Yoga

Yoga has many benefits for the health of our bodies, minds and souls and affects our fitness, wellness. mental and emotional health,  and aids in disease prevention and relief.  Yoga classes offer a true immersion into your physical and mental self. The unique blend of yoga traditions and philosophies emphasize the flow of breath while moving with strength and grace from pose to pose. Modern yogi encompasses the principle of adaptation. Both aspiring and advanced yogis, young and old, can modify each posture and create their own individual experience. The result is a yoga practice that rinses and detoxifies the mind and body, while building strength and flexibility on and off the mat.

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In recent years yoga has become increasingly popular in the fitness industry. It is estimated that 18 million people practice yoga in the US today, not just to stay physically fit and healthy but also to achieve more peace and harmony in today’s busy world.

Our classes are limited in size so our instructors are able to provide individualized attention.  Or try a private session, which will be designed for your specific needs!

Plus, Yoga is helpful with modern day illnesses and disorders like asthma, arthritis, headaches, depression, heart problems, diabetes, menstrual disorders, insomnia, obesity, osteoporosis, varicose veins, indigestion and other digestive, reproductive and respiratory problems.

Wellness

  • Positive outlook, an over-all feeling of well-being
  • Improves self-body-image
  • Accelerates weight loss through increased metabolic rate
  • Decreases blood pressure and resting heart rate
  • Decreases cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Cleanses and detoxifies vital organs, slowing the aging process
  • Bolsters immunity
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves sleep quality and duration
  • Slower pulse rate
  • Improved circulation
  • Decreased respiratory rate
  • Increased social skills, feeling of community

Mental/emotional health

  • Reduces stress, tension and anxiety
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Improves mood
  • Improves focus
  • Encourages a state of mental calm
  • Improves mood; increased sense of well-being
  • Reduces anxiety.
  • Evokes self-acceptance
  • Improves self-control
  • Establishes an improved mind-body connection, a heightened sense of awareness
  • Increased attention
  • Ability to be in the moment
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Fitness

  • Tones the muscles
  • Tones the organs
  • Increases strength
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Stretches the joints, ligaments and tendons
  • Increases cardiovascular endurance
  • Increases core strength for more integrated movement
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Improves posture and body awareness
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Balances metabolism
  • Increases proprioception and coordination
  • Improved depth perception

Disease prevention and relief

  • Protects against osteoporosis
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Relieves chronic headaches and migraines
  • Slows the progression of Alzheimer’s
  • Slows the progression of Type II Diabetes
  • Alleviates the symptoms of asthma
  • Alleviates the symptoms of allergies
  • Relieves arthritis symptoms
  • Relieves back pain
  • Improves bowel function
  • Relieves symptoms of menopause
  • Relieves symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relieves symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy
  • Relieves symptoms of sciatica