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Our philosophy: Group energy is tremendously healing

We offer small classes and workshops on Madison’s Near East Side.
All are welcome.

Our Classes

Sign up for yoga & feel better

Insight Flow

MON: 6 to 7 pm with Jeanne
WED: 6 to 7 pm with Ariyanna
THURS: Noon to 1 pm with Nikki

Explore yoga poses and breathing techniques designed to counteract stress in this flowing class. This class for all levels involves long holds of poses intended to release deeply held tension. Taught by a trained trauma-informed yoga teacher.

Price: $15 per 60-minute class.

Restorative Yoga

WED: Noon to 1 pm with Maureen

Restorative Yoga is a gentle yoga practice designed to calm the nervous system and create overall health and balance in the mind and body. This class uses props such as bolsters, blankets and yoga eggs to empower you to let go of physical or emotional challenges so you may experience  balance in your mind, body and spirit. 

Price: $15 per 60-minute class.

Insight Karma

SAT, Dec. 7: 9-10 am with Ariyanna

In this upbeat flow, explore yoga poses focused on being present through the use of movement and breathing techniques. Available to all skill levels, this class can invigorate the mind and body by building heat and endurance while flowing through poses.

REGISTRATION IS STILL REQUIRED

Price: Free

For individuals who utilize Comprehensive Community Services: An individual yoga assessment must occur before registering for a class. If you are already working with Nikki Cook or Maureen Grosse, you may confidently register for any classes by calling or emailing. Please email jeanne@insightmadison.com with any questions.

Please note: Insight offers a discount for college students with a valid student ID. Our classes and workshops are for ages 16 and up; teens must be accompanied by an adult.

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$15 for one class  –  $75 for five classes  –  $120 for 10 classes  –  $200 for 20 classes

OUR WorKSHOPS

Beginner’s Mind: Meditation 101 and Meditation 102

Meditation, including mindfulness and compassion meditations, are proven to help us feel and function better.

If you are looking to start a meditation practice, you’re invited to try our four-week series called Beginner’s Mind: Meditation 101. This introductory series is designed to help enrich your meditation through practice, goal-setting and overcoming obstacles. Meditations we will practice include mindfulness, body-scan, lovingkindness, and visualization. Already have a meditation practice, or graduated from our 101 workshop? Then Beginner’s Mind: Meditation 102 is for you. During this hourlong weekly meeting, we will cultivate the skills learned in our introductory workshop to reap the full benefits of a regular mindfulness practice.

(101) FOR BEGINNERS:

When
Beginner’s Mind: Meditation 101 is a four-week series. Check this space for 2020 dates.

 Where
Insight Yoga, 2025 Atwood Ave.

Registration is required
Register by clicking the Registration button above, or call our office at (608)-244-4859.

Cost
$100 for the four-week session. Class passes do not apply. Cost includes a journal.


 

Instructor: Victoria
Ellington-Dietz

Victoria has studied and practiced meditation in many forms for over 15 years with various teachers.

Questions? Email Victoria at victoria@insightmadison.com

(102) FOR THOSE WITH EXPERIENCE:

When
Beginner’s Mind: Meditation 102 is a drop-in meeting that occurs every Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 beginning Oct. 15.

Where
Insight Yoga, 2025 Atwood Ave.

Registration is required
Register by clicking the Registration button on this page, or call our office at (608)-244-4859. Registration is required two hours before each session.

Cost
$15 per session. Yoga class passes will apply to this class intended for experienced meditators.


 

IMPROVE DAILY HABITS

Lifestyle Wellness Coaching

In Lifestyle Wellness Coaching you will work with a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher/Certified Health & Wellness Coach in a small group (5-10 people) to implement individualized, daily lifestyle habits to support a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Participants will create an individual system of wellness that supports them in improving self-efficacy, problem solving, self-regulation and choosing healthy daily living habits/choices.

In Lifestyle Wellness coaching we will:

1. Explore and articulate pillars of lifestyle wellness.

2. Self assess individual pillars of wellness in order to articulate specific lifestyle habits we would like to cultivate in order to improve our physical and mental well-being.

3. Learn how to set and scaffold implementing positive lifestyle habits through setting S.M.A.R.T. goals

4. Use yogic techniques such as breathing practices, movement exercises and mindfulness to support healthy physical and cognitive habits.

5. Work through a workbook for scaffolding, accountability and support during and after session.

Have more

energy

Sleep

better

Increase

strength

Reduce

anxiety

Reduce

stress

Stem

depression

Date/time: Check this space for 2020 dates and times.

Cost: $150 for the six-week session. Class passes do not apply.

To register: Call Maureen: 608-244-4859
or email maureen@insightmadison.com

For CCS consumers: Participants will need 1.5 hours per week for Individual Skill Development and Enhancement approved before the first meeting. 

Please note: Classes build upon each other so attendance at every session is strongly recommended. Minimum of five registered participants required for maximum learning benefit.

EMPOWER YOURSELF

Yoga For Addiction Recovery

The practice of yoga can play an integral role in the effective treatment of and on-going recovery from addiction. Yoga provides an integrative approach to mental, emotional, and physical health addressing the whole person, not just the addiction. This is an all-level, six-week series open to anyone seeking a safe, supportive environment to continue their journey of healing and recovery from any addictive behaviors. No previous yoga experience needed.

How yoga supports recovery

• Develop positive tools to manage stress and anxiety
• Regulate nervous system, creating a sense of calm and ease in mind and body
• Enhance ability to challenge thoughts and behaviors
• Increase compassion for self and others
• Recognize early signs of distress in mind and body
• Relieve physical tension and pain
• Develop life-long skills to help sustain recovery

Date/time: Check this space for 2020 dates and times.

Cost: $150 for each six-week session.
Class passes do not apply.

To register: Click Register for the series (below) or email nikki@insightmadison.com

For CCS consumers: Participants will need 1.5 hours per week for Individual Skill Development and Enhancement approved before the first meeting. 

Manage chronic stress

Yoga For Mood Balancing

Learn to manage symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression in order to rewire the mind and body for improved emotional regulation. This is an all-level, six-week series open to anyone seeking a safe, supportive environment to connect to their bodies. No previous yoga experience needed.

Take-home exercises will cultivate habits such as:

• Mind/body awareness
• A home yoga practice
• Self-efficacy
• A deeper relationship with mind and body

Date/time: Check this space for 2020 dates and times.

Cost: $150 for the six-week session.
Class passes do not apply.

To register: Click Register for the series (below) or email maureen@insightmadison.com

For CCS consumers: Participants will need 1.5 hours per week for Individual Skill Development and Enhancement approved before the first meeting. 

Please note: Classes build upon each other so attendance at every session is strongly recommended. Minimum of five registered participants required for maximum learning benefit.

Feel to heal

Yoga and Mindfulness For Trauma Healing

Yoga for Trauma Healing provides a safe and supportive space in which individuals can explore how yoga poses, breathing techniques, mindfulness and meditation can help the mind and body heal from the effects of trauma.  In this trauma-sensitive yoga class, no hands-on assists are offered as participants are encouraged to move at their own pace, in their own time. Through the offering of multiple variations, participants are empowered to choose what feels best in any given moment. This gentle, all levels class requires no prior yoga experience and will accommodate all levels of abilities.

Learn skills to:

• Reduce symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress
• Reconnect with the body and rebuild a sense of safety
• Develop and enhance the body’s ability to regulate itself
• Increase capacity for healing

Date/time: Check this space for 2020 dates and times.

Cost: $150 for the six-week session. Class passes do not apply.

To register: Click Register for the series (below) or email nikki@insightmadison.com

For CCS consumers: Participants will need 1.5 hours per week for Individual Skill Development and Enhancement approved before the first meeting. 

Cultivate purpose

Mind/Body Book Club

The first book we will read and discuss is: “Warrior Goddess Training: Become the Woman You are Meant to Be” by Heatherash Amara. There is also a companion workbook that is optional. You will have access to the exercises in the workbook through the instructor.

Participants will read and discuss various books targeted to provide opportunities to develop techniques for:

1. Improving cognitive reframing

2. Developing self-efficacy

3. Learning and practicing skills for self-regulation

4. Improving positive interpersonal interactions

5. Cultivating a sense of purpose and well-being

6. Developing mindfulness and self-awareness

Date/time: Check this space for 2020 dates and times.

Cost: $65, plus the cost of the book, which must be obtained before the first meeting.

To register: Click Register for the series (below) or email maureen@insightmadison.com

For CCS consumers: Participants will need 1.5 hours per week for Individual Skill Development and Enhancement approved before the first meeting. 

Please note: Classes build upon each other so attendance at every session is strongly recommended. Minimum of five registered participants required for maximum learning benefit.

EXPERT INSTRUCTION

Meet our team

Nikki Cook

Nikki is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher, holds a masters degree in education-counseling and has additional certifications in trauma-informed yoga. Nikki believes yoga truly is a practice that is for every body. In Nikki’s classes you will find a welcoming, supportive community.

Ariyanna Toth

Ariyanna has always had a passion for human connection and wellness. She is a 200 hour registered yoga instructor who believes strongly in the transformational effects of movement and breath work through the practice of yoga.

Maureen Grosse

Maureen is a 500 RYT, with extensive training in yoga therapy and trauma-sensitive yoga. She is also a Reiki Master and Certified Master Health and Wellness Coach. Maureen provides an inclusive environment to teach how connecting your mind, breath and body can empower you.

Jeanne Kolker

Jeanne, a licensed professional counselor and certified yoga therapist, has experience working with adults, teens and children. She has extensive training in yoga therapy with an emphasis on trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, change-of-life issues and grief.

HOW TO FIND US

Located in the heart of the Schenk’s Corners

Insight Yoga can be found at 2025 Atwood Avenue on Madison’s Near East Side next to MadCity Music. All of which is in the former historic Laborers’ Hall.

Parking

A limited amount of free parking can be located in the lot behind the building, just behind the little red shed and next to The Straight Thread. There is ample street parking in the area.

Bus

Insight Counseling & Wellness is located very close to the Madison Metro 3, 4, 10 and 37 lines. For more information visit: Madison Metro

Mental Health Counseling

Did you know we also can help with therapy? Insight Yoga’s partner, Insight Counseling & Wellness, is an outpatient mental health clinic headquartered above the yoga studio. The clinic is dedicated to the promotion of mental and physical well-being. Insight Counseling & Wellness is an LGBTQ-friendly, culturally competent, strengths-based and client-centered environment.

Insight Yoga
2025 Atwood Ave.
Madison, WI 53704

Phone: (608) 244-4859
Fax: (608) 244-6809

jeanne@insightmadison.com

Insight Yoga is a partner of Insight Counseling and Wellness, LLC