Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.
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What is Yoga?

Yoga is said to have originated in India about 26,000 years ago. Translated from Sanskrit (the ancient language of India), the word yoga means “to control”, “to yoke”, or “to unite”. The union is between the self and the spirit. I know this can sound deep to some of us, and it is, but the more that I delve into my yoga journey, the more I realize and the more I want to learn.

People look to try yoga for many reasons.  Some are drawn to the hot power Vinyasa class for the amazing workout that it brings, while others are considering a meditation practice to become more centered and relaxed. Maybe your doctor has told you to give it a try, but you don’t know where to start. Or, maybe you're nervous to because the pictures you see online are intimidating, with beautiful people in seemingly impossible poses.  Whatever your reason for starting a yoga practice… Welcome!  If you are like me, you will have questions upon questions, but together, we can help you find your path.

What are the benefits of Yoga?

• Increased flexibility
• Increased strength
• Increased balance
• Increased stamina
• Improved body alignment/ protection from injury


• Stress reduction
• Increased body awareness
• Better sleep
• Relaxation
• Calms and centers the nervous system

True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life.  Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming.  Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.