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)
MYSORE ASHTANGA YOGA ** PLEASE NOTE THIS “PROGRAM” REQUIRES A ONE MONTH COMMITMENT OF 3 MYSORE ASHTANGA YOGA CLASSES/WEEK.**
MYSORE ASHTANGA 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 1/2 PRIMARY SERIES/ WORKSHOP STYLE
ASHTANGA LED FULL PRIMARY SERIES
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.
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.
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
Mysore Monthly Unlimited – $185
New Student Special! 2 Weeks of Unlimited Classes (excludes Mysore Ashtanga Classes) – $25
This is a ONE-TIME offer for NEW students only please.
Private Lesson – $100/Hour $125/Hour with ‘Senior Teacher’
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 in giving lots of personal attention and great care.
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