If you're new to yoga, you may feel a little intimidated by the whole process. After all, it requires you to move your body and breathe in a manner you’re not accustomed to, while you try to find your inner calm. And even though your trainer may be calm and patient while they teach you the poses, getting those right may feel like a herculean task at first. But no worries! At YO1, we ensure that you have fun while doing yoga to get in shape.

So, here’s how you can get started on your yoga journey:

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Practice before perfection!

As you are aware, Yoga sessions involve participants doing odd poses (or asanas) to make the body feel physically active. But what you need to realize is that it's okay if you can't get into them right away. We all have to start somewhere, and it's all about the progress we make, not perfection. There is nothing to feel silly or embarrassed about, because it is all about embracing your inner self!

people in a yoga class

Get your basics right

Yoga is all about connecting your body, mind, and breath. At YO1, we have a team of certified Yoga instructors who guide you in a safe environment to help you deepen your understanding of Yoga physically, mentally, and spiritually. The sessions — viz. Group Yoga, Meditation, Restorative Yoga, Therapeutic and alignment-based yoga, Pranayama, Kriyas, and Yoga Nidra, help you focus on your breath and moving slowly and deliberately.

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Keep calm and breathe

One of the main benefits of yoga is it helps you open up your lungs through a series of breathing exercises. This not only helps you be more aware of your breathing mechanism, but also rids your body of excess phlegm and mucous, while improving the blood flow to your brain and overall improving your lungs’ elasticity. At YO1, we engage participants in a series of breathing exercises like the Kapalbhati, Sutra Neti, Surya Bhedana, to name a few.

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Strike the right pose

At YO1, yoga therapy sessions include both physical and mental asanas, meaning you get to rejuvenate both mind and your body. Asanas like Vinyasa Yoga and Suryanamaskar aim to strengthen your physicality while improving your cardiovascular and respiratory health, among other benefits. The asanas are designed to boost your overall fitness and energy levels.

Restore your balance

Yoga sessions at YO1 are all about relaxing and connecting with self! For instance, through Restorative Yoga, you can find it easy to slow down and open your body through passive stretching by using supporting props to help the body in terms of exercises that align with gravity. It requires you to stay in the postures for a longer time, so that you can have more time to comfortably adapt to the pose, while relaxing the whole time.

At YO1, we believe that yoga is about more than just a physical practice but is also about mindfulness and self-care. Hence, our yoga therapy sessions help sync your mind and body in harmony. So, take your time to meditate or do some deep breathing exercises. In the end, it’s about taking one step at a time. Also, listening to your body when it wants to take a break– sometimes just lying in savasana (aka "corpse pose") can be the most rejuvenating part of your practice.

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In conclusion

Yoga can be a fun way to get in shape while connecting with yourself. YO1 yoga therapy encourages mindfulness and relaxation through both mediation and exercises. In the end, progress is more important than perfection. Take your time to master your practice, and to adapt to the poses. And most importantly, remember that yoga is all about relaxing your mind and body.


Q: What is yoga, and what are its benefits?
A: Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. It involves a combination of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation. The benefits of yoga include improved flexibility, strength, and balance, as well as reduced stress and anxiety levels, better sleep, and increased overall well-being.

Q: What types of yoga sessions are available at YO1 Longevity and Health Resorts?
A: YO1 offers a variety of guided yoga sessions, including Hatha, Vinyasa, and Kundalini yoga. Our expert instructors lead group sessions that are suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners.


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What is Ayurveda?

Practiced by the great sages of ancient India, Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of holistic medicine defined as Knowledge of Life (Ayu meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge). It describes the healthy and unhealthy state of life (mind and body) and describes the methods of balancing unhealthy conditions. Ayurveda focuses on the wellness of every person as a whole. Since the constitution differs from person to person, the wellness therapies also differ and are unique to every individual.

What is Naturopathy?

Human beings have remarkable recuperative powers that can heal the body on its own without external chemical or surgical interference, which simply suppresses symptoms but does not heal nor remove the root cause of the disease. Naturopathy seeks to heal the body by promoting its own internal processes. Naturopathy gives importance to internal hygienic conditions using healing therapies such as Dietetics, Hydrotherapy, Mud therapy, Reflexology, and Massage, among others.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a lifestyle, to be incorporated. It includes practices like Kriyas, Asanas, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra, Meditation etc.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a holistic energy healing technique where a certified healer directs universal energy to the person who seeks healing. This restores your emotional, physical and spiritual energy.

What is included in your all-inclusive package?

If you choose our all-inclusive package, you will get a well-appointed luxurious room, Ayurvedic therapies, Naturopathic therapies ( hydrotherapy, massage, mud therapy, reflexology, dietetics) yoga sessions, acupuncture, all meals, all amenities, and a personal wellness consultation.

What types of food do you have?

Our culinary program is based on a wholesome, balanced and portioned diet. All of the food served at YO1 is locally sourced, organic, and sustainable. The ingredients that are used are free of harmful chemicals, alkaline, and genetic modification to create meals that promote an optimum state of health.

Where are you located?

We are located in the tranquil Catskills Mountains in Monticello, New York. Resting on over 1,300 acres of pristine landscape, including the historic and impressive Kutsher property, YO1 is easily accessible and offers guests the fresh air and serenity needed to make the profound changes in their lives that they are seeking.




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