Yoga

Everyday, millions of people around the world practice yoga to improve their wellbeing. While the origins of yoga are debatable, there is no doubt that the benefits of this old tradition have survived the test of time over many centuries. The name literally means “to unite” reflecting the core yoga philosophy of uniting the wellness of mind, body, and spirit.

Originating in ancient India hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years ago, the practice of yoga was popularized to the rest of the world over the past few decades. By separating the core values of mind and body fitness from the theological and religious aspects often associated with its origins, the practice of yoga became accessible to people of all backgrounds and traditions.

The modern practice of yoga emphasizing discipline and control over body and mind fitness and aspiring to the wholesome wellness of the individual is a welcoming concept to all.  The benefits of yoga, which have withstood the test of time over many centuries, have been verified by modern science in contemporary studies showing the value of yoga exercises for various present-day ailments such as low back pain, heart disease, and depression. If you have not tried it yet, it is about time. There is something in yoga for everyone, and Naya is your home for a new beginning.

IYENGAR YOGA…
A widely recognized form of Yoga, the Iyengar method is known for its attention to correct physical alignment. Using specialized props and poses, this class will help you develop better mobility and steadiness. Duration: 75 minutes 

HATHA YOGA…
With Ha meaning “sun” and tha meaning “moon,” Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance by uniting opposites. Utilizing a sequence of physical postures (known as Asanas) we develop a balance of strength and flexibility. We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose. Hatha yoga asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment. Duration: 75 minutes

VINYASA YOGA…
“Vinyasa” is derived from the Sanskrit term nyasa, which means “to place,” and the prefix vi, “in a special way”—as in the arrangement of notes in a raga, the steps along a path to the top of a mountain, or the linking of one asana to the next. In the yoga world the most common understanding of vinyasa is as a flowing sequence of specific asanas coordinated with the movements of the breath. A dynamic link of movement and breath, our Vinyasa sessions offer a revitalizing mind-body experience. In a creative sequence of challenging moves, the class will test your endurance, flexibility and strength. Duration: 75 minutes. 

ASHTANGA YOGA…
The Asthtanga Primary series is a series of postures in logical sequence designed to open and strengthen the body. Each posture is an introduction to the next, and joined together with the breath to create a rhythmic experience. Combined with some Vinyasas, this class creates warmth in the body and focuses on core strength. Duration: 75 minutes.

YIN YOGA AND YOGA NIDRA…
In a gentle, yet intense session, this class focuses on long-held floor poses (asanas) linked with breathing exercise to help you relax while stretching and strengthening deep connective tissues. Providing you with a calming experience, this session will compliment the other dynamic yoga and pilates classes we offer. Duration: 75 minutes

PRE & POSTNATAL YOGA…
For expectant mothers, you will strengthen the uterus, pelviC and core muscles, increase flexibility and coordination, improve circulation & digestion, and exercise the spine, thus alleviating many common discomforts. Our class is specially designed for all stages of your pregnancy, with special modifications for each trimester. NOTE: students should be past their first trimester before joining a prenatal class. Duration: 75 minutes