The yoga community in the Wood River Valley is strong. There is yoga in the park, yoga at the YMCA, and yoga at the Sawtooth Gathering in Stanley (Yogatooth). There are people who #yogaeverydamnday and people who go a few times a week to relax, rejuvenate, work out, and/or get their routine stretch on.

Here are a few favorite drop-in yoga classes in Ketchum and Sun Valley.

At the YMCA

In addition to being the most friendly place to bring your child while you go for a quick work out, the YMCA offers a diverse series of yoga classes every day, all week long. The best part about these classes is that they are affordable, and if you miss the class you’d hoped to attend early in the day, there will be another comparable class in the evening.

Some favorites are Richard Odom’s yoga classes. Richard has been described by Snow Country Magazine as the “Yogi of the Slopes” because of his unique approach to teaching, which is geared toward helping people continue their active lifestyles. He teaches sunrise yoga daily, plus some evenings.

If you’re looking for a restorative practice, check out Katherine’s Saturday class at the YMCA. This class will send you off feeling relaxed, clear and free of the stress you’ve built up over the week. It could be a great start to a weekend or an even better way to find some personal time on a family adventure.

If you’re looking for a core workout, don’t miss Megan’s Core Flow classes on Monday and Thursday! It’s bound to give you the workout you want, and the stretch you need.

These are only a smattering of the classes that the Y offers, but there is something for everyone here…check their schedule out for more information!

Gather Yoga Studio

Gather Yoga Studio

Image courtesy of Gather Yoga Studio

Gather Yoga Studio, located on the west side of Giacobbi Square, is an intimate yoga studio and boutique that offers classes from the valley’s best cast of yogi characters. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, wait one a day, and you’ll no doubt have your yogi needs satisfied.

Some favorites are Sarah Murphy’s BUTI yoga. A friend said, “If you want to get in touch with your feminine side/inner backup dancer, you have to take this class.” Sarah is known for playing killer jams in class, and coordinating breath with strong positions that make you feel beautiful and connected to yourself.

Another favorite is Beth Stuart’s Flow Till You GLOW! class. Her classes are playful, energetic, and filled with intention for a powerful mind-body connection throughout the practice, and off the mat. Don’t miss Beth, she’s become a local and regional yoga rock star, and nobody should visit without dropping in for one of her sessions.

Abby Siebert teaches a Monday Happy Hour Vinyasa Flow class that is well known for it’s power moves, it’s good vibes, and a strong breath-movement connection. This kind of happy hour has benefits that last well beyond 6 PM.

Get your flow on in any one of these classes and check the website regularly for more options! And stop in at the Limelight for a post-yoga glass of wine.

About Casey Sedlack

Casey grew up in the mountains and has years of skiing, snowboarding, and creative writing under her belt. A Sun Valley resident for years, Casey recently moved to Wyoming to start a ranching life with her husband and son.