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Yoga Classes

Check our current schedule of classes

We offer a variety of classes during the week in mornings, afternoon, and evenings. With our online scheduling system you can see what classes are available anytime, so you can even set up your class schedule from the comfort of your couch. Plus, with our online scheduling system you can view detailed class descriptions as well to see what classes sound most exciting to you!

 

View our current schedule of classes.

 

Single Class Pass or Membership

You can drop in on a single class at any time with a Single Class Pass for $15 with no commitment. If you are a new student and have a great time in your first class, instead you can try our New Student Special where you can get an entire 30 days of unlimited yoga classes for only $30. Once you discover how much better a regular yoga practice will have you feeling you can continue your membership with a variety of options, all of which require no long term commitments and are very reasonably priced.

 

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What is Yoga?

Many people have heard of yoga, but most  would be unsure exactly how to explain it. Unfortunately this can create misunderstandings that keep potential students away from yoga's many benefits. Is yoga a religion (or in conflict with my religion)? Is yoga only for athletic or flexible people? Is yoga going to be too challenging for me to do? Nope! Yoga is a form of exercise for the mind and the body that can be modified to meet every body's needs.

 

Answering the question, “What is Yoga?” is challenging and is the subject of extensive academic and philosophical study. Yoga Alliance, the largest nonprofit organization supporting yoga, offers this brief introduction to Yoga, along with perspectives from leading scholars and yogis, to help answer this question.

 

Yoga was developed up to 5,000 years ago in India as a comprehensive system for wellbeing on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. While Yoga is often equated with Hatha Yoga, the well-known system of postures and breathing techniques, Hatha Yoga is only a part of the overall discipline of Yoga. Today, many millions of people use various aspects of Yoga to help raise their quality of life in such diverse areas as fitness, stress relief, wellness, vitality, mental clarity, healing, peace of mind and spiritual growth.

 

Yoga is a system, not of beliefs, but of techniques and guidance for enriched living. Among Yoga’s many source texts, the two best known are the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. Both explain the nature of—and obstacles to—higher awareness and fulfillment, as well as a variety of methods for attaining those goals.

 

As in any field, some aspects of Yoga are too subtle to be learned from books or lectures; they must be acquired through experience. Hence Yoga’s time-honored emphasis on the student-teacher relationship, in which the teacher helps the student develop a practice that brings deeper understanding through personal experience.

 

Since the individual experience of Yoga is quite personal and may differ for each practitioner, there are a wide variety of approaches to its practice. Yoga has in recent times branched out in many new directions, some of which are quite different from its traditional emphases. All approaches to Yoga, however, are intended to promote some aspect(s) of wellbeing.

 

As a result, today’s practitioners have more options than ever as they seek to gain the most from the vibrant, ever-expanding field of Yoga.

 

Discover more perspectives that answer the question, “What is Yoga?”

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