Therapeutic Yoga Because Gentle Is the New Strong

We teach differently than other studios–we focus on therapeutic yoga. From a therapeutic standpoint, we teach our students the alignment and practice that will build strength in their bodies like no other studio can. The motto, “Gentle is the new strong” could summarize our thoughts on the results.  Some of the results are awe-inspiring. The stories have warmed our hearts beyond belief. Students who used to have debilitating chronic pain have found relief. A student who struggled to breathe and speak without needing to stop mid-sentence can now do so with ease. The fear of falling and not being able to get up, leave a student’s list of concerns after a few weeks of private lessons. A child with special needs, is able to relax in a room with other people and make eye contact. These results can’t be labeled, priced, or compared. These are achievements that we couldn’t be more proud to have facilitated with our gentle, therapeutic approach. Contrary to popular belief, there is strength in being soft. Power does not come by pulling and pushing things into place, in fact, it comes by humbly giving and taking. In all aspects of life, whether they be business affairs, relationships, money, or experiences, true strength is not developed through force, but through the heart. Trusting in the power of letting things flow naturally through your passion, takes more strength and courage than forcing a square peg into a round hole. There are a thousand ways for what’s meant to be to be. However, the harder you push for perfection, the more you exhaust your resources. Good things will come...

The Meaning of Wellness

We often take our health and wellness for granted, not considering how the small ways in which we may neglect our wellness can often add up over time resulting in disease or serious ailments. Consider the following questions: 1) Do you take your wellness and health for granted until an injury, illness or serious chronic flares up? 2) Is your view of wellness black and white? Do you believe you are either well or well, sick or not sick? 3) Or do you react only when you become sick, experience pain or are diagnosed with something? 4) Do you consider and work on implementing daily preventive measures to mange your health and wellness over the long-term? 5) Do understand wellness as reflected only in your physical body or do you take a broader, more holistic perspective that might include mental health and emotional health? If you answered “yes” to questions one, two and three it is possible that you are taking a limited view of your health and wellness, focusing only physical symptoms and taking the “quick-fix” route to feeling better. The challenge with this approach is that wellness is not black and white. Disease and illness are the physical manifestations we experience but the underlying causes may be the result of less tangible factors we may not see or feel in the moment. The forth and fifth questions ask us to take a more holistic view of wellness. What we do each and everyday will impact us in the future. These questions lead to an exploration of wellness much deeper and more expansive then just the outward physical...