Ayurvedic Yoga

Ayurveda is the traditional natural medicine of India. It takes into account each person’s individual mind/body characteristics when giving advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle changes to help restore balance. Yoga teachers who learn about Ayurveda can be more effective by applying a holistic and individualized approach for each student. Ayurveda addresses all of the… Read more »

Mantra Yoga

Mantra meditation is the practice of repeating a sound or phrase either audibly or internally (in the mind). Usually Sanskrit phrases or words are used in the Yoga tradition because they have been known to create specific effects in the mind, but any phrase which is repeated will create a stillness and calming which is… Read more »

Thai Partner Yoga

Thai yoga massage is unique within the worlds of yoga and of massage. Thai yoga massage is an ancient system that utilizes principals of ayurveda, acupressure and yoga postures. Thai yoga massage differs from most styles of massage in that Thai yoga massage requires that the receiver of the massage to remain clothed during the… Read more »

Prepost Natal Yoga

In many cultures around the world, a child is considered to be nine months old at the time of birth. This is because the baby has been alive and conscious in the womb during that time. While a baby is developing in the womb of their mothers, they are affected by her mental and physical… Read more »

Yin Yoga

In Chinese philosophy, yin-yang represents opposite and complimentary forces. Yin is often represented by the moon, cool, shade, softness and passivity. Yin yoga encompasses these characteristics by moving at a slower pace and by holding asanas for longer periods of time than other styles of yoga. When compared to more yang-like styles of yoga, yin… Read more »

Private Yoga

Yoga classes have not always consisted of one teacher and a dozen or so students. Historically, all yoga classes were private classes. Until recent times, the science of yoga was preserved by the transfer of knowledge from a teacher directly to a single student, one-on-one. Private classes can be an excellent way for new students… Read more »

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word for “connection.” Vinyasa yoga connects the movements of the body with the inhale and exhale of each breath. There are simple vinyasas, such as Cat-Cow, which simply involve two separate movements that coordinate with the inhale and exhale of the breath. There are also more complicated vinyasas which involve a… Read more »

Pranayama

Pranayama is the practice of lengthening, observing and controlling the breath or life-force in the body and mind. The mind and the breath are intimately connected. You can observed this the next time you are scared or feeling depressed – the breathing will be irregular. In yoga there many forms of pranayama but the easiest… Read more »

Restorative Yoga

Sometimes the best balance to our modern lifestyle is to do exactly the opposite of our usual routine. Restorative yoga is like opposite therapy for those who are always moving or always making effort. This practice helps the body and mind become still and therefore allows deep changes to occur through the cultivation of surrender… Read more »