New to Yoga? Welcome!
Current research confirms that yoga is an amazing practice for improving your health.
Feeling like you need more exercise?
Yoga can be a work-out! While not all yoga is aerobic, there are some classes that will get your heart pumping and the body sweating. Getting our heart rates up regularly can ward off depression, heart disease and obesity.
Feeling like you need greater flexibility and strength?
Increasing flexibility is one of the most obvious benefits of a frequent yoga practice; but don't worry. You don't have to be able to touch your toes to do yoga! Yoga meets you where you are. And strong muscles do more than look good! They prevent back pain and help with arthritis.
Feeling down? Anxious and stressed all the time?
When we are stressed our body secretes cortisol which, when excessive (ie, chronic stress!) can be linked with major depression and decreased immunity. Which means we get sick more. Yoga LOWERS cortisol levels. Therefore, increasing our immunity and also your mood.
And speaking of a good mood...
most exercise increases the production of dopamine, serotonin (happy chemicals!) and GABA. But the practice of yoga is especially powerful in increasing GABA levels. What does that mean, you wonder? GABA is a neurotransmitter that calms our nervous system and turns our busy brains off.
How great do we feel when we feel happy and worry free?
So yoga has it all.
It is mindful based practice that is good for the MIND, a physical practice that is good for the BODY, and a spiritual practice that connects you with your SOUL.
Welcome to MindBodySoul Yoga!
Your home for healing.
To help you navigate our schedule of classes, it is good to know what to expect in our classes.
A hatha class is a great class to attend for beginners. You will experience an equal amount of strength building postures and flexibility increasing postures. The class is paced so that the transitions from pose to pose are slow and approachable for students just learning.
A gentle hatha class will gear towards relaxing poses rather than strong poses. This is a great class for someone interested in increasing flexibility and relieving stress and anxiety of a busy life. The pace is slow and gentle.
Vinyasa is an athletic class. It is necessary to know all of the yoga postures before coming to a vinyasa class; so we recommend taking a few hatha classes to learn well. Vinyasa will move from pose to pose on the breath – like a dance. The pace is fast and this class will get your heart rate up, increase your strength and your flexibility. We offer 3 levels – with level 1 being the lowest intensity and speed and level 3 being the highest.
This class combines hatha and vinyasa. It will start slowly with basic hatha postures to warm the body and then start to move a little more quickly on the breath.
Flow and Let Go
This is a great class for beginners. The first half of the class, you will move slowly and gently on the breath so open up the body and the second half will relax and rejuvenate you with supported postures (postures using bolsters, blocks, straps, etc to make them as relaxing and as easeful as possible).
This is a great class for beginners and experienced students alike. It is a strong class offering basic postures as a good pace. You work on the core muscles and experience basic foundational poses that strengthen the body. If you are a beginner and looking for a strong and fun class; this one is great!
MELTed yoga is not hot yoga! It is a self-treatment technique that focuses on the connective tissue in the body. Healthy connective tissue provides support for all your muscles, bones, joints, organs and nerves. This is a great class for beginners!