Yoga

You Owe it to Yourself to Experience the Physical and Mental Benefits of Vinyasa Yoga.

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Yoga is for a Better Life

Vinyasa yoga combines breath and postures.  Throughout the class you will move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. Postures run smoothly together to stretch out your body with focus on speed, balance and alignment.Victoria Zolp, Yoga Instructor

The many benefits of vinyasa yoga include improved flexibility, strength training and stress relief.

Victoria Zolp
Certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructo

Flexibility: Stiff muscles ache, decrease your mobility, and are uncomfortable. The flowing movements of vinyasa yoga help you stretch out your muscles while permitting fresh oxygen to loosen and energize them.  The increased flexibility also takes stress off the joints, ligaments and tendons.

Strength Training: The movements in vinyasa yoga help to build lean muscles.  Postures such as arm balances, backbends and inversions all use the resistance of the body while also stressing and fatiguing the muscles. yoga classesThe whole body is worked in a 60-75 minute class to create balance.

Stress Relief: The concentration on breath in vinyasa yoga helps to calm the nervous system. Focusing on every inhale and exhale and the postures helps to clear the mind.  When you are working hard at postures and breath, other thoughts and worries are brushed aside, allowing your mind a break.  This creates a form of meditation along with the physical benefits.

I started a daily yoga practice about 7 years ago and haven’t looked back. My yoga practice began as an addition to my daily running as a way to relieve and stretch sore muscles. Over the years it has grown into so much more. yoga classI now look to yoga for not only a physical practice, but to help keep my life balanced and centered.

Although I am trained and certified in vinyasa yoga I practice all styles from meditation to bikram.  I want to encourage everyone to try yoga. The beginning yoga class I offer will allow you to take things to your own level; modifications as well as advancements are offered. I truly believe there is a form of yoga out there to benefit everyone.

What should I wear to class?

Wear comfortable/stretchy clothes that allow you to move freely. For women we recommend stretchy pants or shorts and a tank top or long sleeve shirt. For men we recommend shorts or comfortable pants and a T shirt. Do not  worry about shoes,  yoga is practiced barefoot.

What should I bring to class?

If you have them, bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle. Bearfoot Karate also provides mats for you to use.  Bottled water is also available for purchase.

Can I practice yoga with an injury or medical condition?

In most cases it’s okay but it depends on the injury so it’s best to ask your doctor first.  Also let your instructor  know what is going on so they can address your specific needs. Remember to listen to your body and take modifications when needed.

Not sure yet, want to experience a class to check it out? Come on in! First class is always free!