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New Class Style: Ashtanga Mysore

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Ashtanga Yoga (often also called Power Yoga) was first developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and is an aerobic, muscle-shaping, mind-sculpting, physically demanding workout. Students move through a series of flows, moving from one posture to another to build strength, flexibility, and stamina. Room temperatures are often set high to promote detoxification through increased perspiration. Ashtanga often appeals to athletes …

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Schedule Update

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We want to make sure we are offering what you want! Please note: Our online schedule will ALWAYS reflect the current classes, including cancellations, substitute teachers, holidays and events/workshops. Incase you didn’t notice, here are some updates to our current print schedule We thank you all again for understanding these adjustments are to better your experiences and help offer what …

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What is Mindfulness in Yoga? Part 1

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You’re standing in Virabhadrasana I (Warrior Pose I). You actively reach through your back foot and allow your tailbone to descend away from your lower back as your arms reach up toward the ceiling. As you hold the pose you start to notice your front thigh burning, your shoulders holding tension, and your breath becoming labored. Still holding. Soon you …

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[POTM] Wheel: Urdhva Dhanurasana

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Urdhva Dhanurasana, otherwise known as upward facing bow or wheel pose (Chakrasana), is an intermediate/advanced backbend that offers many benefits to the body, mind, and spirit. Here are ten reasons to incorporate wheel pose into your yoga practice. 1. Wheel pose strengthens and lengthens the vertebrae, which increases elasticity and flexibility of the spine. As we age, our spines compress …