We are committed to bringing the total body healing benefits of yoga to those new to the practice. When trying something new it's often hard to figure out where to start, so we've tried to make it easy as well as offer you different options to fit your lifestyle. May yoga help you feel happier and more peaceful!
Why Should you Start Yoga?
GOT STRESS? Do you find everyone in your family getting stressed out and in need of a way to learn how to relax? Join 15 million in trying yoga Americans (according to Yoga Journal June 2003). When explaining why total body yoga is committed to serving the whole family, owner, Silvia Mordini, said “total body yoga’s 'fun and joyful approach’ to the serious benefits and practice of yoga has clearly struck a chord with the community. Why? Because we provide a friendly place to learn and practice yoga for the whole family: moms, dads, kids, athletes, and busy executives from local corporations. Our classes are for ‘every body’, regardless of age, fitness level, gender or belief system. Offering a peaceful, non-judgmental and non-competitive environment comes first and is the continuing constant throughout each of our classes."
Your fist class is free
With yoga everyone in the family can benefit from learning practical methods to relax when we are most challenged and under the most pressure. Yoga can serve as a means to renew, recharge, and reconnect with ourselves and our families. The great thing about yoga is that anyone can do it. It is non-dogmatic, yet offers sound principles for becoming more patient and physically fit. With practice, you see results, you are more inspired and motivated, and you affect people in a positive, healthy way. Yoga makes you feel good and look good—it is a healthy means to maintain overall wellness in a stressful often chaotic world.
total body yoga was founded on the belief that promoting mind body health and awareness provides for a balanced and productive life. For this reason, our goal is to provide "total body" wellness through yoga
We have two studio's one larger (A) and one smaller (B). Both provide a relaxing environment to rejuventate and decompress from your busy life. In both studios all equipment is provided for free, this includes mats, blocks, straps and blankets. We have 3900 square feet to enjoy!
- The studio is equipped with yoga mats & props that are cleaned regularly however, you are always welcome to bring your own mat and props. We have a variety of mats available for purchase. Purchasing a personal mat is more hygienic.
- If you tend to sweat heavily, please bring a towel and purchase your own mat or yoga rug.
- We have a changing room & provide cubbies for your bags.
Top 10 Reasons to Try Yoga
A central premise in yoga is "everything is connected." That's clear when looking at the health and fitness benefits of yoga that have long been reported by practitioners and are now being confirmed by scientific research.
STRESS RELIEF. Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.
PAIN RELIEF. Yoga can ease pain. Studies have demonstrated that practicing yoga asanas (postures), meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, eczema, irritable bowel syndrome and other chronic conditions. Some practitioners report that even emotional pain can be eased through the practice of yoga.
BETTER BREATHING. Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function, trigger the body's relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the body.
FLEXIBILITY. Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Many people can't touch their toes during their first yoga class. Practitioners begin to use the correct muscles to make the movement and, over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles gradually lengthen and elasticity is increased. These gradual changes can mean that more and more poses are possible.
INCREASED STRENGTH. Yoga asanas (postures) use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally from head to toe. And, while the postures practiced in yoga strengthen the body, they also provide an additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT. Yoga (even less vigorous styles) can aid weight control efforts by reducing the cortisol levels as well as by burning excess calories and reducing stress. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well being and self esteem.
IMPROVED CIRCULATION. Yoga helps to improve circulation and, as a result of various poses, more efficiently moves oxygenated blood to the body's cells.
CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONING. Even gentle yoga practice can provide cardiovascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during exercise.
BETTER BODY ALIGNMENT. Yoga helps to improve body alignment, resulting in better posture and helping to relieve back, neck, joint and muscle problems.
FOCUS ON THE PRESENT. Yoga helps us to focus on the present, to become more aware and to help create mind body health. It opens the way to improved coordination, reaction time and memory. For more information on studies about the health benefits of yoga visit www.yogaalliance.org.