Yoga is based on an ancient system of practice in which the ultimate goal is the focus of the mind on one spot for any length of time.
We are most accustomed to thinking of yoga as the ability to stretch and move the body into different positions, but this is only one aspect of the practice. Awareness and control of Prana (a subtle form of breath and energy) is also utilized to gain the focus of mind.
The Ashtanga Vinyasa system of practice is a set sequence of postures meant to bring the body and the breath together. When the body and the breath work together, the mind is less distracted and is able to find focus.
Classes can be held in groups ranging from 1 to 25 people. Students will need to bring their own yoga mat and are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes. Please follow these guidelines for a relaxed and rewarding practice:
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your class to ensure you have enough time to set up.
- Please enter and set up your mat quietly.
- Please turn off all electronic devices.
- Please help to ensure a scent-free environment.
- Women are advised to rest or take a break from their yoga practice during the heaviest time of their menstrual cycle.
- Please do not have food or drink less than two hours before practice.
- Water is not beneficial during practice. Please drink water before and after practice only.