WHAT IS YOGA? It is usually defined as Union. The term yoga comes from the Sanskrit word "yug" which means  to yoke or bind together. Yoga is Enlightenment. Yoga is the experience of bliss that lies beyond the veil of thought. A comprehensive yoga practice uses the mind (meditation), the body (posture or asana), and the spirit (Bhakti) to shed the layers that stand between us and our Hearts - where knowledge and truth transform into wisdom and happiness. We don't do yoga. Yoga is the goal. We do practices that may lead to yoga.

WHAT IS YOGA?

It is usually defined as Union. The term yoga comes from the Sanskrit word "yug" which means  to yoke or bind together. Yoga is Enlightenment. Yoga is the experience of bliss that lies beyond the veil of thought. A comprehensive yoga practice uses the mind (meditation), the body (posture or asana), and the spirit (Bhakti) to shed the layers that stand between us and our Hearts - where knowledge and truth transform into wisdom and happiness. We don't do yoga. Yoga is the goal. We do practices that may lead to yoga.

WHY DO WE CHANT? Anytime we want to be inspired, whether we are at a sporting event, religious services, a rock concert, or need to clean our house, some type of singing is involved. The singing helps us to transcend the mundane and tap into our vibrating nature.

WHY DO WE CHANT?

Anytime we want to be inspired, whether we are at a sporting event, religious services, a rock concert, or need to clean our house, some type of singing is involved. The singing helps us to transcend the mundane and tap into our vibrating nature.

I CAN'T TOUCH MY TOES!!! Not a requirement. Your mind must be flexible before your body is! Don't worry, you'll get there we promise.

I CAN'T TOUCH MY TOES!!!

Not a requirement. Your mind must be flexible before your body is! Don't worry, you'll get there we promise.

CAN I EAT BEFORE CLASS? A full stomach can make class unnecessarily uncomfortable. We recommend refraining from food at least 2 hours before class.

CAN I EAT BEFORE CLASS?

A full stomach can make class unnecessarily uncomfortable. We recommend refraining from food at least 2 hours before class.

YOGIC VOWS: Non-Harming. Speaking the Truth. Non-Stealing. Honoring Creative Life Force Greedlessness Cleanliness Contentment Hard Work Study of the Self Offer the Fruits of your actions to Love  

YOGIC VOWS:

Non-Harming.
Speaking the Truth.
Non-Stealing.
Honoring Creative Life Force
Greedlessness
Cleanliness
Contentment
Hard Work
Study of the Self
Offer the Fruits of your actions to Love
 

 

 

 

 

 




 

HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK SHOULD I TAKE CLASS? If you practice daily, a few times a day, you quickly get over all the soreness and fatigue that lingers with a casual practice. The the sky is the limit. We advocate a daily practice, but patience is paramount. A minimum of 5 classes a week is a realistic goal.

HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK SHOULD I TAKE CLASS?

If you practice daily, a few times a day, you quickly get over all the soreness and fatigue that lingers with a casual practice. The the sky is the limit. We advocate a daily practice, but patience is paramount. A minimum of 5 classes a week is a realistic goal.

DO I HAVE TO BE A VEGETARIAN TO PRACTICE YOGA? The foundation of a strong, life transforming practice is Ahimsa, non-violence. A diet free of animals is such a practice and greatly reduces mass suffering. Nothing is more physical than what we eat.A sattvic (pure) diet is recommended for a clear mind, conscience, bowels, and heart. By being  informed you are then able to make intelligent decisions.

DO I HAVE TO BE A VEGETARIAN TO PRACTICE YOGA?

The foundation of a strong, life transforming practice is Ahimsa, non-violence. A diet free of animals is such a practice and greatly reduces mass suffering. Nothing is more physical than what we eat.A sattvic (pure) diet is recommended for a clear mind, conscience, bowels, and heart. By being  informed you are then able to make intelligent decisions.

IS YOGA A RELIGION? No. But the practice of yoga is a system that enhances the spiritual essence of all faiths. Practitioners come from many varied beliefs and all walks of life. We advocate and practice inter-faith tolerance.

IS YOGA A RELIGION?

No. But the practice of yoga is a system that enhances the spiritual essence of all faiths. Practitioners come from many varied beliefs and all walks of life. We advocate and practice inter-faith tolerance.

WHAT IF I CAN'T DO EVERY POSTURE? There is no requirement and no one's keeping score. Your most important tool is your breath. If you find your breath has become rushed, overly exhaustive, or you lost it altogether, pause a moment and take your time, watch the other students. Besides, no one can do every posture!

WHAT IF I CAN'T DO EVERY POSTURE?

There is no requirement and no one's keeping score. Your most important tool is your breath. If you find your breath has become rushed, overly exhaustive, or you lost it altogether, pause a moment and take your time, watch the other students. Besides, no one can do every posture!

DO I HAVE TO BE YOUNG TO PRACTICE YOGA? No! Yoga opposes no age group and no one. Of course, flexibility and strength changes over time. With patience and consistent practice, everyone's health and well-being improves, as does the proficiency in the postures that is right for you.

DO I HAVE TO BE YOUNG TO PRACTICE YOGA?

No! Yoga opposes no age group and no one. Of course, flexibility and strength changes over time. With patience and consistent practice, everyone's health and well-being improves, as does the proficiency in the postures that is right for you.