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- $71 for one month of unlimited yoga and fitness classes ($285 value)
- $35 for five yoga or fitness classes ($125 value)
- $53 for ten yoga or fitness classes ($185 value)
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Three Things to Know About Yoga
Few fitness disciplines meld relaxation and strength-building like yoga. Read on to learn about its surprising origins and incredible diversity.
1. In Sanskrit, yoga means “union.” (The word shares a root with the English word “yoke.”) The things being united are the mind, body, and breath, as practitioners use motion to guide the thoughts toward peaceful awareness and away from the funny-looking dog walking past the studio window.
2. Historically, strength and flexibility were probably just side benefits. In fact, some of the first Indian yogis to arrive to the U.S. explicitly rejected asanas, or postures, as a distraction from meditation. Recent research by yogi and scholar Mark Singleton indicates that, starting in the 1920s, a Scandinavian fitness system known as Primitive Gymnastics became wildly popular in India, and began to meld with far older yoga traditions that were more concerned with breath and focus. Around the same time, other teachers in India traveled the country teaching strengthening and combat techniques under the guise of yoga, in the hopes of preparing to rise against British rule. This complex stew of influences eventually produced the blend of movement and meditation most Westerners recognize as yoga today.
3. Today an estimated 20–30 million North Americans practice yoga. What that looks like in practice is wildly diverse—everything from sweaty, tolerance-testing hot yoga to quick-flowing vinyasa yoga to “laughter yoga,” which combines yogic breathing with deliberate laughter to ease stress. One of yoga’s greatest virtues is its adaptability: props make classes accessible to older students, and prenatal classes teach pregnant women poses that take into account their extra-stretchy ligaments and tendency toward lower-back pain.
Soul In Motion Yoga
At Soul in Motion Yoga, there's a class for everyone, even the kids. Newbies to yoga can learn the basics in a slow-flow beginner class that also introduces meditation and breathing techniques. More experienced yogis can opt to downward-dog their way into hot, power, and all-level flow courses. Power yoga takes place in a slightly heated room, with a focus on core strength, endurance, and weight loss—as does hot yoga, which also teaches you to become comfortable sweating profusely around strangers. Kids' classes incorporate interactive games, dancing, and fun postures to help teach basic yoga poses.