Yoga, in general, is a spiritual practice or discipline that helps the individual unify his/her body, mind, and heart.

Yoga is a direct experience of the vast interrelatedness of all life and of all things. You will feel at peace at the end of a yoga class because there is a natural realignment of your body, which leads to a natural realignment of your perception of life and of who you are.

To successfully practice yoga, you will need to develop discipline, and there will be hard work involved, especially when you first begin.

Yoga is much more than postural alignment and breathing.

If you stay with yoga long enough, you may discover a "spiritual awakening" (for lack of a better phrase). You will find out that who you are is not just your body, and not just the conversations in your mind. You may also be interested in a yoga teacher training course we offer.

Through steady practice, you will manifest less self-importance, less material attachment, more capacity for joy, less judgmentalness, and more tolerance toward others.

Yoga is about transformation of the overall mind and body, not just about stretching hamstrings. But along the way, we have to take care of them. This is not dogma, but a direct experience. Yoga will open your eyes to things you have not experienced before. It will take you beyond the mundane survival level and into a whole new appreciation of life. Our yoga teacher training enables people to teach beginner yoga classes.

Genuine yoga will change your life, your habits, your body, your health, your mind, your breathing patterns, your attitudes, and your outlook. Yoga is about learning from direct experience. You will develop wisdom of how your body works most efficiently. You will learn how your conscious and unconscious mind can either support or harm you, and then later, a deeper wisdom naturally gets revealed. These benefits of Yoga will only come to those who practice.

There are many types of Yoga. That which comes to mind first is Hatha Yoga, an element of Raja yoga, or yoga that deals mainly with physical postures and breathing. Karma Yoga emphasizes spiritual practice to help the individual unify body, mind, and heart through certain practices in your daily life and work. Bhakti Yoga, a devotional form of yoga, generally encompasses chanting, reading of scriptures, and worship practices. Another type of yoga is Jnana Yoga.

Generally speaking, though, yoga is any practice that can turn the practitioner inward to find and experience that individual’s spiritual essence, and to realize or awaken to his/her spiritual nature. Each posture, or asana, is held for a period of time and synchronized with your breathing. Generally, a yoga session begins with gentle asanas and works up to the more vigorous or challenging postures. A full yoga session should exercise every part of the body and should include pranayama (breath control practices), relaxation and meditation. We offer yoga teacher training classes.