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WE HAVE THE PERFECT BEGINNERS CLASSES FOR YOU!
Not sure where to start? Here are the classes we recommend for newbies or those wanting something gentler or to refamiliarize with the basics: Yoga Works, Slow Stretch, Align & Define, Chinook Foundations, Yin & Restorative.
SOMETHING FOR EVERY BODY
We have the perfect beginner classes for you.
Not sure where to start?
Here are the classes we recommend for newbies or those wanting something gentler or to refamiliarize with the basics: Yoga Works, Slow Stretch, Align & Define, Chinook Foundations, Yin & Restorative.
BENEFITS OF YOGA
Every day, more and more people are discovering the benefits of yoga. From improved health to being better equipped to successfully navigate the changes that life brings, yoga has been shown to help the body and mind become more resilient to stress and allow the individual to attain a more balanced and relaxed state of being. The benefits of yoga are expanding and many scientific and medical studies now prove the health benefits of breathing & asana (postures).
YOGA REDUCES STRESS
Components of yoga classes often include a combination of meditation & breathing techniques. These meditation techniques help to quiet the busy mind that often underlies stress while the deep breathing techniques focus the mind on the breath. Even beginners tend to feel less stressed and more relaxed after their first class. Many yoga practitioners also find it helpful just knowing that they are taking time out of their day to do something for their well-being, body and mind.
YOGA INCREASES STRENGTH
A regular yoga practice has been shown to improve strength and increase endurance benefits. Certain postures focus on specific muscle groups like upper body, core, legs or back. Based on the sequence in a yoga class, all of the major muscle groups can be engaged with while having a focus on a specific area. When practiced correctly, nearly all poses build core strength in the deep abdominal muscles, and burn calories while increasing cardiovascular health.
YOGA RELIEVES BACK & JOINT PAIN
Yoga is an effective way to safely stretch your muscles along with all of the soft tissues of your body (including ligaments, tendons, and the fascia sheath that surrounds your muscles). This stretching releases the lactic acid that builds up with muscle use and causes stiffness, tension, pain, and fatigue. Performed correctly, yoga’s fluid movements allow swollen or otherwise painful joints to glide smoothly over one another, increasing mobility and strength without excess wear & tear. Studies conducted at Duke University Medical Center found that yoga is effective in the treatment of chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
ARE YOU BRAND NEW TO YOGA?
Warm Yin Wind Down
This practice focuses on specific energetic meridians as well as flexibility by targeting the connective tissues in the body using long held postures on the ground to help soothe and relax your nervous system.
This practice introduces all the elements of yoga, including movement, breath and meditation. Designed to be accessible to those ready to add to more than therapeutic yoga and a great refresh during your work lunch break.
Warm Gentle Flow
This practice is for those looking for a great introduction into flow style classes. Build strength and knowledge of asanas and pranayama paying close attention to alignment to feel the full expression of the posture for your body.