The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit.
What is commonly referred to as "yoga" can be more accurately described by the Sanskrit word asana, which refers to the practice of physical postures or poses. Asana is only one of the eight "limbs" of yoga, the majority of which are more concerned with mental and spiritual well-being than physical activity. In the West, however, the words asana and yoga are often used interchangeably.
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 postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement (vinyasa-style yoga) or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose. The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the tradition in which the teacher has trained.
Types of Yoga offered at 2 Wolves: (please note our schedule may change and the best way to stay updated is via the "calendar" page of this website plus joining our facebook page and newsletter for last minute announcements. Thanks!)
Creative Flow/Candlelight Yoga: These classes are a creative expression and a unique blend of meditation, vinyasa style asana, pranayama, chant , mantra & yogic philosophy. If you are interested in a class for strengthening, cleansing, relaxation and fun, please join us! All levels of age, fitness and experience are welcome, even total beginners.
Vinyasa: This Vinyasa style yoga class offers an atmosphere that allows students to leave everything at the door and surrender to their practice. This class encourages students to step out of their comfort zone while staying true to themselves and honoring their body. The aim of each class is that every student leaves feeling connected, grounded, and fulfilled. This is a fun, playful class that students of all levels will enjoy and benefit from.
Prenatal Yoga : Prenatal Yoga uses postures, breathing, and meditation to help ease pregnancy, delivery and the after effects of birth. The classes create flexibility, focus, strength, and awareness through a gentle practice that is designed especially for the pregnant woman's needs. Prenatal Yoga classes provide a safe and supportive environment for expectant mothers and are a wonderful way to connect with other mothers-to-be. The classes are appropriate for both new and experienced yoga students. All women at any stage in their pregnancy are welcome.
Post Natal : Postnatal Yoga class is a great way to support the body's recovery after birth. In Postnatal Yoga classes, postures, breathing techniques, and meditation offer a practice that supports healing, relaxation, and toning. Mothers may bring their babies for an experience that incorporates yoga and bonding with the baby. These classes are a wonderful way to connect with other new mothers in a supportive and healthy environment. Postnatal classes are appropriate for women from about four to six weeks postpartum and up until about six months, or when baby begins to crawl.
Little Yogis!: Little Yogis allows the child to discover the yoga studio and their growing active community with the comfort of a parent o r caregiver present. The class includes music, yoga games and creative movement to inspire play and support physical and emotional growth.
Drop-off Yoga: Drop-off Yoga for 3-5 yrs old is an opportunity for children to have time away from parent or caregiver while developing their yoga practice through play. This class is filled with laughter, imagination, music, story telling and lots of CREATIVE asana (poses).
Kids' Yoga: After School yoga is an opportunity to stretch out, play, relax and rejuvenate. This 45 minute class will include 30 minutes of asana, a meditation and community sharing time. See you on your mat!
Chakra Yoga: To begin, we'll use breath and poses to find each of the seven energy centers, and how each center contributes to the vibrant flow up and down the central channel in the torso. 7 Chakras; we'll imagine colors to distinguish each; we'll hear sounds to discern the distinct areas; various asanas (poses) will allow us to feel these strong energy centers. Then, lying, sitting, standing, we'll explore how open, balanced hips allow ease in the flow of vital energy throughout the body. Breath practice, Chakra exploration, exemplary poses. Open the capacity of The Seven Chakras.
Yin Yoga and Sound Healing:
Practice poses of Yin Yoga to the magical sounds of live music a crystal bowl, violin, bells, and voice. Relax down into gravity; experience deep peace in your body and soul; open your sides and back and hips with slow Yin asanas that lubricate the joints, while soothing your heart and mind with delightful currents of music and breath. As the light increases, yet the cold remains, warm up everything—body and spirit. Yin is Feminine; yielding, reflective, soothing, slow, on the ground. Heidi's ancient chants and melodies penetrate senses and waft the pose with fluid vocal meditation. Settle your soul. Refresh your self; practice peace. This Yin Yoga practice is suitable for beginners, or those with more yoga experience.
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