yogahour official studio

SOUTHTOWN

YOGA

1905 Park Ave, St. Louis 63104

(314) 353‑1004

Upcoming Events

Inversion Workshop (handstand & forearm balance)

October 24

Shift your shape to shift your state. Inversions have much to offer when practiced with alignment and safety. Join Alexis for an evening of exploring fundamentals, safety and precision in handstand and forearm balance.

$25 (+tax)

 

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Focused Flow

November 14

Cultivate a sense of peace in your practice in this workshop with Connie. Some of the key benefits of yoga include clarity and steadiness when practiced with focused awareness. Expect a slow-paced flow class with an emphasis on breath, deep hip-openers and seated postures.

$25 (+tax)

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Barefoot Bootcamp

December 13-14

A difficult yet doable challenge: 4 hours & 200 poses. This group practice style workshop allows the practicioner to experience all of the poses on the yogahour syllabus over the course of the weekend. 

$80(+tax) for both sessions /$40(+tax) for one session

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200 hour Yogahour Teacher Training

February-November 2015

The Yogahour Teacher Training program is an approved 200-hour program by Yoga Alliance®. Graduates of the 200-hour Yogahour Teacher Training program get two things. One is the ability to register as an RYT at the 200-hour level. The second opportunity is to be a certified yogahour teacher. To obtain yogahour certification, the yogahour test must be passed.

$2,400 (+ tax)

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Yoga Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico

March 14-21, 2015

Join Alexis & Brigette Finley for a yoga retreat in Sayulita, MX. Each day will begin with a two-hour all levels yoga practice. Afternoons are open to relax on the beach, surf, shop or explore other nearby beach towns. Think beach vacation with a hefty daily dose of yoga.

 

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Fall Schedule

Sunday

11:00 AM    basics  $12  1 hr
12:15 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
7:00 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr

Monday

12:00 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
6:00 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
6:30 PM    basics  $12  1 hr
7:15 PM    yogive!  $5  1 hr

Tuesday

6:15 AM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
12:00 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
6:00 PM    radical  $12  1 hr 15 min
6:30 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
7:30 PM    basics  $12  1 hr
7:45 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr

Wednesday

6:15 AM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
8:00 AM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
12:00 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
4:00 PM    expanding  $12  1 hr 15 min
6:00 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
6:30 PM    basics  $12  1 hr
7:30 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr

Thursday

6:15 AM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
12:00 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
4:30 PM    basics  $12  1 hr
4:30 PM    kids yoga  $12  1hr
6:00 PM    expanding  $12  1 hr 15 min
6:30 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
7:30 PM    basics  $12  1 hr
7:45 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr

Friday

8:00 AM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
12:00 PM    basics  $12  1hr
5:30 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
7:00 PM    basics  $12  1 hr

Saturday

9:00 AM    basics  $12  1 hr
9:30 AM    big yogi, little yogi  $12  45 min
10:30 AM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
10:45 AM    inversions  $12  1 hr
4:30 PM    yogahour  $7  1 hr
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Classes

An hour of play and power; a fun, rockin' flow class with music and expert instruction. All levels welcome.

In this yogahour-style class, the instructor leading the class will practice along with the group. 100% of the proceeds from this class will go directly to the Bhatti Mines School. Give children in the outskirts of New Delhi, India an alternative to extreme poverty and child labor.

An ongoing exploration into the art and science of yoga. Provides a highly attentive and supportive environment. Perfect for first-timers and ongoing students looking to refine.

Knowledge and experience gained in basics is explored in a wider variety of postures. Will likely include inversions. Best for experienced students.

This class is for the seasoned practitioner looking to challenge their edge and work hard toward a peak pose. Expect inversions and a mix of level 2-3 poses. Not suitable for beginners.

This class focuses on one inversion per class (handstand, forearm balance, headstand or shoulderstand). Learn the ins and outs of these poses, one class at a time. Best for students who can hold down dog with ease.

This yoga class will keep you and your little one moving together! Yoga postures are taught in con junction with songs, games, and the use of literature. Ages 2-6.

Using literature to set the tone, this class incorporates music, vocal sounds, yoga games, meditation, and an art or writing experience in addition to the yoga postures. This class is fun and physical. Ages 7-11.

Drop-in Prices*

  • Basics $12 cash only
  • Expanding $12 cash only
  • Yogahour $7 cash only
  • Yogive! $5 cash only
  • Radical $12 cash only
  • Inversions $12 cash only
  • Kids yoga $12 cash only
  • Big yogi, little yogi $12 cash only
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Memberships**

  • Unlimited Membership $120 + tax/month
    (auto charge to credit card on file)
  • Unlimited Membership $1,350 + tax/year
    (paid in full)
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** Best value if you attend 4+ classes per week

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Teachers

Brigette (Niedringhaus) Finley

Brigette began practicing in 1997 and teaching in 2006. She co-founded Southtown Yoga in 2007 with Jenifer and Ivan Garcia. In 2008, she was hired as Kashi's® yoga instructor and traveled to 25 US cities on a 7-month wellness tour. Through clear alignment, her innovative classes encourage students to play safely at their edge and challenge possibilities to grow their practice. Brigette is Yoga Alliance certified at the E-RYT 500 level. Currently, Brigette enjoys city living with the love of her life, Alexis, and is grateful to own and operate Southtown Yoga in St. Louis, MO.

Alexis Finley

Alexis has been practicing yoga since 2005 and is a student of Darren Rhodes & Christina Sell. His classes focus on detailed alignment instruction and weave in his interests of pranayama, meditation and philosophy. In addition to his yoga studies, Alexis is a passionate rock climber and an AMGA Certified Rock Guide.

Jill Dunlap

Jill started practicing yoga in 1996 but it wasn’t until her move to California in 1997 that yoga became a permanent fixture in her life. In 2001, Jill completed her first 200-hour teacher training with Iyengar teacher Leann Carey in Hermosa Beach, CA. In 2007, she was introduced to Anusara Yoga and was immediately hooked on the depth of its philosophy and Principles of Alignment. Her passion for continuous study has led Jill to train with some of the top yoga teachers across the country including John Friend, Mitchel Bleier, Sianna Sherman, and Martin and Jordan Kirk. She has amassed over 500 hours of immersion and teacher training studies. Jill’s welcoming approach to yoga makes it accessible to people of all experience levels. She has the ability to challenge students to reach their greatest potential, while still nurturing their inner heart’s desire.

Kathryn Heitzenroeder

Kathryn has been practicing yoga for over twelve years. Eight years ago she received her teachers' training at the Solar Yoga Center in St. Louis. She also completed Southtown Yoga's 2009 teacher training with Mitchel Bleier and Brigette Niedringhaus. To continue her yoga education, Kathryn has a strong practice of her own, which includes yoga workshops, yoga camps and a daily yoga routine. She continues to learn and evolve from the support of her own teachers. Kathryn's classes include mediation, a detailed asana work out and a guided relaxation. Her teaching promotes a strong foundation of alignment focusing on the breath and movement. The classes are a combination of Hatha, Anusara and Vinyasas. Most classes are open level. Beginners are welcome.

Connie Werner

Connie walked into a vinyasa yoga class several years ago and walked out passionate about yoga. Her passion grew from that of a dedicated student to a caring and compassionate teacher. In 2009, Connie completed her 200 hour teacher certification with Mitchel Bleier and Southtown's own, Brigette Niedringhaus. Every class carefully combines alignment, vinyasa and fun with an approachable "no worries" philosophy. Connie knows exactly how to help you rock what you've got.

Dana Read

Dana started practicing yoga in 2000. She has a down to earth style and hopes to create classes that are challenging and fun. She believes yoga should offer ways to recognize our true self, and our limitless potential both on and off the mat. Dana completed teacher training with Mitchel Bleier and Brigette Neidringhaus in 2010. Dana is deeply grateful to the community at Southtown Yoga for their support and encouragement, and for the teachers who have taught her to observe and trust herself.

Roxanne Frank

Roxanne started her yoga practice with a DVD and a friend in her living room in 2006. In 2012 she moved to St. Louis and completed her 200-hour teacher certification with Mitchel Bleier and Brigette Niedringhaus. Through her practice and study, Roxie has discovered yoga's ability to transform perspectives, create friendships and open the door to many opportunities. She strives to bring what she discovers on the mat into the whole of her life.

Erin Schulte

Erin has been an athlete her entire life. After completing a few marathons and triathlons, she stumbled upon yoga and decided to give it a try. She loves that it offers a different physical and mental challenge to her body than other activities. She strives to challenge her students to be well both physically and mentally. She firmly believes that we can take what we learn on the mat and live greater lives off the mat. Yoga has enhanced her life so much and she is inspired to share the practice with her students!

Kiley Enno

Kiley came to Southtown Yoga after years of hassling from her mom. She was an energetic and active teen, who marginalized yoga as a 'glorified stretching bandwagon.’ Despite her initial resistance, she was quickly consumed by the benefits and challenges that her practice and the community offered. She completed Southtown’s Teacher Training in 2012, developing a playful and sweaty vinyasa style that’s relatable and clear.  She recognizes that her mom was right, and admittedly, now drives the yoga ‘bandwagon.’ She considers Southtown Yoga a second home.

Candace Glass

Candace was introduced to yoga in 2003. As an elementary school teacher and mother, she realized how the brain-body connection could empower children's capacity to learn. Candace also realized the importance of the alignment principles of yoga. Fulfilling her life long dream, She completed her 200-hour teacher training with Mitchel Bleier and Brigette Niedringhaus. A city resident, Candace loves walking her dogs at Tower Grove Park. With firm beliefs that each day is a gift to be grateful for, Candace is excited and humbled to begin the next part of her journey – teaching yoga at STY.

Courtney Meyer

Courtney began her yoga practice in early 2010, after taking a class at Southown Yoga. She quickly gravitated toward the physical and mental challenges yoga offered. In 2012, Courtney completed her 200-hour teacher certification and in 2014 she became a certified yogahour teacher after completing training with Darren Rhodes and Brigette Finley.

Bridget Melloy

Bridget started practicing yoga in 2007 after graduating from college. Her first yoga class was at Southtown Yoga, where she immediately fell in love with the practice and the community. Bridget completed her teacher training certification with Mitchel Bleier and Brigette Neidringhaus in 2012. Her classes combine vinyasa, alignment and an attitude that anyone can feel comfortable on their mat with a little hard work and humor.

Whitney Kirk

Whitney first practiced yoga in a gym, and even though the wall of mirrors made it painfully obvious that she looked super awkward, she still thought it was awesome. Whitney made yoga practice part of her regular life after going on Southtown’s Yoga Bender in January 2013. She will soon complete her 200-hour Yogahour teacher training certification with Brigette Finley and Ellen Neidringhaus. She is thrilled and grateful to have an opportunity to share her practice with others.

Stephanie Perry-Bush

Stephanie began practicing yoga in 1995 and teaching in 2001. She has extensive experience practicing, studying, and teaching a range of different yoga methods. Stephanie is deeply inspired by the power of precise alignment to experience freedom in the body and clarity of mind. She is registered with Yoga Alliance at the RYT 500 level. Stephanie teaches from the heart and from years of dedicated and enthusiastic practice and study. Each class is a dynamic and methodical exploration to uncover that within each of us that is free within form.

Doug Munsch

Doug earned his RYT-200 and Yogahour certification at Southtown Yoga in 2014. Doug is always looking for new ways to challenge himself physically and yoga has provided him with a platform to do so. When not on his yoga mat, he can be found setting routes at the neighborhood climbing gym or on an outdoor adventure.

Kristina Camba

Kristina found her yoga home at Southtown Yoga when she participated in the 2011 Yoga Bender. In 2014, she completed Southtown Yoga's 200-hour teacher training and is now a Certified Yogahour® Teacher. Kristina loves that yoga makes everyday better and often uses it as a tool to flip perspective. When she's not practicing, she enjoys running, cooking, and being a nurse. Expect a fun but challenging class from this playful and feisty teacher.

Chelsea Bodamer

In 2010, Chelsea began practicing yoga at a hot studio in Pittsburgh. Through practice, she immediately began to discover truths about herself that proved invaluable to her everyday life. After a series of events landed her in St. Louis in 2011, she found herself at Southtown Yoga and never looked back. In 2014, she completed her 200-hour Yogahour® teacher training with Brigette Finley and Ellen Niedringhaus. She believes that alignment is paramount to practice, and instructs with that in mind. Overall, she aims to teach, practice, and play with curiosity and mindfulness. Off the mat, she finds joy in her rescue dog, music, and nature.

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