B.A.S.E. Class

Balance – Alignment – Stability – Extension

Strengthen your weak links, loosen tight joints, and create pain free movement.


B.A.S.E stands for Balance, Alignment, Stability and Extension is over 20 years in the making from renowned experts Jon and Jessica Hinds.

BASE incorporates Yoga poses, strength poses, and brachiation with the element of time to establish a greater range of motion in people who are lacking it and stability in people who are overly mobile.  Holding positions for a certain amount of time allows a person to practice refining the pose or movement. You will not worry that you will not know how long you will hold a position!

It is perfect for those who are older, overweight or injured.  Athletes, chiropractors, massage therapists, yogis, people who are eager to learn and people who want help in living a healthier life.

  • Release stiffness in the back by reversing pelvic tilt
  • Fix rounded shoulders and an aching neck from desk jobs and cell phones
  • Prepare the body for sports, hiking, yard work, or any other activity you desire
  • Improve range of motion without sacrificing strength or stability
  • Save time and money with short, efficient sequences

Step 1: Specifically break up tight areas

Learn specific manual manipulation techniques that break up short and tight areas. These tight areas restrict movement and cause pain if left unattended.

Step 2: Specifically engage long/weak areas

After releasing the restrictive areas, you must engage the weak muscle groups to create stability. This is the only way to bring balance to the body and joints for full range of motion.

Step 3: Perform to Timed Sequences

B.A.S.E. sequences are designed to be short but efficient. Poses and sequences are done in a timed format to keep you focused without the slow-paced drudgery that comes from most yoga classes.

Class Schedule - Madison

Monday: 11:15am and 5:30pm

Wednesday: 11:15am and 5:30pm

Friday: 11:15am

Saturday: 9am

B.A.S.E. Class - ONLINE

Can’t make it to B.A.S.E Class at one of our locations?  We have full classes available in digital format so you can watch and follow along wherever you are.

  • 3 Complete Classes lead by Jon Hinds

  • Detailed Breakdown of Each Movement

  • Downloadable PDFs

History of Eischens Yoga and B.A.S.E. Class

In the late 90’s, Jon Hinds ( owner and founder of Monkey Bar Gym), had trouble walking due to pain from a partially torn ACL, a torn meniscus, and 85% torn patella in his left knee.  He also suffered from severe back pain, forcing him to stop whatever he was doing and place his hands on his knees to reduce the agony.  Jon was one of the best fitness trainers in the country and even with his knowledge he couldn’t fix his knee until he met Roger Eischens.  Jon describes meeting Roger similar to Daniel meeting Mr. Miyagi in the first Karate Kid movie.  Jon would ask Roger question after question and Roger would answer them in a round about way that forced Jon to find the answer for himself.  Roger, who unfortunately passed away, was a sage.  Roger studied Yoga with Master B.K.S. Iyengar and Iyengar’s children in India for 15 years.  Unlike today, if a person wanted to become a yoga instructor, they traveled to India to study. Roger played football, basketball and wrestled.  He coached football and other athletics for three different college universities.  In the Eischens Yoga community, he is regarded as a guru, although he would probably never say this himself.  He was funny, unique, creative, fierce, and humble and he was a healer. 

It’s still extremely rare to find a Yogi that is also a high-level athlete or vice versa, but this describes both Roger and Jon.  Roger changed Jon’s life in their first meeting.  In one session with him, Jon’s back pain was gone.  Jon was so blown away by Roger’s spirit and healing abilities that he considered him his mentor and trained with him for years.  During one of their many conversations, Jon asked Roger his thoughts on combining his unique style of Yoga with his own unique style of training.  Roger thought this idea was revolutionary, and this started the development of the MBG BASE Class – Building Alignment and Stability through Extension.


Monkey Bar Gym

Our philosophy is based on three foundations that build on one another to produce the most holistic approach in the industry: Natural Training, Restoration Yoga, and Plant-Based Nutrition. By engaging in this “Wheel of Life,” you will learn the skills necessary to rebuild and realign your body, train like a warrior, and eat plant strong. Combined, these three aspects are called MBG3.

We strive to change the world of fitness from being one of isolation to one that helps people and the planet.

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