The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. It is a derivation of the word yuj, which means yoking, as in a team of oxen. In contemporary practice, this is often interpreted as meaning union. Yo-ga is said to be for the purpose of uniting the mind, body, and spirit.
Many people think that yoga is just stretching. But while stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility.
This is done through the performance of poses or pos-tures, each of which has specific physical benefits. The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement or more slowly to in-crease stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose. The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the yoga tradition in which the teacher has trained.
Our teachers are trained in Hatha, Nidra, Kundalini, Ayengar and Vinyasa Flow.