THE EMBODIMENT OF THE PRACTICE OF YOGA IS COMPREHENSIVE AND INTEGRATIVE TO AND OF OVERALL WELLNESS - PROPER EXERCISE, BREATH, DIET/NOURISHMENT, RELAXATION AND MEDITATION/BE-ING.
IT HARMONIOUSLY BRINGS OUR SYSTEMS BACK INTO BALANCE AND ALIGNMENT OF BODY, MIND, SPIRIT - OUR HIGHER SELF AND THE INTERCONNECTION TO OUR INNER AND OUTER WORLDS - ONENESS.
WHEN WE TAKE OUR YOGA PRACTICE OFF THE MAT, WE DEEPEN THE INTIMACY WITH ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE. THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES AND PILLARS AND FULLY INTEGRATING THE AWARENESS OF PRESENCE, IT'S WHOLESOME NATURE HAS A PROFOUND IMPACT ON OVERALL WELLNESS AND EVERYDAY LIFE. LIVING HARMONIOUSLY.
Hatha Yoga: Hatha Yoga is a branch of discipline designed to regulate the energy in the body and mind. Sanskrit word meaning "union" (yoga) of the sun (ha) and moon (tha).
THE 5 POINTS OF YOGA
PROPER EXERCISE | BREATHING | DIET | RELAXATION | MEDITATION
Restorative Yoga: Restorative yoga enables deep relaxation as poses are held for longer periods of time with the help of props for support. By relaxing in poses, with the aid of props, without strain, pain or discomfort, physical, mental and emotional relaxation can be achieved. Restorative yoga classes are deeply relaxing and performed at a slow pace.
Yin Yoga: Yin yoga works deep into our body with passive, longer held poses. It is a quiet contemplative practice. It focuses and targets the deepest tissues of the body, connective tissues - ligaments, joints, bones, the deep fascia networks and the meridians.
Ashtanga Yoga: Ashtanga Yoga practices sequential asana (yogic postures) linked by breath and intention. Ashtanga Yoga is a rigorous style of Hatha Yoga comprised of a set sequence of poses. It builds inner heat, suppleness and a meditative state of mind through the rhythmic flow that is established with pranayama and asana.
Vinyasa Yoga: An outgrowth of Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga expands on set sequencing. It is a vigorous rhythmic flow guided by breath, integrating alignment, strength, balance, flexibility, and deep awareness.
Anusara Yoga: To be in the flow, flowing with Grace, to go with the flow of Divine Love, to follow your heart. Anusara Yoga is heart-oriented. It is a unique integration of Hatha Yoga that blends principles of biomechanics and heart opening for the inner and outer body. Based upon Universal Alignment Principles, it energetically balances the systems of the body toward optimal health.
NAAM Yoga: NAAM Yoga is a unique merging and refining of the world's most powerful esoteric traditions. It is a divine science and art that merges the crowning yoga practices of the East with the unparalleled esoteric traditions of the West. The result is the most powerful distillation of this wisdom, it is the return to One. The cardiac path, straight to the heart and is the path of the sun, turning negativity into positivity, bringing self-awareness which facilitates self-healing. It's foundation is Universal Wisdom and Kundalini Yoga.
"Naam Yoga causes the entire mechanism of the body to work in a healing rhythm, so that the beat of the pulse, the heart, the head, the circulation of
the blood, and intimations of hunger and thirst, all experience a harmonious rhythm"
~Joseph Michael Levry~
YK & YK SPORT: Yoga Kids and Yoga Kids Sport supports kids through their growth and development. Infant, toddler, youth, tween and teens all greatly benefit from Yoga. Learning tools to help them through their years. Yoga Kids Sport supports the child specifically to meet their athletic needs and reinforces positivity, focus, strength, flexibility, breath integration and relaxed awareness. A dynamic compliment to any sport and athlete.
Yoga for Athletes: Yoga for Athletes is geared specifically to meet and support the needs of the Athlete, whether basketball, hockey, running it is multi-layered addressing many facets for training and conditioning.
The mission of Yoga Ed is to inspire, educate, facilitate and support children in developing physical health, emotional stability and self-awareness through informed and experiential study, self-exploration and yoga.
Yoga Ed is an educational program that combines a science-based exploration of the body, mind and self with the exercise system of yoga to support and enhance learning, health and personal responsibility.
The Yoga Ed Program is a nationally recognized fitness program for schools that fulfills the Challenge PE standards. The Yoga Ed Tools for Teachers Training Workshop is a fun interactive workshop that trains teachers, parents, anyone working with children techniques from the 4 Basic Principles. They are simple, yoga-based activities that enhance mind-body health, learning, responsible behaviour and academic achievement, by giving students fun ways to move, stretch, unwind and center themselves.
Workshops are held at Paschima, Center for Yoga & Healing Arts
These are great workshops for school teachers, parents, yoga teachers and anyone working with children. Full-day workshops are held on weekends. Contact for more information.
Contact for more information about booking a In-School tools for teachers training.
"If you want to protect yourself in life, be positive."
Dr. Joseph Michael Levry
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