Balance Yoga is committed to offering the highest quality classes where students can learn and experience yoga: union and concentration. Through progressive techniques of breathing and movement, students will experience greater peace and well-being–physically, mentally, and spiritually. One does not need experience, a certain level of physical aptitude, a particular shape or size, but just a desire to become more connected and feel more joy. We have created a schedule and series to welcome anyone that wants to learn this transformative practice. Whether you are looking for improved physical health (strength and flexibility), mental health (increased focus and less anxiety) or for spiritual endeavors, this yoga is for you. And fortunately, since the mind/body/spirit connection is tangible you will begin to feel the effects immediately.
What is Ashtanga Yoga? Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga that utilizes the breath and a specific gazing point (drishti) as one moves from pose to pose. Synchronizing the breath and movement elicits a meditative flow that builds heat and concentration to focus the mind and detoxify and balance the body. Each pose varies in intensity and benefit. All students begin with the sun salutations A and B to set the rhythm of the practice in motion from the very first breath. There are six series total but the aim is not to accumulate poses but rather to restore health and connect with your higher self. The method is taught in the traditional Mysore-style where student are taught individually or in a Led-style format where students are taught in a group and in unison.