Rocket Yoga

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As developed  by Larry Schultz, Rocket Yoga is the original Power Yoga, developing way before the fad became popular. This is our most athletic offering however each class exploration and play are encouraged. Rocket can be modified for any level of student.

Rocket I – This sequence is known as “long and strong” and focuses on stretching and strengthening the legs and joints using a combination of standing and balancing postures, seated postures and forward folds. Inversions and rocket splits and abs will be visited as always. This is a great sequence to start the week out with.

Rocket II – This sequence is what The Rocket is all about, “getting you there faster”. The core focus is on strengthening the arms and backbending. The standing series isn’t held as long, the magic happens when you get to the floor. Rocket Abs and Rocket Splits as always, you will leave feeling invigorated.

Rocket III – This sequence has the most poses of all the Rocket sequences, often called “Rocket Happy Hour”, beginning with Sun Salutations. This Rocket standing series starts with rocket splits and then comes into various seated postures, inversions, and arm balances. You get the full effect of the magic of The Rocket when this sequence is practiced in its entirety.

Note about The Rocket System: The Rocket was developed by the loving and late Larry Schultz. It came to be after he studied Ashtanga under Sri Pattabhi Jois for seven years and toured with the Grateful Dead, teaching them yoga. Bob Weir wanted to try more advanced poses and Larry began changing the sequencing, encouraging humor and play. Bob Weir named Larry’s yoga “Rocket Yoga, because it gets you there faster”. The goal is to get in touch with the inner teacher, and silence our inner critic. Rocket yoga is meant to be fun, challenging, and playful. Make sure to bring your sense of humor to the mat. 🙂

All Rocket Yoga classes are held at the M3Yoga Studio at 149 Oneta St. Suite 6E2.


Level (1, 1-2, All, 2, 3): 2
Heat: Unheated – Room Temp
Style: Vinyasa Flow
Stretch: 3/5
Strengthening: 4/5
Pace: Moderate – Quick

Book a Rocket Yoga class here