YOGA

Yoga focuses on challenging you physically, emotionally, and mentally but you don’t have to be flexible and in shape before you start. Also keep in mind that yoga is not goal oriented. Accomplishing complicated poses is not the focus of the practice. Rather the focus is on the process and learning about yourself. 

  • Your first class is FREE at Balance for Life

  • All classes are taught by a Certified Yoga Instructor

  • All classes are small 2-7 people

  • BFL does provide mats but we also sell mats in our store.

We offer several Yoga classes:

Chair Assisted Yoga

Gain strength, body awareness and flexibility in this yoga practice that uses a chair for assistance as needed. Go at your own pace and learn technique and alignment of basic yoga poses. Modifications are presented as needed and joint safety is emphasized. Stress management and a general feeling of well-being are among the positive outcomes from regular participation in this type of yoga practice.

Gentle Yoga

This gentle yoga flow class offers a safe and accessible place for people of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities to gain strength and flexibility in a body positive and supported environment. We will focus on alignment, slow transitions between poses and creative sequencing as we work together to explore the practice of yoga.

Curvy Yoga

Curvy Yoga classes provide a body positive, safe, supportive space for men and women in bodies of all shapes, sizes and abilities. Classes are thoughtfully sequenced and modifications are offered to allow those with curvy bodies to develop strength, balance and flexibility safely. Together we will focus on alignment based yoga, using props and pose modifications to fit your unique body and develop a yoga practice. The class serves you in the body you are living in today. Suitable for all sizes of curvy, all fitness levels, beginners always welcome. Many people don’t start yoga because they don’t feel they are small enough or flexible enough to do it. If you feel that way, join this class, Yoga is for you!

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is about finding balance between the body, the mind, and the breath. This class emphasizes the individual poses and alignment. Longer held postures allow time for the body to find comfort and ease in their practice. The practice calms the nervous system and invigorates the body. Modifications are offered so that students may adapt the class to their comfort level.

Vinyasa Yoga

This is an all levels vinyasa inspired yoga class designed to move from pose to pose. The focus is on breathing through the transitions of poses that will build upon each other with a flow like quality to help increase flexibility, strength and stamina. This class is designed for all levels but you must be able to comfortably transition up and down off the floor.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a quiet, meditative practice that focuses on the passive holding of postures for longer periods of time, anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes or longer. Through mindful muscle relaxation, access is gained to the deeper tissues, such as the ligaments, fascia, and even the joints especially the hips, pelvis and lower spine. This style encourages the opening and relaxation of the body. Longer holds and focused breathing give rise to a nourishing and grounding practice. Benefits you can expect are increased mobility in the body, lowering of stress levels, more flexibility in joints and connective tissue. Suitable for all levels of students.

Meditation and Yoga 

The class uses yoga postures (asana) to open and strengthen the body and incorporates seated meditation, moving meditation, and hatha yoga based breath work practices (pranayama). Yoga philosophy is introduced and explored. This class is open to all levels of experience, it is great for those who are interested in meditation or want to further their practice.

Private Yoga Sessions

Interested in private sessions, get started today with a free one hour consultation click here!

This is a great option for people that are not comfortable in a class or want the customization that a private session offers. Private yoga sessions are held in the group fitness room with just the instructor and the student.  The instructor plans the session based on your individual needs, health history, strengths, and weaknesses. Your instructor can work with you to develop a home yoga and/or meditation practice, or work with you weekly as you build and strengthen your practice.  Yoga can reduce stress, increase flexibility, tone your muscles, and focus your mind.

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Benefits of Yoga

Here are some general benefits from Yoga:

  • Lower stress levels

  • Cultivate inner peace and calm, this world moves at a fast pace, it is good to calm your mind and body even if it is just for one hour of your day

  • Increase flexibility in the muscles and the range of motion in the joints

  • Improve balance

  • Increase strength and tone muscles

  • Improve posture

  • Increase overall energy

  • Improve sleep

  • Increase focus

  • Heighten mental and intuitive awareness

  • Increase body awareness

  • Improve hormonal balance

  • Brain synchronization and brain fitness

  • Whole body detoxification

  • Practice in a community setting increases accountability and learning

 

              "Practice and all will come." - Pattabhi Jois

Get Started with Balance for Life Yoga 

If you want Private Yoga sessions: Call 651-415-9500 to schedule a complimentary consultation session. Our staff will help you choose the right trainer for you.

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