Tucked inside The Front Climbing Club at the core of the restored 1925 American Can Company building, the YogaLoft is a simple, welcoming space where breath and movement come together for each of us in our own way.
Our yoga classes recognize the yogi inside the athlete, the mom, the nine-to-fiver, the college student – anyone who’s ready to move towards balance in their life.
It’s our strong belief that your yoga is as unique as you are.
It’s your practice.
Your first class is free. If you’ve never attended yoga at The Front, it’s on us. When you arrive, just let the front desk staff know it’s your first time!
Also, Front memberships include unlimited yoga classes! Learn more about membership perks.
*The Primary Series of Ashtanga class takes place in the new fitness room rather than the yoga room.
About The Classes
Primary Series of Ashtanga
The full primary series of Ashtanga vinyasa is a dynamic prescription for strength and flexibility that allows each student to access their inner teacher. It’s about deepening awareness, surpassing mental limitations, and expanding boundaries from the inside out.
Ashtanga Short Form
A condensed primary series. Warm ups, standing postures, seated postures, and little bit of upside-down.
YogaLoft’s own signature style vinyasa of an energetic, flowing fusion of breath and movement. Poses are combined in creative sequences designed to generate internal heat, which in turn helps burn away our mental and physical excesses: tension, anxiety, stress, and attachment. Anything goes in this one.
A condensed vinyasa flow, it all gets done in 45 minutes. Yes, there are showers available.
Kick Your Asana
Vinyasa flow with added intensity. It’s a little faster, a little longer, a little louder.
A slower, quieter vinyasa flow with increased awareness on subtle sensations and body movement.
Breath and Body Flow
Take a deep dive into the intricate connection between breath, movement, and awareness. No music, no expectations, just you, your practice and the movement of your breath.
A place to begin. Or begin again. An introduction to yoga at an accessible and exploratory pace. Gain strength and flexibility moving through the basic concepts of breathing, postures and vinyasa.
Undo the stresses of daily life and restore your mind and body to their more natural, uncluttered state. Slow moving, deep stretching. Awareness of breath and mindfulness of being are key elements in this one. Mostly seated postures.
Targeting the connective tissues and darker areas where our stresses tend to accumulate. It’s a chance to literally unravel the knots that our experiences tie inside our bodies. Seated postures are held for several minutes, giving them the time needed to access ligaments, tendons, and fascia.
The practice of giving attention to one thing. Exploration of a variety of techniques including breath awareness, mantra and guided visualizations.
Meet The Yogis
I practice yoga because I love yoga. It’s this love that fuels my daily practice, my learning, my teaching and binds the three together. It has been 15 years since yoga found me and I am continually inspired by its transformative power of movement and presence.
I am fortunate to have acquired thousands of hours of formal training in yoga and meditation and consider myself a forever student, always learning and applying these teachings, ultimately, to the life long study and refinement of Self.
I am deeply grateful for my many teachers; D’Ana Baptiste, Simon Park, my practice, my peers, the students who show up on their mats, and my most formative teacher, Maggie Odette.
My teachings are rooted in ashtanga with a fresh perspective on modern vinyasa. I offer a playful blend of self-exploration and empowering postures, working with breath to cultivate space in the body and in the heart. It is my privilege and intention to offer a safe place for personal growth in mind, body and spirit.
Taking over for my mentor, Maggie Odette, June of 2015, I am currently the director of The Front YogaLoft at The Front Climbing Club in Ogden, Utah and, as an E-RYT 500 and YACEP, I lead the studio’s YogaLife Teacher Training program where we’ve successfully trained over 80 yoga teachers.
Hi friends, I’m Brittany! I would love for you to join me soon in Yin class, where we can take a journey into the body, mind and emotions. Yin is a style of yoga that gives us time to explore all these layers, and might even help you to access a little inner wisdom, peace and contentment along the way. I have found yoga to be so healing in my own life, and I have a passion for sharing these things as I teach.
You’ll notice that I emphasize mindfulness as the foundation of the practice, with plenty of time spent in the postures to soften your body, relax your breath, release unwanted thoughts and melt into the moment. We will practice finding acceptance for imperfections on and off the mat, center your mind, reduce stress and help your body to start to feel good!
Now, a bit about my education and training…. I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah, and I am a practicing mental health therapist. My therapy practice has given me thousands of hours of training centered around using mindfulness strategies to help others find relief from common issues like anxiety and depression. I use these tools as I teach yoga as well, which gives us our daily dose of mental health as we take care of our bodies! I have also completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training with D’ana Baptiste at Centered City Yoga and graduated with 700 hours of yoga therapy training from Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy.
If you are curious, come and give Yin a try… you just might get hooked like I am! Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to seeing you in class!
I’m so lucky to have been born, raised and to live in beautiful Eden, Utah, where playing in the dirt and running around wild are made a bit easier. I have the most loving, amazing family and the coolest and kindest circle of friends a girl could ask for. Yoga has been one of my loves for 7 years and I’ve been teaching it for over 3. My personal practice didn’t begin as a method of healing my heart, mind or body, I was simply…curious. It has since become one of the life practices that I rely on to comfort, energize, play, express and feel my way through all of everything. It is magic. I completed my 200-hour YogaLife teacher training with Maggie Odette in 2014 and 60-hr Personal Yoga Teaching/Business Mentorship with Scott Moore in 2016.
Cassey fell in love with yoga in 2012. A new mom, looking for a way to stay grounded, centered and connected. She immediately fell in love with the practice and jumped in and completed her 200 hour training at the YogaLoft in 2013. She has continued her daily practice through two more pregnancies and now has three daughters. Through lives ups and down, changes within the body and the environment, yoga keeps her grounded and connected and is her passion. Cassey loves being out in the sunshine. She loves to hike and she especially loves practicing yoga out in the sun whenever possible! She also loves the yoga community and having the opportunity to practice with people. Cassey loves Ashtanga and it is part of her daily practice.
I’ve always had an intense drive to learn new things. Yoga was something I explored in my early twenties. I continued to dabble in yoga classes for years, never really establishing a strong practice. Always searching and exploring for the new and stimulating thing, or adventure. While I accomplished goals and kept up with expectations, I started to notice that other, more important things, weren’t working out for me. Failed relationships, risky choices, things that didn’t serve my soul. Not even adventuring could tame my wild mind. That’s when I made a decision to notice. Although I had practiced yoga for years, it wasn’t until that moment that I realized yoga was the best tool to help me recognize and notice what really served me and what didn’t.
In 2007 I received my 200 hour certification at Infusion in Bountiful, as well as a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Weber State. I continued on to get a Masters in Mental health/school counseling and attend many yoga workshops. Since then, I have taught yoga in multiple settings including gyms, studios, mental health and school settings. Yoga continues to support my growth not only personally, but also professionally. As a yoga teacher, I come from a Hatha/vinyasa background, focusing on the breath and body connection. My practice and teaching focus on the connection between mind and body, and how yoga can help us to better understand that connection. As a school counselor, I use yoga and mindfulness for my own self-care and as a tool to help students daily. I hope to bring some of my own experience and education to the my yoga classes to guide students in their own personal growth.
Yoga has been influencing my life since this awesome gym opened in 2010. Completing my 200-hour Teacher Training at the YogaLoft has allowed me to share my passion; inspiring others to live by nurturing body, mind and soul with yoga. I always hope my students walk away from their mat feeling balanced and renewed.
I found yoga (or, maybe, it found me) 17 years ago. My body and mind were SO rigid and tight. In fact, I couldn’t even touch my toes! But, consistent yoga practice encourages both mental and physical flexibility. And, that is why I LOVE it! There is always something to learn. There is always room to grow and improve! FYI, the inability to touch my toes is no longer an issue :).
Change and progress are forever a part of life and individualism. So, I left my previous career of secondary music education (high school choir director) and I decided to teach what I love: Yoga. Over the span of my yoga teaching, I have logged well over 10,000 teaching hours. And, did I mention, I LOVE it!
I am always grateful for the many trainings, teachers and loved ones who have inspired, guided and taught me over the years. Love and thanks to John, my amazing husband! His support makes my practicing/teaching possible. Gratitude and props to Jeff Silverstein, for opening the Ashtanga door and inviting me in. And, many thanks to David Swenson, Maggie Odette, Sammy Brown, Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann for always challenging me and steadying me along my yoga path.
BA, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Michelle Taylor holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Performance Management with a minor in Nutrition from Weber State University. She was introduced to yoga in 2000 and she completed her 1000 hr RYT January 2011 and a 200 hr RYT in March 2013 and is now an ERYT 500 through Yoga Alliance. Michelle has a daily Ashtanga vinyasa yoga practice and continues to study with her teachers Kino MacGregor and Sammy Brown as often as she can. She also studies Ayurveda and has a daily meditation practice. Michelle believes that the principles of yoga and Ayurveda will help people find true lasting health and wellness. She believes yoga is a very personal practice and encourages students to stay connected internally through their breath during the practice. Michelle’s classes focus on breath, strength, mind-body awareness, and having fun.