Why haven't I tried YOGA?
“Sure, yoga was designed for people who were stuck sitting down for long periods of time every day, with varying levels of ability and a desire to better themselves, but why should I… wait…...
That kind of sounds like me!”
Its almost like yoga was designed for modern-day weekend warriors, who tend to work inactive desk jobs that lock our bodies into gargoyle-like lumps of stiff weakness. Raise your hand if you’ve ever decided to level up with your life, take off with a bang… and find yourself a month later with an injury or nagging pain that made an active life seem impossible for you. Yoga will prevent that from happening.
Unlike strength training (GO UNTIL YOUR MUSCLES FAIL), cardio training (GO UNTIL YOU CANT GASP ENOUGH AIR TO KEEP GOING) or certain modern fitness trends (GO UNTIL YOU LITERALLY VOMIT), yoga is a chance to relax and treat yourself right, to fix your neglected body and prepare for the next challenge.
It is your health potion, your buff, your “Cure Minor Wounds” spell, helping you both physically and mentally in so many ways that the whole list is kind of ridiculous:
Yoga and the Body:
strengthens the muscles and tendons, especially stabilizer muscles
increases bone density of the entire skeletal system
develops balance and coordination
straightens posture and body alignment
improves function of internal organs via (a) proper posture so they’re held correctly and (b) internal compression, wringing them out so they work better
enhances cardiovascular ability, both lowering resting heart rate and making oxygen use more efficient
burns energy (150-400 calories per hour)
decreases chance of injury
fixes muscular imbalances
stimulates the immune system
decreases cortisol levels, resulting in lower blood sugar levels and heightened insulin response, resulting in less inflammation and less chance of diabetes and heart disease
Decreases the chance of arthritis and joint issues by moving full motion and “squeezing and soaking” the cartilage, giving it a flush and extra nutrients
decreases pain and fatigue
teaches you some cool skills like headstands, the splits and the ability to
lift your leg higher than your head:)
Yoga and the Mind:
increases happiness :) me so happy !
Increases your energy
increases Proprioception (the ability for the mind to direct where and how the body moves. Touching your fingers to your nose with your eyes closed, or stepping back and having your foot land perfectly parallel to your other foot without looking takes proprioception)
decreases stress and tension
improves reaction time
inspires a better sleep
improves performance on mental tests (studies have shown!)
provides time for moving meditation, if you’re into that sort of thing
gives a sense of accomplishment and pride
It does pretty much everything your body and mind needs -
no prescription necessary !!
We offer non-heated, warm and Infrared( winter only) yoga classes. Our wide variety of classes will ensure a comfortable and positive experience for students at any level of practice.
HEATED STUDIO ROOM ( INFRARED* humidity controlled room temp)
CORE YOGA*- more challenging poses , core Abdominal work
Zen YOGA- Mind /body Balance class
Yin Yoga - restorative and deep stretch
Barre - quick tempo , Flirtatious and Fun !
PiYO - quick tempo , Damn challenging and Fun!
For Corporate, Privates and Group Classes, please contact us for more information.