MOXIE’s intention is to offer yoga adapted for the modern lifestyle by teaching only that which is essential for a balanced physical practice in order to welcome all schools of thought.

It is our perspective that the aspect of yoga that might be considered spiritual, in it’s purest sense, should be an individual and internal journey.  Therefore classes at MOXIE do not incorporate philosophical, spiritual, emotional or mindfulness teachings.  By providing classes free of these components, we have adapted the modern postural yoga practice to be significantly more efficient and accessible to any practitioner.

MOXIE is a collaboration of Mark Rausa and David Steele’s effort to provide a space and community where practitioners can reap the benefits of yoga with efficient classes that focus specifically on postures and breathing exercises, the third and forth limbs of yoga.   Although yoga does have roots in philosophy, we have honed our efforts into developing the most balanced and effective yoga practice instead of focusing on the emotional or what one may interpret as spiritual instruction that is common in the yoga practice today.

Our excellent team of instructors represent our approach and methodology through thoughtfully designed sequencing.  In addition to providing athleticism in a balanced body practice, we focus on learning and progression in the yoga practice.  This is accomplished by providing individual attention and assistance which we are able to offer because of our smaller studio sizes.

The MOXIE Method

The MOXIE METHOD is our signature approach to yoga inspired fitness. It is a form of power yoga that is physically inspired and based on modifications of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa system integrating dynamic Pilates movements, isometric strengthening and resistance stretching. What sets the MOXIE METHOD apart is the framework of fundamental postures that provides for a vigorous yet balanced practice that is scalable and constantly evolving.

MOXIE also offers Power Yoga classes.  Like the MOXIE METHOD, Power Yoga classes at MOXIE are also physically inspired derivations of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa system but teachers are not required to follow the MOXIE METHOD postures or sequencing. This allows for the incorporation of varying aspects of each teacher’s particular approach to Yoga and fitness