Santosha Yoga Des Moines - Home - Urbandale, IA
Santosha Yoga Des Moines - Vinyasa & Ashtanga Styles - Adults & Kids - Group & Private
Mary Lasky at Glaza Studio Des Moines

Guest Instructor, Carrie Ellen Giunta has cancelled her 530p Viniyoga class for tonight, Feb 25th, due to weather. Please check in with her if you would like a make-up class or private lesson.  917-723-2467;

Capoeira at 7p with Holly and Julio is also cancelled.  Please visit one of their other classes this week at Gateway Dance or DanzArts.

Santosha Yoga Des Moines Cooperative Studio - 
Open House and Artist Showcase - Come and celebrate our space!  

Saturday, Feb. 28th
9a-12p - Free demo classes in Yoga (9a and 11a) and Chi Gong (10a).  Classes are open to all ages and levels of ability and mats/chairs are provided.  (Chi Gong is the beginner class to Ta'i Chi and accessible to everyone.)
12-4p - Artist Showcase - Peruse beautiful works for sale by local artists, meet and greet teachers, enjoy wonderful food by New Day Catering, and giveaways.Artists will include Heather Morphew Nelson, Teresa Kruse, Angela Black, Jim White, Wendy Finnegan, Gwen Foster, De Tapper, Ethan Leners, Thomas Burman and more. Their works are showcased each day on the facebook Event:
We look forward to celebrating with you!

Ready for an authentic yoga experience? Read on..

Hello and thank you for visiting Santosha Yoga Des Moines!   I am Mary Lasky, a certified yoga instructor with additional teacher qualification in Ashtanga yoga. I am a "free agent" and teach at various locations throughout the metro including hospitals, clinics, schools, homes and my own studio.  I specialize in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kid/Teen Yoga, and Therapeutic and work in group and private settings.  I am committed to teaching under-served communities and at-risk youth and you will find free on-going classes for adults and children on the schedules.  I am happy to consider leading a class for your group.

Yoga is a mind-body experience that brings something new each time you practice.  I teach in the Vinyasa style which means we flow through the practice with an emphasis on continuous breath and connection from posture to posture.  This uninterrupted flow allows for a deeper experience and a real mental release from the daily stresses.  The intensity level is up to you and you will see people of all ages and experience levels joyfully practicing together.  My sessions include breath work and relaxation to balance the physical effort, and this combination will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.  
Yoga is difficult to explain in words and something you just need to experience.  I understand that getting yourself through the door for that first class, in order to have that experience, can be disconcerting.  I make every effort to help new students ease into the practice while they become comfortable with the postures and the format and the group.  I assure you, my first intention is to reduce your stress level and help you feel at home.  If you have had a "less than favorable" yoga experience, I invite you to give it another try.  Allow yourself to be led, just for one class, through an all-levels Vinyasa class, taught by an experienced, certified instructor.  I am confident that you will find it enjoyable!      
Yoga can be taught in a group, as a private lesson, in studios or in homes.  Often new students like to start with a private lesson to become comfortable with the practice and learn modifications for their specific challenges.  Feel confident in the fact that we all have challenges and things to work through.  Yoga can be modified for every person and all will benefit.  The expense of your yoga classes can often be reimbursed through insurance or a flex pay system, so be sure to check with your healthcare provider and I am happy to provide receipts and documentation of attendance.  Medical referrals are welcome.
Best, Mary Lasky