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YOU MAY BE CONSIDERING YOGA BUT HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS…

I’m not flexible enough for yoga.

Actually, you are. There is no flexibility requirement to participate in yoga. Whether you can touch your toes or you struggle to reach your knees, you can find the same benefits for your physical and mental well-being. Additionally, we provide tools like blocks, chairs, walls and straps to make every pose accessible for every level of flexibility. And, as the saying goes, “Yoga is not about touching your toes. It’s about what you learn on the way down.” -Judith Lasater

I don’t have the time to attend yoga classes.

When you participate in yoga, you are doing more than working on physical health, wellness and flexibility. During each session, you are giving yourself a safe space and a peaceful, supportive environment where you can process stress, relieve physical pain and build a deeper connection with yourself. The energy, perspective and self-awareness you gain during yoga can save time as, upon leaving, you are likely to feel recharged. You can learn how to focus on the things that matter most and approach tasks more productively with a level head. We offer private sessions scheduled at your convince, OR an online Skype session so you can get the benefits of yoga from the privacy of your own home.

I have an injury, illness or chronic pain. Won’t straining myself make it worse?

In many cases, yoga can help you manage and find relief from physical pain or illness. We recommend you speak with your doctor if you have any concerns, and we encourage you to talk to your yoga teacher about your challenges and goals. If you have an acute injury, it may be best to seek a private yoga session. In these cases, we can approach our work and select poses designed specifically for your needs.

How can yoga help me manage my mood on a daily basis? I obviously can’t do yoga in the grocery store, or in my car!

We offer special techniques not often found in regular yoga classes that give you tools to manage your mood wherever you are at, and whenever you need them; specifically, breath work and mindfulness and some movement that is easily accessible. Yoga places your healing in your hands and bolsters your confidence to manage the moods. The practice of yoga on the mat, helps you learn how to deal with stressful situations off the mat and in your daily life. It takes time, but the benefits from a consistent practice begin to manifest in your daily life.
 

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