About Us





At Yogi Life, we are committed to sharing the wisdom of yoga in a safe and nurturing atmosphere in order to bring greater health, happiness and well-being into the lives of those in our community. We strive to impart this knowledge in the spirit of healing, love, transformation, and service. We share a vision of higher states of consciousness and embrace the path of self-realization.

 



Core Values

Respect the source of yoga:
At Yogi Life, we highlight the importance of acknowledging the traditional teachings of yoga back into everything we do both on and off the mat. The yoga classes are not only about building up a sweat, they are about giving you the tools, insights, and knowingness to become the most magnificent version of yourself.




Service:
Our community welcomes all bodies, backgrounds, budgets, sexual orientations, and individual expressions of being. We are creative, adventurous and open-minded.




Friendship and Teamwork:
Together, we amplify our own potential by supporting others in the community with whom you trust, who inspire you, whose wisdom you can draw upon. We strive to understand the needs of others and foster fairness, integrity, and mutual trust in all our interactions with employees and clients.




Happiness:
We provide health and happiness both physically and mentally. If the studio family is happy, the world will become a happier place.




Health:
As nurses, we have a strong belief in disease prevention, symptom alleviation, and emotional health.


What is Yoga?

Yoga is a vast ancient healing science that originates from India and has been practiced for thousands of years to improve people’s health. The perceptions derived from its practice form the backbone and the greatness of India, which for centuries has been legendary. Yoga is an ancient discipline that unites body and mind. It is a practical philosophy involving every aspect of a person being. It encourages the evolution of the individual through the development of self-discipline and self-awareness.

Yoga works primarily with the energy in the body using “asanas” (poses) through the science of pranayama “breath”. Yoga teaches how, through breath-control, to still the mind and attain the higher state of awareness.




Why Yogi Life?
 
Yogi Life is all about interlacing lessons we learn on our mat to our everyday living. As we learn to be patient, forgiving of our bodies, or strive to focus during asana practice, we can definitely use these lessons when we are faced with adversity in our lives. Yoga stills the thought waves of the mind and helps you achieve liberation and relict from many kinds of suffering. A yogi is one that practices yoga. This we create into our lifestyle.

YOGA IS A WAY OF LIVING… it doesn’t stop on the mat.




Sanskrit Terms:
 
Sanskrit: Ancient language of India used in yoga
 
Asana: Yoga pose or posture
 
Surya Namaskar: Sun Salutation
 
Vinyasa: A linking movement similar to a Sun Salutation that connects the asanas during classes
 
Savasana: An all time favorite…corpse pose the part where you lie down at the start and end of class- a pose of utmost importance in relation to the nervous system
 
Pranayama: Various Breathing exercises that profoundly benefit all systems; UJJAYI BREATHING “victorious breath”
 
Bandhas: Internal muscular locks used to store energy built during a yoga practice