ARE YOU A BEGINNER TO YOGA?
Thinking of trying yoga? Our mission here at Balance Yoga and Healing Center is to create a safe, warm and down-to-earth environment that is inviting to everyone who feels ready to start a yoga practice. Please know that physical flexibility IS NOT a requirement for yoga. We only ask that you come with an open mind. Those brand new to yoga, as well as long-time practicing yogi’s alike, should know that our staff strives to meet you where you are and accommodate all levels of practitioners. We will be able to give proper modifications where needed, as well as the ability to challenge those with more experience.
However, there are a good number of classes that are most ideal for beginners because of the pace at which these classes move as well as their content. These classes are listed below:
BASIC HATHA YOGA (IYENGAR OR SIVANANDA TRADITIONS)
LEARN HOW TO MEDITATE
TRIYOGA (YOGA FLOW)
MYSORE ASHTANGA YOGA ** PLEASE NOTE THIS “PROGRAM” REQUIRES A ONE MONTH COMMITMENT OF 2-3 DAYS/WEEK.**
MYSORE ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA
Commonly Asked Questions:
How is Practicing An Authentic Form Of Yoga That Comes From India Different From A “Western Created” Vinyasa Practice?
Because it was developed by ancient yoga masters, there is a deep wisdom and integrity within this ancient lineage that has now been experienced and highly valued by tens of thousands of yoga practitioners around the world.
Do I Need To Know The Ashtanga Yoga Series Of Postures Before I Join A Mysore Program?
Absolutely not! In fact, it’s ideal to come in as a total beginner to yoga and let the highly educated and experienced teacher in the room guide you step by step, safely and effectively meeting your individual needs. The prospect of taking responsibility for your own Ashtanga yoga practice rather than being led by a teacher can seem scary and uncomfortable to many new yoga students so it is no wonder that beginners often assume that Mysore classes must be for more advanced students.
What Is The Purpose Of The Mysore Ashtanga Class?
In truth, you will learn more about your yoga practice in a month of attending a Mysore style class than a year of only attending Led Ashtanga classes. Mysore allows you to move at your own pace and only practice the number of postures that is appropriate for you that particular day. Each student’s practice is completely individualized taking into consideration one’s age, health, and current physical state.
What Is The Purpose Of The Led Ashtanga Class?
The Led Ashtanga Class is a very important part of the Mysore Ashtanga Program in that it’s purpose is to maintain & reinforce the correct sequence of postures and one’s understanding of the vinyasa system.
How Does It Work?
We ask that all interested students first come in and observe 1 or 2 Mysore Ashtanga Classes for at least 30 minutes. If you decide you’d like to learn this method, a one month, 3 day per week commitment is required which consists of 2 Mysore classes and either 1 Led class or the Ashtanga For Everyone Class on Saturday mornings. (Which is ideal for beginners because it moves at a slower pace.)
ASHTANGA LED SHORT FORMS/ WORKSHOP PRIMARY SERIES
ASHTANGA LED FULL PRIMARY SERIES
LEARN HOW TO MEDITATE
Meditation is one of the principles of yoga and the two practices support each other. There are many different ways to meditate. Join Tildet to explore them so that you can find the ones that work best for you.
Soon you will experience: Deep relaxation, More energy, Decreased anxiety, Heightened immunity, Pain control, Stress reduction, Self expansion and growth This is a 4week series of classes. The classes are not cumulative. It takes 21 days to learn a new habit and that is exactly what we are doing
**PLEASE NOTE: If you are a beginner you can still sign up for these ongoing classes but you will need to purchase the “Intro to Meditation” Cd from Tildet before you start these classes. Please contact her directly so that you are ‘up to speed’ when you come: email@example.com
Mondays: 7:15-8:00pm (Next session starts Monday February 11th, 2013) or Thursdays: 9:45-10:30am (Next session starts Thursday February 7th, 2013)
Fee: $75/4weeks PS: It is not just sitting in silence we will learn and practice
The word Vinyasa means breath-synchronized movement. In other words, the teacher will lead you through well-constructed, safe, classical yoga sequences of postures, with a strong emphasis upon proper breathing while moving. This technique is sometimes called Vinyasa Flow, or just Flow because of the smooth and fluid manner in which the postures are linked together. These classes consist of a short philosophical discourse/spiritual teaching, chanting, a strong asana practice, gentle pranayama (breathing practices), and a short meditation. You work at your own pace, following the teacher’s verbal as well as hands-on guidance and asana options will be provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Vinyasa Flow cultivates physical strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, focus, and moreover, establishes a mindful discipline that is supportive in attaining your personal goals off the mat.
BASIC HATHA YOGA IN THE SIVANANDA YOGA
PRE AND POST NATAL YOGA
TODDLER YOGA (Ages 2-4)
KID’S YOGA (Ages 5-8)
BASIC HATHA YOGA IN THE IYENGAR TRADITION
What to expect from this method of yoga.
Qualified and rigorously trained instructors committed to excellence in teaching A safe and systematic progression of yoga postures to develop each student’s ability and skill, both within each class and from class to class Sequencing that develops strength, flexibility, stamina, concentration, and body alignment Individual correction and knowledge of how to adjust postures for common physical problems.
Precise use of language
Demonstration and teaching of specific points to develop understanding and intelligent action
Individual correction and adjustment of students, when necessary
Integration of the yoga philosophy with the practice of asana Incorporation and relevance of practice into daily life Ways to use yoga to ease various ailments and stress Use of props, such as blankets, blocks, and straps, to facilitate learning and adjust yoga postures to individual needs.
Regular practice of yoga can help you face the turmoil of life with steadiness and stability.
BASIC HATHA YOGA
THURSDAY NIGHTS 7:15-8:15PM
$20 ONE TIME TRIAL CLASS. 5 & 10 class punch cards available after trial class.
NAJIA BOUABDALLAH – Fitness by Bellydancing
Najia is a professional, Egyptian styled belly dance performer and instructor from Huntington, Long Island, and originally a native of Morocco. She is an often sought after dancer by family, friends, co- workers, local businesses and others to perform at parties, social events, retirement celebrations, anniversaries and the like, where she engages her audiences in the moment with her elegant and graceful dance techniques. Watch as she inspires the crowd with the subtle and exotic movements of a truly masterful technician; doing the shimmy and the Dum Tek, of this majestic art form.
Najia’s twenty plus years of dancing experience is a great advantage for her students. Learning to belly dance from Najia is a not to be missed opportunity for anyone interested in this dance style. Belly dancing takes work and determination like any other physical activity and is a wonderful complement to any fitness program. As a student of Najia you will see the ease in how she achieves that very delicate balance in one’s well being and the passion she imparts to her students so they too can improve and build confidence in their dancing style, their fitness and in their own well being.
So come and feel the delightful and invigorating atmosphere when Najia dances, and share the warmth, its joy and the happiness that she creates with her dance routines.
Visit www.fitnessbybellydancing.com for more info.
Drop-In – $20
10-class card – $170
($17 per class)
(3 mo expiration no exceptions)
*ideal for people regularly practicing 1 x per week
20-class card – $320
($16 per class)
(3 mo expiration no exceptions)
*ideal for people regularly practicing 2x’s per week $320
Monthly Unlimited – $165
*ideal for people regularly practicing 3-6 times per week
1 Week of Unlimited Classes – $35
(Excludes Mysore Classes) This is a ONE-TIME offer for NEW students only please.
3 Months Unlimited – $450
Kid’s yoga – $15 per class
Kid’s 10 classes – $125
Private Lesson – $85
Yearly Unlimited Yoga $1550
Pre & Post natal Yoga – $108
Mysore Class Purchase Options
$220 FULL TIME MONTHLY ASHTANGA MYSORE PROGRAM
(24 CLASSES A MONTH) = $ 9.16 per class
$200 FULL TIME MONTHLY ASHTANGA MYSORE PROGRAM
(24 CLASSES A MONTH) AUTO RENEW = $8.33 per class
$165 PART TIME MONTHY ASHTANGA MYSORE PROGRAM
(12 CLASSES A MONTH) = $13.75 per class
$150 PART TIME MONTHLY ASHTANGA MYSORE PROGRAM
(12 CLASSES A MONTH) AUTO RENEW = $12.50 per class
Learn How to Meditate
Monday Evenings 4 week session $75
Learn How to Meditate
Thursday Mornings 4 weeks session $75
Please note that all class series are offered at a significant discount to yogis who commit to a certain number of classes within a month. This is our way of rewarding you for a regular practice. Please respect and honor this policy and enjoy the savings offered for your dedication.
DROP-INS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME. You do not need to call first, just come in and take a class (unless it says “pre-registration required,” then call first please)
ALL OF OUR CLASSES are between 75 and 90 minutes and we specialize on giving lots of personal attention.
WE KINDLY ASK…
Please BE ON TIME
Please shower BEFORE coming to class.
Please come prepared with your own yoga mat and hand towel (for sanitary purposes).
Please refrain from wearing fragrance or cologne to yoga class
Please remove your shoes before entering the sacred space of the yoga studio
Please leave cell phones, pagers and palm pilots in the car
Please refrain from eating (heavy) 2 hours prior to class