Here at YO1, we have a team of certified Yoga instructors who will guide you in a safe practice to help deepen your understanding of Yoga physically, mentally, and spiritually. We offer group classes as well as private sessions in various Yoga techniques such as (but not limited to) Hatha yoga, Meditation, Aqua Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Therapeutic and alignment-based yoga, Pranayama, Kriyas, and Yoga Nidra. In our scheduled group classes, we offer our guests Hatha Yoga.
Our compassionate experts use their experience, understanding, and wisdom to guide guests through a series of yoga postures and cleansing techniques that will help guests experience a newfound peace and confidence. Our yoga therapies seek to not only calm the mind and leave guests feeling revitalized but promote optimal health of the body and longevity.
We understand here at YO1 that everybody is unique, and people will be of various experience levels. We accommodate through offering private sessions, adjustments in class, and through use of modifications and props to help support you as best as possible. Hatha yoga helps to strengthen the body and the mind gain flexibility, strength, stamina, and balance.
Kriyas are cleansing techniques that we offer here at YO1 everyday between 6:30 to 7:00 AM. These purifying practices that we offer have wide-ranging health benefits, by bringing balance to the physical and pranic body. Jala Neti (Neti pot), Sutra Neti, Kapalabhati (skull shining breath), Vamana Dhouti and Trataka are some of the kriyas that are offered at YO1.
Nasal Cleansing Through Lukewarm Saline Water
Frontal Cleansing Breathing Exercise
Gazing Eye Exercises
Nasal Cleansing With A Disposable Rubber Catheter
Stomach Cleansing Through Lukewarm Saline/Herbal Water
Asana or Yoga postures are performed to improve flexibility, strength, and balance. The use of breathing and focus during practice can help relieve stress and anxiety. The yoga postures are not just simple physical exercises but rather used holistically as a mind-body practice to improve physical, mental, and spiritual health. Asanas – the yoga postures are part of the Hatha yoga practice, a branch of yoga combining physical movements and breathing techniques. A number of sitting, reclining, standing, inverted, twisting, and balancing postures are taught here at YO1 as per the need.
Sun Salutations, or Surya Namaskar, are traditionally performed in the morning to greet the new day. This sequence of postures or Asanas are connected by jumping or stretching movements and can be a complete practice in itself or can prepare you for a longer Yogasana routine. Each time you flow through this sequence of postures, one should synchronize the breath with the movements of the body. Sun Salutations provide a good cardiovascular workout, stretch every part of the body, and when used with breath, coordinate the body with the mind. This sequence of practice takes the spine through almost every possible range of motion. Surya Namaskar can be used as a warm-up routine.
Pranayama or Yogic breathing is defined as the “control of life force – Prana,” and is aimed at increasing vital energy in the body and mind. In our group classes, as well as individual private classes, classical breathing techniques are taught that help regulate the entire body and mind. Yogic breathing techniques reduce anxiety and depression and positively impact mood. The various Pranayamas that are taught at YO1 are:
Alternate Nostril Breathing Exercises
Right Nostril Breathing
Psychic Breathing Exercises
For this technique, the guest sits in a comfortable posture with their eyes closed. The guest then inhales through the nose by congesting the throat, creating a hoarse gushing sound. This is repeated in the exhalation process too and should be carried out for 5 to 10 rounds.
Cooling Breath Exercise
Hissing Breath Exercise
Sheetkari Pranayama is recommended for yogis who have difficulty practicing Sheetali Pranayama and is used to regulate the body temperature and still the mind. It also controls hunger and thirst, reduces stress, helps lower blood pressure and benefits those fighting insomnia.
Humming Bee Breathing Exercises
Bellows Breathing Exercises
Meditation is about training ourselves in awareness. One is learning to observe thoughts or feelings, without judgment and eventually start to understand them. It helps to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state by easing the mind and reducing stress. Types of meditations we offer here are Mantra meditation, breath awareness, Vipassana, and guided/ visual meditations. Meditation helps fight addictions, improves sleep, helps control pain, reduces stress and anxiety, promotes clearer thinking and brain power, increase attention span and memory, enhances self-awareness, promotes emotional health and may lower blood pressure.
Yoga Nidra or Psychic Sleep is a guided relaxation where one achieves a state between wakefulness and sleep. The awareness is internalized in Yoga Nidra which is sleep with full awareness. In the practice of Yoga Nidra, the body sleeps but the mind remains awake listening to the instructions. The instructor verbally guides one through a journey of body, mind, spirit, and breath exploration as well as using images and verbal cues to help one feel deeply relaxed, moving in and out of this hypnogogic state. Yoga Nidra heals trauma, reduces PMS symptoms, improves sleep, lower stress levels, and reduces chronic pain.
Vinyasa Yoga is a steady and continuous flow of postures that incorporates breath with movement. Surya Namaskar, or Sun Salutations are a key part of a Vinyasa yoga class. Sun salutations help align the chakras and brings the body the energy of the sun thus increasing vitality. Vinyasa Yoga also builds internal heat and can help to detoxify the body. This yoga style’s fast-paced and athletic, strength-building approach also helps to improve cardiovascular and respiratory health and increase bone density.
Restorative Yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching with the use of props to support the body in a way that gravity aids in the performance. Postures are held for a longer duration so that one will have more time to settle into the pose and truly relax. Restorative Yoga helps reduce cortisol levels in the body which may help you lose subcutaneous body fat, boosts the immune system, optimizes energy flow to the organs, reduces the fight or flight stress response, speeds up the healing process, and soothes the emotions.