WHAT IS YOGA
What is yoga, and why is it so popular? Yoga is a series of stretches and poses that you do with breathing techniques. It offers the powerful benefits of exercise. And since yoga is gentle, almost anyone can do it, regardless of your age or fitness level.
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old discipline from India. It was developed as a practice to unite the mind and body. There are many branches of yoga. All yoga styles can help balance your body, mind, and spirit, but they achieve it in various ways.
We offer many styles of Yoga, some are intense and vigorous. Others are relaxing and meditative. No matter which type you choose, yoga is a great way to stretch and strengthen your body, focus your mind, and relax your spirit.
YOGA AND ITS BENEFITS
Whatever the style of yoga you choose to do, you will likely see improvements in many areas of your health. By practicing regularly you can:
Creates a toned, flexible, and strong body. Improves respiration, energy, and vitality. Helps to maintain a balanced metabolism. Promotes cardio and circulatory health. Relieves pain. Helps you look and feel younger than your age. Improves your athletic performance.
Helps you relax and handle stressful situations more easily. Teaches you how to quiet the mind so you can focus your energy where you want it to go - into a difficult yoga pose, on the road when driving, or in the office. Encourages positive thoughts and self-acceptance.
Builds awareness of your body, your feelings, the world around you, the needs of others. Develops self-confidence and acceptance. Promotes an interdependence between mind, body, and spirit. Helps you live the concept of "oneness."
Who can Attend?
Classes are open to all ages and fitness/flexibility levels
Our teachers ensure classes are accessible to most levels of fitness by either providing posture adjustments and/ or the use props to assist students.
Age Range: 6-13 Years Old & 12+ Years Old
Levels: Beginner – Advanced
It’s all about the basics in these slower moving classes that require you to hold each pose for a few breaths. In many studios, hatha classes are considered a gentler form of yoga. However, the Sanskrit term “hatha” actually refers to any yoga that teaches physical postures. Because of its slower pace, hatha is a great class if you’re just starting your yoga practice.
A flowing, dynamic sequence of poses. The practice involves synchronizing the breath with a continuous flow of postures. The fluid, almost dance-like movements increase flexibility, strength, and stamina, as it calms the mind and improves overall health. The literal translation of the Sanskrit word "vinyasa" is "to place in a certain way." It refers to a certain sequence of poses that are performed in a particular order. Today, it also refers to the style of yoga that focuses on breathing in conjunction with body movement.
A slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time, for beginners, it may range from 45 seconds to 2 minutes; more advanced students may stay for up to 5 minutes. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body; the tendons, fascia, & ligaments, with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. It’s has a more meditative approach as it aims to cultivate awareness, inner silence, and bring to light a universal, interconnecting quality.