Monday, March 4, 2013
Practicing yoga is great but how can we bring the lessons of yoga off the mat into our relationships to strengthen them too?
Yoga as a practice is a way to strengthen, stretch, balance and relax in our bodies. But there are many benefits of a yoga practice that can apply off the mat as well. One of the areas where yoga can be helpful is in relationships. Not just the romantic kind, but all relationships: those we have at work, with friends, with family and of course, with our romantic partners. What are some of these lessons and how do you relate each to yoga? Build a strong foundation. Every yoga pose starts with the foundation. If the foundation is unsteady, the whole pose falls apart. “Foundation” also refers to what is at the floor, so it speaks to things like “feet” in standing postures and the chest, or the shoulders, perhaps, in a pose on the floor. In…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The brightly-lit studio occupied ample space on the third floor above City Feed. It is one of the few area studios to offer hot yoga.
The afternoon before JP Centre Yoga Studio opened, JP Patch took a tour and had a talk with cofounders Sejal Shah and Daniel Max. The new studio occupies a well-lit space on the third floor above City Feed on Centre Street. JP Patch: JP has quite an ecosystem of yoga classes and studios. Why did you decide to join it? Daniel Max: It combines my two passions: yoga and JP. Sejal Shah: [JP] feels like a home, like it has everything I need....there's defintely enough demand for everyone. It's just a new option for people in the area. What trends are you seeing in yoga? Max: It's evolving. It's speaking to a lot of different people in a lot of different ways. Shah: "I have the perspective of someone sitting at a computer for eight hours a …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Confused about what kind of yoga class to select? Here are some tips so you can make a better choice.
As a yoga teacher, I write my class descriptions for the websites of the studios where I hold classes. I’m often asked what certain things mean in class descriptions and how to know what kind of class to select. Here are some tips to help you make a good choice for you: Finding a class that fits your needs and interests can take some time. I suggest that people with no yoga experience try a beginner’s class to start and to try at least 3 of these before moving to an open or all levels class. I also suggest that if you take a class and don’t have a great first experience, try it at least once more before you decide it’s not for you. Sometimes, it takes another try before you can decide completely. Lastly, if you’re really not sure from the …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Nominations are open through July 9. Blissful Monkey has already been nominated. Where are the fans of the neighborhood's other studios?
Saturday, June 16, 2012
It's no stretch to say that JP is a hotbed of yoga. Which studio do you like best when you need to get your Dog Facing Downward?
JP is lucky to have several yoga studios. Which one is best for you? We took nominations through July 9; voting runs through Aug. 17.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Local healing arts studio features "Parenting Yoga" among other exercise and meditation classes.
Akasha Studio at 14 Mehan St. (behind Doyle's) offers classes on meditation and healing practices. The studio opened in November. In addition to its own staff Akasha is open to visiting healing arts practitioners, and the studio is available for individual meditation, relaxation, and exercising. Reiki—a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation—and massage therapy are offered. The studio also displays local artwork, and Liam Carleton is artist-in-residence specializing in illustration and mixed media. “On a day-to-day basis, we’d like to offer you a calm corner in which to relax and read, and a quiet space in which to meditate, ground, center and ascend, as well as a space to enjoy your asana practice along with others,” reads…