Yoga is an ancient art that has become a mainstream complimentary health care modality in the US in recent years. It offers incredible health benefits and can help to lower stress, increase flexibility, and build strength. Best of all, it offers various modalities that make it available to all ages and fitness levels.
How Yoga benefits the body, mind and spirit
Yoga can be a wonderful compliment to other vigorous activities like running, cycling or any other sport in which you create tension in the muscles and stress on the joints or it can be a stand- alone practice for health. Its roots are ancient and yet the benefits of breathing deeply, stilling the body and mind, and stretching the muscles are more relevant than ever in our fast paced, competitive, modern world. When we take the time to slow our breathing and focus inward we can become aware of our bodies in a new way.
Finding a teacher
Every teacher is at a different place in their own yoga journey and can share their insights and wisdom based on what their experiences have taught them. They are students as well.
Finding the right yoga teacher is like finding the perfect pair of running shoes. You may have to try on a few pairs before you find the comfort and amount of support that you may be looking for. There are many different types of yoga classes available and you are encouraged to try different classes and teachers to find the ones that most deeply resonate with you.
Practicing Yoga on a regular basis can increase your flexibility, improve posture, reduce aches and pains, lower cortisol levels, decrease blood pressure, boost the immune system and help to create deeper sleep. Building a home practice is also important so that you can reap all the benefits that Yoga has to offer in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience but it is still important to find a good yoga teacher to help with alignment, introduce you to new poses and to refresh your practice.
Beyond the physical aspect
Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of yoga alignment and asanas so that you may practice safely. We strongly encourage you to develop a home practice over time and to create a conscious living yogic lifestyle which focuses on mindful choices and includes whole, simple fresh nutritious food, getting the proper rest and exercising the body to keep it strong and stretched. Practicing compassion for self, others and the earth are also part of this lifestyle choice. Remember that Yoga can be a form of physical exercise or it can be much more. It is a practice and a journey through which you may experience health, peace, happiness and freedom. Read through the class descriptions to see which classes best suit your needs. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to help you find a class that works for you. Private yoga classes are also available. (put in link to class schedule and prices)