"Yoga is the Journey of the Self through the Self to the Self"
- Bhagavad Gita.
WHAT IS YOGA?
Yoga is an ancient Vedic Practice of improving Health & promoting relaxation, which includes breath control, meditation, specific bodily postures, stretching & movement. In Sanskrit Yoga Means "UNION" and is used to unite your Body with your Mind and Spirit.
YOGA at FAMILY of LIGHT HOLISTIC CENTER
At our Center, Yoga isn't just a form of Physical exercise, it is a means of preparing the body for an advanced healing and spiritual practice. Yoga for us is a gateway and a Spiritual Exploration of a larger piece of Holistic Healing and it helps in energy balancing of the physical aspects. Our yoga teachers and classes help to create a community of like-minded people who want to break through the Physical Barriers of Spirituality or Strengthen their Body for improving Health. We use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils in all our classes aromatically and topically to set the ambiance, cleanse the space, activate the energy & balance the emotions.
STUDIO ETIQUETTE & POLICIES
If you are a Beginner Yogi:
Wear comfortable clothes. Manduka Eco-Friendly mats + hand towel are $1 Rent.
Manduka Eco-Friendly Blocks & Blankets are FREE.
Preregistration online is recomended since classes can get full.
Arrive 5-10 minutes before class to checkin, settle down, and to avoid disrupting the class when it begins.
All payments are final. No refunds or returns. Exceptions to place a hold on membership for serious injures only.
Please contact the Center Owners for any questions & concerns about membership or class schedule at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discussing any concerns or organizational questions with the teachers directly is not recommended.
SUPPORT the PLANET with ECO-CONSCIOUS YOGA
Hatha Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Hatha Yoga uses postures (asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength and flexibility, and relaxation.
Through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body, Hatha Yoga brings balance, strength, and a sense of well-being to the practitioner.
Flow-Based Hatha Yoga uses movement and breath together to produce a "flow" of postures that lead from one to the next.
Benefits of Hatha Yoga
Increases flexibility and muscle tone
Brings focus to the mind
Encourages physical and mental balance
Develops proper body alignment
Encourages a sense of calm and peace
Increases lung capacity for better breathing
Vinyasa yoga is a discipline that utilizes postures and breathing techniques. This form of yoga offers a range of health benefits to those who practice it, as it encompasses all areas of mind, body and spirit.
How It’s Different
Derived from hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga differs in some important ways from its predecessor. Vinyassa yoga is often faster paced, and the assanas (postures) are linked together in a series of movements that are synchronized with the breath. Much emphasis is placed on the breath and the transition in and out of the assanas. Generally speaking, upward movements correlate with inhalations of the breath, and downward movements with exhalations.
Benefits of Vinyasa Yoga
The continual movements, from one pose to another, gives you an added cardiovascular benefit, which more traditional forms of yoga do not have. The routine practice of vinyasa yoga can increase muscle strength, endurance and flexibility, and reduce levels of stress.
Vinyasa yoga offers much diversity. The pace can vary and there is no one particular sequence that instructors must follow. In fact, the name vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that translates as "variations within parameters." This flexibility allows the teacher to tailor the sequences to their own philosophy. So, if one class doesn’t work for you, try another, until you find one that you are comfortable with.
Vinyasa yoga can be a fun and challenging way to work out. However, if you are new to yoga or are not use to exercising, you may want to start with a gentler form of yoga.
In this class, we will practice more subtle Kundalini Yoga kriyas (series of Yoga & Breathing exercises) and spend longer time in deep meditation in order to experience and develop the state of Shunia (or zero point). Shunia is the state of mental stillness and unconditioned emptiness. By going into Shunia, one can overcome all sorts of internal noise and the structures that keep anxiety, illusions and worries alive.
This is an excellent practice for advanced meditators as well as beginners who need to learn deep meditation.
Eco-Conscious Yoga = Professional in Holistic Lifestyle
Your yoga mat can be full of TOXINS like BPA, PHTHALATE, LEAD, etc. These are all Endocrine Disruptors, becase they mimic your body's hormones. They are easily relased into the air and when you breathe them may cause neurlogical and reporductive damage. We are providing a REAL HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE for all our members by cleaning the air from pollutants during classes and by using non-toxic Yoga Mats & Accessories.
Why we use MANDUKA Professional Yoga Accesories?
100% Recyclable Non-Toxic Natural Rubber Mats
Profesional quality non-slip Grip keeps you well Grounded during practice
Zero-waste & Zero-emissions during manufcturing alligned with our Mission of supporting Planet
Fine details, longest lasting yoga mats perfect for daily wear & tear
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Aromatherapy Yoga is a 90 minute journey through the senses incorporating breathwork, hatha yoga, meditation, and healing using 100% Pure & Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils which will help to balance and benefit Body, Mind and Soul. All levels are welcome.
Essential oils are used thru the beginning part of an active Hatha Flow Class to balance out the energy levels, Open up chakras and relax the Body & Mind through a continuous diffusing of the oil. The purity of the oils ensures that there are no triggers to allergic reactions or any other symptoms. In every class the oils set a different theme to support the flow and topic of the day!
It is Callled a "Smell Good Yoga Class". Enjoy and stay Healthy!