This site was created to serve you with information about yoga practice with the instructor: JR. Thank you to all the students who requested an online schedule, and additional background information regarding yoga practice, resulting in this website.
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To bring the benefits of yoga practice to people who might otherwise overlook it. Encouraging students to think of yoga practice in terms of its service to their lives and needs, and presenting it as an exercise and meditational form that requires only the effort and ability that we are able to bring to it, reaping the short term rewards of inner peace, better sleep, and ongoing calm demeanor, as well as the long term rewards of increased physical strength, flexibility and the possibility of profound mental and spiritual change.
A COMMON MISCONCEPTION: STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE a HATHA YOGA CLASS.
This is untrue. Strength and flexibility are a by-product of consistent yoga practice, but they are not required to take class. Students who make regular yoga practice part of their lives will probably notice over time, that they are achieving higher levels of flexibility and strength, but those levels are not required to make a start. Hatha Yoga practice should be approached with a "come as you are" attitude. We need nothing more than we have, to begin.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Comfortable, flexible, form fitting clothing is recommended. Warmth during practice is beneficial, so layers are recommended for unheated classes. Loose clothing or jewelry may get in the way of practice, or distract us, so neither are recommended. Tight clothing, or inflexible fabrics like canvas or denim can bind, leading to an uncomfortable practice, and are also not recommended. Bare feet, or specially designed "yoga socks" or "sticky socks" are recommended.