Yoga at 8

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Yoga

Take Control

Morning classes...

Whether you want to take better control of your life, your body, or simply your day, start by setting the tone with intention and purpose. Routine and structure help to discipline the mind and our Hatha-based flow will leave you feeling refreshed and flexible enough to take on whatever life throws your way! This class is designed to leave you feeling strong and refreshed enough to take on the day, without feeling drained or overworked.

Women of Wednesday

Sorry gentlemen, this one is for the ladies!

Explore a combination of postures to realign the body and mind while releasing negativity, and boosting confidence through various forms of yoga, movement, and expression. Join a community of strong, purpose-driven women. Whether your goal is to take on the world, meet a friend, or get some time to yourself, this class is a great place to start... (Oh yeah, and a great workout too)

What is Hatha Yoga?

Indian Traditional Yoga

Hatha [translating to force/stubbornness] is one of many forms of Indian Traditional Yoga. It is said to be the base of yoga and since its origin - dating back to as early as the 11th century- Hatha has been influenced by other art forms and has turned into an incredible way to control the body and gain control over the mind with balance and purpose using asanas (poses) and pranayama (breath.) Although practiced differently everywhere, the objective is representing a connection between the individual practitioner and the universe. Letting go of that which doesn't serve us, while getting to know the body before asking it to perform!

FAQ

Frequently asked questions...

- What should I wear?
Something comfortable. Poses are done lying down, seated, standing, and occasionally inverted. All footwear is to be removed at the door.
**There are no change rooms available at this time, please come prepared!**

- What should I bring?
Please bring minimal items at this time. *ie: yourself, a water bottle. A yoga mat is not necessary - classes are performed on a clean, soft surface.

- I am new and I am nervous, should I be nervous?
There is no need to be nervous, it is preferred that everyone starts with a fresh mind every day. But you're more than welcome (encouraged!) even if or when you're nervous.

What is Yoga?

A way of life...

Yoga is a way of life, but that doesn't mean you have to be sitting silently, in uncomfortable positions for hours on end! It's about becoming the best version of yourself. In its simplest terms, yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning "union" and it is through yoga that we unite the body, mind, and spirit through posture, breath, and concentration (often served with a side dish of philosophy). Though there are endless types of yoga, at Yoga @ 8 we are rooted in traditional Hatha yoga with twists and additions to suit the demands of the modern world.

Realign

Recharge...

Most of our days are spent doing repetitive tasks and ignoring certain parts of the body while over-working others. It's important to take the time to focus on yourself and realign your body and breath. Recharge and realign your spine through a series of bends, folds, twists, and turns as we carefully guide the body to be more comfortable and better able to conquer each day with ease.

Strength, Flexibility, Balance.

Endless benefits...

Yoga is a great addition to any fitness routine or training program! Whether you sit at a desk all day, or you're a professional athlete, chances are good you're missing some important muscle groups. Through intentionally holding poses with long, comfortable, and steady holds we aim to build overall strength and balance while improving our flexibility both physically and mentally.

Who can join?

Anyone. EVERYONE.

Anyone and everyone! Yoga has very few requirements other than respect and focus. Yoga is a lifestyle, and your specific practice depends on your body, goals, and dedication. Our classes are designed to fit everybody from those who are brand new to yoga, to experienced practitioners. Any level of fitness, any level of knowledge (or lack of knowledge) is welcome.
Your practice is your practice and we are here to guide you in a safe and positive space. *It's advised to check with your healthcare adviser before adding any new physical activity to your wellness routine, especially those who are recovering from an injury and those who are pregnant.