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Category Archives: Yoga

Mar
25

Kids’ 5-Week Yoga Series

Saturday, April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th │ 9:00-10:00 am Cost: Members $75+tax │ Non-Members $95+tax (Price Includes all 5 Sessions) *Drop- ins can be accommodated if there is space │$20 drop-in fee Why Kid’s Yoga? Develops motor skills & coordination Increases strength, balance & flexibility Enhances self-awareness & focus Reduces stress & provides […]

Aug
25

Yoga 101

Get Me to the -Yoga Studio- on Time This will allow you to experience the entire “arc” of the practice your instructor has prepared for you, while your fellow students are not disturbed by the inevitable noise created when tardy students enter the classroom. Silence is Golden – It’s a matter of Respect If you […]

Oct
10

How an Ayurvedic Approach Could Help You

If you are looking for more energy, to heal chronic digestive problems, anxiety or poor sleep, an Ayurvedic approach could be very helpful. Defined as “The Science of Life,” Ayurveda addresses all aspects of our experience, describing how best to live in harmony with the natural world, to bring balance to our body/mind, peace to […]

Dec
20

Meditation

Meditation, let your eyes close, take a breath and just let go. This is easier said than done. Meditation is a lost art, something that we might think about but never get around to doing. When people think of meditation perhaps an image of the Shaolin Monks sitting cross leg comes to mind. You may […]

Mar
10

New Yin Yoga Class

Yin yoga is a name yoga teacher Sarah Powers gave to a style of yoga she learned from Paul Grilley in which poses are held passively, mostly on the floor, for long periods of time (5 minutes is typical) in order to more deeply affect the connective tissue and in particular the joint sites. Over […]

Nov
10

Yoga Pose: Boat Pulses

Boat pulses strengthen the rectus abdominis muscle and strengthen the low back core. As with all poses for the core, careful attention to the back is necessary. If you feel pain or tightness in the back, stop the pose. In all cases, core poses should be followed by back release poses such as dead bug […]

Oct
11

Have You Experienced Partner Yoga?

Partner yoga has been a popular trend in yoga and like most of yoga, can be many different things depending on the class and the teacher. For most of us partner poses in a regular yoga class can be quite intimidating, always wondering who you will be paired up with and whether you can trust […]

Sep
02

Training to be the Perfect Athlete

When the word “athletic” comes to mind I envision an individual who is competent in all aspects of fitness (strength, flexibility, endurance, agility and coordination). Though excelling at all of these is a rare and difficult task, being competent in each of them builds an amazing foundation for a healthy and active life. On the […]

Jul
08

On Behalf of the Calf

Are you struggling with tight calves? Every step we take uses our calves, as they are activated each time we toe off and take a step. Unless we are spending time stretching them, this repetitive use can gradually result in muscle tension. The two principal muscles in the region of the lower leg we call […]

Jun
07

Third Limb of Patanjali’s Eight Limbed Path: Asana

The third limb of Patanjali’s eight limbed path is Asana, which can be translated as “seat” or “posture.” This is where most of us step onto the yogic path, through a practice of hatha yoga. Hatha can be translated as the union (yoga) of sun (ha) and moon (tha) where ha and tha are like […]

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