Etiquette

  • please arrive 10-15 minutes early to set up and begin to relax and decompress from your day
  • please turn off your cell phone so that you and others can enjoy a distraction free class
  • we ask that you kindly remove your footwear before entering the studio. This will ensure our floor is protected and clean for everyone to enjoy
  • refrain from eating anything too heavy 2 hours before class. Poses will be uncomfortable if your stomach is full and your mind will not be able to focus on your practice
  • to enjoy the full benefits of your practice, please stay for the entire class. The ending pose, Savasana is important to allow the body to integrate the benefits of the entire practice and allows you the peace and quiet that your body needs to heal and repair

Benefits of Yoga

Please find below a list of benefits you can receive from a regular practice of yoga.

  • tones and strengthens muscles to build functional strength
  • increases range of motion and flexibility  ~ yoga lengthens and strengthens muscles and increases pliability and elasticity of connective tissues
  • reduces tension, anxiety, and other emotional stress by quieting your mind and focusing on acceptance, contentment, and self-awareness
  • gives your body necessary time to heal, repair, and rejuvenate by quieting the mind and slowing down the nervous system
  • gives you quality “me” time away from the stressors in your life ~ yoga allows you the time needed to physically, mentally, and spiritually fill up your tank, instead of running on empty
  • increases mental clarity, focus, and connection to yourself
  • you will feel centered and grounded
  • increases lung capacity, allowing the body to breathe deeper and longer, which results in calming the nervous system
  • rejuvenates and tones internal organs ~ certain poses squeeze our organs, allowing toxins to be released, followed by a flush of fresh, oxygen rich blood to this area ~ this also gives our digestive system a gentle massage