The Whole Body Spa offers numerous styles of yoga in our cork floor fitness room. Our instructors take the time to fit yoga programs to the needs of the group. If you have never taken a yoga class our instructors will guide you through the poses and help you learn just what your body can do.
As you progress in your yoga practice you will find the results of yoga powerful. Not only will your body become more flexible, an important function as we age, but your spirit will become more aware of life.
David Evans, Cheryl's husband and business partner is The Whole Body Spa's yoga master. If you have a specific yoga question please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our Group Fitness Class Schedule for upcoming classes.
What style of Yoga does The Whole Body Fitness Spa teach?
Most of our classes are based on the Hatha style of yoga. This style is a gentle approach to teach the yoga student exercising postures called Asanas and breathing patterns called Pranayama.
What health benefits do I obtain from Yoga?
There are many benefits from yoga. Yoga aims to unite the mind, body and spirit. Yoga makes the body flexible, realigns the body and stretches muscles through holding poses and using breathing techniques. Yoga also helps calm the mind by releasing the days activities as one concentrates on the poses. Yoga removes toxins in the body by stretching muscles and massaging internal organs thus helping to flush out toxins by replenishing the blood supply.
What type of clothing should be worn for Yoga?
Yoga is done in a group class. You want to wear comfortable workout clothing that fits tight around your body. You will find yourself in many poses that require you to stretch and bend in standing, sitting and lying positions. We recommend bare feet as this is the best way to grip the mat. Socks and shoes do not allow firm contact with the mat.
How long before I see results?
Yoga is not only an exercise it is a lifestyle. To fully benefit from Yoga you need to continue to expand your thought process around the practice and seek improvements in a continuum. Many people experience sense of greater well being after one class but as you continue to take more classes improvements come in gradual increments.
What are spiritual benefits?
Yoga helps an individual evolve spiritually as it enables an individual to understand and accept their life situation and experiences from a broader perspective, thereby increasing faith in a higher process of life and faith in God and the goodness of life. We experience a spiritual awakening because we make a deeper connection with other human beings the natural world and ourselves.
What are emotional benefits?
Yoga frees the mind from anxiety, worry and tension and transforms negative emotions, traits and behaviors into positive and higher states. It makes an individual more sensitive, caring and compassionate to the needs of others. It helps in all personal relationships at home, at work and in society and improves an individual’s work efficiency and professionalism.