Functional Yoga Classes in Albany

For optimum health and wellbeing with International Yoga Therapist and Instructor Kim Ryder


Give Yourself The Gift Of Functional Movement

Yoga will keep your body in an optimum state of health, keeping all of the joints flexible, the digestive system working efficiently, and the skin looking young and fresh.

Functional movements and yoga postures build strength, create flexibility, and stimulate and improve circulation. In our classes, we always start our practice with warming-up movements to prepare the body for the stronger holding postures.

Breathwork is an integral part of our practice. Therefore, focusing on the breath and movement brings about an abundance of calm and peace within the mind and body system.

We work with people of all levels of fitness and tailor classes so that everyone who attends will benefit from this most beneficial practice. Furthermore, our yoga classes are great for those recovering from injury. Likewise, if you want to have more flexibility and strength, you will get the improvements you are looking for.

flexibility and strength

Loosen and balance tight joints and muscles, and encourage greater flexibility

improve circulation

Good circulation allows your lungs, heart, and muscles to function properly and efficiently.

Calm Mind and Inner Peace

Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.

Restorative Movements

Restorative movement combines therapeutic stretch, balance poses, strength, and toning movement.

Recover From Injuries

For a safe, speedy recovery from injuries by rebuilding strength in the bone, muscle, and tissue.

Deep Relaxation Techniques

Deep relaxation exercises are known to reduce blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve sleep.


Regular Functional Movement Yoga Classes with Kim Ryder

Weekly sessions

Monday Evenings at 6.30 pm – 7.45 pm

Saturday Mornings at 10 am – 11.20 am

 All classes via zoom  

Private Yoga class available on request.

Classes are live-streamed on Zoom. Pre-registration now.

Gentle Yoga for Stress Relief

Benefits of Functional Yoga​ Movements

What are the benefits of Functional Yoga?

To improve the function of how your body moves, loosen and balance tight joints and muscles, and encourage greater flexibility. Improving the function of spinal biomechanics and releasing fascial connective tissues. The flexibility of the spine is essential for maintaining a healthy body, a youthful appearance, correcting posture. The movements and postures we use are designed to systematically massage all internal organs and improve functional movements.

What My Clients​​ Say About Our classes

Kim has helped me become more aware of my mind and body to cope with daily stress more mindfully.
Business Owner
Before I started doing Yoga, I was plagued with back pain, and now I have more flexibility and strength in my body.
I love doing Kim's class. She has taught me how to relax and let go of stress and tension. Yoga has given me a new lease on life.
Busy Mom

The Ancient Wisdom Of Yoga

Yoga is one of the oldest and perhaps the most comprehensive form of keeping the body fit and healthy. 

Developed over 4,000 years ago by yogis and sages in ancient India, it consists of various postures called ‘Asanas,’ held for various lengths of time. Most of the postures can be performed by the majority of people. Contrary to the belief that yoga involves tying yourself up in knots, they can be learned quickly and easily in a class situation. ‘Asanas’ means literally a position held comfortably, and the way that real yoga is to be done is gently and comfortably.

Rather than leaving you worn out like other sports, you can emerge from your yoga session feeling much more relaxed and energized. The main benefit of yoga, however, is the impact that it has on the mind. Through the manipulation of the body’s glands, it helps to calm not only the body but also the mind.

Integrating ancient yoga wisdom and practices with the science of functional movements brings outstanding results.

Learn more about how Yoga can help with stress relief