video demonstrating Yoga with the steel mace.

Everyone loved Rachel’s 4 week Chakra Yin Yoga series this winter….so she’s decided to offer it again in June!   

Chakra Yin Yoga will be a Yin Yoga session focused on practicing poses designed to bring energy and focus to each of the 7 chakras. Chakras are energy centers in the body and focusing on these specific areas can help balance your whole body energy and improve your sense of mental, emotional and physical well being.

Rachel will give you lots of variations to find a “comfortable for your body” position for each pose and you’ll hold each pose for 2-5 minutes.  Yin Yoga is known for being a great practice to calm your nervous system and allow your body time and space to deeply relax.

This session will be great for beginners, great for those who have practiced Yin Yoga before and great for anyone who wants to explore the benefits of relaxing your body and rebalancing your nervous system to a state of calm and ease. Session is limited to 5 participants.  Sign up in Mindbody under appointments or simply email or call us to reserve your spot.  

Buy all 4 sessions for $99 or use any Yoga, Pilates Mat, Strength or Balance Package. Space is limited to 5 participants so be sure to schedule early to reserve a spot!

Shuva is back teaching a Wednesday night small group Yoga session and we’ve created a new name for this session!  We love this name because we think it embodies what Shuva and all of our teachers are so passionate about…making movement accessible, fun and beneficial to your life no matter where you are in your practice!  

Whether you’re new to yoga or working on building a consistent practice, this class will help you de-stress and improve your concentration with common poses. With as-needed guidance of props, such as straps and blocks, you’ll focus on matching breath to movement while you transition into and hold different positions.

Each class will include warm-up exercises, balance poses, posture-correctors, and hip-openers to help facilitate a full-body workout that will leave you feeling more flexible, stronger, and relaxed.

Shuva Rahim, New Yoga Instructor t Rivercity Pilates

 Small Group Yoga with Shuva
Wednesdays at 5:15pm

I am so excited to have Shuva Rahim teaching at the studio!  When I moved to the area over 14 years ago and opened up Rivercity Pilates I met Shuva in a women’s small business group I had joined. At the time Shuva was growing her photography business and we were both trying to figure out what it took to run a small business! 

Shuva has been a friend and supporter of my business since the beginning. She starting practicing Pilates with me at the original Rivercity Pilates location, she was our photographer for the very first photo shoot at the studio, she took some of my favorite family photos over the years and she is truly just a great human who I am honored to call a friend. Be sure to check out the photo collage I put together highlighting some of our memories together over the years!

Shuva describes herself as a newish Yoga teacher (she finished her RYT 200 training in August 2022) who wants to share her love of Yoga with the world.  She shares her love of Yoga with others by teaching and writing! Be sure to check out Shuva’s blog here.

Shuva is excited to be teaching a Friday night flow small group Yoga session designed to help you build strength, flexibility and kick off your weekend feeling amazing! This small group yoga session will be limited to 5 participants and will happen Wednesdays at 5:15 pm.

The Yoga flow session will focus on aligning breath with movement and learning to transition from one pose to the next. (If you are familiar with yoga you’ll recognize that this follows the principles of Vinyasa Yoga)   Shuva will help you find adaptations and variations of poses that are perfect for your body. 

Shuva’s small group sessions are designed for ALL bodies and you’ll be comfortable in this small group setting if you are a brand new to Yoga beginner or if you have Yoga experience.  

Try a Wednesday night session for FREE in November by emailing us and letting us know which day you want to try the session!

Kimberly Blackwell, physical therapist and yoga instructor at Rivercity Pilates
Kimberly, PT and Yoga Instructor

Yoga is one of those movement practices that I think a lot of people have heard of, a lot of people have thought about because they realize it could really help them with feeling better in their body, but people hesitate to try because they feel intimidated by joining a group class.

Kim’s Wednesday small group Yoga session is designed for those 50 and up who are interested in practicing Yoga as a way to improve their flexibility and strength.

P.S.  You can still take this session if you are under 50 but I want everyone to know that you are not going to be coming in and taking sessions designed for 20 year old bodies!!  

Kim’s small group Yoga sessions are individualized to those coming in and you can be confident that you’ll feel comfortable in this session even if you are challenged by things like balance, getting down to the floor and back up, kneeling, any sort of plank or push up position or flexibility. You’ll love how Kim helps you create a Yoga practice in your life that you love!!

Try a small group yoga session for free all month long by simply emailing us.

Saturdays at 10 am
Taught by Jenny Fitzpatrick

Yin Yoga consists of poses primarily done on the floor and held for a longer period of time, usually 2-5 minutes or longer. The approach to posture in Yin is different than other yoga classes which will typically activate different muscular groups to bring a posture into its full expression. With Yin Yoga gravity is used to hold a pose in place.

What does Yin Yoga do for our body?

  • Yin yoga encourages us to slow down and practice stillness.    Props like blankets and Yoga blocks are used to find the best position for each body.
  • The muscles should not be engaged during yin yoga postures. This allows muscles to lengthen and stretch and also gently lengthens connective tissues giving your joints a sense of space.

Common benefits of practicing Yin Yoga:

  • The body feels like it moves with ease.
  • A sense of calm and decreased anxiety and stress
  • Better alignment and posture from releasing tightness in the body.

Sign up for Yin Yoga Sessions by requesting a Saturday 10 am small group session  or email us and we’ll schedule sessions for you.