Balance for Life Fitness Center

 
YOGA

 

Yoga focuses on challenging you physically, emotionally, and mentally but you don’t have to be flexible and in shape before you start. Also keep in mind that yoga is not goal oriented. Accomplishing complicated poses is not the focus of the practice. Rather the focus is on the process and learning about yourself.

Yoga Classes

Your first class is free at Balance for Life call 651-415-9500 to schedule!

All classes are taught by a Certified Yoga Instructor.
All classes are small 2-8 people.
Classes with fewer than 2 are subject to cancellation.

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We offer several types of Yoga Classes:

 

Beginner Chair Assisted Yoga

Gain strength, body awareness, cardiorespiratory fitness, and flexibility in this yoga practice that uses a chair for assistance as needed. Go at your own pace and learn technique and alignment of basic yoga poses. Modifications are presented as needed and joint safety is emphasized. Stress management and a general feeling of well-being are among the positive outcomes from regular participation in this type of yoga practice.

 

 

De-Stress Yoga

De-Stress Yoga will help relieve stress from the mind and body through the combination of pranayama (breath work), and gentle restorative yoga poses for all ability levels. Class will begin with a very slow and gentle warm up to get in tune with the body, then move through poses to stretch the body and release tension. Class will close with savasana (relaxed meditation). A lot of props will be used as needed throughout class to get you comfortable and aid in relaxation.

 

Vinyasa Yoga

This is an all levels vinyasa inspired yoga class designed to move from pose to pose. The focus is on breathing through the transitions of poses that will build upon each other with a flow like quality to help increase flexibility, strength and stamina. This class is designed for all levels but you must be able to comfortably transition up and down off the floor.

 

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a quiet, meditative practice focuses on the passive holding of postures for longer periods of time, anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes. Through mindful muscle relaxation, access is gained to the deeper tissues, such as the ligaments, fascia, and even the joints especially the hips, pelvis and lower spine. This style encourages the opening and relaxation of the body. Longer holds and focused breathing give rise to a nourishing and grounding practice. Benefits you can expect are increased mobility in the body, lowering of stress levels, more flexibility in joints and connective tissue. Suitable for all levels of students.

 

Gentle Yoga

This gentle yoga flow class offers a safe and accessible place for people of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities to gain strength and flexibility in a body positive and supported environment. We will focus on alignment, slow transitions between poses and creative sequencing as we work together to explore the practice of yoga.

 

Curvy Yoga 

Curvy Yoga classes provide a body positive, safe, supportive space for men and women in bodies of all shapes, sizes and abilities. Classes are thoughtfully sequenced and modifications are offered to allow those with curvy bodies to develop strength, balance and flexibility safely. Together we will focus on alignment based yoga, using props and pose modifications to fit your unique body and develop a yoga practice. The class serves you in the body you are living in today. Suitable for all sizes of curvy, all fitness levels, beginners always welcome. Many people don’t start yoga because they don’t feel they are small enough or flexible enough to do it. If you feel that way, join this class, Yoga is for you!

 

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is about finding balance between the body and the breath.  This slow flowing class emphasizes alignment.  Longer held postures allow time for the body to find comfort and ease in their practice.  The practice calms the nervous system and invigorates the body.  Modifications are offered so that students may adapt the class to their comfort level. 


Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga offers space to explore total body relaxation and rejuvenation.  In our daily world being “busy” has become a feeling; total body relaxation is our best antidote to stress. Restorative yoga gives you a place to step away from stress and find rest, and if you desire,deep meditation. This practice works on our nervous system by supporting you in a few relaxing poses. Most poses are held for 10-20 minutes and are supported by a variety of props.  Everyone is welcome to attend this class.

 

Slow Flow Yoga

In slow flow we take the principles of moving with your breath and slow it down as we move mindfully to deepen into postures, working to create strength, flexibility and balance.  Slow Flow is ideal for people who are newer to yoga, want to focus on safe alignment, play with props, build strength and crave movement.  



BFL does provide mats but encourages you to purchase one from our store and bring it with you for each class.



Private Yoga Sessions

Interested in private sessions, get started today with a free one hour consultation click here!

This is a great option for people that are not comfortable in a class or want the customization that a private session offers.  The instructor plans the session based on your individual goals, health history and strengths and weaknesses.

Yoga can reduce stress, increase flexibility and tone your muscles.
  

Here are some general benefits from Yoga:

  1. STRESS relief
  2. Inner peace and calm, this world moves at a fast time, calm your mind and body even if it is just for one hour of your day
  3. Increase flexibility in the muscles and the range of motion in the joints
  4. Improved balance
  5. Increased strength and tone muscles
  6. Improved posture
  7. Weight loss and weight management
  8. Increased overall energy
  9. Improved sleep
  10. Heightened mental and intuitive awareness
  11. Increased body awareness
  12. Improved hormonal balance 
  13. Brain synchronization and brain fitness
  14. Whole body detoxification

 


How to get started

  • If you want Private Yoga sessions: Call 651-415-9500 to schedule a complimentary consultation session with one of our Yoga Instructors. Our staff will help you choose the right trainer for you.
  • If you want to start classes nowClick here to look at class schedule and descriptions. Choose a package and buy online. If you don't see what you want, call us at 651-415-9500 and we can register you over the phone.
  • You need more guidance. Call us at 651-415-9500. After finding out your particular needs and wants, we'll help you choose the best option for you.

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.