“Just like learning to play an instrument, we endeavor to learn to “play” our bodies. This learning takes practice and discipline but it invites in deep self acceptance and wonder. At Playoga, we are all on this path of learning together! Precise instruction, community and fun are our methods.”
At Playoga, we’re passionately focused on alignment. And, the reason that we’re so single-minded is that we’ve experienced the difference alignment makes to both the practice of asana, and in people’s lives. Whether you’re older with limited flexibility, or a fluid, experienced practitioner, discovering your own body’s optimal alignment will transform your habitual, (maybe) pain-causing, body patterns and shift you into freedom–a freedom that comes from awareness, strength, and stability. “Since practicing at Playoga everything that I do with my body has improved, and is easier.” This lasering in on alignment makes Playoga classes different, because while we’re practicing we’re also teaching you how to place your body inside each yoga shape. So after each Playoga class, you’ll have greater knowledge of optimal positioning and how it affects function. And after countless classes, you’ll master balanced action.
Yes we’re nerds, but the second thing that we’re serious about at Playoga is play. We can play yoga the way we play a game, and sometimes we’re silly. In fact, we embrace the fun of being together and playing. We also embrace that, like learning to play an instrument, we learn to play our body, which takes discipline. Of course we want to perform a sonata after our first piano lesson! But we know that’s not the way a creative endeavor unfolds. So we hold that uncomfortable space between beginner and maestro, and believe that if we show up and practice our instrument daily, the results are inevitable: mastery. As we have the experience, again and again, of applying this alignment in our poses, we see our progression to more advanced poses. And being taught, we progress more quickly. So, we celebrate the joy of the journey, like a musician playing the scales over and over, because that’s the practice that leads to beautiful music. And we’ve seen that there’s an alignment in the body that allows us to be healthy and happy and at home in the world.
Reasons To Try Playoga
What People Say About Playoga
The best thing about Playoga is the laughter. It’s the most welcoming, friendly studio. The teachers are knowledgeable and are eager to share all they know with the class. After class, I always feel so uplifted, lighter even. I recently learned I have a back condition where my disks deteriorate faster than ‘normal’. I didn’t know this when I first went to Play. I just knew my back always hurt. After practicing there only a few months, my back pain went away completely. Unfortunately, the removal of pain didn’t change my condition and I had to have surgery. Working with Playoga gave me the pain relief I needed to make it through that very rough time. I can’t wait to get back into the studio! I know my recovery will get even better once I walk in the door.
Donna EwaldPlayoga Student
What I love about Playoga: Alignment based principles and knowledge, advanced practice, timed inversions, location, fun and welcoming community and interaction. Becca was one of my first yoga teachers, over a decade ago. I continue to learn and be challenged by her.
Becky BeaudinPlayoga Student
What I truly love about practicing at Playoga is learning to take myself a little less seriously. I love the intellectual stimulation that comes with class – the essential human stuff like who am I? Is my life in alignment with my values? The friendly and fun loving atmosphere is truly what makes Playoga unique. Laughter and silliness are balanced with reverence and stillness. This is not your average get in, shut up and sweat kind of studio. This is a place to grow, play and have fun.
Barbara FrankPlayoga Student
Playoga was my initial exposure to asana practice and I am thrilled to say that I have been part of Playoga’s community for the last five years. The studio is beautiful and bright and is a warm and welcoming space for all levels of practitioners. Playoga is passionate about teaching alignment to their students. They make sure that each person leaves the classes or workshops with a sense of accomplishment and a smile on his or her face. I would encourage anyone who desires more purposeful movement, love, and laughter in their life to check out Playoga, a wonderful gem in the yoga scene in Colorado Springs.
Nancy DawsonPlayoga Student
Why is Playoga the only yoga studio I will go to? NOT because it is next door to the delicious Indian buffet, but because of Becca Roo, her extraordinary sense of humour, and her coveted ability to teach yoga with so much intention and know-how. Her team is stellar, each one of them a delight. I know I can count on each class to challenge me and leave me sore between the shoulder blades the next day.
Becky CranePlayoga Student
Playoga is a warm and welcoming studio with knowledgeable and caring teachers. One of the highlights of my week is spending Tuesday and Thursday mornings with Amanda and continually learning about the magic of alignment-based yoga, which has changed my quality of life both mentally by providing a peaceful and safe space; and physically by dramatically reducing my chronic back pain. As the only alignment-focused studio in Colorado Springs that has made such an impact on my life, I’m on a mission to spread the word and tell everyone about Playoga.