WHoly Formed Yoga is designed to reach out to each person’s physical needs. While you are getting a great workout, I personally want each person to get the healing benefits that yoga, pliates, and deep stretching in a Christ-centered environment can bring. These benefits are both physical and spiritual.
WHoly Formed Yoga classes are non-competitive allowing you to do only what your body allows you to do. We relax, de-stress and have fun working out to Praise and Worship Music!
What does the class consist of?
A combination of stretches, body postures, core work.
What does it involve?
Classes begin with a centering exercise out of a pose that allows you to let go of the stresses of the day while taking a few moments to help you get in touch with your breath. Then we move through poses to start warming up the body coming into standing poses and ending with deep stretching and ab work. Classes last approximately 45- 55 minutes concluding with a short session of complete relaxation lying on the floor in ‘peace pose’.
What if I’m not very flexible?
You do not have to be flexible to do yoga. Yoga will help out with your flexibility. After attending for class for several weeks, you will notice a big difference. There are modifications for all poses and each person works at their own level.
What are the benefits?
Yoga is beneficial for people of all ages, and all abilities, from athletes to people with illnesses such as arthritis and muscular sclerosis, which affect flexibility and mobility. It is good for respiratory system and blood oxygenation, aids relaxation, helps to strengthen the spine, increases suppleness & flexibility and aids mobility. Helps reduce and control anxiety, depression and other stress related conditions. Yoga classes will enable you to become balanced emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically.
Before each class, inform the instructor of any health problems you may be experiencing ~ for example, knee, neck, or soreness, stomach cramps, headache, dizziness, etc. Never, ever force your body further than it can comfortably go. If you have any concerns about your health, check with your own doctor before beginning the class.
Important Note: Try not to pay attention to what others are doing but allow your body to move in a way that is comfortable for you. It’s not about pushing yourself to your limits; it’s about achieving a balance between mind and body.