Just as there are many types of yoga to practice, there are many levels of skill within each of those types of yoga. Balance Your Life Yoga’s style of yoga is mostly a hatha style. Hatha yoga refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. There may be times we dip into some restorative or yin style, but mostly the classes will be hatha. A Yoga classes require loose, comfortable clothing. Yoga is usually practiced in bare feet to get the healing benefits of ‘grounding,’ but socks especially made for yoga may also be used. Participants usually choose to bring their own mat, but mats can also be supplied, if needed.
Private Group Classes Given Each Week
WEEKLY ONSITE CLASSES- From corporate offices, factories and plants to church groups, small businesses, and emergency responders, Balance Your Life Yoga’s goal is to assist in finding a time and place to regularly practice yoga which works for busy schedules. Whether it’s an early morning energizing class before work, a stress reduction and refocus class at lunch, or an evening reset class before going home, yoga is a practice that is versatile enough to fit in any time of day. Classes offered are 60 minutes long. See CLASS DESCRIPTIONS for the type of yoga that would best fit your group.
REWARDS - An incentive for attendance in weekly classes will be a prize given to each participation who has 100% attendance for the month. Other attendees will have an entry for each time they attend class, and a prize will be given to one lucky person who wins a monthly drawing for each site. A Google spreadsheet can be created and shared with health and wellness directors to keep track of attendance for each class so that attendees may be rewarded in other ways or for insurance purposes.
Health Benefits Presentation and Yoga Class
Not able to commit to a regular weekly yoga class, but still want to share the benefits of yoga with your employees? One-day workshops are available from 1 to 3 hours in length to assist in understanding the benefits of yoga and exercise to the mind and body, finding poses which are beneficial and workable throughout the day in an office/classroom/workspace, and ways to increase mental space for creativity and positive thinking in any setting. Workshops mix direct instruction of the benefits of exercise, hydration, meditation, and positive thinking with a yoga practice either on the mat or in the chair.
Customized Yoga Practice to Reflect Your Target Theme or Message
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains are hidden retreat centers in the surrounding area of the Catawba Valley of North Carolina which are aimed at providing a beautiful and peaceful space to gather and collaborate toward a common goal. What better way to offer rejuvenation than a yoga class? Offering weekend classes for your retreat, the yoga mats, materials, and instructor are brought to you. Classes offered are either 60 minutes, 90 minutes, or 120 minutes long. See Class Descriptions for the type of class which would best fit your group. Collaboration between the leader of the retreat and yoga teacher is possible so that the yoga practice reflects key points of the main messages of the retreat.
An Open Class Available to Everyone
Community yoga is what is called an “open class” because it is open to anyone in the community at that location and time. Generally, classes are $5 each person for a 60-75 minute long class. This is a great way to get an extra yoga practice in if you are at a facility where yoga is only held once a week, or if you’ve missed your regularly scheduled class for some reason. It’s a great way to meet new people in your community if you are new, or if you are wanting something a little different than a Netflix binge. Yoga participants usually bring their own mats, but we’ll have a few extra on-hand if it’s a spur-of-the-moment decision to attend. Watch the calendar on this website for community yoga events as there may be additions, or “one-time only” community yoga opportunities.