The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root meaning to bind or join, and so in the truest sense of the word, the practice of yoga is to join the body, mind and soul. Today, what often draws people to yoga is the physical practice of the yoga postures and all of the benefits they offer. Yoga as a physical practice, both strengthens and lengthens the body and as a form of exercise offers many physical health benefits. In addition to this, yoga offers relaxation techniques as part of the practice, which become highly helpful to learn and adopt day-to-day in this busy world that we live in.
If you have been thinking about starting yoga, the 4 week Introduction to Yoga course at Aspire Fitness and Rehabilitation could be just what you are after. The course will be led by our Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Yoga Teacher Zoe Bauer. With a maximum class number of 8 students, Zoe will be able to offer you the appropriate guidance for your skill level and ensure the postures are appropriate for your body.
We have heard more often than not that the reason that people don’t begin yoga is from worry that they are not flexible enough, strong enough, or they have gone to a studio and tried out a class and the class is too advanced.
We believe that everyone should try yoga as there are so many facets to it that work for all body types. Some may want to become more flexible, some may want to become stronger, some may need to work on core strength, and some may want to learn relaxation and mindfulness techniques. Yoga offers all of this and because yoga teaches us that your practice is your own, you can take from a class what is most beneficial to you.
As part of this course, each participant has the option to add-on a 30 minute one-on-one session with Zoe, if you desire the extra guidance.
Whether you want to try yoga for the first time, work on your flexibility, eventually practice at a studio, this course will equip you with the skills to begin your yoga journey in whatever capacity you wish.