Yoga

Making yoga accessible to all

At OIC, we strive to make yoga accessible to everyone. We keep our class sizes small so we can offer the best instruction and the safest environment. Our mission is to honor and share the ancient traditions of the practice. Our program is unique to the Omaha area, teaching yoga within our integrative environment gives us the ability to offer several healing modalities under one roof. If you are seeking a traditional practice in a calm, healing, and integrative environment, this is the place for you.

We require masks in our building.  You can remove your mask while on your yoga mat. 

Please email our Wellness Director Steph Watson with any questions!


Opportunities for practice

Special Events & Series Offerings

Free Outdoor Yoga

This yoga class is free to the community and led by Lauren Sustaita every Saturday, starting Aug. 6. Class will be held in the green space outside OIC, weather permitting. After class on Sept. 17, Susan Safia of Life Elixir Juices will offer a sampling of cold-pressed juices crafted to support health and wellness.

Fertility Yoga Series

This six-week session is designed to meet the needs of women who are trying to conceive. Class is designed around an all-encompassing nourishment wheel that focuses on health for the body, mind, and spirit. This unique session teaches postures and breathing techniques that calm the body, nourish the reproductive organs, and release anxiety and stress. Each class delves into the deeper yogic teachings of meditation, visualization, and the power of our thoughts and attitudes. As we relax and let go of physical and emotional toxins, we begin to have a clearer sense of self and insight into our fertility journey. Class sizes are kept small to facilitate a sharing and supportive community. Class is taught by Emily Goodwin and Stephanie Watson.

Who is this class for? Students who are preparing for pregnancy.

Next session begins Sept. 15. Email Stephanie Watson at s.watson@omahaic.com to register.

Pre/Postnatal Yoga

Connect with your pregnancy in our pre/postnatal yoga class. Gentle, nurturing and fun, this class teaches a series of yoga postures, breathing and mindfulness techniques designed to bring awareness and relaxation to your baby and your body. Our expert teachers introduced practices that will assist moms to be before, during and after labor. Practice class after birth and bring your baby! Our yoga community provides a safe place for mamas to nurse, relax and ease back into practice. Plus we all get to meet your baby! Class is taught by Emily Goodwin and Stephanie Watson.  

Who is this class for? Pre/Postnatal mamas.

Check back for upcoming dates.

Private Yoga/Meditation Sessions

Combining healing postures with relaxation tools, breathwork, guided meditation and imagery, your Registered Yoga Teacher will design a personal healing practice to promote overall health and well-being. Individual sessions are appropriate for all levels, from beginners wanting to develop a foundation to experienced yoga practitioners looking to enhance their existing practice.

For more information or to schedule, email s.watson@omahaic.com or call 402-216-7017.    

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Weekly Drop-in Classes

Chair Yoga

Taught by Lauren Sustaita, this class is the perfect opportunity to practice yoga in a nourishing and mindful way. This class will teach the foundational and traditional aspects of yoga, which include postures, breathing, relaxation, and meditation. This class moves at a slow and gentle pace and uses the chair for support. Students will do the entire practice either seated on the chair or standing and holding onto the chair for support.

Who is this class for?   Students who have limited mobility and can’t get up and down from the floor.

Evening Yoga  

This class invites you to focus inward on your sense of self by practicing various breathing techniques. Beginning in meditation, we build up internal energy through our breath and apply it to a steady sequence of detoxifying asanas (postures) in a heated flow. This class is taught by Lauren Sustaita.

Who is this class for? Anyone who prefers a flow class in a warm environment.

Gentle Yoga

This class is the perfect opportunity to practice yoga in a nourishing and mindful way.  Class will teach the foundational and traditional aspects of yoga, which include postures, breathing, relaxation, and meditation. This class moves at a slow and gentle pace. Class is taught by Paula Savatovic.

Who is this class for? Anyone who prefers a traditional yoga class that is slow and gentle.

Morning Yoga

Morning Yoga is a traditional hatha-based class that includes breathing and cleansing practices to start your day. Begin your day by connecting breath and movement in a mindful way that will increase inner awareness (on and off the mat). This class allows you to arrive and enjoy quiet stillness while energizing the body, so that you leave ready to enter the rest of your day with vitality and equanimity. Morning Yoga will always end with meditation instruction that will support students in creating a home practice. Class is taught by Stephanie Watson.

Who is this class for? Students who are looking for a hatha and vinyasa blend.  Some yoga experience is suggested but not required.

Restorative Yoga

This is a deeply relaxing style of yoga practice. During this time you are held in “shapes” while being fully supported with blankets, blocks, or bolsters. When you practice this style of yoga, you enter a deep state of relaxation. It is here that you can “let go” of those holding patterns in your body and find a state of balance that will allow your body to heal. Class is taught by Lauren Sustaita.

Who is this class for? Students who are looking to build their relaxation practice, release striving, and relieve stress.

Slow Flow Yoga

This class, taught by Carole Westerman, is designed to help create balance in your body, mind, and nervous system. Our Slow Flow format is a blend of styles, so you get a little bit of what you want, and a little bit of what you didn’t even know you needed. We typically start off slow and close to the ground with Yin-style poses that will imprint the shape of our focus area or pose. From there, we begin to move and add in a bit of Flow with plenty of options given for all levels. We end the class with a few counterposes, and/or Restorative poses, and from there we drift into a sweet Savasana in order to integrate after our practice.

Who is this class for? Anyone who likes trying different yoga postures while challenging themselves with new techniques.

Yoga & Sound Bath

Taught by Dandilion Davenport, this class offers the perfect balance of movement and stillness. Soothe your soul with a nourishing yoga nidra practice that incorporates the healing waves of sound bath. Yoga nidra, which is often referred to as “yogic sleep,” gives participants the opportunity to deeply heal. Calming and soothing sound waves take the experience to another level.

Who is this class for? Students who are looking for a mid-week stress buster and a unique experience.


Weather Policy

During the winter months, there may be times when it is necessary to close the studio due to weather conditions such as snow or extreme cold.  Our studio closure follows the lead of the Millard Public School District (on the weekdays).

If Millard Public Schools closes (weekdays):

  • All yoga classes before noon will be canceled
  • Yoga classes in the evening will be posted by 2 p.m. that day

Weekends:

  • If needed, yoga classes will be canceled on MindBodyOnline at least 1 hour prior to the class start time

Please check our schedule online before heading to class on inclement winter weather days/evenings.


What’s Your Yoga?

We each have a unique set of circumstances and everyone is different – in body, mind and soul. There isn’t a “one-size fits all” option when it comes to integrative wellness including yoga. Yoga classes can be customized to fit your needs. Find out what the best fit is for you!

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