What is Yoga?  

Yoga is a philosophy and lifestyle led by many cultures for thousands of years.  Although Yoga can provide astounding health benefits, it is much more than a system of physical activity or exercise for health. History explains that Yoga is an ancient path to spiritual growth, and originated out of India. Although many discuss whether yoga is a religion or not, we do know that it's a spiritual practice that allows for the harmonization of the body and mind.

When we engage in a Yoga practice there is endless opportunity to look inside the self with kindness, gratitude, encouragement, and honor. A yoga practice promotes both physical and mental health, through breath and body work, and mindfulness. Yoga increases flexibility, stamina, balance, and positively affects all major systems of the body. Many people are hurting, in many different ways, and it takes courage to step into an unknown and vulnerable place.  Our intention is to create a space that is safe, nurturing, and accessible to all. 

Mental benefits: Yoga provides tools to help you relax and handle stressful situations more effectively and with less conflict. Yoga teaches you how to quiet the mind to initiate movement of energy throughout the body. This encourages positive thoughts, self-awareness and self-acceptance. Yoga has the ability, with active participation, to assist the mind in being present in the moment and to experience each moment more fully.

Physical benefits: Yoga has the potential to increase flexibility, strong bones, and lubrication of joints, ligament and tendons. Yoga improves respiration, energy, and vitality. It’s a practice to maintain metabolism and promote cardiovascular and circulatory health. Yoga helps to relieve pain, improve athletic performance or simply age gracefully.

Spiritual benefits: Yoga builds awareness of your body, including our emotional body and creates awareness of the world around you. Many report an increased ability toward compassion, and patience with the self and others. It provides the setting and personal space to be vulnerable, accessing a very genuine part of the self.