Yoga originated in India many years ago. Yoga increases your flexibility, strengthens your muscles, centers your thoughts and relaxes and calms you. Many wonderful health benefits can be gained simply by adding a yoga class to your and your children's weekly routine .
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Yoga is a simple process of reversing the ordinary outward flow of energy and consciousness so that the mind becomes a dynamic center of direct perception no longer dependent upon the fallible senses but capable of actually experiencing Truth. By practicing the step-by-step methods of Yoga taking nothing for granted on emotional grounds or through blind faith we come to know our oneness with the Infinite Intelligence, Power, and Joy which gives life to all and which is the essence of our own Self.
Lower stress and improves your mood
Some yoga methods use meditation techniques, which focus the mind on your breathing to quieten the constant ‘mind chatter’, relieves stress and allow you to feel relaxed. Practicing these breathing techniques on a yoga and meditation retreat can also boost oxygen levels to the brain, leaving you feeling happier and more content with everyday life.
Aside from the uplifting spiritual values, the act of meditation can actually boost your confidence. The process works by realizing tension from your mind, so that you can feel confident about your physical body. Without any forms of anxiety, you are able to establish an internal connection with yourself. This is consequently reflected in your perception of others and will help to better your relationships by improving compassion and awareness.
Lowers the risk of injury
Exercise such as running is usually a series of rapid, forceful movements, which means that effort is at a maximum and there is a higher risk of injury and increased muscle tension. Often, strenuous exercise also engages an imbalance of opposing muscle groups, whereas yoga concentrates on balancing this activity. Unite your body and mind on a yoga and fitness holiday which will allow to combine more intense workouts with low-impact yoga.
Helps you lose weight
Being overweight is a sign that there are imbalances in your everyday life and one major contributor to weight gain is excess stress. Practising yoga enables you to bring a deep sense of relaxation to your body and your mind, helping you to de-stress and allowing you to lose weight naturally.
People often say that they are not flexible enough to do yoga. The truth is, it doesn’t matter how tight your muscles are as yoga asanas works by safely stretching your muscles and help you to practice it further. Moreover, yoga also stretches other soft tissue in the body such as ligaments and tendons, increasing the range of motion in the joints and allowing you to move around more freely.
SLOW FLOW – This class is set at a much slower pace to breakdown the basic alignment of each asana (poses). We focus on incorporating breath work not only into the asana but into the slower transitions as well. This is a great introductory class for those new to Yoga or who are looking for a more relaxed pace.
POWER FLOW – This class begins with a slower warmup building heat to prepare the body for larger poses at steady rate. The faster pace sequencing incorporates ujjayi breath to oxygenate your body and train your mind to be focused and aware. This class is designed to challenge and inspire, and is perfect for those looking to move, flow, and grow!
HEATED POWER FLOW – In addition to the regular Power Flow we offer a heated version to promote cleansing of the physical body as well as the mind. This heated class allows for muscles to relax earlier on in class therefore more challenging poses may be more easily accessible.
DEEP STRETCH – This class is our slowest paced class. It is mainly floor poses designed to therapeutically stretch your muscles, ligaments and tendons. We hold poses between 2 to 5 minutes using various props for support. The longer holds encourage our mind to let go and our body to release tension. This is a great class for athletes who need a deep tissue release or relief from tight muscles and stiffness.
New students are able to start lessons at any time during the school year. We will provide weekly yoga classes with a very professional teacher and individual approach to every student.
Private and group lessons are available on a weekly basis 30 minutes for kids and 45 minutes for adults .
VIRTUOSO SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ART